I wanted to share with you a little of my story. Nearly 5 years ago, my daughter decided, that after searching the internet for a “natural acne solution” , that she was going to go on this 6 week program of a mostly raw food diet. I thought it was a bit extreme, but I decided to do it with her to be supportive. We knew nothing of a raw food diet, had no previous knowledge of it and no expectations, except that it should help my daughter’s acne.
At the time, I was nearly crippled with arthritis. I had had my right knee replaced a few years earlier and my left was in need of replacement at that time. We had just installed an elevator in our home because I could barely climb stairs. After just 4 weeks into the raw food diet, we flew out to CO to visit my sister and I forgot my arthritis medicine, which I could not get out of bed without. I thought I probably had a day or two before the meds were out of my system and I wouldn’t be able to walk. But it never happened. From that day forward I have never taken another arthritis pill, Alieve, or Tylenol, nothing.
This was my wake up call. It was such an “in my face” message that it is ALL about food. It is as much about what you do eat as what you don’t eat.
It was at about week 6 that I knew that I could not be happy with my new found health, unless I shared what I had learned and experienced with everyone I could reach. That was when I decided to create Get Real Get Raw.
I had NEVER heard that arthritis was reversible, but I want you add two words to your vocabulary today. Raw Foods. Foods that are eaten in their whole, natural, uncooked and unprocessed state. They contain all the minerals and vitamins that ours bodies need to thrieve and function. I encourage everyone of you to google search “Raw Foods…. “ cancer, diabetis, athletes, IBS, autism. There is a World of information out there on the healing powers of raw foods. Every single person who has gone on a raw food diet has an incredible story of healing to share. Most people discover raw foods when they are very ill or a family member is very ill. I don’t want people to wait until then.
Although I believe in the power of a raw food diet when you are very ill, our goal is not to recruit raw foodist but do want to educate people on the healing power of raw foods. Every single raw food that you add to your daily diet is powerful and important and adding GREENS is the real magic. Just adding one organic green smoothie like the Groothie, to your day is a huge big deal and a giant step forward.
The Standard American Diet today consists of mostly processed junk, not real food that truly feeds our bodies. When I started GRGR, I worked on creating an easy, delicious way to provide the body with a powerful dose of real honest nutrients and that was the beginning of the Groothie. Greens are the perfect food and when they are blended, they are medicinal and healing. I wanted to find a way to get people to consume more greens and that is by adding them to a fruit smoothie.
Since I created the Groothie, I have heard countless stories of improved health from diabeties, arthritis, ADD …by simply making a healthy green smoothie a part of their everyday life.