Dietary Supplements and Wellness: A Pragmatist’s Primer

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Michael Passwater/Orthomolecular Medicine News Service There are over 50,000 dietary supplement products marketed in the United States, and approximately 75% of Americans take at least one dietary supplement regularly. Supplement consumers are more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle: to exercise, eat a balanced diet, visit their doctor regularly, and regularly get a good night’s […]

Vitamin Primer

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Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig The study of vitamins has not waned since the early days of research, and the subject of food science has proved to be far more complex than scientists at first imagined. The early discoveries led some researchers to conclude that all vitamins necessary to life could be supplied in […]

Prenatal Care, American Style – A Trojan Horse for Harmful Interventions?

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Children’s Health Defense Team he United States’ disgraceful infant and maternal mortality rates — higher than in any other wealthy nation — raise questions about what to do to lessen the risk of complications during delivery and postpartum. In this regard, government health agencies often highlight the importance of prenatal care. In fact, increasing “early and adequate prenatal […]

Big Pharma Wants to Put an End to Vitamins and Supplements

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Joseph Mercola One of the latest attempts to thwart your ability to access nutritional supplements comes in the form of draft legislation that would require premarket approval for dietary supplements. In short, it would require supplements — which are food — to undergo the same approval process as drugs. In the past, the drug industry […]