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Seven reasons not to drink soda, part 2 of 2

Here are seven kicks in the pants, to help you quit the soda habit: 1. SODA BRAIN! Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is added to soft drinks. It’s an industrial chemical used in plastics as a flame retardant. (It’s also in sports drinks.) It is known to cause nerve disorders and memory loss. It builds […]

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Seven reasons not to drink soda…..part 1 of 2

I watch the addiction of a few people close to me, to soda. One of my closest friends drinks it every day and calls it her “binky.” She kicks the habit but always goes back—because when she quits diet soda, she finds herself taking up sugar. Another tells me he is not addicted but seems […]

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A FISH STORY: the food, and the oil supplements

The debate over fish, and fish oil, is to me one of the most interesting ones in nutrition in its complexity. We have to ferret out, from the debate, the sophisticated marketing of the fish industry, which capitalized on emerging data 15 years ago that red meat is bad for us. (But fish is good […]

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Dear GreenSmoothieGirl for Arizona, part 3 of 4

Jenny B: I feel sick if I eat ANY cooked food. (She catalogues her diet and laments how difficult it is to stay almost all raw.) Will I always have to be this careful? Do you ever see people as food-sensitive as me? Will my health problems ever turn around? GSG: I have seen documentation […]

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does my device REALLY neutralize harmful radioactive EMFs on my cell phone?

Before I post my thoughts about the antibiotic issue, I will give more people an opportunity to give an opinion. (My readers are smart, thoughtful, and experienced, so it’s fun to listen rather than talk sometimes!) I got this comment on the blog today about a product I have on all my kids’ cell phones […]

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Happy Mother’s Day! on prenatal vitamins……

Mothers do the greatest work in the world! On this day, I’d like to say how thankful I am that Kincade, Emma, Mary Elizabeth, and Tennyson made me a mom, starting nearly 18 years ago. I love you guys so much. And thank you to anyone who reads this blog who does that work every […]

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Seattle….things that come in 3’s….part 2 of 3

I’m not superstitious, but strange things happen to me in threes. You may have heard me speak about that. (I changed this to a three-part series, in honor of that.) So I almost brought an ex-boyfriend to Seattle with me as an assistant. That kinda blew up. Then another one I affectionately refer to as […]

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p.s. to yesterday’s blog

I had this phone convo with my dad yesterday: Me: Dad, remember how you sprayed pesticides in your grampa’s cherry orchard when you worked for him, and a few times you got sprayed right in the face with no mask? Dad: Sweetheart, I got sprayed many, many times in the face, not a few. Occasionally […]

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World-Wide Green Smoothie Detox starts Jan. 2!

How are you holding up against the gingerbread and butter tarts so far? What about those buttery mashed potatoes and gravy? Maybe you’ve been avoiding the bowls of salty, roasted cashews and chocolate-covered almonds, but MOST of us end up overeating during the holidays. Fortunately, January 1st comes quickly and is the ideal time to […]

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My daughter asks, “Why do we get sick?”

Dear Mom: “Why do we get colds? Why did I get this cold and you didn’t?” Answer: (This question came from my 13 y.o. daughter, my most resistant healthy eater. I explained it to her and thought you might like the answer as well, highly simplified.) “First of all, a mild cold with clear mucous […]

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