Alternative Medicine

February 11, 2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss?

African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work?
February 10, 2012

Pilates, general exercise equally effective at easing lower back pain

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggesting that Pilates is “as […]
February 10, 2012

Estrogen is best remedy for hot flashes

USA Today reports that “when … things don’t work, and when women are miserable (not everyone is), most doctors will offer a prescription” and “the first […]
February 9, 2012

Report notes increase in accidents of people wearing headphones while walking

There is a new study now that says walking while listening to music, on headphones, can really be hazardous.
February 9, 2012

Gastric bypass trumps banding for weight loss

The Wall Street Journal reports that according to a six-year study of some 442 Swiss patients published in the Archives of Surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery […]
February 8, 2012

Babies appear to lip read as part of language acquisition

There’s Interesting new research out about how infants learn to talk. While they tend gaze directly into the eyes of those holding them until the age […]
February 8, 2012

Daily sugared cola consumption increases belly and liver fat

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of a liter of sugared cola on a daily basis […]
February 7, 2012

Eating frequently may lead to less weight gain in girls

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, girls who ate meals and snacks frequently gained less weight than […]
February 16, 2011

FDA advises against purchasing drinks sold as supplements for sexual enhancement

It seems that there are new warnings almost weekly from the FDA regarding potential dangers of certain over-the-counter natural medications (herbs, vitamins, or supplements). The reason […]
February 23, 2011

Spoilage and labeling errors with some omega-3 and -6 supplements

A new report on the quality of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils was recently released by ConsumerLab.com. Only 11 of 17 […]
March 4, 2011

Antioxidant supplements boost male fertility

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, in my chapter on antioxidants, I conclude, “The best advice is to […]
March 14, 2011

If you’re going to take echinacea for the common cold …

In a recent blog, “Echinacea demonstrates little benefit in treating common cold,” I told you about new research suggesting echinacea is NOT effective for reducing cold symptoms.
March 14, 2011

Do you suffer from dry eyes?

According to the experts at the Prescriber’s Letter, “TheraTears Nutrition is becoming a popular supplement for people with dry eyes. It contains omega-3 fatty acids from […]
March 16, 2011

Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands

In a past blog, A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products, I told you that I felt the Power Balance bracelet, that many of you were […]