Stat!: Why Supplement?

Percent of American adults who use dietary supplements to “improve” their overall health: 45 Percent who take them to “maintain” their health: 33 Supplements most commonly taken: multivitamin-mineral, calcium, omega-3/fish oil Percent who take specific supplements on the recommendation of a physician or other health professional: 23 If you’re thinking about supplementing beyond the basics […]

About Those “Risky” Supplements…

Every so often, a whole lot of noise is made about the “health risks” of nutritional supplements. And how risky are they? Here’s one chart: Most deadly? Serving in the Middle Eastern wars, preventable medical injuries and reactions to pharmaceutical drugs. Least? Food supplements and herbal remedies. The risk, as calculated by the Alliance for […]

Beyond Pills

Originally posted 13 April 2009 This is one of those good news/bad news kind of stories. Okay, maybe not “bad news,” but at least news that makes you wonder: In flusher times, Ms. Parham said, she spent $50 a month on prescriptions for her asthma, allergies and other chronic problems. Now, she pays $6 a […]

Questioning the Quo: One Pharmacist’s Tale

  Though we don’t agree with everything in the article below – recently distributed by the “Orthomolecular Medicine News Service” – it’s a good read that that offers some insight to the pressures that pharmacists (and others) are under to perpetuate medicine that, at best, helps “manage” illness and at worst generates more illness: Confessions […]

Not All Nutritional Supplements Are Created Equal

Last week, the blogosphere buzzed some following the release of a Consumer Reports article on nutritional supplements. Most honed in on the sections dealing with product dangers, ignoring the fact that the article also discussed some potentially useful supplements and offered sound advice for those looking to use them (or others) to help with various […]

Improperly Stored Supplements Less Effective

If you’re like many of our clients, you take nutritional supplements, either as a normal part of your daily health routine or as part of a treatment plan for various health conditions. To be sure to get the most out of them, however, heed the new research out of Purdue University that shows the importance […]