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Jane Brody    

Health Expert and Columnist

A health expert, Jane Brody tries to be good to her body, to fuel it right and move it regularly, so that it will continue to be good to her. Though Brody follows a regular regimen, she is no fanatic. Moderation and variety, not deprivation and denial, are her watchwords. To keep her body from "rusting out," she insists on daily physical activity, alternating between walking, cycling, swimming, ice skating, tennis, hiking, gardening, and cross-country skiing. The result is a woman who is more robust, energetic, youthful, and trim at 62 than she was at 16.

Brody received her BS degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and a masters degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism. After two years as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, she joined The New York Times as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology. In 1976 she became the Times' personal health columnist. Her widely read and quoted column, which appears every Tuesday in the Times' Science Times section and in scores of other newspapers around the country, earned her the title of "High Priestess of Health" from Time magazine.

Brody has also written many magazine articles and lectures frequently on health issues to audiences both lay and professional. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the country and has received numerous prestigious awards for journalistic excellence. In 1987, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University. She also holds honorary doctorates from Hamline University in St. Paul, the State University of New York Health Sciences University, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Brody has written ten books including the bestsellers "Jane Brody's Nutrition Book" and "Jane Brody's Good Food Book". Her other books include "Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet", "Jane Brody's Good Seafood Book", "Jane Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter", "Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter", "The New York Times Book of Health", and "The New York Times Book of Women's Health". She is co-author of "The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health". "Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally and Emotionally for the End of Life", was published in February 2009.

Brody will be the first to tell listeners that a healthy lifestyle leads to happiness. Her speeches are informative and influential, as she reminds us all how important eating right and regular exercise can be.

Speech Topics

The Great Beyond: Preparing Medically, Legally & Emotionally for the End of Life

Healthy Habits & Their Role in Avoiding Heart Disease

Surviving & Thriving After Breast Cancer

Cancer survivor Jane Brody offers an uplifting look at dealing with breast cancer. She emphasizes the message that women have to go on with their lives, stay healthy, and do all they can to promote early diagnosis and prevention.

Wellness & Nutrition for Life

Healthcare speaker Jane Brody shares her trademark brand of wisdom on a range of health and fitness issues, from how to trim the amount of fat in your diet to how to incorporate an exercise routine into your busy lifestyle. She emphasizes that important role that preventive healthcare measures should play in all of our lives, and gives audiences plenty of good ideas and invaluable information that they can use to immediately improve their health and well-being.

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