List of Kid Nutrition Myths by Dr. John Lee

List of Kid Nutrition Myths by Dr. John Lee

Myths, marketing and what children eat. It’s big news these days that obesity in children is widespread, that type 2 diabetes in children is on the increase, and that fat kids are becoming fat adults with a myriad of health problems. Despite the widespread acknowledgement that childhood obesity is a major health problem, the California […]

Constipation Causes and Remedies

Constipation Causes and Remedies

Q: I read your emails and info on your website regularly but haven’t found info on relief from constipation. I’m 57 years old and have pretty consistent constipation. Are colon cleansers a good product to try? Any help you can give will be appreciated. Thank you and please continue your excellent website information. A: Constipation […]

Buyer Be Aware: Tamiflu and Relenza Should be Used with Caution

The research is contradictory, the benefits are debatable and the threat of drug resistant viruses is real. FLU DRUGS Oseltamivir Phosphate (Tamiflu) Zanamivir (Relenza) What Do They Do in the Body? Both drugs are neuraminidase inhibitors. They inhibit enzyme activity in flu viruses, which in turn inhibits their growth and spread. Relenza is inhaled and […]

Buyer be Aware: DMSO has a Down Side

There are risks with super efficient delivery through the skin. Q: I keep reading in another health newsletter about a “miracle” pain reliever called DMSO. Does it really work and is it safe? A: There’s a lot of conflicting information, scientific and otherwise, about dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), an organic solvent. It’s used in manufacturing processes […]

Do Antioxidants Cancel the Benefits of Exercise?

Free radicals have important jobs and deserve some respect. Q: I read that taking antioxidant vitamins can cancel out the benefits of exercise. I thought that the more antioxidants I take the healthier I’ll be. What’s the scoop? A: You’re referring to some intriguing research done in Germany. Scientists studied 40 people, half of whom […]

Buyer Be Aware: Splenda® (Sucralose)

New Research Shows There’s No Free Lunch When it Comes to Artificial Sweeteners When summer rolls around it’s tempting to use food and drink with artificial sweeteners in an attempt to cut down on calories, but no research has ever convincingly shown that using these products contributes to weight loss. In fact, recent research suggests […]

Buyer be Aware: Diet Pills Spiked with Drugs

Avoid products from China, eat less and exercise more! According to Public Citizen’s Worst Pills Best Pills, “As of early April [2009], the FDA had identified 72 weight loss products that illegally contain at least one active prescription drug. At least one of nine different prescription drugs had been added to each of these products, […]

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