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Oh My, There is Cyanide in B12 Supplements. Really.

17 Aug 2022

There are many things in life to worry about but cyanide in vitamin B12 supplements is not one of them. Why do I bring this up? Because of a video that has been circulating about “the toxic...

Myths About Vitamins are Hard to Dislodge

30 Jun 2022

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette....

Is it true that you cannot eat polar bear liver?

6 Oct 2021

You could eat it. If you are lucky, you would live to regret it. That's because the liver could be lethal! You could overdose on retinol!

Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID? Seems Not

25 Jun 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

Health Supplements: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7 May 2021

It is always a challenge to find a catchy headline for an article. For this one, a connection to the classic 1966 “spaghetti western” that propelled Clint Eastwood to fame seems fitting. The film...

Let The Sunshine In on COVID-19

7 May 2020

Mention Vitamin D and thoughts usually turn to bone strength. That is understandable since the relationship between this vitamin and the incorporation of calcium and phosphorus into bone is well...

Fishing for Evidence on Omega-3s and Dry Eyes

12 Feb 2020

Are omega-3s the new vitamin C? In the past few years, these fats, primarily found in fish and flaxseeds, have acquired a reputation as veritable superheroes. Have arthritis? Try omega-3s! Don’t...

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

It Hasn't Been a Good Year for Vitamin D

15 Nov 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

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