PRP, Nutrition & Dietary Supplements

From the Editor
The PRP Survival Guide is a repository of experiences and insights shared by PRP patients and their caregivers. Collectively, the PRP community possesses a wealth of practical knowledge about pityriasis rubra pilaris. We need to harvest that knowledge for those in need of enlightenment.

Share what you have learned about PRP as a patient or caregiver. Share what you have been told by your dermatologist? Share articles  you feel might be worth reading or websites worth visiting. When you have anything to share, please send your “sharings” via email to

Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
as published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Like many Americans, you may take dietary supplements in an effort to stay healthy. With so many dietary supplements available and so many claims made about their health benefits, how can you decide whether a supplement is safe or useful? This fact sheet provides a general overview of dietary supplements, discusses safety considerations, and suggests sources for additional information.

GO TO: Using Dietary Supplements Wisely

Bill M — Plano, Texas

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Here is a disclaimer that seems representative of book publishing:

The ideas, concepts and opinions expressed in this book are intended to be used for educational purposes only. This book is sold with the understanding that author and publisher are not rendering medical advice of any kind, nor is this book intended to replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any diet or exercise program, including any aspect of the training, nutrition, or lifestyle recommendations made in this book, you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician. The author and publisher claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application or interpretation of the material in this book.

As a diabetic since 2004, I have tremendous respect for nutritionists. My nutritionist works in concert with my endocrinologist. If I have a question, I ask them during my quarterly clinic visits.

The minimum educational requirement for becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a bachelor’s degree. Many colleges and universities offer degrees in nutrition, nutritional sciences, and dietetics. Those who want to become RDNs should seek a school that offers a didactic program in dietetics. Didactic programs include the coursework mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. MORE

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