Hispanic Foods & Nutrition Expert Sylvia Klinger

Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger is a registered dietician of the American Dietetic Association and a licensed dietitian nutritionist. She was awarded Outstanding Dietitian of 2009 by the Illinois Dietetic Association – West Suburban Chapter. The Chicago Dietetic Association honored her as “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” in 1994. She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, and the Grain Foods Foundation Medical Advisory Board.


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Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Eating Disorders


My Thin Excuse with Author, Lisa Messinger: Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Eating Disorders. Lisa received her degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Today, Lisa is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and journalist whose columns are distributed through Creators Syndicate News Service to over 700 newspapers throughout North America and Dr. Laura Schlessinger.



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Preventative Eye Care, Nutritional & Homeopathic Treatment

Jeffrey Anshel, OD, received his Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. While in the US Navy, he established the Navy’s first vision therapy center located in San Diego, California. Upon his return to civilian life, Dr. Anshel went into private practice, offering his patients alternative therapies as part of their vision care. Today, in addition to his practice, Dr. Anshel is President of Corporate Vision Consulting.

Smart Medicine for Your Eyes, is an A-to-Z guide to the most common eye disorders and their treatments, using both conventional and alternative care.





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How to Conquer the Holiday Blues through Aromatherapy

Although this is a festive time of year for most, many people enter a season of depression, loneliness and anxiety. My guest for this episode is Johnetta Miner. Johnetta is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner,Lifestyle Wellness Coach, and Health & Wellness Consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in  Public Health. from Columbia University-New York, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from SUNYBrooklyn, New York and is a Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Aromatherapist.


A Natural Approach to Pet Care – Dr Kim Bloomer VND

Dr. Kim Bloomer helped me to get off to a great start with my new dog and has been a tremendous resource for direction in keeping him healthy and thriving. She gave me a better understanding of what my pet’s nutritional needs are. And, I have gained an appreciation for the importance of species-specific and natural approach to his care.

So, it was an honor for me to sit down with her and learn more about what motivates her work. If you are concerned about the safety of pet food and want a more natural way to care for the health of your pet, you definitely want to listen in. Enjoy.

Eat, Learn, Live – Safe Food Environments for Children with Allergies


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Kathleen Silverman
Founder of ELL Foundation
(Eat, Learn, Live)

joins me to discuss education and pending legislation regarding establishing safe food environments for children at home, school, daycare, camp, etc.

ELL supports the rights of every child to eat safe foods, to learn in safe environments and to live safer with food allergies and anaphylaxis!

ELL Founder, Kathleen Silverman joins me on the The Recipe Box Show to discuss their exciting inititatives working with the FDA, establishing a network of certified consultants and registered dieticians across the nation. ELL disseminates mislabeling information to assist consumers in making safer purchase decisions when dealing with food allergies and other special dietary restrictions.

The Protect Allergic Children (PAC) Program of training services for food allergy safety to registered dieticians, schools, caregivers, daycare centers, camps, parents, etc. Kathleen is also the author of Party at the Safe House which includes allergy-free recipes and menus for themed events and parties.



Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy with Jose van Mil

HEALTHY EATING DURING CHEMOTHERAPY is a cookbook with a mission. It’s mission – to help patients and their caregivers cope with the various eating problems commonly associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. HEALTHY EATING DURING CHEMOTHERAPY (Kyle Books) offers a comprehensive plan with over 100 recipes. With chapters like Soft with a Bite, Crisp, Liquid and Smooth, the dishes focus on the all-important texture and temperature of the food, while keeping portions small and manageable. “My aim with “Healthy eating during Chemotherapy” is clear: I hope it will give some joy and pleasure by eating and drinking well and help to keep up the cancer patients‘ strength, so they recuperate as quickly as possible. However it is no miracle cure against cancer! Writing this book has allowed me to make something positive out of a very bad situation. Likewise, I hope this book will inspire others as well. In general the recipes are easy to prepare and look inviting in their presentation.” – Jose van Mil



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Obama Announces FDA Commissioner, Food Safety Working Group

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation’s decades-old food safety system is a “hazard to public health” and in need of an overhaul, starting with the selection of a new head of the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Obama used his weekly radio and video address to announce the nomination of former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as FDA commissioner, and his choice of Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein as her deputy.

