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PHOTO: Wheat grass, ginger root, garlic and nutritional supplement capsules
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Reading the Leaves

"All new! All natural! All herbal!" The ads for the fat-burning, energy-enhancing, sex-drive-improving pills just scream from the page. You can now find dietary supplements that claim to help with everything from remembering where you left your car keys to reducing the size of your prostate. Some even claim to cure cancer. But do they really? arrow