Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

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Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Founder: E-Wellness Solutions, Board Certified Holistic Health Professional, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner

Mary Jo, author, speaker and researcher, founder and director of several schools and Career Colleges:Ohio Institute of Energetic Studies, Institute of Holistic Health Careers, Great Lake School of Integrative Medicine which trained and certified students as Energy Practitioners, Board Certified Holistic Health Professionals, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner. 

For the past 25 years, she has been teaching complementary and alternative therapy and integrative health and wellness seminars at many medical schools, including The Ohio State Medical School to first year medical students.  

She has also taught and established classes at Hocking Technical College, University of Utah, Bellevue Hospital, and Blue Sky Educational Center in Milwaukee, WI. She has a private Polarity and Health and Wellness practice for 15 years and is frequently invited to speak about Holistic Health, Complementary and Alternative Health Care, and Energy Therapies at the local and national level. 

Mary Jo has a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her undergraduate work at Kent State University. She has a 30-year background in all facets of education with a focus in health science, physiology of exercise, sports training, and physical education. She is a retired assistant professor of 25 years from The Ohio State University, where she also coached national and Olympic athletes in synchronized swimming. She was a two-time Olympic coach in 1988 and 1992. 

Currently Dr. Mary Jo is CEO and founder of E-Wellness Solutions, an e-commerce platform for providing wellness, holistic health, and preventative medicine to the public through education and holistic health resources.  

Articles by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

A Season to Slow Down Rejuvenating ideas for the weary winter warrior by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Envision a dark snowy winter evening, a roaring fire in the fireplace and you are covered with a puffy down comforter while reclining in a large cushy chair. While sipping a cup of hot chamomile tea, you are getting a foot massage with warm lavender oil. Early in the day, ...
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Ancient Wisdom by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Homeopathy may be the answer to quality personal health Drops, gels or tablets? Before meals or after meals? Five drops every two hours or three drops every hour? Exploring the world of homeopathy can be an education unto itself. The selections and possibilities are endless. Calendula gel, a “califora,” is ...
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Boomers by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Boomers: Baby boomers trying to stay young; are looking beyond mainstream healthcare Not willing to give up their late-night Peter, Paul and Mary sing-alongs, baby boomers continue to jet from Europe to Asia and back again while popping their B vitamins and sipping their Breathe Easy herbal tea. Still climbing ...
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Breath of Life Asthma is a skyrocketing problem, and it’s targeting children first by Mary Jo Ruggieri

One late evening, as you are getting ready for bed, you are frightened by the wheezing and gasping sounds coming from your child’s room. “Mom, I can’t breathe.” As the short, fast, pumping breaths continue, you have this sick feeling in your stomach--what can I do? You either reach for ...
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Choices by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

You shouldn’t have to decide between traditional medicine and natural alternatives You have been diagnosed with shoulder rotator impingement. Lifting your arm above your shoulder is impossible. You have numbness in the fingers and your mid chest aches. The medical solution is to take anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants, which aggravate ...
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Consumer Beware A common ingredient may increase your risk of stroke or early death by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Open up your medicine cabinet and check to see if you have any of the following products: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine, Alka-Seltzer Plus Children’s Cold Medicine, BC Allergy Sinus Cold Medicine, Comtrex Deep Chest Cold and Congestion Relief, Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules, Coricidin “D,” Dimetapp Cold and Cough, Naldecon DX-Pediatric ...
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Defining Polarity Therapy by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

One picture is worth a thousand words! One vision creates a beautiful poem! One word of encouragement can change a person’s life! Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth are expression of the basic elements of life. Clear, concise and image provoking, the elements are the cornerstone of Polarity Therapy. Everyone ...
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Don’t Get Me Started Toxins All Around Us by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Some people say, If I eat well, do moderate exercise, take a few vitamins, do not smoke and just drink occasionally I should be healthy, right? Wrong! The red flags are flying in our faces, some even at half-mast, yet we do not pay attention. Detox is becoming a hot ...
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Energetic Evaluation Pulse of Life by Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, RPP

Polarity therapy is about Balancing the Elements of Life℠. The core of this life system is the five elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Understanding the interaction of the five elements of life — their harmony and disharmony, their functions and dysfunctions, and their relationship within a living system ...
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Energetic Structural Integration™ Energetics of Structure and Form by Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, RPP

Introduction If we totally embrace the principles and concepts of Polarity Therapy we would shout from the highest mountain that Polarity works!!! Polarity is the basis of all energy medicine!!! Polarity is the essence of bringing energy into balance and allowing energy to freely flow! We would then know that ...
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Energy: It’s All About Vibration

