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Young Thai coconuts

I watched the Youtube video on making Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothies (I am positively addicted, like you!!), and in the comments section, someone made a remark about how young Thai coconuts are dipped in formaldehyde to preserve them I guess, and if you go that route, you’d better scrub yourself down after touching them. I […]

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swine flu prevention: should you worry?

I hope you aren’t worried about the swine flu.   Like you, I’ve been reading all about it.   I am simply not worried.   Not because I don’t understand the risk, but because by following a few simple practices, you minimize your risk, and the rest is in God’s hands anyway, where we would […]

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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 2 of 2]

I was recently in a conversation where a 23-year old adult said,  regarding this topic, “If I don’t drink bottled water, where will I get it?”   She was totally serious.   Back in the olden days (before water bottles but after the wheel was invented), we used to fill a reusable water bottle or […]

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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 1 of 2]

Dear Green SmoothieGirl: What should I store my green smoothie in?   I’ve read that certain chemicals in bottled water and other plastic items leach into my food. Answer:   A government study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, D.C. recently uncovered a surprising (and unnerving) finding.   The plastic lining used […]

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AstraZeneca . . . or a plant-based diet?

If you read this blog regularly, you’ve heard my opinion that the drug companies have to be watched closely because their motive is in direct conflict with public health interests.   Don’t give your money to most “breast cancer research” campaigns, for instance, because it’s usually just the drug companies double dipping.   That is, […]

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stevia approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted approval to the natural herbal sweetener stevia.   You may know that I endorse stevia as a sweetener I use because it is plant-based without altered (synthetic) molecules, it has no impact on blood sugar, and no adverse health effects have been reported from its use. […]

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The Essential GreenSmoothieGirl Library . . . part 7

These are books important for parents to own: Randall Neustaedter’s The Vaccine Guide is the most science based, objective, and compelling look on the vaccine issue of all the books I read as I made the difficult decision not to immunize my children.   For instance, although the DPT shot seemed a no-brainer to avoid […]

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Boycott Jif peanut butter

You probably don’t buy Jif brand peanut butter anyway, but what I saw at Costco today completely amazed me.   It’s a new low in deceptive advertising.   The boxes containing Jif Crunchy and Creamy Peanut Butter had this printed all over them:   Made with no partially hydrogenated oils!   So I was intrigued, […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 8 of 12

Today stats about where foodborne bacteria E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella come from, and irradiation consequences.   And which foods you should be most concerned about.   (Each of these stats/quotes has a corresponding source in Robbins’ The Food Revolution.)   The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria has occasionally been found in sprouts and raw […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 4 of 12

Do certain diets prevent cancer?  Today, good stats on health implications  of eating meat:   Risk of colon cancer for women who eat red meat daily, versus those who eat it less than once a month: 250 percent greater   Risk of colon cancer for people who eat red meat once a week compared to […]

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