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Getting off meds on a GSG diet

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jan 22, 2009

The BEST kind of evangelizing there is, is the EXAMPLE kind.   Just do what you do, and people will ask–no lectures or persuasion needed.   I was just writing in my book about how Victoria Boutenko used to run people down in the Safeway and tell them they needed to eat a raw-food diet.   It’s a funny image.   That is Never. Gonna. Work.

But there is no shortage of miserable, ill people, and they are looking for a prophet–anyone who knows more than they do, anyone experiencing good health, anyone willing to help.   I know that a lot of you are helping others, many of you helping LOTS of others, and I want to hear about that in the questionnaire.   Because my new book challenges readers to not stop at just changing their own health, but at influencing others you care about (who in turn influence more people, and more people, and it never ends–it becomes quantum).   It’s RADICAL.   Not like the teenagers use the word, but like the original definition.

I got a call this morning from a man who has lost 80 lbs. and bought a Total Blender on GreenSmoothieGirl.com, asking the usual questions about how much to feed the kids, how long it keeps in the fridge, etc.   He said he got an email blast from his doctor, an M.D., saying,

“Here’s a link to something that will absolutely change your life, that has the power to help you lose 100 lbs. or more, with no other lifestyle change.   DO IT.”  

And what was that “something?”   It was a link to my goofy little 3-min. home-video green smoothie demo on YouTube that has now had 50,000 hits.   Green smoothies rock.

Posted in: 12 Steps To Whole Food, Green Smoothies, Nutrition, Parenting, Standard American Diet, Testimonials

11 thoughts on “Getting off meds on a GSG diet”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    soo cool! what an awesome story! what a great md too (i want that dr who cares!)

    question–where can i order the agave? would I just do it in person and pick it up at your house? should I email you about it?!(just didn’t want to get lost in there)

  2. Interesting… I sent the video link to my practice earlier this month and Ihave been sharing the link with many.

    But, I must tell you. I dislike the word “evangilize.” It has many negative implications.

  3. http:// says:

    I have one case of agave here for you if you want it. I’m taking off for San Diego tomorrow for the weekend, but email me Monday if you want a case ($130, four gals).

    I’m also putting together a really cool buy on common GSG recipe items like 5# increments of raw walnuts, dried apricots, shredded coconut, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, stuff like that for the co-ops now established through this web site. Stand by on that–I should have details in the next couple of weeks, for February.

  4. http:// says:

    Good point.

  5. Anonymous says:

    For your book title, how about “Green Smoothie Solution”

  6. So, congrats with all the hits you are getting! That is awesome! I know you are out of town for a while but I have a major question! I have been reading the pH miracle and was a little confused when he said that all fermented foods are bad- because they are acidic. He was referring to these types of foods: tempeh, miso, tamari, pickles, etc…

    And he recommends whole soybeans, edamame, tofu, soybean oil, and lecithin. So now I’m really confused because I was really taking every word in. He also says that fish are okay even though there is the chance of mercury poisoning- he said that the good fats outnumber the whole mercury thing.

    Have you read this book? It is by Robert Young who is a descendant (great, great grandson) of Brigham Young and his wife. They do this program where they analyze blood samples and the pH of urine.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I wish I lived up the road from you!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have not adopted the GSG diet yet but have otherwise overhauled my nutrition. This includes substituting plant based protein for animal protein. The reason for my post is to agree with your comment about evangelizing without lectures or persuasion. I have inadvertently become the “health nut” and people approach me with questions. Wow!

  9. http:// says:

    Tricia, yes, Dr. Young advocates for an alkalarian diet, and that goes one (BIG) step further than the GSG diet, to eliminate even acidic foods that are whole foods. My response to this is addressed in Ch. 12.

    A 100% raw diet and an alkalarian diet are two, much more restrictive ways of eating that I approve of but feel that the vast majority of people are not ready for. People with cancer should adopt a fully alkalarian diet immediately. If you are ready to get on an even more “strait and narrow path,” then yes, eliminate that as well as other acidic foods (like bananas).

    If you are struggling with just staying off processed foods and eating 60% raw, then I would recommend staying with the GSG program for now.

  10. I am looking to buy a high powered blender, either a blend tech or vita mix. I am so torn as to what I should do!! I have read so many mixed reviews. Since you are a master smoothie maker what would you suggest? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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