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and the oxalate controversy rages on……

We got lots of interesting email in response to my rebuttal to the wildly exaggerated and completely undocumented article posted by one “Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist” that tells people not to drink green smoothies and says they can “devastate” your health. Heidi, a “low oxalate” blogger / site owner wrote a response. I like […]

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Can green smoothies “DEVASTATE” your health?

Sarah the Healthy Home Economist online recently posted an article about how green smoothies can “DEVASTATE” your health.  The content was so unsubstantiated that at first I refused to respond to it. But Amanda said, “She has a big audience and people are freaking out about it.” Sarah cites the oxalates phenomenon, wherein a natural […]

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“After I eat chocolate cake, I want to die”

I got this email from my friend Matthew: He had just read this quote: “When I eat chocolate cake, 20 minutes later I’m under my desk wanting to die, When I eat broccoli, in 20 minutes I feel good. But given the choice I always eat the cake.” Matthew asks: “Why do people choose the […]

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6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier….part 2 of 2

Continued from yesterday. (Yes, I know people are HEALTHIER and recipes are more HEALTHFUL, and so does my editor, but we abandon that in my book titles because “Healthful Recipes” sounds so stiff and wrong.) 4. Oil Please don’t use “vegetable oil” for baking. It’s highly refined, heated to high temperatures, and already rancid when […]

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Salt and Teriyaki Almonds

I made Robyn’s Teriyaki Almonds for the first time this week, and they are awesome!!! but both my daughter and I had the same reaction when we first tasted them:   whoa they’re salty. Followed the recipe exactly (yes, I used raw absolutely positively unpasteurized almonds, soaked overnight). Maybe my taste buds have changed since […]

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Salt

Hi Robyn, Can you clarify your opinion about using salt once again please? I’ve just read the post from Debbie Took http://debbietookrawforlife.blogspot.com/2009/09/salt-pt-1-sodium-pinch-or-ten-of-salt.html and I’m totally confused.

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where to buy unrefined salt . . . part 2 of 2

This continues a review of one of my favorite things, OHCS, and a link for where to buy completely unrefined salt. A double-blind study done in Austria in 2003 examined the effects of  drinking a minimum of 1.5 liters of water with  table salt, versus 1.5 liters of water with Original Himalayan Crystal Salt (OHCS). […]

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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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