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Treat your body well during stressful travel – Snack to pack that will protect your cells!

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While most of us associate radiation exposure with having CT scans or x-rays done at either medical or dental visits, unless someone has an accident when they are away, vacation and radiation don’t seem to go together. However, if you are flying the friendly skies, exposure to cosmic rays at very high altitudes can be ...

Watermelon time – to chill or not?!

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Watermelon is one of our family's favorite summer fruits! Not only will it help to keep your hydrated, watermelon is also a wonderful source of phytonutrients, especially lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives many fruits and veggies like tomatoes, pink guavas, pink/red grapefruit and watermelon their color. It is one of the most powerful ...

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Cooking on TV!

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I had such a good time cooking with Tracy Sellers for the weekly TV show that she hosts called California Bountiful! The show aired for the first time today, but will also be shown on different channels throughout California (and even nationally on DirectTV and Dish) during the week. If you didn't have a chance ...

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What Are You Modeling?

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A student in one of my online classes shared a statement that really resonated with me… "Do it for yourself, show enjoyment and be willing to share."  The importance of being a good role model cannot be overstated. As a dietitian and professor, I am often asked about what "I make my family eat".  Well, ...

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Can You Give the Gift of Health?

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I recently did a wellness seminar that was centered around gift ideas for the holidays. In preparation, I researched the topic and found several articles with similar titles to "Gift of Health." However, this is quite impossible, as we cannot give anyone health - even if we give a loved one with diabetes a kidney, ...

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Thank you for sharing your success!

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As I put my heart, time, effort (blood, sweat and tears) into bringing the most current and useful information about nutrition and health to those around me, alas, I cannot will others to apply this life-improving, even life-saving information. While it can be tempting to become disgruntled as so many continue to choose foods that ...

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