Although often ignored, the importance of food and drug interactions cannot be denied. The classic interactions of some cancer drugs and anti-seizure medications can lower the effectiveness of the medication. Grapefruit juice impacts the pharmacokinetics of Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering medications (Bailey and Dresser, 2004).

Approximately 97% of those older than age 51 do not consume the current Adequate Intake of vitamin D (NHAN ES, 2005–06). In addition, as we age, ability to synthesi…

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