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Archive for June 16th, 2011

Free Tea Teasta Samples

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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ABC News – Newlywed Dalia Dippolito Faces Up to 30 Years in Murder Sting; Plot Caught on Tape

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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By THOMAS BERMAN, RICHARD BRENNER and ASHLEY BRIDGES
June 15, 2011

 

It was a twisted South Florida story of greed, money and a murder plot, all caught on tape.

And it will come to a conclusion tomorrow when Dalia Dippolito gets sentenced for hiring a hitman to kill her husband just six months after they got married. Dippolito, 28, faces up to 30 years in prison.

In 2009, detectives in Boynton Beach, Fla. set up an undercover sting operation targeting Dippolito after being tipped off by an old friend that Dippolito wanted her husband, Mike Dippolito, dead.

Police decided the best thing to do was to equip the friend’s car with a hidden camera, which eventually would record Dippolito discussing hiring a hitman to kill her husband.

“No one is going to be able to point a finger at me,” Dippolito said on the recording.

There was more filming to come. Working with police, the friend, Mohamed Shihadeh, set up a meeting for Dippolito with a “hitman” who was actually an undercover Boynton Beach police officer. Their conversation, too, was videotaped.

The tape shows the officer, Widy Jean, warning Dippolito that once their meeting ended, she wouldn’t have an opportunity to change her mind about having her husband killed.

“There’s no changing, no, like there’s no changing,” Dippolito replied. “I’m positive, like 5,000 percent sure.”

After Dippolito “hired” Jean, there was more camera work to be done.

Dalia Dippolito Faces Sentencing Wednesday

They set up a fake crime scene at the Dippolitos’ home to make sure it look like Mike Dippolito really had been murdered. When Dalia Dippolito arrived at the house and was told by police that her husband had been killed, two cameras caught her erupting into a fit of tears.

The police called it the worst acting job they’d ever seen. They said the act continued in the police station interrogation room, where Dalia Dippolito denied killing her husband.

Video tape from the police station shows police eventually bringing Dippolito’s “hitman” into the room and asking if she knew him.

“I’ve never seen him before, ever,” was Dippolito’s reply.

The tapes, of course, told a different story. Police arrested Dippolito and, this past April, she went on trial on charges of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Dippolito’s lawyers couldn’t deny what was on those police tapes, but attorney Michael Salnick, told the jury that nothing was what it seemed. He claimed that Dippolito’s husband was never going to be a victim. Instead, he said, Mike Dippolito orchestrated the whole thing.

Defense attorneys argued Mike Dippolito was a fan of shows like the “Jersey Shore” and “Cheaters” which lead him to plan a fake murder-for-hire so he and his wife could get their own reality show.

“It was a stunt that Michael Dippolito, whether he’ll admit it or not, hoped to capture the attention of someone in reality TV,” Salnick said. “Michael Dippolito’s hoax to achieve fame and fortune was a bad prank.”

Dalia Dippolito expected her husband to tell investigators it was a hoax after she was arrested, defense lawyers said.

But when Mike Dippolito took the stand, he rejected the reality show idea.

“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “We are not here because of me.”

Salnick had another card to play: he questioned how police went about their sting, noting that they invited along the TV show “COPS” to do the recordings.

“If this a real murder plot as they say it is…nobody went to warn [Mike Dippolito]? To tell him? Instead they go the morning of the day with COPS in tow?” Salnick asked.

As intriguing as the defense’s case was, alternate juror Sandra Clutter said she saw no smoking gun that would show that Mike Dippolito did devise the murder-for-hire plot in an play for reality-TV stardom.

“It wasn’t there,” Clutter said. ” I saw the prosecution’s evidence as being overwhelming. I had no doubt.”

 

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ABC News – Casey Anthony Watches Time Lapse Video of Caylee’s Decomposition

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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June 10, 2011

 

The judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial ruled today that an animated video that morphs from the face of a live 2-year-old Caylee Anthony to a skull with duct tape can be shown to jurors.

