“The Biggest Loser” Bob Harper Changes His Position on Low-Carb Diets

“The Biggest Loser” Bob Harper Changes His Position on Low-Carb Diets

Bob Harper is The Biggest Loser’s enthusiastic personal trainer. He rose to fame, helping hundreds of contestants lose thousands of pounds, with his positivity and encouragement, on one of the most successful reality TV shows that had us all glued to our seats. Both he and Jillian Michaels have built multi-million-dollar personality brands, drafting off…

What Does ORGANIC Mean? (Should I Pay More For It–Or Not?)

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: This is a topic I have wondered about for years. I don’t think buying organic foods is worth it, because there’s no way to know if it is actually organic. My uncle is a farmer and does not grow organic crops. However, he has friends who are “certified organic” farmers and they use…

9 Surprising Reasons People Don’t Get Well, Or Stay Well

9 Surprising Reasons People Don’t Get Well--Or Stay Well

In the 25 years since I learned how to get healthy, and then did it–I’ve never stopped researching. I even went on a global investigative tour of 19 holistic wellness clinics. And I continue to write about what I learned about how people get well. In that research tour, and my 450-city, 6-year speaking tour,…

A review of John Robbins’ Epic Work, The Food Revolution

A review of John Robbins’ Epic Work, The Food Revolution

The work of John Robbins is legendary. He’s the guy who turned down his birthright, running the billion-dollar Baskin Robbins Company. His father and uncle were the founders. His uncle died prematurely of heart disease, and his father was diagnosed with diabetes. And John was the only son, groomed to become CEO. His books The…

Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

Why Ketosis Diets Will Fail: The Paleo and Keto Manifesto

The most disturbing trend in Wellness these days is that most people have no idea what to eat. When choices were fewer, 100 years ago, how to eat for good health was so much clearer. Americans have been so steeped in the diet fads, that they’re now thoroughly confused about food. Recently, I mentioned to…

What’s The Best Way to Get Omegas? Fish oil? Nooooo!

Animal and vegetable sources of omegas: salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves, rapeseed oil

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are “essential” because our bodies do not produce them–we must get them from food on a regular basis. These fats, also called “Omegas,” are excellent for neurological health and cardiovascular health. But if you ask most Americans how they get their EFA Omega 3 benefits, you’ll most likely be told, “fish…