Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP

Fatigue and Vitamins

Fatigue and vitamin deficiencies Fatigue is a very common symptom with many potential causes. Often times there is a medical cause: anemia, depression, thyroid dysfunction. Other times it is environmental: poor sleep hygiene, situational anxiety, long work hours, lack of exercise. But sometimes it is nutritional. Poor diet or medications can lead to vitamin deficiencies that […]

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Show me the Whey to Build Muscle…

Athletes often use supplemental protein powder to build muscle but which kind and how much? Studies show that calorie intake is just as important as protein intake when trying to build muscle. Meaning that athletes must consume calories equal to or in excess of what is being burned through exercise and metabolic activities in order […]

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Summary of Mediterranean Diet Benefits

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Reduced heart attack, stroke and death both in people with a history of heart disease and those that are without. In fact the risk was reduced by nearly 40% in a large scale study!! Reduced depression and cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s and reduced Parkinson’s […]

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How to Go to Mediterranean Diet and Why!

The Mediterranean Diet is a dietary pattern that is inspired by the Mediterranean countries of Greece, Spain and Southern Italy. There is no one Mediterranean diet but instead a pattern of eating that follows similar principles. The basis of the Mediterranean diet pyramid is fruits, vegetables and grains. Typically 6-8 servings (cupfuls) of fruits and […]

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Micronutrients: Find the Vitamins for You

Despite increasing interest in organic “whole food” diets, many Americans suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Surveys of the general adult population reveal a wide range of vitamin and mineral deficiencies (NHANES). Certain vitamin deficiencies are more common than others. For example, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the general population and has been […]

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