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By Craig Cox
The debate over the future of fecal microbial transplants — and who will have access to them.
Flowers, herbs, and oils
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Do essential oils work? They've become a powerful wellness trend — but are essential oils a cure-all, a marketing scheme, or something in between?
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By Tiffany Lester, MD
An integrative-medicine doc weighs in on the dos and don’ts of using activated charcoal.
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By Catherine Guthrie
When ground into flours, most grains act like sugar in the body, triggering weight gain, inflammation and blood-sugar imbalances. Here’s why whole kernels are a better option than processed grains.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Health experts explain possible causes for niggling symptoms, including snoring, night sweats, and eye twitching.
Postpartum Aviva Romm
By Casie Leigh Lukes
An integrative-medicine doc, who is also a midwife, shares the ins and outs of postpartum hormones — plus tips to support yourself.
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By Jill Grunewald
Here are 11 reasons you might be losing hair — and what you can do about it.
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By Pamela Weintraub
Intestinal organisms can be a trigger for troubling health issues. But new research finds they can also help the body heal, especially from autoimmune diseases.
how to heal a leaky gut
By Catherine Guthrie
Your intestines are home to a great deal of your digestive system, nervous system, and immune system. Here’s how to keep them healthy and avoid leaky gut syndrome.
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By Tiffany Lester, MD
The ketogenic diet is all the rage right now, but is it right for you? We asked one of our favorite functional-medicine docs, and here’s what she had to say.
Pressure Points
By Catherine Guthrie
Acupressure accesses the body’s subtle energy layers to let health and well-being flow.
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By Michael Dregni
Doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics for colds and flu even though they can't cure them.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Many thyroid conditions go undiagnosed, but a properly functioning thyroid is key to maintaining a healthy weight.
illustration of man looking into a well and seeing a childhood reflection
By Heidi Wachter
Pioneering pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris is transforming how public-health advocates respond to the toxic stress created by childhood adversity. Here, she shares her prescription for healing.
A woman wrapped in a shawl bends over a cup of tea.
By Christine Schrum
Here are a few tips to nudge a cold out the door.
Ginger Root
By Susan Blum
Functional-medicine doc Susan Blum, MD, outlines her basic plan to treat arthritis.
CBD Oil in a jar
By Mo Perry
Tools and techniques for managing chronic pain — without opioids.
By Courtney Helgoe
Three experts talk about the autoimmunity epidemic — and how to reverse it.
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By Mo Perry
An evolving understanding of pain is leading us to treatments that are safer — and more effective — than opioids.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Here are six tips to balancing your hormones and treating polycystic ovary syndrome.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Candida overgrowth can cause a wide range of health problems, but these troublemaking fungi respond well to natural treatments.
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