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Science: Vitamins and Supplements Don’t Work

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study, I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. Thirty billion dollars. That’s how much Americans spend every year on vitamins and supplements, and according to the most comprehensive analysis of their effects, most of that money is being wasted. The “umbrella review”, appearing in…


6 Supplements That Might Actually Help You

♪Intro♪ Supplements are super popular. One recent survey estimates that more than half of Americans use them, and we spend billions of dollars on them each year. The truth is, though, most people don’t need any supplements, unless they’re deficient in a vitamin or mineral. And even if they are, they should probably switch up…


Supplements Make Expensive Urine

So I got an email a couple of days ago from my friend Gene (Lovell). You may remember Gene. He’s the fellow that lost 50 pounds and nobody really knew that he needed to lose that much. He’s down to about a BMI of 20 and somebody made a comment that Gene was an OG….


Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

Do you want to lose weight quickly? Are you sleepy? Is your hair kind of gross? Try a supplement! There are hundreds of them. Surely one of them can help you. Right? Well, maybe not. [SPLASH INTRO] Supplements are a multi-billion dollar business. Unlike prescription drugs, the US government doesn’t regulate manufacturer claims about what…


Nutritional Yeast | Spices in the Kitchen | Andrew Weil, M.D.

Nutritional yeast used to be something that health food nuts ate. This is a yeast that’s grown on a nutrative medium, primarily for human consumption. As distinct from brewer’s yeast which is a byproduct of the brewing industry and doesn’t contain as complete a spectrum of B vitamins. Brewer’s yeast also has a bitter taste,…


Can Folic Acid Be Harmful?

folic acid supplements which are recommended for all women of childbearing age to prevent birth defects harmful harmless or helpful in other words vitamin and panacea or genetic timebomb I do not recommend folic acid supplements I recommend folate from the same word Brutus foliage found in dark green leafy vegetables and legumes but everybody…


Antioxidants and Depression

“Antioxidants and Depression” According to the latest from the CDC, the rates of all of our top 10 killers have fallen or stabilized except for one… suicide. Accumulating evidence indicates that oxidative free radicals may play important roles in the development of various neuropsychiatric disorders including major depression. For example, in a study of nearly…