Kitchen Cures for Colds & Flu

Lemon Garlic Coconut oilAsk the Nutritionist

by Melissa Diane Smith

Keep your kitchen stocked with these powerful healers to protect against illness.

Q: Are there any foods you recommend having on hand to prevent or treat colds and flu?

There sure are! Check out the following foods that can help you fend off – or get relief from – cold or flu symptoms when you start getting sick. Try combining them with the others on the list for extra healing power.


Don’t Miss My Presentation this Saturday at the New Natural Grocers

NaturalGrocers-memeby Melissa Diane Smith

I’m delighted to be speaking and signing copies of my new book, Going Against GMOs: The Fast-Growing Movement to Avoid Unnatural Genetically Modified “Foods” to Take Back Our Food and Health, at the new Natural Grocers natural foods supermarket, 7220 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Mark Your Calendar for ‘Going Against GMOs’ on Family Food Kitchen Radio

family-food-kitchenOn Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Noon Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific), be sure to tune into an interview with me, Melissa Diane Smith, about Going Against GMOs on the Family Food Kitchen radio program on RadioMD:

The program with hosts Ellen Briggs and Carolina Jantac, M.S., R.D., has the tagline, “Inspiring families to be healthy with every bite.” I’m in total alignment with that tagline and I’m thrilled to be a guest on the program. In the interview I’ll be doing with them, I’ll quickly fill parents and families in on what they need to know about genetically modified foods and provide practical advice on how to go against them as a family when shopping, cooking, and eating.


Lost Arts Radio Program on GMOs & What We Can Do About Them this Sat.

Lost Arts radio showOn Saturday, January 17, 2015, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time (6 p.m. Pacific), don’t miss the Lost Arts Radio program, which will have a special “GMOs Exposed!” Internet radio show offering two unique perspectives on the problems with genetically modified foods and what we can do about them. Host Richard Sacks will interview me, Melissa Diane Smith, about my new book Going Against GMOs from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Mountain time, then rancher Barbara Peterson, creator of Farm Wars (, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Mountain time.

Listen to the show live at this link: Or if you miss the show, go to that same link and hear the archive of it.


Which Impacts Your Weight More: Exercise or Diet?

which is more importantby Melissa Diane Smith

Knowing the right answer to that question can make a difference in whether you drop excess pounds or not.

Q: I want to lose weight in the new year. I am thinking of joining a gym and starting a regular exercise program to drop the extra pounds. Is exercise really more important for losing weight than what I eat?

A:  No, it’s not. Scientific evidence supports that changing your diet is the most important factor – and much more important than physical activity – in whether you lose unwanted weight. Furthermore, whether you believe that or not appears to have a big bearing on controlling your weight.


Like One of My Books? Try Another


by Melissa Diane Smith

In this age of instant access to information, it’s ironic that I sometimes run into people who say they love one of my books, but aren’t aware of, or haven’t read, any of the others. It’s time to connect the dots between my four main books—Syndrome X, Going Against the Grain, Gluten Free Throughout the Year, and Going Against GMOs—and let you know how reading all of them can give you a thorough understanding of the spectrum of nutrition-related health issues that affect Americans today. I’m so confident that reading even one of my books you haven’t read before will give you knowledge that improves your health, that I’m giving you extra incentive to do just that: Click here to learn how you can get a discount on counseling or coaching with me if you buy any one of these books through February 18, 2015.

Click here to go to my Amazon Author page.

If you aren’t familiar with my main books, here’s a rundown:


Purchase One of My Books and Get a Discount on Counseling or Coaching


Is your New Year’s resolution to eat better to lose weight, overcome health conditions, or get healthier? I have great news for you: I’m offering a special deal from now through February 18, 2015: Purchase one of my books (Syndrome X, Going Against the Grain, Gluten Free Throughout the Year, or Going Against GMOs), email or mail your receipt to me, and get $25.00 off the price of any nutrition coaching program with me or $15.00 off my Get Started Combo nutrition counseling services. This offer is good for New Clients only. Existing clients can purchase a book of mine they haven’t read before and get $10.00 off a Follow-Up Consultation.



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