To many people, the term “vitamin” is shorthand for “health,” and so the more vitamins we consume, the healthier we’ll be. But what exactly do the 13 dietary chemicals we call vitamins actually do for our bodies? And how much of each vitamin do we need? The journalist Catherine Price went looking for answers to these basic questions. What she learned undermines much of what we thought we knew about nutrition. She joins us Tuesday to talk about our quest for better health through nutrition perfection.
Catherine Price has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Outside. Her new book is called Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection [Amazon|Indiebound]