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health benefits of flax

Today I start blogging, in several parts, on good fats.   Hopefully Myth #3 of my Nutrition Manifesto has convinced you to get plenty of good fats in your diet every day?   This week, I’ll post a new YouTube vid showing how to make Flax-Veggie crackers to address ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, today’s and tomorrow’s […]

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iron supplements

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, my little girl is anemic and also has been constipated for years. She is taking a prescription iron supplement and also Miralax. Couldn’t I tweak her diet for better iron absorption or something without overloading her on beef, liver, etc?  A:   You’ve read about the beef recall. I would skip the […]

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natural cold remedies

I have a cold.   And I’m happy about it.   Lest you think I’m sick in more ways than one, let me explain. Many experts say you need to get a cold now and then (once or twice a year), so you don’t need to think of getting a cold as a failure of […]

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Why I chose not to immunize my kids

A friend called me and said, “Great site—but are you nuts,  about the immunizations?”   He pointed out that he grew up in the polio age—he’s committed to the idea that vaccines are a good thing. The FIRST thing I want to say is that I acknowledge the complexity of this issue, the difficulty of […]

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Q&A

Questions I have been asked: 1. What constitutes RAW—does that mean that everything is not cooked? Uncooked plant food (vegs, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains) have excellent vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.  The minute you cook it, you alter it molecularly, destroy all the enzymes and some of the vitamins and minerals.  The only way to eat […]

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The coconut oil diet

I  have found the  best organic, cold-pressed  coconut oil  for the best price anywhere on the internet.   Check it out on  greensmoothiegirl.com.    The coconut oil diet eaten by  Pacific Islanders is the reason that despite eating up to 60% fat from a diet rich in coconut, they have ideal body weight/mass ratios, as […]

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Why you desperately need SALT–and what kind

If I go to a restaurant and eat something with a lot of sodium, I can barely make a fist when I wake up the next day.   My fingers are like pudgy sausages.   My body hates salt—or so I thought. We all know that too much sodium is linked to heart disease.   […]

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