Posted on 3/31/2015
by Dr. den Boer
Categories: budget, supplements, vitamins
When staring down bottle labels at the pharmacy, how do you determine which supplement is the best? This is a question we often get from patients, and clearly, checking each supplement for the diligent quality control steps mentioned in our last article (insert link) is a difficult task for the average consumer! Even doctors and other healthcare practitioners often balk at the task; naturally, they may prefer to spend their time researching which herbs or formulas are likely to be effective in the first place rather than worrying about manufacturing procedures or product purity. Unfortunately, without strong government oversight in the industry, the burden is upon the consumer (you!) to find trusted brands and/or trusted doctors and retailers that watch out for your health and safety....
Posted on 3/13/2015
by Dr. den Boer
Categories: supplements, vitamins
In our last post
, we learned about the very poor state of the American supplement and nutraceutical industry, as well as some of the underlying quality issues with the largely unregulated industry. Now that we’re able to better identify poor quality supplements, how do we detect “good” quality supplements? What is involved in making a supplement of the utmost efficacy and consumer confidence?
Let’s answer the latter question first with an example....
Whether for business or for pleasure, the many stresses of airplane travel can put a damper on our health if we aren’t prepared. Fortunately, there are many solutions to implement before, during, and after to keep you in peak health throughout all stages of travel...
Posted on 6/19/2013
by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: kid's health, real food, vitamins
Let me guess. You’ve probably heard the time-tested phrase: “Eat your greens!” Along with the infamous spinach-eating cartoon, Popeye, we could all take notes from our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ advice...