Press Release: Rumi Spice Partners With Dr. Melina, Author of Spice Up

Press Release: Rumi Spice Partners With Dr. Melina, Author of Spice Up, Live Long

Rumi Spice is a mission-driven spice brand dedicated to delivering high-quality spices and blends as well as enacting social and environmental change in Afghanistan. Our goal is to deliver good for all, from our Afghan farmer partners to your dinner table. 

Rumi is excited to partner with Dr. Melina Jampolis to share her expertise on the long-term health benefits of adding spices like Rumi Black Cumin to your diet.  Over the next month, we’ll be sharing a Rumi-approved recipe as a part of Dr. Melina’s new book: Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide To Using Herbs And Spices To Live A Longer, Healthier And More Vibrant Life, as well as some of her best insights into how Rumi Spices can impact your health and wellness. 


We believe in spice as a force for good and in the benefits that spices can provide. From the ethical farming of saffron, cumin and other Afghan spices to the health benefits of including these spices in your everyday diet, Rumi Spice and Dr. Melina are both dedicated to making an impact on wellbeing. Learn more about Dr. Melina and her mission, and discover one of our favorite nutritious recipes for Chicken Curry, courtesy of Dr. Melina and Chef Aaron Robbins and featuring Rumi Spice Black Cumin, in the press release below.


This press release was originally issued on June 2nd, 2021 for immediate release. 


Dr. Melina Jampolis in her new book Spice Up Live Long on the health benefits of adding Rumi Spices to your diet

Nutrition Expert Dr. Melina Jampolis Releases Guide To Using Herbs And Spices To Live A Longer,

Healthier And More Vibrant Life


Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide to Using Herbs & Spices To Live A Longer, Healthier And More Vibrant Life is the fifth book from Dr. Melina Jampolis and follows her bestselling “Spice Up, Slim Down: A Guide To Adding Spice To Your Diet To Improve Your Health And Lose Weight.” (2017)

“With the recent release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, consumers are advised to use herbs and spices to flavor foods when reducing added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium to improve their health. Spice Up, Live Long will give readers a wealth of practical information about how to flavor foods with many herbs and spices.” - Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS Professor of Nutritional Sciences

"There is no better way to spice up your life than with... SPICES!  My friend Dr. Melina specializes in using food to prevent and cure diseases — and she has written THE book on why and how to use herbs & spices not only for great taste but also to improve our health. -Lisa Lillien - Creator of Hungry Girl

“Dr. Melina Jampolis is 275 years old, but you would never know to look at her. Thank God for spices!”

-Kelly Ripa, TV Personality, Host Live with Kelly & Ryan


Los Angeles, CA (June 2, 2021) –  Dr. Melina Jampolis’ new book, touted by nutrition specialists and foodies alike, will be available in paperback and Kindle on Thursday, June 3, 2021. It’s time to pull down those bottles collecting dust on your spice rack and put them to proper use. In Spice Up, Live Long you’ll learn exactly how to do that… and why these superfoods just might help you guard against disease. 

While no herb or spice is a cure or “magic pill,” almost all of them are rich in antioxidants and have natural anti-inflammatory properties that can potentially reduce your risk of many of the common diseases of aging. Coupled with the anti-inflammatory diet recommended in the book, adding more spice to your life and plate can improve your overall health.

Dr. Melina shares, “I'm so excited about this book because everyone can benefit from adding for spices to their diet, from age 2 to 102! I’m more convinced than ever about the potential healing and preventive powers of herbs and spices, and I truly believe adding them to your diet can help you age more gracefully.” 

This book breaks down the research in easy-to-understand terms, while giving greater insight into the world of herbs and spices. You’ll discover:

  • Food, spices, and longevity 
  • Spices around the world and where people live the longest
  • Age accelerators & what to avoid
  • Spices and the conditions/diseases of aging 
  • How to use spices every day 
  • 80+ spice-rich recipes by Chef Aaron Robbins, Executive Chef of Soho House, West Hollywood

Whether you’re an avid cook or someone who hates to cook, Spice Up, Live Long will help you include more spices in your everyday diet and age more gracefully. 

Each book purchased will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign ending childhood hunger in America.

ABOUT DR. MELINA: Dr. Melina is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the US) and sought after TV expert, she is on the Public Affairs Committee for the American Society of Nutrition as well as the newly formed Forbes Health Advisory Board. Trained as an internist, for the past 20 years she has specialized exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention and treatment.

A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital, and became board certified as a physician nutrition specialist in 2004. Dr. Melina hosted Discovery Network’s “Fit TV’s Diet Doctor” and served as the diet and fitness expert CNNHealth.com from 2008-2014 where she remains a contributor. She is the immediate past president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and remains on the board of directors.

Dr. Melina is a frequent guest on popular TV shows including Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, CNN, Hallmark Home & Family, and Fox News and Business Network. She has appeared on the Today show, Access Hollywood Live, The Talk, and numerous local television and radio stations around the country.

A photo of the cookbook cover and author photos are available for download here: https://www.dropbox.com/SpiceUpLiveLong

Visit and learn more at drmelina.com - Like & Follow – IG |Facebook: @drmelina

For all inquiries, review copies & interview requests:                    
Andrea McKinnon – AMcK PR, Inc.        
andrea@amckpr.com
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