Alex Jones and the Wellness-Conspiracy Industrial Complex

The Sandy Hook defamation trial showed how bogus health products have turned misinformation into big business.

#conspiracy-theories, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #medicine-and-health, #new-age, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wellness

Vitamin B6 Health Benefits: Can It Reduce Depression Symptoms?

Here’s what we know about this essential vitamin’s effects on well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #vitamins

Athletic Greens Becomes a Household Name

In the oversaturated world of wellness, the company has forced itself to the front with prolific podcast ads and a network of influencers.

#advertising-and-marketing, #athletic-greens-inc, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #probiotics, #social-media

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

Can Protein Powders Help Aging Muscles?

Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #elderly, #exercise, #health-foods, #muscles, #weight

Can Your Diet Help Prevent Dementia?

Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #animal-behavior, #dementia, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #health-foods, #longevity, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #research, #vegetables, #weight

The Diet Worked For Them. Now Their Pets Are on It.

Paleo, vegan, gluten-free: Owners are putting animals on human regimens and fueling a huge pet-wellness industry. But some health experts are concerned.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #dogs, #health-foods, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vegetarianism, #veterinary-medicine

Beverages With Benefits: Do They Really Work? OR Are Beauty Drinks Too Good to Be True?

Grocery aisles are turning into beauty shelves with a crop of chic new drinks with too-good-to-be true wellness claims.

#beauty-drinks, #beverages, #content-type-service, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #skin

Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.

#blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #estrogen, #hypertension, #nicotine, #nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #steroids, #weight

What’s in Your Prenatal Vitamin?

Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.

#advertising-and-marketing, #american-college-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology, #babies-and-infants, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #folic-acid, #food-and-drug-administration, #iron-nutrient, #labeling-and-labels-product, #online-advertising, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #product-tests, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vitamins

Can Magnesium Supplements Really Help You Sleep?

The evidence for their sleep-inducing benefits is thin, but experts say that in some cases there’s no harm in giving them a try.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #insomnia, #restless-leg-syndrome, #sleep

The Snake Oil Theory of the Modern Right

How the nutritional supplement business has helped foster extremism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-alex-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium and sleep disorders. But changing your diet may be a better option than taking supplements.

#diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #parasomnias-sleep-disorders, #sleep

Do Collagen Supplements Help Skin, Hair, Nails and Joints?

Any benefits from collagen supplements appear to be limited.

#arthritis, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #hair, #joints-body-part, #labeling-and-labels-product, #osteoarthritis, #skin

Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health

Those who ate a meat-free diet were at increased risk for bone fractures.

#bone-fractures, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #meat, #veganism, #vegetarianism

Oleandrin, Covid-19 Treatment Pitched to Trump, Could Be Dangerous

The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pillows, #poisoning-and-poisons, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

How to Create Your Own Herbal Tinctures

The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #beauty-concept, #brooklyn-nyc, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #herbs, #recipes

When Teen Boys Use Supplements

Some supplements are more effective than others — and some may be harmful, experts warn.

#anorexia-nervosa, #body-building, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #exercise, #muscles, #steroids, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #weight-lifting

Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?

A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin.

#children-and-childhood, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #insomnia, #melatonin-hormone, #parenting, #sleep

The Hidden Drug Epidemic Among Older People

People in their 60s take an average of 15 prescription drugs a year. Combined with over-the-counter products, they may do more harm than good.

#dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #elderly

What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?

Studies suggest that certain probiotics can help in certain contexts. But you will need to do your research. We can help.

#cohen-pieter-a, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #digestive-tract, #probiotics, #your-feed-selfcare

Supplements and Diets for Heart Health Show Limited Proof of Benefit

Some supplements may actually be harmful for cardiovascular health.

#blood-pressure, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #folic-acid, #heart, #iron-nutrient, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #preventive-medicine, #salt, #vitamins

Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don’t Bother

To support brain health as you age, start with the same foods that can help to keep your heart healthy.

#alzheimers-disease, #brain, #dementia, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #exercise

Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?

You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet.

#breast-cancer, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #head-and-neck-cancer, #lung-cancer, #prostate-gland, #throat, #vegetables, #vitamins

Are Calcium Supplements Safe?

Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease.

#bones, #calcium, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #medicine-and-health, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #vitamin-d, #vitamins, #womens-health-initiative

Older Americans Are ‘Hooked’ on Vitamins

Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong.

#beta-carotene, #calcium, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #folic-acid, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #heart, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #preventive-medicine, #prostate-cancer, #vegetables, #vitamin-d, #vitamin-e, #vitamins

Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

#dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #seasons-and-months, #sunlight, #vitamin-d, #vitamins

Should I Take a Vitamin for Brittle Nails?

Most splitting nails can be healed with a simple moisturizer, although nail problems can also be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

#dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #nails-body-part, #vitamins

Can You Get Too Much Protein?

While some nutritionists have encouraged the protein craze, a number of experts are urging caution.

#diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #proteins, #rabin-roni-caryn