Medications and Nutritional Interactions

“There are many examples, thousands actually, demonstrating both positive and negative interactions between specific medications and nutritional products. Because I often deal with complex patients who are on many medications, it is essential to be aware of how their meds affect nutritional levels and vice versa. Sometimes pharmacists can help clarify interactions, but it is my experience that “regular doctors” often are completely unaware of interactions – especially the negative ones. I recently saw a patient on blood thinning medications who was also taking fish oil and vitamin E – this can cause a hemorrhagic stroke!” In other circumstances, it is possible to substitute various nutrients and foods along with a healthy lifestyle, for medications that often cause unwanted side effects. The bottom line, according to Dr Wald, is to know, “all drug-nutrient interactions for the pharmaceuticals that you are taking. In this way, I am able to reduce medications to a minimum, or entirely eliminate them in some cases, with the proper nutrients that positively help medications – allowing for their elimination and or reduction in dosage.

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*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.