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By Michael Dregni
The concept of herd immunity is a growing part of the conversation about resolving the coronavirus pandemic. Infectious-disease researcher Daniel Altmann, PhD, offers insights on what it really means.
Cynthia Li in ocean with her husband
By Cynthia Li
Diagnosed with a baffling autoimmune illness, this physician had to question her medical training to find a path to healing.
Hand touching thyroid gland
By Elizabeth Larsen
Meet your thyroid, a delicate little gland located at the front of your throat. It controls how every cell in your body turns food and oxygen into energy — and that can mean big trouble if your thyroid goes on the fritz.
Woman out of breath at the gym
By Michael Dregni
Here are some warning signs that you might be overdoing it on the exercise front.
Diabesity
By Mark Hyman, MD
One in two Americans is suffering from diabesity, and most of them don’t even know it. Why? Because most doctors are not trained to treat the single biggest chronic disease in America. The good news? Diabesity can be prevented, treated and reversed. Dr. Mark Hyman explains how.
A woman lying down getting her upper back massaged.
By Catherine Guthrie
Think of massage as an indulgence? Perhaps. But it can also be a powerful tool for health and well-being — from easing pain and inflammation to soothing stress and anxiety.
Liver Detox
By Ann Louise Gittleman
Whether you're trying to drop unwanted pounds or flush out unwelcome toxins, you need a healthy liver to make it happen. Here's how to keep this overachieving organ in optimal shape.
Essential oil plants
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Aromatherapy can be a convenient, portable remedy — many of the best-known therapeutic oils are blended with carrier oils in roll-on form.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
One in three people report health problems when exposed to synthetic fragrances, according to one study.
Variety of essential oil
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, try this hay-fever treatment created by naturopath Rebecca Tanyar-Mead.
Illustration with text "Good Scents"
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Plant-based essential oils have long been used in the practice of aromatherapy to help address stress, pain, and other issues. Conventional medicine has begun to take notice.
Person sneaking into cookie jar
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
The foods and beverages you shun when you're sick can be just as important as those you eat.
Illustration of houseplant and a person taking a breath of fresh air
By Courtney Helgoe
Here are some simple changes to reduce pollution exposure — and improve your lung health.
A variety of supplements for a cold
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Integrative nutritionist Kathie Swift, RDN, MS, recommends the following supplements when fighting off a cold.
Healthy foods to feed a cold
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Conquer a cold by eating wisely. Here are several foods that make you feel better.
Woman breathing with eyes closed
By Courtney Helgoe
Our lungs are essential to life — and our immunity. Learn what you can do to support them in the face of increasing air pollution — plus, lung-healing foods.
A picture depicting the idea that flour does not equal a whole grain
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.
woman walking in the woods
By Kara Douglas Thom
A shinrin-yoku retreat provides opportunities to rebuild a healthy connection with nature and improve your well-being.
Chili peppers and herbs in pill bottles
By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
The growing threat of antibiotic resistance is leading some researchers and doctors to investigate the power of natural remedies.
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By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
Understand the role of histamines in the body — and which foods to avoid if they’re causing problems.
Jars filled with seeds, powders, and liquid
By Christine Schrum
Superfoods get a lot of attention for their nutritional potency — some justified, some overstated. These seven power foods are actually worth the hype.
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