Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.

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Dietitian Jennifer Motl and Dr. Christopher Lillis teamed up last night to answer all sorts of questions about diet during an online chat with readers. Is it safe to eat 16 egg whites a day? Can a low-carb diet kill you?  What foods can keep you going strong on a long backpacking trip?  Read their answers to these questions and more at

For still more nutrition advice, check out Jen’s column on soda in Sunday’s Healthy Living section. The section also will feature a story on pedicure safety and how certified medical nail technicians can provide an extra level of care.