Category Archives: Nutrition & Health

Prescription Drug Insurance Pitfalls

Prescription Drug Insurance Pitfalls Do you have health insurance that covers prescription drug costs? Do you pay a “copay” on each prescription? A word of caution. Utilizing this benefit may not always be the right thing to do. My dermatologist … Continue reading

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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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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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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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