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Episode 74

Episode 74: Focus on YES Foods with Dr. Michael Crupain

Most diets seem to be about what NOT to eat, but the best way to improve your health and longevity in the long run is to forget diets and focus on foods to say YES to—what preventative medical expert and chef Dr. Michael Crupain calls The Power Five. In this episode he explains what the healthiest foods are and how they can lead to a life full of flavor.

Michael Crupain, MD, MPH is board certified preventive medicine physician and author of the cookbook The Power Five.  He has had a unique career path, first training in Neurosurgery, then switching to preventive medicine. He served as the Director of the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, was medical director at the Doctor Oz show where he won two Emmy Awards. He is on faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is a member of the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and is the Executive Vice President of Clinical Services at Sharecare. He is a constant student of culinary traditions around the world and has trained with top chefs in New York, at cooking schools in Europe and Asia, and with mothers and grandmothers from different cultures. The theme that connects all of Dr. Crupain’s work is his mission to make the world a healthier and more delicious place.

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Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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