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Top 10 legumes, part 3 of 4

Here’s a primer on using some of my favorite whole foods with a weird name, pronounced “lay-gooms.” Eating a lot of these, along with lots of greens, vegetables, and fruits leads to finding your ideal weight. Everything about them is perfect for weight loss! They are bulky, high in fiber, low in calories, and high […]

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Everything you need to know about legumes, part 2 of 4

Matthew wrote me and said instead of telling people to eat legumes, I need to tell people what legumes are, and what the best 10 are. That last part, the best 10, is somewhat subjective. I will tell you, nonetheless, 10 great legumes, because this whole class of food is HIGHLY UNDERRATED. That’s my next […]

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Why I’m in love with legumes, part 1 of 4

Matthew texted me after a recent newsletter I sent out: Matthew:  I just read your article on protein. I had to look up what a legume is. Dumb it down a little! Is there a lot of protein in peas? Me:  Yes, in split peas, there is. Matthew:  Is that different from regular peas? Me: […]

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Supply Side Expo: my reactions to ingredients in “health food” products

I went to Supply Side West in Vegas in November. It was the same night that my family, the Romney clan, was SUPPOSED to be having a Mitt Romney victory party at the Venetian. That’s where I was staying and where the trade show was being held. As you know, the party didn’t exactly work […]

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Honest Abe, Cholera, and Fruits and Veggies

I am reading Team of Rivals right now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln by the eminent historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The book tells the story of the four rivals for the presidency Lincoln brought in after he was elected the 16th President of the United States. Part of Lincoln’s singular genius was that  […]

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I buy drinks at convenience stores!

    I’ve not been to Tennessee in well over 20 years, so it was a treat to visit Memphis and Nashville to speak, recently. I didn’t get close to the Tennessee Valley, which I drove through those many years ago with my new husband. We were totally awed by how lush and green it […]

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Throw a starfish back in the water

  Check out this USA Today article. In the U.S., we’re living longer but we’re sicker. We’re prolonging desperate, miserable lives. Remember, “A man with his health has many dreams. A man without it has only one.” In America now 10% of us have diabetes, 28% of us are obese, 31% of us have high […]

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Giving away three BlenderBottles!

The new BlenderBottle SportMixer is the coolest reuseable water bottle I’ve seen. It’s important to have a few, so you’re not sending disposable water bottles to the landfill! It doesn’t close on your nose while you’re drinking. And it mixes up your Ormus Greens in your water with the patented stainless-steel whisk ball. They sent me some […]

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Stuff you’ve gotta know about Vitamin D

  Did you know that the USRDA of Vitamin D is so low—400 mg—that if you went in the sun for 18 seconds, your body would produce that much? (We need far more than that to be disease preventative, and to have enough to utilize calcium for bone density.) Did you know that Vitamin D […]

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