Become a GrassrootsHealth Certified D*practitioner
GrassrootsHealth is now offering two free, one-hour online CME video courses – presentations by Dr. Robert Heaney, MD, and Dr. Carol Wagner, MD. Following completion of each course, you will be given a link to provide your contact information so you can be listed on our website as a participating practitioner (this form only needs to be completed once).
Practitioners wishing to be certified for the Protect Our Children NOW! project must complete the course presented by Dr. Carol Wagner to be listed on the website as a POC Certified D*practitioner.
Vitamin D, Sunshine, Optimal Health: Putting it all Together
Robert P. Heaney, MD
In this activity, Robert P. Heaney, MD explores why vitamin D is important, how it works, how we get it and how much we need.
He covers the key points of vitamin D physiology and the role it plays in the maintenance of health and specifies practitioner guidelines for implementing a plan to help create optimal health with sunshine and vitamin D.
Public Health Initiative: Meeting the Vitamin D Requirements of the Pregnant Woman and Improving Health Outcomes; NICHD Vitamin D Lactation Summary Data
Carol L. Wagner, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Carol L. Wagner, MD discusses how vitamin D status during pregnancy varies around the globe and the implications of maternal vitamin D deficiency for both the mother and her developing fetus. Information is provided regarding the role of vitamin D during pregnancy, its role in maternal health and in reducing comorbidities of pregnancy, including preterm birth. The talk is concluded with NICHD Vitamin D Lactation Summary Data to detail the importance of maternal supplementation during lactation, versus supplementing the baby alone, in order to maintain sufficiency for both the mother and the breastfeeding infant.