- Controversies in Nutrition 2h 00min
Nutritional Medicine: Controversies in Nutrition
The scope of nutritional medicine is oftentimes fraught with conflicting research findings, disparities in clinical outcomes, and polarizing schools of thought. Acknowledging this confusion, Dr. Alan Gaby brings his over forty years of research and clinical experience to Focusing on some of the most common and clinically relevant controversies in nutrition–including those surrounding vitamin D and iodine, and the hotly debated question of folic acid vs. 5-MTHF–this 2-hour lecture aims to assist physicians in accurately parsing current research to tailor effective and treatment plans for each patient.
- Discuss the basis upon which the reference range for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D was increased from 10-15 ng/ml for vitamin D deficiency to 20 ng/ml for vitamin D deficiency and 30 ng/ml for vitamin D insufficiency
- Analyze research comparing the efficacy of high doses and moderate doses of vitamin D
- Examine the biochemical and potential clinical effects of gamma-tocopherol
- Investigate research comparing the effect of folic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) in the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia
- Critically review the claim that omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory
- Critically review the evidence regarding whether calcium supplementation increases the risk of myocardial infarction
- Critically review the evidence regarding whether hyperhomocysteinemia is a cause of chronic disease
- Discuss research regarding the safety and efficacy of high-dose iodine
Dr. Gaby received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his M.S. in biochemistry from Emory University, and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine.
He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association who has given expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. He is the author of Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima, 1994), The Doctor’s Guide to Vitamin B6 (Rodale Press, 1984), the co-author of The Patient’s Book of Natural Healing (Prima, 1999). Dr. Gaby has written numerous scientific papers in the field of nutritional medicine. He has been the contributing medical editor for the Townsend Letter for Doctors since 1985, and was contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review from 1996 to 2010.
He was professor of nutrition and a member of the clinical faculty at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, from 1995 to 2002. He is currently an adjunct professor in the biology department at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, teaching the course, Nutritonal Medicine. In 2011, he completed a 30-year project, the textbook Nutritional Medicine, and has recently completed the updated Second Edition of the book.