Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

The most disturbing trend in Wellness these days is that most people have no idea what to eat. When choices were fewer, 100 years ago, how to eat for good health was so much clearer. Americans have been so steeped in the diet fads, that they’re now thoroughly confused about food. Recently, I mentioned to…

What’s The Best Way to Get Omegas? Fish oil? Nooooo!

Animal and vegetable sources of omegas: salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves, rapeseed oil

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are “essential” because our bodies do not produce them–we must get them from food on a regular basis. These fats, also called “Omegas,” are excellent for neurological health and cardiovascular health. But if you ask most Americans how they get their EFA Omega 3 benefits, you’ll most likely be told, “fish…

13 Top Raw Almonds Nutrition Benefits (And How To Get Truly Raw Almonds)

Raw Almonds in a tree

Got your eye on raw almonds in this year’s Group Buy?  The most potent nutrition benefits and best taste come from truly raw almonds. But unless you have a direct connection to an almond trees grower (and we do!), truly raw almonds are impossible to buy because of regulations that require pasteurization and fumigation of…

Does everything that goes in your mouth have to TASTE good?

“I can’t get my family to drink green smoothies because they don’t taste good!” We just celebrated 10 years of being “GreenSmoothieGirl” online, and 20 years of drinking at least one quart of green smoothie a day, myself, plus feeding them to my kids. I don’t even REMEMBER smoothies and green juice and vegetables not…

How To Eat Legumes

Legumes

Here’s a little quiz: what do mesquite, beans, carob, peas, soy, peanuts, lentils, and even alfalfa and clover all have in common? Say it with me: “lay-gooms.”  Legumes–the food group with a weird name–are plants whose seed grows inside a pod. I love legumes! This whole class of food is highly underrated. I’m going to…

What Are Anti-Nutrients, And Should You Worry About Them In Your Food?

What are Anti-Nutrients, and should you worry about them in your food?

One of the most confusing controversies in the world of health and nutrition is the debate about ANTI-NUTRIENTS. For example, hot issues about Anti-Nutrients include but are not limited to these compounds… Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES and LECTINS. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Recent scare tactics…

999 Cheap Plant-Based Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

Build-A-Meal Cheatsheet

You Don’t Need a Recipe For Healthy, Plant-Based Meals! I’m about to tell you exactly how I eat. Simply, inexpensively, and with endless variety. And then I have a free gift for you, so you can easily do the same! Except for salad dressings, I use few recipes. (And even those, I take liberties with!) The…

{VIDEO} What Supplements Should I Take?

Daily Dose Supplements

Ever wonder what supplements are MOST important, for you to take every single day? Most of the supplements out there aren’t helpful. The critical supplements complete a whole-foods diet–not take the place of it. There are just THREE I developed because I wanted them for MYSELF–and to be able to recommend them wholeheartedly. Made in…

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

8 Healthy Foods That Aren't

It’s easy to assume that a food is good for you if it is advertised as health-promoting, or is sold in a health food store.  Turns out that a lot of the foods marketed to us for YEARS as “healthy,” are long on hype and short on facts. Check out my video above about 8…