Heidi Fritz

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common women’s health concern, affecting between 5-20% of women of reproductive age. Polycystic ovary syndrome is so named as a reflection of the multiple cysts that form in the ovaries of these women, and which are visible on ultrasound. Although PCOS primarily affects ovarian function, it is important to note that it is a diffuse syndrome affecting many aspects of a woman’s physical function, including skin, hair, cardiovascular health, and risk of diabetes.
Philip Rouchotas

Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant and vitamin; and beta-carotene is its primary plant-derived precursor. Vitamin A has a long history of use as a pharmacologic agent, dating from the 1970s. Over the past 10-15 years, a large body of evidence has accumulated, which overwhelmingly indicates a range of specific harmful effects associated with supplementation of this nutrient.
Meaghan McCollum

The intestinal epithelium is the largest surface in the human body exposed to the external environment. The ability of this epithelial layer to act as a barrier is found to be essential to health. The selective permeability (allow some things to pass, prevent other things from passing) of the intestinal epithelium is a highly regulated process that is part of the normal functioning of the intestinal tract.