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Clearing the Confusion about Vitamins & Your Health

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Confused about vitamins? Overwhelmed when you walk down the aisles at your drugstore?
Air Date: 11/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Romy Block, MD & Arielle Miller Levitan, MD
Romy-BlockRomy Block, MD, is a Board Certified Specialist in Endocrine and Metabolism medicine and the co-founder of Vous Vitamin, LLC. She attended Tufts University and Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine. She completer her Endocrinology and Metabolism fellowship at New York University. She practices on the North Shore of Chicago, where she specializes in thyroid disorders and pituitary diseases.








Ariell-Miller-LevitanArielle Miller Levitan, MD, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and the co-founder of Vous Vitamin LLC. She attended Stanford University and Northwestern University Medical School, and has served as Chief Medical Resident for the Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center’s Evanston Hospital Program and as a Clinical Instructor for their medical school. She has a special interest in women's health and preventive medicine and currently practices general internal medicine on the North Shore of Chicago, where she teaches medical students on-site.

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Clearing the Confusion about Vitamins & Your Health
Confused about vitamins? Overwhelmed when you walk down the aisles at your drugstore?

You are not alone.

Many individuals face questions and concerns when trying to determine the right vitamins, minerals, and supplements to take.

The tricky part is, everyone is different.

In fact, people who eat extremely healthy diets and live clean lifestyles still might suffer from vitamin deficiency.

Why?

For one, the soil is not as rich in nutrients as it used to be. Many people are eating less red meat, which can result in an iron deficiency. Cutting back on your iodized salt intake may cause a lack of essential iodine. And, the focus on skin cancer and staying out of the sun has resulted in quite a few individuals suffering from not enough vitamin D.

The goal is to achieve a balance for all vitamins and minerals. It's one of the reasons guests Romy Block, MD, and Arielle Miller Levitan, MD, created their company, Vous Vitamin, which works to personalize vitamins and supplements for each individual. The website even offers an online assessment to help determine where you might be deficient. 

Listen in as Dr. Block and Dr. Levitan join Naturally Savvy host, Lisa Davis, to explain more about the specificity of vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as why supplementation is so essential, even if you live a clean, healthy life.