Tag Archives: Supplements

Your Facebook questions answered: Curcumin supplements – yay or nay?

“Here’s another topic you might want to address for those of us with joint pain. Turmeric supplements. I just saw these on the shelf, in 500 mg capsule form, labelled “anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain” They say curcumin is hard to absorb so people with arthritis etc should take these for improved function and […]

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Your Facebook question answered: What’s your take on Coenzyme Q10 and statins?

“My husband takes Crestor, and the pharmacist told him to ask his doctor about his Coenzyme Q10 levels. I’ve looked at the University of Google (as Joe Schwarcz calls it) and the Mayo Clinic etc. don’t think it’s worth worrying about. What’s your take on statins needing nutritional supplements?”,  asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Linda […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is VitaFiber too good to be true?

  “I have a question for you about something a co-worker of mine just ordered on Amazon. It’s called VitaFiber. Are you aware of it? It sounds too good to be true, so I told him I’d ask you about it & see what you thought.”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Alison Smiley. Alison, something […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What are the benefits of phytoplankton?

“I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding the benefits of phytoplankton. Specifically Karen Phytoplankton (the FB page is Phytoplankton Biotech). It has come on the market here recently with some amazing testimonials, especially concerning use for digestive problems, skin problems and fibromyalgia. Thanks in advance, Rosie!” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, phytoplankton, […]

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Supplements: More is not better

Does it seem to you that when scientists identify a particular substance in food with  disease-fighting power,  it becomes a hot commodity in the form of a supplement?   Consider that we are spending billions on dietary supplements but somehow we keep forgetting what they really are. Many believe that what’s in a pill  bottle  can  […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Fish oil supplements

  Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Linda Searle McCarthy  writes about how to decipher  labels on fish oil supplements. She says, “My husband came home with a different bottle of omega-3s than I usually get and in comparing the labels, I found more questions than answers. Webber Triple Strength Omega-3  says it has 1407 mg with […]

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Vote for John Oliver – He tells it like it is

Watch John Oliver’s take on Dr. Oz – it’s brilliant.  We need him in government!      

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What’s the best defense for your vision – food or supplements

As with so many ills, the risk of conditions which can rob you of your vision rises with increasing age. And up there at the top of the list is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. While new treatments are currently being developed, prevention is key. Nutrition plays a […]

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