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Want to know if the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type diet has been studied by scientists? Curious to find out if echinacea can really fend off a common cold? The UVM Libraries provide access to Natural Standard , a powerful resource that provides high quality, evidence-based information on complementary and alternative therapies such as herbal treatments, dietary supplements, and nutritional recommendations. Natural Standard assists clinicians, patients, and health care institutions in making informed therapeutic decisions. Founded by clinicians at Harvard University and the University of California, Natural Standard has grown to an international research collaboration with more than 500 contributors from over 100 eminent academic institutions. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and opinions. A sophisticated grading system is utilized to evaluate the quality of available evidence, and findings are presented in order of strength of evidence. Links to relevant news items are provided, as well as abundant references, often numbering into the hundreds, with links to article abstracts. Natural Standard is impartial and is not supported by any interest group, professional organization, product, or manufacturer. To learn more about Natural Standard, visit the Dana Medical Library’s Featured Resource Bulletin, which provides an in-depth overview.

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