Newsletter Sign-Up

Get Robyn's green smoothie
recipe free!


food for extraordinary health!

simple . affordable . delicious

Exactly Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible (part 2)

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 […]

21 Comments Continue Reading →

Anti-Nutrients….are you letting them scare you off whole foods? part 1 of 3

One of the more infuriating aspects of nutrition education is the highly confusing anti-nutrients debate. For example, hot issues include but are not limited to…. Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Dr. Mercola propagates a bunch of needless fear, attacking all grains and some vegetables […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Jim’s response to my article on GOITROGENS

These are author Jim Simmons’ blog comment in response to my latest report on goitrogens and cruciferous vegetables. I feel it deserves front-and-center attention: Regarding oxalates and other anti-nutrients: recently Dr. Mercola went at it again with fear-mongering toward ‘all’ whole grains and even a variety of vegetables. By the time he got done with […]

11 Comments Continue Reading →

Question authority and use your critical thinking skills

One of my readers, Amanda, sent me this exchange that got her labeled a ‘Dissenter’ and ejected from Joe Mercola’s forum. Whey protein, including his, is a highly processed food with additives and flavorings you should avoid. Most Americans are overdosing on protein, but if you feel you need more, I hope you look to […]

46 Comments Continue Reading →

Response of an M.D. / PhD to the China Study debate

Are you sick of debate on the China Study? Remember how Mercola said his D.O. experience is more valuable than a PhD nutrition researcher’s? If you’re not too sick of reading opinions, here’s a comment by a reader  that was buried deep in the comments on my blog, by an M.D. who also has a […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Tackling Mercola’s newsletter on ALKALINE WATER

Many have emailed us, or messaged me through the Facebook GreenSmoothieGirl fanpage, about Mercola’s newsletter attacking alkaline water. Please read my response to Mercola’s words, here. 4-sentence brief:   Mercola contradicts himself all over the place, and logical fallacies abound in his arguments. His evidence for yet another reactionary, “sky is falling” article title is […]

24 Comments Continue Reading →

this is Dr. Campbell’s response

Tomorrow, on to other topics. Today, here is T. Colin Campbell’s response to Mercola’s missive: Dr. Mercola raises so many questions that it would take me at least several weeks if not months to answer. He invents clever sayings and makes serious innuendos that are total nonsense–indeed slanderous. His questions are rhetorical, with meaning, and […]

29 Comments Continue Reading →

my last post on the anti-China-Study Mercola newsletter

Related to questions received from yesterday’s post— I don’t know if anyone has critiqued the China Study who isn’t associated with the Weston A. Price Foundation. All the criticism I have read has been. I’m not sure who financed Denise Minger, a 23-year old college student and “professional sock puppeteer” who is paid to write […]

22 Comments Continue Reading →

Dr. Mercola attacks the China Study: clash of the titans

When Joe Mercola contradicts the basics of nutrition taught on GreenSmoothieGirl.com and in my books, we get hundreds of emails. Mercola’s newsletter yesterday supposedly exposes the “DARK SIDE” of the China Study. I’m not going to link to it and therefore give it a higher page rank. It doesn’t deserve it. Before undertaking to explain […]

85 Comments Continue Reading →

I just interviewed T. Colin Campbell

Normally I blog in the morning. Not this morning, because I got Mercola’s newsletter lambasting T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of Cornell University, and his massive study known as the Oxford/Cornell China Project. (The popular book was titled by the publisher The China Study, and I review it in my book reviews.) I threw everything on […]

19 Comments Continue Reading →