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CHRIS MASTERJOHN, Phd

I earned my PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. For two years, I served as a postdoctoral research associate in the comparative biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I served for two years as assistant professor of health and nutrition sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.

In 2016, I made the decision to leave academia and pursue entrepreneurship. I am conducting independent research, consulting, working on information products, collaborating on information and technology products, and producing tons of free content to help people gain better health. I have deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement and mindfulness to support health and well-being. I want to take what I've learned and pay it forward. But I'm not done learning. I'm constantly learning from my own challenges, failures and successes. I'm also constantly learning by scouring the scientific literature, whether I'm uncovering long-forgotten and neglected evidence from yesteryear or following and deciphering the latest findings. What I try to do is grapple with complex science and translate it into practical principles that each of us can use to better support our health. Please join me in the pursuit of truth, learning, and wonder!

PRESENTATION 

BALANCING THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

This talk covers the latest advances in our understanding of how the fat-soluble vitamins should be balanced. While I have spoken many times in the past about the cooperation between vitamins A, D, and K2, newer research has made it clear that any of the four fat-soluble vitamins — A, D, E, and K — can lead to the degradation of the others when provided out of balance. This calls for greater attention to vitamin E, to vitamin K1, and to the different effects of the various forms of vitamin K2. It is important to understand that there is no one single ratio that can be applied to everyone. Genetic predispositions and health circumstances can often increase the need for one of the nutrients without necessarily requiring the others in a constant ratio. This talk will cover the ways these nutrients cooperate with one another as well as how megadosing one without the rest can cause imbalances, and will make practical suggestions about how to balance them in different situations.