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Robyn Openshaw - Jun 11, 2010 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Today I got auto-emailed by Alexa, which ranks 154,101. I am told this is incredible for a site less than 3 years old run by an internet moron. (I was clueless about the WWW 3 years ago and, sadly, continue to be.)

It tells me we have achieved a google rank of 4, that oodles of external websites link to us, and that we had 166,300 visits in the past 30 days. That 1,100 people read this blog daily.

It kind of scares me. Exciting, too, of course–since I continue to pay exactly $0.00 for advertising.

My point is that with such rapid growth (600% growth in traffic in the past year), I find more evidence of what I always say:

“People want to eat right. They don’t know how.”

200 years ago, eating was simple because choices were limited and people ate close to the land.

With an increase in choice, and technology (allowing us infinite variety in taste, texture, and color), and economies of scale, we began to remove nutrition and add chemicals to our food supply. The impact on our health has been deleterious, insidious, gradual, and profound.

I want to thank all of you who arrive at this site, get lost in it for hours, and write me emails telling me all the people in your life you’ve sent here.

Thank you for sending the young moms here (dads too). They alone have the power to change the direction we are collectively going, to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and the trending upward of diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, and more.

I’m humbled by what has happened to this little site and blog. I’m overwhelmed by all the information I want to develop to address the questions, needs–cries for help, really–that I and my little team get every day.

I love running this site. I love hearing from you. There are frustrations, too, like the fact that I can’t consult personally to everyone who writes. That I can’t write back to every personal email.

Please keep asking your questions. I will address them as I can on this blog.

Thank you for caring not only about your own health (strap the oxygen mask on yourself FIRST!) but also your children, your parents, your friends, your community.

Thank you to those who ask me to come speak. I am getting a bit more organized and am making a list of the requests I get, so I can watch for an opportunity to speak to your group when I’m in that area. My goal is always, first and foremost, to help you get enthusiastic about returning to the way your body was biologically programmed to eat. That is, less refined/processed/animal foods, and more whole/raw/plant foods. And learn quick and inexpensive ways to do that.

Please write if you have a location (seating 75 or more) and would like me to come. We’ll keep you on a list and I very much hope to get to your area.

Stand by for details we are finalizing on upcoming classes in Ogden, Lehi, Layton (all Utah), and New York City.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oooh Yay! I am so excited to hear you have a class coming soon to Ogden. I will definitely want to attend that one

  2. Anonymous says:

    your email on your site does not work

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Joe, can you give me more details about what email doesn’t work? All the email addresses under “Contact Us” go first to my customer support team. We have a new CS ticket system as of yesterday. Thanks for helping us troubleshoot.

  3. Can’t wait to see you in the Ogden area!! So my dad says green smoothies are giving him the runs. What can I recommend to help him out?? I hate for him to go off of them because I know that they’re helping him. But I know if I don’t come up with an answer quick, he’ll quit. I suggested using more romaine than spinach. But don’t see that as a good answer as they’re both fiber. . .

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Lauri, that’s the #1 “detox” reaction when you start putting whole, raw, plant foods in a body used to the Standard American Diet.

      Have him spread his daily GS over several meals/snacks combined with other foods. And wait it out, being patient–it doesn’t often last more than 2 weeks unless there’s a significant underlying gastrointestinal health problem.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Are you ever in the Seattle area? Would love to hear you speak sometime.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Sloan, watch this blog or my facebook fan page and you’ll know if I’m ever near Seattle. Thanks for asking–I hope to be there one day soon.

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