It’s All About Vibration All energy follows the basic laws of movement. At its most elemental level, movement is nothing more than vibration. Scientist Albert Einstein says that all energy reaches a vibratory rate faster than even the speed of light. Matter Is energy and energy is matter. One very ...
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Everything needs cleaned or detoxed by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Everything needs cleaned or detoxed by Mary Jo Ruggieri Healing occurs when the life-sustaining systems of the body function at peak performance. Unfortunately, with our environment being so toxic and with the pesticides in our food being so prevalent, we have no other choice but to detox and repair our ...
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Flower Power by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Flower Power Don’t leave home without the natural essence for stress relief Working a busy schedule without much time for rest, barely sleeping five to six hours per night when you actually need eight to 10, and talking on a cell phone as you wait in a grocery line can ...
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Flowers That Heal by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Flowers that Heal The essence of emotional well-being may be as close as your backyard garden The scent of lavender can reduce pain by 50 percent. Chamomile is proven to have a relaxing and analgesic effect for cancer patients. Marigold essential oils reduce lesions. Peppermint can offset headaches. And echinacea—a ...
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Free From Pain by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

From the tips of your toes to the top of your head, everything is affected by your posture. The way you walk will determine how your back feels. Stand in front of a mirror and take a good look. Does your head tilt to one side? Is one shoulder higher ...
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Get Angry Active, aware consumers can help stop environmental health hazards by Mary Jo Ruggieri

We read daily about disastrous environmental conditions with devastating health effects, yet we turn a deaf ear. We often believe that the risks experienced by many will not touch us personally. But taking it personally might help us become angry and this, in turn, might lead to action. Anger, which ...
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Get Your Doshas in Balance by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Ayurveda, a tradition that originated from India, is a complete holistic approach that integrates healing through the elements. The November issue of New Age magazine simply explains Ayurveda by suggesting that “Ayurveda rekindles a holistic rapport with the constituents of natureêeverything in ourselves and in our world is formed by ...
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Healthcare in the 21st Century by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

In this era of incredible technology and scientific advancement, we unfortunately still cannot cure cancer or some of the everyday diseases such as arthritis or asthma. Maybe we are looking for these cures in the wrong place! Our current healthcare system relies extensively upon the use of pharmaceuticals. There is ...
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Human Architecture by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Rolfing can restore structural balance to your body by Mary Jo Ruggieri How do you feel about the way your golf ball slices to the left? When running, does one hip always hurt because you have one shorter leg? Can’t quite get on top of your tennis serve because your ...
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Law of Attraction_It’s All About Vibration

Law of Attraction: It’s All About Vibration The term energy and its relationship to all facets of life and lifeforce has become a household word. Energy is diverse and energy is perpetual—it cannot be created; it cannot be destroyed. It can only be manifested. For energy to manifest into form ...
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Medical Revolution by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Past systems of healing and future cures for humankind share universal life energy We are about to begin a new revolution! An innovative science is emerging, a science that holds the secrets of past systems of healing and future cures for humankind. Modern physics has launched us into the Einstein ...
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Medicine’s Future by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Complementary alternative health care is here to stay. Or maybe it never left. When our grandmothers insisted upon drinking chamomile tea for an upset stomach, or warm milk with honey for a good night’s rest, did they know something we didn’t, or have we just forgotten the simple and natural ...
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Mind Clutter by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

A little meditation goes a long way toward inner peace Consciously or unconsciously, we all at some level are seeking peace of mind. Turmoil, confusion and anger present obstacles that affect a person’s inner being. Constant obsessing about details and not being able to quiet the mind creates chaos in ...
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Natural Healing by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

I have had back pain, on and off, for 20 years. I guess I will have to learn to live with it. After three back surgeries and two months of rehabilitation, my back still hurts! I have degenerating disks. I am in constant pain and take painkillers or Advil daily! ...
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Natural Medicine Cabinet by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

In 1926, cancer was the 10th most prevalent cause of death in children. In 2001 it’s the second. Every other man in America will get cancer, reports the National Cancer Institute. The rate of breast cancer for woman in 1950 was one out of 20; in 1960 it was one ...
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Nature’s Drugs Using herbs for a healthy outlook by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Brain-boosting ginko, stomach-soothing chamomile, cold-chasing echinacea and goldenseal, liver-cleansing milk thistle, anti-anxiety control St. John’s wort. All can be grown in your own back yard or used as a beautiful spring flower. And all have been and, no doubt, always will be part of our self-healthcare system. A record 158 ...
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New Age vs Old Age by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth--qualities of energy which govern the functions of the human body. All five elements are found in our body, and everywhere on our planet! The oldest of all notions of life adhere to the concept of energy and the elements. American Indians built their entire ...
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New Age vs. Old Age The inspiration for modern energy healing is found in beliefs from the past by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth--qualities of energy which govern the functions of the human body. All five elements are found in our body, and everywhere on our planet! The oldest of all notions of life adhere to the concept of energy and the elements. American Indians built their entire ...
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Oh, My Aching Back by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

