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$ billions spent on useless cholesterol drugs

Millions of Americans are taking Vytorin or Zetia for heart disease.   And yet, full results were finally released last week of a failed trial showing absolutely NO benefit from these drugs.   Two Congressional panels have launched probes into why it took drug makers almost two years to release results!   I could save […]

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gardening does so much more than provide food

Is there anything better than garden tomatoes?   Twenty years ago, we used to make my sister-in-law, when she was a college student, sing a John Denver song before we gave her any of our garden tomatoes: “Only two things that money can’t buy, and that’s true love and home-grown tomatoes!” Yesterday, Apr. 5, I […]

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Phytates . . . part III

When making baked goods, get in the habit of putting the flour in the blender or bowl with the liquids (with a bit of a fermented dairy product like kefir), and just leaving it all day (or night) before completing the recipe.   You’ll also find that your baked goods are lighter, with a lovely […]

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Phytates . . . part II

The phytate issue is fiercely contested in the nutrition world, with some believing that soaking grains is critical, and others believing it’s unnecessary.   I have studied compelling evidence on both sides, leading me to the following recommendations. Regardless of whether phytates in whole grains lead to mineral deficiencies, soaking and slightly fermenting your grain […]

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What are phytates and how do I avoid them?

Getting off refined grain products and onto whole grains is a great thing to do! But some of you have been scared silly by Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions, regarding phytates.   I  hope you’ll feel a bit  more peaceful on that topic  after reading this three-part blog. Phytates are a natural, acidic chemical compounds […]

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storing GS in the fridge and vegetarians in rotten health

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, how long can you keep your green smoothie in the fridge?   I’m single and don’t want to make it every day.   Does it lose nutrition and therefore is it pointless to store it? Answer: You can keep in in the fridge, at the most, for 48 hours.   After that it […]

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Who you gonna call, Part VIII top-secret advice!

So I just wrecked the pedestal underneath the Fat Diet Docs and celebs, the personal trainers, the network marketers’ pills, potions, and juices, and the blood type and metabolic typing docs. I hope you’re not feeling without answers.   Moms write me and tell me they read about nutrition and go to bed in tears […]

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interrupting our regularly scheduled programming . . .

DH and DS (internet-speak for Dear Husband and Dear Son) came home from visiting a family who just moved into our church congregation. They reported at dinner that the wife said, “I heard your wife has this website, GreenSmoothieGirl.com, so I checked it out.   That’s quite a hobby she has going!”  You don’t have […]

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tips for eating right inexpensively

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I can’t afford to eat the way you suggest. Any ideas? A:   Most people base their purchasing decisions on taste, convenience, price, appearance, and shelf life. Of course, what tastes good is dictated by our addictions, and you know if you read my blog that sugar is the most addictive […]

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okay, okay! here’s the recipe!

To everyone emailing me wanting the recipe NOW,  alright already!     I was going to post it tonight, but I wouldn’t want to hold you back from beet heaven. Chocolate Beet Cake This cake is great for birthdays and parties.   My kids beg for this decadent but nutritious dessert.   I also have […]

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