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Aired on KQED 88.5FM Mon, Nov 26, 2008 — 9:00 AM

For some, taking a multivitamin is as much a routine as combing one’s hair or brushing one’s teeth. But are these pills effective or even necessary? Are they really the foundation of a healthy diet or just another gimmick? This hour on Forum we talk vitamins.

Host: Dave Iverson

Bruce Ames, professor emeritus of biochemistry at UC Berkeley
Candy Tsourounis, professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, School of Pharmacy
Leah Vachani, nutrition consultant at Elephant Pharm

KQED's Forum: Vitamins 26 November,2008Wendy Goodfriend

  • Josh Oletto

    I have rarely heard such a poorly informed host try to conduct a conversation about this topic. Not only did he seem woefully informed. He seemed intent on interrupting his guests’ attempts to answer his silly questions.


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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