Vitamin D Supplements Are Harmful—Sunshine and Food Determine Health

Article by John McDougall, MD. Worries over vitamin D, once known as "the sunshine vitamin," have turned hundreds of millions of people into patients with worse, not better, health. The latest, and likely the final, analyses of the studies performed on treating people with vitamin D supplements has shown that this multiple billion-dollar business does not work. The authors, after thoroughly examining the results of nearly a quarter-million people from 46 major randomized trials, conclude: "Our findings suggest that vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium does not reduce skeletal or non-skeletal outcomes in unselected community-dwelling individuals by more than 15%. Future trials with similar designs are unlikely to alter these conclusions."

Diet Away Erectile Dysfunction

Article by Neal Barnard, MD. Author of The Power of Your Plate

One surprising early sign of life-threatening heart problems is erectile dysfunction. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that screening men with ED for heart disease could help prevent a million heart attacks or strokes over the next 20 years and save billions of dollars. But why let it escalate that far? Vegetables—not Viagra—are the best way to prevent not only ED, but the heart disease it’s linked to.

Taking Low-Dose Aspirin Daily? The FDA Says Don't, If You're Healthy.

From an article by Dr. Zoltan Rona, M.D.

In May 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised against the use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes in people with no history of these diseases because there was no evidence proving any benefit. Despite this proclamation, I continue to see many healthy patients in my private practice swallowing daily aspirin tablets on the recommendation of either their family doctors or specialists.

Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Article by Neal Barnard, MD. Author of The Power of Your Plate
Risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is increased by older age, genetic factors, and several medical risk factors. Studies have also suggested that dietary and lifestyle factors may influence risk, raising the possibility that preventive strategies may be effective.

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