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,…

Green Smoothies for Thyroid Health? My Hashimotos Journey

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and other thyroid health disorders are becoming an epidemic, with 20 million Americans, and 200 million worldwide diagnosed with thyroid disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disease in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. According to thyroid.org, 60 percent of those with thyroid disease don’t even know that they have it! And…

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…

13 Top Raw Almonds Nutrition Benefits (And How To Get Truly Raw Almonds)

Raw Almonds in a tree

Got your eye on raw almonds in this year’s Group Buy?  The most potent nutrition benefits and best taste come from truly raw almonds. But unless you have a direct connection to an almond trees grower (and we do!), truly raw almonds are impossible to buy because of regulations that require pasteurization and fumigation of…

Does everything that goes in your mouth have to TASTE good?

“I can’t get my family to drink green smoothies because they don’t taste good!” We just celebrated 10 years of being “GreenSmoothieGirl” online, and 20 years of drinking at least one quart of green smoothie a day, myself, plus feeding them to my kids. I don’t even REMEMBER smoothies and green juice and vegetables not…

How To Eat Legumes

Legumes

Here’s a little quiz: what do mesquite, beans, carob, peas, soy, peanuts, lentils, and even alfalfa and clover all have in common? Say it with me: “lay-gooms.”  Legumes–the food group with a weird name–are plants whose seed grows inside a pod. I love legumes! This whole class of food is highly underrated. I’m going to…

What Are Anti-Nutrients, And Should You Worry About Them In Your Food?

What are Anti-Nutrients, and should you worry about them in your food?

One of the most confusing controversies in the world of health and nutrition is the debate about ANTI-NUTRIENTS. For example, hot issues about Anti-Nutrients include but are not limited to these compounds… Grains have PHYTATES. Spinach has OXALATES. Apple seeds have CYANIDE. Legumes have PURINES and LECTINS. Broccoli and cabbage have GOITROGENS. Recent scare tactics…