Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

In the past, there have been issues with nutritional supplements not containing the ingredients they claim to contain.

Due to a loop hole in a 1994 law spear headed by a senator who was sponsored by the supplement industry, dietary supplements do not have to get FDA approval.

Therefore, unscrupulous dietary supplement companies have been known to add fillers in many supplements such as sand. Continue reading Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

Should I Take A Daily Multivitamin?

If you ask 10 doctors if you should take a multi-vitamin, you will probably get 10 different answers. I have read many reports from doctors stating that it is not necessary to take a daily multi-vitamin. Many nutritionists say that if you are diligent about watching what you eat, then you don’t have to take a multi-vitamin.

A new study was just released that proves that taking a daily multi-vitamin will reduce the risk of cancer (most types except prostate) by 8 percent. Now 8 percent may not seem like much, but there are very few other changes you can make that will cut the risk of cancers by 8 or 10 percent. To put it in perspective, quitting smoking will decrease the risk of cancer by 10 percent. That 8 percent is not insignificant. I feel that any decrease in the risk of cancer is significant. Continue reading Should I Take A Daily Multivitamin?