Author Archives: Don Goldberg

About Don Goldberg

Hello. I am what you might call a Nutritional Pharmacist. After college, I worked in the Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Industry, first in Quality Control, and then in Manufacturing and Product Development. Increasingly, as the years passed, I became more involved with nutritional supplements. I spent many years detailing physicians, herbalists, and homeopaths about nutritional and herbal therapies and products. In 1992, along with my friend Arnie Gitomer, I bought Willner Chemists, a well-established nutritionally oriented pharmacy. For the first time, I had an opportunity to communicate directly with the consumer, the patient, and the customer. I love it. This blog is an additional way for me to extend my personal views and opinions directly to you. You can also hear me on the radio, every Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm on WOR radio in NY (710 AM), or WGKA in Atlanta (920 AM). Or check our website, www.willner.com.

Licorice: The Good And The Bad

Licorice: The Good And The Bad Almost everyone knows about licorice as a food and candy. What many people do not know, however, is that licorice is also a potent and valuable herbal medicine, widely used as a therapeutic agent. … Continue reading

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Ginseng and Impotence

Ginseng, Yohimbe and other herbs for impotence and sexual function. Question: Dear Mr. Goldberg, I have seen reports on the internet but wanted to consult an expert . . . Do you recommend Ginseng for impotence? If yes, is only … Continue reading

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Synthetic vs Natural Vitamins

Synthetic vs Natural Vitamins I received this email recently: “I hope this email finds you well. I am a writer for the website . . . and we are currently working on an article regarding synthetic versus natural vitamins. I … Continue reading

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Risk of Dying?

I don’t get it. I just read a report from Reuters Health (October 1, 2015) titled “For seniors, hearing trouble linked to greater risk of death.” It seems a study in the journal, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, concluded that … Continue reading

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Can Diet, and Dietary Supplements, Delay Onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Diet, and Dietary Supplements, Delay Onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? New Research says Yes! Alzheimer’s disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There are few things worse than watching a loved one … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with you people? Why aren’t you eating your fruits and vegetables?

What’s wrong with you people? Why aren’t you eating your fruits and vegetables? We are told, over and over again, that there is no need for multivitamin supplements–it’s a waste of money, a scam, nothing but “expensive urine, a nefarious … Continue reading

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Did we loose our way while shopping for vitamins?

Sometimes, I wonder . . . Do we sometimes loose site of what really matters? Do we let ourselves get so caught up in marketing hype that we forget to question, to apply basic common sense before falling in step … Continue reading

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Where have you been?

I’m still here. I’ve been busy trying to transition from the radio show, which we ended after over eighteen years, into web based “social media.” The problem is that I’ve never understood the appeal of “social media,” never been comfortable … Continue reading

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What would be the best multivitamin for me?

“I haven’t taken vitamins since my last pregnancy in 1994. I am a 53 year old woman in good health. The only medication I take Is synthroid for hypothyroidism. What would be the best multivitamin for me? And what other … Continue reading

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Safety of Calcium Supplements Confirmed

Expert Panel Confirms Safety of Calcium Supplements in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease Calcium Supplements Remain a Valuable Tool For Maintaining Bone Health Last year, a report was published that surprised most people, patients and doctors alike. It seemed to indicate … Continue reading

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