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Nutrient Supplements

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.

Isaac Newton's Nutrient Supplements

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The transcribed conversation in The Atlantic, starting with that headline, is rather the opposite of measured, taking the measure of prevailing sentiment, and apparently concluding that prevailing faith in nutrient supplements warranted some additional throttling. If enthusiasm for supplements is the action of concern here, this piece has opted to highlight the opposing reaction.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Healthy Or Harmful? 5 Surprising Nutrients You Can Overdo

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD We've all been schooled about the unhealthy things we should limit, like sugar and sodium. But there are also some healthy...

Is It Time To Stop Taking A Multivitamin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A multivitamin is very, very unlikely to kill anyone. If there is risk attached to the use of such supplements, it is very small. But there may be some risk -- and there is no reliable indication of benefit.