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Do you remember going in as a kid to get your inoculations? Vaccines? Do you love going in to the doctor’s office to get a shot? I don’t. When working through the 5 R’s of Gut Restoration, Reinoculate is the third “R”. (I skipped over the second “R” because I covered it…(Read More)

Erica Melling, is an intern in the University of Houston internship who is working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian. She wrote this post while she was with me earlier this month. Great job Erica! We live in a society of instant gratification. We don’t want to wait for the mailman; e-mail brings responses…(Read More)

. . . Then it probably is.  Celebrety trainer Jillian Michaels is facing, to date, three lawsuits based on her supplements.  On the package of one product, Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control™, it states “Two Capsules Before Main Meals And You Lose Weight. . .That’s It.”  Really?  All I have to do to lose weight…(Read More)

I had the pleasure of spending last week in Bethesda at a research practicum put on by the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.  It was four and a half days of supplements, who takes them and why, laws, regulations, enforcement, conducting research on, researching, etc. dietary supplements.  I learned a lot and…(Read More)

ODS Practicum Day 3

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I knew from the outset Day 3 was going to be interesting. In my mind, I’ve named it “The Day O’Spin.” You’ll see why. . . . We met at the Russell Senate Office building to hear from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) who was the sponsor of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act…(Read More)

ODS Practicum Day 2

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The second day of the ODS Practicum proved to be just as busy as the first. Again, I had an early breakfast at the Tastee Diner. My hotel is about a ten minute walk to the NIH campus which is a nice way to start the day. Today’s morning agenda was one that really…(Read More)

ODS Practicum Day 1

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I had high expectations prior to attending the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Supplement Practicum. My expectations have already been exceeded.The day started off with an early alarm (how early does it get light here? it was already full light when my alarm went off at 5:30). I got…(Read More)

I applied and was accepted to attend the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplement’s (ODS) Supplement Practicum. This is the third year the ODS had held the practicum. Here is what the ODS Practicum website states as the purpose/goals:This 5-day intensive practicum will provide a thorough overview…(Read More)

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