SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

First there came the gummy bear candy that kids loved so much. Then came the gummy bear multivitamin for kids. And now, a gummy multivitamin for adults. Because, you know, we don’t eat healthy enough. We’ve been approached several times … Continue reading

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Spring is Here, Sun is Shining, Do We Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Spring is Here, Sun is Shining, Do We Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Spring is here! Starting today, days are getting longer, and we can spend more time in the sun. One of the benefits is that our body, cool factory that it is, can manufacture a very important vitamin just from our … Continue reading

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Food Supplements and Childhood Obesity

Food Supplements and Childhood Obesity

This is a guest post by pediatrician and childhood obesity expert Robert A. Pretlow.   There actually are products, similar to baby formula, for children who have outgrown babyhood.  And not just hospitalized kids on nasogastric tube feedings, or third-world … Continue reading

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Supplement Shenanigans

Supplement Shenanigans

Consumer Reports this week blasted into the multi-billion supplement industry and warned us to be wary of ingredients to watch out for. What consumers might not realize, is that supplement manufacturers routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having … Continue reading

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Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

Negative Calorie Drink – Fact or Fiction?

You’ve probably heard that celery has a negative calorie count. How could that be? The energy your body burns in breaking down the fibrous strands in the celery is more energy than the vegetable actually provides. We’re talking single digits … Continue reading

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