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the virtues of coconut water

Stacy S., organizer of my San Diego event last week (I will blog about it this week, just waiting for photos), that I should write more about coconut oil. How about the liquid, or water, of the coconut? Thanks for the help on this, Jenny Cook: It’s an amazing alternative to water – low in […]

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extra ingredients for green smoothies [part 1 of 7]

Many health food nuts like me have a mental list of ingredients they know are nutritional powerhouses, and we want to get them in our diet but often fail to do so, because we don’t know how or don’t fit it into the day’s menu. Green smoothies are the perfect way to do that–just toss […]

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best green drink

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:   I bought a green drink powder once that was supposed to be really good for me, but I stopped drinking it because the nutrition label basically stated there was no nutritional value —which made me wonder if I was benefiiting from the drink at all–even though it was supposed to be made […]

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the best food dehydrator on the market . . . part 1 of 3

Today I’m telling you about one of my favorite tools for incorporating fantastic plant-food nutrition into your diet.   This is my favorite appliance, second only to the BlendTec Total Blender.   It’s the Excalibur dehydrator, my “oven,” the best rated food dehydrator in the world.   See if the person who loves you most […]

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best salts for health . . . part 1 of 2

Do you suspect you have mineral deficiencies?   I hope this review of one of my favorite products will help you.   I think many people, even those eating a  decent diet, have mineral absorption problems.   I have been studying reasons for that.   I don’t have all the answers, but here’s one rather […]

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Another reason to be cautious about supplements

How many bottles of half-used supplements are on your shelves?   Tell me. I’ve got so many I bet it’s between 100 and 200.   I’ve been told for years and years to take this and that and the other thing.   I would try, but more often than not, I’d forget.   Now I’m […]

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Why you desperately need SALT–and what kind

If I go to a restaurant and eat something with a lot of sodium, I can barely make a fist when I wake up the next day.   My fingers are like pudgy sausages.   My body hates salt—or so I thought. We all know that too much sodium is linked to heart disease.   […]

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