A new study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine of over 31,000 people found that those taking the highest levels of Vitamin D (over 800IU which by many standards is not high at all) had a 30% reduction in him and 14% reduction in non-vertebral fractures. There […]
In the last few weeks two awfully designed studies regarding vitamin supplementation created some negative headlines around choosing to supplement. One study published in JAMA wrongly concluded that “vitamin E” increases the risk the prostate cancer. Problem was they weren’t using Vitamin E, just a portion of it. The use […]
During pregnancy there are several supplements that show clear benefit in addition to a healthy non-junk food diet: Vitamin D, Fish Oils (prefer high DHA) and probiotics. Here are a few articles posted in the past about the benefits of probiotics during pregnancy: Reduce infant dermatitis Reduce atopic dermatitis Reduces […]
You have probably seen the recent headlines about a study just released that correlated calcium supplementation with an increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. This certainly confuses people because it has been drilled into us through the media and many doctors that calcium can only be good for us. […]
I am not a huge fan of the algae Spirulina. It has been questioned to potentially cause vitamin B12 deficiencies. From a Chinese Medicine perspective it would be good for someone that is robust as the Spirulina can be very cooling and cleansing.
It is said that 61% of the US population do not meet the minimum RDA requirements for magnesium. However that is comparing to the government RDA standard which many say set too low a threshold, therefore the dietary inadequacies may even be higher. In my clinic I have observed considerable […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) seems to be an all too common complaint of so many people. The three typical ways IBS presents itself is: constipation dominant (IBS-C), diarrhea dominant (IBS-D) or alternating diarrhea and constipation (IBS). I’m going to generalize here, but
A recent review study looked at fish oil supplementation as a primary prevention method of age related macular degeneration. (Age-related macular degeneration :An eye disease with its onset usually after age 60 that progressively destroys themacula , the central portion of the retina , impairing central vision.) Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) rarely causes blindness because only the center of […]