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Georgian Court Session Examines Dietary Supplements

Lakewood, N.J., Aug. 27, 2009—Explosive growth and increased popularity of dietary supplements in recent years has made it difficult for consumers to figure what is helpful and what may be harmful. But determining what works best doesn’t have to be hard, says Dr. Michael Glynn., N.D., a naturopathic medicine expert who will present “Demystifying the World of Supplements,” at 6:30 p.m. on September 17 in the Little Theatre on Georgian Court University’s Lakewood campus.

“To some, supplements sound artificial as opposed to the ‘food as medicine’ approach in life,” says Sachiko Komagata, P.T., Ph.D., program director and assistant professor of holistic health studies at the university. “But what if the food that is available to us today may be altered or different from what we think we are eating? Even if you assume that there is a need to supplement your diet, what is good for you?”

Although the FDA, doctors and health organizations make the effort to sort fact from fiction, consumers don’t always know how to make the best choices when buying supplements.

“I have met people who trust ones that are simply expensive and don’t exactly know what is inside the bottle,” says Dr. Komagata. “Dr. Glynn is an extremely well-educated naturopath who can show us ways to guide our supplement selection and options.”

Dr. Glynn, who hosts “Food for Thought” on radio stations in the tri-state area and San Francisco, will present information beneficial to avid supplement shoppers and novices. The program is part of “A Healthier You on the Horizon,” a new series of informative and interactive programs hosted by the McAuley Community Center at GCU. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15 per person. To register, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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