For more than six years, Mohsen Motamedian has served as CEO of Total NutriCare in Irvine, California. In this role, Max Motamedian employs a holistic nutritionist who performs blood chemistry testing to determine if clients have nutritional imbalances that may contribute to various disease processes. One condition that Mohsen Motamedian’s company detects and treats with diet and nutritional supplements is vitamin B12 deficiency anemia.
Anemia is a condition in which a person does not have an adequate amount of healthy red blood cells. These cells are needed to deliver oxygen to the body’s tissues. Anemia can stem from a number of causes, such as a bleeding disorder or a lack of iron in the diet. Low levels of vitamin B12 in the body can also be to blame for the condition, which can cause fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, and a swollen tongue. If the B12 deficiency progresses for too long without treatment, the patient can develop serious nerve damage in addition to anemia.
People who eat plenty of meat, eggs, and dairy products typically get enough B12 in their diets. Therefore, vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency anemia if they do not take supplements. Some people develop the condition despite getting enough dietary B12 because their bodies do not absorb the vitamin properly. Several lifestyle factors can inhibit B12 absorption, including prolonged, excessive alcohol use and the frequent use of antacids or heartburn medications. Health conditions or surgeries affecting the intestinal tract can also prevent efficient absorption of this vitamin. These can include celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and bariatric surgeries.
As chief executive officer of Total Nutricare, LLC, Mohsen “Max” Motamedian spearheads all purchasing and marketing activities for the Irvine, California, firm. Total Nutricare provides holistic dietary guidance and nutritional supplements to meet the health needs of its clients. Outside of the office, Mohsen Motamedian contributes to a variety of charitable causes, including the Autism Society.
As part of its mission to raise awareness and advocate for individuals with autism, the Autism Society holds a number of local and national events, including the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition. The largest autism education event in the United States, it draws some 2,000 professionals, advocates and family members each summer for a four-day conference featuring more than 100 speakers and exhibitors. The main speaking engagements cover a wide range of topics, such as technological advancements in autism therapy, helping individuals with autism cope with grief, the educational needs of students with autism, and how best to help them prepare for adulthood. The conference also encompasses several breakout sessions on specific topics, including speech therapy, stress management, and employment and higher education options for those with autism.
In addition to events such as networking lunches and the Chairman’s Reception, the Autism Society also distributes several awards during its annual conference. These awards recognize outstanding volunteers, professionals, researchers, and employers who have made great strides for the acceptance and success of individuals with autism.
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