You’re familiar with Body Transformation challenges right? These are the contests where over the course of 60-90 or so days, individuals do their utmost to adopt an intensive regimen of dieting and exercise in order to dramatically change their bodies. The individuals who have made the most dramatic changes, win.
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Just finished this (rather long) article by Trine Tsouderos of the Chicago Tribune. Titled “Dietary supplements: Manufacturing troubles widespread, FDA inspections show,” the article paints a pretty grim picture of of the industry. In the last four years, theU.S
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Chicago Tribune: Supplement Industry QC Issues are Widespread
One of the recommendations contained in the newest (2010) “Dietary Guidelines for Americans“ is to consume “at least half of all grains as whole grains.” You’d think that following such a recommendation would be pretty easy, no? Dump the “balloon bread” and other white flour products in favor of their 100% whole wheat counterparts; switch from white
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“Whole Grain” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “High Fiber”
Straight from the horse’s mouth: FDA challenges marketing of DMAA products for lack of safety evidence Agency cites ten companies in warning letters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued warning letters to ten manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine, more popularly known as DMAA, for marketing products for which evidence of
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Beginning of the End for DMAA?
Sigh… In March, Jessica Schnaider, 41, of Surfside, Fla., was preparing to shop for a wedding gown by spending eight days on a feeding tube.
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NYT: “Bridal Hunger Games”
The title pretty much speaks for itself.
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CDC Report: 16% of Kids’ Daily Diet Consists of Added Sugars
I haven’t written much about the Dukan Diet, primarily because it’s a hybrid of the old Stillman and Atkins diets. In other words, it’s not very original. I imagine it works, just as its predecessors did.
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Dukan’s Dumb Idea
From Courthouse News Service: LOS ANGELES (CN) – A class action claims Florida-based BPI Sports’ bodybuilding and dietary supplements “contain a dangerous amphetamine-like ingredient that poses a serious health risk and has potentially life-threatening side effects.” … “At the time plaintiffs Clint Eskenazi and Camden Brady … purchased and used the products, they were unaware
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Class Action Suit Filed Against BPI Sports Over DMAA
The press release sez it all: …the Federal Trade Commission settled charges brought against three people and two companies for deceptively advertising a supposed weight-loss supplement ingredient. One defendant is banned from making any weight-loss claims related to foods, drugs, or dietary supplements and must turn over a vacation home and other assets to the
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FTC Orders Hoodia Scammers to Turn Over Assets
Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last week or so, I’m sure you’ve heard about the latest study on dietary supplements. If you go by the headlines (as many folks simply scanning the news do), I wouldn’t blame you for concluding that dietary supplements are dangerous, in general - at least for older women.
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Vites and Minerals are Dietary Supplements; but Not all Dietary Supplements are Vites and Minerals