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Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.

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

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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.

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Isaac Newton's Nutrient Supplements

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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.

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.

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Amory Blaine | Posted 04.14.2015 | Training

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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.

Weight Loss Gut Check

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.

So, What the Heck is a Probiotic?

Anne Mauney, MPH, RD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Mauney, MPH, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I keep a pretty close watch on nutrition and supplement trends. A recent hot topic – and something you’ve likely seen p...

Real Fish vs. Fish Oil: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.

When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Supplements can be a great gap-filler for those who find it impossible to eat a balanced diet or have certain medical conditions, but the best option for both cancer patients and healthy individuals is a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Longevity Benefits Of Vitamins May Be Overrated

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

We've all heard about the widely-touted benefits of antioxidants and supplements, including promises of a long, disease-free life and longer-lasting y...

Exercise in a Bottle: Nestle's Quick 2.0

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of finding the benefits of exercise in a bottle has been the stuff of myth, until now. Recent research suggests this long sought genie may...

Should I Go Au Naturale (With My Medication)?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been pondering the notion of switching my antidepressant medication. I can't tell if mine is effective at all, since my OCD and anxiety h...

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Multiple Vitamin

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

A more realistic expectation is that a multiple will close small, common gaps found in most people's diets or boost borderline nutrient intakes to a healthier level. The biggest gap in most people's diets is the difference between what they think they eat and what is actually consumed.

5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.

Should I Be Taking a Calcium Supplement?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Layne Lieberman

It's human nature to find an easy way out of any situation, even when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, it's no wonder that more and more people tu...

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

Science or Science Fiction? Evaluating 4 Popular Fat Loss Supplements

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You've read the hyperbolic promises fat loss supplements often make, accompanied by before-and-after pictures of a former overweight person who used that product and now looks absolutely fabulous. Then you read the fine print.

9 Ways To Tell You're On The Wrong Diet

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip?

Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

Scaling Back on Fish Oil: An Evidence-Based Update

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Over a year ago, I questioned my daily supplementation of omega-3 fatty acid (triglyceride-reducing agents found in fish oil) by looking at some evide...

Taking the Spin Out of the Multiple Vitamin Controversy

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

CBS News recently reported that "the case is closed," multivitamins offer no health benefits and "might even be harmful." Yet drawing a conclusion fr...