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Entries in multivitamins (3)

Friday
Mar162018

Do You Really Need To Take a Multivitamin? 

According to a report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “No U.S. state is meeting national objectives for consumption of fruits and vegetables.”[i]

Another government-funded study concluded that over 80 percent of adults fail to meet daily produce recommendations meant to guide us toward vitamin and mineral adequacy. [ii]

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Tuesday
Oct132015

Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin & Mineral Supplements”, one notable editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine proclaimed.

News outlets picked up the story as if we’d put another person on the moon. The proclamation resulted from three published studies in the latest issue that failed to show overwhelmingly positive support for widespread multivitamin use in adults.

There are a few thoughts I had as I witnessed the media headlines roll out over this issue. First and foremost, I thought about how badly consumers are ping-ponged around by media blasts like this: X is good, X is bad, X might be worth it if….

Unfortunately, only if you’re “in the know” and understand how to examine the actual study methods, data, interpretations, limitations and conclusions, let alone sift through the misleading/confusing headlines will you have a clue what to believe (or do) for your health without at least a moderate amount of frustration. Let’s take apart these factors as they relate to the latest claims.

 

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Sunday
Jan232011

10 Weeks to a New You - Part 2

This week, we share five more healthy habits we hope will become enduring diet and lifestyle changes for our readers. Think you can handle drinking more water, taking a multivitamin or weighing yourself every day? Sure you can.

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