So here is the clip from my Good Morning America piece! It aired live Saturday morning, and the response has been INSANE. As soon as the piece aired, thousands and thousands of people clicked to the ABC website, with about 13,000 people clicking through to my blog. Many thousands more have come to visit since then! I believe we have really touched a nerve. It speaks loud and clear that people are interested in detoxing and cleansing, and what that really means and how to do that- not just turn to the prevalent “quick-fix” fads that are floating around out there!
I have gotten several hundred emails and comments to answer in the last few days- so I will get to every one of them, and thanks for your patience as I work my way through! I am trying to spent a few hours each evening doing some at a time, after I finish my work for the day. Please remember that it hard for me to go into depth with personal questions, since I don’t have know your health and dietary background. If you would like to set up a phone consultation (which I would have to charge for, or I would be on the phone all day! :) ), that is a possibility if you’d like to email me. Otherwise, I will answer all of you as best (and as quickly!) as possible, and please stay tuned here for lots more posts coming. For you that are new to the blog, I usually post 2-3 times per week.
As I was watching the clip- oh and by the way we did it live twice, one for the earlier segment and one for the later- and this one is longer and far better I think with more info, it struck me how funny this is:
We talk about these foods in general in our diet contributing to toxins:
I am a huge advocate of weaning ourselves slowly off these food groups- animal products, alcohol, gluten, refined sugar, and caffeine- but taking incremental and progressive steps. Otherwise, we run the risk of autointoxication, getting more sick than when we started because we awaken poison drastically and don’t extract it adequately from the body, and/or feeling deprived and going right back to our old habits…or worse!
But seriously, look at this food!! I mean, really look at it. It’s actually quite, um…UGLY! It’s all brown and dark or pasty white. Or worse, a pink slab of rotting by the second, red-meat carcass. BARF!!!!! Processed up the wazoo. When you really take a step back and look at it, you can see how this food would have to, over time slowly poison us, and see that myriad chemical and processing steps were taken to get it to look like that! And its all so tiny! The quantities I mean. When you eat those kinds of foods with super concentrated proteins and high density calories, no wonder everyone is getting bigger and bigger and still hungry, still unsatisfied, and still can’t lose any weight!
THEN, it’s like…“Follow me to the land of abundance, my friend!” As the host and I walked over to the other part of the set, this is what you see:
Beautiful, huge piles of fruits and vegetables, a whole abundance of gorgeous greens and produce from the earth! When we eat food like this, we are easily getting so much assimilated and digestible minerals, fiber, vitamins, that of course we are going to feel great, have more energy, and purify and cleanse our body on an ongoing basis! I mean, I don’t think I really have to convince you…look at the difference in the two pictures!! :)
A few items about the Green Smoothie that many of you have asked me:
1. YES you need a decent blender. You can NOT make this in a food processor. Your blender needs to be able to get this smooth- if it is chunky it will taste disgusting and grainy. If you don’t have a decent blender, I think it is worth the investment.
If that’s not possible right now, then blend it smooth and if it gets warm b/c it takes a while, put it in the fridge the night before so it cools before morning.
2. The Green Smoothie keeps for about 2-3 days max in the fridge. Keep it covered. You can half the recipe if you prefer to make it more often. You should drink at least 16 ounces a day.
Green smoothies are also a part of my water cleanse, something you should consider when feeling sluggish or bogged down.
Well, I’ll write more soon. Come visit again!
And have a beautiful, wonderful day!