CHICAGO, IL - 11/17/15 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- Research has shown that many Americans are not eating balanced, healthy diets, leaving them deficient in critical nutrients, such as vitamins D and E, and calcium and magnesium. And, on the flip side, those who do follow a healthy meal plan by reducing processed food and red meat are actually at risk of getting too little of key nutrients like iodine and iron, respectively. To fill nutritional gaps, many adults are increasingly using dietary supplements, which can be beneficial, but at the same time, if not taken correctly, can be dangerous to one’s health.
To help educate consumers about safe and appropriate vitamin use and arm them with effective strategies for better health, Chicago-based Romy Block, M.D., and Arielle Levitan, M.D., have written a new book, The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion about Vitamins and Your Health (She Writes Press; 978-1-63152-014-3; $17.95), being released today, November 17.
“Our mission started in our own medical practices where we were hearing from patients who were confused by supplements and unsure of what was safe and effective,” said Arielle Levitan, M.D., co-founder of Vous Vitamin and author of The Vitamin Solution. “In response, we created Vous Vitamin™, a line of personalized multivitamins that provide people with specific vitamins and minerals needed based on factors such as lifestyle, age and diet. Following the success of the vitamin line, we knew we could further educate people by writing a book addressing a range of health topics and enabling people to safely incorporate supplements into any lifestyle.”
In writing The Vitamin Solution, the doctors cut through conflicting data about vitamins and minerals to provide a concise, medically-sound approach to supplement use. They explain which vitamins and supplements can be helpful, which can be harmful, and which are altogether unnecessary; they explore health conditions and symptoms including diabetes, hair loss, fatigue, hot flashes, and more; and address preventive care, providing insights on topics such as screening tests, weight loss and preserving memory.
“The Vitamin Solution is appropriate for anyone looking to improve their health, and as the New Year approaches, they can rely on this book to provide safe, everyday strategies to help jump start a plan for healthy living,” said Romy Block, M.D., co-founder of Vous Vitamin and author of The Vitamin Solution.
Recognizing a large study by the federal government found that adverse events caused by supplements lead to approximately 23,000 emergency room visits each year, there is a need to educate people about supplements and how to determine if they are safe and useful. This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on October 14, 2015.
For more information, visit VousVitamin.com. The Vitamin Solution is available wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and VousVitamin.com, in paperback and e-reader formats.