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fish oil vs flax oil

Fish oil vs flax oil: which is better?   Fish oils are rich in Essential Fatty Acids, and most people  have thought for the past 10+ years that they are the best source.   This is because  research on EFAs focused on the fish oils for many years.   A very recent study said those […]

benifits of flax seed

Yesterday I wrote about the benifits of flax seed.   (I misspelled that word on purpose—long story.)   Possibly the very best way to get Essential Fatty Acids is in the form of flax and/or its oil.   However, two cautions are in order.   First, smell the seeds when you purchase them (and look […]

health benefits of flax

Today I start blogging, in several parts, on good fats.   Hopefully Myth #3 of my Nutrition Manifesto has convinced you to get plenty of good fats in your diet every day?   This week, I’ll post a new YouTube vid showing how to make Flax-Veggie crackers to address ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, today’s and tomorrow’s […]

getting enough B12

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I was reading about how difficult it is for anyone to get B12.   Do you take any supplements? I’ve transitioned to a raw diet, and assumed all my needs are covered by the massive amounts of fruits and veggies I eat.   A:   You’ll be receiving Myth 4 any day […]

you have the face you deserve

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, is that photo on the homepage really you at 41, or is it an old photo like Ann Landers used to use?   Did you retouch the photo? A: I shouldn’t even run this question, because it’s so self-serving.   But it comes from a European reader, and it’s funny, no?   […]

iron supplements

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, my little girl is anemic and also has been constipated for years. She is taking a prescription iron supplement and also Miralax. Couldn’t I tweak her diet for better iron absorption or something without overloading her on beef, liver, etc?  A:   You’ve read about the beef recall. I would skip the […]

a day in the life . . .

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I’m trying to figure out what to feed my family, now that we’re committed to eating right, so I’m wondering what your family eats every day.   Could you just give me like  a “day in the life . . .”? A: Sure.   It’s not that this is the ultimate […]

sprouting seeds and nuts

Q: ABOUT SEEDS: In your granola recipe, you indicate soaking sunflower/pumpkin seeds overnight makes them living plants.   I had understood this (making them living plants) didn’t happen until you could see the beginning of sprouting.   Can you do this with flax seeds, soak them overnight and add them to the green smoothie?   […]

Probiotics and digestive enzymes

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl,  what’s a good probiotic/enzyme you recommend? A: Probiotics and enzymes are two different things.   I like Pharmanex’s probiotic called ProBio because their scientists, whom I know and trust, have isolated a proprietary strain that supports all the others.   I can obtain these at wholesale cost for anyone who writes me, […]

kefir grains

The next three days, I’m going to post some Q&A on subjects related to my recipe collection.   These are questions some  truth-seeking readers have asked: Q: ABOUT KEFIR GRAINS: I understand they are “friendly bacteria” that “keep on giving.”   They ferment milk into living organisms right?   Therefore, do they live indefinitely, and […]