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Meet Monica

A licensed nutritionist, noted author, and trained chef, Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS, has written and edited numerous books, articles, and other publications on health, nutrition, and diet. Her books include Amazon best-seller The Inflammation Free Diet Plan, as well as The Life Extension Revolution: The New Science of Growing Older without Aging (with Philip Miller, M.D.) and The Secrets of Evening Primrose Oil.

Monica is the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method for estimating the inflammatory effects of foods. She holds a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition and is a board-certified nutrition specialist. Monica is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Nutrition and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Check out Monica's health and nutrition blog on and her weekly Nutrition Diva podcast, which was selected by iTunes as one of the Best Podcasts of 2008.

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Past Appearances

November 30, 2008
7:15 am
Six Myths About Type 2 Diabetes
Baltimore, MD

Monica dispels common myths about this increasingly common condition. Find out how to live healthy with diabetes (or avoid getting it in the first place). Visit WBAL online.

August 25, 2008
The Truth about Sports Drinks
NY1 News, New York Metro area

Monica sorts fact from fiction about sports drinks and "vitamin" waters. When are they helpful and when are they just adding unneccesary calories? Visit NY1 online.

August 3, 2008
7:20 am
Good Nutrition for Hard Times
Baltimore, MD

Monica shares more tips on stretching your food dollar while still putting healthy food on the table. Visit WBAL online.

July 22, 2008 8:45 am
Fox 45 News
Baltimore, MD

Monica shows Jennifer Gladstone how to save money on groceries without sacrificing nutrition.

July 20, 2008
8:50 am (Eastern)
Stretch your food dollar without sacrificing nutrition
New York, NY

Monica dishes with anchor MIchelle Charlesworth about the healthy foods that won't break the bank. Visit WABC online.

July 4, 2008
8:45 am
CW11 Morning News
New York, NY

Monica shows you how to choose the healthiest options at your 4th of July picnic so you can enjoy all the festivities without blowing your diet. Visit CW11 online.

May 12, 2008
7 am
CW11 Morning News
New York, NY

Tune in when Monica reveals the healthiest choices on the menu at your favorite restaurants! Watch online!

April 28, 2008
7:45 am
Good Day New York
WNYW Fox News 5

Monica joins hosts Jodi Applegate to talk about "functional foods" and how they can help you get more nutrition from food you may already be eating. Watch it on the internet!

April 22, 2008
NY1 News
New York, NY

For Earth Day, Monica joins health correspondent Kafi Drexel at the Union Square market to talk about how you can make your diet healthier for the planet. Watch it on the internet!

April 13, 2008 through April 16, 2008
5th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference
Phoenix, AZ

Monica joins Dr. Andrew Weil and an outstanding faculty of internationally-known scientific researchers, skilled clinicians, innovative chefs, and best-selling authors for a 3-day seminar on health, nutrition, and integrative medicine. Follow the conference on Monica's blog.

October 15, 2007
Time TBA
Meet the author
Mid-Atlantic Independent Bookstores Conference

September 29, 2007
Details TBA
Lecture and book signing
Baltimore Book Festival

October 6, 2006
4:00 p.m.
Book signing
Natural Products Expo
Baltimore Convention Center

Monica will be signing books and answering questions about The Inflammation Free Diet Plan at a book signing sponsored by Nutri-books Corporation. For more information, please visit Natural Products Expo

September 9, 2006
1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Radio interview

Marsha Noble interviews Monica on WSSD-FM, 88.1.

September 7, 2006
5:30 pm (Eastern)
Your Health Matters
WGLS-FM 89.7

The show will also broadcast on the Internet at Rowan Radio

July 31, 2006
11:00 a.m. (Central)
Radio interview
San Antonio, TX

Monica discusses her latest research on health and inflammation on The Eliza Sonneland Show, KAHL 1310 AM.

July 19, 2006
3:15 pm (Eastern)
John St. Augustine Show

The John St Augustine Show is a talk radio show created with one underlying goal - to make sure people all over the world have access to information that would not only entertain but also inspire them to a greater life experience. It has become the most listened to program in the Midwest, broadcasting 3 hours a day in afternoon drive time and watched on television via Charter Communications in 80 markets. For more information.

July 15, 2006
9:00 am (eastern)
Hagen's Health and Fitness
Melbourne, FL

Monica joins host Hagen Paton for an in-depth look at inflammation, diet, and health on WMEL-AM.

June 22, 2006
9:00 am (eastern)
"Talk of the Town"
Atlanta, GA

Monica joins jost Nell Reagan for "Talk of the Town" on WRGA-AM.

June 22, 2006
9:30 am (Eastern)
Radio interview
Boston, MA

Robert Rules interviews Monica on the Inflammation Free Diet Plan on WNTN-AM, heard throughout eastern Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

June 19, 2006
3:00 pm (Eastern)
"Philly Fitness and Health" Podcast
Philadelphia, PA

Monica joins host Kimberly Garrison for this week's podcast on Fitness and Health For more information.

