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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 1 of 2]

Dear Green SmoothieGirl: What should I store my green smoothie in?   I’ve read that certain chemicals in bottled water and other plastic items leach into my food. Answer:   A government study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, D.C. recently uncovered a surprising (and unnerving) finding.   The plastic lining used […]

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data on the benefits of eating RAW FOOD . . . part 3 of 3

At Washington University, surgeons put tubes in dogs to drain pancreatic juice enzymes out of the body.   Even though the dogs had access to plenty of food, they all died within a week.   (I know, what a terrible study!)   Another group of researchers duplicated the study, with the same results, in rats. […]

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the data on benefits of RAW FOOD . . . part 2 of 3

Another very old study was the work of Robert McCarrison in the 1920′s and 1930′s, working with rats.   A group of 1,000 rats was fed a partially raw diet of carrots, sprouts, cabbage, bread, milk, and meat.   Another 2,000 were fed canned food, boiled vegetables, and milk.     The rats in the […]

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the data on benefits of RAW FOOD . . . part 1 of 3

In the next few blogs, I’ll review for you research on the benefits of raw plant food I found in various sources.   Unfortunately, science isn’t too interested in studying the effects of people eating raw food.   Who would fund large-scale prevention studies to document what happens when we don’t tax our enzyme production […]

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what enzymes do to make food digestible . . . part 4

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:   How can enzymes and eating raw food be so important when stomach acid would kill any enzymes that came with the food anyway? Good one.   Some people think that the low pH of the stomach stops salivary and any other food or supplemental enzymes from working.   A number of experiments […]

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The Essential GreenSmoothieGirl Library . . . part 2

Here are three more of my picks from my Top Shelf–the most pivotal books on health and nutrition: Dr. Robert O. Young and Shelley Young’s books and recipe books:   Sick and Tired, The pH Miracle, The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, Back to the House of Health I and II (containing many excellent recipes). […]

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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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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 11 of 12

Today, more info on world hunger and why you’re contributing to overconsumption of resources  eating high on the food chain:   Number of people whose food energy needs can be met by the food produced on 2.5 acres of land, if the land is producing . . .   Cabbage           […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 9 of 12

Some stats on hormones and  antibiotics in our meat supply, and Mad Cow disease: U.S. beef cattle that receive hormone implants: 90% (100% in larger feedlots)   Independent European Union scientists’ report on the effect of hormones added to U.S. beef: they are “complete carcinogens” (able to cause and promote cancer by themselves) (hormone 17 […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 8 of 12

Today stats about where foodborne bacteria E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella come from, and irradiation consequences.   And which foods you should be most concerned about.   (Each of these stats/quotes has a corresponding source in Robbins’ The Food Revolution.)   The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria has occasionally been found in sprouts and raw […]

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