Advice from a Physician to Liberate us from Snake Oil

The majority of the population in the United States take one or more dietary supplements – these include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products – which are not effective and possibly dangerous to one’s health. Supplements come in different forms: tablets, capsules, and powders, and even drinks.  Dr. Morton E. Tavel, MD, discusses his new book “Health Tips, Myths and Tricks: A Physician’s Adviceto liberate us from Snake Oil.

Dr. Morton Tavel was a practicing specialist in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine for over four decades. He is the author of three books: Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks – A Physician’s Advice; Snake Oil is Alive and Well; and Hell in the Heavens. Dr. Tavel served as a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and regularly taught medical trainees at all levels. He has also presented numerous lectures and speeches before audiences across the globe. He authored over 130 articles for research publications, editorials, book reviews, and a full medical text. He has served as past president of state and local divisions of the American Heart Association. He received his college and medical degrees from Indiana University. Scholastic honors include graduating summa cum laude and membership in the honorary societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha.

He was a consulting cardiologist for the Care Group, Inc., a division of St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, and was the director of their cardiac rehabilitation program.

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