The next Sunday Science presentation by the Central Colorado Humanists will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave. in Salida. Dr. William Schroeder, D.O., of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, will present ‘Making Sense of Supplements.’
Dietary supplements used to be found only in so-called ‘health food stores’ until they became part of the mainstream diet of many Americans and people worldwide. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, about 68 percent of adults in the United States take some dietary supplements on a regular basis, with or without the advice of a doctor.
Schroeder has delved into the supplement world to find out how best to help his patients. He has looked into what supplements are necessary for good health, and under what circumstances, and how one decides between the various supplements and different brands found on grocery store shelves and pharmacies.
Schroeder has a degree in molecular biology and an associate degree in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.
The ongoing program on the first Sunday of each month makes science topics understandable by scientists and non-scientists. A discussion and light refreshments will follow the 10 a.m. talk. Admission is free, while donations to help defray costs are always welcome.