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The Health Effects of Loneliness and Isolation

By Michael Dregni
Loneliness and isolation, which are two separate conditions, have only been exacerbated during the pandemic.
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How to Improve Vagal Tone

By Catherine Guthrie
Getting a massage, chanting, breathing deeply, and taking a cold shower can all help stimulate your vagus nerve.
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How Does EMDR Work?

By Quinton Skinner
No one is exactly sure how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps treat trauma, but here are three working theories.
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This is Your Vagus Nerve on Lockdown

By Catherine Guthrie
Here’s how a lack of social interaction and fear of COVID contagion affects your vagus nerve.
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Why the Vagus Nerve Matters to Your Health

By Catherine Guthrie
The vagus nerve, also known as the gut–brain axis, plays a critical role in stress regulation and overall health. Learn how you can take care of yours.
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Kaltun Karani ‘s Success Story

By Kaltun Karani
How relinquishing a numbers-focused approach to health and wellness helped one woman reconnect with her body and its needs.
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How EMDR Helps to Treat Trauma

By Quinton Skinner
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a trauma treatment that often produces results when nothing else will. But what is it, and how does it work?
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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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Why Black Women Need Self-Care

By Oludara Adeeyo
Radical self-care practices are critical for healing ourselves and our communities, especially when it comes to Black women. Psychotherapist and social worker Oludara Adeeyo, the author of the new book Self-Care for Black Women, explains why — and offers a grounding exercise you can try today.
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Ze’ Pierce’s Success Story

By Ze’ Pierce
Struggling with body dysmorphia, a former model improves his health and fitness — and uncovers a passion for helping others do the same.
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The Addictive Power of Processed Foods

By Marco Dregni
Big Food engineers foods like chocolate, ice cream, French fries, and chips to be addictive. Here's how.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: The Power of Stillness

By Henry Emmons, MD
How taking time to do nothing can lead us to our better selves.
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Metabolism Changes With Age — Just Not When You Might Think

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Metabolism peaks in infancy, according to a recent study.
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Your Healthy Way of Life Calendar

By Stephanie Soucheray
Take the long view of the year ahead with this seasonal map of health-supporting reminders.
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Health and Wellness Trends to Watch in 2022

By Callie Fredrickson
Life Time experts share their predictions for what will be top of mind in the coming year.
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Why Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise — Especially After COVID

By Mo Perry
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
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8 Ways to Resist Diet Culture and Embrace Weight-Neutral Health

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Our society’s obsession with dieting can damage our health. These eight srategies can help.
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What Is Your Fitness Potential?

By Michael Dregni
How fit you can get may depend on individual differences in proteins associated with bones, muscles, and blood vessels, according to a recent study.
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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 Do Hormones Influence Alcohol Tolerance?

By Mo Perry
Estrogen levels can influence how quickly we metabolize alcohol. Here's how.
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