Special Needs Kids: Ask the nutritionist

Have you ever wondered about the daily soup-to-nuts of the A, B, C's (vitamins A, B, C, that is)? What are the different types of vitamin A, and can you eat a bunch of carrots on the same day as taking a vitamin A supplement? Which B might be better for my child? Which C could feel better on my stomach? Is the safety of D-3 and D-2 the same? Why does E go well with selenium? And how will selenium let your family eat fish more safely?

Kirkman Labs (www.KirkmanLabs.com) kindly sponsors this program hosted by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD; Teri Arranga; and Rhonda Mulford, Division Head of Services for Kirkman. Tune in for this soup-to-nuts show about vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients with practical applications to the daily life of children, parents, seniors, moms-to-be, and more, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Program Archive

  • Wed, 09/28/2011 - 1:00pm

    Teri, Rhonda, and Larry talk about digestive enzymes for the holidays, school parties, and more.

  • Wed, 08/24/2011 - 1:00pm

    Teri, Larry, and Rhonda talk about the role and importance of amino acids and how to best utilize them.

  • Wed, 07/27/2011 - 1:00pm

    We discuss the functions of various nutrients.

  • Wed, 06/22/2011 - 1:00pm

    Larry Newman, Rhonda Mulford, and Teri discuss the information and tips in Larry's book chapter in Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012.

  • Wed, 06/08/2011 - 1:00pm

    Licensed, registered dietician Judy Converse and Kirkman's Chief Operating Officer for Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Larry Newman, join Teri to talk about Kirkman's Ultra Tested(TM); line of supplements, which are tested for more than 950 contaminants. Also discussed are indications for beginning supplements and how to take some supplements more safely.

  • Wed, 05/25/2011 - 1:00pm

    Judy, Rhonda, and Teri talk about allergens, food sensitivities, immune issues, and more!

  • Wed, 05/11/2011 - 1:00pm
  • Wed, 04/13/2011 - 1:00pm

    Judy, Rhonda and Teri address the following questions: What are pesticides and contaminants that can be found in foods frequently eaten by children? What are the effects of pesticides and contaminants? What are the worst foods? What are the safest foods? What can we do to prevent contaminants in our children's foods and supplements? (produce wash, buy organic, testing, etc.) If we do ingest contaminants, what are some supplements that help support our body to detoxify them and support the relevant organs? (liver, kidneys, excretion, antioxidants)

  • Wed, 03/30/2011 - 1:00pm

    Join Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD, Rhonda Mulford, and Teri Arranga as they talk about when supplementation is indicated, strategies for gaining compliance when administering supplements, and more!