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Weekly Health Quiz: Herbs, Vegetables and Obesity


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1 Adaptogenic herbs — such as ashwagandha, tulsi, rhodiola and ginseng — protect and improve your health by helping your body adapt to:

  • Stress, regardless of the source

    Adaptogens are unique in that they help your body adapt to stress, in part by regulating hormones and improving your immune function. Learn more.

  • Climactic changes (changes in temperature)
  • Assaults by never-before-encountered microbes
  • Potential allergens, including seasonal allergens


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