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By Michael Gelb
Enjoying humor and engaging in laughter have serious—and positive—consequences for our health, happiness and chances for success. Here’s the lowdown on laughter and how you can trigger its practical benefits in your own life.
man jumping with snow shoes
By Mark Hyman, MD
Mighty mitochondria — those little factories inside our cells that generate energy — play a central role in our metabolism, our vitality and our well-being. Find out how to rev your cellular engines, rid them of the gunk and damage that slows them down, and start feeling your healthy best.
Sleep Deficit
By Kermit Pattison
Next time you’re thinking of pulling an all-nighter to beat some looming deadline, consider this: Too little sleep can lead to increased stress levels, compromised metabolism, a suppressed immune system and a host of other health problems.
Fix-it foods
By Catherine Guthrie
Whether flushing toxins, preventing inflammation or boosting your immune system, certain foods prove particularly effective in repairing the body. Here’s a primer on some of the best edible healers around.
Digestive Health
By Mark Hyman, MD
A well-functioning digestive system is the cornerstone of good health. Find out how the gut works, what makes it vulnerable — and what you can do to keep your own digestive tract in tiptop shape.
Hormones and Inflammation
By Mark Hyman, MD
Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of serious health problems, including inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia and more. Here’s how to get your body back in balance.
cobb salad
By Linda Knittel
Is your midday meal too often a nutritional compromise? Here’s how to rebuild your lunch from the ground up.
Colorful vegetables and fruits
By Alyssa Ford
Phytochemicals — plant-based micronutrients that contain protective, disease-preventing compounds — might just be the best-kept secret in nutrition.
New View of Health
By Experience Life with reporting by Kelly Grace
Once perceived as the domain of medical experts tasked with keeping our symptoms at bay, the realm of personal healthcare has expanded. It now includes broader definitions, more integrated, preventive approaches — and, perhaps most important, us.
pilar-gerasimo
By Pilar Gerasimo
We’ve known for a long time that spending too much time and energy at work can cost us. We’ve all seen hardworking friends disappear off the social radar while in hot pursuit of career success, and many of us have risked becoming strangers to our own families as the result of work demands that made no space for weekends and evenings at home.
By Linda Knittel
Do you look to sugar and caffeine for a lift? Need 'em to get through the day? Here's why these well-known stimulants may be more than your system can handle.
A woman wrapped in a shawl bends over a cup of tea.
By Elson Haas
Your body's rapid-response defenses protect you from millions of would-be invaders daily. Here's how you can help your immune system do its job.
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