Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Addressing Sugar Addictions From Soda, Juice and Sport Drinks

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, asserts that recent state bans on soda in schools is not enough to prevent children from addiction to sugary beverages.

NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, Social Media Medicine Expert and Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published an article on her website sharing a study of elementary and middle school children and their sugary-drink consumption behaviors. The article, titled “Sugar Addiction in Children” claims that banning soda is not enough – sports drinks and juices must also be blacklisted for healthy living practices.

Dr. Anderson writes, “What better way to prevent children from habitually consuming sugary beverages than to start in our schools, right? Today’s highly influenced kids don’t need more temptation right at their fingertips, after all the consumer advertising that soda manufacturers pour into their media campaigns. The best solution seems to be outlawing the soda machines at school. That should fix the problem and reduce childhood obesity.”

“Not so fast! Yes, eliminating easy-access to Coca-Cola and Pepsi products will encourage different beverage choices, but that doesn’t guarantee that those choices are necessarily better. Many schools who have made strides to ban soda machines think they’ve won a battle against sugar, but the war has just begun. Other vending machine favorites like juices and sports drinks boast an equally high calorie and sugar content as their caffeinated, carbonated soda counterparts,” reports 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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