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Vitamin D and Immunity

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Vitamin D is one of the most studied and supplemented vitamins. This talk will overview the physiology of vitamin D with an emphasis on its role in immunity. This talk will then review a subset of the clinical data on vitamin D and immunity with special attention to respiratory illnesses, including Covid-19. Finally, considerations regarding dosing vitamin D will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, the clinician will be able to:

  • Review the bactericidal and viricidal roles of vitamin D
  • Explore the physiological role of vitamin D in immunity
  • Overview seminal clinical studies on vitamin D and infection
  • Survey vitamin D dosing strategies

CE Credits

CONO: Category A General – 1.0 credit 
British Columbia: Category C General – 1.0 credit
AANP:  General – 1.0 credit
OANP/OBNM: General – 1.0 credit

Dr Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

Dr Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine where she is on the faculty of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She practices naturopathic oncology out of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC. Dr Alschuler co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! and is co-founder of the iTHRIVE Plan, a lifestyle app for cancer survivors. She is co-author of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.