StartFragment More than 100 million Americans suffer from preventable diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.1-3 As a health care provider, my goal is to help patients regain their health, but that isn't always easy. Suboptimal diets, such as the Standard American Diet (SAD), lead to various micronutrient deficiencies, which we often seek to address through supplementation. For example, many doctors recommend vitamin D and calcium for bone and heart health.
StartFragment Sadly, adverse events continue to be all too common in medicine. The U.S. Office of the Inspector General estimates that “13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays.” In 2014, one news source noted that “Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year.” Typical medical errors involved be
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