Category Archives: Supplements

Drugs, Supplements and Food

Lots of people are on drugs  often starting  earlier in life than ever before,  and by the time someone gets into their 50′s or 60′s  they could be on 9 or 10 different drugs  (maybe more),   to treat various conditions or to treat the side effects.  Many times there are side effects from interactions … Read More

Why do we need supplements?

Most of the food sold that has been processed  has significantly less nutritional value than fresh fruits and vegetables,  but even  they have less nutritional value than the fruits and vegetables of  50-60 years ago.  GMO foods   are bred for their appearance and not  necessarily for the nutritional  value.   In  addition,  people’s  diets … Read More

Dear Doctor: What about Chromium?

One of my readers wrote in and asked about chromium. Chromium is a supplement that has been found to improve insulin sensitivity. This supplement improves a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar. Chromium helps keep the sugar under control by improving insulin’s effect at the cell level to transport glucose into the cell, removing … Read More