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(Citrus sinensis) The legacy of Oranges in the United States can be traced back to the New World’s famous discoverer – the very first oranges were introduced to the Americas by none other than Christopher Columbus. Spain produces a bitter orange, known as the Seville, and Columbus brought these sour oranges with him on his… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports identifies the “12 Most Dangerous Supplements” along with the “11 Supplements to Consider” in its September 2010 issue which hit newsstands last week.   Using an independent research group, Consumer Reports compiled the report using the Natural Medicines Comprehensive database, reviewing over 1,100 ingredients.   The “dirty dozen” were selected based on whether… Continue Reading

Calcium Supplements View More

Taking calcium supplements slightly increased the risk of cardiovascular events in older patients, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 30th online issue of the British Medical Journal.   Researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand wanted to determine the relationship between calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk.  Observational studies have shown blood calcium… Continue Reading

October 8th 2018 marks World Osteoporosis Day.  While this health event may not be as widely recognized as others, it is of great importance.  World Osteoporosis Day, which is sponsored by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, provides an all-important focal point for informing and educating the general public and policy makers about the prevention of osteoporosis which… Continue Reading