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woman walking in the woods
By Kara Douglass 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.
Illustration
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.
thyroid-gland-illustration
By Jill Grunewald
Millions of people suffer thyroid problems without ever knowing why. Here’s how to recognize and resolve thyroid dysfunction your doctor might miss.
flu-shot
By Kara Douglass Thom
Here’s what you need to know about the influenza vaccine.
An illustration of fish, mushrooms, spinach, and a bottle of oil.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Here are the foods to embrace — and avoid — if you’re trying to fend off the flu this season.
By Courtney Helgoe
Three experts talk about the autoimmunity epidemic — and how to reverse it.
jarred probiotic foods
By Catherine Guthrie
Here’s a simple primer on how to buy, store, and consume probiotics.
Cancer Care
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Why lifestyle-based therapies — including nutrition, exercise, acupuncture, and other alternative practices — are becoming essential components of traditional cancer treatment.
Comfort Food
By Catherine Guthrie
These four nutritional strategies can help support a calmer state of mind.
soup-thyroid-miso
By Amy Myers, MD
Functional-medicine doc Amy Myers, MD, outlines her 28-day plan to bring your thyroid back in balance.
Listen to Your Thyroid
By Amy Myers, MD
This little gland can make or break your health and well-being.
lyme-disease-ticks
By Courtney Helgoe
Experts say 2017 will be a high-risk year for Lyme disease. Here’s what to do about it.
Lyme Disease Summit
By Casie Leigh Lukes
Three ways I’m looking at Lyme and tick-borne diseases differently now.
Statins May Reduce Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines
By Craig Cox
Two new studies suggest cholesterol-lowering drugs could affect immune response.
Drop of Blood
By Michael Dregni
The new VirScan test may be used to create vaccines, track disease outbreaks — and more.
Aging-and-Gut-Health
By Craig Cox
A new study finds that the older your gut, the more inflammation you may have.
Super greens
By Matthew Kadey
Packed with phytonutrients, supergreens detox, nourish, and heal. Here’s how you can get more of them into your life.
Home-Protocols
By Catherine Guthrie
Strategies to repair your leaky gut at home.
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