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Dietary Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

Press Release   •   Nov 12, 2011 13:51 IST

New York, NY, USA – November 12, 2011 -- Most people think nutritional supplements are healthy. But is this true? Every time a “beneficial” compound is identified in whole foods, there is a rush to isolate and process it into a pill or capsule. Supplements are certainly good for their manufacturers and those who sell them, because profits are high. Yet are they really good for your health? If you have no dietary deficiencies, will supplements improve your well-being?

“Ample nutrition is found in the variety of natural foods we've consumed for hundreds of thousands of years,” say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).

“When consumed in their natural form, from natural foods, these nutrients are obviously necessary and beneficial to our health,” say the Griesels. “When processed and taken in isolation, their effect should be likened to a drug. In specific cases, they can be helpful, but used indiscriminately and as a substitute or remedy for a poor diet, it is likely they do more harm than good. But because these compounds are considered ‘natural’ and their effects are usually not as powerful as drugs, people consider them harmless.”

The Griesels urge all to read a cautionary article ( on calcium supplements, on the website of noted health specialist Dr. Joseph Mercola. “Please consider any and all supplements you may be taking,” says Tom.

Dian adds, “When your diet is composed of a variety of natural foods, supplements are rarely if ever necessary. Use the money you spend on supplements to purchase and eat the most fresh and natural foods you can find and afford. This is the only road to optimal health.”

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