What You Need to Know about Performance-Enhancing Supplements

Everyday new products are advertised, making promises that are often too good to be true. Consumers who desperately want to look and feel better are the unsuspecting guinea pigs for these untested products. Before you decide to buy nutritional supplements, it is important to gather objective information (not from the manufacturers), and to consult with your doctor or another health professional.

Read More »

Are Antiperspirants Safe?

A widely circulating e-mail article claims that antiperspirant use causes breast cancer. The e-mail says that since antiperspirants prevent your body from sweating out toxins, the toxins then build up in your lymph nodes and result in breast cancer. However, these claims are NOT correct.

Read More »

Do Hair Dyes Cause Cancer?

The bottom line for now, pending additional research, is that people who have been using permanent hair dyes since the 1980s appear to be at little to no increased risk of lymphoma or other cancers.

Read More »

Glucosamine Supplements: Good for Joints But Possibly Risky for Diabetes

Glucosamine is a popular dietary supplement used by many who suffer from joint pain. Most dietary supplements make claims that aren’t backed by scientific research, but NIH reports that daily doses of glucosamine can lower pain. As a result, the supplements are recommended by many physicians. But may these pills actually be dangerous?

Read More »