7 Refreshing Easy-to-Make Sugar Free Summer Beverages (dairy free too!)

  A season of barbecues and backyard potluck parties is officially upon us.  Soak in summer with these seven refreshing sugar-free and dairy-free Goddess Lifestyle beverages that are easy-breezy to make. To boot, some of these make a great base for alcoholic drinks (of course, stick with smaller amounts of alcohol, and drink responsibly!). I teach you how to…

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Complex Carbs, Whole Grains & the Hype Machine

  InGRAINed National Dietary Guidelines and many heath “experts” have long told us to load up on complex carbohydrates, particularly grains (especially “whole grains”) and cereal products. Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot of misinformation behind this advice. These recommendations, in combination with low-fat and low-saturated fat recommendations, have sent our disease rates soaring and waistlines…

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6 Reasons Counting Calories to Lose Weight Doesn’t Work

You can thank your lucky stars: science says there’s flawed logic behind counting calories to lose weight and gauge how satiating foods are.  So why haven’t you heard about this life-changing morsel of nutrition wisdom? Sadly, there’s generally a ten-years-minimum lag between research and mainstream medical/public health recommendations. Also, chances are your doctor won’t tell…

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Another Reason Your Confusion About Sugar & Starch Isn’t Your Fault (My Review of Katie Couric’s Fed Up Challenge)

  I was pretty excited when I saw an interview with Katie Couric about her new documentary Fed Up (released May 9, 2014), which spotlights the dangers of sugar, particularly added sugars, in the American diet. I haven’t watched the film yet (I’ll post again if I have any commentary after I do see it),…

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Holes in Vegan Nutrition and Ideology

I get provocative about holes in vegan nutrition and ideology in Tipsy Lit‘s new interview with me. I talk sex, birth, religion, fertilizer and FOOD. Oui!

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The Confusion About Low Carb (and Goddess Clarity!)

According to some people, I eat a low-carb diet. I both agree and disagree…wha?!  Confused? It’s not your fault. There are a lot of confusing standards out there about what makes a low-carb diet a low-carb diet. I’m here to clarify things. I always find it amusing when some people suggest I eat a low-carb…

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New Research Suggests Resveratrol Doesn’t Reduce Risk of Heart Disease or Cancer

There’s been a research reversal on resveratrol! (I dare you to say that five times.) A new study out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association‘s Internal Medicine on May 12, 2014, suggests resveratrol ain’t as miraculous as it’s been cracked up to be when it comes to protection…

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VIDEO: Why You Don’t Want to Eat a Processed Butter Substitute or Cheese Alternative

On a recent trip to my local food co-op, I came across a “healthier” processed butter substitute and cheese alternative brand that isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (like most all the processed butter substitutes and cheese alternatives out there). If you eat any processed butter substitute or cheese alternative, or know anyone who does…

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The Myth of “Healthy” Frozen Yogurt

How can you NOT think frozen yogurt is healthy? For years now, everywhere you turn, the media seems to be singing operatic praise for this low-fat–or more often fat-free–“healthy” dessert that’s supposed to help you indulge the smart, waist-friendly way, while preventing disease. I’m here to debunk the nutrition hype: “healthy” frozen yogurt is a load of…

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You’re Being Fed BS About Omega-3 from Chia, Flax & Plant Foods (and What You Can Do about It)

  According to the website of chia-bar maker, Health Warrior, “1 bag of chia = 10 lbs of salmon.” These figures supposedly mean lots of “BRAINPOWER” and a slew of other health benefits. There are plenty of other companies and products that claim similar nutritional feats. If only it were all true. In the name of nutrition science, healthy…

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