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Energy drinks, to “get through the day?”

I have been researching energy drinks—a fairly new phenomenon, but exploding in popularity, especially among young people. The Millennials and Gen Y (actually, all young people in all generations) are generally ill-educated about health and nutrition and also unmotivated by risks. 30 years from now, they’ll be saying what we are: “Ah, I wish I […]

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New green smoothie fan ditches heart meds and IBS!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I am writing to share my success story with you. I am sure you get zillions of letters, but here goes. I am 60 yrs old and exercise a lot but have struggled with my weight all of my adult life. I have had hypertension and high lipids, and have been struggling with […]

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Diet vs. Exercise

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I know that a great diet coupled with lots of exercise is the healthiest approach for all of us. Having said this, I just listened to a guy on the radio say he is a gym rat and is in excellent physical shape for his age (approaching 50,) but he’s a junk food […]

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Kallie takes the green smoothie movement on the news in Sacramento!

One of our GreenSmoothieGirl apprentice coaches, in Sacramento, was invited to be on News 10 Good Morning Weekend. Here’s a photo of Kallie Arroyo and the news team, showing Northern California how to make your world GREENER for weight loss, improved energy, better digestion, and massively reduced disease risk. (If you’ve started making the shift […]

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15 Ways I Optimize Health and Energy Every Day—Besides Good Food! (part 1 of 4)

At our Paracelsus retreat in Switzerland (I miss those lovely people who came, already!), we had a few evening seminars where I and Dr. Jared Nielsen (from Utah) spoke on a variety of topics. I asked those who attended to write down their questions. One was, “Besides good nutrition, what do you do to stay […]

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More Treat recipes from the GSG Coaches’ Retreat!

Here are two more super-yummy treats Melinda made for the coaches’ retreat that I think you’ll love!   Key Lime Truffles 1 c cashews 8 large pitted dates, chopped small 1 Tbsp vanilla 1/4 c unsweetened coconut 1/4 c hemp seeds juice of 1 lime Zest of 1 lime 1/4 c water Toast coconut under […]

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Would you gain weight if you ate an entire car full of spinach?

My oldest son, Cade, 20 years old, came over to chat for a while and tell me about his luck with the ladies, a few days ago. We were shooting the breeze and had this completely pointless conversation, related to whether or not he has gained weight, since moving out into his first apartment away […]

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15 Common Themes from Parents Weighing in on “How to Raise A Healthy Eater”

For a few months, I’ve been researching and writing, and talking with GreenSmoothieGirl readers about their experiences. How to Eat Right In the Real World is my next book to come out January 1. Why write exclusively from my own experience, when I have thousands of genius readers whose ideas just jump off the page? […]

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Dr. Jorgenson tells the beautiful story of her “autistic” son Luke

This is a story by Dr. Michelle Jorgenson, a GSG reader in Highland, Utah, whose story is featured in the intro to How to Raise Healthy Eaters. I think you will find it inspiring: One of my pet peeves is when people say, “I try to help my family get healthy, but they just won’t […]

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Ann in Ohio shares some great ideas to raise healthy eaters!

This reader, Ann in Ohio, gave us a great entry in our recent contest sharing ideas about How to Raise Healthy Kids. It qualifies as a “runner up,” and we’re going to give her a prize, too. I have adapted her recipes, using my 6 baking tips to make a recipe healthier: Replace sugar with […]

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