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Cows raised for slaughter fed candy mixed with “ethanol byproduct”

If you need yet another reason to stop eating cows, check out this short news story, sent to me by Canadian reader Darlene U.: Click here to view video article on rancher’s new way to feed cows. Ranchers are now feeding cows CANDY mixed with an ETHANOL BYPRODUCT, instead of corn feed? What have we […]

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We love the SOUTH! part 1 of 3

Congrats to these three readers who won Cool Caps for their green smoothies, by being the FIRST to write us: Patricia Ottley of Shelley, ID; Sandy Zent of Ten Sleep, WY; Kylee Wilkins of Lehi, UT Did you know that caps and lids were the third-most collected debris item worldwide along shorelines, with almost 900,000 […]

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Be the Change….part 3 of 3

I will be talking more about alternatives to root canals, and the fluoride / amalgam fillings controversies next week. I’m researching and interviewing. I know I kinda left that hanging—a root canal isn’t acceptable, but neither is pulling a tooth. Stand by. I will have good stuff for you. Including comments and ideas from dentists […]

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Aloha from Hawaii!

I’ve just returned from a heaven of pineapples and papaya, teaching on Maui and Oahu. Thank you so much to my friends there, the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, and Down to Earth Markets, for hosting my lectures. Many thanks to GSG reader and my friend Debbie Tuttle (shown below with her husband Tom, and my […]

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Libby Goes Vegan

You know I don’t   promote any “isms”–vegetarianism, veganism, raw foodism.  I’m secretly a fan of all those movements. But I don’t adopt them as extremist positions because I think they send most people running for the hills. And I believe that sticking to the idea of eating MORE PLANT FOODS wins more converts. But […]

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Young Vegetarians, share this with your kids, part 2 of 2

I like this YouTube video about another vegetarian athlete, Jake Shields, whose parents never served animals but didn’t talk about why. Now Jake converts other athletes, who are amazed at how endurance increases when they eat only plants: Have your children look at all these world-class, famous athletes, including rocked-up bodybuilders, who don’t eat other […]

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Dear GreensmoothieGirl for Arizona, part 2 of 4

[By the way, that video I blogged on Sunday? Alternatives for milk? We had the wrong video up, but now it's right!] Amy: What’s the right balance of macronutrients? GSG: Americans have been duped into thinking we need 20% protein. Dr. Robert Atkins spread that far-and-wide, popularizing the way fast-food-enamored America wanted to eat anyway. […]

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Reversing osteoporosis

I got this from Jackie on my customer support team: “We’ve been getting a lot of people asking about whether you can reverse osteoporosis. Can you address this on the blog?” First of all, we have to stop believing, as a culture, that drinking cow’s milk is some kind of insurance against osteoporosis. The U.S. […]

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Joe Mercola and GreenSmoothieGirl on agave

In the natural health space, Joe Mercola is very much a Goliath, and I’m very much a David. Today’s topic: my affinities and differences with his philosophies. Dr. Mercola responded to my blog posting and newsletter of a week ago, about agave. I stand firm that drawing fear-based parallels between raw, organic agave from a […]

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The Sunflower Orphanage, Peru Part 4

I have much more to tell you about our trip to Peru and especially the Sunflower Orphanage. In the swings (THANK YOU to GSG reader Patti for these photos!) are Purfita, Dayana, Janina, and me. Janina is so cute and sweet, but she is impish and lets you know EXACTLY how she wants things to […]

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