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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Roxy's Got the Green Vibrance Going On... Drinking Pond Scum to Fight Fatigue

I haven't said a lot here about the constant fatigue I've been battling for several months, mostly because I like to serve up answers instead of questions and I'm still in the midst of working it out... with a little help from nutritionist Corinne Bush at the Far Hills Pharmacy. However, as I was drinking my daily dose of pond scum in the name of Green Vibrance, I snapped a photo to share with all of you -- one of those "you have to see it to believe it." Before adding the little packet of Green Vibrance 9.0, that was a bright red glass of V8... now green black as the top of the type pond I wouldn't choose for swimming. When Dr. Glenn Davis of Chester Medical Associates couldn't find any reason for my fatigue in his analysis of my blood work, he referred me to nutritionist Corinne Bush, with Rex as an enthusiastic supporter who credits her with saving his life two years ago. One of the questions she asked me was to name my favorite five vegetables... "corn, potatoes, tomatoes, string beans, carrots." She gave me the last three just so I'd have something to start from, but noted that while I may not be quite as anti-vegetable as my daughters, I don't seem to get a lot of green in my diet.

The ingredients read like something a spammer might leave behind on my WordPress blog: spirulina, alfalfa, barley, oat, wheat grass juice powder, hydrilla verticillata, alfalfa sprout powder, Kamut grass juice powder, pharmaceutical grade soft cell Chlorella, parsley and beet juice powder, freeze dried Zucchini powder, carrot root powder, freeze dried green bean powder, broccoli sprout powder and freeze dried spinach powder for nutrient dense health support; soy lecithn poder, Vitamin E, and Policosanol for for cell membrane and nerve support; larch arabinogalactan, stablized brown rice bran, whole apple powder and milled flaxseed representing the high fiber foods and probiotics... the list goes on and on. Aunt Veg and Uncle Quiet were here for their annual visit, and militant vegan Aunt Veg gave it her seal of approval... though I'm sure she wishes I'd join her for a big bowl of tofu, mushrooms, and broccoli instead.

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2 comments:

Scotty said...

this reminds me, what ever happened to those veggie cartoons... they were a hoot :)

UPrinting said...

That's a lot of vegetables all in one drink! If that doesn't help you with your fatigue I don't know what will. I hope you do feel better, get lots of rest and sleep too!