How To Avoid Hidden Sugar in Your Food

Avoid Hidden Sugar in Food

At GSG I try to be all about the good things you eat and do to fuel and strengthen your body. I want to be all about what to say yes to. Not so much about what you gotta say no, no, never  to. But sugar? It’s everywhere, and it’s nasty stuff. I’ve written before…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly in SUGAR ALTERNATIVES! Which One Should I Use?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: “What sugar replacement is the best?” I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked this! I’ve written about the sugar industry before, and talked about my sugar addictions, and how sugar can ruin your health. Sugar is nasty stuff. The more people learn how deadly sugar is, the more sugar alternatives…

Raw honey and more awesome stuff—GIVEAWAY!

Our friend Nature Nate’s is a family-owned business, and they sponsored my lecture in Austin. Be one of the first three to write us at support123@greensmoothiegirl.com and get this awesome giveaway package pictured here! The three winners are getting a 32-oz raw honey, a 12-oz raw honey, a Nature Nate’s apron, a BPA-free shaker bottle,…

Exactly Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible

Aspartame (or brand name Nutrasweet).  Joe Mercola says it’s the most dangerous substance added to foods. I might quibble with that, because mono sodium glutamate is a neurotoxin every bit as deadly. And the nitrates and nitrites in cured meats are potently carcinogenic. I’d agree that aspartame is a TOP THREE worst things, to avoid…

Nutrition for pregnant moms, babies, toddlers….part 3 of 5

Today’s topic: WHAT DO I WEAN MY BABY ONTO? So, you can’t feed your baby nothing but breast milk, and then goat milk (or yogurt/kefir) forever. Now you know why I highly encourage you to breastfeed as exclusively as you can, for 18 months. But when you do begin to wean your baby, avoid all…

Coconut Oil Giveaway and Recipes!

I’ve sent people to Mountain Rose Herbs for their extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil, for years. I’ve never had a complaint, because their product is fabulous, and we’ve gotten tons of testimonials about skin conditions clearing and other exciting benefits of beginning to use this lauric acid-rich, medium chain fatty acid (missing in most people’s…

Nutrition is usually a gradual process of changes and improvement!

I think it’s important you know how gradual my health changes were. Because I don’t want you to be discouraged if you like how you feel eating whole foods, but your problems didn’t disappear overnight. I’ve written about 21 health problems I had in my 20’s that have all gone the way of the Dodo.…

More garden recipes, and a bedside update….

Thanks for all your kind emails and Facebook messages. I’ve been sleeping 12 hours a night since my accident Saturday; still unable to walk or do much of anything without acute/stabbing pain in my lower back/hip, and I wonder if it’s nerve damage, as I landed approximately on my hip’s sciatic nerve. I am hoping…

Raw zucchini pickles and more ideas

Wendy Ray gave this idea for using zucchini, on the GreenSmoothieGirl facebook fanpage: Slice young zucchini into a quart jar (or whatever). Add these: 1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp. sea salt 2+ Tbsp. raw honey 2 Tbsp. fresh basil 1 cup water Optional: sliced onions Marinate at least 30 minutes. Lasts at…