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Dr. Zaidi was recognized as the only Top Doctor in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in the field of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, by Castle Connolly's respected TOP Doctors directory.


Dr. Zaidi was recognized among the top doctors in the nation by US News and World Report.


Dr. Zaidi's YouTubeVideos

What is Insulin Resistance and How it harms your body?

What Causes Insulin Resistance?

Who Should be Tested for Insulin Resistance and What are the Tests for Insulin Resistance?

What is the Treatment of Insulin Resistance?

Vitamin D: A Hormone

Vitamin D toxicity

Misconceptions about Vitamin D

How to Prevent another Angioplasty?

Vitamin D Test: Right VS Wrong test

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Vitamin D and Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Body pains

Power of Vitamin D, book


WS Radio Interviews Doctor Zaidi


Dr. Zaidi interviewd on the TWC3 News


Dr. Zaidi's Radio Interviews on vitamin D part 1 part 2



WS Radio Interviews Doctor Zaidi

Dr. Zaidi interviewed on the Homestretch


Marie Claire interviews Dr. Zaidi


" Ventura County Star" writes about Dr. Zaidi


Dr. Zaidi talks to "Women's Health" about Vitamin D.


Dr. Zaidi's Articles

Diabetes and Stress connection

Alternative Therapy for Flu and Common Cold

Hormone D Deficieny - A Serious Endocrine Disorder

Why is Vitamin D so important?

Scientific evidence for the link between Vitamin D deficiency and Heart Disease

Scientific evidence for the link between D deficiency and Cancer

Statin Drugs Causing Diabetes-A new Side-effect

Sarfraz Zaidi, Basic Author

Dr. Zaidi's Blog

Vitamin D deficiency and Diabetes.

Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common during pregnancy.

Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone.

Is Vitamin D the answer to America's health crisis?

Avandia and heart Disease controversy.

President Clinton's heart disease.


Diabetic vitamins formulated by Dr. Zaidi



VITAMIN D3 for Sublingual Absorption

Dr. Zaidi's Paintings

Dr. Zaidi's Photos


ZINC  Deficiency, its Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

This is an EXCERPT from the book, "Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes." Copyright © All rights reserved.

Zinc is an essential trace element that exists in all cells and is required by the thousands of chemical reactions in the body.* In particular, Zinc plays a role in the:

             Zinc deficiency is rampant. Most physicians do not even think about the possibility of Zinc deficiency during their evaluation of a patient. Sad, but true! 

Who Is At Risk For Zinc Deficiency? 

            Thiazide diuretics: the mechanism is increased urinary losses of Zinc.       

            Antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin, tetracyclines.    The mechanism is interference with intestinal absorption. Zinc can interfere with the absorption of these antibiotics. Therefore, take these antibiotics on an empty stomach to minimize this interaction.           

            Iron supplements can interfere with the absorption of Zinc in food. Therefore, take iron between meals, but not with meals. 

Symptoms Of Zinc Deficiency

            Zinc deficiency causes non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, impaired immune function, loss of appetite, taste abnormalities, delayed healing of wounds, diarrhea, hair loss, brittle nails, skin ulcers, age-related macular degeneration, delayed puberty, impotence, low testosterone and weight loss. Remember, these symptoms can occur due to many other medical conditions as well.

            Zinc level in the blood is the most commonly used test to evaluate Zinc deficiency. However, blood level of Zinc does not necessarily reflect the tissue level. Therefore, Zinc deficiency may be present while the blood test may be within the normal range.

            Zinc deficiency is basically a clinical diagnosis. Consult with your doctor in this regard. 

Potential Health Benefits of Zinc Supplementation  

1-      Help boost up energy

2-      Prevention/treatment of excessive hair loss

3-      Prevention/treatment of brittle nails

4-      Fight off infections (such as common colds, pneumonia, infectious diarrhea)

5-      Wound healing

6-      Prevention/treatment of diabetes

7-      Prevention/treatment of AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration)          


How Much Zinc? 

            The recommended daily dose of Zinc for adults is 11 mg for males and 8 mg for females. Tolerable upper levels are 40 mg per day, both for males and females. 

Good Dietary Sources Of Zinc 

            The best way to get your Zinc is through selecting foods which are not only high in Zinc, but also good for your overall health.  

Seafood: Oysters (cooked), Crab, Lobster 

Meats: Beef, lamb, chicken and pork 

Plants: wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, nuts, especially cashews. 

Cooked oysters have the highest quantities of Zinc, followed by wheat germ (roasted), beef, pumpkin seeds and cashews. 

Please note that whole-grain breads, cereals and legumes contain substances called phytates which bind zinc and inhibit its absorption. Therefore, the best sources of Zinc are animal based foods such as beef, chicken and seafood. 

Caution: Breakfast cereals are fortified with Zinc, but these are not good for your overall health. 

Zinc Supplements            

If you cannot get enough Zinc through your diet for one reason or another, then consider Zinc supplements. Various forms are available such as  Zinc glycinate, Zinc gluconate, Zinc sulfate, and Zinc acetate. Zinc lozenges and nasal sprays are available for "common colds." Avoid nasal sprays, as these can cause lack of smell sensation, which can be permanent. Zinc glycinate is a chelated formulation and appear to have an excellent absorption from the intestines.*       

            The label on the bottle will provide dosing information. 

Zinc Toxicity 

            Too much Zinc can cause toxicity. Acute toxicity causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping.


Zinc and Copper work in concert in your cells. Excess Zinc intake (more than 60 mg per day) on a chronic basis can cause copper deficiency, which can manifest as anemia and neurologic symptoms. For this reason, it makes sense to take a Zinc supplement that also contains Copper.*

Warnings – Disclaimer: This website is for educational purposes only. The information as well dietary supplements in this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Dietary supplements are Not intended for use by pregnant or nursing women. If you are taking any medications, planning any medical or surgical procedure or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before using any of the supplements. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if outer wrap is missing or torn. Store at room temperature.

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Zinc as Zinc glycinate = 50 mg per tablet

Copper as Copper glycinate = 2 mg per tablet

Each bottle contains 60 Tablets

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