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jaw exerciser? or torture?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:  In one of Victoria Boutenko’s books, she recommends using a dental appliance that gives  a person  extra chewing time, since the green smoothies  often are used in place of 1 or 2 meals.   What is your opinion of this?   Answer: I think it’s an interesting idea, totally untested both in theory […]

how to make that amazing coconut-milk ice cream

So I’ve been a little obsessed with duplicating the Turtle Mountain chocolate “ice cream” I blogged about recently. Obsessed enough to dig the ice cream maker we got as a wedding present 20 years ago out of the basement.(It got used once. By my sister-in-law.) Using the ice cream maker, the result was fabulous.Only problem […]

a very personal blog entry

I promised recently that I’d tell you why I was stressed and my friends were dropping by with healthy treats. Like coconut-milk “ice cream” and whole-wheat pumpkin cookies and applesauce brownies. It’s hard to talk about.   I’ve had this written a while but am finally getting the courage to post it.    So here […]

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, […]