Archive for February, 2013

Are Dietary Supplements Working Against You?

A press release issued by the Association for Psychological Science on April 21, 2011 with the above title is very much in line with my own observations about the unhealthy dietary habits of people who take vitamin pills.  I have often caught my friends and family members gobbling up unhealthy food items soon after taking […]

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Nobel Laureate and Geneticist Say Cancers and Multivitamin Supplements Not a Good Combination

In the January 9th online version of Open Biology, a journal of Great Britain's Royal Society, geneticist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. James Watson is quoted as warning that antioxidants may cause and promote cancer growth rather than curing it. The problem seems to be twofold: Antioxidants promote cell proliferation, which means that the number […]

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Corporate Irresponsibility Makes It Even Harder for Women to Quit Smoking

“I have tried everything to quit smoking” cries Jennifer (not her real name) from a wheelchair after complaining of severe pain in the left foot. “I have tried pills, patches, acupuncture and hypnotherapy, you name it. I have tried them all; many times over. Nothing has worked.” She continues, “I don’t want to be in […]

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