Nutritional Supplements

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On November 10, Dr. Russell H. Greenfield, Physician Executive and Director of Integrative Medicine for Novant Health, delivered an informative and engaging program on Nutritional Supplements.
Dr. Greenfield cautioned that what is “natural” is not necessarily synonymous with “safe”. He affirmed that it is highly preferred to get needed vitamins, minerals, and nutrients through a healthy diet. However, should you consider taking supplements, Dr. Greenfield recommended doing your homework to determine a quality product that is right for you. He emphasized the importance of speaking to your healthcare provider to determine what supplements may be right for you based on your current medical conditions and possible interactions with your medications. He suggested utilizing important resources like NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements to learn more and to confirm what’s on the label is actually in the product.
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