Supplements: Healthy or Harmful?

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“I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.”

“In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”

-Excerpts from the Hippocratic Oathe

There is a lot of hype regarding vitamin and mineral supplementation these days, whether it be the next key to longevity multivitamin marketed to you by various supplement manufacturers, or arm-flailing, attention-grabbing warnings found in the media via various editorials often interviewing concerned scientists and medical professionals.  Unfortunately neither side does a very good job at properly informing the public on how to make wise choices for their individual circumstance regarding this matter (because nutrition, as with all forms of science and art alike, is complex). Thus, the outcome inevitably is confusion and frustration.  One week, vitamins are good, life-saving in fact, and the next week they have brought you ever-so-closer to the grave.  Which one is it?? Continue reading