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Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack
Heart attack, stroke, and sudden death — side effect warnings you don't see on the back of a calcium bottle. If you did, you might not purchase the product. Indeed, if this warning was listed, supplement manufacturers would certainly suffer a great loss. At the same time, many health-conscious individuals don't hesitate to take supplements...
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Super Foods Like Spirulina May be Toxic

Super Foods Like Spirulina May be Toxic
Many health-conscious Americans take a daily vitamin or herbal supplement in an attempt to improve their general health and wellbeing. After all, what harm can they do -- right? While health benefits from taking supplements are many times over-exaggerated, some supplements don't even contain what they list on the label and others contain ingredients that...
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Part V: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Cobalamin (Vitamin B-12) Structure
Many of us worry about things that never crossed the minds of our great grandparents. Am I eating enough protein? Do I need more calcium to strengthen my bones? Will my iron stores get low? How can I ensure enough omega-3 in my diet? The modern supplement industry benefits from these fears of "nonexistent deficiencies."...
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What about getting enough fat. I had someone tell me that since I don't eat animal products and don't use oil that I don't get en... Read More
Sunday, November 01 2015 10:38
Sean Carney
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Tuesday, December 01 2015 09:25
Chris Dove
This is from Matt Lederman, MD: Will I get enough omega-3s?Some fats are necessary in our diet. Consuming oil, fish and processed ... Read More
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Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part I: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?
As a dietician, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN advocates for a whole-foods plant-based diet in order to get sufficient protein. "Nature has made sure we are protected against a protein deficiency, as all whole, natural foods are abundant in protein. Whole grains, starchy vegetables, vegetables, and legumes are all excellent sources of high-quality protein." My...
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Houseplants and Cheap Fillers Found in Supplements

Houseplants and Cheap Fillers Found in Supplements
According to an article written February 3, 2015 in The New York Times by Anahad O'Connor, many major retail supplements do not contain what they list on the label. They also contain ingredients that could be dangerous. "The New York State Attorney General's Office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous...
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