Delicious Dining in Philly

If you live in Philly, are visiting Philly, or plan to visit in the near future, the September issue of Today’s Dietitian has a treat for you. This month, we’ve published a Philadelphia dining guide that boasts the most critically acclaimed eateries in the city. Many of the restaurants are owned and operated by award-winning celebrity chefs, and the food they serve is so mouth-watering it will keep you coming back for more. The interesting concoction on the cover, called Estia Chips, is a favorite at the Greek Mediterranean restaurant Estia. The chips are crispy fried zucchini and eggplant. Just a hint of what you can sink your teeth in. So use the guide to choose from a variety of restaurants you’d like to visit. You won’t be disappointed. I’ve been living in a suburb outside of Philly for a while, and I’m ashamed to admit I don’t get out much. Even I didn’t know about the treasure trove of restaurants The City of Brotherly Love has. But that’s about to change because I plan to visit some of them when I attend the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), the largest nutrition show in the country, in October. This year the conference is in Philly, and I can’t wait.

I’m especially proud of this issue—probably more so than any other issue I’ve worked on thus far. It’s one of the largest issues of the year in terms of editorial and advertising—a whopping 112 pages. It’s brimming with great articles and incredible ads. In fact, this issue broke a record for the most advertising dollars to date. This issue features articles on managing food allergies in schools, artificial sweeteners, teaching nutrition to kids, dance fitness such as Zumba, Hip-hop, and Bollywood, the so-called miracle weight loss supplement Red Raspberry Ketone, and much more.

So click on the links above and read some of the articles. Let me know what you think. I’d like to hear your feedback. See you next month!

Young Women and Heart Attacks

The June issue of Today’s Dietitian is a special one. I chose the cover image and came up with additional ideas to enhance it with the wonderful art director I work with. While I choose every cover of the magazine each month, this one was most notable because my ideas to improve it worked, and everyone on staff loved it. The cover is colorful, warm, and inviting. It looks just as good as the food and nutrition magazines on the newsstand.

Aside from the great cover, this issue brims with important articles women and men must read concerning their health. A few months ago, the topic of young women and heart attacks dominated network and cable news programs. It grabbed my attention so much so that I thought we should cover it in the magazine somehow. I believed dietitians should know more about this topic and develop new strategies to counsel female clients who are at risk. Women are experiencing heart attacks in their 30s and 40s. Our heart attack symptoms are different from men so the symptoms are often ignored and lead to premature death. Learn about this in the article Young Women and Heart Attacks. You’ll find out how to adopt a healthful lifestyle and what foods to eat so you don’t become a victim. You also can learn about the top six heart attack symptoms in women that appeared in the May issue in Nurturing the Heart, an article about preventing heart disease during the pre- and postmenopausal years.

June was Men’s Health month, so we published an article on prostate cancer called Can Tomatoes Slice Prostate Cancer Risk? Prostate cancer kills twice as many black men than white men. In fact, black men have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world. This article discusses risk factors, how the antioxidants in tomatoes can reduce the risk, and delicious ways to incorporate more tomato products in the diet.

Please let me know what you think about these articles by leaving me a comment below. See you around in cyberspace!

Eat ‘Til Your Heart’s Content

The print and digital version of the April issue of Today’s Dietitian has just published. It contains an article on celiac disease, a condition characterized by a sensitivity or intolerance to gluten, an ingredient in wheat products. If you suffer from this disease or know someone who does, the article Gluten Free and Healthy will help you find out what’s safe to eat to promote intestinal healing and how to get the nutrients your body needs.

And if you’ve heard about the Mediterranean diet and are interested in incorporating this heart-healthy eating style into your life, read The Mediterranean Diet. The article is chock full of practical shopping tips, menu ideas, and recipes. The diet has been followed by people who live in Italy, Greece, Crete, and other countries along the Mediterranean for centuries. The diet consists of fish, grains, vegetables, fruits, olives, olive oil (the principal fat), nuts, beans, legumes, and herbs and spices that have been proven to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. This diet isn’t out of our reach. We can easily go to the supermarket and purchase all the foods necessary to eat according to the diet and reap the awesome health benefits. The article instructs you on exactly what foods to buy from the grocery store and provides a couple of recipes to give the diet a test drive.

What’s more, the article Nurturing the Heart discusses women and heart disease and the different nutrition needs in pre- and postmenopausal women. And we list six of the most common heart attack symptoms in women, which are different than those in men. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, so taking care of ourselves is paramount. Next month we’ll be publishing an article on young women and heart attacks and how this dire health crisis is on the rise.

Another great article is Uterine Fibroids and Nutrition, a condition that disproportionately affects black women. The article explores the possible link between diet and uterine fibroid risk, prevention, and management.

I hope you enjoy this issue as you did the previous one. Let me know what you think about the articles by leaving your comments below. As always, see ya around in cyberspace!