About The Author

Dr. Steve Chaney received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Duke University and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from UCLA. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the time of his retirement he held the title of Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Chaney is:

  • A bestselling author. His book “Slaying the Food Myths” was an Amazon bestseller in three categories
  • An award-winning professor who taught human metabolism and nutrition to first year medical and dental students for 40 years. He was named “Basic Science Teacher of the Year” several times by the first-year medical students and was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Academy of Educators upon his retirement in 2012.
  • An internationally recognized scientist who has published over 100 papers and 12 reviews in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was internationally known for his research on the biochemistry of anticancer drugs. He helped develop a drug that represents a major advance in the treatment of colon cancer and was a featured speaker at 6 international symposia on anticancer drugs.
  • A recognized expert who wrote two chapters on nutrition for the first 6 editions of “Textbook Of Biochemistry With Clinical Correlations”, one of the leading biochemistry textbooks for medical students. He founded his https://healthtipsfromtheprofessor.com weekly blog upon his retirement from the University of North Carolina.
  • A highly sought-after speaker on the topic of holistic approaches to health.

Dr. Chaney is committed to helping people lead healthier lives. In his 40+ years of teaching medical students and public speaking, Dr. Chaney realized just how confusing supplementation was to the average person. One day, supplements are going to cure you. The next day they are going to kill you. One day, fish oil is good for you. The next day it is called snake oil. For this book Dr. Chaney searched the literature to find science-based information about supplementation. He will guide you through the maze of claims and counter claims, so you can choose a supplement program that is best for you.

On the other hand, there are supplement companies with no quality controls and no proof their products work. There are companies that lie to you, and companies that manufacture products they know are dangerous. In this book Dr. Chaney shines a light into the dark corners of the supplement industry. He guides you through the maze of hype, incompetence, and deception so you can choose supplements that are both safe and effective.