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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 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.
Three bottles of oregano oil next to a bunch of fresh oregano
By Jon Spayde
What are the health benefits of oregano oil? This essential oil has antibiotic properties, but it's potent so use cautiously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Amy Myers, MD
Functional-medicine doc Amy Myers, MD, outlines her 28-day plan to bring your thyroid back in balance.
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