Wheat Is Good For You! (But Not How You’re Eating It)

Wheat is good for you

Food fads haven’t served America well. Not one of them has restored us to health, and that’s because each one is underpinned by profit motives, rather than scientific evidence that manipulating macronutrients, or eating specifically for your blood type, or putting your body into some kind of unnatural state, is a positive or sustainable way…

{VIDEO} 3 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier

Remember the Dolly Parton song, “9 to 5?” I always thought the lyric “Pour myself a cup of ambition” was a clever phrase. That little kick of courage is just ONE reason people love their coffee. Is coffee good for you, or not? Two-thirds of Americans are drinking an average of almost two cups a…

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…