Category Archives: Nutritional supplements

Warning: Your pharmacist may be hazardous to your health

Pharmacists can be very helpful resources when it comes to questions about prescription drugs. The operant word here is drugs. What they are most definitely not expert on are nutritional supplements. In fact, a day doesn’t pass by without having … Continue reading

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Lead to Gold: The alchemy of transforming nutritional-supplement-to-medication

Here’s a recipe to make hundreds of millions of dollars. Others have done it and you can do it, too! 1) Identify a nutritional supplement that works. Find some agent deemed to fall within the broad allowances of the 1994 … Continue reading

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Are endogenous nutritional supplements better?

Just a muse. Endogenous substances are those that are already contained within our bodies. They are part of basic human equipment. Exogenous substances are those that come from outside of our bodies. This includes various substances in foods, drugs (most, … Continue reading

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“Beware nutritional supplements”

In our effort to expand the reach for the nationwide conversation on heart disease reversal, I’d like to welcome the newest contributor to the Track Your Plaque family, a new Member blogger, Heart Cipher. We first came to appreciate the … Continue reading

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(Lack of ) Quality of nutritional supplements

In my last post, I blogged about how we must not confuse marketing with truth. They are often two different things. A patient I saw today was absolutely convinced that his fish oil was the best available in the world: … Continue reading

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Marketing and truth are not the same

I often remind people: Don’t confuse marketing with the truth. Today, I spent a total of probably an hour and a half dissuading patients that some crazed piece of marketing trying to sell them something was not the same as … Continue reading

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When is a vitamin not a vitamin?

When it’s a hormone. That’s the stand that several researchers in vitamin D have taken and I think they’re right. Dr. John Cannell has made a fuss over this in his www.vitamindcouncil.com website. Structurally, vitamin D is most closely related … Continue reading

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Are you using bogus supplements?

I consider nutritional supplements an important, many times a critical,part of a coronary plaque control program. But use the wrong brand or use it in the wrong way, and you can obtain no benefit. Occasionally, you can even suffer adverse … Continue reading

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Supplement Mania!

Ever hear of “polypharmacy”? That’s when someone takes too many medicines. People will have lists of 15-20 prescription medicines, for instance, with crazy interactions and oodles of side-effects. Well, how about “poly-supplments”? That’s when someone takes a large number of … Continue reading

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