The Truth About Dietary Supplements: Separating Fact from Fiction [CONFERENCE]

TedX speaker Melinda Ring MD shares whether you need dietary supplements and, if so, what should you take. Get the facts in this informative talk that separates myth from reality.

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(Part of the Lifestyle Medicine for Everyone conference)


Target Audience:

Public who wonders if they should take dietary supplements AND providers who want to know how to better counsel patients.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduction
  • Introduce the topic of dietary supplements
  • Explain the purpose of dietary supplements and how they are regulated in the US
  1. Types of dietary supplements
  • Discuss the different types of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements
  • Explain the potential benefits and risks of supplements
  1. Safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements
  • Discuss the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements, with examples and comparisons to pharmaceuticals
  • Explain the limitations of research on dietary supplements
  1. Choosing and using dietary supplements safely
  • Discuss how to choose dietary supplements based on quality, purity, and potency
  • Explain how to safely use dietary supplements, including the importance of following label instructions and consulting with a healthcare professional
  • Describe resources available for learning more about dietary supplements
  1. Conclusion
  • Recap the key points of the talk
  • Encourage audience to be cautious and informed when considering the use of dietary supplements
  • Offer resources for further information and support.

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