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Food safety vital during the holidays

By Eileen Ackerman RD, Clinical Dietitian, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas The holiday season is in full swing with company parties, ornament exchanges and work and social get-togethers that feature all kinds of delectable tastes and treats. Many of us focus our efforts on fighting the Seasonal Seven — the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and […]

ABCs of fruits and veggies important for feeling good

By Eileen Ackerman RD, Clinical Dietitian, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C. All mainstream buzzwords and nutritional components that protect body cells from damage caused by the oxidative effects of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd number of electrons. They form when oxygen interacts with certain […]