Scrutinizing Supplements: The Hype And The Hope

Aug 10, 2015

Millions of Americans swear by them, from the daily multivitamin to herbal remedies claiming to cure various ailments. And while some supplements have solid science behind them, others have been questioned by research. Meanwhile, recent reports have found that some products don’t contain the ingredients listed on their labels.

 This program originally aired on April 14, 2015.


  • Jesse Morrell: Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition at UNH.
  • Anahad O’Connor: reporter for The New York Times, covering health, fitness, and nutrition.  
  • Dr. Paul Offit: Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He’s written several books, including “Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.”
  • David Olarsch: Naturopathic Doctor. He’s been practicing in Plymouth for thirty years.