Is Buying Organic Food Always Necessary?

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Think buying organic food is going to blow your budget? Let’s set aside the argument that eating whole food pays back in higher energy, and lowering disease risk and healthcare costs. You’ve got a budget, and let’s face it, buying organic food will chip away at it more quickly than conventional food. Did you know…

recipe for you! my favorite salad and dressing

NOTE: If you read this when I first posted it—I typed in the wrong dressing recipe, oops! Please see changes below. We could use a breather from the heavy topic of toxic dental practices! Here’s my favorite salad recipe, always a hit whenever I make it for my family or others. A big helping is…

Green Juice: Can It Be Yummy? I’m in Arizona to Find Out!

I’ve just checked into An Oasis of Healing to study what Dr. Thomas Lodi, M.D., does to help people. One of my readers, Inge, read what we’re doing and wrote about how much she loves Dr. Lodi, who has been helping her. She wasn’t the only one of our readers to write telling us they’ve…

Is raw spinach bad for me?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I bought your book, borrowed my friend’s Blendtec, then bought my own after I learned how much I love the greensmoothiegirl way. I just returned from visiting my in-laws out of town and my MIL is trying to tell me cooked spinach is better for you then raw and in a smoothie. Please…

my plans for Part 2 classes, and another recipe

Poor pregnant Desiree and Shaunie asked me to tone down the number of recipes we taste-test/demo, for Part 2, and I struggled with that for hours planning the class this weekend, because I want to do more, more, more….. It’s still more ambitious than the Part 1 classes. Here’s what I have planned for Sandy…

Raw green food and kidney stones

I have more requests to address oxalates. It’s another one of those “they” things: first they tell us greens are good for us, and then they tell us oxalates will cause kidney stones and other problems.   Many people are fearful of kidney stones since they’re not only common (estimates are than 10 to 15…

How did I discover the “green smoothie” that I named this site after?

It’s a great story, really, how I happened upon the “green smoothie,” the attention-grabbing part of this site dedicated to helping you eat right. I was 27 years old, sitting on the front porch one warm summer day when my oldest child was a year old.  Knowing me at that time, I was probably letting…

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…

Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 6 of 12

Are plant sources of protein sufficient?   Today, good stats about the need for protein:   Protein in human mother’s breast milk: 5 percent of calories   Minimum protein requirement according to the World Health Organization: 5 percent of calories   U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adult protein intake: 10 percent of calories  …