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Hillary Clinton Diet Guru Talks Health, Politics

August 7, 2013

Joe Dwinell

Hillary Clinton is already stocking her cabinet.

The presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential candidate is hanging around with diet guru Dr. Mark Hyman -- who's all for tossing refined sugars from your cupboards.

"People lose weight by just getting healthy," Hyman told the Herald. "If you're fat, you're sick."

Hyman, who runs Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, isn't calling Clinton chubby. In fact he was evasive yesterday on his dealings with the former U.S. secretary of state.

But the airwaves are buzzing over the former first lady's fit-and-trim platform.

Is she shaping up for the campaign trail at Hyman's fat farm?

"At least she's trying to do it the old-fashioned way with hard work and exercise unlike (New Jersey Gov.) Chris Christie, who got his stomach stapled," said Jaclyn Cashman, co-host of the "Morning Meeting" show from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays on Boston Herald Radio.

Hyman warned the rigors of the campaign trail have claimed many a candidate.

"We're into the science of creating health using food as medicine," Hyman said. "It's about diet, lifestyle and personalized medicine.

"We help people optimize and enhance their health -- and feel better," the author of the best-selling book "The Blood Sugar Solution" added.

Hyman is credited with turning around Bill Clinton's health. So what's in store for Hillary Clinton?

"We're friends," Hyman said.

The friends sat down for dinner at the West Street Grill in Litchfield, Conn., Sunday night, the New York Post reported.

The doctor added Hillary Clinton is "clearly a very powerful figure in the country."

So what's her diet regimen?

"Being a presidential candidate is a pretty demanding job. You need to be in good health."

OK, so no shadow boxing for the secretary? Or pilates?

The boxing may come in handy soon.

The Republican National Committee is threatening to boycott 2016 presidential debates on NBC and CNN unless the networks ditch documentaries on Hillary that are in the works.

Presidential jockeying is back! That's a diet I can support.

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