Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect your Brain from Obesity?

On April 18, 2012, in Wellness, Which Nutritional Supplements Work, by Kelly Golob DC

Metabolic syndrome is defined as a group of risk factors that are usually seen in combination and all cause an increase in heart attacks, strokes, and type II diabetes.  The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is rising dramatically in our country and the most common symptoms include “apple-shaped” obesity, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure.  But […]

The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in America:

On November 16, 2011, in Which Nutritional Supplements Work, by Kelly Golob DC

Vitamins and nutritional supplements have become big business, with hundreds of choices for consumers to choose from.  Some of these supplements are useful for very specific conditions or certain people, while others may have benefits for almost everyone.  So how do we know which ones are the most important for us?  Well, some of these […]

Do Vitamins Increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer?

On October 26, 2011, in Wellness, Which Nutritional Supplements Work, by Kelly Golob DC

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers seen in the United States effecting about 16% of all American men in their lifetime. Because of this high prevalence, finding successful methods of preventing this disease can make a profound impact on society. One suggested method of prostate cancer prevention has been supplementing our diets with the antioxidants Vitamin E and Selenium…

Do Multivitamins Make Women Live Longer?

On October 19, 2011, in Wellness, Which Nutritional Supplements Work, by Kelly Golob DC

…but it is hard to deny the appealing logic that “if a little vitamin X is good for me, than a lot of vitamin X must be even better!”, and this has lead to the widespread popularity of vitamin supplements. However, not all vitamins are created equal, and we are only still beginning to learn how our body deals with excesses of certain nutrients.

Can Fish Oil Decrease Back Pain?

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have become one of the trendiest supplements on the market. Part of this reason is because there has been a plethora of research into the wide variety of benefits this essential nutrient offers.  Omega-3 fatty acids are important throughout our lifespan and potential effects range from […]

Is Chocolate Milk the New Gatorade?

Recently chocolate milk has become a symbol of poor school nutrition in the U.S., and has stirred up controversy around the country with people on both sides of the argument trying to weigh pros (kids drink dairy) with the cons (more sugar than soda).  However, chocolate milk may have its place, even if it is […]

Can Ginger decrease Pain and Inflammation?

On May 4, 2011, in Alternative Medicine, Wellness, Which Nutritional Supplements Work, by Kelly Golob DC

In my previous article I discussed a recent medical review about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) and their alarming correlation to to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths.  Many of these medications are available over the counter a staple in the diets of patients with chronic pain.  But what if there were […]

Does HMB Supplementation Increase Muscle Mass?

Most people think ergonomic aids and nutritional supplements are only for high level competitive athletes. But anyone who has set new physical fitness goals for themselves, regardless of training levels, can potentially benefit from sports performance supplements that have shown to be effective in clinical trials. Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyric acid (HMB) is one supplement that has been […]

Is Glucosamine as effective as Celebrex for Knee Arthritis?

Glucosamine and chondoitin sulphate are two of the most popular dietary supplements sold today.  They are most famous for treating arthritis and other joint pain conditions.  However, the research on its effectiveness is markedly mixed.  There have been some studies that show significant benefit, and others that do not. One recent double-blind placebo-controlled study evaluated […]

Does Vitamin D deficiency cause tension headaches?

  Vitamin D is found in many foods and is also made in our bodies when we are exposed to ultraviolet light (sunlight).  Extreme deficiency in this vitamin results in the disease osteomalacia which causes weakening of bones and muscle aches, but headaches have never been traditionally considered to be related to vitamin D levels. […]