Author - Antonietta Cerroni, Ph.D.

Update: Health Canada Strengthens Warnings on Labels for Green Tea Extract after Safety Review

A recent safety review of Green Tea Extract by Health Canada has prompted the agency to reinforce label warnings, as announced on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  The changes are in response to yet another case of liver and kidney injury caused by a diet supplement. Health Canada is now asking...

Wondering why you cannot tolerate antidepressants? SSRIs can cause Serotonin Syndrome

This blog was originally posted on Nov 17th 2016, and revised and updated. Many people diagnosed with depression cannot tolerate antidepressants even at low doses. To treat the symptoms of depression, patients often try different medications to no avail; nothing seems to work or they cause intolerable side effects. In...