The video was first shown to Anthony, her defense team, prosecutors and Judge Belvin Perry. The jury was removed before the video was played and it was not displayed on monitors for the rest of the court audience to see.

The prosecution asked to submit the video as evidence to prove that Caylee died from duct tape on her nose and mouth. The defense argued against the video.

“This disgusting superimposition is nothing but a fantasy…It’s not supported by anything that can’t be testified to,” argued defense attorney Jose Baez.

Evidence photos in the Casey Anthony murder trial

Anthony, 25, watched the tape intensely but did not show emotion. She is accused of murdering Caylee and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Michael Warren, an anthropology professor at the University of Florida, created the tape. He offered proffered testimony to the judge and the lawyers.

“The purpose of the demonstration is to illustrate that it’s possible that the width of the tape would cover both the child’s nose and…the mouth,” Warren testified.

Once Judge Perry approved the video to be shown to jurors, Casey Anthony was visibly upset and did not watch the video a second time.

Casey Anthony Sobbed During Morning Testimony

The morning’s testimony centered on the photos of Caylee’s remains that were first seen by jurors and Anthony on Thursday. Anthony became ill after seeing pictures of her daughter’s skull, forcing Judge Belvin Perry to call an early recess on Thursday.

One witness described the remnants of Caylee’s clothing. Her shirt read “Big trouble comes small.” Her plaid shorts were ripped and extremely dirty.

Emotional Testimony in Casey Anthony Trial

Forensic anthropologist John Schultz testified today that Caylee’s vertebrae were found all in the same place, a sign that the body was intact when it was brought there.

“We collected all but one tooth. We have most of the spine, many of the ribs, all of the long bones, the tiny bones, hand, feet, left foot and we did recover one bone of the right foot. The only reason we have one bone of the right foot is because we had carnivore activity on that part of the skeleton,” Schultz said.

He estimated that the body may have been there as long as six months.

“These bones were completely dry, no decomposition odor. There was some slight erosion on some of the bones which would take time, [they were] found under leaf litter. One bone was basically buried,” Schultz said.

Caylee’s remains were found on Dec. 11, 2008 in a wooded area near the Anthony family home. The toddler was reported missing July 15, 2008, 31 days after she was last seen alive.

Schultz also said that duct tape was covering the mouth of the skeleton but he couldn’t say for certain that it was covering the nose. Fibers from the duct tape were also found in the skeleton’s hair.

The remains were found by meter reader, Roy Kronk. Legal experts believe the defense will attempt to villify Kronk. In opening statements, defense attorney Jose Baez claimed that Kronk tampered with the crime scene and wanted to profit off of finding Caylee’s remains.

The crime scene photos seem to have heightened public interest in the case. The first degree murder trial is becoming the hardest ticket to get in Orlando, Fla. Spectators aren’t allowed to line up until 5:30 a.m., but people were gathering near the courthouse as early as 1 a.m. today.

Paramedics were called after a scuffle broke out between people lining up to get one of the 50 seats saved for the public, WKMG-TV reported. A woman was knocked down by one of the more than a 100 people who gathered at the courthouse hoping to watch today’s hearing, WKMG-TV reported.

Caylee’s skull, found in December of 2008, had three pieces of duct tape on it. The duct tape is key for the prosecution in proving that Caylee’s death was a homicide.

Earlier today, Orange County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Garavaglia testified that it was scientifically defensible to say that Caylee’s death was a homicide, but that because of decomposition she could not determine how the homicide occurred.

“The fact that there’s duct tape anywhere attached to that child’s face is to me indication that it’s homicide,” she said.

Garavaglia said that a number of red flags contributed to her decision to list the death as a homicide. The first was that nobody reported Caylee was missing for 31 days. Caylee was reported missing July 15, 2008.

The second red flag was that her body was hidden.

“The fact that it’s [Caylee’s body] tossed in a field to rot in bags is a clear indication that the body was being tried to be hidden,” Garavaglia said.

Casey Anthony’s lawyer claims the Caylee drowned and her mother never told anyone. Garavaglia seemed to poke holes in that claim, stating that her data and experience shows parents usually always report their children’s injuries or accidents.

