Supplements don’t kill kids—but THIS just might

I recently came across a rather dubious and misleading headline. One that touted new research, showing that “compared with vitamins, some dietary supplements increase the risk for severe medical events in youth.” Well… it was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Eventually, the nanny state in which we all live was going to kick […]

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A buzz that can break your heart—literally

Water is the only “energy drink” I’ll ever need. And as a doctor, it’s the only one I’ll ever recommend. (I don’t have a problem with coffee—but it’s not a substitute for a good night’s sleep.) Clearly, though, I’m in the minority. Because the market is flooded with beverages designed to give you a buzz […]

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Wake up your brown fat with a hot cup of joe

As I’ve mentioned here many times before, I’m not a coffee drinker. The caffeine simply leaves me too wired. But I realize this makes me an outlier. And of all the crutches out there, a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning is easily the most common. But here’s the thing: Coffee isn’t […]

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Doctors double down on deadly sodium advices

The salt controversy continues to burn hotter than ever—even with so-called nutrition “experts” coming around on other topics, like dietary cholesterol. I realize that we’re running out of scapegoats to blame for our nationwide health crisis, rather than assuming our rightful responsibility for it. And clearly, salt has made for a convenient target. But the […]

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