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DRUG-INDUCED NUTRIENT DEPLETION
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Rubino, ND
Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion is presented once a year at either the North York or Mississauga campus.
It is common knowledge that pharmaceuticals can negatively impact individual nutrient status through a variety of mechanisms, including decreased absorption, increased excretion, and increased utilization. Clients may experience adverse effects due to nutrient depletion, as a consequence of taking a particular medication, either prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs, for a long period of time. In this lecture Dr. Stephanie Rubino, ND will discuss how certain medications can lead to nutrient depletions and the possible impact this can have on creating additional health issues for your clients.
What will you Learn?
As many clients may be unaware of the potential nutrient deficiencies that can arise as a result of their prescription medications, you will learn valuable information on how to educate clients on the importance of these nutrient depletions, and how they can be safely prevented and corrected.
• Identify potential medications that may cause nutrient depletions
• Understand the mechanisms through which these deficiencies arise
• Recognize the possible adverse effects that a nutrient deficiency may cause
• Provide guidance on nutrients to counteract these adverse effects
• Learn drug-induced nutrient depletion tips for health enhancement
Key Reasons to Attend this Lecture
• Gain a wealth of knowledge on how to overcome the negative impact that medications can have on a person’s nutrient status and overall health
• Review relevant case studies and develop treatment plans
• Complete lecture notes will be provided, along with key summary handouts and references
About the Presenter
Dr. Stephanie Rubino, ND is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who operates a general naturopathic practice with a focus on women’s health, perinatal care, pediatrics, stress, and digestive health. Over a five year period, Stephanie was an Associate Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a special interest in educating the public and other health professionals. She has worked with healthcare practitioners across Canada about a range of health topics and natural health product issues including nutrition, supplementation, and integration of pharmacological and natural therapies. She also works with a variety of media to educate the public about the safe and effective uses of complementary medicine, and has contributed articles to a number of health related magazines. Stephanie is a member in good standing with The College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.