The Good, Bad, and Ugly in SUGAR ALTERNATIVES! Which One Should I Use?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: “What sugar replacement is the best?” I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked this! I’ve written about the sugar industry before, and talked about my sugar addictions, and how sugar can ruin your health. Sugar is nasty stuff. The more people learn how deadly sugar is, the more sugar alternatives…

Counting Bites Health Fad

Have you heard of the new diet “Counting Bites”? This is a new fad that has you obsess about counting bites instead of calories or grams of fat. We already know that counting calories leads to suppressing calories which leads to depriving yourselves of food in general. When we deprive ourselves of food, we experience…

What’s the best diet in the WORLD?

One of the most freeing things I’ve ever done is to STOP DIETING. Over 20 years ago. Like you, I’ve been subjected to a barrage of media touting every new diet. The diet business is BIG business. Like, more-than-$1-billion-a-year big. And there have to be NEW fads to feed the machine. I’m passionate about reminding…

Paleo Diet: The Good, Bad, and Ugly! {NEW VIDEO}

I’m talking about FOOD FADS for the next couple of weeks. I’ve written on it before. Now here’s my video.  I don’t have a vendetta against the Paleo Diet. I just think people should know that it’s a fad, that there are good and bad things about it, and that it has little or nothing…

The Paleo Diet…..what is it, really?

Paleo Diet, Debunked!

I’ve never gotten more hate email than when I wrote, last year, about why the Paleo Diet isn’t even relevant to paleolithic man’s diet, and isn’t particularly healthy in some ways. I must have a masochistic streak, writing about this again. Wow, people who love that diet LOVE it. Thing is, it’s my job to…

Help! College student eating nothing but marshmallows!

My daughter Emma is a sophomore at SUU. Not too long ago, she texted, “Mom! Something must be done! Aaron is trying to save money at the end of the semester and won’t buy food! He is eating only what’s already in his cupboard. He ate these marshmallows for all three meals today!” I wrote…

What kind of fats do you eat?

GSG Healthy Fats

You know that omega-3 fatty acids are critical for brain health, heart health, and avoiding mood disorders. I talk about this all the time. Most people think you have to get them from salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring. Likewise, the fish oil industry would have you think their products are the answer. Unfortunately, two major…

Are we non-conformist “sheep?”

non-conformist kale juice

I always laugh to myself when adolescents start a movement to show how non-conformist they are. Lately, Goth. Emo. Hipster. Ironically, they all dress alike to show how different they are. I thought this infographic was entertaining. Hopefully being a health nut doesn’t always equate to smug self-righteousness. Hopefully we don’t line up behind everything…