What about OXALATES in spinach?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Some people think you should lightly cook your spinach and other greens before eating them. Is it safe to eat them raw? Answer: This is an excerpt from Ch. 1 of my e-book, 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   It is both safe and good to eat spinach raw, which I have done…

Ep.77: Balance Your Hormones with Magdalena Wszelaki

Too many women have told me that they’re really healthy, yet they are experiencing hot flashes and drastic mood shifts. Magdalena Wszelaki joins us today to deconstruct the root causes of those abnormal symptoms and discuss how to balance your hormones. She is the founder of the popular Hormones Balance online community. She is a…

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…

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

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…

Ep.37: Eat to Live with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

You get the benefit today of hearing from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a medical doctor who is way ahead of his time in helping his patients understand the benefits of eating plant food. I took on his challenge to eat 2 pounds of plants per day many years ago, and it reclaimed my health and my…

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…