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Adaptogenic or Medicinal Mushrooms 4/20/2009

The three medicinal mushrooms--maitake, shiitake, and reishi--are the most important and widely used mushrooms in alternative medicine.

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The FDA, Vitamins, and the Dietary Supplement Industry 10/17/2008

A look at the FDA and regulation of vitamins in the United States is revealing for the pharmacist.

To Tea or Not to Tea 5/20/2008

While there have been many studies extolling the medical virtues of drinking tea, a group of Egyptian scientists discovered that green tea is particularly effective when taking an antibiotic to fight resistant superbugs.

Vitamins and Minerals Still a Mystery to Most Americans 4/18/2008

A survey conducted by the not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) revealed that Americans might not be as savvy about the real nutritional value of the vitamins and minerals that many of us take on a daily basis.

Cinnamon–More Than Just a Flavoring Agent 12/20/2007

It is impossible to obtain the strong, sweet, and inviting aroma of cinnamon bread and cookies without cinnamon; however, cinnamon is more than just another flavoring agent.

Drug Interactions with Vitamins and Minerals 1/23/2007

Vitamins and minerals serve crucial functions in almost all bodily processes and must be obtained from foods or supplements, as our bodies are unable to make them.

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