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Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

Don't Fall for Vitamin D

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

What's the bottom line from this and other recent studies of vitamin D? Only take what you need -- a good lesson any time.

Multivitamins: Calcium (Part 2)

Alan Christianson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

In the last installment, I argued that, yes, you should take a multivitamin. I cited clear evidence, showing multivitamins can lower the risk of dea...

Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To The ER Each Year

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a new federal st...

The Three Pill Rules

Alan Christianson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Rather than try to cover each pill, pill combination, and individual need, I'd like to give you some simple rules to help you decide which pills are important.

The Little-Known Eating Disorder That May Be Going Undetected

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

They're not illegal anabolic steroids, but that doesn't mean bodybuilding supplements aren't a problem. According to new research presented at the Am...

Should You Take a Multivitamin?

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 1 of 2 Up to two-thirds of adults use supplements on a regular basis [1] despite the fact that many authorities say they should not: "Vitamins...

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

Protein powder was traditionally only available in whey, soy and casein, but can now be found in additional forms such as hemp, rice and even pea. Most of the powders you will find contain whey protein, which is a complete protein.

Traveling Naturally: Tips to Keep Your Trip Balanced

Karim Orange | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Karim Orange

With Summer finally here, for many of us it means taking a vacation. If you're like most Americans, you have traveled at some time in your life. Whether you live out of a suitcase for work purposes or you take a trip once a year personally, staying balanced while traveling makes the journey smooth.

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These disempowering messages push us toward patient-hood. It is not health news. It is sick news. We do not have a health care system. We have a sick care system. Disease is the doctor's domain, not health, if health is more than the absence of disease.

Dr. Leo Galland Visits Mondays with Marlo (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss importan...

What Diet Is Right For You, from Dr. Leo Galland

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Essential Vitamins For A Healthy Lifestyle, from Dr. Leo Galland

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Understanding Eastern and Western Medicine, from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

The Importance of Iron in Your Diet, from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Is Fasting Safe and Efficient? from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

How Dieting and Supplements Affect the Brain

Posted 05.07.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

The Best Products for Mood Enhancement from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss importan...

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

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 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.

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Huffington Post | Laura Wolfgang | Posted 04.09.2015 | Training

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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.

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

Kevin Mangubat is my hero. this one is not spaced! this one has a space Aol On YouTube Vine His safe word is “Roker” #50Sh...

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.