Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Posing a Challenge To Take a Hard Look in the Mirror.

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, suggests that eating and health habits are contagious.

NEW YORK, NY – January 3, 2012Dr. 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 critically discussing the fact that people typically adopt the lifestyle habits of those around them. The article, titled “Fat and Overweight Family Dysfunction” suggests that by educating ourselves about healthy diet habits, we can break the cycle of weight gain.

Dr. Anderson writes, “Do friends influence the way we eat, or did we learn our good or bad eating habits from the dinner table during childhood? Experts disagree on which influence has the most pull, but in the meantime, the differing arguments have well researched reasoning. However, we can learn from the concept that weight loss or gain happens in numbers. How can we leverage this knowledge to ensure that we build healthy lifestyles within optimal weight limits?”

“Whichever side of the argument you agree – or disagree – with, there is no denying that people today suffer from weight struggles. The irony is, very few people actually think they are fat. But the truth is that 2/3 of us are. Have you ever wondered why this is? If you come from a fat family, you will have a different view of what is fat and what is not. In certain communities where 80% of the population is overweight, the smaller people are considered thin in that culture but would be seen as obese outside that culture,” 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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