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I'm a freelance journalist in Temecula, California and a frequent contributor to such publications as Health, SHAPE, Cooking Light, Better Homes & Gardens, and Women's Health. I hope the articles displayed on my site will give you a sense of my writing style and areas of expertise. If you have any questions or would like to request a reprint, please click on the contact page. Thanks for visiting.

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Amy Paturel, M.S., M.P.H.

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January, 2015

The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

Michael Pearson was 64 years old when doctors diagnosed him with Alzheimer's disease (AD). That was in 2012, but Pearson ...

January, 2015

Weight Loss Was Just the Beginning

Weight Loss Was Just the Beginning

"Dad, let's run it together," my daughter said as we drove past a sign for a local 5K. "It'll be your birthday gift." Surprised, I ...

October, 2014

Red Gold

Red Gold

Saffron is the most expensive spice on earth, and for good reason. It takes more than 200,000 stigmas, picked by hand from ...