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The Veggie Cure

Are you ready to get started on the path to a happier and healthier and more energetic you?

The new book by the Nutrition Twins (Tammy Lakotos Shames and Lyssie Lakotos), The Veggie Cure, reveals which vegetables help specific health and beauty problems, and provide more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes to put this "cure" into action on your plate.

Each chapter starts with a goal: more energy, stronger bones, younger-looking skin, improved mood, flatter stomach, etc. In clear, conversational language the authors lay out what veggies will help you to succeed in reaching your goal, why they work, and how to reap their benefits via the delicious recipes available just pages away.

With the advent of the USDA’s new plate graphic (half the plate being fruits and vegetables) supplanting the tired old pyramid, everyone is being urged to eat substantially more vegetables. With this accessible book, readers will be motivated to tailor their menus to their own needs, while at the same time discovering a variety of delicious, easy veggie recipes that their whole family will enjoy... and benefit from.

The book also includes an easy-to-follow menu plan for a 10-day Jumpstart to Health and Weight Loss.

Listen in as Tammy and Lyssie join Dr. Friedman to share tips from their new book.
The Veggie Cure
Tammy Lakotos Shames & Lyssie Lakotos
Nutrition-TwinsThe Nutrition Twins® are twin sisters (Tammy Lakotos Shames and Lyssie Lakotos) who are nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionists and personal trainers with 15 years of experience helping thousands of clients to boost their energy naturally, get healthier, be happier and reach tip-top shape. Through their books, media appearances, nutrition counseling, lectures and blogs, they’ve built an innovative and inspiring brand that empowers people to take charge of their health and create changes that last a good, long lifetime.

They’re featured regularly as the nutrition experts on Good Morning America Health, The Discovery Health channel, Fox News Channel, NBC, Bravo, WABC-TV, WPIX-TV, CBS, The Learning Channel, FitTV, Oxygen Network, Fox & Friends and Fox 5’s Good Day New York. Plus the dynamic duo have also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and The Doctors, as well as been featured in numerous articles and videos on the Yahoo! home page.

The twins have also earned some prestigious recognition among their peers in the medical community. They were chosen as keynote speakers for the New Jersey State Annual Dietetic Association meeting and were featured speakers for the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s Annual meeting. Plus, they also lectured at the Javitz Center for the Medical Spa and Resort Expo.

Tammy and Lyssie were always passionate about nutrition – even early on in their lives. They are Cum Laude graduates of the University of Maryland and received their post-graduate dietetic internships at Emory University and Meredith College. They are ACE-Certified Personal Trainers and are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and active members of the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (DIFM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE). Tammy is the past Director of Member Services for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group. The twins are also members of The New York State Dietetic Association.

When the twins are not trying to energize the world, they volunteer their nutrition expertise at the Gladney Foundation, an organization working to improve the lives of children, adoptive families and women planning adoption and chase around Tammy’s twin daughters.

Basically, for the twins, nutrition isn’t just a job – it’s a true heart-felt calling. They love what they do – and their passion is palpable to all who meet them. The twins are on a dedicated mission to help make our world a healthier and happier place – one person at a time.