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This week: Pros and cons of the 80-10-10 diet, signs of disordered eating, liquid smoke, and more

(Monica Reinagel, M.S., L.D./N.) My guest on last week’s show was psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendricksen, who gave us 9 signs of disordered eating and four tips for those who suspect that their relationship to food is not as healthy as it could be.  Great stuff, as always from the Savvy Psychologist!
For those who are curious about the 80/10/10 diet that seems to be making the rounds, here’s a look at the pros and cons of this new diet fad. (I’m not entirely sure it doesn’t satisfy one or two of the signs of disordered eating…)
A reader wonders whether there’s anything to the folk wisdom about eating black cherries to alleviate gout or arthritis.  And another wrote to ask whether liquid smoke flavoring is safe to use.
Finally, here’s a little something I’ve been working on: a fun little mobile app that calculates your “nutritional grade point average.”… View it in iTunes.
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