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Many alternative therapies have made their way into the mainstream, but how do you know what really works? From acupuncture to vega testing, our monographs cover all the latest research on alternative therapies to help you make an educated decision on whether or not to use these therapies.Explore
You may have heard the phrase "functional foods," but what does it mean? What can functional foods -such as soy, oatmeal, and calcium-fortified products- do for us? And should we be eating more of them? Learn about the latest scientific evidence about the benefits of these foods.Explore
The basis of homeopathy is that a substance that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure an ailing person of similar symptoms. While many anecdotal reports claim that these therapies are helpful, most medical professionals do not believe this practice has any merit. Browse topics that explain the details of homeopathy and thoroughly review the studies done on these remedies for a variety of health conditions.Explore
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