Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vitamin therapy is healthy alternative

Mike Eams didn't eat very well and drank a lot of coffee and energy drinks to get him through the day.

Then he made a New Year's resolution to get healthier.

He talked to his doctor about other ways to boost his energy without caffeine and was told to eat well and take a multivitamin and B vitamins, which are good for stress relief.

"I'm not sure if it works as a placebo, but I feel a lot better," says Eams, who followed the doctor's advice and added ginseng, too. "I feel I have more energy and I don't have to drink caffeine or coffee all day."

Eams is one of millions of Canadians who take vitamins to improve their health. In fact, so many people are using so-called alternative therapies that medical students now learn about them in school. ...more

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