Healthy Bites With Rita Smith: Holiday Parties, Healthy – Style

Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 35 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. I look forward to chatting with you each week on various nutrition topics – from using dietary approaches for cholesterol reduction to managing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. I hope to make sense of current nutrition topics and provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family to be well and stay well. Of course, for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment and care, be sure to work with your own health care provider.

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Outside The Box with Mike and Leon: 12-21-10 “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

Episode 15 (though Mike will make you believe its 16) “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” – The guys are filled with the holiday spirit as they discuss how Mike gets every holiday off, Mike rants about the Giants losing to the Eagles on Desean Jackson’s punt return for touchdown and his experience watching it at a sports bar, why Leon gets annoyed this time of year, and more. Check out the show on Facebook: Outside The Box with Mike and Leon and on Twitter: OTBwithMikeLeon and spread the word to your friends!

Corner Morning Show: Kenneth C. Davis 12-23-09

The Don’t Know Much series by Ken Davis began 20 years ago with a book that looked at how much American’s history education was lacking. The series now has other volumes that explore American’s knowledge gaps on geography, space, dinosaurs, and more.

Davis recently joined Brad Savage on 106.1 The Corner to discuss the myths, legends, and true history behind the common Holiday traditions today. The pair cover mistletoe, Santa Claus and his reindeer, the 12 Days of Christmas, the abbreviation “Xmas” and more.

Christmas Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

On the December 7th edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore examines the difference between Seasonal Affective Disorder and what is commonly known as “Holiday Blues”. To explain the physiological affects of SAD, Rick speaks with Dr. David Moody, the Medical Director of Region Ten, and Jenny Oliver, Executive Director of Mental Health America (Thomas Jefferson area). These two experts explain that stresses of the holiday season, in addition to the global financial problems, can conspire with the affects of winter weather to create a depressive state.

Christmas Tree 101 with Yvonne Harris of A.M. Fog

Yvonne Harris is the proprieter of A.M. Fog, a nursery in Afton, Virginia. Coy Barefoot spoke to her on the December 2, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” Harris and Coy talk about the different kinds of Christmas trees and what people should keep in mind if they decide to cut one down for themselves