The example she referred to frequently throughout her testimony was instances of children drowning. “No matter how stiff that body is, they always call 911 in the hopes that child will be saved,” said Garavaglia of the parents of drowning victims.

This morning, a frail looking Anthony began sobbing inconsolably as a witness told the court that her daughter Caylee’s bones were chewed on by animals.

The description of the gnawing on Caylee’s bones triggered a near breakdown by Casey Anthony. She sobbed and her body shook. One of her lawyers, Dorothy Simms, held Anthony and tried to comfort her. She continued to weep and wipe her face with tissues during a long sidebar among the judge and lawyers.

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WebMD – Understanding Bladder Infections — the Basics

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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What Are Bladder Infections?

 

Bladder infections are known as cystitis or inflammation of the bladder. They are common in women but very rare in men. About 20% of all women get at least one bladder infection at some time in their lives. However, a man’s chance of getting cystitis increases as he ages due to in part to an increase in prostate size.

Doctors aren’t sure exactly why women have many more bladder infections than men. They suspect it may be because women have a shorter urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. This relatively short passageway — only about an inch and a half long — makes it easier for bacteria to find their way into the bladder. Also, the opening to a woman’s urethra lies close to both the vagina and the anus. That makes it easier for bacteria from those areas to get into the urinary tract.

Bladder infections are not serious if treated right away. But they tend to come back in some people. Rarely, this can lead to kidney infections, which are more serious and may result in permanent kidney damage. So it’s very important to treat the underlying causes of a bladder infection and to take preventive steps to keep them from coming back.

In elderly people, bladder infections are often difficult to diagnose. The symptoms are less specific and are frequently blamed on aging. Older people who suddenly become incontinent or who begin acting lethargic or confused should be checked by a doctor for a bladder infection.

What Causes Bladder Infections?

 

Most bladder infections are caused by various strains of E. coli, bacteria that normally live in the gut.

Women sometimes get bladder infections after sex. Vaginal intercourse makes it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder through the urethra. Some women contract the infection — dubbed “honeymoon cystitis” — almost every time they have sex. Women who use a diaphragm as their primary method of birth control are also particularly susceptible to bladder infections, perhaps because the device presses on the bladder and keeps it from emptying completely. Bacteria then rapidly reproduce in the stagnant urine left in the bladder. Pregnant women, whose bladders become compressed as the fetus grows, are also prone to infections. Use of condoms and use of spermicides also increase the risk of urinary tract infections.

Bladder infections can be quite uncomfortable and potentially serious. But for most women, they clear up quickly and are relatively harmless if treated.

In men, a bladder infection may be a symptom of an underlying disorder and is generally a cause for concern. It may indicate the presence of an obstruction that is interfering with the urinary tract. Some studies have shown that uncircumcised boys are at risk of contracting a bladder infection during their first year of life possibly because bacteria may collect under the foreskin.

In recent years, more and more bladder infections come from two sexually transmitted bacteria: chlamydia and mycoplasma.

Home and hospital use of catheters — tubes inserted into the bladder to empty it — can also lead to infection.

Some people develop symptoms of a bladder infection when no infection actually exists. Termed interstitial cystitis, this is usually benign but difficult to treat.

What Are the Symptoms of a Bladder Infection?

 

Symptoms of bladder infections include:

    • Bladder spasm

Call Your Doctor a Bladder Infection If:

    • The burning sensation lasts for more than 24 hours after you begin trying self-help treatments. Untreated bladder infections can lead to more serious conditions.
    • Painful urination is accompanied by vomitingfeverchillsbloody urine, or abdominal or back pain. This may mean potentially life-threatening kidney disease, a prostate infection, a bladder or kidney tumor, a urinary tract stone. Seek medical help immediately.
    • The burning is accompanied by a discharge from the vagina or penis. This is a sign of a sexually transmitted disease, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or other serious infections. See your doctor without delay.
  • You experience any persistent pain or difficulty with urination. This may also be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease, a vaginal infection, a kidney stoneenlargement of the prostate, or a bladder or prostate tumor. See your doctor without delay.

