Summer is a great time to enjoy being outdoors. But vacation travel and playing in the back yard both offer potential hazards, such as sunburn, bug bites, poison ivy or blisters. How do you handle such everyday problems? We’ll take your calls and questions about common summertime troubles and home remedies that can help ease them.
Do You Need to Take Vitamin D?
Summer is the time when most Americans can actually get enough sun to be able to make the vitamin D they need. But if you are extremely conscientious with your sunscreen, you may not be getting all the vitamin D you expect from your time outside. We talk with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog about vitamin D, the prevalence of insufficiency and how we can get enough.
Your Calls Are Welcome:
To share your summertime remedies or ask a question about a hot-weather worry, tune in Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 7 to 8 AM EDT or call 1-888-472-3366. You can also reach us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter @peoplespharmacy.
This Week’s Guest:
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is Fellowship Director of the Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. She is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, herbal medicine and women’s health.
Dr. Low Dog is a founding member of the American Board of Physician Specialties, American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women’s Health. She has served as Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements/Botanicals Expert Committee.
Her books include: Women’s Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine; Life Is Your Best Medicine; and Healthy at Home. Her latest is Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and More. For more information, see her website: drlowdog.com
Listen to the Podcast:
The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.