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Should I Be Taking a Calcium Supplement?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 | Food
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...

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.

Why You Should Put Sleep First

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

Not getting enough sleep can derail, disrupt and imbalance. I can't tell you how often a patient comes to me complaining about one problem or another and after fixing her sleep, five to 10 of the other problems she never even associated with lack of sleep (not so) magically go away.

Setting the Record Straight on Supplements

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

So many people today are confused about supplements. Even many doctors, nutritionists, and other health experts are uncertain. Why? Because there's so much conflicting information in the media.

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...