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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 healt...

Quality Supplements Do Exist

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Invest in yourself and your health. If you want to use natural medicines, see a licensed health care provider who has done his or her homework. It's worth your time and money to make sure your health is cared for by a professional who is familiar with natural medicines and their effects.

Fights and Lessons

Write for the Future | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Ian Batts Two friends became enemies. Eric claimed I fouled him in a basketball game during recess. He pushed me. I pushed back. Blows followed....

An Alternative Approach to Treating Fibromyalgia

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While treating the symptoms are essential for fibromyalgia patients, I've had greater success with fibromyalgia therapy by focusing on deficiencies of the body as well as removing any and all triggers that are causing inflammation in the body.

Eating These Foods May NOT Help Thinking Skills After All

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

For years, many health experts have hailed foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids as being good for the lowering of stroke risk, as well as for the reduct...

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

Why I'm Not Thrilled About That New Antioxidant Study

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

I didn't stop taking supplements because an epidemiological study showed an "association" of antioxidants with greater mortality, and I'm not taking more of them because this new epidemiological study shows the opposite "association."

5 Must-Haves You're Missing From Your Diet

Posted 07.26.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Iron: Check. Vitamin C: Got it. But are you getting enough of these other key nutrients? (Spoiler alert: Probably not). Potassiu...

Do Women Really Need To Take These Supplements?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

There's a controversy brewing over your bones. Earlier this year, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, saying little evidence exists that these supplements prevent fractures in healthy women.

WATCH: Doctor Makes Frightening Claim About Vitamins

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Taking vitamins or supplements seems commonplace, but could all that self-medicating actually be harmful to your health? It's a slippery slope for a c...

Calcium, Vitamin D Impact Bones' Response to Exercise

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel You may know to eat carbs before you exercise to boost energy and eat protein after your workout to promote muscle. But the ti...

5 Vitamins And Supplements To Stop Taking (And What To Take Instead)

Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty

As you get older, health advice like "Drink your milk to grow big and strong" gives way to "Take your calcium pills to avoid osteoporosis." Taking you...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While more scientific evidence is necessary to solidly confirm efficacy of many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for RA, there are CAM modalities with preliminary data suggesting its benefits as adjunctive therapies in RA management.

How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, it's important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications.

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL): Gut Benefits and Beyond

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In my clinic, I teach my patients to use common sense with their health more so than anything else. In the end, being overly cautious is always better than not being cautious enough.

Supplements for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you are interested in using vitamin A or E supplements, check with your doctor first to see whether they are a good idea for you, or if simply eating a well-balanced, plant-based diet is enough for you to get adequate levels of these in your body.

How To Shop For Supplements

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar unregulated industry. The wide display of choices in drug stores, food stores, online, and even in doctors' offices can make your head spin! It is more important now than ever to be aware of what you are and are not getting.

Miracle Pills and Muscle Drills: How to Train Your Brain to Think Healthy

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Could our national obsession with quick fixes, one-step cures and bullet-pointed tips be distracting us from making long-term commitments to health?

Can Multivitamins Help Us With Cancer Risks?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you do a search on the Internet, there are abundant studies that suggest both for and against vitamins -- so what are we to make of all the results? Should we or should we not take multivitamins?

Reducing Cancer Risk for Pennies a Day

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that taking a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement (without iron) was associated with an 8 percent reduced cancer risk among men.

Is Vitamin D A Good Idea For Diabetics?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The so-called popularity of vitamin D has reached a level such that even people and doctors who do not generally believe in vitamins or supplements have started to jump on the bandwagon of keeping vitamin D levels hearty.

Melatonin: May Help More Than Just Your Sleep

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While these early studies on melatonin are truly exciting and indicate a potential wide array of health benefits, I am excited to see further studies that will help to clarify these possibilities.

The Good News About Multivitamins

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As has likely come to your attention by now, a new study shows that daily multivitamin use is associated with a reduction in the overall rate of cancer. These findings are intriguing and promising, but far from the proverbial slam-dunk.

The Percent Of Supplements Making False, Dangerous Claims

Newser.com | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Dieters beware: A new report has found that dozens of dietary supplements out there bear labels that make false, illegal claims that could pose a majo...