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Panax ginseng

Ginseng is an herb which should be considered when dealing with immune function, psychologic function (stress), and diabetes.  This herb has a long history of use in Asian cultures.  While this article refers to Panax ginseng another plant with slightly different properties which should also be considered is American ginseng. The herbal remedies referred to as “ginseng” are derived from the roots […]

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Fast food: unfriendly and unhealthy.

Food for thought before entering the drive through line at the fast food restaurant, is this a good choice? Although nutrition experts might be able to navigate the menus of fast-food restaurant chains, and based on the nutritional information, compose apparently ‘healthy’ meals, there are still many reasons why frequent fast-food consumption at most chains […]

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Colds and influenza: a review of diagnosis and conventional, botanical, and nutritional considerations.

The school season has started therefore the cold and flu season is upon us.  The following information on herbs and vitamins is worth reviewing for the prevention of winter illnesses. The common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits in the United States and annually results in 189 million lost school days. In the […]

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