If a little is good, most Americans are accustomed to thinking, more must be better and a lot must be better still. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, however, it is possible to get too much of a good thing—especially if some of your nutrients are coming from pills
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Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent
One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or
The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”
Having trouble getting your ulcerative colitis symptoms under control? Aloe vera, boswellia, curcumin, and other herbal remedies can all be effective remedies to add to your ulcerative colitis natural treatment plan.
Avoid the side effects of pain meds. Try one or more of these 3 therapies for natural migraine relief and other integrative headache remedies, which not only help treat the pain but can prevent it in the first place.
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Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a study of Medicare beneficiaries conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research team identified 42,954 adults over age
Whether it’s keeping you up at night, interrupting meetings at work, or leaving your throat sore, a persistent cough is never fun. Over-the-counter cough medicines can contain harmful ingredients, like pseudoephedrine, codeine, and antihistamines, which, if taken in excess, can be toxic. Many ingredients in these preparations have similar effects,
Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the
People who suffer migraine symptoms know they can include an intense pulsing or throbbing ache front or side of your head. The pain can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it’s severe enough for many sufferers to describe it as feeling like a vise is being tightened around