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fish oil vs flax oil

Fish oil vs flax oil: which is better?   Fish oils are rich in Essential Fatty Acids, and most people  have thought for the past 10+ years that they are the best source.   This is because  research on EFAs focused on the fish oils for many years.   A very recent study said those […]

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benifits of flax seed

Yesterday I wrote about the benifits of flax seed.   (I misspelled that word on purpose—long story.)   Possibly the very best way to get Essential Fatty Acids is in the form of flax and/or its oil.   However, two cautions are in order.   First, smell the seeds when you purchase them (and look […]

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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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you have the face you deserve

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, is that photo on the homepage really you at 41, or is it an old photo like Ann Landers used to use?   Did you retouch the photo? A: I shouldn’t even run this question, because it’s so self-serving.   But it comes from a European reader, and it’s funny, no?   […]

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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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a day in the life . . .

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I’m trying to figure out what to feed my family, now that we’re committed to eating right, so I’m wondering what your family eats every day.   Could you just give me like  a “day in the life . . .”? A: Sure.   It’s not that this is the ultimate […]

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sprouting seeds and nuts

Q: ABOUT SEEDS: In your granola recipe, you indicate soaking sunflower/pumpkin seeds overnight makes them living plants.   I had understood this (making them living plants) didn’t happen until you could see the beginning of sprouting.   Can you do this with flax seeds, soak them overnight and add them to the green smoothie?   […]

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kefir grains

The next three days, I’m going to post some Q&A on subjects related to my recipe collection.   These are questions some  truth-seeking readers have asked: Q: ABOUT KEFIR GRAINS: I understand they are “friendly bacteria” that “keep on giving.”   They ferment milk into living organisms right?   Therefore, do they live indefinitely, and […]

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young people with heart disease

Every semester, I have my Management Communications 320 students do an online writing assignment on a company discussion board.   I give them a case involving discussion of an elementary school’s parent-teacher organization’s proposal for a new hot-lunch menu sponsored by fast-food chains.   This case is based on my own real-life experience with my […]

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blending vs. juicing

I’ve had three people email me the past week to ask why you’d blend smoothies, rather than juice your fruits and vegetables.   So here’s why, for anyone else wondering. First, on a practical level, if you’ve ever operated a juicer, you know what a mess the cleanup is.   Even those of us quite […]

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