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MarketWatch: Dietary supplements: a $37 billion-a-year boondoggle?

Most of what is written by and about the supplements industry is just daft. This is pretty sensible. And true. What a combination. Fix what and how you eat before you start down the road of swallowing a bunch of unproven, probably ineffective, garbage.

Dietary supplements may seem like a smart way to optimize our health, yet too many of us are taking a haphazard approach to pills and powders that may not help and can potentially even hurt, experts say.

Dietary supplements are a $37 billion-a-year business in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health. Some of this consumption is medically necessary, even lifesaving. And yet, for every person who takes a supplement that’s medically warranted, experts say more of us are taking something because our neighbor or colleague swears by it.

MarketWatch: Dietary supplements: a $37 billion-a-year boondoggle? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw2o62qSk

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