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How Extreme Temperatures Caused by Climate Change Can Affect Your Health — and How to Stay Safe

By Mo Perry

Explore these tips to stay healthy during periods of extreme heat.

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FDA Proposes Updates to “Healthy” Food Criteria

By Craig Cox

Many sugary cereals and sweetened yogurts will no longer be able to market their foods as “healthy” under the proposed rules.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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What Is Medical Gaslighting?

By Michael Dregni

Medical gaslighting occurs when a healthcare provider dismisses a patient’s symptoms as unimportant, psychosomatic, or as a manifestation of hypochondria.

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Are We Half Human and Half Microbe?

By Courtney Helgoe

Many experts have noted that our bacterial cells outnumber our human ones by about 10:1, but according to recent research, it might be more like 1:1.

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Is Being Overhydrated Dangerous?

By Sarah Tuff

Although overhydration is rare, it can be as dangerous as dehydration.

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What Is a Food Intolerance?

By Mo Perry

Unlike food allergies and food sensitivities, food intolerances do not involve the immune system. Here’s why.

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What Is a Food Sensitivity?

By Mo Perry

Food sensitivities often cause delayed — not immediate — reactions such as joint pain, fatigue, and brain fog.

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How to Be Healthy in an Unhealthy World

With Pilar Gerasimo
Season 5, Episode 3

While many of us have the desire to be healthy, the unfortunate reality is that our culture is not set up to make it easy — and often makes it really hard. That does not mean it’s impossible, just that it requires intentionality. Pilar Gerasimo, health journalist, author, and founding editor of Experience Life, shares why her work is centered around helping people become “healthy deviants,” including tips for breaking against the norms of society so you don’t break yourself.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hydration

By Sarah Tuff

Hydration is so good for our health that it’s become a hot wellness trend. We weigh in on the hype and answer common questions about what to drink and when.

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How Hydration Affects Spine Health

By Lauren Bedosky

It’s important to hydrate well — and nourish yourself with key nutrients — to keep your spine healthy. Here’s why.

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How Does the Body Process Alcohol?

By Mo Perry

Here’s the nitty-gritty on exactly how your body processes that glass of red wine.

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How Does Alcohol Tolerance Change as We Age?

By Mo Perry

As we get older, we process alcohol less efficiently. Here’s why.

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A Closer Look at Health Care

With Dr. Marty Makary, MPH
Season 4, Episode 13

Our health-care industry can be confusing and difficult to navigate — and it presents challenges when the lifestyle changes that can help manage or prevent illnesses aren’t considered. Marty Makary, MPH, offers a transparent look at the industry and underscores why lifestyle changes are such important factors in the quality of our health.

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What Are the Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

By Mo Perry

Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.

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Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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8 Ways to Protect Your Vision

By Michael Dregni

Proper nutrition and hydration are just two ways to support eye health.

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What to Do When You’ve Fallen “Off the Wagon”

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

We all experience bumps in the road when going after health goals. Here’s how to make sure it remains a bump and not a derailment.

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The Connection Between Noise and Hearing Loss

By Karen Bannan

By 2050, one in four people is projected to have some hearing loss. Some of that is due to chronic noise exposure.

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Loud and Louder

By Karen Bannan

From quiet to deafening, here are average decibel levels for everyday sounds in the world around us.

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