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Nutrition | Samantha Heller, MS, RDN

Week of July 13, 2019

Boosting Brain Health – Monday 1:00pm
Uncover the secrets to a healthy, sharp and focused brain throughout all stages of life.  Emerging research shows how what you eat and your lifestyle can affect your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and age related cognitive decline.  Learn the simple, scientific truths that can boost your brain and total body health.  

Living with a Healthy Heart – Tuesday 1:00pm
Heart disease can begin in humans as young as two years old. Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes. In this entertaining presentation learn what you need to do to keep your heart in great condition for a long and healthy life.

Fueling Your Body – Wednesday 1:00pm
Sports nutrition is one of the hottest new topics. Meal composition and timing can make all the difference when you are pushing your body hard.  Learn how much protein, carbohydrates and fats you need to fuel your workout, training and competitions. 


Samantha Heller, is a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist with a dual Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. She is a senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Sports Performance Center where she works with patients and athletes to optimize health and performance. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.  

Samantha has been the host of the popular Samantha Heller’s Health & Nutrition Show on SiriusXM’s DOCTOR Radio since 2008, which airs live every Friday from 12-2 pm ET. She is also a consultant, writer, keynote speaker, and lecturer.  Samantha is a favored health expert on shows such as CBS This Morning, MSNBC, Better Connecticut, NY1 News, and more. She is the go-to expert for health and medical press such as HealthDayU.S. News & World ReportReuter’s HealthPreventionHealth.comHuffington Post et al. 

She is the author of The Only CleanseA 14 Day Natural Detox Plan to Jump Start a Lifetime of Health (Countryman Press, 2015). 

She also authored the popular, medically peer reviewed book Get Smart, on brain health and nutrition (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). On the web: