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What YOU didn't know about vitamin D

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. Vitamin D is the principle regulator of calcium homeostasis in the body.  It is essential for skeletal development and bone mineralization.  Inadequate exposure to sunlight contributes to vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D deficiency in adults can lead to osteoporosis.  Increasing evidence is accumulating that vitamin D may also contribute to antioxidant... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WEBINAR: Correlating Micronutrient Testing with Common Pathologies

Presented by: Ron Grabowski, R.D., D.C.Topics of Discussion: How do these results relate to the peer reviewed literature? Correlating nutrient deficiencies with scientific evidence Back to BioChemistry: Linking medications with deficiencies Case Study Review: Addressing patient concerns Diabetes Mellitus Headaches Inflammatory Bowel Thyroid Function Listen to the webinar or download the slidesAlso, visit our Webinar Library in our Clinical Education Centerto listen to all of our archived ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, June 25, 2012

Webinar - Nutritional Considerations of the Geriatric Patient

Presented by Ron Grabowski, R.D., D.C.What you will learn: Do you know which nutrients are most commonly deficient in the elderly? Nutrient - Drug Interactions commonly seen in the elderly How can certain nutrients support the immune system in the elderly? Case study review   Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Discrepancy or Deficiency? Vitamin D

It seems that there is a consistent issue with variances of serum and functional measurements of vitamin D. In short, serum determinations give a static quantitative measurement while functional intracellular assays reflect the long term status of Vitamin D levels. The results of the serum and functional tests may or may not be in agreement, but this apparently conflicting information is still useful to physicians and patients. If a patient has a low serum level of vitamin D, yet the function... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, November 19, 2010