Protein Supplements For Kids: What The Science Says

Children of all ages require healthy eating to meet their daily needs for proper growth and development. Protein is of particular importance because of the wide variety of roles it plays in the body. Protein is a critical component of several hormones and enzymes, and also plays an important role in recovery and repair of…

Who Should Take Probiotic Supplements? The Surprising Answer

Who should take probiotic supplements?  It’s an excellent question.  The answer is becoming clear – and disappointing. I get a lot of questions about probiotics: Q: “If I eat probiotic supplements, can I eat more carbs?“  A: Yes, but you will get fatter. Q: “Will probiotics help my diet?”  A: No. Dieting will help your…

Controversy About Over the Counter Supplements and Prescription Weight Loss Drugs

Scientists are closer than ever to making that dream come true. New research into obesity has unraveled many mysteries about why we eat and how we store and burn off calories. As a result, pharmaceutical companies are spending extraordinary sums to develop new generations of anti-obesity drugs, and many are now in test phases. In…

The Promise of Natural Weight Loss Supplements

In the wake of the ongoing concern over the safety of prescription diet pills, the weight-conscious public is asking: Now what? When taken properly, these nutritional agents carry none of the risks of prescription diet pills. Most of these products are simply nutrients, extracted from food or plants. While producing weight loss, they have a…