- May 1st, 2014
WHAT IT IS:
Vitamins are organic compounds that our bodies need to function normally. Many Americans don’t get all the requisite vitamins and minerals from our diet—multivitamins are intended to correct that. Because our bodies can’t make vitamins, we must get them from an outside source. The best multis are food based, not synthetic.
- March 1st, 2014
A recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine featured three studies about multivitamin/mineral supplements. An accompanying editorial was entitled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements,” which would seem to indicate flagrantly negative findings in the studies.By David Katz, MD
- March 1st, 2014
Here’s another perspective on the pieces run in the New York Times and the Annals of Internal Medicine. There are many systemic flaws with the studies referenced in these editorials.By Adam Swenson
- January 1st, 2014
The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published an editorial that encourages consumers to avoid taking vitamin and mineral supplements. When summarizing their findings, the authors wrote, “With respect to multivitamins, the studies published in this issue and previous trials indicate no substantial health benefit.Why multis still matterBy Dick Benson
- October 1st, 2013
Feeling blue? You may not be getting the vitamin and mineral support you need.
- July 1st, 2013
Magnesium is a mineral our bodies just love. It is essential for healthy skin and for digestion; muscle, kidney, heart, adrenal, and nervous-system function; muscle relaxation; energy production; bone formation; and cell creation. That is one important mineral!Essential for skin health, this mineral has a host of other benefitsBy Jessica Bailey
- November 1st, 2012
A recent study published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental showed that when men took multivitamins over an eight-week trial period their contextual recognition memory performance was significantly better. Test groups were men between the ages of 50 and 74 divided into a double-blind trial.
- January 1st, 2009
Looking for makeup to help your skin, not just mask its problems? With a minimum of ingredients and no irritating fillers, natural makeup made from minerals and fruit pigments gives a safe and healthy glow to any complexion. The idea has quickly become a mainstream sensation, with brands from Cover Girl to Clinique creating “mineral-based” makeup lines.Choose the healthiest makeup to bring out your natural beauty.By Lindsey Galloway
- March 1st, 2008
More than likely you know that chocolate and French fries don’t cause acne, but did you get the surprising news that oil cures oily skin, that popping pimples won’t make them go away, and that concealers make you look younger? Neither did we. That’s why we rounded up a bevy of beauty experts to debunk common misconceptions and offer natural solutions in their stead.Experts set the record straight on seven common misconceptions.By Holly Richmond