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Dietary supplements often promise more than they deliver

Posted May 29, 2014, 4:00 pm, Updated February 23, 2015, 1:11 pm Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter Years ago, troubled by intermittent bouts of intense nausea that befuddled my doctor, I turned to a naturopath for help. In addition to suggesting some changes in diet, she recommended an herbal supplement called slippery elm bark. I dutifully took it for several weeks. My nausea faded away and hasnít returned. Iíll never know…

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