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The Conversation Continues: Vitamins & Supplements

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A recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show explored the topic of alternative medicines and addressed specifically those medicines we take orally ' namely vitamins and supplements.'  Dr. Steve Novella, a contributing writer to the Science-Based Medicine blog, was a guest on the show and argued that 'alternative medicines' aren't really alternative at all.'  Rather, they are just one part of the store of treatments on which doctors rely to treat patients effectively.'  On his blog, Dr. Novella responded further by saying, "We spend a great deal of time acquiring expertise in a long list of sectarian and controversial treatments, so that we can discuss them with authority."

' For more information about vitamins and supplements, refer to our most recent Prepared Patient feature article and Bob Stewart's experience with supplements.

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