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take two, on apple seeds

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Don’t apple seeds have cyanide or arsenic in them? (This was in response to yesterday’s post.) Answer: I don’t think Snopes is the final answer on everything, but I like how they research topics. Here they are on apple seeds: http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/apples.asp If this troubles you, by all means take that extra step of […]

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tips for preventing H1N1 infection

My focus on this site is that when you don’t dump toxins and their byproducts (mycotoxins) into your body en masse in the form of processed foods, animal products, etc., you are stronger in the face of viral and bacterial infections. But these are some interesting, simple, natural suggestions by Dr. Vinay Goyal, who has […]

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Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Which brands do you folks use?? I’m a little concerned about spraying “chemicals” on my food during the cleaning process…… Thanks!

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an interesting green smoothie testimonial

I have lots more testimonials I haven’t posted yet.   I’ve blogged in the past about the personality changes and mood improvements that people experience when they toss the refined foods and start eating whole, mostly-raw plant food.   Here’s an interesting testimonial from a reader named Grace that came in this morning through the […]

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Does eating right cause irregular periods?

I just read a highly controversial, really interesting article on Debbie Took’s raw food blog, about the possibility that when a woman eats a vegan, high-raw (mostly raw) diet, she may have irregular periods, very light and infrequent.   Evidence is given and a number of professionals are quoted, that indigenous women don’t menstruate like […]

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chia seed and flax seed

So you’ve been reading about chia seed.   (I know this because I get lots of questions about it.)   Yep, I’m talking about the little things that grow the chia pet, now getting lots of attention as a power food.   And it is.   A highly expensive one (I bought a pound of […]

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

I was recently in a conversation where a 23-year old adult said,  regarding this topic, “If I don’t drink bottled water, where will I get it?”   She was totally serious.   Back in the olden days (before water bottles but after the wheel was invented), we used to fill a reusable water bottle or […]

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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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RE: high fructose corn syrup is a health food

  Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury I wonder if Liz who originally posted this topic has read the Washington Post Article.

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GSG diet and CANCER

[Before today's topic--how fun to "meet" lots of you on Facebook!   Thanks for making me your "friend" there.] Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I subscribe to your 12 step information.   I just was diagnosed with cancer of my spleen and liver.   I had colon cancer 2 years ago.   I would greatly appreciate any information […]

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