What’s the big deal about coconut oil?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I thought coconut oil was a dirty word. Saturated fat! Shouldn’t we avoid it? Answer: That was a smear campaign by the new vegetable oil industry 30-35 years ago, that effectively removed tropical oils from the shelf. They lumped this whole-food nutrient in with partially hydrogenated oils that are truly harmful. The problem…

Sugar is worse than just “empty calories” and tooth decay

An interesting study you’re not likely to ever hear about came out of my own alma mater, the University of Utah, and THIS article was published in the Tribune: Many mothers let their children eat loads of sugary food, thinking that it’s okay because their kid is thin, and they’ll make him brush his teeth…

Sugar as dangerous as alcohol and cigarettes

A study out of University of California at SF says that sugar should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, because it’s every bit as dangerous and deleterious. Click here to view the News Video on Sugar Study It changes your metabolism, raises your blood pressure, and destroys your liver, they say. They state that it contributes…

Supply Side Expo: my reactions to ingredients in “health food” products

I went to Supply Side West in Vegas in November. It was the same night that my family, the Romney clan, was SUPPOSED to be having a Mitt Romney victory party at the Venetian. That’s where I was staying and where the trade show was being held. As you know, the party didn’t exactly work…