I have learned about green smoothies from Victoria’s books and learned how to prepare really delicious ones while participating in the Joy for Life retreat in April.
Then I was visiting my family and was told that my six year old granddaughter had been taking Prilosec and similar drugs for her stomach aches for months, but nothing helped.
I was horrified that a physician would prescribe such medication for a little child.
I immediately began making green smoothies for my little grand daughter and her five year old brother, which they loved! She would even get me out of bed in the mornings, asking for green smoothie. On the third day, her stomach-ache went away!!
This was six months ago and she's still off Prilosec and on green smoothies. Her stomach aches are completely gone. One time, my grandson was stung by bees. I applied some green smoothie on the red area, and it took the pain away immediately. I'm enclosing a picture I took of them. I bought them a toy blender that we put the smoothies in and she pretends she made them in that. Both my grandchildren love choosing produce for our green smoothies, and helping with the preparation.
I have two older granddaughters that drink green smoothies also, and a baby granddaughter who will be having fresh vegetables and fruits made in the blender instead of store-bought, when she is old enough for solid foods.
Gabriele A., California
We found a great location for our next Joy for Life retreat in California.
The retreat will happen at Aldersgate Retreat & Cultural Center in Pacific Palisades, 10 minutes walking distance from the beach, and 30 minutes driving from Los Angeles Airport.
Dates of the retreat: February 7-13, 2010
Space is limited to 40 participants.
For further details and to sign up please follow this link: www.joyforliferetreat.com
World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14 November in over 163 countries.
Once again the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization will be teamed up to share their version of "health" and how to treat diabetes.
While the majority of the people involved in this campaign no doubt have good intentions and want to make a difference, unfortunately their message simply isn't working which is evident with the diabetes statistics... Over the last 20 years the world population has grown by 30%. During that same time the population of diabetics in the world has grown by 766%!
That's why we support Raw for Thirty Team in their efforts to spread REAL health information out about diabetes and how to effectively reverse it. Logo of Raw for 30 here, the one we use on our homepage.