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(Asparagus officinalis)   Native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe, asparagus is a member of the Lily family, related to onions, leeks, and garlic.  Asparagus means “shoot” or “sprout” in Greek, a fitting name as the ancient Greeks were one of the first to cultivate this sprout nearly 3,000 years ago.  During the Middle… Continue Reading

Over 50 percent of the adult U.S. population uses supplements, according to the latest data from the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This compares with 43 percent from about 20 years ago.   Supplement usage was compiled from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a continuous national… Continue Reading