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Questions and Answers about PROTEIN

Check out these common questions about protein, with my answers: Q&A Question: What about “PERFECT PROTEINS?” Aren’t those the best? Answer: No, not at all. A “perfect” protein just means it very closely matches human flesh. In fact, proteins from plants, where the body builds from the “raw materials” of amino acids (protein’s building blocks) […]

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What to do about WRINKLES?

After yoga, when I’m rolling up my mat, seems like often a GSG reader comes over to chat. Tell me their green smoothie experience, ask what to do to help a friend struggling with health problems, ask me when the group buy ends. Stuff like that. Recently, Cheryl, a 53-yo, very fit breast cancer survivor, […]

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dramatic testimonial from “the happiest grama on the planet”

We get a lot of wonderful testimonials, both in person when I teach, and via email on the site. Few are as dramatic as this one we got from Mary Kay: Since hearing about your website six months ago, I have been drinking a quart of green smoothies every day. People I meet now ask […]

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We love the SOUTH! Part 3 of 3

Sometimes we meet readers who are just pure inspiration to us all. We got a letter from Annette before we left for Atlanta, telling us about her parents in advance of them coming to our class in South Carolina. Mel and Julie Lacock are 78 and 73, spry and healthy, and they’ve been eating a […]

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Mortality, goodbye to my grampa, and taking youth for granted

Last weekend my grampa was in a hospital with pneumonia, his blood pressure 70/30 and they were unable to get an IV needle in him. We talk every day, my aunt or my dad, and I, about whether it’s time to fly to Couer d’Alene (via Spokane) to say goodbye. The crisis seems to be […]

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Seven reasons not to drink soda…..part 1 of 2

I watch the addiction of a few people close to me, to soda. One of my closest friends drinks it every day and calls it her “binky.” She kicks the habit but always goes back—because when she quits diet soda, she finds herself taking up sugar. Another tells me he is not addicted but seems […]

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beautiful and young at age 70! three ageless examples show the value of good nutrition!

I often hear people judging the raw vegan movement, or its credibility as a lifestyle, because a particular raw vegan doesn’t look good.  In fact, it is often debilitating health conditions that started the person on the path to raw/vegan in the first place. So they may have a long way to travel out of […]

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If you saw what I see…..part 1 of 2

I wish you could be me for a few days, and talk to the people I talk to. It’s rather motivating in ways both negative and positive. In the last week and a half, I’ve done 6 intro classes locally, several of them with over 100 in attendance. (Photos below of the last one in […]

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Age spots disappearing!

I’m in Africa from Dec. 27 until Jan. 8, but while I’m gone, Chris is posting some fun letters I have received lately. Here’s one I think you’ll like. I love when readers write me with very specific info about what, exactly, they have changed in their lifestyles that is causing health improvements: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: […]

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Mid-Life Mojo, part 2 of 2

Since I turned 40, I have done a bunch of stuff on my bucket list, for instance: Write three books (two published) Travel in 19 countries Take up a competitive sport and advance in it Start skiing again Do service in a 3rd world country with my kids Fall in love (that didn’t work out, […]

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