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Dr. John Salerno
Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101. Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”

Blog Entries by Dr. John Salerno

Double Whammy Chocolate Pudding: Gluten- and Sugar-Free

0 Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 3:54 PM


Yes, we do love sweet endings and silky textures and the sharp bitter flavor of best-quality chocolate. Here it is, wrapped up in one delectable mouthful.

Makes 8 servings

4-1/2 cups whole organic milk
1 cup sugar substitute (stevia), divided

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Farmers in Missouri Win a Battle with a Hog Production Giant

0 Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 2:02 PM

A Healthy Pig (photo by vnyberg, courtesy of

Many people see CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) as a problem some distance from home, but those who live near the "manure lagoons" created by such mega-farms cannot escape the terrible odors emitted.

In northern Missouri a group of farmers...

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What Ever Happened to the Venerable Hamburger?

0 Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 1:07 PM

Most of us, in the U.S. of A., who grew up within the last fifty years, were fed vast quantities of hamburger meat as children. Hamburgers, meat balls, meat loaves, et al were so much a part of the American diet that entire cookbooks were written about this ingredient. I...

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Reducing Salt to Protect against Heart Attacks and Strokes

0 Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Americans consume roughly twice the recommended limit of salt each day, causing widespread high blood pressure and placing millions at risk of heart attack and stroke. But only 11% of the sodium in Americans' diets comes from their own saltshakers; nearly 80% is added to foods before they are sold.

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America's Chickens Come Home to Roost

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 4:11 PM

Vladimir Putin, in a move much revered by the citizens of his country, has issued a ban on American imported chicken.

"Too fatty, too little taste, Americans raise their chickens on chemicals," reported one Russian grocer.

So, OK, folks, haven't I been telling you not to buy factory farmed meats?...

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What Is Sustainable Food?

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 11:09 AM

The question often gets asked, "What does sustainable food mean exactly?"

Most people seem to agree that when it comes to farming, cooking and eating, sustainable is a good thing. But it also seems to mean something a little different depending on who you ask. Well, if you ask...

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Your New Year's Resolution: Eat More Organics

0 Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 12:06 PM

Our New Year's Resolution: Making it Easy For You To Eat More Organics

I get a couple of objections from my weight loss patients when I suggest they eat organic foods to lose weight. The first is the cost, the second is the difficulty in finding organic foods.

My answer...

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Why I Recommend Organic Foods To My Weight Loss Patients

0 Comments | Posted December 25, 2009 | 8:40 AM

I recommend organic foods for my weight loss patients because I want them to eat nutrient dense foods, thus you have to begin with the dirt. The overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical additives for the growth of monoculture genetically modified crops, including corn, soy, rice, canola, and others...

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