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Feeding the Mind: Food & Supplements—What is the Right Balance?

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, My Mind My Health hosted by Dr. Vernon Barksdale for Voice America satellite radio airs episode 10 entitled, “Feeding the Mind: Food & Supplements—What is the Right Balance?” with special guests Dr Marc Lemay and Dr. Stuart Menn.

We can’t talk about wellness of mind and body without talking about nutritional support for the body and the brain.  When you get right down to the building blocks of who we are, one of the keystones of our wellness is what we put in our bodies.  We’ve been talking about the different abilities of mind to activate our immune system, conquer stress or interface with our transcendent self.  Mind and body should get the best “food for thought.”  Our guests represent the cutting edge of nutrition research and applied science in supplementation that must meet the standards of several world health agencies besides the US FDA.  How much supplementation is enough?  What type is best?  Who’s ensuring the purity and bioavailability?  Can they be safely used with conventional medication?  Why not just eat organic foods in adequate quantity and variety – if you can afford it?  Is there a way to know what you need specifically?  Can supplements slow the aging process? This is important information … after all, you are what you eat!

About The Guests
Marc Lemay, PhD, CCTI is senior scientist and clinical researcher at the Nutrilite Health Institute.  His specialty is research and development of new products for global markets.  He designed a controlled clinical trial and consumer use study of ClearGuard, the first dietary supplement shown to be equivalent to a prescription drug for allergy symptom relief.  He has been a frequent speaker on nutrition and health for international organizations.  He is a thought leader in the science of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and on the future of food supplementation.

Stuart Menn, MD, is a practicing sleep medicine physician and clinical researcher who has made nutrition and supplementation important parts of his medical practice.  His work in sleep medicine, and in obesity as a frequent cause of sleep ailments, required a new approach to diet and supplementation.  His patients have enhanced wellness through replenishment of their nutritional deficiencies.