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RDI Recommended Dietary Intake - wstimates of daily minimal dietary intake of established nutrients provided by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council. Optimal levels have not been formally established.
Reductionism breaking down [reducing] a complex system, such as a living organism, into its component parts in order to better understand how the parts work to gain a better understanding of how the system works. The attempt to explain all biological processes in terms of chemical and physical processes.
Reflexology a body work technique in which the practitioner applies pressure with thumbs and fingers to points on the feet, hands and ears said to correspond to specific organs and parts of the body. Similar to acupressure.
Reiki therapy an Eastern touch therapy in which the practitioner systematically uses light hand placement in one of 12 positions on the recipient's body to balance and direct healing energy to those sites.
Rhizome a root-like plant stem that grows horizontal along or below the ground which sends out roots and shoots.
Rhizome a root-like plant stem that grows horizontal along or below the ground which sends out roots and shoots.
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