How Do I Know If I Have a Bladder Infection?

 

A urine test usually shows whether you have a bladder infection. If you are having persistent or frequent infections, or if an anatomical defect is suspected as the cause of the problem, your doctor may also want you to undergo testing, including a cystoscopy. This involves putting a thin tube through the urethra that lets your doctor look inside your bladder.

To make sure your kidneys are OK, your doctor may order a CT scan or an intravenous pyelogram (IVP). This is a special X-ray technique for viewing kidneys. Your doctor may also order an ultrasound scan of the entire urinary tract.

When children who are not toilet trained have bladder infections, a thorough medical exam is needed to find the underlying cause. This additional testing may not be required for older children who have had only one bladder infection.

What Are the Treatments for a Bladder Infection?

 

Mild bladder infections can clear up quickly in response to simple home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluid. But if you experience no relief within 24 hours, you should consult a doctor for more aggressive treatment. Delay in clearing your body of the infection can lead to more serious problems. A common home treatment is Pyridium. This is merely an anesthetic agent for the urinary tract and won’t actually treat the infection. This can be helpful while waiting for antibiotics to work.

There is a wide variety of antibiotics to treat bladder infections. Most uncomplicated infections can be treated with just three days of medication. Sometimes with some drugs and some organisms it takes up to a week. In most cases, you should feel better shortly after taking the first dose. Complicated infections should be treated for about a week. Kidney infections may take longer. Elderly people and those with a chronic underlying health condition, such as diabetes or HIV infection, are often prescribed a longer course of antibiotics — sometimes up to 14 days.

After the treatment has run its course, you should be asked to come in for a follow-up urine test to make sure your bladder is free of all signs of infection. People with frequently recurring bladder infections are often prescribed low daily doses of antibiotics for an additional six months or longer. Patients whose infections are related to sexual activity may be given a small dose of antibiotics to take each time they have intercourse. Remember that frequently recurring bladder symptoms can be caused by some conditions, like interstitial cystitis, and are not necessary a result of an infection. Some doctors prescribe the hormone estrogen, either as a topical cream or in pill form, to prevent recurrences in postmenopausal women. For cases where the infection is the result of a blockage or obstruction, such as a kidney stone or an enlarged prostate, surgery may be needed.

How Can I Prevent Bladder Infections?

 

Advice for men and women:

    • Urinate regularly and empty your bladder completely.
    • Wear cotton underwear and loose, nonbinding clothing that does not trap heat and moisture in the crotch.
    • In general, practice good hygiene.
    • Drink plenty of liquids. Cranberry juice may be helpful according to some studies, but it is more helpful for preventing a bladder infection since it keeps bacteria from attaching to the bladder and creating an infection.
  • Avoid substances known to irritate the bladder such as alcohol and coffee.

Advice for women:

    • Some suggest that emptying the bladder after intercourse may be helpful.
    • Avoid using perfumed soaps, bubble baths, scented douches, and vaginal deodorants. These contain substances that can irritate the urethra and make it more vulnerable to infection.
    • If you use a diaphragm for birth control, make sure it fits properly and don’t leave it in too long.
    • Wiping from front to back after emptying the bladder may prevent bacteria around the anus from getting into the urethra and ultimately the bladder.
  • It may be helpful to eat yogurt that contains helpful bacteria called lactobacilli. These bacteria may help in preventing an infection.

The above suggestions are especially important if you’ve ever had a urinary infection, because they will help you avoid recurring infections.

WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Sanford L Polse, MD, on October 27, 2010

© 2011 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

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WebMD – Chemicals May Be Risky to Nail Salon Workers

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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Study: Workers Are Exposed to Unsafe Levels of the Chemical Toluene

By Matt McMillen 
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

May 5, 2011 — Harmful chemicals may be endangering the health of Vietnamese nail salon workers, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Asian Health Services report finding unsafe levels of toluene, a solvent linked to neurological, reproductive, and endocrine damage, and other chemicals, including one that has been banned by the FDA since 1974.

The study is published in the American Journal of Public Health.

