Do you experience joint pain? I encounter many people who do. Some are runners or other physically active people of all ages whose athletic activities put stress on their joints -- especially the knees. Others spend too much time sitting and their inactivity results in stiffness and joint discomfort; and others suffer with arthritis which they often attribute to the aging process. As I write in my recent post on Heart Health, "getting older" does not have to mean not feeling well, or in this case, being in pain.
I often tell others that when it comes to the safety and efficacy of nutritional supplements, you are at the mercy of the company behind them. If you take nutritional supplements to help you achieve and maintain optimum health, you want to know that they are pure, safe and effective. Unfortunately not all nutritional supplement manufacturers engage in the serious scientific research required to insure that a product is needed by the human body and will not do harm; and then formulates it in a way that is in harmony with nature and good health. In addition, there is a lot of mislabeling and contamination in the nutritional supplement industry.
Below, Dr. Chaney talks about the GNC/DMAA scandal which I followed for quite a while and couldn't help but feel that even if I wasn't purchasing the product in question, I simply would not want to use my consumer dollars to support a company that sold questionable products and refused to pull them off shelves as soon as problems were discovered. I have used and trusted products from Shaklee Corporation for myself and my family and have confidently recommend them for 23 years. Click here to learn why.
Teenage athletes are consuming a lot more sports supplements than you might think. Are they effective and are they safe? How can you, as a parent, advise your teenage athletes? In today’s issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” Dr. Steve Chaney turns to fitness and sports medicine expert Dr. Pierre Dubois who will answer those questions.