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Texas Tour, Part 5: Wendy and Janet in Austin, Young Moms Serving Health

Robyn Openshaw - Nov 04, 2011 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

As Kristin says, our Texas trip was “pure abundance.” She and I always talk about relationships that are “all good things,” versus relationships or activities or thoughts that are scarcity-oriented or damaging rather than nurturing. We met lots of Texans who are gravitating towards a lifestyle of abundance, even while the culture around them sinks further into “scarcity places” of obesity, illness, and loss.

(Do we not become obese from a long period of scarcity thinking? For instance, “If I don’t eat this now, I don’t know when I’ll get it again.” Or, “I’m so tired, this is the only pleasure in my day.”)

A group of moms packed into a car for the drive into Austin and enthusiastically told me their stories after class. Two of them, in this video, are busy, with 4 and 6 children, respectively. They pretty and young—but Janet overcame some absolutely debilitating health problems. Both of these moms confess to doing my entire 12 Steps program.

What a rush, to know that 10 children are the beneficiaries of the effort of these two women. I’m so proud of young moms who take the time to become educated, and then opt out of “what everybody else is doing.” Listen to their story here (I somehow heard Wendy’s friends calling her Whitney, so Kristin was tasked with covering that up in this video–sorry I’m a dork, Wendy!):

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6 thoughts on “Texas Tour, Part 5: Wendy and Janet in Austin, Young Moms Serving Health”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You mentioned the meal planner in this video. When is that coming out. I was one of the testers and have told everyone about it and we can’t wait!

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Jo, my editor is a bottleneck right now. She’s editing our Readers’ Favorites books, Volume 1 and 2 (just the fact that we have two volumes tells you how many great recipes we got from readers and how big that project is!) She’s also working on my annual update to the 12 Steps manual, which is my biggest one ever. She’s just finished Junk Food Dude’s Yummy Healthy Recipes…..and then the Menu Planner is right behind all that. So, we have all of our testers’ feedback and we’re just waiting for our editor to come out with the edits, incorporating the feedback. Unfortunately I think we are a couple of months out, sorry!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Robyn – I have no notorious health issues, nor any life altering diseases/maladies. I am merely a 47 year old woman married (2nd marriage) to a 34 year old man, and want to be able to pretend I am his age as long as possibe! We have a somewhat thriving business in Yuma, Arizona and I follow your blog, and also the blog of Mark Sisson – Mark’s Daily Apple, which is the antithesis of yours. Quite honestly, I feel much better when I consume animal proteins and fats, and too many greens make me bloated, constipated, and crabby! However, I do very well with fruits. I am 5’4 and weigh approximately 120 – 125 ( depending on the day and indulgence!) and would absolutely love to “go green ” and also acknowledge that I don’t have a health issue so much as a poor self image issue. I don’t know what else to say other than please reply! It’s 2:45 in Yuma, Az. I considered driving back up to Phoenix (I was there this morning) but I don’t think I can. My little sister lives in Glendale and I sent her a text to see if she could go. Frankly, I don’t know what I’m asking other than “flesh or fruits”! We operate a small chain of covnenience stores/gas stations, and we always acknowledge that even though junk food is what brings the customers in, what can we do with out employees? 🙂 Interesting dilema. I know it’s a scattered post, but I’m off today and wanted to send my thoughts.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Hi Sandra, that would require a book to respond to, and my entire program and books revolve around the answers to your questions. I would recommend you explore the content on the GSG site, and read 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Also read Dr Joel Furhman, Dr John McDougall, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn (treats Bill Clinton, now a vegan), Dr. Colin Campbell, Doug Graham, Mike Adams, Jim Simmons, and many others referenced in my books or easily found on the internet, Amazon, etc. If you want to stay young, raw plant foods are the closest thing to a fountain of youth you can find!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am a health food nut and an avid green smoothie drinker, but I have a couple of questions that i haven’t been able to find answers to.

    First: I don’t understand the importance of eating a primarily raw food diet, as from what I understand, the acids in the stomach (pepsin, HCL, etc) denature the proteins and enzymes, rendering them inert. I was wondering if you could clear this up for me.

    And second: I have been using agave as a substitute sweetener for a while now, however, upon reading more about it, I have discovered that it is almost purely fructose. How is this any better for us that regular table sugar of high fructose corn syrup?

    I know you are very busy, but when you get a chance, if you could clear these concerns of mine, I would truly appreciate it.


    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Collin, proteins are broken down but not “denatured,” and enzymes in food have been found intact far past the stomach. Please read my article on agave and Dr. Mercola’s claims, under ARTICLES on the site. 🙂

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