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I ‘m just back from the American Dietetic Association’s Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. What a state-of the art event!

I attended one session about inflammation and it’s contribution to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and other so-called diseases of aging. Inflammation is created by the typical American diet  (high in saturated fat, refined sugars, excessive calories). Hence, there’s no secret why the nation is plagued with diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


     Whole foods (especially whole grains, fruits, and veggies) contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, such as phenolics and flavinoids. These compounds are not in vitamin supplements, so you are missing the boat if you think a vitamin pill can compensate for sub-optimal eating! Choosing a “closer to the earth” menu with mostly whole foods and less highly refined products is a wiser investment.


Blueberries and strawberries are just two examples of powerfully health-protective fruits. Their protective effect lasts for about six hours, so eating some colorful fruits and/or veggies at every meal invests in long-term health. If you are concerned about pesticides in fruits, such as strawberries, relax. You’d need to eat 1,500 servings of non-organically grown strawberries in one day to even approach a level of concern!


Eat wisely and live well,


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If you’ve always wanted to attend a workshop that presents the latest sports nutrition research and offers tips to help you fuel better and perform better, here’s your chance!


Exercise physiologist and protein researcher Dr. William Evans PhD and I will be teaching a two-day workshop on Nutrition & Exercise: From Science to Practice:



Dec 3-4           Atlanta - St, Josephs’s Hospital

Jan 14-15        Ft. Lauderdale – Broward General Medical Center

Mar 4-5          Tampa – University of South Florida


The workshop is geared towards health professionals but serious athletes goggle-up the information!


The workshop is also available online: you see the powerpoint presentation and hear the speakers’ voices—almost as good as being there in person!


CEUS are available for ADA, ACSM, NATA, NSCA, CHES, AFAA, ACE and NASM.


Please see out website for more details:


Hope to see you there!

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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Member since: Jul 8, 2007

Hi! I specialize in nutrition for exercise, and help active people figure out how to manage food, weight, exercise, energy and enjoyment of eating. Let me know if you have any questions!

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