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If vitamins don’t work, will industry-sponsored scientists tell us so?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Our consultation is nearly at an end when she asks, “So which vitamins are the best?” “You don’t need vitamins”, I reply. “You are eating a variety of foods and getting some exercise, which is great.” “But vitamins might cure my cancer.” “I wish they could”, I say sympathetically, “but I think you understand that we can’t make your cancer go away although we can stabilise the symptoms.” “But at…

Could Your Vitamins Be Hampering Your Endurance Training?

Friday, February 07, 2014

If you’re popping vitamin C and vitamin E pills to stay healthy this winter, this might give you pause: A new study in the Journal of Physiology finds that those supplements might reduce the effectiveness of endurance training. (Eep!) Two caveats right off the bat: This was a small study — the subjects were 54 healthy, young men and women — and we’re bending an in-house rule and reporting on it without…

Vitamins And Minerals May Treat ADHD: Micronutrient Formula Reduces Inattention, Impulsivity

Friday, February 07, 2014

For people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), treatment often includes stimulant drugs meant to “activate brain circuits that support attention and focused behavior, thus reducing hyperactivity,” according to the National Institutes of Health. For people who for some reason can’t handle or respond to these drugs, vitamins and minerals, which often come as supplements, may be just as effective, according to a new study. “Although some practitioners have been using micronutrients…

Drop Those Vitamins: A Guide To The Future Of Medicine

Friday, February 07, 2014

Dr. David Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, specializing in treating patients with advanced prostate cancer. He is also a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering.   His first book, “The End of Illness,” became an immediate New York Times Best Seller, and his new book, “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” is receiving…

More Mindfulness, Less Meditation

Friday, February 07, 2014

Here’s the promise: Meditation – and mindfulness meditation, in particular – will reduce your cortisol level, blood pressure, social anxiety and depression. It will increase your immune response, resilience and focus and improve your relationships — including with yourself. It will also bolster your performance at work and provide inner peace. It may even cure psoriasis. 50 Cent meditates. So do Lena Dunham and Alanis Morissette. Steven P. Jobs meditated, and mindfulness…