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Coconut oil health benefits….going mainstream, part 1 of 2

Thanks to a GSG reader for sending this New York Times article. A lot of the things I’ve been teaching for a long time are starting to go mainstream, about the power of coconut oil–which I believed only when I found a dozen miraculous health benefits of it for myself. This blog entry isn’t about […]

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Does your heredity dictate whether you get cancer?

I saw my friend Glenn at the gym yesterday, hadn’t seen him in a long time. He’s a former BYU Marriott School of Management colleague (he’s still there–I’M former). His daughter has been Tennyson’s girlfriend since first grade even though they broke up for a few months in fourth grade when he decided she was […]

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Does your heredity dictate whether you get cancer?

Ayna posted this on my blog, and my response follows: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: “I have been a vegetarian for so many years I can’t count them. But my family women have a breast cancer gene. You can’t beat that, it does not matter what you do, it’s in the blood. I have lived through 2 breast […]

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Response of an M.D. / PhD to the China Study debate

Are you sick of debate on the China Study? Remember how Mercola said his D.O. experience is more valuable than a PhD nutrition researcher’s? If you’re not too sick of reading opinions, here’s a comment by a reader  that was buried deep in the comments on my blog, by an M.D. who also has a […]

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Tackling Mercola’s newsletter on ALKALINE WATER

Many have emailed us, or messaged me through the Facebook GreenSmoothieGirl fanpage, about Mercola’s newsletter attacking alkaline water. Please read my response to Mercola’s words, here. 4-sentence brief:   Mercola contradicts himself all over the place, and logical fallacies abound in his arguments. His evidence for yet another reactionary, “sky is falling” article title is […]

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this is Dr. Campbell’s response

Tomorrow, on to other topics. Today, here is T. Colin Campbell’s response to Mercola’s missive: Dr. Mercola raises so many questions that it would take me at least several weeks if not months to answer. He invents clever sayings and makes serious innuendos that are total nonsense–indeed slanderous. His questions are rhetorical, with meaning, and […]

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my last post on the anti-China-Study Mercola newsletter

Related to questions received from yesterday’s post— I don’t know if anyone has critiqued the China Study who isn’t associated with the Weston A. Price Foundation. All the criticism I have read has been. I’m not sure who financed Denise Minger, a 23-year old college student and “professional sock puppeteer” who is paid to write […]

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Dr. Mercola attacks the China Study: clash of the titans

When Joe Mercola contradicts the basics of nutrition taught on GreenSmoothieGirl.com and in my books, we get hundreds of emails. Mercola’s newsletter yesterday supposedly exposes the “DARK SIDE” of the China Study. I’m not going to link to it and therefore give it a higher page rank. It doesn’t deserve it. Before undertaking to explain […]

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I just interviewed T. Colin Campbell

Normally I blog in the morning. Not this morning, because I got Mercola’s newsletter lambasting T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of Cornell University, and his massive study known as the Oxford/Cornell China Project. (The popular book was titled by the publisher The China Study, and I review it in my book reviews.) I threw everything on […]

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Immunization, part 2

There is a very compelling “other side” to the vaccine story. I’ll have another book recommendation for you shortly (one that I am reading), and a multi-part blog series on the topic. The most helpful book I read as a young mom, making tough decisions, was Randall Neustadter’s The Vaccine Guide. I like it because […]

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