Top picks for reliable nutrient information

Emphasis on reliable I write about nutrition all the time, but that doesn’t mean I’ve memorized everything there is to know about all the vitamins and minerals.  Plus that information changes with new research data.  So where do I got for the latest reliable information?  Emphasis on reliable.  Here’s what I don’t do: a random […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: supplements Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:16 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSafe? Necessary? Effective? With more than half of US adults taking supplements, we thought this $26 billion industry deserved some professional scrutiny.  There are over 54,000 dietary supplements on the market, and contrary to popular belief, they are not […]

Vitamin K not just for blood clotting Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:44 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInterview with Christopher Speed, MND, APD Vitamin K probably isn’t something you think about much, unless you’re one of the millions of people taking anti-coagulants.  In that case, you’ve likely been told to limit intake of high vitamin K […]

Multi vitamins: cure-all or insurance policy? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’re taking a multiple vitamin, why are you doing it?  To prevent heart disease?  If so, the long-running Physicians’ Health Study has some mixed news: multiple vitamins may slightly reduce cancer risk, but they don’t prevent heart disease. […]

5 reasons to eat lots of vegetables

Can you eat too many vegetables?  Honestly, I don’t think there is such a thing as too many vegetables.  In fact, I wonder if it’s possible to live on nothing but vegetables.  It certainly wouldn’t be boring.  The main drawback would be getting enough protein.  It could work if you include cooked dried beans in […]

Are herbs, drugs and stimulants “dietary supplements”?

Consumer Reports and the FDA have recently weighed in on the problem of dangerous or undeclared ingredients in what they refer to as “dietary supplements”.  So first, it’s worth talking about what we mean by the phrase dietary supplements.  It sounds good.  Sounds nutritional and healthy.  The word supplement hints that it’s something beneficial, something […]

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