Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
One in five men and one in four women in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
We’ve all heard of the purported health benefits of probiotics, but what exactly is it that is supposed to make these healthy little microbes good for you?
There’s no question that vitamin deficiencies can cause eye problems. But do you need vitamins or supplements as a result? That’s an important question. If your diet is missing the key vitamins or nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis — or you have a diagnosed deficiency that increases your disease risk — your doctor … Read More
The extract from the Italian citrus fruit bergamot successfully reduced cholesterol levels in recent studies, The Wall Street Journal recently reported. The supplement allowed study participants to cut back on statin dosages as well. Pucker power Commonly used as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, the extract of the bitter citrus fruit bergamot was shown … Read More
If you’ve taken up yoga lately, you’re joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.
If it were only that easy: take a pill and avoid a concussion. Problem is, no scientific evidence supports the claim that any dietary supplement is effective in the treatment or prevention of concussion. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out a strong warning recently about dietary supplements that claim to help you avoid … Read More
While statins are often prescribed, they are also often misunderstood – especially when it comes to their safety. Here are 9 common myths about statins and the truth about them: Myth 1: Statins will hurt your ability to exercise Statins and exercise are both good for heart health. Most people are not affected by statins … Read More
Researchers analyzing hundreds of studies say vitamin D supplements won’t protect healthy, middle-aged adults from osteoporosis. And even worse, they say the supplements may increase the risk of death from other diseases. But make sure you aren’t deficient in vitamin D before you stop taking the supplement, say Cleveland Clinic bone health experts. “The take-home … Read More
Americans aren’t eating as many fruits and vegetables as we should be. In fact, Americans nationwide are significantly below the fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA. Enter supplements. As people seek alternative sources of crucial vitamins and minerals, supplement intake has skyrocketed. Supplements … Read More