I have become a lover of "the green smoothie revolution" after taking Victoria Boutenko's week-long course at Stewart Hot Springs (near Mt. Shasta) exactly 14 months ago (in September of 2010).
For me, the diet consists of 40% the bitterest greens, 60% the sweetest fruits, a lot of coconut & avocado (so I do NOT totally dis-appear), 1/2 an avocado pit, & the TOTAL NECESSITY of a Vitamax juicer that mixes all these greens & fruit into an ever-changing delicious blend. (Victoria herSelf gets most of her bitter greens from the organic farms near Ashland, OREGON -- where they give her their weeds for free because otherwise they would just be thrown out.) When I only ate these smoothies (& absolutely no-thing else) between September 27th of 2010 & Thanks-giving Day of 2010 (exactly 2 months), I lost 25 lbs., but that was because I would often drink only 1 glass a day (while giving away the rest) & was working long days as a psychotherapist without ever eating any-thing that I had to chew. Even while losing all this weight, I never felt more energetic or healthier in my life.
I hope to be at the LIVING FOODS GROUP sale on this very Sunday (November 27th) to buy any items that will assist mySelf or others in pursuing this diet. If anyone is interested in this diet, you can e-mail me at: eliyahu108@... or be at the sale at Dorleen's garage (662 29th Avenue): yes, it is only a 1 day SALE on this Sunday (November 27th). I will be buying items on the way to the unspeakably beautiful impressionist portrait paintings at the PISSARRO exhibit at the PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR (just walking distance away from the sale & on that Sunday the PALACE closes at 5:15 PM). The SALE at the garage is open to every-body from 11:33 AM to 3:33 PM & not only to members of the LIVING FOODS GROUP -- of which I AM an (expired)) card-carrying member. At the time of 1:11 PM, I promise to be at the sale at 11 seconds past the minute -- for anyone who wants to buy items to start their own GREEN SMOOTHIE REVOLUTION. I will answer questions or help them buy their own necessary items. I mySELF may buy up all the enemas since I AM so full of shit.
To elaborate on this last point, it must be admitted that both Victoria & mySelf made the dis-covery that an essential element of making this green smoothie diet work for us is THE COFFEE ENEMA. The reason I plan to buy up all the enema kits is because I have discovered that I have an endless amount of shit with in-side mySelf. If you want to find out about this diet from the BIG ONE HER-SELF, you can go to Victoria's web-site at: www.rawfamily.com
This may be your date with destiny if you are into into finding a raw foods diet that will ACTUALLY WORK to give you health.
Like Victoria Boutenko, I lived on fruit for many years (when I lived for over 3 years in Hawaii) & got a terrible case of CANDIDA; then I lived on wheat-grass for many years (with the assistance of Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Health Institute on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston & her friends at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego & her personal friend Eva Moen of the wheatgrass farm in the Mission District of San Francisco) & (like Victoria) I got mySelf TOTALLY NAUSEOUS & I could NO LONGER drink another glass of wheat-grass juice without wanting to PUKE. It is ONLY when the sweet fruit was combined with the bitterest greens that I arrived at my own optimum health diet & found my own path to be "forever young."
So on this Thanks-giving Day, I AM so grateful for having found a diet that actually works for me.
I do remain your friend: Elliott Isenberg, Ph.D. (the 3 letters of the Ph.D. do -- yes DO-DO -- stand for PILED HIGHER & DEEPER)