Shifting to Health Food Starting with Smoothies
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on August 12, 2012
Robyn Openshaw is from Sacramento and moved on to write health books and present lectures on the national circuit as
the Green Smoothie Girl. She recently revisited Sacramento in May for 300 people. A few days later
she interviewed a couple named Nick and Kristen who attended her free lecture in six of the 50 cities on the tour.
The couple explains how they made the transition to whole foods. Nick said he had digestive and allergy
problems that were getting worse at age 24. But after easing healthy foods into his life and
increasing his green smoothie intake, his health quickly improved. Nick says he feels more
energy. He and Kristen both lost 30 pounds in a short time.
Green Smoothie Girl is a content rich website where you can
purchase Robyn's book such as 12 Steps to Whole Foods Menu Planner, The Adventures of Junk Food Dude
and The Big Book of Green Smoothies. The website also contains a wealth of free information about nutrition
and making smoothies, which are healthy drinks made from fruit juices and organic food sources. One of the sections
exposes the myths and lies about nutrition that are filtered by big business. Some of these myths is that carbohydrates
are bad. Other myths include soy is health food, FDA-approved food is safe and milk strengthens bones.
She also takes an active stance against genetically modified food. Her interview with Grant Lundberg
of Lundberg Farms explores how America wound up getting roped into "GMO" food, which includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and
genetically engineered organsims (GEOs). Poorly executed and secretive moves by government making deals with biotech corporations in the mid 90s
led to the dangerous escalation into GMOs. She believes that if consumers reject GMOs it can drive them out of business. California currently is working
on labelling legislation to make people more aware of genetically modified foods. Lundberg is currently Co-Chair of the California Right to Know Initiative.
Not enough research has been done about genetically modified foods to know the level of danger they present. Lundberg markets non-GMO food products.
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