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Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

by Glenn Sabin, with contribution from Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
for more about Mr. Sabin, please visit his website, FON Therapeutics

“What a firestorm! Ever since Dr. Paul Offit’s book, “Do you Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine” was released last summer, there’s been a burst of new negative dietary supplement study results and position papers. Editorials, featuring provocative headlines such as: Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements and Don’t Take Your Vitamins, have been published in prominent medical journals and major media outlets, many authored or co-authored by the omnipresent Offit, himself.

In response to the loud and growing chorus of conventional and academic physicians opposing dietary supplementation, The Council for Responsible Nutrition, Natural Products Association and Life Extension Foundation have released their own statements.

This article attempts to break through the din and unremitting confusion sown by the media whir around dietary supplements, the industry that champions their use and public health in general.”

Part 1 of our slideshow covers the first 4 Facts of dietary supplements:

Fact #1
Nutrients are Best Derived from Food

Fact #2
Studies Have Shown Dietary Supplements to be Effective, Ineffective, and Sometimes Harmful

Fact #3
FDA Provides Poor Oversight of Dietary Supplements

Fact #4
Fringe Hucksters and Quacks Abound

Do the 4 Facts above sound controversial to you?
Read on about these first 4 facts from Glenn’s latest article.

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