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The New Diet Coke Ad: Is aspartame safe? A nutritionist’s point of view.

Coca-Cola Mural

This is a snapshot I took while visiting the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

The saga continues. This morning I appeared on CBS 5 in Phoenix to discuss the Coca-Cola company’s new ad defending their products, namely Diet Coke containing aspartame. With Diet …

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Why You Should Eat Fat: The 7 Best Foods

Avocado - 7 best foods with good fat

Which Fats are Good for You?


The misconception that fat is “bad” kills my soul a little every time I hear it because it is so not true. While we should limit saturated fat and avoid added trans fats at all costs, …

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Phoenix TV Nutritionist Reveals 5 So-Called Health Foods That Are Loaded with Sugar

TV Nutritionist Reveals 5 So-Called Health Foods That Are Loaded with Sugar

I always have a good time with my pal and host Stephanie Sandoval.

The average American now consumes 22 to 28 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which amounts to about 400 empty calories that few of us can afford. …

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TV Host Giuliana Rancic Dishes on Her Slim Secrets

I find it amusing that whenever I visit a city known to be crawling with celebrities, such as Los Angeles, Park City during Sundance, or Aspen, I’m on a mission to spot some action, and always end up disappointed. But …

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Nutritionist On The Road Again at BlogHer

As I write this I sit in my hotel room overlooking the marina in San Diego. Where exactly? I have no idea. I’m attending BlogHer Conference 2011 on behalf of a client and fortunately they made all of my travel …

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A Nutritionist’s Point of View: World of Coca-Cola Tour

A large painted mural inside the World of Coca-Cola.

Tax soda, subsidize vegetables. That was the key message in a The New York Times story I read this morning. We already pay taxes on booze and cigarettes, so why not …

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Coasting Through the Freezer Challenge

After getting Scarlet off to preschool by myself two days in a row, I’d like to offer my utmost respect and props to all the parents out there who perform this feat daily. Typically Steve gets ready for work while I …

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Can I Get a Remedy? Monday

I made Scarlet scrambled eggs for breakfast, and tossed a couple extra into the pan for myself. The perfectly ripe mango (client) on the counter played a refreshing role in the meal, next to a piece of whole wheat toast …

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Michelle’s 40-Day Freezer Challenge

As a recipe developer, writer, spokesperson, and media personality, a variety of random foods related to projects find their way into my kitchen. After the third test of a recipe, I might freeze the last batch to enjoy when my taste …

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Nutrition Expert’s Carb Crazed Day

Any day I have a full slate of work and can be productive in my pajamas is a good day. Sure, I love to be in front of the camera in all my glory, with teased hair, an extra layer …

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