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What about OXALATES in spinach?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Some people think you should lightly cook your spinach and other greens before eating them. Is it safe to eat them raw? Answer: This is an excerpt from Ch. 1 of my e-book, 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   It is both safe and good to eat spinach raw, which I have done […]

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What did you make, when did you eat it, and where?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, what do you eat in a day?   Not only what did you eat, but WHERE were you when you ate it (soccer field, etc.), and when did you make it, etc.?   Answer:   I logged three weekdays  in a row, just for you.   (I think this question was a nice […]

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Cracking skin, what can I use?

Dear Robyn, I get cracking skin right around the front fo my thumb nail and it hurts.   Many times it bleeds or just makes big ridges like a deep valley.   It will heal up then occure again.   I wash my hands constantly due to three children and potty training.   Do you […]

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I’m back from Europe! The GreenSmoothieGirl Law of Physics. . . part 1 of 2

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: How will I find the time to follow your program? On this site, and in my book, I often preach to the unbelieving a certain principle.   It can be an uphill battle to get people to buy into my counterintuitive principle of physics until they give it a try.   And that […]

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Good/Better/Best: oils and pastas

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What are the good oils, and what are the bad ones?   And how about pasta?   Answer: Worst oils: shortening, lard, margarine.   Also refined canola, safflower, vegetable, soy, peanut, corn oils. Good oils: unrefined almond, borage, evening primrose, cod liver, butter (in small amounts) Better oils: coconut, flaxseed, palm, extra virgin […]

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Dehydrators

I am just learning how to do this BLOG thing. It is cool. Comments are easy but when you have a question or topic that is not up yet it is different. My question got placed under another topic so I am doing it here to see if more of you will have some input […]

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GSG.com diet “problem”: ridiculous joy and energy!

Some really cute 12 Stepper wrote today on that blog about her “problem” of overwhelming happiness and so much energy she’s bouncing off the walls, as a result of a GreenSmoothieGirl plant-food diet and mostly raw food. I have to tell you, I have the same bizarre thing happen to me the more raw I […]

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“biological concentration”

I read a post by a 12 Stepper on the other blog on this site, expressing her frustration about the expense of non-organic food and even wondering if it’s worth it to eat a plant-based diet, with all the pesticides on vegetables and fruits. Dr. McDougall says in The McDougall Program for Women (1999) that […]

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the nutritionally recalcitrant spouse . . . part four (summing up)

Lisle and Goldhamer, in The Pleasure Trap, write about how as a culture we’re like that frog in the boiling water.   You try to put a frog in boiling water, he’s going to leap out.  But put him in cold water and turn on the heat, he’s going to gradually boil to death without […]

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the recalcitrant spouse . . . part three (of four)

FOUR, just put more nutritious foods in the menu without taking any kind of soapbox stand about it.   Just do it with no fanfare, and have a rule that it’s bad manners to criticize the cook.   (You don’t want your kids leaving your home and turning their noses up at others’ cooking anyway, […]

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