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Are “eating healthy” and “obsessed” synonymous?” [part 1 of 3]

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl (from Linda): “I just received an e-mail earlier today from a friend who considers herself a very healthy eater (she’s a nurse) with a link to the following article “New Eating Disorders: Are They For Real?” about newly discovered or classified eating disorder, Orthorexia. “It says: ‘Orthorexia is Latin for ‘correct eating.’’ Here, […]

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Are you gardening yet?

I hope those of you doing 12 Steps are ready to look at Chapter 5, to plant an organic garden and use everything in it! Today Jenni told me about this cool online tool, very easy to use, where you can map out your garden just by dragging and dropping the crops you want in […]

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6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier, part 1 of 2

At the Zermatt in December, I taught these six tips for making a baking treat healthier. You don’t have to know anything about recipe development. These are no-brainers. Three tips today, three tomorrow. (All of this information is in Ch. 11 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) 1.           Substitute finely […]

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How to become a VEGETABLE ADDICT

You want to get your whole family addicted to raw vegetables? Even kids? I’ve got the secret key to that! Check out this video I did with Doug Holmes: You’re going to have a tough time shifting to a mostly plant-based diet unless you learn to make lots of salads you love. (Step 2 of […]

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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 […]

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Radio chat with Carol–and more book illustrations

Great fun with Carol Tuttle on her radio show last night, listen to the recording HERE. At the end of it, she said, “It’ll be fun to keep connecting with you and see how this goes. Maybe we could play tennis sometime! But I think you might beat me.” I said: “I plan to.” LOL! […]

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Raw Mom, Cooked Dad

Having trouble getting your family’s buyoff on your enthusiastic plans to follow your much greener, more raw, more whole eating program? It’s one of the things we get the MOST email about, around here! My friend the Green Smoothie Queen has put together a Raw Mom, Cooked Dad summit, and I am one of her […]

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Consumer Reports on protein powders

Check out this Consumer Reports review of protein powders. I’ve said for a long time that 99 percent of them are anywhere from difficult to digest, to toxic. Here’s proof: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/overview/index.htm If you feel you need extra protein, hopefully you’ve been disabused of the idea that you have to eat lots of animal flesh to […]

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where do we get the most radiation?

Here’s an interesting  Associated Press story today for your consideration since we’ve been talking about radiation exposure from cell phones. To summarize it, we get more radiation from medical testing than anything else, including airport scans and cell phone use. Preventative medicine is the best way to avoid those medical tests. (My older son recently […]

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processed meat: it’s on my “never” list

If you’ve read my books, you know there are two foods I never eat and I don’t let my kids eat either. We are virtually 100% about good nutrition at home, but at a party or in a restaurant, we make good choices but aren’t perfect. The two “over my dead body” foods, though: One, […]

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