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A woman and children baking together.
By Julie Dulude
Based on learnings from her own healing journey, best-selling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares tips for enjoying seasonal gatherings when dealing with food intolerances or allergies.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
An illustration of a woman washing her hands.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Understand what factors outside of nutrition and exercise influence the health of your immune system.
Samantha McKinney

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

A leaky faucet is pictured.
By Laine Bergeson Becco
We answer some of your most common questions about leaky gut syndrome.
A picture of Sara Gottfried's new book next to avocados
By Sara Gottfried, MD
In her new book, Women, Food, and Hormones, Sara Gottfried, MD, discusses the keto paradox and why a traditional keto diet tends to work better in men than in women.
Dr. Drew Ramsey

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

A woman holds red wooden heart next to her pelvis.
By Aviva Romm, MD
The menstrual cycle holds many clues to a woman’s overall health. Here’s how to identify what’s normal for you — and when to seek help.
Pilar Gerasimo in a white shirt
By Pilar Gerasimo
Our founding editor reflects on 20 years of Experience Life.
a woman sits cross legged, meditating, in her bedroom
By Experience Life Staff
Discover some of the most promising developments in whole-person health.
essential oil bottle and various dried herbs and flower
By Henry Emmons, MD
Essential oils and aromatherapy can support mental and emotional health in many ways, says our columnist Henry Emmons, MD.
a man flossing
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes — and what you can do about it.
a woman holds the side of her mouth with a painful expression on her face
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of lingering mouth sores — and what you can do about them.
a doctor looks into a man's mouth
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of oral thrush — and what you can do about it.
a woman applies lip balm to her lips
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of canker sores — and what you can do about them.
a woman holds the side of her cheek as though in pain
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of cavities — and what you can do about them.
a woman spray mouth freshener in her mouth
By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of bad breath — and what you can do about it.
a variety of supplements and green leaves
By Mo Perry
Many people who have had COVID-19 still experience chronic issues. We talked to several functional-medicine doctors, and here's what they recommend.
Samantha McKinney

Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

a father and toddler eat yogurt
By Henry Emmons, MD
Boosting the gut’s healthy microbes can support a more positive outlook.
Two vials of a COVID vaccine
By Courtney Helgoe
Three functional-medicine doctors answer key questions about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
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