March 29, 2017

Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

Edward Blonz, Ph.D., has served on the editorial board of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter since 2009 and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Davis, and has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of health and nutrition. In addition, Dr. Blonz works in the area of forensic nutrition, serving as a consultant and testifying expert for nutrition, biochemical and physiological issues relating to claims, uses and effects of foods, dietary supplements and related health produces. The author of numerous magazine articles and seven books, his syndicated weekly column, "On Nutrition," appears in newspapers around the country and internationally. He has won the James Beard Foundation Award for his writings on diet, health and nutrition. He also maintains his own award-winning web pages and


  • Farmer Cheese and Calcium
    Ask the Experts

    Farmer Cheese and Calcium

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    Farmer cheese, also known as dry curd cottage cheese or baker cheese, is a good option for people with lactose intolerance. It is lower in sodium than other cheeses and lower in fat than regular cream cheese. Is it a rich source of calcium as well?

  • Chicken Soup: Cold Comfort?

    Chicken Soup: Cold Comfort?

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    There’s nothing like chicken soup for a bad cold. Its hot vapors may clear nasal passages, and any fluid is helpful for cold symptoms. Having a relative make the soup might enhance the effect. But some scientists have sought a more precise explanation.