Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

February 6, 2015 10:02 PM

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Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Supplements are not silver bullets, not even when they contain exactly what they claim. So some degree of pushback against the fatuous notion that some dose of some nutrient can fix all that ails us, and that everything natural (or claiming to be) is intrinsically virtuous, wise, and salubrious -- w...

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