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Susan Benigas (at left) and Ghaida Awwad talked about what prompted their interest in using food as medicine on Wednesday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

There is a movement growing among health advocates to better understand how more nutritious food can help combat chronic illnesses and pharmaceutical drug dependency. Susan Benigas of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and The Plantrician Project and local nutritionist Ghaida Awwad of Nature’s Clinic, based in O’Fallon, Missouri, are among those advocates.

Guest host Ruth Ezell of the Nine Network talked with Benigas and Awwad about what prompted their interest in using food as medicine on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air.

Where do you shop for a date?

May 10, 2009

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, May 10, 2009 - A grocery store isn’t the unlikeliest place to meet a significant other. You brush up against someone in the cereal aisle or wave through an attractive person who arrived at the checkout counter right when you did, and all of a sudden you’re exchanging phone numbers.

Those scenarios might sound more like the start of a romantic comedy than reality, but I’m pretty sure they happen. A good friend of mine met his longtime girlfriend on a bus -– so why not a supermarket?