In advance of The Supplement Pyramid, a book about how to build your personalized nutritional regimen, the new website's quizzes help identify individual health issues.
Michael A. Smith, M.D. and senior health scientist with Life Extension®, has launched MySupplementPyramid.com, a health website featuring 16 easy-to-take interactive quizzes from clinical assessments used by doctors every day. The website, sponsored by Life Extension, is an online companion to Dr. Smith’s new book The Supplement Pyramid which will be released at Expo West, and is published by Basic Health Media.
According to Dr. Smith, the website quizzes identify individual health issues and are not the typical questions found in many mainstream health, wellness and lifestyle magazines.
“The questions in each quiz ask about current symptoms and disease risk factors,” says Dr. Smith. “These are the same questions your doctor would ask you during an office visit. Based on your answers, a score for each quiz is generated. Your score comes with specific, evidenced-based supplement suggestions aimed at treating, preventing and reducing risk of disease,” notes Dr. Smith.
MySupplementPyramid.com is an educational tool that can be personalized to meet anyone’s specific nutritional needs. With its three-tiered plan—foundational, personalization, and optimization levels—MySupplementPyramid.com has been designed to help visitors to the site design a nutritional regimen that meets their unique needs. Step-by-step instructions and detailed medical quizzes, along with useful information about blood testing, helps determine the most important nutritional supplements for their bodies.
“Knowing which supplements to take is only half the battle,” says Dr. Smith. “Purchasing high-quality nutritional supplements is essential for success,” adds Dr. Smith.
The Supplement Pyramid book, with a foreword written by health advocate, author and talk show host Suzanne Somers, will have a nationwide launch March 7 at Expo West with a live broadcast media tour being planned from the trade show floor. A public relations campaign for the book and website will follow through the summer.
Dr. Smith is also a nationally-known media personality for Life Extension—the world’s leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span. He is an author and blogger, radio talk show host, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos.
Also known as “Dr. Mike,” he is also heard on numerous syndicated national health television and radio shows and hosts Healthy Talk on RadioMD.com where he interviews celebrities, authors and a wide-range of health experts, while providing his own expert opinion. A graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and a residency in radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.