It can strike at any moment. Reaching for a car door, twisting to pull a sheet off the bed or bending down to pick up the dog’s bone--the most common motion could be enough to have your back go into a spasm. The pain can be excruciating and leave you ...
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One of a Kind Emotional and Mental Component to Back Problems by Mary Jo Ruggieri

There’s absolutely no one cause of low back pain. But we do know there is an emotional and mental component to back problems. Western medicine is beginning to understand the mind-body connection, especially in the area of stress, which goes hand-in-hand with back dysfunctions. The royal pain in the butt ...
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Perpetual Motion The natural way to overcome chronic fatigue syndrome by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Energy is perpetual. You can’t create it, you can’t destroy it, all you can do is use it. If your body machine is well-balanced and functioning at an optimal level, you will have continual and boundless energy. Your energy level is the sum total of many variables, such as the ...
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Placebo Effect If the medicine of meditation heals diseases, then let’s start packaging placebos by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Sitting comfortably, back fully stretched and hands resting softly on your knees—slowly—begin to inhale and exhale through your nose. With Enya playing in the background and a small fountain of water trickling over healing rocks, let your eyes close while relaxing the tension in your lower jaw. Begin to feel ...
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Plan of Action Rolfing starts with manageable steps to achieve balance in your life by Mary Jo Ruggieri

A massage a day keeps the arthritis away! Reflexology, shiatsu, sports massage, polarity, herbal wraps, reiki, craniosacral therapy, rolfing--medicine in the new millennium will focus on striving for balance and using bodywork as a tool for living well. Balancing your energy can create a lifeline to health and vitality. So, ...
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Polarity For Balance – Energy medicine gets your body’s power plant up and running by replacing blown fuses – by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

We are about to begin a new revolution! An innovative science is emerging, a science that holds the secrets of past systems of healing and future cures for humankind. Lifeforce, chakras, auras, prana and chi are words often expressed when discussing the human energy field. Chinese acupuncturists believe that channels ...
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Positive, Happy and Healthy Flower essences work energetically to combat negative emotions by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Special blends of flower essences: a midday pick-me-up or a formula to stimulate and restore balance and harmony; non-toxic yet will reduce headaches, relieve menstrual discomfort and clear the mind. Dr. Edward Bach, founder of the Bach Flower Essences, believed without question that an individual was responsible for his or ...
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Science Meets Energy by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Life force, subtle or energetic anatomy, earth medicine, chakras, auras and meridians are words often expressed when discussing the human energy field. The classical Chinese acupuncturists believe that channels of energy run through the body; when these channels are blocked or out of balance, pain and disease can result. Therapeutic ...
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Senior Moments Baby boomers trying to stay young are looking beyond mainstream healthcare by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Not willing to give up their late-night Peter, Paul and Mary sing-alongs, baby boomers continue to jet from Europe to Asia and back again while popping their B vitamins and sipping their Breathe Easy herbal tea. Still climbing corporate ladders while taking care of their new grandchildren, boomers are as ...
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Ship Without A Captain by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Healthcare in the U.S. is Listing in the Breeze, and No One’s at the Helm It’s time to take off the blinders. Just who is responsible for our current system of healthcare? Is it a system that benefits the majority or is it a system that creates pockets of power ...
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Spontaneous Healing Within the process of living, we automatically heal by Mary Jo Ruggieri

If you are chronically irritable, it doubles your risk of getting a major disease! The mind and the body are not separated. Emotions influence physical health, and thoughts set the stage for how the body will perform. “Our minds possess the power of healing pain and creating joy. If we ...
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Spring Cleaning by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Healing occurs when the life-sustaining systems of the body function at peak performance. Unfortunately, with our environment being so toxic and with the pesticides in our food being so prevalent, we have no other choice but to detox and repair our bodies’ support systems. The healthcare system of the future ...
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Taking Care Taking Charge by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

