Fitness, Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Blog With Strong Criticisms of Diet Coke’s Heart Health Campaign

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, uses medical research reinforce that food and beverage companies don’t always publicize  entirely trustworthy advertising.

NEW YORK, NY – March 8, 2011 – Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published a blog on her website arguing that Diet Coke’s recent Capture the Flag campaign with The Heart Truth is hypocritical in the face of medical research about the detriments of diet sodas on heart health. Dr. Veronica explains her outrage in her blog, titled “The Heart Truth is a Lie.”

Dr. Anderson writes, “Coca-Cola is lying to consumers. What?! But wait, how could I make such a strong claim? I’m referring to the current Diet Coke heart ad campaign. Hold on, you say – the company’s advertisement campaign promoting heart health seems innocent enough, right? It’s even philanthropic at the least! This internationally known and acclaimed, multi-billion dollar beverage company would surely not promote any false advertising, would it? Let’s tackle the facts, and you can decide for yourself.”

“While it appears quite appropriate for The Heart Truth, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), to champion this cause, I’m hesitant to trust the motivation behind Coca-Cola’s involvement… especially after new research showing the detrimental effects that Diet Coke has on the heart when consumers drink it,” asserts Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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