An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
The diet pill section of the pharmacy can seem like the Wild West, as most products are considered dietary supplements and therefore not subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. However, in June 2007, one drug became the first FDA-ap... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
I went to my doctor yesterday because I have a severe case of strep throat. Anyway, the doctor is my sister's close friend. I know that the doctor used to be overweight and took diet pills to lose the weight. So, I asked her if she would prescribe me... Read more
Although I "know" that most supplements that promise virility, muscle building, and weight loss are not worth using, I still almost get sucked into buying them. These marketers are good. The other day I actually got on line to buy some miracle pill c... Read more
Are there any diet pills or vitamins that anyone would recommend, if any at all? I have researched the topic a lot and I have such mixed feelings... I don't know which route to go. Anyone have any advice? Thank you!... Read more
Prior to Christmas I lost nearly 15 lbs and was averaging 1 - 1.5 lbs a week. Since then I have continued eating right and pumped up my exercise. However I have gained more than 10 lbs. in one month. I am extremely frustrated because I am working... Read more
I found that I was forgetting to take my vitamins everyday. After purchasing a 99 cent pill container and putting out my vitamins out for a week at a time it's very easy for me to see if I've taken my vitamins for the day. Best dollar I've ever spe... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added 41 additional diet drugs to an alert about tainted diet pills. The pills contain undeclared ingredients that might compromise health. Some of the pills contain drugs that have been recalled in Europe, o... Read more
Most people realize that if a supplement's claims seem too good to be true, they probably are. "Lose 10 pounds in 2 days!" or "Look like this swimsuit model in less than a week!" are claims that make most of us roll our eyes and shake our heads. Bu... Read more
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