The Practice of Holistic HealthCare The future of medicine is in developing a personalized and holistic approach to healthcare. “Health is not merely of the body, but of the mind, body and spirit combined.” --M.J. Ruggieri Did You Know 68% of all Americans use or have used some form of ...
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The Effects Of Stress Are Physical by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Stress Related Diseases have reached epidemic proportions in our culture Research shows Physical Effect of Stress is a serious health hazard and that the leading cause of mortality has shifted from infectious illnesses that were prevalent at the beginning of the 20th century to the stress-induced illnesses of the 21st century. Chronic ...
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The Fine Art Of Fasting by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

We often wish for health and have a long list of requests. Some of these requests might be getting rid of chronic fatigue, chronic yeast infection and/or insomnia. All of these conditions usually have one major circle of influence-pollutants! The body has wisdom and truly knows the invaders that rob ...
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The Healing Secrets of Homeopathy Promoting your own body’s internal system of curing itself by Mary Jo Ruggieri

It is non-toxic, inexpensive, has no side effects and promotes your own body’s internal system of healing. Traditional drugs suppress the symptoms of an illness. But homeopathy, on the assumption that the symptoms are good signs that the body is trying to heal itself, allows these symptoms to help in ...
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The Heart Of It All Your best defense is a progressive offense: the lymphatic system by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

The foundation of all good health lies within the function and operation of an individual’s lymphatic system. Those pesky nodes, when stressed out, will swell in your neck, especially behind the ear, and will make it impossible to swallow. The lymphatic system, according to the Lymphatic System Anatomy Workbook, is ...
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The Other Medicine A user’s guide to homeopathic remedies by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Homeopathy, often called “the other medicine,” reaches across the world. It is used in many villages in the Middle East, hospitals in India and Greece and all through Europe. A homeopathic remedy, when prescribed correctly, will act as quickly as an antibiotic (maybe faster) with no side effects. Dr. Kathleen ...
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The Other Medicine A user’s guide to homeopathic remedies by Mary Jo Ruggieri

The Other Medicine A user’s guide to homeopathic remedies by Mary Jo Ruggieri Homeopathy, often called “the other medicine,” reaches across the world. It is used in many villages in the Middle East, hospitals in India and Greece and all through Europe. A homeopathic remedy, when prescribed correctly, will act ...
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The Science Of Life by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Get your doshas in balance for 100 healthy years Vata, pitta and kapha--the three somatic doshas of Ayurveda--rule the functions of the body. When in balance, the three doshas maintain health. When out of balance, they will create a state of disease. To work with Ayurveda medicine is to first ...
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The Whole Herb Natural “drugs” help the body heal itself by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Every day, millions of people take high blood pressure medicine, aspirin, anti-depressants, sleep aids, nasal decongestants or other pills. According to Dr. P. Yutsis, more than 150,000 Americans died last year from taking the wrong prescription drugs or from the serious side effects of drugs. In the U.S. we take ...
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The Whole Herb Natural “drugs” help the body heal itself by Mary Jo Ruggieri

The Whole Herb Natural “drugs” help the body heal itself by Mary Jo Ruggieri Every day, millions of people take high blood pressure medicine, aspirin, anti-depressants, sleep aids, nasal decongestants or other pills. According to Dr. P. Yutsis, more than 150,000 Americans died last year from taking the wrong prescription ...
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Touch is Healing Therapies balance and restore a person’s vital energy by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Can one hour a week of polarity therapy, massage, acupressure, therapeutic touch and/or foot reflexology lower your blood pressure, relieve depression, decrease your risk of cancer, increase energy and help you sleep better? The answer is yes to all of the above. Today, bodywork plays an important role in medicine, ...
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Touch is Healing by Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri

Can one hour a week of polarity therapy, massage, acupressure, therapeutic touch and/or foot reflexology lower your blood pressure, relieve depression, decrease your risk of cancer, increase energy and help you sleep better? The answer is yes to all of the above. Today, bodywork plays an important role in medicine, ...
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Winter Blues: The herbal tonics for seasonal colds by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, sore throat and constant sinus pain. It's that time of year. Just when you conquer one cold and a bout of flu another one is lurking around the corner. Decongestants work temporarily but seem to increase the symptoms once they wear off. And, we’ve built ...
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Wireless Anatomy The transformers that control your body’s flow of electricity by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Energy flows at all levels in and about our life. Many cultures and healthcare systems believe that quality-of-life issues--such as being disease free, having enough energy to be active all through life, and being of sound mind, body and spirit--are not just a gift, but a reality that belongs to ...
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Wonder Drug The secret ingredient to healthy, natural living by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Steep it, boil it, use it as a cream. It prevents tumors from forming, reduces high cholesterol, helps digestion, inhibits the growth of prostate cancer, enhances the function of the immune system, and even promotes weight loss. It has thousands of years of use without any adverse effects and is ...
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