But as many of us are still a little out of touch with the way our bodies feel, it can be helpful to use something like Health Reviser’s Health Snapshot on a daily basis. This health program will allow you to see just how healthy you are now and then you can track this progress from day to day. In just a few minutes, the program will measure the health in your body, allowing you to see whether you need to make more changes to your diet and exercise plan or if you are on the road to good health. Convenient to use and helpful for long term health assessment and monitoring, Health Snapshot allows you to see whether you need to make changes to your life – and then you can see how these changes improve your health.
A more serious trend today is extra ingredients in supplements. Some “herbal” supplements have been found to contain prescription drugs or other compounds that are not listed on their labels. For example, some supplement ads are targeted to men as “enhancers” or muscle builders. Certain of these so-called “supplements” have been found to contain substances much like Viagra ® or Cialis ® , and have been recalled. “Prostate health” supplements have been found to contain terazosin, a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Other ads target women and tout the supplement as an aid to weight loss. Some of these “weight loss supplements” contained the weight loss drug sibutramine, which was banned in the United States because of the risk of heart attack and stroke. The supplement makers recall these only after they have been found to have these illegal additives. Then the FDA can seize these drugs and prosecute the companies who make them.