There are many approaches and countless factors that make up a persons overall wellness. HowStuffWorks has extensive coverage on the different types of natural medicine such as DIY remedies and traditional Chinese medicine.
With roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition, saline irrigation can clear up clogged nasal passageways and alleviate some allergy symptoms when done correctly.
It's probably dirtier than you think.
Kombucha is having a moment as a probiotic that can help with all kinds of diseases. But what does the science say?
Hummus is a chickpea dip that has surged in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. It sure seems healthy but is it really?
Probiotics have been having a moment — but are they really beneficial to our health?
They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?
Are you really sure you want to know?
A new survey found that today's teens and college students are far more stressed out than older Americans are. Why do they feel this way?
The FDA is considering whether to enforce a rule that restricts usage of the term 'milk' to dairy products. But makers of plant-based milks like soy milk and almond milk are fighting back.
A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.
Microplastics in our poop indicate that even our food supply isn't safe from our plastic problem.
Lots of people believe that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day helps to speed weight loss. But what does science say?
CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. It won't get you high, but it's being touted as a remedy for a whole range of health problems.
The HPV vaccine used to be only for adolescents, before they were sexually active. Now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for adults as well. What accounts for the change?
Chronic neck pain may be a sign of something more serious, but body position and the proper pillow go a long way toward helping you wake up pain-free.
The latest, and dare we say weirdest, spa treatment is reportedly causing health problems.
Some people think taking a run after a night of drinking will help them to sweat out a hangover. But is this true?
A small study found that just by eating breakfast later and dinner earlier, people could lose twice as much body fat as those who did not. But could they stick with this diet?
A mere 4 percent of England's drinkers account for 30 percent of the country's alcohol consumption. That's a lot of drinks — and a lot of money.
Liquid nitrogen is a cool new dessert ingredient. But is it safe?
We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?
A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.
Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?
A lectin-free diet bans beans, grains and even some veggies. So is this the next cure-all fad diet?
A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.