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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.

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Himalayan Salt Lamps: Health Benefits or Hype?

That hunk of glowing salt sure is pretty, but can it improve the health of my home?

Just an Hour a Week of Brisk Walking Reduces Disability

That works out to just 10 minutes a day of exercise.

Can Tooth Decay Lead to Death?

A tooth infection may seem like little more than an inconvenience, but it could actually be doing some serious damage.

5 'Healthy' Foods That Really Aren't

Did you really want that protein bar or do you just think it's better for you than a cookie? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Here are five products that people think must be good for you but may not be.

Toothpaste Tablets: A New Way to Brush Your Teeth

Toothpaste in tablet form could be an effective way to benefit both the health of the environment and our teeth.

The Great Egg-Cholesterol Debate Just Got More Scrambled

Confused about whether to embrace or avoid eating eggs if you're watching your cholesterol? A new, large study suggests you should avoid eggs, but nutritionists aren't all convinced.

Which Pushup Is the Perfect Pushup for You?

Pushups are a great upper-body exercise that people often do wrong. So what's the right way to perform a pushup and what are some variations?

Do Hangover Patches Work? We Put One to the Test

After a night of heavy drinking, it sure would be nice not to wake up with a hangover. Some patches promise to take care of the problem can they really?

Toothpaste: Too Much of a Good Thing for Kids

How much toothpaste is too much? Turns out, kids just need a little smear.

Do Microgreens Deliver Macro Nutrition?

Microgreens are all the rage now and many people swear that they're tastier and healthier than the bigger vegetables. But what does the science say?

You Need to Get Your Squat On

Squatting has a ton of benefits and can actually strengthen a lot of your inactive muscle groups.

Is Colloidal Silver Helpful or Harmful?

A lot of people swear by its health benefits. But what do the experts say?

U.S. Workers Get 1,292 Extra Calories per Week From Snacks at Work

Put down the donuts! Free food on the job can be hazardous to your health.

The Keto Craze: Does the Diet Live Up to the Hype?

The keto diet is high in fat and low in carbs — ideal for quick weight loss, but not necessarily for keeping it off.

How to Safely Use a Neti Pot

With roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition, saline irrigation can clear up clogged nasal passageways and alleviate some allergy symptoms when done correctly.

How Dirty Is Your Shower Head?

It's probably dirtier than you think.

Does Kombucha Really Have Health Benefits?

Kombucha is having a moment as a probiotic that can help with all kinds of diseases. But what does the science say?

Is Hummus Really Healthy?

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?

Are Probiotics Really Beneficial?

Probiotics have been having a moment — but are they really beneficial to our health?

Could You Pass Your Kid's Middle School Fitness Test?

They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?

Why Generation Z Is So Stressed Out

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?

Got Milk? It Might Depend on Whether It Came From a Cow or a Plant

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.

Going Nuts for Nuts Could Improve Your Health

A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.

Plastic Pollution Is Showing Up in Our Poop

Microplastics in our poop indicate that even our food supply isn't safe from our plastic problem.


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