All posts by Dr. Richard Saint Cyr

Chicken Soup: Can It Really Fight A Cold?

chickensoupSo was your mother actually correct in telling you to finish your chicken soup because it’s good for you? Perhaps.

Chicken soup has been considered an aid to the common cold and flu for centuries, by many cultures. In 2001 an interesting research paper (link at bottom of post) showed that chicken soup actually slowed down neutrophil activity and movements in test tubes.… Read the rest

The Top Supplements of 2009

One of my favorite consumer websites is from ConsumerLab.com; they perform independent testing of the common supplements, herbs and vitamins that most of us use. Consider it the Consumer Reports of supplements. They charge to use the site but they have a free weekly newsletter, which this week had the following survey results of the most common supplements of 2009:

Fish oil/omega-3 supplements were used by 74.0%
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