Are you scared of “fermented” foods?

Twenty years ago, I learned about cultured, or fermented, probiotic-rich living foods. I was a total freak at the time. I was very alone. I knew a few older ladies who were “into” it, but I didn’t dare tell my peers what I was doing. Or my in-laws. I was slowly becoming an alien life…

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…

On the Epic Price of Bad Food

I’m running through tiny towns near pastoral Nidda, Germany, early in the morning in mid-November through a frost-bitten field of collard greens. Past a stream full of tiny, white-as-snow ducklings, cowbells clanking in the distance. Or I’m winning a doubles match in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker. Or losing it. Doesn’t matter, for the purpose of…

Automate one meal

Here’s a success secret of people who have lost 30 lbs., on average, and kept it off, according to  a study published in the medical journal Obesity: They find healthy foods they like and stick to them. They “automate” one meal daily so that it’s not a struggle. That’s what the green smoothie habit does for…