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. I also used to be on the radio, every Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm on WOR radio in NY (710 AM). You can listen to, or read excerpts from those shows on our website, www.willner.com.

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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Sorry, But There Is Good News About Multivitamins

The Good News About Multivitamins There was good news about nutritional supplements recently. Very good news. A good study–a very good study–showed remarkable benefit associated with the use of multivitamin supplements. In short, this new study indicates that men who … Continue reading

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New Line of Supplements for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients often face a difficult choice. They may feel that they would benefit from nutritional and herbal support during and after treatment, but their physicians may be against it. One authority may suggest that nutritional and/or herbal support will … Continue reading

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Immune Enhancing Supplements Gain Validation

Immune Enhancing Supplements Gain Validation There will always be a certain amount of controversy when it comes to recognizing the value of herbal and nutritional supplements as immune system modulators. Historically, conventional medicine has demanded double-blind, placebo controlled human studies. … Continue reading

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Statin Drugs: New Concerns and Alternative Therapies

New Concerns about Statin Drugs.Should you consider non-drug alternative therapies? The FDA recently raised additional safety concerns about statin drugs. They are going to require a warning that statin drugs can increase the risk of higher blood sugar levels and … Continue reading

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Nutritional Therapies

Question: “I was diagnosed with the beginnings of dry macular im 63, female , could u recomend a supplement for me? im taking for 6 months now a formula that is Ronald Hoffman’s Ocular support. 60veggie caps 2 a day … Continue reading

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Negative News About Vitamins! . . . Cause For Concern?

I was not going to respond to the two recent news headlines about vitamins supplements. Both were negative, and not surprisingly, were given a great deal of attention by the news media. One was a story about vitamin E supposedly … Continue reading

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I was exposed to mercury! What should I do?

Question: “Last week I dropped a mercury thermometer on a ceramic floor. I opened the window and put on gloves and used index cards to pick up the mercury so as not to touch any of it. I went out … Continue reading

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A Little Sweetness Can Be Good

I have a confession to make. I am probably one of the few people in the United States who, until a few weeks ago, had never used Stevia. Why? Well, over the years, I have pretty much weaned myself from … Continue reading

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