Don’t Be Dangerously Distracted and Diverted, Part 1

By Brittany | May 29, 2012 | Category: Lifestyle and Health
Don’t Be Dangerously Distracted and Diverted, Part 1
By Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Dudley P. Baker Endowed Professor, Research and Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Director, Division of Research Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Scott & White Clinic/Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

In my past Lifestyle & Health columns, I’ve discussed Make Movement Mandatory, Critique Caloric Consumption, and Stifle Stress and Sever Suffering. But, how can we and our patients incorporate these habits into our lives that can foster health and happiness? I think it’s important that we “Don’t Be Dangerously Distracted and Diverted.” To quote Dr Jeff Clark, a friend and Scott & White neurologist, "It's a culture war!" Today, we are constantly being bombarded with images of lifestyles and products that are anything but a set-up for long-term health and happiness. We literally have to question everything

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Are Your Vitamin Supplements Curing You or Killing You?

Are Your Vitamin Supplements Curing You or Killing You?
By Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Dudley P. Baker Endowed Professor, Research and Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Director, Division of Research Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Scott & White Clinic/Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

Are any readers of this blog NOT on a vitamin, mineral, or other type of supplement such as glucosamine/chondroitin or omega fatty acids? Among the elderly, use of supplements has increased dramatically over the past two decades. An estimated $20 billion is spent annually on these products. While originally thought to be helpful and not harmful, high doses of certain dietary supplements have been shown to have no benefit and sometimes increase health risks.

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