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About Samantha Heller's Blog

Samantha Heller is a registered dietitian, certified dietitian/nutritionist and exercise physiologist. As a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist Samantha strives to be sure accurate, scientifically based yet practical health advice and recommendations are available to the public via her radio show on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio, articles, books and appearances. Samantha is also a senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center's new Center for Musculoskeletal Care & Sports Performance Center where she works with patients & athletes to optimize health & performance. Samantha's radio show is a live two hour show on SiriusXM's DOCTOR Radio, Friday's from 12-2p.m. ET. Her new, best selling book The Only Cleanse, is an evidence based guide to helping you optimize your body's innate ability to keep you healthy. She deconstructs popular trends such as fasting, juicing and colonics and offers an intelligent, practical and science based 14 day plan to help you be your healthiest. Samantha’s first book GET SMART:SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER AND OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Medically peer reviewed, Get Smart shows you how to boost brain power, improve memory, lose weight and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Voted the #2 BEST SUMMER READ by the Huffington post, For more on Get Smart go to; http://www.hellerhealth.com With her unique, motivating and entertaining style and respected status as a medical professional with extensive media experience, Samantha is a favored expert on shows including Dr. Oz, Today show, Good Morning America, NY1 News and CBS This Morning, Samantha is a highly sought after expert, spokesperson, writer, keynote and public speaker. http://www.hellerhealth.com Twitter: @SamanthaHeller FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GET-SMARTSAMANTHA-HELLERS-NUTRITION-PRESCRIPTION-FOR-BOOSTING-BRAIN-POWER/404513690330?v=wall&ref=search

The Top 6 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

Samantha Heller MS RD At any one time more than 80 million Americans are on a “diet”.  With 72.3% of women and 64.1% of men overweight or obese it is clear “dieting” does not work.  Emerging research suggests that  people … Continue reading

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Spicy South Indian Cauliflower By Martha Rose Shulman

I love Martha’s recipes. I used this recipe for a segment on WFSB’s Better Connecticut and the anchors Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun loved it! Then Chef Greg O’Gorman and I served this up to my nutrition students and they … Continue reading

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Unusual pairings make for a delicious and healthy salad

I arrived home from a 14 hour day to find that my neighbor had left a container of this delicious salad on my door step (how lucky am I?).  Red cabbage and pistachios, an unusual but really tasty pairing.  Cabbage … Continue reading

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Vegan Herbed Potato Salad Samantha Heller MS RD

I use Vegenaise, a vegan mayonnaise, in this recipe. It has the rich, full bodied taste of real mayonnaise.  A big bunch of chopped fresh dill really takes this recipe over the top.  Roasting brings out a sweetness in the … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye by Samantha Heller MS RD

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mom, but I am not overcome with grief.  I am sad that for the last several years I could not celebrate this holiday with her because of her dementia.  We tried to … Continue reading

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Healthy and Delicious Easter and Passover Treats by Chef Greg O’Gorman and Samantha Heller

I was invited to appear on WFSB’s Better Connecticut and asked Chef Greg O’Gorman to help create a few healthy Easter and Passover treats.  We came up with the easy and tasty recipes below.   The fruit filled shredded wheat baskets … Continue reading

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7 Important Tips for Healthy Eyes

  Samantha Heller MS RD   Jeepers, creepers where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those eyes? (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer) While the eyes may be the windows to one’s soul, if they are not cared for … Continue reading

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