Protect and Improve Your Health With Antioxidants

Every minute of every day the cells of our bodies are assaulted by particles called oxygen free radicals, also called oxidants. We can't escape free radicals because our cells produce them during normal metabolism. Additionally, our every day environment contains an abundance of free radicals. ... Read More

Can You Drink Your Way To Good Health?

Many years ago I became convinced of the need to take vitamin and mineral supplements. Although I tried to eat healthy meals, mixing salads, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains as wisely as I could, numerous studies pointed out the need to add nutritional supplements to my diet.Major StudyThe major... Read More

Glutathione - Your Brains Master Antioxidant Defense

Free radicals and oxyradicals play an important role in the development and progression of many brain disorders such as brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, schizophrenia and Down syndrome.Glutathione is the brain's master antioxidant and plays an important protective role in the brain.According to Dr. Jimmy Gutman, "The brain is particularly susceptible... Read More

Supplements and Drugs: A Hazardous Combination

As I have become more involved in using functional nutritional therapy in my practice, I have come to realize that many people are still confused about the safety and effectiveness of various dietary supplements. Because these products are "natural", many feel they are always safe to use. Although supplements and... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Arginine

Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that the body cannot make naturally. It is found in nuts, seeds, chocolate and raisins. Arginine is used by the body in the execution of many important physiological processes including hormone secretion, output of growth hormone, removal of toxins from the body and enhancement... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Taurine

Taurine is the second most abundant amino acid in the muscle after glutamine. It performs several useful functions and can act in a way similar to creatine in that it expands cells by helping the muscle to hold more water, thus increasing cell volume. The added benefit for bodybuilders is... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Tyrosine

L-tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a role in the creation of protein. The body can make it from the amino acid phenylalanine but nutritional sources include animal meats, wheat, oatmeal and seafood. It performs a multitude of important roles in the body including the alleviation of depression,... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine but it can also be found in nutritional sources such as red meats, dairy products and avocados. Its main role in the body is to help metabolize food into energy. L-carnitine does this by transferring long chain... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid therefore it must be obtained from the diet as the body cannot produce its own. It is an essential building block for all protein in the body and can be found in animal meats, fish, dairy products, legumes and brewer's yeast. It performs many... Read More

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - BCAAs

BCAA stands for branched chain amino acids and is increasingly being recognized as an important supplement in the field of sports nutrition. In short the term refers to three essential amino acids - leucine, isoleucine and valine. Amino acids are widely known as the building blocks of protein. When protein... Read More

In The News:


New York Times (blog)

FDA Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers
New York Times (blog)
The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to the makers of eight dietary supplements on Thursday warning them that their products contain a synthetic, amphetaminelike stimulant that medical experts say is potentially dangerous. The agency's actions ...
FDA Issues Warning On Weight Loss Supplements Containing Dangerous ...Yahoo Health
US FDA warns five companies over BMPEA stimulant in supplementsFox News
FDA Warns Weight Loss, Workout Supplement Sellers Listing BMPEA ...Forbes
The Consumerist -International Business Times
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Fox News

DR. MANNY: Are your dietary supplements killing you?
Fox News
Let me give it to you straight: Vitamins and supplements are not going to make you healthier. As a matter of fact, a recent large-scale study which was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting found that that not ...
Dietary Supplements May Actually Increase Cancer Risk, Especially In High DosesHuffington Post
Can too many supplements increase your risk of cancer?WCPO
Taking Too Many Dietary Supplements May Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And ...Yibada (English Edition)
Treehugger -TheHealthSite -HealthNewsReview.org
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CBS News

Dietary supplements linked to increased cancer risk
CBS News
Consumers are always looking for ways to minimize their cancer risk, which is one reason why many turn to over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements. But new research finds that while companies promote dietary supplements for their ...
Supplements May Raise, Not Lower, Cancer RiskLive Science
Overconsumption of vitamins and supplements increases risk of cancer: doctorNew York Daily News
Researcher warns of increased cancer risk with excess supplement useMedical News Today
Yahoo Health -Medical Daily -ABC News
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PsychCentral.com (blog)

12 Supplements I Take Every Day for Depression
PsychCentral.com (blog)
12 Supplements I Take Every Day for Depression I hereby confess that it takes me a half hour each week to fill up my mammoth-sized pill container with the supplements and vitamins I take each week to give my brain every lift I can. It's expensive, it's ...


The News Journal

Study links muscle supplements, testicular cancer
The News Journal
Researchers found a clear relationship between the use of muscle-building supplements and the risk of developing cancer even after controlling for other factors like race and age. Participants in the control group and the group with cancer had similar ...


New York Times (blog)

Retailers to Stop Sales of Controversial Supplements
New York Times (blog)
Some leading vitamin stores have announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of supplements that may contain a dangerous stimulant. Vitamin Shoppe, one of the country's largest specialty retailers of dietary supplements, said that it ...
Supplement expert: FDA "completely dropped the ball"CBS News
Vitamin Shoppe Pulls Products After Speed-Like Drug Found in Dietary ...ABC News
Study warns about dangers of weight-loss supplementsWashington Post
Fox News -Men's Journal -International Business Times
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Portage Daily Register

Do your supplements stack up?
Portage Daily Register
“Everyone stands to benefit from adding high quality supplements to their diets,” said registered dietitian Paul Kriegler, Life Time weight loss and training supplementation expert. “The supplement industry, which is regulated by the FDA, though ...


New York Times (blog)

GNC to Strengthen Supplement Quality Controls
New York Times (blog)
GNC, the country's largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements, has agreed to institute sweeping new testing procedures on its herbal products that far exceed quality controls mandated under federal law. The action to be announced Monday comes ...
Investigation prompts new scrutiny of dietary supplementsMSNBC
Why You Should Care About GNC's New Supplement GuidelinesABC News
GNC boosts quality control of herbal supplementsCNNMoney
Wall Street Journal -Reuters -DailyFinance
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Nutritional Outlook

Immune-Health Supplements: Supporting Innate and Adaptive Immunity
Nutritional Outlook
Getting a handle on supplements' role in immunity requires getting a handle on immunity itself, and that's no easy task. As Don Cox, PhD, senior vice president, healthcare research and development, Biothera (Eagan, MN), notes, “The human immune system ...


Huffington Post

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be ...
Huffington Post
In the war against cancer, we've taken many steps forward, thanks to science and treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. But the disease has also found a way to fight back. Some tumors can develop a resistance against chemotherapy, which is why ...

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