Essential vitamins for city dwellers is the topic of discussion when Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, interviews Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD.
Dr. Gaither, MD is a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx. For multiple years, Gaither has been named America’s Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist by the Consumer Research Council. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Barnard College and her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse and her Masters of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University. With more than 20 years of professional experience, driven by her mission to provide exemplary prenatal care to all women regardless of circumstance, Gaither positively impacts the lives of thousands of women by delivering valuable information on a spectrum of women’s health issues through media appearances, seminars and as a sought after contributor to The Huffington Post, Thrive Global and U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, she has been published by multiple scientific journals and is a reviewer for WebMD.
Dr. Gaither points out that city life can be very demanding, and that certain nutrient deficiencies can be more common among city dwellers and can lead to an increase in depression, colds and flu, pre-term births, cardiovascular issues, anemia or even brittle hair and dry skin. She suggests testing for nutrient levels, including Vitamin D and Omega 3, should be within standards of practice.
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