Retail Vitamins Sometimes Dangerous

The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all physicians and states, “At first, do no harm.”  Unfortunately, in the expanding marketing of nutritional supplementation, there are very few regulations on the marketing, formulation or quality control of the products. We are concerned when such products contain unnecessary fillers, additives and other chemicals. We are also suspect of companies…

All Adults Should Take a Daily Multivitamin

One of the most commonly asked questions is “Why should I take a multivitamin?” Ideally, we would all get our essential vitamins and minerals from our diet, but according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), most of us do not. With this finding JAMA recommends taking a multivitamin as one way to promote…

Soy Consumption and Related Health Risks

  For years we’ve been told that soy foods are “good for us.”  Soy milk, soy shakes, energy bars, veggie burgers…that sort of thing.  But the idea that soy prevents breast cancer has come under question in a book by Kaayla T. Daniel entitled “The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health…