Green Smoothies for Thyroid Health? My Hashimotos Journey

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and other thyroid health disorders are becoming an epidemic, with 20 million Americans, and 200 million worldwide diagnosed with thyroid disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disease in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. According to thyroid.org, 60 percent of those with thyroid disease don’t even know that they have it! And…

A review of John Robbins’ Epic Work, The Food Revolution

A review of John Robbins’ Epic Work, The Food Revolution

The work of John Robbins is legendary. He’s the guy who turned down his birthright, running the billion-dollar Baskin Robbins Company. His father and uncle were the founders. His uncle died prematurely of heart disease, and his father was diagnosed with diabetes. And John was the only son, groomed to become CEO. His books The…

How To Beat Winter Blues

How To Beat Winter Blues

Winter is officially upon us and, for many of you, it has declared its arrival with sub-zero temperatures. As I write this, a deep freeze is settling over most of the country. Even places such as Nashville are looking at temperatures in the teens and expecting a snowy New Year. Erie, Pennsylvania saw a record…

Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

The most disturbing trend in Wellness these days is that most people have no idea what to eat. When choices were fewer, 100 years ago, how to eat for good health was so much clearer. Americans have been so steeped in the diet fads, that they’re now thoroughly confused about food. Recently, I mentioned to…

What Are Probiotics Benefits? 11 Signs You’re Deficient And What To Do About It

Probiotics Benefits

Hippocrates is famous for saying, “All disease begins in the gut.” 2500 years later, science is proving how right he was. Thousands of studies link an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract to an increasing number of physical and mental diseases, including diabetes, depression, and even Parkinsons’ disease and cancer. We’re learning that a healthy balance of “good”…

Mindful Mavericks Magazine: VIBE with GreenSmoothieGirl, Robyn Openshaw!

Mindful Mavericks Magazine: Vibe with the GreenSmoothieGirl, Robyn Openshaw

I was recently interviewed by Jen Wittman of Mindful Mavericks Magazine. Although business owners read this magazine, we got very personal about my successes, failures, and the best piece of advice I was ever given. Longtime readers know that the GreenSmoothieGirl mission has always been personal. I think you’ll enjoy this inside view into how…

Don’t Get Your Calcium From Milk

Young woman refusing to drink milk

One of the most powerful industries in America is the dairy industry, earning over $50 billion and spending over $200 million annually to spread the lie that dairy products are necessary for human children’s health. They’re smart enough to target mothers (and they started, very successfully, with our grandmothers), because parents can create habits for…

Wheat Is Good For You! (But Not How You’re Eating It)

Wheat is good for you

Food fads haven’t served America well. Not one of them has restored us to health, and that’s because each one is underpinned by profit motives, rather than scientific evidence that manipulating macronutrients, or eating specifically for your blood type, or putting your body into some kind of unnatural state, is a positive or sustainable way…