The president also said he was creating a Food Safety Working Group to coordinate food safety laws throughout government and advise him on how to update them. Many of these laws, essential to safeguarding the public from disease, haven’t been touched since they were written in the time of President Theodore Roosevelt, he said.

Obama said the food safety system is too spread out, making it difficult to share information and solve problems.

He also blamed recent underfunding and understaffing at FDA that has left the agency unable to conduct annual inspections of more than a fraction of the 150,000 food processing plants and warehouses in the country.

“That is a hazard to public health. It is unacceptable. And it will change under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Hamburg,” Obama pledged.

Read more at Obama announces FDA picks, food safety measures


Find the Fountain of Youth in Your Kitchen!

Wednesday, 10/8
Culinary Medicine with Dr. John La Puma, Co-Founder of ChefMD

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John La Puma, M.D. is cofounder of ChefMD® and a board-certified specialist in internal medicine. He has pioneered the idea of food-as-medicine that’s tasty, including delicious eating plans for osteoarthritis pain relief, weight loss, cholesterol-lowering, anti-aging and childhood obesity. He hosts the weekly TV segment “What’s Cooking With ChefMD®?” every Sunday morning on the cable network Lifetime Television and Lifetime Real Women in the national TV series “Health Corner.” Lifetime reaches more than 90 million households and “What’s Cooking With ChefMD®?” is seen by at least 250,000 viewers, 25-54, each week.

Dr. La Puma is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Creative Studies and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and UCLA, and completed the first postgraduate fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical medical ethics in the U.S., at the University of Chicago.

“Get in the kitchen and release your inner physician. Cent’Anni! May you live 100 years!”

Balancing the Bowl, Treating Autism through Nutrition with Cookbook Author & Speaker, Susan Delaine

Tuesday, 9/30
Balancing the Bowl, Treating Autism through Nutrition with Cookbook Author & Speaker, Susan Delaine

Listen to the interview on The Recipe Box.

“Healing autism is possible through the use of proper diet, detoxification, nutrition supplementation and an array of other natural processes.” Self published author, lecturer and passionate advocate for autism awareness and action, Susan Delaine considers Balancing the Bowl, the most important book she will write in her career. In her mission to organically heal autism, one child at a time, Susan authored two cookbooks, entitled “Balancing the Bowl” which takes a close look at the connection between autism, diet, digestion and immunity. The first edition is designed for those who have multiple food allergies, while the second contains allergen-free recipes that are completely gluten-free and casein-free. Susan’s mission to spread the word globally about the autism-diet connection and other healing methods is personal.

In 2002, Susan’s brilliant son, Justin, was first diagnosed with multiple, severe food allergies at the age of nine months. This diagnosis came after months of chronic illnesses and unsuccessful doctor assessments. Faced with the challenge of developing edible, nutritious meals for her son from a limited selection of ingredients, Susan was unwittingly preparing for the future challenge of using a special diet to help treat her son’s autism; later diagnosed around the age of three. Despite the devastating autism diagnosis, the Delaine family empowered themselves with information on how they could help Justin as parents. Susan plugged away at her hunch that what people were eating and what they were lacking in nutrition were playing a role in their optimal learning experiences. And she was right. She began to find large bodies of research and organizations that recommended multi-tier approaches to autism, all of which included a diet free from gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye and oats) and casein (found in milk). In her quest to heal her son, Susan found remedy in recipes.

Balancing the Bowl offers a variety of recipes that are gluten-free (GF), casein-free (CF), recipes that are wholesome, family friendly and affordable. Written for those who are caring for autistic children on a daily basis, readers will not only find delicious meal solutions, but easy-to-understand food guides, a clear explanation of the autism-and-diet link and a glossary of simple definitions. Susan Delaine has devoted her career to teaching people throughout the world about the autism-diet connection. Her national media presence and books have enabled many to live healthier, happier lives. For information about her books & more, visit http://www.balancingthebowl.com.