Dr. Robyn Benson


“Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, and it’s possible on ANY budget.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

When it comes to nutrition, knowing what to eat, how much, and how often can be confusing.

We’re constantly bombarded with media headlines and advertisements about the latest trends- but these messages don’t always have our health in mind.

Share one of the nutrition messages you’ve heard and were surprised by recently.

Title: Common Nutrition Myths Debunked!

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to Nutrition, what should I believe?
  • Are all calories created equal?
  • I heard calories do NOT matter, is this true?
  • Can carbs make you fat?
  • What are carbs?
  • Learn how all carbs are NOT created equal
  • Good vs Bad Foods
  • Is healthy food more expensive?
  • Healthy Foods for your Budget
  • How do I know if I should eat gluten free?
  • Are low fat foods good for me?
  • Does yogurt offer good for bacteria for my belly?
  • Should I avoid egg yolks because of cholesterol?
  • Does organic produce have more nutrition?
  • Is it best to eat small meals during the day?
  • Protein requirement for athletes
  • The amount of protein your body truly needs
  • Protein oz per oz
  • 10 Myths Debunked
  • Lots of tips and resources

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

YOUNGER podcast (episode #66):  The Root Cause is Your Diet with Dr. Anna Cabeca – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-root-cause-is-your-diet-dr-anna-cabeca/id1500339458?i=1000524634321

Nutrition myths:





Calories, explained:


Carbs, explained:


Healthy food and your personal health:



Gluten and your body:




Protein and your body:




“Carbs, or carbohydrates, are one of three macronutrients. Fat and protein are the others. The primary function of macronutrients is to provide the body with energy.”

Filling your cart with fresh produce versus cheap frozen and boxed meals can create a difference in your weekly grocery budget. However, the few bucks you save by purchasing unhealthy foods will end up costing you more in the long run.

 The fad of going gluten-free has exploded recently. The fact is, only one percent of the population has a genetic condition called celiac disease. People with this condition MUST avoid gluten at all costs. The only way to determine a true gluten allergy is with medical testing.

 According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (or 0.36 grams per pound of body weight). However, they also note that a healthy diet can consist of 10–35% protein.