Supplements

B12, B6, B9
May 3, 2018

B vitamin supplements and cancer risk: how to make smart decisions

You might have come across some articles discussing an association between B vitamins and an increased cancer risk. Given how fundamental B vitamins are to some of our major focus… Read More

niacin heart health
April 16, 2018

Is Niacin heart healthy? Probably, but it depends on who you ask

For a time, Niacin, or Vitamin B3, when used in conjunction with statin therapy, was the only supplement approved by the FDA to prevent heart attacks. This stamp of approval… Read More

Ashwagandha health benefits
April 12, 2018

The power of adaptogens: 7 great ashwagandha benefits

Ashwagandha root is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been used for around 3,000 years to support the body’s resilience in the face of stress. The botanical… Read More

Morning Sickness Genetic
April 11, 2018

Is my morning sickness worse because of genetics?

If you’ve ever had or known anyone who has experienced morning sickness in pregnancy, you’ll know that it’s more like “all day sickness” and can strike at the most inopportune… Read More

UTI treatment
March 30, 2018

Can urinary tract infections be cured with diet and supplements?

Although I have been lucky never to have had one, urinary tract infections (“UTIs”) are a common and recurring problem for millions of Americans, especially women, with complaints of UTI… Read More

Vitamin C supplements high quality Vitamin C
March 28, 2018

Not all Vitamin C is created equal

Vitamin C is a “scavenger antioxidant,” meaning its job is to mop up free radicals circulating in the body. (R) This, in turn, helps to protect cells against oxidative damage…. Read More

March 28, 2018

Do glucosamine supplements work? My experience after 6 months

Glucosamine supplements have long been the talk of the running community. I’ve gone on and off of glucosamine and chondroiton supplements over the past six years I’ve been a runner… Read More

Vegan diet nutrient deficiency
March 22, 2018

The Vegan Guide to Dietary Supplements: B12, Iron and More

Attracted to its low environmental impact and potential health benefits, more and more people are beginning to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle. Just a few months ago, John experimented… Read More

Vitamin B12 Shots
February 27, 2018

My experience with Vitamin B12 shots

For those playing along at home with their 23andme data, I am heterozygous (A/G) for MTRR rs1801394. I was hesitant for this rite of passage. In what sort of world… Read More

January 23, 2018

The MSG in your supplements

Most everyone has heard of the dreaded monosodium glutamate, or “MSG” for short (remember the word glutamate in that phrase). The stereotype is that MSG is an additive in many… Read More

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