{VIDEO} 3 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier

Remember the Dolly Parton song, “9 to 5?” I always thought the lyric “Pour myself a cup of ambition” was a clever phrase. That little kick of courage is just ONE reason people love their coffee. Is coffee good for you, or not? Two-thirds of Americans are drinking an average of almost two cups a…

Can Sound Heal?

Sound waves

Did you know that sound waves can be destructive, or healing? When you’re feeling stressed, the usual noises around you might take on an especially grating quality. The wrong kind of song on the radio make you lunge to turn it off. You prefer silence, when you’re stressed, or soothing music. When you’re having trouble…

Can You Spot Neurotoxins On Your Food Labels?

Can You Spot Neurotoxins On Your Food Labels?

A few years ago, I was taking my turn running the snack bar at the baseball field, during one of my son’s high school games. (It’s not a task I relish, selling poison to children, but it’s a requirement, of the baseball parents.) A father at the game thought GreenSmoothieGirl selling Snickers bars and soda…

Why Do I Get Constipated or Not Lose Weight On Green Smoothies?

Why Do I Get Constipated or Not Lose Weight On Green Smoothies?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I’m drinking green smoothies, and you said they were low calorie, high nutrition! Why have I GAINED two pounds in the last two weeks? Answer: Most people quickly LOSE weight on green smoothies, and most people’s digestion improves, in my research (discussed in depth in The Green Smoothies Diet.) Logic bears that out,…

What Are Anti-Nutrients, And Should You Worry About Them In Your Food?

What are Anti-Nutrients, and should you worry about them in your food?

One of the most confusing controversies in the world of health and nutrition is the debate about ANTI-NUTRIENTS. For example, hot issues about Anti-Nutrients include but are not limited to these compounds… Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES and LECTINS. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Recent scare tactics…

What’s so bad about whey protein?

Don’t Eat Whey Protein! What Protein Is Best? As an advocate for a primarily plant-based diet, I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “But what about protein?” I’ve written about the epic obsession Americans have with protein. It’s true that some people do feel better when they get more protein in their diet,…