Dr. Chaney’s Sequel: Slaying The Supplement Myths

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Last week, I did a review of Dr. Steve Chaney’s first book that came out last year: Slaying the Food Myths. If you missed that, I encourage you to go back and check it out. This second book followed soon after. It focuses on the food supplement myths that are being perpetuated by both vitamin companies and individuals on the internet.

Proper nutrition is key to our optimal health, healing and prevention. However, if consumers are confused about what’s beneficial and what’s not, excellent health will be hard to come by.

While more parents are reading food supplement labels, even fewer are understanding what they mean. This is why I appreciate Dr. Chaney’s well-trained objective voice of truth and reason. He cuts to the facts about the food supplement industry and helps educate his readers to discern between truth and hype.

Lies of The Supplement Industry

Food supplement companies are a dime a dozen. Everywhere you shop, vitamins and their labels of promises line the shelves. So many choices. So many options. But the truth behind those labels is veiled if you’re not sure what to look for or what questions to ask.

Dr. Chaney focuses the whole first section of his book on this one area–How do you find a company you can trust? Some of his topics in this first section include:

  • Understanding the different types of vitamins
  • The Truth behind Methylfolate
  • Quality Claims vs. Reality
  • Junk Science vs. Real Science
  • Supplements that are Dangerous

This section ends with practical tips so that we can be wiser consumers in this area. As parents, we need to be equipped to help our kids make safe and effective choices in this area too.

Debunking Specific Food Supplement Myths

The second section of “Slaying the Supplement Myths” focuses on a whole range of specific supplements and their conflicting claims on the internet. You’ll find the real science behind soy protein benefits, the role of calcium supplementation, vitamin E and heart disease, and so much more. I can’t say enough great things about the information packed into this resource!

Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 then close the book with practical advice on who should be using food supplements and how to choose the best multivitamin. Again, I believe every parent needs Dr. Chaney’s two books in their home as a trusted guide and resource to the confusing claims in the nutrition industry today.

You can easily find this book on Amazon, and you can subscribe to weekly posts from Dr. Chaney directly through his website, Health Tips From the Professor.


Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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