Friday, May 04, 2012

Natural Controversies: Free Webinar May 15th at 7 PM (CT)

I'm giving a free public webinar May 15th 7 pm CT on Natural Controversies. Register here: and use this code for free registration as my guest: SPKGST5629

We’ve all seen contradictory information about natural health products. Sensational reports may depict certain ones as always good or bad for us, but these are often based on inaccurate information. A combination of ignorance, bias, and other errors contribute to this mass confusion.

Take a look at the scientific data that reveals the truth behind some Natural Controversies:

  • What are some of the dieting secrets that work long term?
  • Some experts claim that all sugars are the same to the body; others claim that certain sweeteners like fructose are bad for you. What’s good and bad about fructose and how does it work in the body?
  • Aren’t the vitamins and minerals in food better for us than the forms commonly used in dietary supplements?
  • A few years ago, doctors routinely warned us against taking high doses of vitamin D but now it’s the latest thing.
    • How much vitamin D is considered healthy?
    • What are the safety limits?
    • What is the difference between its forms, D-2 and D-3?
  • Some fish oils are in a triglyceride form while others are in a form called ethyl esters. What are the differences and benefits of each form?
  • Soy foods are highly controversial; with some health gurus warning against its use and others promoting it as an important health food. What does science tell us about the safety of soy foods versus their potential benefits?

• Vitamin E had been touted as important to cardiovascular health until recent studies questioned its safety. Is it safe, at what levels, and why is there so much controversy over this basic essential nutrient?

• Are stearates hydrogenated? Bad for us?

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