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By Henry Emmons, MD
Essential oils and aromatherapy can support mental and emotional health in many ways, says our columnist Henry Emmons, MD.
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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes — and what you can do about it.
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By Mo Perry
Here are some root causes of lingering mouth sores — and what you can do about them.
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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.
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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.

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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.
A variety of supplements
By Mo Perry
Many Americans are deficient in micronutrients, which can drag down immunity. These six supplements can help you rebuild your immune system.
Woman picking fruits and veggies from fridge
By Mo Perry
Looking to build your immune system? Start by eating immunity-boosting foods like turmeric, sauerkraut, and medicinal mushrooms.
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By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Looking for the secrets to a longer and happier life? Read this.
Cutting board of healthy foods with the word "immunity"
By Mo Perry
A strong immune system is essential for health — in the face of a pandemic or otherwise. Learn how to build all-around resilience.
ayurveda
By Courtney Helgoe
Why the ancient healing art of Ayurveda is winning modern fans.
illustration woman with shield
By Michael Dregni
Lifestyle factors — like exercise and nutrition — can boost your immunity.
Woman with hands over her face
By Aviva Romm, MD
Here are a few surprising ways we can be triggered without even knowing it.
Sign that says "boost immunity" surrounded by healthy food
By Courtney Helgoe
Learn how this essential nutrient boosts immunity.
A series of burnt matches
By Aviva Romm, MD
Our biological stress response operates the same whether threats are real or perceived. Here's how your system reacts.
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By Alyssa Ford
Your immune system works to keep you healthy 24 hours a day. Here's how to help it operate at peak efficiency.
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