June 1, 2006
12:00 to 2 pm
Health and Wellness Solutions
Greater Houston area

Dr. Steven Hotze’s radio program, Health & Wellness Solutions, is on CNN 650 AM from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm CST and on 700 AM KSEV from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CST, both Monday through Friday in the greater Houston, Galveston, and surrounding areas, with a listening audience of over 100,000, and it is also accessible from the KSEV website,, and CNN website,, so that people may listen to it on the website from anywhere in the world.

May 26, 2006
10:00 am (Eastern)
Radio interview

Monica joins host Larry Wright for "The Other Side of Morning Drive," on WEOL-AM, News/Talk AM 930.

May 19, 2006
3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Frankie Boyer Show
Greenwich, CT

Monica joins Frankie Boyer to discuss how an anti-inflammatory diet can help you reclaim your health. Frankie targets her Health Show to those interested in traditional and alternative approaches to anti-aging and healthy living. Along with introducing some of the world's premier experts in health, fitness, and medicine, Boyer makes it a point to discuss important health issues with both her guests and listeners. Listen live on Lifestyle Talk Radio Network

May 15, 2006
3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Radio interview
Seattle, WA

Tune in when Monica joins host Lee Giles for "Food Stuff" on KLAY 1180 AM, in Seattle.

May 8, 2006
5:15 p.m. (Eastern)
Radio interview

Monica will be a guest on "Two Talking Heads" on WMEB-FM 91.9 FM, University of Maine. Listen live on the web.

May 6, 2006
6 p.m. (Eastern)
Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen
Health Radio Network

Monica and Dr. Mike discuss the latest health news and how this research can help you feel better and live longer. Find a list of stations (or listen to the broadcast on your computer) at Health Radio Network

May 3, 2006
1 p.m.
Talk at Pikesville Library
1301 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD

Monica explains how The Inflammation Free Diet Plan can help you lose weight, ease pain, prevent disease, and slow aging. For more information call 410-887-1234 or visit: Pikesville Library

April 24, 2006
10:00 a.m. (Eastern)
The Deborah Ray Show
Healthy Talk Radio

Deborah Ray and Monica Reinagel will discuss the latest research concerning health and inflammation as well as how you can take control of your own health with an anti-inflammatory diet. Listen to the show live (or hear the archived version) at Healthy Talk Radio

April 13, 2006
Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.
Your Inflammation Free Diet Plan
810 West 36th St.
Hampden (Baltimore)

This 4-week course will help you create your own healing, anti-inflammatory diet. You’ll learn how foods create or fight inflammation in your body and how to balance the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects of the foods you eat. This course will change the way you think about food, showing you subtle changes that will radically improve your health! Cost: $115. Class size limited to ten participants (minimum enrollment of 4). To register or for more information, call 410-235-READ or visit: Breathe Books

April 4, 2006
11 a.m.
Seminar at Parkville Senior Center
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, MD

Learn how to lose weight, ease pain, prevent disease, and slow aging with anti-inflammatory foods. For more information call 410-887-5338 or visit: Parkville Senior Center

March 29, 2006
7 p.m.
Talk at Rosedale Library
6105 Kenwood Avenue
Rosedale, MD

Monica explains how The Inflammation Free Diet Plan can help you lose weight, ease pain, prevent disease, and slow aging. For more information call 410-887-0512 or visit: Rosedale Library

March 14, 2006
7 p.m.
Book chat
810 West. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD

Monica discusses the Inflammation Free Diet Plan and answers your health questions. For more information, visit Breathe Books website

March 2, 2006
9 pm Eastern / 6 pm Pacific
Live Online Chat with Dr. Shereen Jegtvig

Monica will discuss how to lose weight, prevent disease, and slow the aging process with anti-inflammatory foods. Join us with your questions and comments or just "listen in" on this fascinating conversation. We’ll be giving away several copies of The Inflammation Free Diet Plan during the chat. Log on to the forum at About

February 18, 2006
6:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen
Health Radio Network

Monica discusses her research on inflammation and foods with Dr. Mike Roizen, host of You, the Owner's Manual and co-author of the popular book of the same name. Find a list of stations (or listen to the broadcast on your computer) at Health Radio Network

February 11, 2006
5 to 8 p.m.
Book signing and party
810 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD

Monica will be signing books and meeting old and new friends at a reception and book signing at Baltimore's hottest new bookstore and learning space. Stop by and pick up a personalized copy of The Inflammation Free Diet Plan. Then enjoy all the other great shopping and dining on "The Avenue." Visit Breathe Books website

February 6, 2006
2:00 pm
Seminar at Cockeysville Senior Center
10535 York Road
Cockeysville, MD

Monica presents an interactive seminar that will show you how to lose weight, ease pain, prevent disease, and slow aging with anti-inflammatory foods. For more information call 410-887-7694 or visit: Cockeysville Senior Center