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fall/winter planting: get heirloom garden seeds

If you garden, you should use nonhybridized, untreated, non-genetically modified seeds, known as “heirloom.”   Much of what you get at the local nursery has been chemically treated or mildly radiated to not produce offspring (so the seeds cannot be stored for more than one season).   Or their genetic components have been changed, so […]

where to buy unrefined salt . . . part 2 of 2

This continues a review of one of my favorite things, OHCS, and a link for where to buy completely unrefined salt. A double-blind study done in Austria in 2003 examined the effects of  drinking a minimum of 1.5 liters of water with  table salt, versus 1.5 liters of water with Original Himalayan Crystal Salt (OHCS). […]

best salts for health . . . part 1 of 2

Do you suspect you have mineral deficiencies?   I hope this review of one of my favorite products will help you.   I think many people, even those eating a  decent diet, have mineral absorption problems.   I have been studying reasons for that.   I don’t have all the answers, but here’s one rather […]

Boycott Jif peanut butter

You probably don’t buy Jif brand peanut butter anyway, but what I saw at Costco today completely amazed me.   It’s a new low in deceptive advertising.   The boxes containing Jif Crunchy and Creamy Peanut Butter had this printed all over them:   Made with no partially hydrogenated oils!   So I was intrigued, […]

another daily food log from a plant eater

I got a bunch of emails from the “lurkers” who never write on this blog, saying they like food logs, and MORE, PLEASE.   That’ll give me something to say if I ever have a day where I’m running low–but OMG I have so much to write about in the next month or two!!   […]

What about OXALATES in spinach?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Some people think you should lightly cook your spinach and other greens before eating them. Is it safe to eat them raw? Answer: This is an excerpt from Ch. 1 of my e-book, 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   It is both safe and good to eat spinach raw, which I have done […]

Product review: best nutritious frozen dessert

I’m going to be reviewing my favorite products in the coming weeks, things people ask me about that I recommend–with links on where to get them, where possible.  Today you just have to know about the BEST, HIGH-NUTRITION FROZEN NON-DAIRY DESSERT for ice cream lovers.   I’ve been under a lot of stress lately because […]

beet cake, and pink smoothie, here I come

Ten and the Giant Beet

Look what I pulled out of my garden!    Tennyson is holding  a beet, the size of a cantaloupe, now washed, peeled, and cut into chunks in my freezer.   I love fall, when we can pull all the produce out of the garden and put it in jars (fermented) or in the freezer against […]

Need motivation? . . . LAST ONE! part 13

You know that my primary motive on GSG.com is to improve the health of human beings through a plant-based diet.   But today we look at figures regarding the treatment of animals raised for food in America before I officially retire this series:   Number of pigs in U.S. raised in total confinement factories where […]