Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, April 8, 2017.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Choose a pair of nutrients (one mineral and one vitamin) that works together in the body and then answer the following questions:
- What is a common deficiency disorder of these nutrients? What diet and/or lifestyle factors contribute to risk of deficiency?
- What diet recommendations could you make to a patient with this deficiency disorder?
For the vitamin you chose, suppose that it is likely to reach toxic levels in the body from excessive supplementation and then answer the following questions:
- What are the risks of toxicity? What is the solubility of your vitamin choice?
- How can the level of the vitamin that you chose be measured in the body?