Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Posted Posted in Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion, Minerals, Supplements, Vitamin Deficiency

Drug-induced nutrient depletion may be one of the most significant side effects that people are not aware of when they take prescription (and some over-the-counter) medications. So the question is how many people are at risk of developing drug-induced nutrient depletion (DIND)? With nearly one billion office visits in the US alone, more Americans than […]

Take Supplements During Cancer Treatment?

Posted Posted in Antioxidants, Breast Cancer, Health, Supplements, Vitamin Deficiency

Recently, I was asked if it was safe to take nutritional supplements while undergoing cancer treatment? The answer is not so simple. I answered this question with yes and no! The reason I “hedged” is because some supplements might interfere with chemotherapy, while others may help the body defend against tumors. Some doctors say patients […]

The Real Truth About Calcium & Magnesium Products

Posted Posted in Minerals, Supplements, Vitamin Deficiency, Vitamins, Wellness

Doctors for many years have recommended to their patients, especially older adults or post-menopausal women, to take calcium to help prevent bone loss. In fact, when I was in medical school, my teachers would often recommend that we teach our patients to take antacids that contain calcium or drink more milk. But this isn’t practical […]

Deficiency in D-Major: Did This Last Symphony Kill Mozart?

Posted Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Sickness, Vitamin Deficiency, Wellness

Deficiency in D-Major: Did a Vitamin Deficiency Cause Mozart’s Death? It’s been nearly 222 years since the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the young age of 35 and recently, there has been a lot of speculation as to the cause of his death. At the time of his death, Mozart had some of […]