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When Female Hormones Go Wacko!

GreenSmoothieGirl reader, Sanford Harvey, developed this really simple and helpful infographic on female hormones and shared it with us. Have you always wondered why you are already experiencing signs and symptoms similar to menopause regardless of age? Have you felt like you could go head-to-head in a mood swing competition with your menopausal mother? Although female hormone […]

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Depression and Anxiety Nutrition Strategies, part 3 of 3

  More strategies, if you’re serious about addressing what causes your depression and/or anxiety: 5.      High-fructose corn syrup has to go. I noticed that any HFCS, such as found in candy, drinks, and cheap processed food, caused me anxiety for several days after I ate it. In a few times in my life, when life circumstances […]

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Use nutrition to stoke your sex drive! Why young moms aren’t “into it.”

You think I’m going to start talking about chocolate syrup and strawberries in the bedroom as props. I’m not. I have WAY better advice than that. Moms of young children are very often less interested in sex than their partners. Husbands are frustrated and wonder what happened to the energetic woman they married. (Have a […]

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Stuff you’ve gotta know about Vitamin D

  Did you know that Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin? It’s more like a hormone. (It’s a precursor for the mineral calcium, which has more functions for human beings than any other mineral.) Did you know that after you go in the sun, your body needs a few hours to convert the substances collected […]

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Seven reasons not to drink soda, part 2 of 2

Here are seven kicks in the pants, to help you quit the soda habit: 1. SODA BRAIN! Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is added to soft drinks. It’s an industrial chemical used in plastics as a flame retardant. (It’s also in sports drinks.) It is known to cause nerve disorders and memory loss. It builds […]

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So your sex drive isn’t what it used to be?

A few tips for those suffering from lack of libido (or maybe it’s your partner whose sex drive doesn’t match yours). (You know that I was trained as a sex therapist in my graduate studies? Hope you don’t mind if I mix in a little of that, along with nutrition ideas.) 1.       […]

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more thoughts about agave

As if we haven’t done this subject to death. From the consensus of many people commenting on my blog about Mercola coming out against agave, it looks to be about 50/50. People who’ve had a positive experience with that product, versus people who’ve had a negative experience. The only ways I can explain this are […]

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Let’s talk about food and sex

No, this isn’t that episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza tried to combine the two in a feverish fantasy . . . and if you can’t handle some frank talk about an important part of your life, WARNING: hurry and get out of this blog and come back tomorrow. Did you know that what you […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 9 of 12

Some stats on hormones and  antibiotics in our meat supply, and Mad Cow disease: U.S. beef cattle that receive hormone implants: 90% (100% in larger feedlots)   Independent European Union scientists’ report on the effect of hormones added to U.S. beef: they are “complete carcinogens” (able to cause and promote cancer by themselves) (hormone 17 […]

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“the plural of anecdote is not data” . . . part 3 of 4

This is an excerpt from the intro of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   Advances in the field of nutrition are taking place faster than ever in history.   For example, just this decade, the “master hormone” leptin has been discovered, which governs the other hormones.   New data calls into question the popular counsel […]

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