September 21st, 2009

Okay, this is my last post about the CHEW-A-THON, I promise.  But I just want to enumerate some of the lessons I got from the experience, and encourage others to post their own. 
First of all, I learned that it’s REALLY HARD to chew every mouthful 100 times.  Not because it’s physically hard, but because whenever […]

Digesting the CHEW-A-THON

September 17th, 2009

Dear Hip Chicks and Chucks,
Well, well, well.  Our parents complained we never closed our mouths while we ate… the world keeps yelling ‘SWALLOW!!’ … and even deep within our own beings came the little voice that said "this is gross"…
I just want to officially thank and congratulate all the chewers […]


September 12th, 2009

Weird day.  Thought I would be on a plane by noon, but in a moment of “sometimes abundance sucks” took my WRONG passport.  You see, I am a Canerican… both Canuck and Yank, and I guess I just pulled my Canadian  passport off the shelf this morning.  No biggie, you say, Canadians are still welcome […]

CHEW-A-THON: Day Three

September 11th, 2009

I felt so balanced in my body today–like I was ten years old or something.  I was walking on a path outside my house, and it’s got little bits of gravel strewn on it.  Without thinking, my feet stepped only on the gravel free bits.  There were no "ouch!"es or "s*#&"s because me feet had […]

CHEW-A-THON: Day Two: Give Chew a Chance

September 10th, 2009

Hi there,
So, hanging out in the Chew Chat Room this morning, I chatted with some people from the Czech Republic.  Later on in the day, Canadians and Americans alike celebrated the benefits of the Big Chew.  It was wonderful.
I felt today like I was completely in my body, and therefore in my feelings.  Moment after […]


September 9th, 2009

I know it’s not cool to make Chewish jokes, but Oy, did we have a good time today!  The first Annual International Celebrity Charity CHEW-A-THON went off without a hitch.  Chewlia Roberts masticated on the red carpet.  Robert Downey Chewnior dazzled with his pearly whites and Judge Chewdy made sure it all stayed legal. 
But seriously, […]

Chew on This

September 4th, 2009

There’s real science to this chewing business; in his wonderful book, The Power Eating Program: You are how You Eat, Lino Stanchich talks about the enzyme ptylin which is released in the saliva after some vigorous chewing.  This enzyme, critical to the breakdown of carbohydrates, is released only […]

Converting to Chew-daism

September 1st, 2009

With the CHEW-A-THON fast approaching, I put together a little chewing tutorial so we could all get on the same page re: technique.

For more info on the CHEW-A-THON, click here.

Chew are not Alone

August 24th, 2009

As we gear up for the CHEW-A-THON starting September 8th, I want to give us all some inspiration.  I'll be posting stuff on the physiology of chewing, the benefits, the technique… even giving a little instructional video.  But let's start right now with some history:
This guywas King of the Hardcore Chewers.  Named Horace Fletcher, he […]

Gettin’ on the Chew-Chew Train

August 17th, 2009

In 1998, I took a trip to Peru.   In preparation for this trip, my boyfriend and cooking partner at the time, Howard, prepared intelligently; he took Spanish lessons and read guide books about the country.  Me, I just freaked out; having been macrobiotic in a pretty clean way for 7 years, I was terrified that […]