2017 05 09 HM Dietary Supplements 2

This is Health Matters, picking up where we left off last week. The question being, do we need dietary supplements to stay healthy? “Manufacturers add hundreds of ingredients to their processed food. Ingredients that were completely unknown to the human digestive tract until the mid-twentieth century.”

Health Matters is a production of KIDE Hoopa CA.  Produced and written by Cynthia Poten. Engineered by Joseph Orozco. Our readers were Kristen Marshall, Taushona Moon and Joseph Orozco. Thank you for listening. Your health adds to the health of our community.



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Anahad O’Connor (February 3, 2015). “New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers” (the “Well” blog). The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2015.

“What’s wrong with herbal remedies They might not contain what they claim—and probably don’t work, either”. Consumer Reports. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.

Skip the Supplements, Paul A. Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Sarah Erush, the clinical manager in the pharmacy department of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The New York Times, December 14, 2013.

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