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Meet the New Snake Oil, Same as the Old Snake Oil

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Mr. Stanley's miracle cure, most herbal supplements don't deliver the advertised miracles even if the industry is able to prove that the herb is actually in the pills. Americans would be better off spending their billions somewhere else -- like in the fruit and vegetable aisle.

Who and What We Trust Might Kill Us

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Ashley Wren Collins

Trust. It's a hefty word, stamped on American currency ("In God We Trust"), integrated into marriage vows, and considered a vital component for both professional and personal relationships. Yet too often trust is on autopilot, given freely unless proven otherwise.

The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.

Drink Your Pea: Talking With The Co-Founder Of Botan Plant-Based Protein Drink

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony Sachs

For people who want to watch their waistline while leaving a smaller carbon footprint, plant-based protein is all the rage right now. And leaping int...

Diet Supplement In Trouble For Second Time This Year, Recall Will Cost Millions

Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

USPLabs LLC, which produces the weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro, is having a rough year. After more than 50 cases of liver damage were linked ...

GNC Delayed Pulling This Possibly Deadly Pill -- Why?

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

When the Hawaii Department of Health issued a request Tuesday that the diet supplement OxyELITE Pro be voluntarily removed from store shelves, they re...

Bill Ackman Is Right About Herbalife: It's Ripe for Investigation

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Bill Ackman claims Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, and he makes a good case for it. But even if you don't buy his argument, there are other compelling reasons that would make many reasonable people run far and run fast from this company.

On A Diet? Be Wary Of Supplements With 'Legal Cocaine'

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung A substance originally created as an over-the-counter decongestant has been illegally...

It's Like a Free Lunch -- But Without the Calories

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

"It's a little bit like a free lunch without the calories," says Dr. Ronald Evans, lead researcher of the Salk group. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... exercise in a pill! Wait -- we've been promised this before...