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Dr. Melina JampolisDR. MELINA JAMPOLIS Dr. Melina Jampolis is a San Francisco, California, physician nutrition specialist - a specialty practiced by only about 200 physicians in the United States. She focuses exclusively on nutrition for weight loss and disease prevention and treatment.

Jampolis believes wholeheartedly in the role of nutrition in preventive medicine and achieving optimal health. She teaches a realistic, balanced and manageable lifestyle-based eating and exercise program and has helped thousands of clients improve their health and well-being over the past several years. Her real passion is to bridge the gap between the experts who talk about the latest nutrition and diet research and the "real-life" food and exercise choices that people face daily.

She lectures throughout the country and has written for various publications about nutrition and weight-loss-related topics, discussing strategies for healthy holiday eating, healthy kids' snacks, easy breakfasts on the go and nutrition in the news. She is also the author of "The No-Time-to-Lose Diet: The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss." She hosted a program on the Discovery Network's FitTV titled "FitTV's Diet Doctor," evaluating different diet plans and applying them to real people.

A graduate of Tufts University as well as Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. She is chief medical officer of www.smartnow.com (a health portal for women over 30) and a regular contributor and advisory board member for Heart Healthy Living magazine.

In her free time, Dr. Jampolis enjoys hiking with her dogs, mountain biking, tennis, golf, and Pilates. Visit her Web page: Drmelina.com

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