Are you scared of “fermented” foods?

Twenty years ago, I learned about cultured, or fermented, probiotic-rich living foods. I was a total freak at the time. I was very alone. I knew a few older ladies who were “into” it, but I didn’t dare tell my peers what I was doing. Or my in-laws. I was slowly becoming an alien life…

When Female Hormones Go Wacko!

GreenSmoothieGirl reader, Sanford Harvey, developed this really simple and helpful infographic on female hormones and shared it with us. Have you always wondered why you are already experiencing signs and symptoms similar to menopause regardless of age? Have you felt like you could go head-to-head in a mood swing competition with your menopausal mother? Although female hormone…

On the Epic Price of Bad Food

I’m running through tiny towns near pastoral Nidda, Germany, early in the morning in mid-November through a frost-bitten field of collard greens. Past a stream full of tiny, white-as-snow ducklings, cowbells clanking in the distance. Or I’m winning a doubles match in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker. Or losing it. Doesn’t matter, for the purpose of…

Automate one meal

Here’s a success secret of people who have lost 30 lbs., on average, and kept it off, according to  a study published in the medical journal Obesity: They find healthy foods they like and stick to them. They “automate” one meal daily so that it’s not a struggle. That’s what the green smoothie habit does for…

How long does a Happy Meal take to decompose?

They did a great job with King Tut and Vladimir Lenin, to preserve them against decomposition. But what did McDonald’s do to the Happy Meal, that it does not decompose at all, after six months? Check out the link in the article to another woman’s experiment, where she has a McDonald’s happy meal hamburger from…

what’s the best humanitarian cause EVER?

Congrats to these GreenSmoothieGirls who won three free products from PrimalPitPaste.com! They jumped right on it when we posted the last giveaway blog about non-toxic deodorant. DeAndra Jarboe, Watauga, TX Ashley Hardy of Springfield MO Elizabeth Fiorentino of Durham, NC Do you know a great charitable cause? Something that helps people help themselves? Something innovative,…

Video: Denise Gets Off Coumadin

Never have I raised the ire of more readers as when I did a video with Dr. Kirt Tyson, one of Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ 30 diabetics he treated in the documentary and wellness program Simply Raw. Dr. Tyson told me he is a clearly Type 1 diabetic, who is off insulin except on the occasion he…