Here ’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous
Supplements live in the wild west of the wellness world. They’re largely unregulated and under-researched, so people are often left to make not-so-educated guesses about what they’re putting in their bodies. Two new resources from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Substances (ODS) may help. On Wednesday, it released two new fact sheets — one for exercise and athletic performance supplements, and another for weight loss supplements — meant to help people determine what’s safe and effective. Each database lists common dietary supplements used for a specified purpose &md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized are dietary supplements safe are fitness supplements safe are weight loss supplements safe best supplements Diet/Nutrition dietary supplements research do dietary supplements work Exercise/Fitness healthytime natural supp Source Type: news

Kew Gardens ’ Temperate House to reopen after £41m restoration
Rare plants among hundreds of specimens being planted in new beds at world ’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouseThe scrawny trunk and dull leathery spiky leaves of one of the rarest plants in the world will soon be admired in a new light at Kew Gardens, asEncephalartos woodii flourishes again at the north end of the restored Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world.As the £41m restoration of the Grade I-listed building nears completion, the gardeners are dodging the diggers and cranes still trundling through the enormous space, and planting out hundreds of specimens into the new beds. ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Kew Gardens Heritage Culture Science UK news Source Type: news

Are Supplements About to Get Safer?
Most people who take dietary supplements assume the products are safe. After all, if the vitamins, minerals, and herbs sold in health stores weren't safe, it would be illegal to sell them -- right? What many people don't realize is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates supplements, has limited power and resources to police the products that make it to store shelves. The power the FDA does have comes from the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA). The law requires that supplement manufacturers file a New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) with the FDA at least 75 days before...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Citrus scion/rootstock combinations show tolerance to huanglongbing
Scientists studied tolerance to huanglongbing under field conditions in trees of commercial citrus scion/rootstock combinations. All trees showed symptoms of HLB and tested positive for the Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus bacterium by 20 months after planting. However, all trees continued to grow and showed increasing fruit production. 'Sugar Belle/Sour Orange', 'Tango/Kuharske' and 'Temple/ Cleopatra' exhibited the greatest growth rates and canopy volumes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Citrus scion/rootstock combinations show tolerance to huanglongbing
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Scientists studied tolerance to huanglongbing under field conditions in trees of commercial citrus scion/rootstock combinations. All trees showed symptoms of HLB and tested positive for the Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus bacterium by 20 months after planting. However, all trees continued to grow and showed increasing fruit production. 'Sugar Belle/Sour Orange', 'Tango/Kuharske' and 'Temple/ Cleopatra' exhibited the greatest growth rates and canopy volumes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bitter orange weight-loss supplements: Do they work?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: Weight Loss and Complementary Health Practices
More than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, and being physically active can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar—and may also help prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as you know. Your patients may ask you about complementary health approaches for losing weight, such as dietary supplements marketed for weight loss, which are available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and the Internet. Although patients may be tempted by the “quic...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 5, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news