A vitamin study done right

More evidence that single nutrients are not silver bullets Nutrition can be so frustrating!  On one hand, we have consumers falling for the latest fad diet or “healthy” marketing ploy.  On the other hand, we have researchers studying single nutrients — one vitamin or one mineral or one type of fat.  As if nutrients were […]

Nutritional supplements are not drugs

Six months ago, a group of MDs wrote that we all should “Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”.  Their point: for ‘well nourished’ adults, there’s ‘no clear benefit’ to taking supplements.  The problem with this conclusion is ‘well nourished adults’.  Consumers talk a good talk about eating nothing but 100% healthy food, but somehow […]

B vitamins, iodine and the brain

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/B-vitamins-iodine-and-the-brain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:52 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCan high dose B vitamins prevent Alzheimer’s disease?  Recent headlines suggested the answer is “yes”.  Unfortunately, the study in question didn’t really come to that conclusion. Higher levels of the metabolic byproduct homocysteine are associated with atrophy in certain […]

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