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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.

featured articles

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 ...

August, 2014

Once Bitten

Once Bitten

In July 2003, when Lyle Petersen, MD, MPH, was 48, he learned first-hand that West Nile Virus (WNV) can knock you to your knees....

March, 2014

Loved Ones

Loved Ones

I woke at 6 am and started cooking: spinach and mushroom quiche, bacon-egg scramble, even chocolate-dipped strawberries ...