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Vegetarians’ favorite question

My daughter Emma, 17, and I had a convo the other day about how every vegetarian gets sick of the question, “How do you get your protein?” (I bet we hear from some of them here!) I often point those asking that question to my report HERE called “Protein: Are We Deficient? Or Overdosing?” A […]

Green smoothies and hospice

I got this email recently from a reader telling us that her grandparent duties would keep her from attending my upcoming Bountiful, Utah class, but she wanted me to know what whole-foods habits had done for her: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Our family has had a daily green smoothie habit in the past and I can truly […]

Age 70, running 36 miles/wk: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

Happy birthday to my dad, whose character can be defined by consistency, work ethic, and commitment to principle. He’s been nicknamed Bob-Dad for 25 years now (my ex-husband nicknames everyone—this one was inspired by Bob-Dog on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood). He’s had plenty of stress and bad things happen to him in his life, like pretty […]

The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food

This is a very long article by Michael Moss of The New York Times, called The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. My blog entry today is my abstract and analysis of Moss’ work. (Matthew always tells me, “You’re my shortcut to the library.”) If you don’t have time to read the whole article, just […]

This is what Kristin brings to work

Coach Amanda and I were standing in my kitchen chatting about jet lag, Monday morning after we came home from Switzerland late the night before. Kristin walked in for work, carrying the three things you see here in this photo. It cracked me up. I lined up the Green Smoothie, the Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie, […]

Do all your husbands hate GSG?

Matthew texts me: Look, I’m drinking St. Patty’s Day Beer again! [Robyn aside: Hmm. Genius. Tell your husband that his green smoothie is a St. Patrick's Day beer.] Me: Niiiiice! Matthew: Does it ever crack you up that there are guys out there who used to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, who now hold […]

I can’t sleep! What to do, besides drugs?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I’ve been searching your site for information about sleep. I have a friend who has struggled his entire life to sleep and it is affecting his health dramatically.  There are very few places on the web where I feel that I can find truth when searching about information on health, but your website […]

Petition Kraft to Get Rid of Food Dyes

HERE’s a petition on just a FEW of the many toxic ingredients in Kraft Macaroni. According to this, Food Dye Yellow #5 and #6 require a warning label in countries outside the U.S. and are banned or being phased out in Europe. They are contaminated with known carcinogens and manufactured with toxic petrochemicals. They have […]

10,000 Hours. 10,000 Choices.

I’ve been thinking about that newly famous, often-quoted piece of research that, to be great at something, you must spend 10,000 hours. Breaking it down, that’s 5 years of full-time work. I’m awed by the beautiful, virtuoso violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter. I heard her play, live, when I was in Paris in 1992, when she was […]