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Stuff you’ve gotta know about Vitamin D

  Did you know that the USRDA of Vitamin D is so low—400 mg—that if you went in the sun for 18 seconds, your body would produce that much? (We need far more than that to be disease preventative, and to have enough to utilize calcium for bone density.) Did you know that Vitamin D […]

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Reversing osteoporosis

I got this from Jackie on my customer support team: “We’ve been getting a lot of people asking about whether you can reverse osteoporosis. Can you address this on the blog?” First of all, we have to stop believing, as a culture, that drinking cow’s milk is some kind of insurance against osteoporosis. The U.S. […]

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Should I Take Vitamins? part 1 of 2

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Should I take multivitamins? If so, which kind? Answer: No. Whole foods, 60-80% raw, what I teach you, covers your nutritional needs. One of the tougher things to get from your diet is omega fatty acids, but a little bit of flaxseed, or flax oil, several times a week (or fish oils, a […]

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Vitamin D update

So I told you last summer I was doing a Vitamin D experiment and that I’d report back. After a summer in the sun playing tennis and running, I was tanned and probably as high in Vitamin D as I would get in a year. I get a moderate amount of sun (while trying to […]

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Dear GSG: Why is the media always telling us one thing and then the opposite about nutrition?

Answer: I know it’s frustrating.   I get this gripe all the time, and some people use it to dismiss all information about nutrition altogether and just eat whatever tastes good: “they don’t know what they’re talking about anyway.” Well, by “they” (first they tell us one thing, then another), we mean science, right?   […]

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Weston Price Foundation versus The China Study

A yahoo group I belong to, “Natural LDS Women,” is having a debate about the “science” of the Weston Price Foundation, versus The China Study.” A recent poster said that with scientific “facts” so conflicting, you really just have to pray about it and go with your gut. “LDS” means Mormon (my religion), and in […]

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Throw Away Your Television

With more than one-third of America’s children overweight, we have TV to thank (more importantly, our choice to indulge in it).   Throw away your television (or at least leave it mostly off) for two reasons. One, kids are burning fewer calories because they aren’t exercising while they watch hours of TV.   Most parents […]

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