5 Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting

I hate diets. I mean, I really hate them. The suffering. The deprivation. The obsession over portion size, calories, macronutrient ratio. I don’t love diets, because they’re all about deprivation. But oh boy, I’m so excited about what I’m going to send you in a couple of days. My focus is always on health, and…

Pediatrics Journal Disparages “Natural” Breastfeeding

"Natural" Breastfeeding

You better have a really brilliant reason to mess with Mother Nature. It’s not a goal at GreenSmoothieGirl to be a muckraker—calling attention to all the political issues and what’s wrong with the world. Mostly I like to inspire and educate you towards eating healthier. Towards eating more plants. Simply. Inexpensively. Deliciously. But as a mama…

Should you be JUICING? Or BLENDING?

My answer will shock you! It’s one of my all-time, MOST ASKED questions. Should I juice, like that Fat Sick and Nearly Dead guy did? (Juicing has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to his popular documentary.) Or should I blend? (i.e., make green smoothies.) My answer is going to surprise you! (And Chad, my…

Food fads: What’s good and what’s bad about Weight Watchers?

I’ve been sharing with you my thoughts on food and diet fads and cults—and today I’m tackling Weight Watchers. “What!!” you say? “Weight Watchers is an American institution!” Sure. Millions have lost weight with Weight Watchers. And I acknowledge the good things about it. But it’s a bit of a revolving door. Let me explain.…

9 Warning Signs that you have Leaky Gut

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Hippocrates is famous for saying “All disease begins in the gut.” In fact, if you have any of these issues, then chances are you have leaky gut: 1. Food allergies or food sensitivities 2. Autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or lupus 3. Poor digestion, bloating, gas, constipation, loose stools, heartburn, and nutrient malabsorption 4.…

Should I go gluten-free?

One of the latest food fads is the “gluten-free” craze. Should we follow this, or is it a pointless fad? Should we keep eating wheat, which the Bible refers to as the “staff of life”? What if you love bread? Are “gluten-free” foods worth your money? How do you avoid gluten? After 20 years of…