Aren’t we all looking for ways to be healthier and more energetic? Ever since Euell Gibbons espoused the value of natural foods, young people and fogies alike have been replacing bad nutritional choices with “positive alternatives”. In the 1970’s, the health food market boomed. Successful industries followed, featuring herbal remedies, dietary supplements, super vitamins, and snake oil….woops, did we say “snake oil”?!
Well, what else do you call it when the unquestioned value of taking fish oil supplements has been dashed by new studies that link the use of fish oil with higher incidence of prostate cancer in men? WTF? Certainly, there are more enjoyable ways for men to increase their health risks than popping a gel cap of smelly goo BID (or is it TID or QID?). This is what we get for trying to be healthier?!
Every day, it seems, contradictory studies are released about diet and nutrition. Beware of the hype, Fogies friends…don’t stick just anything in your mouth. And it’s a good idea to limit your intake of White Castle burgers to 5 at a time.
If you still believe whatever you read, here are some interesting links: