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Thanksgiving Facts and Myths

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Is white turkey meat better for you than dark? Do cranberries really prevent urinary tract infections? Surprising food facts revealed.
Air Date: 11/19/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Robert J. Davis, PhD
Robert Davis Head shotRobert J. Davis, Ph.D., aka The Healthy Skeptic and author of Coffee Is Good For You, is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Everwell.com and an adjunct professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. In addition, he is the author of The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting Through the Hype About Your Health and hosts a series of widely syndicated "Healthy Skeptic" video segments that examine the science behind popular health claims. Dr. Davis' new book, Coffee Is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth About Diet and Nutrition Claims, has been endorsed by a variety of well-respected experts, including Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor; Lisa "Hungry Girl" Lillien; and Dr. David Katz of Yale University.
Thanksgiving Facts and Myths
As Americans prepare their Thanksgiving feasts, they're likely to hear all kinds of nutrition claims when holiday meals can easily add up to 4,000 calories.

Dr. Davis, PhD separates the facts and myths about diet and nutrition regarding many Thanksgiving foods.