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You've seen them in every man is an island go to the drugstore vitamins and supplements.
Promising to make you feel better just -- pop in that little pill is it really that simple -- Americans that about eleven billion dollars annually on vitamins and minerals but what if you told what do we told you that most of the money was wasted doctor Marc Siegel is here to expand on this for the medical eighteen.
Wasting our money.
Well it's worse than there's actually a chance of it causing harm you have to really -- tributary.
It's actually a myth that.
Supplements can actually treat disease that's our first met through to -- because people think on -- -- -- now I'm going to be healthy.
But -- exercise is what makes you healthier and a well balanced diet there can be a nutritional gap that you can fill with supplements they're not worthless but they're not treatments.
All right so the second question is supplements can't make up for your diets flaws.
So let's say that you know you're not giving enough of a certain vitamin by eating vegetables so you going take a supplement fact or fiction well that's a fact.
It can't make up for your diets flaws but the but the truth is that you can check for some of these things so I will check vitamin.
I find big deficiencies in those and I can replace them but you gotta be careful and have a physician in the loop there because.
Vitamin a connection cause osteoporosis if you have too much vitamin.
That's false you know that's one of those type things.
-- all natural going to be great -- you go to the labels see what the ingredients are sometimes also all natural and you'll find out it's got more than 300%.
Of the daily requirements which can be toxic.
Don't fall for that all natural thing.
-- stock up on nutrients if they have proven benefits.
Fact or fiction well you you want nutrients of their former benefits but the problem is that they don't have proven benefits so that's a -- In other words what are the benefits you have to look very carefully at this more and more studies are showing Gretchen that there are myths are like fish oil.
You know if you may want to get you you're finished it may not work as a supplemental catching Trout rather take a pill.
Multi vitamins are better than multi single supplement is set for example -- you're seeing just get a -- items -- better -- that's seems to be a fact a study last year showed an 8% decrease in cancer rates in people that I -- a multi vitamin.
Again you probably getting this in your fortified foods in a well balanced diet.
-- taking one multi vitamin today is not bad for you and I.
Recommend that are most committee and a child into this question which -- the gummy bear vitamin I -- -- SA have fallen -- -- winds down view I heard a rumor you take the Flintstones and I -- and I don't I never said prince and princess.
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