Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Inc.

Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD

Robert S. Mendelshon, MD was interested in the "drug induced nutritional deficiencies" or more subtle "side effects" from drugs. By interfering with blood clotting factors, aspirin can lead to hemorrhage and it does reduce levels of vitamin C. Dilantin interferes with vitamin D metabolism. The antacid, Tums, by interfering with calcium absorption, can set the stage for osteoporosis. Indeed, all drugs can be divided into two classes—those already known to induce nutritional deficiencies, and those not yet adequately studied.

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