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Gregory Plotnikoff

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  • Introduction to traditional Asian therapeutic diets: two enduring perspectives.

    In some ancient systems of medicine, health was understood as a state of balance, and diet was considered essential to achieving and maintaining that balance. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are based on this premise. Here we present an overview of these two traditional systems’ views on diet and eating. This article aims to explain the reasoning behind some of the recommendations that practitioners of these forms of medicine may be making. Continue Reading

  • Nutritional assessment in vegetarians and vegans: questions clinicians should ask.

    Not all who adhere to vegetarian, vegan or other special diets have nutritionally sound eating habits. The clinical consequences of an insufficiently mindful vegetarian or vegan diet include many common symptoms such as anxiety, brain fog, depression, fatigue, insomnia, neuropathies and other neurologic dysfunction. Patients with such symptoms who report having a vegetarian or vegan diet, or a diet that severely restricts meat consumption, require a slightly expanded differential diagnosis. The challenge is to identify which patients require closer attention. This article lists questions to use to quickly assess for potential dietary drivers of clinical symptoms. In many cases, simple…

  • Global Advances in Health and Medicine

    Introduction to Global Advances in Health and Medicine by Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP

  • Is vitamin D under-prescribed clinically?

    Vitamin D: New Dietary Intake Recommendations and Emerging Health Effects. Round Table Discussion with Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Allina Center for Health Care Innovation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA from the Hot Topic Symposia presented at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

  • Effect of country of origin, age, and body mass index on prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a US immigrant and refugee population.

    To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) (25-hydroxyvitamin D level PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated a cohort of adult immigrants and refugees seen at Health Partners Center for International Health in St Paul, Minnesota. Study participants were all patients seen from August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009, with a first vitamin D screen (N=1378). Outcomes included overall prevalence of VDD and severe VDD. Covariates included country of origin, sex, age, month of test, and body mass index (BMI). RESULTS: Vitamin D deficiency was significantly more prevalent in our Minnesota clinic immigrant and refugee population than…