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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

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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

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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

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