The research team recruited 80 workers, all of whom were Vietnamese women, at 20 different salons — half of them in Oakland, Calif. — to participate in the study. Each of them wore a monitor attached to a shirt or coat collar. Over the course of each shift, the monitor would measure concentrations of toluene, ethyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate.

High Levels of Risky Chemical

The researchers found that the average toluene levels were 0.15 parts per million, nearly twice the amount recommended by the California Environmental Protection Agency for indoor air, according to the study.

In addition to the samples taken from the workers’ monitors, they also measured the ambient air in three of the salons being studied. They found notable levels of methyl methacrylate, which has been banned for decades.

Finally, the salon workers were given a questionnaire in which they were asked to identify any health symptoms they had experienced while working. The most frequent complaints common among salon workers included irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin, shortness of breath, nausea, and coughing.

“This really explains why we have been hearing from salon workers about the health problems that they have,” study researcher Thu Quach, PhD, MPH, says of the Vietnamese women who make up most of the salon workforce in California.

While Quach’s study focused on workers in California, reports of adverse health effects among Vietnamese salon workers have been a concern in other parts of the country, including the Pacific Northwest, Houston, and Boston.

“It’s definitely a national issue,” says Julia Liou, MPH, manager of the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, an organization founded in 2005 to address the health and safety concerns among California salon workers. “We’re concerned about their cumulative, chronic, and long-term health problems.”

Nail salon workers may be at heightened risk of health problems because they are exposed to the chemicals on a daily basis. However, Quach points out, the toxins are in the nail care products, which means that customers are exposed as well, albeit to a much lesser extent.

In addition to the acute symptoms that salon workers suffer, Quach is concerned about potential long-term health risks.

“I’m really very interested in following the long term health outcomes of these women.”

 

© 2011 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Web MD – The Best Life Diet

Posted by 4love2love on June 16, 2011

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What Is The Best Life Diet?

 

Exercise physiologist Bob Greene’s The Best Life Diet is an easy-to-follow, no-gimmicks approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle. It’s a dietician’s dream diet — and one that apparently changed talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s life. Winfrey describes in the foreword how, after years of struggling with diets, she found success with The Best Life Diet.

There is nothing groundbreaking about The Best Life Diet. Greene’s “diet” is synonymous with the phrase “lifestyle change.” There’s no going on and off this diet, because it’s not a “diet.” It’s a lifestyle of healthy eating, with an emphasis on regular physical activity.

The Best Life Diet is a safe, effective way to lose weight and improve fitness. But it is not quick or temporary. You’re encouraged to make gradual changes, one step at a time. The aim is to transform your old eating and exercise habits into healthier new ones that will last a lifetime.

 

Depending on your gender and activity level, The Best Life Diet guidelines suggests calorie levels ranging from 1,500-2,500 and a recommended number of servings from the various food groups. The basic premise is that the more active you are, the more calories you can eat.

Greene’s fitness insights and easygoing style makes weight loss easy to understand. Lots of great tipsrecipes, menus, and useful tools are included to help dieters get and stay motivated. The Best Life Diet is easily tailored to a wide array of personal lifestyles, activity levels, and food preferences. The program can be followed online for a fee, or by the book.

What You Can Eat on The Best Life Diet

 

There is no calorie-counting on the Best Life Diet, only a mindful approach to making wise food choices and monitoring portion sizes. Splurges are worked into the program during the third phase with an allotment of “anything goes” calories.

It appears very simple. You can enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods while slowly ridding your diet of unhealthier choices such as fried foods, foods containing trans fats, white bread, sugary soft drinks, regular pasta, and high-fat dairy. These foods are phased out and replaced with healthier foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and more. Weekly eating plans provide suggested meals.

Greene has placed his Best Life Diet seal of approval logo on a variety of food products he recommends as healthy. Dieters are asked to make their healthier choices from a recommended list of foods from companies involved in corporate sponsorship.

How The Best Life Diet Works

 

Greene’s Best Life premise is to promote a non-dieting mind-set so you can focus on improving your life and gaining control over your struggles with eating and weight. While strict diet plans usually set you up for disappointment and ultimate failure, Greene sets dieters up for success, one small step at a time.

