In a word: yes. The dangers of calcium supplements are, indeed, real. Two related questions are, 1) “What are the dangers?;” and, 2) “How can you prevent them?” The good news is that you can still get the benefits of calcium against osteoporosis without the unwanted side effects of supplements. Here is what you should know. [Read more…]
If you live on modern industrialized crap that masquerades as food, you are nutritionally deficient. The trick is figuring out what your greatest deficiencies are, then taking supplements to fill the gaps. That’s not easy to do. Here are a couple of suggestions for simplifying your choices. [Read more…]
Veggie cap composition can cause stomach discomfort, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. If you have ever felt oversensitive to certain supplements, the capsule that contains them may be the culprit. So-called ‘vegetable capsules’ were created in a misguided attempt to replace those nasty, animal-based gelatin capsules that supplements used to come in. This move has been more harmful than helpful, because ‘veggie caps’ are not as natural as the supplement manufacturers want you to believe. [Read more…]
Good luck if you rely only on modern food for good health. No matter what you eat, your diet will be deficient in many, many nutrients. That means that your body will be, too.
Maybe your nutritional deficiencies will begin to show up in seemingly small health problems, or maybe they will show up in disastrous ones. The absolute certainty is that they will show up.
People in different cultures are famous for living to 100 years old in good health. The question is, why don’t more people do so? One part of the answer is, of course, poor nutrition. This is where multivitamins come in handy. They are the foundation for making up for modern nutrient-deficient foods.
The purpose of this article is to give you some ideas on what to look for when it comes to finding a good multivitamin supplement. Fortunately, there are some excellent ones on the market. Unfortunately, there is also plenty of absolute crap that you should avoid. [Read more…]