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3 Healing Herbs

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While there are many healing herbs that I recommend for their powerful effects on health and well-being, here are the benefits of three specific ones.

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Recent anti-supplement stories have stirred up a lot of undue hysteria around supplement safety. Learn how to become a discerning consumer to get the best benefit from nutritional supplements.
 

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Dateline NBC’s Supplement Report—Was it News or Politics?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There’s no question that there are shoddy companies and unreliable labs out there, but they shouldn’t be allowed to taint the entire industry. The real answer is that you need to be savvy about what supplements you buy—and not get fooled by big promises or ridiculously low prices. If a formula appears to be “too good to be true,” it probably is.

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear: Supplements Are Safe

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Some of you may have seen on the news last night or read in the paper this morning about a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. One typical headline screamed, “Vitamins Tied to Higher Death Rates in Older Women…” Folks, this stuff may increase nightly news ratings, but it’s doing more harm than good.

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Do you like to drink a glass of red wine with dinner? Here’s some good news—that glass of wine may actually help extend your life. In recent years we have discovered more health benefits of wine than even the most ardent oenophile (lover of wine) could have imagined.

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Diabetes Tip: How to Remember Your Supplements

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One of the toughest parts of diabetes management—or maintaining good health in general—is remembering to take your nutritional supplements every day.A colleague of mine said she can’t remember how many times she’s stood in the kitchen and asked her husband if she took her vitamins yet, or not.

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Studies over the last few years have shown that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with a greatly reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, presumably because the drugs reduce the buildup of inflammatory compounds in the brain. Curcumin is also known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

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The Calcium Conundrum

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I often get questions about what form of calcium to buy. When it comes to calcium supplements, for most people, calcium carbonate—the most popular and inexpensive kind—will work just fine.

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