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ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--April 24, 2000 ( and, a complementary and alternative medicine portal, have signed an agreement in which will become a premier provider of alternative health care content for (

Visitors to will have access to's Natural Health Encyclopedia which provides information on 181 health conditions and entries for 363 vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements, as well as interactions for over 1,000 trade, generic, and families of drugs.

"Visitors accessing's General Encyclopedia will find a user-friendly database of balanced, science-based information on natural health to utilize while making decisions about the use of alternative remedies," says Matthew H. Carleson, President of "We're excited about working with and the opportunity to proliferate accurate information."

"'s mission has been to provide our viewers with top quality content and products," says Rand McClain, Healing People's President. "Our partnership with The Natural Pharmacist has been a great benefit in helping us realize this goal."

About is a leading provider of science-based natural health content that is reviewed by a team of physicians and pharmacologists, and provides consumers and health care professionals with balanced, accurate, and up-to-date natural health information.

The content is available for licensing and has been chosen by some of the most respected health Web sites such as,, and is a division of Prima Communications, Inc. The privately held company is based in Northern California and has twice been honored as one of America's 500 fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine, with an average annual growth rate of more than 30 percent.

About is a comprehensive, complementary and alternative medicine Web site which provides continuously updated features, information, and research for both practitioners and the general public. Topics covered included Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Western Herbalism, Nutrition & Lifestyle, Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Bodywork, Cancer Risk Prevention, Pet Health and more.

The online natural pharmacy carries a collection of professional lines of natural products, most of which are pharmaceutical grade.

Other features include both a professional and general encyclopedia, healing communities of chat rooms and discussion boards, and a practitioner-listing database.

Patients with questions about specific conditions are invited to write in to a panel of alternative medicine practitioners at "Ask HealingPeople." The Web site also offers an interactive self-assessment tool called "Healing Help" which will aid viewers in finding a suitable Chinese herbal formula for their condition.
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