Giveaway, Chia Pudding Recipe—and why you need Omega 3’s

At our VIP class a few weeks ago, I taught 6 nutrition habits, each of which can have a dramatic effect on your health. One is using chia seed (I gave my favorite ways to use it) for Omega fatty acids. One thing I feel passionate about is getting people to understand how critical a…

Robyn defends green smoothies (we’ve got a few detractors)

A few prominent nutrition experts have made negative statements about green smoothies. Brian Clement, Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, and a lesser name or two. They may not realize that it’s a practice busy people are embracing en masse, and that it’s helping many people. I tackled that subject in writing recently, HERE. But because we…

Anti-nutrients? Are you letting them scare you off whole foods?….Part 3 of 3

Oxalates in greens? It’s another tempest in a teapot. Please show me the clinical data that healthy people need to limit oxalate-rich food. I’ve seen none. Only claims, passed around the internet. Hypothyroidism does not dictate that we avoid this very important, phenomenally nutritious class of vegetables and greens. Goitrogens in broccoli, cabbage, kale? Let’s use some common sense.…

Anti-Nutrients….are you letting them scare you off whole foods? part 1 of 3

One of the more infuriating aspects of nutrition education is the highly confusing anti-nutrients debate. For example, hot issues include but are not limited to…. Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Dr. Mercola propagates a bunch of needless fear, attacking all grains and some vegetables…

Vegetarians’ favorite question

My daughter Emma, 16, and I had a convo the other day about how every vegetarian gets sick of the question, “How do you get your protein?” (I bet we hear from some of them here!) I often point those asking that question to my report HERE called “Protein: Are We Deficient? Or Overdosing?” A…

The latest green smoothie debate, part 3 of 3

That your stomach is full of low calories and high nutrition, after your quart of green smoothie, means you didn’t eat something else. Something worse. Both are great for different reasons—chewed foods, and blended foods. I may sound like a broken record. But let me plead with you once again NOT to look at green…