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She has a refreshing and accurate perspective on health-beyond-the pill-bottle from an objective and trained Ph.D. pharmacist, Alex Nikmanis, Pharm.D. Joins Dave and Bill on CHWR again to share her knowledge with you, call in to get your questions asked and answered!

Another Day … Another Inflammatory Headline … A few months ago Potassium Iodide was sold -out to protect us from the radiation from Japan.

A few years ago Vitamin E to prevent heart attacks.

Today, it’s Vitamin D.    The headline reads:  “Vitamin D Slashes Diabetes Risk” http://news.yahoo.com/vitamin-d-slashes-diabetes-risk-233500728.html

Will next week’s headline be ‘FDA reports High Levels of Vitamin D Toxicity’?

People need to act on common sense, not react to headlines … but headlines sell products, so … How does the public really know what to do?

Alex Nikmanesh, with her Doctorate in Pharmacy and 15 years experience says:

“ The real health risk was not the small amount of radiation from five-thousand miles away … it was taking a potassium iodide without radiation poisoning!”

“If a lack Vitamin D causes problems, taking unmonitored OTC doses of Vitamin D causes more problems! Too much Vitamin D in the bloodstream can cause anorexia, bone swelling, fatigue, hyperglycemia … The vitamin D toxicity can be as bad as diabetes …”