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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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what did we pack/eat in Europe . . . part 2 of 2

For lunch, we’d stop at a market and buy something like this every day: 1.           6 nectarines 2.           6 large carrots (I never saw baby carrots in Europe) 3.           A loaf of whole grain bread (a comedy of communication errors […]

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What did we pack/eat in Europe . . . part 1 of 2

I saw a request by a blogger while I was gone for even more detail in the question I’m always asked: what do you eat?   This blogger asked, what EXACTLY did you eat, where were you when you ate it, how much time did it take in the kitchen?   I think she wants […]

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High-nutrition items’ price points . . . part 2 of 2

THINGS I BUY AT COSTCO:   $25.50 olive oil (two 2-ltr. Bottles) or $13 for 1.5 ltr. bottle of organic $11 34-oz. balsamic vinegar $7.50 for two jars of 28-oz. natural, organic peanut butter $5.70   giant box of Grape Nuts (64 oz.) (for emergency or traveling breakfasts)   THINGS I BUY OTHER PLACES:   […]

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High-nutrition items’ price points . . . part 1 of 2

I’ve been asked for a list of prices I pay for high-nutrition items you will want to buy regularly if you’re maximizing fresh produce and whole plant foods in your diet.   These are my “staples” that you’ll notice are rather different from what’s in most pantries (or long-term food storage).   Buying agave or […]

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Water intoxication . . . part 5 of 6 on WATER

Dr. B and other experts say you should drink half your weight in ounces (that’s 8 glasses of water for a 128 lb. person), with ¼ tsp. unrefined salt dissolved in water for every quart you drink. Of course, the most important fact is that most people are chronically dehydrated and need to drink more. […]

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Aug. 15 is International Green Smoothie Day!

Hello my friends, I’m off to Europe with my family tomorrow for 18 days: Italy, Spain, and France, and hopefully a one-day adventure in Serbia/Croatia.   I’ll miss y’all, but you won’t miss me, because my assistant Steff will be posting blog entries I wrote, the whole time!   And maybe I’ll miss you so […]

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More Experts on Colon Cleansing . . . part 9 of 9

Sir Arbuthnut Lane was a surgeon for the King of England and specialized in bowel issues.   He removed parts of the colon and sewed the rest back together, and in the course of his practice, he noticed that many times, patients after surgery would have goiters or arthritis disappear, etc.   Often, seemingly unrelated […]

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Body Cleansing . . . part 8 of 9 on ELIMINATION

Many ancient texts speak of body cleansing, the need to fast now and then, for both physical and spiritual purification.   You don’t have to be a yogi to give your organs of elimination a chance to rest and repair. I don’t sell cleanse products.   Arise & Shine’s regimen is purely a recommendation.   […]

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relieving constipation . . . part 3 of 9 on ELIMINATION

When I was 25, I was in the middle of a period of having left behind the solid nutritional education and background I’d come from.   I was at work one winter day, and I was totally sick.   I was 20 lbs. over my current weight  (at age 41), lacking energy every day, unable […]

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