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Release date: 1/25/2010

New York, NY - This month, many people resolved that this year would be the year they stuck to their New Year’s resolutions. Inevitably, a few weeks into January we find ourselves deviating from our resolutions as life gets in the way. For those who have hit the end-of-January hurdle, Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, has found a way to stick to those tricky wellness resolutions by focusing on what we can eat rather than what we can’t.

In a ground-breaking new book The O2 Diet (Rodale, Dec. 22, 2009; $24.99/hardcover), celebrated nutritionist Keri Glassman translates the cutting-edge science on antioxidants into a simple-to-follow lifestyle program that will leave readers energetic, healthy and beautiful – inside and out – all by choosing the right foods and supplements. The O2 Diet is based on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, a formula developed by the USDA that measures how well a food protects against free radicals, the culprit behind many forms of cancer, heart disease and symptoms of aging. Enjoying antioxidant-rich foods, such as blueberries, pistachios, green tea, dark chocolate, and mushrooms, will help protect the body against free radicals and promote overall wellness.

“Getting healthy isn’t about restricting what you eat; rather, it’s about getting more of the right things in your diet through good food choices as well as supplements,” said Glassman. “In addition to the tips in The O2 Diet, there’s a great new online tool,, which helps consumers develop a personalized daily vitamin plan based on an individual’s specific needs. It’s perfect for establishing healthy habits this year.”

While it is important to get most nutrients from a healthy diet, Glassman suggests taking a multivitamin each day as insurance against nutrient deficiencies that could lead to illness or weight gain. The Nature Made vitaminID™ program is an interactive online tool that takes the guesswork out of choosing the right vitamins and supplements. A confidential Personal Health Survey, designed by nutritionists, calculates one’s unique nutrient needs based on health and lifestyle to provide a customized recommendation of daily supplements. Based on the customized plan, each visitor can then order vitaminID kits, which contain a 4-week supply of daily supplements from Nature Made®, the number one best-selling brand of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements in the food, drug, mass and club channels.

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