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winners of the Zukay Kvass Live drinks giveaway

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Three alert GreenSmoothieGirl readers won a whole case of raw, live Zukay Kvass drinks, congratulations! Cases: Jana Anderson, Wyoming Candy Nichols, Utah Rachel Langan, Pennsylvania And we had 10 winners getting a free bottle: Elizabeth Fiorentino, North Carolina Sarah English, Utah Amanda Luschin, Texas Karen Lonsdale, Utah Tracy Chappell, Idaho Amy Wilstead, Arizona Brenna Simonds, […]

Live kvass drinks giveaway today!

Zukay Live Foods sent me some of all their Kvass products to try. What’s kvass? You ferment organic, raw vegetables, and then you make juice out of it. Cultured-food habits, and gut health, is what I teach in Step 8 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Eating live, fermented probiotic-rich foods is the BEST way […]

Questions and Answers about PROTEIN

Check out these common questions about protein, with my answers: Q&A Question: What about “PERFECT PROTEINS?” Aren’t those the best? Answer: No, not at all. A “perfect” protein just means it very closely matches human flesh. In fact, proteins from plants, where the body builds from the “raw materials” of amino acids (protein’s building blocks) […]

My friends Jamie and Karma

When things get rough, my friend Jamie writes everyone she loves a group text. You’d have to know Jamie to know why this is funny: she’s the sweetest, kindest person on the planet. Gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, loves every living thing. This thing she says is code for her having a bad […]

Vaccinations and Autism

The U.S. government spent millions and concluded that their decade-long research could neither rule out, nor prove, a link between vaccines and autism. Yesterday, a new player joined my tennis team. She’s really good, and returning to this rank after a few years off. As we did warm-ups, I asked her a little about herself, […]

What your fingernails say about your health, part 2 of 2

Today , let’s talk about what your nails can tell you about your health, according to several sources I studied. (They include American Academy of Dermatology; the Arthritis Foundation; Mayo Clinic; Fawcett, Linford, and Stulberg’s “Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease,” Dr. Andrew Weil; and Web MD.) Cracked or split nails: thyroid disease (or, with […]

You miss cheese? Try this!

Pam Opdyke is a GreenSmoothieGirl reader who brought 20 people with her, from 2 hours away, to my Sacramento lecture in April. She passionately blogs about health and nutrition topics for friends and family. She shared this “cheeze” recipe that she said is wonderful  on steamed veggies, baked potatoes, in veggie lasagna, on sandwiches, or […]

What your fingernails say about your health, part 1 of 2

Did you know that the color of your fingernails, rippling or bumps or spots, reveal problems in your liver, lungs, or even heart? I’ve always been fascinated by fingernails. And I’ve noticed that the health of these cool little protective coverings for my fingers correspond to my overall health. They have dozens functions in any […]

Thoughts on changing habits

I built my house 9 years ago on the culdesac of a quiet street of just 12 homes. My house backs up to the canal that carries irrigation water for hundreds of miles along the base of the Rockies on the Wasatch Front. I have illegally run thousands of miles next to this canal, since […]