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HERBAL AND DIETARY WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENTS: NO EVIDENCE THAT THEY WORK

  For as long as recorded history, people have sought the “holy grail” of a magic potion to provide weight reduction without the need to restrict one’s dietary intake. Although use of some—out of many—presently marketed herbal and dietary supplements show statistically greater weight loss compared with placebo, it is not sufficient to benefit health, …

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DO THESE SUPPLEMENTS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Although anyone can purchase over-the-counter supplements, most contain active ingredients that are worthless or, even worse, carry the risk of adverse effects. Moreover, some may contain components that even rival the strength of prescription medications. In light of this information, it’s imperative to learn more and to guard against bad reactions resulting from supplements. According …

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SHOULD YOU USE AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH OR A MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH?

Modern toothbrushes can do far more than just clean your teeth and freshen your breath. Some premium electric toothbrushes not only time your brushing to ensure that you keep cleaning for the full 2 minutes but also warn you if you are pressing the brush against your teeth too hard, potentially damaging teeth or gums. …

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PROBIOTICS: SHOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING THEM?

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms (bacteria, or germs) intended to maintain or improve the intestinal “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are foods (typically high-fiber foods) that act to promote these human microorganisms. Probiotics are in foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and others. Prebiotics are in foods such as …

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