Items Tagged ‘dietary supplements’

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

August 21, 2018

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

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From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are manufactured to provide the body with […]

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Tags: amino acids, botanicals, caffeine, dietary supplements, enzymes, essential vitamins, folic acid, ginseng, herbals, minerals, supplements, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - How can I make sure my dad's many pills are safe together?

March 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I make sure my dad’s many pills are safe together?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our elderly father is now seeing several specialists, all of whom have prescribed medications. My brothers and I are worried about how many pills Dad has been told to take, and the fact that these doctors don’t seem to be consulting with one another. How do we make sure the drugs are safe […]

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Tags: aspirin or antacids; vitamins, bleeding, confusion, dietary supplements, dizziness, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, geriatrics, herbal remedies, homeopathic, low blood pressure, medical history