I saw a clip on your new book and I was wondering in light of your new book. How would you recommend people research which if any vitamins are right for them?
This question is part of the following Ask The Expert session:
Company: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Job Title: Author, Chief of the Division of Infectious, and Director of the Vaccine Education Center
The best answer to that question is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and make sure you go out into the sun about 15 minutes per day at least twice per week. Then you’ll get everything you need. This notion we have that all will be well if we take supplemental vitamins in pill form is just incorrect. There are several websites (Harvard’s being one) that explain how you can get all the vitamins you need based on how many calories you are consuming during the day.