{VIDEO} 3 Fats That Hurt, 3 Fats That Heal

“Fat-free” means “healthy,” right? Actually…nothing could be further from the truth.  I’m still trying to undo the destructive psychology from the  fat-free obsession in the 80’s. Remember how fat-free margarine became a “healthier” substitution for butter, and coconut oil got blacklisted? Yes, there are unhealthy fats, but there are fats that heal you, too!  These…

Is Buying Organic Food Always Necessary?

Think buying organic food is going to blow your budget? Let’s set aside the argument that eating whole food pays back in higher energy, and lowering disease risk and healthcare costs. You’ve got a budget, and let’s face it, buying organic food will chip away at it more quickly than conventional food. Did you know…

8 Foods You Think Are Healthy But They Aren’t!

It’s easy to assume that a food is good for you if it is advertised as health-promoting, or is sold in a health food store.  Turns out that a lot of the foods marketed to us for YEARS as “healthy,” are long on hype and short on facts. Check out my video above about 8…

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

Calorie Counting

Goodbye to Calorie Counting 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…

Seven reasons not to drink soda!

I watch the addiction of a few people close to me, to soda. One of my closest friends drinks it every day and calls it her “binky.” She kicks the habit but always goes back–because when she quits diet soda, she finds herself taking up sugar. Another tells me he is not addicted but seems…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly in SUGAR ALTERNATIVES! Which One Should I Use?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: “What sugar replacement is the best?” I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked this! I’ve written about the sugar industry before, and talked about my sugar addictions, and how sugar can ruin your health. Sugar is nasty stuff. The more people learn how deadly sugar is, the more sugar alternatives…