From the CEO
Welcome to the new Doctor's Best Newsletter.
Hello, my name is Gale Bensussen, and I became the CEO of Doctor’s Best in 2015. I have been in the nutrition business for over 30 years, starting in my college days at the University of Southern California.
The nutrition industry has exploded over the last 30 years and I have seen the efficacy of numerous supplements validated through years of testing. Couple those outcomes with a healthy lifestyle and we have the best options for making optimal health choices.
With that said, I want to welcome you to our new Doctor’s Best Newsletter, called To Your Health and designed to deliver information that helps you make those important, healthy decisions.
We have come a long way
Omega 3 fish oil, calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, probiotics, CoQ10 and numerous other supplements once pilloried (no pun intended) are now recognized for their essential roles in maintaining good health. In addition, we now know that with all the calories we eat, we are still deficient in the basic daily allowance for numerous vitamins and minerals. The NHANES I and NHANES II studies concluded that 75% of us don’t get our daily allowance of magnesium, and the World Health Organization says one third of the world’s population is deficient in iron. Healthy eating guides suggest less beef and more fish, fruits and vegetables. Good choices, but we are missing some necessary elements. Genetic modification seems to have re-engineered the wheat that we eat, so it is overly rich in gluten, causing a near epidemic of celiac disease. Lucky for all of us, we can supplement our nutrition!
Along the way, the years have debunked a few myths as well. Although we still don’t have conclusive evidence that Vitamin C can cure the common cold, we do know Zicam (zinc) reduces cold symptoms. Were the Shute brothers right in their claims in “Vitamin E for Ailing and Healthy Hearts”? Scientists are still debating Vitamin E’s role in reducing mortality rates, but we know for heart health, statin users should take CoQ10. Aging (aren’t we all!) is a big indicator to take this important co-enzyme.
To your healthy future
Yes, I’ve seen a lot of progress in 30 years — and I am very glad to be at Doctor’s Best so I can share helpful news with you. We are a unique specialty company, operating under the same mantra that has maintained us for almost 30 years:
Doctor’s Best is dedicated to improving lives through science-based nutrition using high-quality ingredients. We are educators and innovators committed to working with passion, integrity, and transparency. This is the foundation of who we are and strive to be.
These words are from our founder, Ken Halvorsrude, and ring as true today as they did at our founding almost 30 years ago.
Thank you for being a Doctor’s Best customer. This is the first edition of our newsletter and we hope you enjoy getting to know us better. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to contact us. We are eager to hear from you!
Wishing you good health,