What Supplements Do YOU Need?

Summary: Even the healthiest diets can fall short when it comes to the vital nutrients you need to really thrive. Which supplements are right for YOU?
Air Date: 6/7/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Michael A. Smith, MD
"The country doctor with a city education" is how Dr. Michael A. Smith's many devoted fans describe him. Senior health scientist and online personality for Life Extension® — the world's leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span — Dr. Smith is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos.

His engaging ability to present complex medical topics in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of health-conscious fans. Also known as “Dr. Mike,” he was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network; appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention; and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows, and hosts Healthy Talk radio on

Most recently he contributed to Martha Stewart's Whole Living website as well as health articles on,, and Expert Beacon, and has been a guest lecturer for numerous national anti-aging organizations. Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Smith worked for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as a cardiovascular medical science liaison.

Dr. Smith founded the non-profit charity Gifts of Healing, which distributed nutritional supplements, water and food to homeless and transitional communities in South Florida. A graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and three years as a radiology resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
What Supplements Do YOU Need?
You've probably felt overwhelmed by the wall of supplements at your grocery or health food store and then thought, "Do I really need to take supplements? I eat a pretty healthy diet."

OR, you've heard rumors that supplements really do nothing for you.

It's time to cut through the confusion.

Special guest, Michael A. Smith, MD, will explain why even the healthiest diets can fall short when it comes to the vital nutrients you need to really thrive.

Dr. Smith's new book, The Supplement Pyramid: How to Build Your Personalized Nutritional Regimen, offers quizzes and step-by-step instructions that can help you design a personalized menu to meet your unique needs -- from natural remedies for better sleep to supplements that can help prevent or beat cancer.

Don't waste another dollar on the wrong supplements.

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