Tuesday, July 27, 10:30 AM – Noon
Nutritional Supplements - A Benefit or a Liability?
Solomon Young, MS, RDN
Home Health Dietitian at Kaiser Permanente
Most of us probably have our favorite supplements, but do they really do us any good? Might they contain some elements that are actually counter-productive to our individual needs?
Nutritional or Dietary Supplements cover a wide range of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, herbs, amino acids, enzymes, fungis and more. They are intended to supplement or complement a healthy diet, and are often widely advertised as important additions to our diet.
Do they really do us any good?
Might some be counterproductive or even interfere with prescribed medications?
How do we know which ones might be helpful to us? Are they regulated by the FDA? If not, how do we know which ones meet minimum safety standards?
Join us to hear Solomon Young to learn more about this important subject.
Solomon Young is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who completed his bachelor’s in science in nutrition from the University of California in Davis and completed his dietetic internship and master’s in nutrition at Central Washington University. He has worked as a dietitian for the past 10 years in many different settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and teaching at the community college level. He has been with Kaiser Permanente for the past 7 years and currently works as a dietitian in Kaiser Permanente’s East Bay Home Health Department.