MedShadow Features

How Safe and Effective Are Bioidentical Hormone Therapies?

December 14, 2017

(Ed’s note: Please note that hormone therapy is not recommended by any medical organizations for prevention of chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, but remains a first-line recommended treatment for menopausal symptoms. See the bottom of the article for a recent update to USPSTF recommendations on Continue Reading →

Recipes for Pain Relief

December 7, 2017

We found some simple recipes that use Dr. Rosenthal’s principles in ‘Doctor, I Hurt’ — Food as the Ultimate Prescription for Pain Relief. Enjoy!


For Muscle Aches

We found this fabulous morning oatmeal recipe that combines many of the foods that decrease muscle pain. Bonus Continue Reading →

‘Doctor, I Hurt’ — Food as the Ultimate Prescription for Pain Relief

December 7, 2017

We are a nation in pain. We need relief and we want it now. This collective way of thinking has landed us in a social and economic opioid crisis of massive proportions. We are now facing a public health emergency. We need a different approach; we need a better type Continue Reading →

15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid

November 30, 2017

Identified by an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers.

You can download this PDF to find out more about the panel and how the ingredients were selected.

Ingredient Claimed Benefits Risks Aconite

Also called: Aconiti tuber, aconitum, angustifolium, monkshood, radix aconti, wolfsbane Reduces Continue Reading →

Popular Supplements, Claims for Them, and Alternative Approaches

November 30, 2017

Claim: Build Stronger Bones Supplements: Calcium and Vitamin D

Taking daily calcium pills can increase bone density in people over 50 years old by 1 to 2 percent. But that’s not enough to prevent fractures, according to recent research. And contrary to popular belief, vitamin D alone doesn’t build Continue Reading →

The (Many) Problems With Supplements

November 30, 2017

Dietary supplements — vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, and a growing list of other “natural” substances — have migrated from health food stores to supermarkets and into mainstream medicine over the past 25 years.

They are widely touted and often hyped, taken regularly by some 100 million Americans — half Continue Reading →

Choosing the Right Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

November 16, 2017

Medications to treat enlarged prostate can improve urinary symptoms, but also cause sexual side effects. Surgical solutions can cause sexual side effects, too. No wonder so many men delay seeking treatment!

“There is significant fear in men,” said Alex Shteynshlyuger, MD, director of urology at New York Urology Specialists. “I Continue Reading →