Some programs start with a very strict first phase with a long list of prohibited foods. Greene takes a different approach by starting with a more liberal first phase:

    • Phase One, a maximum of four weeks, focuses on slowly increasing activity levels and changing old eating habits. Recommendations include no eating two hours before bed, eating three meals and one snack daily, eliminating alcohol (temporarily), staying hydrated, and taking a daily multivitamin/mineral, omega-3 fatty acid, and calcium (if needed). The meal and snack suggestions make healthy eating sound delicious.
    • Phase Two, a minimum of four weeks, promotes a more aggressive approach to losing weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity. This phase builds upon the changes made in Phase One, with an emphasis on controlling physical and emotional hunger, removing six problem foods from your diet, weekly weigh-ins, and portion control.
  • Phase Three is maintenance, or the phase for the rest of your life. It focuses on eliminating more unhealthy foods and adding more wholesome foods, and introduces “anything goes” calories. Greene’s “anything goes” calories are similar to the “discretionary calories” found in the U.S. government’s 2005 Dietary Guidelines, which allow you to enjoy your favorite treats in small portions. Greene gives the green light for more “anything goes” calories when you are most active.

Greene also tackles issues that lead to overeating, such as hunger and emotional eating. Using his hunger tool helps dieters stop overeating by learning how to gauge real hunger. He tackles emotional eating head-on by asking dieters to answer some tough questions before beginning the program:

    • Why are you overweight?
    • Why do you want to lose weight?
  • Why have you been unable to lose weight in the past?

Answering these questions honestly can help dieters identify the things that need to be changed so they can start to address problem issues.

What the Experts Say About The Best Life Diet

 

The Best Life Diet is based on science — it supports the U.S. government’s 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines with very doable and easy suggestions. And most registered dietitians and fitness trainers agree that true weight loss success comes from making lifestyle changes.

Greene’s flexible approach helps dieters stick with the plan. But obesity expert Cathy Nonas, RD, wonders if his realistic, gradual approach will appeal to overweight people who want the quick fix.

“Once a person decides to lose weight, they want it gone immediately,” says Nonas, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “And unfortunately, they choose fad diets [and] lose weight quickly only to regain it back instead of choosing a program like Best Life Diet that tackles changing eating behaviors.”

Nonas says she likes the slow and gradual first phase followed by the more intense second and third phases.

“Anyone who gets through the first phase, regardless [of] if they lose weight, will improve their dietary picture,” says Nonas. If you’re not successful at losing weight during the first or second phase, “stick with the phase longer before moving onto maintenance,” suggests Nonas.

Counting calories is too difficult and inaccurate. But if you cut out the sodas, fried foods, and giant white bagels, the calorie savings will add up.

“For people like me who already avoid the six perilous foods, it won’t make much of a difference,” says Nonas. “But for anyone who eats or drinks the high-calorie foods, it should help them lose weight.”

Nonas also points out that some “forbidden” foods can be enjoyed in moderate portions.

“There is nothing wrong with high-fat dairy if you make modifications elsewhere in your diet, and likewise if you enjoy white pasta or white bread as long as you get enough fiber in your diet,” she says

The bottom line, Nonas says, is that Greene’s recommendations are sound for the most part. She suggests that dieters buy the book but ignore the branded merchandising.

“What is really important is not the brand of yogurt, but reading labels to choose a low-fat yogurt,” she says.

The Best Life Diet: Food for Thought

 

If you’re tired of gimmicks and strict food lists and are looking for a program that can help you change your life once and for all, this book is for you.

The plan’s goals are attainable, and, more important, sustainable. Tools, tips, recipes and a wealth of helpful resources, including the online Best Life Diet message board, provide great support.

WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Greene, B. The Best Life Diet, Simon & Schuster, Dec. 26, 2006.

Cathy Nonas, RD, spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association.

Reviewed by Jonathan L Gelfand, MD, on February 6, 2009

© 2009 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

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