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Short history of medicine

2000 B.C. - Eat this root
1000  B.C. - Roots are heathen. Say a Prayer
1850 A.D. - Prayer is superstition.  Take this potion
1900 A.D. - That potion is snake oil.  Take this pill
1940 A.D. - That pill is useless.  Take this antibiotic
2011 A.D. - That antibiotic is no longer effective.  EAT THIS ROOT


Fruit and Vegetable Concentrate Decreases Number of Days With Severe Cold Symptoms (click image to read about the clinical study).


Science of picky eaters

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Biochemistry of Taste