Category Archives: Nutrition & Health

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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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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Natural substances that alleviate hypertension.

Factors That Reduce The Risk of Hypertension Among people with elevated blood pressure, approximately 90% have “essential” or “idiopathic” hypertension, for which the cause is poorly understood. This is the type of hypertension we are talking about when discussing nutritional … Continue reading

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Should I take an iron supplement?

Dear Don: I have anemia and I want to take iron for it. Do you think this is a good idea ? The doctor suggested that I do this as well. I am worry about it destroying other nutrients that … Continue reading

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I heard it lowers blood pressure a few points.

Question: My husband takes Carvedilol and Valturna for his high blood pressure, can he drink Hibiscus Tea.  I heard it lowers the pressure a few points. Answer: If it lowers his pressure a few points, will that be a problem? … Continue reading

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Herbs & Spices: Grocery Store or Supplement Capsules?

Question: What’s the difference between organic spices that come in a bottle that you see in your grocery store and ones found in capules, like Doctor’s Best curcumin, oregano etcThanks a lot. dt To answer the question, let’s first examine … Continue reading

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