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what enzymes do to make food digestible . . . part 3

We don’t think of our stomach as being two-chambered, but Howell goes to lengths to document all the experts and studies (including Gray’s Anatomy) saying that it does, in fact, have two distinct parts.   And in the upper stomach, or “food enzyme stomach,” gastric juices are not released, and peristalsis is not yet churning […]

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defending that my diet’s not all raw

I read the raw foodists all the time (Patenaude, Wolfe, Boutenko, and lots more).   I think their diet is fantastic.   Sometimes I go all raw, for a few days, weeks, or even months.   I wouldn’t criticize anybody for a minute who wants to do it permanently, as some of my friends do–they […]

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The Essential GreenSmoothieGirl Library . . . part 4

Two more of my favorite books, with links to  obtain them.   As you can afford to own these books, you’re building your arsenal of tools to quit or massively reduce refined foods and animal products forever: James and Colleen Simmons’ Original Fast Foods is so pure in its intent, to help others experience the […]

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Raw food beating cancer is front-page news!

Yesterday my friend Shelley Abegg, a breast cancer five-year survivor, was on the front page.   She beat cancer without chemo or radiation with a raw-food vegan diet:   http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/286151/17/   This is a four-part series on local women with breast cancer.   The first two parts were   full of radiation and chemo stories, […]

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High-nutrition items’ price points . . . part 2 of 2

THINGS I BUY AT COSTCO:   $25.50 olive oil (two 2-ltr. Bottles) or $13 for 1.5 ltr. bottle of organic $11 34-oz. balsamic vinegar $7.50 for two jars of 28-oz. natural, organic peanut butter $5.70  giant box of Grape Nuts (64 oz.) (for emergency or traveling breakfasts)   THINGS I BUY OTHER PLACES:   $13 […]

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High-nutrition items’ price points . . . part 1 of 2

I’ve been asked for a list of prices I pay for high-nutrition items you will want to buy regularly if you’re maximizing fresh produce and whole plant foods in your diet.  These are my “staples” that you’ll notice are rather different from what’s in most pantries (or long-term food storage).   Buying agave or coconut […]

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Eating right while traveling internationally . . . part 2

You can enjoy eating on a cruise without gaining 10 lbs.   Don’t think I’m on my high horse here, because if I told you I didn’t indulge on the cruise, I’d be lying.   If I said I didn’t eat gelato for dessert occasionally (it was an Italian cruise line), you’d write me off […]

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Calories per pound of foods

Interesting facts: Raw vegetables contain 100 calories per pound Fresh fruit contain 300 calories per pound Animal flesh contains 1,200 calories per pound Green vegetables are so massively nutrient rich and calorie minimal, you could literally eat them all day and never get fat.   The more you eat, the more you lose!   By […]

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thanks, Mom

I would just like to take a minute at the end of this Mother’s Day to honor my own mother who is halfway across the world in Milan, Italy, serving and teaching people there, with my dad.   My mom and dad are the epitome of health and work long days doing meaningful things they […]

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Green smoothie

Robyn, Just want to know if you have every used strawberries green tops in your green smoothie? I have been drying and freezing strawberries.   The more i cut off the tops I wondered if they could be used. Thanks Kathy

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