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A San Diego reader weighs in about multivitamins vs. whole foods

Margaret K. from San Diego wrote me this after my blog series on multivitamins: Here is my experience with vitamins. I bet I have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins and vitamin programs over the last 30 years. If I had it to do again-I would not spend one dime on them. they are just […]

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My DRUG BUST (Should I Take Multivitamins? postscript or part 6)

Just a funny postscript to my comments about multivitamins: My mother tried, with marginal success at best, a number of multi-level marketing businesses while I was growing up. She was an early Shaklee distributor, for many years. Shaklee was on the forefront of the fledgling vitamin supplement industry, circa 1980. I remember her demos where […]

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Should I Take Supplements? Part 5 of 6

In a nutshell, as I put thousands of people on the supplements and tracked their subsequent antioxidant scan results, their levels increased only marginally. I gathered data from thousands of supplement takers over the course of a year before I left that business completely. (At one point during the year, I was the fastest-growing distributorship […]

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Should I Take Vitamins? Part 4 of 6

Dr. Blaine Chambers says this (verbatim, not edited): “You are ringing my bell now. Your emphatic ‘No’ to multivitmins is quite harsh and certainly not good advice. Also, you assume all vitamins are ‘synthetic.’ My multivitamin by NutraPerfect is one designed by me that is a food grade natural vitamin with no synthetics. I agree […]

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Should I Take Multivitamins? Part 3 of 5 now!

You know from my last two days’ posts what I think about the false safety net of multivitamins. I was not trying to being comprehensive when I suggest that some specific supplementation may be appropriate for some people. (Note that I was responding to the question, “Should I take MULTIVITAMINS?” Not “Should I ever take […]

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