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April 22, 2013
The Safety of Tarragon
Long-standing concerns about certain isolated components of the spice tarragon have broadened into questions about the safety of even the leaves themselves.
July 19, 2012
Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses
Measuring the effects of a plant-based diet on the expression of hundreds of different genes at a time, a research group found that an antioxidant rich portfolio of plant foods such as berries,..
June 27, 2012
Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
The antioxidant, phytonutrient, and vitamin content of basil grown in water (hydroponic) is compared to basil grown in soil.
June 26, 2012
Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy
For the same reason aspirin should be avoided in pregnancy, chamomile has such powerful anti-inflammatory properties that regular consumption may result in a serious fetal heart problem, premature..
June 4, 2012
Dangerous Advice From Health Food Store Employees
Employees in natural food stores have been caught giving advice that is not only scientifically baseless, but also risky and downright dangerous.
June 1, 2012
Bad Advice From Health Food Store Employees
Most health food store supplement aisle employees have little or no training and make wildly dissimilar recommendations. Even when they're consistent, the levels of active ingredients in supplements..
January 23, 2012
Get the Lead Out
Toxic heavy metal contamination of Ayurvedic dietary supplements is in most cases intentional.
January 20, 2012
Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
Triphala, a combination of three fruits--amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits—is the most commonly used herbal formulation in Ayurvedic medicine and may have powerful anti-cancer properties...
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