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    Questions arise about the safety of weight loss products, again.
    As has happened many times in the past, a nutritional supplement promoted for weight loss has come under suspicion of containing possibly harmful amphetamine like substances. This has been a repeating ongoing problem in the supplement industry. It...
  • Eat your sunscreen! Lyc-O-Derm™
    Eat your sunscreen! Lyc-O-Derm™
    Doesn't seem like you're windburned, sunburned skin is almost as unappealing as when you fry out by the pool in the summer? Even if you're using sunscreen -- which you probably aren't -- it's often not enough. Wouldn't it...
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    Climate and herbal medicine
    Climate is important. People forget that their bodies adjust to the climate in which they live. Those who live in the north are familiar with the odd feel of warmth and excitement of wearing summer clothes on the first spring day that gets up to...
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    Turmeric and curcumin supplements
    Currently some of the top herbal supplements on the market are based on turmeric for pain. This has happened because of a very basic principle in science. That is that research needs to be repeated to show that the research is valid. Limited...
  • What's really in your Omega-3 fish oil supplement?
    What's really in your Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplement?
    Are you one of the many people who take an omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplement? Have you bothered find out exactly what's in it? If not, you're not alone. Most people think "A fish oil supplement is a fish oil supplement, right?...
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    alternaVites proves to be a strong new contender in the multivitamin market
    A Disappointing HistoryThinking back, you may not have a lot of positive memories about the vitamins you took over the years.As a child, your vitamins may have been shaped like cartoon characters, and they might have had several ambiguous flavors...
  • supplement question
    The language of marketing cures
    Stores are full of various products that are meant to improve our lives. It can be difficult to evaluate which products and supplements are useful and which ones are hype. For medical providers it is often difficult to evaluate what products are...
  • It Works Greens supplement drink mix
    Natural health and beauty product review: It Works! Global Greens drink mix
    When we recently moved to the Bradenton / Sarasota area, my husband and I noticed a beautiful modern huge white building with lots of windows near one of the marinas. We didn't know what company or companies it might be - we thought maybe it...
  • belief replaces medicine
    Placebo effect proof that belief is the best supplement
    Throughout recent decades, many scientific studies have relied on placebo pills as an extraneous variable when doing longitudinal tests and research. What they have found is startling. People who are taking a counterfeit drug, a placebo, but who...
  • Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can damage fetal brain
    Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can damage fetal brain
    According to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), approximately one-third of women of reproductive age are marginally iodine deficient. In addition, certain environmental pollutants can worsen the problem. The findings...
  • Body Mint
    Body Mint keeps the active athlete smelling clean and fresh
    Athletes and active individuals have a hard time staying "fresh smelling" after, and when they are in the heat of battle.Even the best deodorants only last so long.With a hot summer expected across the country, those working out and...
  • drug and herb
    Herbs, supplements and pharmaceutical thinking
    More people are turning to supplements, particularly herbs. The unfortunate thing is that many people think about, and use supplements in the same way they use pharmaceutical drugs. This has been encouraged by the supplement makers as a way to...
  • Herbal medicine in the news
    Latest research controversy on herbal supplement quality
    A recent research article re-ignited a long running discussion about the safety and quality of herbal products. The problem is that many supplements on the market are created by marketing companies looking to make money, rather than companies that...
  • herbs
    Understanding dang gui and other traditional herbal medicines
    Quite often people and marketing companies focus on a particular herb and promote it as being the cure for many things. The mistake that is being made is that the traditional use of herbs was almost always the combination of herbs to treat medical...
  • Opposing social security cuts
    Look before you leap with Medicare plans
    With this the annual enrollment period when seniors can change Medicare Advantage Plans and prescription drug plans, insurance salespeople are out in droves. If you have an insurance adviser who is a sales person, look for one who is instead...
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