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update on the Sugar Bet

Do you ever stop and think about the ways karma just flows and flows? When I was over six months into my year-long Sugar Bet, last February, I confessed that I’d screwed up, when I was in Hawaii. I came clean immediately when I got home. Not just here on the blog, but I went […]

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Ben’s son goes psycho when he eats sugar

Recently my friend Ben was telling me a story about his younger son who has a completely insane reaction to sugar. Ben and his ex-wife are normally vigilant about keeping Alex and sugar faaaaarrr apart. Ben said, “But it was spring break, and I was with my buddy, and I just thought, what the heck. […]

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A sad update on the sugar bet….part 2 of 2

Next morning after I screwed up the sugar bet, I went for a run. I thought about telling Matthew.  I knew I had to. I would rather have a peaceful conscience than $10,000. That much was clear. I thought about telling you, my readers, who think I’m better than that. I ran along the beach […]

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A sad update on the Sugar Bet….part 1 of 2

It’s shameful that I’ve been delaying writing this post. You might know that on Sept. 11, I swore off all refined sugar, for a year. My friend Matthew Flinders and I put $10,000 on that bet. I haven’t eaten much sugar in recent years. A tiny fraction of what most Americans eat, for sure. I […]

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Two great recipes and an awesome new ingredient!

If you’re following my cancer travels, I hope you won’t get mixed up. Last month I was at Oasis of HEALING in Arizona, and this month I’ve been studying at Oasis of HOPE—both the Tijuana hospital and the Irvine outpatient clinic run by two docs, Contreras and Connealy. I’m writing some of the high points […]

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A Year Without Sugar

It’s been 2 months since I bet Matthew Flinders $10,000 that I wouldn’t eat sugar for a year. Here, he and I talk about it. It’s just NO BIG DEAL! (Kristin is behind the camera, if you’re wondering why I’m assuring her that I still love her even though she ate treats all through Texas […]

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My kids and the Sugar Bet

The night before my bet with Matthew started—I must pay $10,000 if I eat any sugar—I told the kids. I wanted them to be part of watching me. (Matthew’s mom and grandma had come to my class in Sandy the week before we started, and I asked his mom to let me know if she […]

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SUGAR BET!

It’s September 11, 2011. Today Matthew and I make a bet that we will pay an astonishing sum of money to each other, if we eat sugar anytime in the next year. (He has been texting me, “OMG! There’s sugar in my SOUP! It’s in Corn Nuts!” On and on goes the list.) Check out […]

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