In The Supplement Pyramid, with a foreword written by health advocate, author and talk show host Suzanne Somers, Dr. Michael A. Smith covers the many reasons why even the healthiest diets fall short in terms of supplying the optimal amount of nutrients we need not just to survive, but also to thrive. However, with such a staggering amount of choices on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s where The Supplement Pyramid enters the picture. Like traditional food pyramids that help us design and follow a healthy diet, The Supplement Pyramid is an educational tool that can be personalized to meet anyone’s specific nutritional needs. With its three-tiered plan—foundational, personalization, and optimization levels—The Supplement Pyramid helps readers design a nutritional regimen that meets their unique needs. Step-by-step instructions and detailed medical quizzes, along with useful information about blood testing, help readers determine the most important nutritional supplements for their bodies—and this becomes an ideal personalized menu from which to choose.
Michael A. Smith, M.D. is the senior health scientist and online personality for Life Extension, the world’s leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span. He is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars, and appears in informational health and wellness videos. He was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network; appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention; and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows. He hosts Healthy Talk radio on www.RadioMD.com . A graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and three years of a residency in radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.