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do not read this unless you want to lose weight

You’re still reading . . . so I’m guessing you’ve “lost” weight only to find it again? A few times?   How many times in your life have you gained and lost 10 lbs.? Or 20?   Did you just sigh, thinking about how many times you’ve been through that?   So many people are […]

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Manifesto 12 Questions

Okay… so now I’m freaking out. I have been 80% for 2 yrs and 100% vegan on and off during that two years. If it comes in a package I don’t buy it let alone eat it. I cycle 25-30mi 3 times a week and walk 4 miles a day when not on the bike. […]

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what changed, when we switched to whole foods . . . part 2 of 2

My publisher for The Green Smoothie Diet, to be released next spring, wants me to tell my “story” in the beginning of the book.   I’ve been compiling a list of what happened as my family transitioned to a diet of whole foods.   It was certainly a sea change, to go into my pantry […]

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where to buy unrefined salt . . . part 2 of 2

This continues a review of one of my favorite things, OHCS, and a link for where to buy completely unrefined salt. A double-blind study done in Austria in 2003 examined the effects of  drinking a minimum of 1.5 liters of water with  table salt, versus 1.5 liters of water with Original Himalayan Crystal Salt (OHCS). […]

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Are Europeans healthier than we are?

So as you can see, Europeans have fast food.   McD’s is found in 10 locations in the very hip and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, for instance.   They don’t have nearly as many chains or locations as we do, though.   I have a weird little game I played in airports and train stations […]

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Eating right while traveling internationally . . . part 3

On the cruise, of 841 guests, fewer than 5 percent were Americans.   The vast majority were Europeans and Aussies, more than 50 percent of the ship from England.   (I know, I know–you’re mocking me for how much I love weird statistics, I get it.) My friend Shari and I were each told once […]

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Eating right while traveling internationally . . . part 2

You can enjoy eating on a cruise without gaining 10 lbs.   Don’t think I’m on my high horse here, because if I told you I didn’t indulge on the cruise, I’d be lying.   If I said I didn’t eat gelato for dessert occasionally (it was an Italian cruise line), you’d write me off […]

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Calories per pound of foods

Interesting facts: Raw vegetables contain 100 calories per pound Fresh fruit contain 300 calories per pound Animal flesh contains 1,200 calories per pound Green vegetables are so massively nutrient rich and calorie minimal, you could literally eat them all day and never get fat.   The more you eat, the more you lose!   By […]

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Childhood obesity epidemic . . . part 2

More from Levine and Stein of the Washington Post.   Read it and tell me if I’m crazy for saying in my last post that raising an obese child (by apathetically feeding him nonstop junk food) doesn’t qualify as abuse.   I realize that my words are strong, but I stand by them. At least […]

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pain and misery at the happiest place on earth

There’s a lot of pain and misery at Disneyland, especially considering it’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth.   We had a blast there.   But every year, we observe more and more people in wheelchairs, very few of them elderly.   This year we saw rides stopped while obese people struggled to […]

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