How to Invest In The Herbal-Remedy Boom

A disgusting diet of microbrews, cigars and fancy bagels, served up by Wall Street in recent years, has left fad-loving investors dizzy, nauseated and burned. Predictably, financial chefs are pushing a new dish: health food. At first blush, the "natural products" industry looks like just another of the stock market's fleeting love interests. The group tumbled hard this summer, led by a 78% drop in the shares of pill peddler General Nutrition. It was eerily reminiscent of the 75% crash at Boston Beer (brewer of Sam Adams) in 1996 and the 84% plunge that started at Consolidated Cigar about a year...

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