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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 02.13.2015 | 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.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | 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.

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

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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 01.09.2015 | 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.

Yagana Shah

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...

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D

Napala Pratini | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you.

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lindsay Brustein Rosen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calo...

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.

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On Is You

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Success depends on us and what's on the inside. Same goes for your career. If you wait on other people to bring you good fortune... you'll be waiting a while.

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.

Your Guide To Getting Your Vitamins From Food

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Maybe you know you should eat more sweet potatoes for their vitamin A ,but you're not entirely sure why. Or maybe you know vitamin B12 helps your hear...

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.

Mood, Food and Bipolar Disorder: A New Prescription

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pamela Peeke

For those with bipolar disorder, it's an empowering message: No longer are you a prisoner of your genetics, thought to play a key role in the disorder. And through healthier lifestyle choices, you may be able to decrease your reliance on medication to manage your illness.

Is It Food or Is It Foodiness? Depends on Your Sex

Erica Wides | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Greetings from the Foodiness fallout shelter, where we are spending the summer months, and where we work hard to help you see your way out of the Food...

What Every Man Should Know About Supplements and Cancer

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Supplements are not benign agents that can only help or at worst do nothing. A growing literature suggests that the effect of supplementation is largely defined by the nutrient status of the individual.

Pulp Fiction? The Bottom Line on Juicing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Your juicer may belong on the shelf next to the other fallen health products. It is a device that takes healthy foods (fruits and vegetables) and renders them less healthy. It eliminates fiber, turns solid food into a liquid and facilitates a huge increase in consumption.

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

The ABCs of Nutrition

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

Have you ever thought about all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and super foods one must keep track of in order to maintain a healthy diet? It...

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...

Tools for Fighting Prostate Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

By providing a nutrient-rich environment via our food and supplements and incorporating rest, relaxation, and exercise into our daily life, our body's ability to fight the negative genes in their expression are improved.

Fortification Follies: Lipstick on a Pig for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Kids Who Take Vitamins May Be Consuming More Nutrients Than What's Recommended

Posted 01.28.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/27/2014 06:21 PM EST on LiveScience Young children who take vitamins may be consuming much g...