Miracle Health Product Claims - Fact or Fiction?

Patients often ask Dr. Wells for her opinion on certain “miracle” products that they’ve seen advertised or been told about by a friend. From the newest exercise equipment (“You too can have 6 pack abs!”) to the juice of a berry that grows only in some remote corner of the globe (“Rich in antioxidants! Reverses aging!”), these products' claims are certainly enticing. Yet they leave you wondering if it’s almost too good to be true. What’s a reasonable person to think?

Well, there is no magic bullet. That is myth. Healing is a natural process and you cannot cheat it with chemicals or other interventions. The real miracle is the human body’s innate capacity to heal itself!

…a product primer

To assist you in sorting out the fact from the fiction in product claims, Dr. Wells has put together this list of recommendations…

  1. Keep it simple. Choose exercise equipment that is inexpensive, low tech, and easily accessible, such as any unstable surface (stability ball or foam pad) and resistance bands or dumbbells.
  2. Nutritional supplements are meant to supplement a healthy diet. If you’re eating garbage, a pill won’t fix your problems! Eat real food, then supplement with nutrients to target a specific problem or condition.
  3. Rely on quality research findings along with a healthy dose of common sense. We’ve chosen Karuna and Metagenics for our supplement needs. Their product formulas are based on independent human clinical research trials, and their product content and quality is verified by independent labs.

Dr. Pamela Wells is a Chiropractor Serving Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View and the Silicon Valley.