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December 26, 2003

Until recently I had never heard of a vitamin called biotin. What is it good for, and what foods have it?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

December 19, 2003

Are there natural remedies for pinworms?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

December 12, 2003

My father has just been diagnosed with COPD. Do you have any suggestions on nutritional help for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

December 5, 2003

I exercise regularly, but my doctor recently said my blood pressure is too high. Why would that happen, and how can I control it?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

November 28, 2003

I know MRIs are useful in diagnosis, but I'm concerned about the possible side effects. Would a CT scan have fewer side effects?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

November 21, 2003

I would like to eliminate food additives from my diet but that seems to be an impossible task. What are the worst ones that tend to cause the most problems?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

November 14, 2003

Is salmon calcitonin as worrisome as Fosamax?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

November 7, 2003

Now that I am ready to begin a family, I wonder how the risk of premature birth can be minimized?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

October 31, 2003

Sometimes I notice that eating two foods at the same meal gives me an allergic reaction that I don't get when I eat the same two foods separately.

James Heffley, Ph.D.

October 24, 2003

I want to try supplementing with quercetin to help my allergies. How much should I take?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

October 17, 2003

Why do so few calcium supplements have phosphate? Isn't phosphate needed for bones?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

October 10, 2003

I eat a lot of canned fish, and sometimes canned beans and tomato products. Is there still lead in canned food? How can I know when a can is likely to have lead?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

October 3, 2003

What does colostrum have in it that is good for babies, and is it also good for adults?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

September 19, 2003

Is grass-fed beef healthier or better than grain-fed?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

September 12, 2003

After my third baby I didn't lose the weight I gained during pregnancy, and I have even gained some more. What is going on?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

September 5, 2003

Why can't nutritionists make up their minds about whether fat is good for you or not?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

August 29, 2003

Recently I took 300 milligrams of alpha lipoic acid after breakfast and I felt weak much of the day. Is this too much or does this mean I shouldn't take it at all?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

August 22, 2003

Is wine better for your heart than grape juice, and does the color count?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

August 15, 2003

I would like to find the best soft drink for my teenage children. How do I choose?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

August 8, 2003

A friend and I will take an extended hiking/camping vacation this fall, and I am looking for a way to get safe water on the trip without carrying it along or spending a lot of money for a water purifier. What are the options?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

August 1, 2003

I am ready to stop smoking and plan to use nicotine gum to help. Is nicotine gum safe?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

July 25, 2003

Would a silicon supplement add luster to my hair and improve my nails?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

July 18, 2003

Are organic fruits and vegetables worth the extra expense? When organic varieties are too pricey or out of season, is there any way to minimize the risks besides just rinsing and peeling?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

July 11, 2003

Are nutrients in a pill absorbed as well as nutrients in food?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

July 4, 2003

I sometimes feel calmer after drinking green tea despite its caffeine content. Could it be the theanine in the tea?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

June 27, 2003

Is coenzyme A similar to coenzyme Q? What good is coenzyme A, and how do we get it?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

June 20, 2003

Why is aspirin good for so many different things? Is there anything like aspirin among the nutrients?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

June 13, 2003

How can I tell if I have the right balance of calcium and magnesium for me?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

June 6, 2003

Is the Atkins diet a good option for weight loss?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

May 30, 2003

I'm hearing about carnosine as an "anti-aging" supplement. What else is it good for and can we get enough of it in our diet?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

May 23, 2003

Is it true that women with osteoporosis should not supplement with more than 6,000 IU daily of vitamin A? What about the vitamin A in food?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

May 16, 2003

How do we know if we're getting the right amount of copper?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

May 9, 2003

The SARS outbreak terrifies me, and I want to do what I can to protect myself. Are there any nutrients that might help?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

May 2, 2003

Can you tell me the benefits of taking potassium? Is there enough in my multivitamin/mineral? What foods are rich in potassium?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

April 25, 2003

Is coral calcium really better than other calcium sources?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

April 18, 2003

I recently heard about a product called NADH that can help people with chronic fatigue syndrome. I don't have that problem, but I certainly get tired sometimes and wish for something safe that would give me an energy boost. Would NADH help and at what amount?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

April 4, 2003

I would like to try SAMe for depression. What is good and what is bad about it, and is it safe?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

March 28, 2003

I would like to try SAMe for depression. What is good and what is bad about it, and is it safe?

James Heffley, Ph.D.

March 21, 2003

Q. I would like to try SAMe for depression. What is good and what is bad about it, and is...

James Heffley, Ph.D.

March 14, 2003

Q. I would like to try SAMe for depression. What is good and what is bad about it, and is...

James Heffley, Ph.D.

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