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…

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’s The Best Way to Get Omegas? Fish oil? Nooooo!

Animal and vegetable sources of omegas: salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves, rapeseed oil

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are “essential” because our bodies do not produce them–we must get them from food on a regular basis. These fats, also called “Omegas,” are excellent for neurological health and cardiovascular health. But if you ask most Americans how they get their EFA Omega 3 benefits, you’ll most likely be told, “fish…

13 Top Raw Almonds Nutrition Benefits (And How To Get Truly Raw Almonds)

Raw Almonds in a tree

Got your eye on raw almonds in this year’s Group Buy?  The most potent nutrition benefits and best taste come from truly raw almonds. But unless you have a direct connection to an almond trees grower (and we do!), truly raw almonds are impossible to buy because of regulations that require pasteurization and fumigation of…

Forget CALORIES. Let’s talk about the VIBRATIONS of food!

Forget CALORIES. Let’s talk about the VIBRATIONS of food!

The way you’re thinking about food is all wrong. And I have something special for you today. It’s not your fault that you’ve been chasing down bunny trails, with the way you evaluate your food choices. The food industry wants you counting calories, and grams of proteins, fats, and carbs. (They sell more processed, manufactured,…

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…

Low Libido and Nutrition: 10 Health Hacks For A Better Sex Drive

Low Libido and Nutrition: 10 Health Hacks For A Better Sex Drive

If you’re GreenSmoothieGirl, many people know you’re single, some people know you’re a former sex therapist, and everybody knows you know a lot about nutrition…..my point is, people tell me stuff. Turns out, lots of women, and some men, too, are suffering with sexual dysfunction, or just a lack of interest in sex, period. Why…