Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Are Not a Waste of Money: Comments on a Widely-Publicized Editorial

On Dec. 17, there was widespread coverage in the news media of an editorial that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine under the title, “Enough is enough: stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements.” The authors of the editorial concluded, “We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or
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Banishing Sugar

It’s hard not to like sugar. Our bodies are programmed to enjoy it and to seek it out because it gives us instant energy. But the downside is much worse than simply a low feeling after that ‘sugar high.’ It turns out that sugar is the real culprit behind diseases like cancer and many more. After numerous studies, some dating
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Winter Spine Health

It’s the classic phenomenon: Winter ice, snow, and shoveling cause a hefty rise in back and spine pain and injury. And if any winter could test the validity of this phenomenon, it is certainly the winter of 2014, thus far. There is no avoiding the risks of winter, but if you follow some basic rules, you can do a lot
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