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Crazy times in Peru. Can you help?

You know I went to Peru with my daughter to serve the Sunflower Orphanage near Urubamba. After we were there, it poured rain in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, nonstop for 4 days and 4 nights. You may have heard about people being airlift-rescued out of Machu Picchu. The hotel we stayed in? Destroyed. […]

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GreenSmoothieGirl in today’s Daily Herald

Today this story ran in the Daily Herald about the growing green smoothie movement, and this site. Thanks for reading my blog—I love you all for the way you want to make the world greener and help everyone around you be healthier.  Photos by Mark Johnston. Enjoy: http://heraldextra.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/article

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How much plant food does America eat?

Check out this story from USA Today, below. Go ahead and gloat that if your child is drinking even a pint of green smoothie daily even with NO other fruit and vegetable intake, he is ahead of at least 90.5 percent of American teenagers. (My guess is that you’re outpacing more like 99% of teens, […]

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a Time Magazine article you should read

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1917458,00.html Please read this article about the high price of the cheap food we eat. I am extremely unhappy with our president’s health care reform plan.   (My health care reform would include disincentives for prescription drug use and incentives for healthy living “preventive” measures.)   But I’m a big fan of Michelle Obama’s organic […]

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Research results: Green Smoothies Change Lives [part 1 of 2]

The results of my poll of 175 green smoothie drinkers yielded some interesting results that suggest quite definitively that it’s a 10-minute habit worth adopting! The vast majority, or 97 percent, said green smoothies noticeably improved their health or quality of life. Only 18.5 percent had uncomfortable, short-term cleansing reactions.   The following symptoms were […]

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Groundbreaking Green Smoothie Research . . . be a part of it

I want you guys to be thinking about something. In about two days, I will have an interactive  questionnaire posted on GSG.   Be thinking about what the changes are you have experienced as a result of drinking GS regularly.   The questionnaire will automatically generate tabulations for me to use as research, to be […]

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is agave safe?

Recently GSG readers raised questions about agave nectar after some well publicized concerns surfaced on the internet.   Agave is my favorite sweetener because it’s largely unprocessed and is a very low glycemic index product with a neutral flavor.   Many of my recipes call for it, and I have found the human body reacts […]

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stevia approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted approval to the natural herbal sweetener stevia.   You may know that I endorse stevia as a sweetener I use because it is plant-based without altered (synthetic) molecules, it has no impact on blood sugar, and no adverse health effects have been reported from its use. […]

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Raw food beating cancer is front-page news!

Yesterday my friend Shelley Abegg, a breast cancer five-year survivor, was on the front page.   She beat cancer without chemo or radiation with a raw-food vegan diet:   http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/286151/17/   This is a four-part series on local women with breast cancer.   The first two parts were   full of radiation and chemo stories, […]

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Energy drinks: attention, parents of teens!

Visiting my best friend in San Francisco recently, I sat outside her high-end convenience/grocery store in the very affluent suburb of Piedmont grading papers.   The high school kids arrived en masse, at lunch and after school.   An amazing amount of candy and energy drinks walk out of that place–thousands of dollars’ worth daily. […]

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