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February 17, 2009

Healthy Living: Blah, blah, blah, blog...

Blog Admittedly, not every day is a blogerific day. In fact, some days it is really challenging to find something interesting to write about – but we try. (Somehow, I still manage to have an opinion about practically everything).

Here’s what’s on the healthy lifestyle news breakfast buffet this morning:

1. Multi-vitamins don’t do a damn bit of good. Marsha?! Is that true? Help us!! We’ve all been swallowing horse pills of every shape, size, and formulation for the past (fill in the blank) years and now we're being told to no avail? (I think you’re going to tell us to eat our vegetables, but I’ll leave that up to you).

2. Big bellies are a headache. Really? No kidding! Seriously, what next?

3. Starbucks may be giving middle management a stroke this past month, but not consumers! And I was feeling guilty about my two gigantor mugs of Starbucks French Roast every morning...

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You read my mind, Cindy. I have heard all the noise about multivitamins not being of much help, but I'm really not an expert here. Except I do have my opinions. :) In this area, it's that whole foods are the way to go. We don't know enough about nutrition to condense it all down and put it in a pill. So it doesn't surprise me when these studies show taking vitamins doesn't seem to add benefit. I wonder, though, if they studied people who had really poor diets? Of course, that wouldn't be anyone who reads this blog. :) If you're worried the scientists could be wrong (like that has never happened before), you may be safe with multivits that contain no more than 100% of the recommended daily dose. Just to be sure.... But remember, I'm not a dr; I only play one on this blog. Not really, I play a registered dietitian, and I am one! But the legals say you should always check with your doctor to make sure about things like this (and is your doctor really up on nutrition? Likely not.) I'll stop now....

Posted by: marsha | Feb 17, 2009 1:55:03 PM

I've always gone back and forth on this issue, because most of my life when i've taken a multi or whatever other supplement, i've never really noticed a discernable difference. of course, i had and have the patience of a gnat. i will say that when i started taking larger doses of biotin my fingernails grew like nobody's business and that was a good thing. i'm rambling...

Posted by: cindy | Feb 18, 2009 12:39:06 PM

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