Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article: Put Away That Blender – Feed Your Baby Real Solids

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, explains her perspective on a new study that shows infant solid food eating habits can influence future dietary habits.

NEW YORK, NY – February 27, 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 the Huffington Post website www.HuffingtonPost.com, that suggests eating habits are something that can be influenced early-on by adopting simple, age-old methods when it comes to transitioning infants from liquid to solid foods.  The article, titled “Put Away That Blender – Feed Your Baby Real Solids” discusses a new study looking at dietary preferences in children.  Researchers found that baby-led weaning to solids rather than pureed foods, results in a direct correlation with long-term positive eating behaviors in children.

Dr. Anderson writes, “The surprising results indicated that within the three major food groups (carbohydrates, protein and dairy) babies that had pureed food has a preference for sweet foods.  Conversely, the baby-led weaned children most gravitated to healthy carbohydrates. This penchant for healthier food choices is promising because until now researchers believed the most significant factors in nutritional palate have been both sweetness and frequency of exposure.”

“This is the key to breaking away from our children wanting unhealthy foods like McDonald’s Apple Pie with 13 grams of fat plus 13 grams of sugar; 260 calories (117 calories from fat).  If we simply allow our babies to chew on small, finger-sized bites of REAL apple they would be getting 53 calories and 13 grams of all-natural sugar (each apple).

It comes as no surprise then to find that there were higher obesity rates in those children that were spoon-fed rather than be allowed to let nature guide their preferences.  The win-win situation here is that not only do these children enjoy benefits of healthy eating from the beginning, but also they will ward off risks of a high Body Mass Index later on,” says 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.

The entire article can be found at http://www.drveronica.com.

To learn more about Dr. Veronica Anderson and Wellness for the REAL World, please visit http://www.drveronica.com.

Listen in to Dr. Veronica Anderson’s web radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.

About Wellness for the REAL World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly WebTalkRadio.net 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 tae kwon do and has completed two marathons.