Category: Vitamins

Do We Really Need to Take Vitamins and Minerals?

Doctors have been taught to think that we get all the nutrition our body needs from just eating a balanced diet. That may have been true 50 to 100 years ago, but most of us, today, don’t eat a balanced diet. In fact, most of the food we eat today does not contain the nutrients in it that our parents or grandparents ate. As a result, many of us are nutritionally deficient in the necessary […]

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Fat Soluble Vitamins – When to Take

When I was in medical school, we would ask our attending physician teachers if it was necessary to take vitamins every day. We were told that supplemental vitamins were not needed since all the vitamins we needed, including the fat soluble ones, were already in our food. What we now know is that this was true 50 to 60 years ago, but today, the nutrient content of food is not the same. So depending on […]

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The Truth & Consequences of Cosmetics and Skincare

  What is Skin? It’s Not Just Our Outside!   A friend of mine was once asked by a male patient who came to his clinic as to whether or not women who use skincare products on a daily basis really have better or healthier skin than those who do not use any supplementary products? This arose from his observation that although his wife of the same age had been using various types of cosmetics […]

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Protect Your Bones

Here’s an interesting question – Why do men and women who routinely take calcium supplements to support good bone health still suffer from loss of bone mineral density? The obvious answer is that they do not take enough calcium to replace what they lose during normal aging. But there may be other reasons too. To fully understand this problem, it’s important to understand the physiology of good bone support. Calcium is not the only answer […]

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The Real Truth About Calcium & Magnesium Products

Doctors for many years have recommended to their patients, especially older adults or post-menopausal women, to take calcium to help prevent bone loss. In fact, when I was in medical school, my teachers would often recommend that we teach our patients to take antacids that contain calcium or drink more milk. But this isn’t practical for all patients. Recent medical research has shown that calcium, by itself, is insufficient in building new bone and helping […]

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