1. Do multivitamins really work?

    Don't throw out your vitamins yet

    Take your vitamins, and toss 'em right out the window -- because they're a waste of time and money, according to an angry new editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    The editorial even declares the "case is closed." That's how science works, right? You make a big, bold statement, and then declare it's no longer open for debate.


    One of the authors of the editorial has had it out for vitamins for years, but he's a guy who barely does a lick of the actual science himself. No, his game is to cherry-pick other studies that agree with his agenda.

    That's not science. That's a vendetta.

    So here he is, cherry-picking away -- yammering on, for example, about a recent study that supposedly proves multivitamins won't prevent cognitive decline.

    Now, I'll leave aside the fact that the study found little real cognitive decline in anyone, whether they were on a placebo or vitamin. You can't really claim vitamins failed to prevent a disease if it never showed up in the first place.

    No, the real issue is that multivitamins aren't magic brain pills -- and no one ever claimed they were.

    Multivitamins are there to cover you on the basics by supporting your overall health and immune system. But when you're facing serious disease, you need to break out some bigger guns.

    In this case, high-dose B vitamins have proven to slow, stop and even reverse the signs of cognitive decline -- and they do it so well that B vitamins are being rushed to market right now as the next great dementia "drug."

    Another cherry-picked study claims vitamins won't stop future heart problems in heart attack patients.

    Again, I'll leave aside the big, glaring flaw: More than half the patients in the study stopped taking their vitamins, so you'd have to be brain dead to make any grand statements based on that ("Case is closed" comes to mind here).

    No, the real issue is that a heart attack goes beyond the scope of a multi the way a nine-inch gash goes beyond the reach of a Band-Aid. When you've had a heart attack, you need more -- you need a few nutrients you won't find in a typical multi, such as coenzyme Q10 and magnesium.

    Oh, and unlike the author of the editorial I can provide you a STACK of studies to back up those claims.

    So don't toss your multivitamin just yet. Just remember it's not a magic cure all pill but rather a starting point -- not the "case is closed" final word on your nutrition.

  2. Multivitamins beat breast cancer

    Multis with minerals slash breast risk

    Ladies, when it comes to breast cancer, you can take everything the mainstream is throwing at you and throw it right in the trash -- because mammograms, screenings, "early treatment" and more have wrecked more lives than they'll ever save.

    But that doesn't mean you need to sit back, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

    There's one simple step you can take right now that really can save your life and protect you from the deadliest types of breast tumors -- and you won't hear a peep about it from the Pink Ribbon Mafia.

    It's your multivitamin!

    If you're among the 60 percent of adult women not taking a multi, get started now -- because a multivitamin with minerals can slash your risk of death from breast cancer by 30 percent, according to a new study.

    Note the key word in there... because it's not just a reduction in the risk of
    "breast cancer," an overly broad category that includes all the harmless tumors docs want to hack out anyway.

    It's a reduction in the risk of DEATH from breast cancer -- a very specific and very real benefit.

    Mammograms can't promise that. Heck, those boob-squishing screenings can crush a harmless tumor and then zap it with radiation -- and if that's not a recipe for CAUSING a deadly cancer, I don't know what is.

    (For more of the horrible truth behind mammograms click here to read a free report in the Daily Dose archives.)

    So forget the screenings and pass on the pink ribbons and just take your multivitamins with minerals instead. Just be sure you start today, because the study only finds benefits if you're on the multi before you're diagnosed.

  3. Multivitamins improve mood & reduce stress

    A daily multivitamin can help improve the mood and reduce levels of stress, anxiety and fatigue, according to a new study.
  4. The truth about multivitamins

    A new study claims multivitamins may not protect the heart in men -- but is that really why people take these vitamins in the first place?
  5. Another hit job on vitamins

    The latest bit of half-baked research finds that multivitamins don't help stage III colorectal cancer patients to live longer... as if that's the reason anyone's taking them in the first place!
  6. Latest "research" is nothing but a hit job on multivitamins

    A new study is claiming that there is zero evidence that multivitamins can be effective preventatives of heart disease and cancer in women.
  7. Lifesavers they say can kill…

    A safe form of health therapy you can buy without a prescription (but not necessarily off the shelf) that the medical mainstream is now calling a killer: Multivitamins.

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