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How You Stay Healthy in a Life Crisis

A longtime GSG reader came to my 12 Steps to Whole Foods class recently. (Which I’m teaching again on June 6. In Orem, Utah.) She’s just been hit with a double whammy—literally the two biggest life stressors there are, all at once. An unfaithful spouse and consequent divorce…and loss of a full-term baby. She’s depressed, […]

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College students going green and getting healthy!

I ran a 10K last Saturday with my daughter, Emma, and her friend Aaron, both former high school track stars. It was the Rex Lee race for a cure for cancer, a cold but sunny day here in Utah. Cancer drug companies seem to have focused in on sponsoring these runs, to raise money for […]

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Six Reasons I Hate Calorie Counting and Don’t Do It

When I changed my diet to eating whole, plant-based foods, I said goodbye to calorie counting forever. By eating 60-80% raw, 95% whole, plant-based foods, I don’t need to count calories. I don’t think it’s a complete waste, my years of obsession with calories when I was young. Because it’s helpful to know what the […]

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Diet vs. Exercise

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I know that a great diet coupled with lots of exercise is the healthiest approach for all of us. Having said this, I just listened to a guy on the radio say he is a gym rat and is in excellent physical shape for his age (approaching 50,) but he’s a junk food […]

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15 Ways I Optimize Health and Energy Every Day—Besides Good Food! (part 3 of 4)

6. GET REGULAR PHYSICAL TOUCH. Sex is an important part of a healthy life, and people with good, monogamous sexual relationships are more likely to have good emotional and physical health. But part of the reason why is due to the fact that their need for physical touch is being met. Everyone has read about […]

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Do you work at a desk? Read this!

Me, too. I work at a computer most of the time, sometimes for 12 hours a day. This is on my mind, because I spent all of August at home. I scheduled a 7-week hiatus from my usual travel schedule, in fact. I almost went crazy. I actually love to write, don’t get me wrong. […]

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On the Epic Price of Bad Food

I’m running through tiny towns near pastoral Nidda, Germany, early in the morning in mid-November through a frost-bitten field of collard greens. Past a stream full of tiny, white-as-snow ducklings, cowbells clanking in the distance. Or I’m winning a doubles match in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker. Or losing it. Doesn’t matter, for the purpose of […]

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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) […]

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Giveaway: Non-toxic deodorant!

Primal Pit Paste is a company founded by CrossFit Trainer and GSG reader Amy Cazin, who sent Kristin and me samples. It’s an all-natural deodorant she developed with the goal of finding natural and safe products that actually work. It’s easy to put on, and it works! You don’t want to put aluminum and other […]

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Bruce says, “GreenSmoothieGirl Isn’t Just for Girls!”

I have a testimonial from a guy for you, in a minute. But first…. I play on at least two tennis teams, all four seasons a year. Last Tuesday morning, I did yoga for an hour, then did my 20-mile bike ride in the canyon in 100-degree heat. That night, I had our last tennis […]

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