What kind of fats do you eat?

GSG Healthy Fats

You know that omega-3 fatty acids are critical for brain health, heart health, and avoiding mood disorders. I talk about this all the time. Most people think you have to get them from salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring. Likewise, the fish oil industry would have you think their products are the answer. Unfortunately, two major…

Are we non-conformist “sheep?”

non-conformist kale juice

I always laugh to myself when adolescents start a movement to show how non-conformist they are. Lately, Goth. Emo. Hipster. Ironically, they all dress alike to show how different they are. I thought this infographic was entertaining. Hopefully being a health nut doesn’t always equate to smug self-righteousness. Hopefully we don’t line up behind everything…

Will drinking store-bought kombucha heal my gut?

will kombucha heal my gut?

The really short answer: I really don’t think so. I’ll explain. I do like the trend in health food stores of offering raw, fermented food products. I don’t love the price tag. A small package of raw sauerkraut costs, literally, 30 times what I spend making mine. I have 8-year old RAW sauerkraut in my…

Biased Research Says Diet Soda Helps You Lose Weight

Biased research wants you to think diet soda helps you lose weight

Scientific studies: valid or not? Look at who pays for them! In May of 2014, the journal Obesity published a “scientific” study saying that drinking diet sodas assists in weight loss. The study’s authors say that diet soda might be even more effective than water at aiding weight loss. They looked at 303 men and…

What’s so bad about whey protein?

Steve, who calls himself “Blenda Guy,” writes me occasionally over the years. Last week he emailed, “I know you say whey protein is bad—why can’t I find anything on your site about this?” Good question. Let me fix that now. Here’s why whey protein is a food I don’t buy, and I hope you don’t…

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

I did a new video last week on 8 foods you may think are “healthy” but the evidence shows they AREN’T. Check it out.  How many of these do YOU eat on a regular basis? If your answer is ZERO, you get 100 GreenSmoothieGirl points! 100 more if you drink your quart of green smoothie…