Welcome! I’m Robbin Folsom. I was born and raised in a small town in South Georgia and enjoyed a typical American diet. In my family, we ate our share of junk foods, cookies, and candy and enjoyed plenty of soft drinks. Along with cookies and candies, though, we ate plenty of fruits and vegetables since there were farmland and an abundance of fresh produce all around our house.
Eating out was reserved for special occasions mainly because we only had a few restaurants in our small town. Consequently, we did a lot of cooking and eating at home.
Growing up, I was healthy. It wasn’t until I was expecting my first child that I started experiencing some health problems. As I got closer to delivery, I started experiencing high blood pressure. Soon after, I found out that I had a potentially dangerous condition that affects only about 5% of the population called pre-eclampsia. At this point, I started getting concerned about my health and the health of the baby.
Thank goodness I stayed strong enough to deliver a healthy baby boy with only a few complications.
Not wanting to repeat that process with my second child, I started looking at what I could do differently to prevent the health problems and the forty-pound weight gain that I experienced the first time around.
Reading everything I could get my hands on, I gained some knowledge of how my diet and lifestyle habits had affected my health. I realized that what I did every day mattered!
As a result of what I learned, I started paying more attention to my diet. That was the beginning of my quest for a healthier lifestyle.
I’m happy to report that the second time around, I only gained twenty-five pounds, delivered another healthy baby boy, and experienced zero problems. Another healthy pregnancy a few years later resulted in the blessing of a beautiful little girl. My family was complete, and I was happy.
Thirty years later, I find myself more concerned about my health and the health of my family than ever before. I’m on a journey to create a lifestyle that will allow me to be healthy and happy so I can enjoy the people, activities and things I love.
If you are interested in learning about how your lifestyle affects your health and happiness from a passionate researcher and former educator, I’d be delighted if you would join me on this adventure.
We can learn together!
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