Can You Spot Neurotoxins On Your Food Labels?

Can You Spot Neurotoxins On Your Food Labels?

A few years ago, I was taking my turn running the snack bar at the baseball field, during one of my son’s high school games. (It’s not a task I relish, selling poison to children, but it’s a requirement, of the baseball parents.) A father at the game thought GreenSmoothieGirl selling Snickers bars and soda…

What’s so bad about whey protein?

Don’t Eat Whey Protein! What Protein Is Best? As an advocate for a primarily plant-based diet, I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “But what about protein?” I’ve written about the epic obsession Americans have with protein. It’s true that some people do feel better when they get more protein in their diet,…

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

good and bad fats

“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?

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

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!

8 Healthy Foods That 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…