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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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Automate one meal

Here’s a success secret of people who have lost 30 lbs., on average, and kept it off, according to  a study published in the medical journal Obesity: They find healthy foods they like and stick to them. They “automate” one meal daily so that it’s not a struggle. That’s what the green smoothie habit does for […]

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Tender mercies rescue me from parenting burnout

I’m giddy right now. Breathless. Sometimes I don’t feel like “fighting the good fight.” Not that I’d ever swerve into a drive-thru and just cave into the social pressure already. I have a giant GSG logo on the back of my car, after all, and people around here know me. Seriously, that’s not why I […]

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Depression and Anxiety Nutrition Strategies, part 2 of 3

1.      Are you getting enough greens? They contain the most bioavailable minerals of all foods. Bioavailable refers how much of the nutrient is actually utilized by your body, as opposed to how much of that nutrient is in the food. (For instance, dairy milk is high in calcium. But human beings use very little of it, […]

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Patty’s Chocolate Mango Cheesecake

  Patty’s Chocolate Mango Cheesecake (It’s raw and living) Ingredients 1 cup  raw cacao powder 3 cups raw cashews (soaked for about 45 minutes) 2 cups rejuvelac or water 1 cup sprouted sunflower seeds 3 1/2 cups of date sauce (see recipe below) 3 peeled and chopped sweet ripe mangos 2 cups of fresh coconut […]

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Birthday season is over, but the CAKE was divine

Aug. 22 ended birthday season around here, when Emma turned 17. ABC’s Wife Swap, filmed in 2007, when you agree to do the show, waltzes in and figures out what they can string you up for. (I knew they would. I considered it a game.) For me, it was the green smoothies, and the fact […]

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Jeanette makes a healthy “black licorice”

My kids asked me, “What is that kid eating?” I told them it was licorice, and then I went home and created it for them.  This is what I came up with and it is SO GOOD! You’ll never want that other stuff that we all grew up eating. Jeanette’s Licorice 10 very ripe persimmons […]

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update on the Sugar Bet

Do you ever stop and think about the ways karma just flows and flows? When I was over six months into my year-long Sugar Bet, last February, I confessed that I’d screwed up, when I was in Hawaii. I came clean immediately when I got home. Not just here on the blog, but I went […]

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Sugar-Free Baseball, Part I

Tennyson has a nickname on his team. In the dugout, when he’s up to bat, they chant, “Sugar-free! Sugar-free! Sugar-free!” When he gets on base, they yell, “Sweeeeeet!” I love the nickname, of course, and Tennyson embraces it. I like to yell dumb stuff like, “That was a sugar-free hit, kid!” It’s pretty easy to […]

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Read Sarah’s inspiring story about a year of green smoothies!

Today I share a letter we got recently. As reply to this blog entry, tell me—what happened to you when you (a) started drinking green drinks daily, and/or (b) started following my program to shift to whole foods? (There’s more! Don’t stop with just green smoothies!) I think it’s important that people hear YOUR story, […]

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