Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes a New Blog Weighing in on the Heart Healthy Reasons to Eat Chocolate

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, encourages moderately portioned indulgences of dark chocolate as a health-benefitting supplement.

NEW YORK, NY – September 19, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, and social media medicine expert, recently published a blog on her website that praises recent research on a coveted dessert food. Dr. Veronica explains that dark chocolate is heart-healthy and especially rich in antioxidants, in her blog titled “Eat Chocolate for Heart Health.”

Dr. Anderson writes, “No longer do you have to battle with your urge to splurge on chocolate dessert. In fact, studies have shown that moderately sized, regularly eaten bites of chocolate may actually benefit your health! That’s right… chocolate is no longer the enemy. According to an article by Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times, small pieces of chocolate can actually result in a reduction of cardiovascular disorder risks… Don’t believe it’s actually true? The proof is in the research. Specifically, a medical research company called BMJ gathered data from a total of seven studies that have informed this great deduction.”

“Okay, I agree that this news breaks the chains from those who just love gorging on Snickers bars. But hold back on your mad dash to the nearest convenient store for just a moment. When this delicious dessert food is eaten in large quantities, the observed health benefits will disappear…I will also warn that chocolate fans should especially reach for the dark chocolates when standing in front of a wide selection in the store. Its higher levels of antioxidants than milk chocolate will do a body good,” explains 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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