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Four Important Steps To Take Before You Take That Supplement

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April 20, 2000
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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A Cedars-Sinai Medical Center internist who has also studied herbal and other “alternative” approaches to health care, says the Internet and other sources of information and health products are giving patients greater control of their own care, but a great deal of caution should be exercised.

LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2000) ---- Botanical remedies, herbal supplements, alternative treatments. Science has long frowned upon some of the medicinal potions and practices of the Eastern world and those from bygone eras in the West. But many of the disdained “old wives’ tales” have been showing up in over-the-counter preparations produced by legitimate pharmaceutical companies. The effects of medicinal herbs and Chinese techniques are even being recognized by some medical doctors in crisp white shirts who until recently would have expressed their skepticism by peering over the tops of their glasses.


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