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Sugar is worse than just “empty calories” and tooth decay

An interesting study you’re not likely to ever hear about came out of my own alma mater, the University of Utah, and THIS article was published in the Tribune: Many mothers let their children eat loads of sugary food, thinking that it’s okay because their kid is thin, and they’ll make him brush his teeth […]

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Elementary School Teachers and the GREEN SMOOTHIE SCIENCE FAIR!

I hope my readers send a link to Beckie’s story, to teachers they know, to give them ideas. Teachers WANT to motivate and educate their students towards good nutrition choices, and they want good Christmas gift ideas too! Thank you for sharing, and for being a great teacher, Beckie! Dear Robyn: This is the story […]

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“I could never eat like you do!”

Nic, my son Tennyson’s buddy, was watching me load up my Nike duffel bag with snacks for my 24 hours of flights to Milan, Italy, to stay at Paracelsus al Ronc. He shook his head as he watched, and we had this conversation. Nic:  Robyn, I could never eat like you do. I don’t like […]

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Sugar as dangerous as alcohol and cigarettes

A study out of University of California at SF says that sugar should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, because it’s every bit as dangerous and deleterious. Click here to view the News Video on Sugar Study It changes your metabolism, raises your blood pressure, and destroys your liver, they say. They state that it contributes […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GSG Mom Gets Off the Couch and Life Starts at 48 Years Old

Don and Donna have been married a long time, and live out in the sticks in Oregon, where they’ve raised three children. They’ve recently hit some very hard times, with many losses during the recession, including unemployment and much upheaval. So Donna’s big request of Don, for her birthday, was that he drive her to […]

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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 […]

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A story about Marlena in Redding

The folks at Blendtec are a blessing to me, and to lots of others, too. They give me a $435 blender to give to one lucky attendee at each of my classes. Once, to an audience of 400 in Dallas, I said: “This amazing machine is a game-changer for your health. I really wish I […]

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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 […]

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