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Who you gonna call, Part VI Pricey skin creams, technologies, proprietary extracts and processes . . .

Continuing down the equal opportunity path of busting up overpriced network-marketed “health” products–I’ve tried many of them over the years, from NuSkin to Arbonne to MaryKay to Melaleuca.   Maybe some of them have given me better skin as a result.   But now, instead of little tubes of $30 creams, I put a little […]

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interrupting our regularly scheduled programming . . .

DH and DS (internet-speak for Dear Husband and Dear Son) came home from visiting a family who just moved into our church congregation. They reported at dinner that the wife said, “I heard your wife has this website, GreenSmoothieGirl.com, so I checked it out.   That’s quite a hobby she has going!”  You don’t have […]

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Who you gonna call: Part V Really expensive candy that won’t make you healthy

Moving on to the Xocai chocolate people: they have a great sales pitch! They show the ORAC score of cacao (chocolate), and it’s way impressive.   Right up there with goji berries.   I like to use a little raw cacao for that very reason, in my recipes.   But, my friends . . . […]

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Who you gonna call, Part IV: network-marketed juices, pills, candy, and skin creams . . .

The juices . . . Xango, Noni, Pharmanex, and some brand-new ones . . .   I’ll get some furious emails for this one, because the juice folks are plentiful and have absolute religious fervor about their $30 bottles of juice from the tippy tops of mountains half a world away.   There’s a new […]

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Who you gonna call? Part III: nutrition advice from personal trainers

My friend Cheryl told me at the gym the other day that she got online with a “Virtual Personal Trainer.”   This guy has quite a following here locally and helped a friend of Cheryl’s.   She  said to the trainer, “I’m trying to be vegan.   Can you help me increase my muscle mass […]

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Who you gonna call? Part II: I have more stuff to say about the diet docs

I thought I was done taking down the high-protein, fad-diet, doctor-scam-artists.   But I want to say a bit more, starting with this quote from “Dr. Atkins’ Health Revolution”:   “Imagine losing weight with a diet that lets you have bacon and eggs for breakfast, heavy cream in your coffee, plenty of meat and even […]

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heart disease and degenerating DNA

[I'll come back to "Who You Gonna Call" blogging on the false gods of nutrition, tomorrow . . .]   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I have 100 lbs. to lose, am on Lipitor for high cholesterol, and started drinking green smoothies a few weeks ago.   My cholesterol has begun to come way down, but my HDL […]

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Who you gonna call? Part I: fat diet doctors and celebs

This starts a multi-part blog about the false gods we worship in the field of nutrition.   First, I often wonder why people buy diet programs from overweight doctors in poor health.  The worst offender is Dr. Robert Atkins.   I would say “was,” but of course his  company and family are still raking in […]

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raw sweet potatoes and Jamaican cheese

Costco has the coolest new item in produce: raw sweet-potatos, peeled and cut in  sticks.   Sweet potatoes are something you may not have eaten RAW before, but they’re crunchy, mild, and best of all, one of just a handful of foods that have all of the eight amino acids your body cannot manufacture on […]

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tips for eating right inexpensively

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I can’t afford to eat the way you suggest. Any ideas? A:   Most people base their purchasing decisions on taste, convenience, price, appearance, and shelf life. Of course, what tastes good is dictated by our addictions, and you know if you read my blog that sugar is the most addictive […]

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