Wellness

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.


Synthetic marijuana use is spiking all over the country, sending people to emergency rooms with some ugly side effects.

Compared to sports drinks, bananas might be tops at helping us power through workouts and heal faster on the other end.

From tire swings to marbles to video games, childhood friends aren't just the stuff of lifelong memories; they may actually benefit a man's physical health in years to come.

Could they be getting in the way of success? They might. If they're too tight.

Cutting nicotine out of cigarettes altogether may be the only way to end smoking addiction for good.

Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.

The sodium in salt causes most of the damage to our organs, so how much is necessary for survival?

The meditative practice dates back to ancient times but is growing in popularity in the U.S. What are the benefits and are they real?

A surprising number of people do, but why? And are there any downsides to doing it?

Why is it so hard to keep weight off after losing it? One study suggests it's because your body wants you to put it back on.

Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?

Britt Marie Hermes started out at a naturopath. Now, she writes a blog criticizing their practices, which has landed her in a lawsuit. At a time when naturopaths are fighting for more state licensing and insurance coverage, she shares her story.

Many opioid addicts swear kratom helped them get off heroin or other drugs. But the FDA disagrees and just announced it is looking into whether it will put the herbal supplement onto its Schedule I drug list.

Increasing scientific evidence shows that ultrafine particles are especially hazardous to health.

Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.

From libraries to used book stores, books get passed from hand to dirty hand. How safe are they to handle?

New research shows going gluten free may not be all it's cracked up to be.

A quick workout before or between flights would be a nice way to get energized, especially if there was a gym conveniently located at your terminal. So why aren't there more gyms inside U.S. airports?

Hot yoga may not be as beneficial as once thought, a new study suggests.

The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.

Workout trends are changing, as younger people are less into the gender divide of classes for women and weightlifting for men.

There are nude bike rides, naked yoga sessions and even the occasional bare-it-all Crossfit sesh. Would our bodies be more efficient without clothes getting in the way?

Human beings are biologically and psychologically predisposed to prefer clean environments.

Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.