Elizabeth Somer

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Elizabeth Somer

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche as a dietitian well-versed in nutrition research. For the past 27 years, she has kept abreast of the current research, packaging that information into her newsletter Nutrition Alert, easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, spokesperson projects, and practical news for the media. You can learn more about all of this on her website: www.elizabethsomer.com Ms. Somer is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today show, a monthly guest since 1995 on AM Northwest (KATU, Channel 2 in Portland, OR), and was Nutrition Correspondent for NBC’s Later Today from 1999 to 2000 and for Good Morning America (ABC) from 1996 to 1999. She appears regularly on other national television programs, including the WB’s Daily Buzz, Lifetime Live, The Mauri Povich Show, CNN, the CBS Morning Show and The View. Her one-hour special on Age-Proof Your Body aired nationwide on Public Television in 2001. She is the author of several books, including her two most recent books - Age-Proof Your Body and 10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman’s Diet, plus The Food & Mood Cookbook (Owl Books, 2004), as well as Nutrition for Women, 2nd edition, Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, 2nd edition, The Origin Diet, Food & Mood, The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, and co-author of The Nutrition Desk Reference. She is a Contributing Editor to Shape Magazine and Healing Lifestyles, past Contributing Editor to Eating Well Magazine, has a regular column in MediZine, and has written more than 300 articles in national magazines from Shape, Men’s Fitness, McCalls, and Self to Redbook, Prevention, Cosmopolitan, Fitness, and Better Homes & Gardens.

Stories by Elizabeth Somer

If you straddle a bicycle more than a few times a year, you’ve probably heard the ABC rule (always check your Air, Brakes, and Chain). After...
Diet dogma has a life of its own. Even when science reveals the truth behind a diet fad or web rumor, the myth lingers. Even nutritionally savvy...