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By Heidi Wachter
Intrepid staffer Heidi Wachter completes her first detox diet, and shares the ups, downs and life-altering lessons.
green tea
By Heidi Wachter
A look at a typical day's meal plan during Heidi Wachter's elimination diet.
Pilar Gerasimo
By Pilar Gerasimo
Pilar Gerasimo on how clearing things out — your diet, your home, your heart — can provide a fresh start.
green pills
By Experience Life Staff
The Experience Life editor in chief discusses good sources of naturally occurring probiotics.
potato chips
By Experience Life Staff
Researchers show that eating processed junk food regularly is the highest cause of tissue inflammation.
Probiotics
By Catherine Guthrie
Your guide to making the most of your body’s beneficial bugs — for gut health, immunity, metabolism and more.
Sleep
By Pamela Weintraub
New science shows that sleep is essential to our mental and physical health — and most of us aren’t getting enough.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
A bad cold virus is circulating, so senior editor Courtney Lewis Opdahl gives her immune system a boost.
blood tests and results
By Erin Peterson
Direct-to-consumer lab testing gives us a chance to see our biochemical realities more clearly — sometimes with surprising results.
Get Your Groove Back
By Frank Lipman, MD
Dr. Frank Lipman on why finding your body’s natural sleep cycle and circadian rhythms is the key to strength, vitality and wellness.
success story
By Erin Peterson
How correcting a serious vitamin-D deficiency helped one woman transform her life.
Flu Shot Debate
By Pamela Weintraub
Many health professionals recommend seasonal flu vaccines as a preventive measure. But do they actually work, and are they safe? Here's what you need to know about influenza vaccines to decide for yourself.
dirt
By Mary Ruebush PhD
For decades, we’ve been a culture obsessed with avoiding germs, but is dirt actually good for our immune system?
Healthy brain food
By Michael Gelb
The foods you eat can have a major effect on your brain’s health.
Boost Your Libido
By Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP
A healthy libido is about more than desire. It’s about experiencing pleasure that’s essential to our minds, bodies and spirits. And in the face of stress, it often goes into hiding. Here, expert Marcelle Pick offers tips on how to rediscover your desire.
Antibacterial Soap bottle
By Experience Life Staff
Recent studies show that antibacterial soap might be harmful to your health.
Balanced diet food background
By the Experience Life Team
Both Paleo and vegan diets have become popular in the last few years. But what are their pros and cons, and how might they affect your health? We assembled a roundtable of experts to make sense of the debate.
By Experience Life Staff
Read the complete email interviews from healthy-eating experts Kris Carr, Nora Gedgaudas and Mark Hyman, MD.
doctor and girl
By Experience Life Staff
Five ways to prevent and treat eczema in children.
hands making heart shape on stomach
By Elizabeth Larsen
Some call it an invisible epidemic. When Candida albicans, a family of yeastlike fungi that lives in our digestive tracts, multiplies out of control, it causes mysterious symptoms and serious health woes for women, men and children. Is it breeding in you?
Who's Counting
By Catherine Guthrie
Managing your weight isn’t just about the number of calories you eat. It’s also — and perhaps primarily — about the quality and character of those calories. Here’s why.
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