A review and meta-analysis reported in the May 9, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found a protective effect for orally-administered probiotics against diarrhea that often develops as a response to antibiotic drugs. *While antibiotics destroy harmful as well as beneficial bacteria, probiotics consist of beneficial live microorganisms whose presence in […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins. It is warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness. *The FDA has removed a long-standing warning advising routine monitoring of liver
What do elevated blood sugar levels, depression, and excess weight have in common? They all may improve with chromium supplements.
Chromium, an essential dietary mineral, plays a central role in how the body uses insulin to burn sugars, carbs, fats, and proteins for energy. Because of this insulin-enhancing role, chromium can be especially helpful in controlling, and sometimes reversing, some of the symptoms of prediabetes and type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. *Chromium supplements, which are commonly