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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.


Your adult mind could keep developing in the future, if current research with psychedelics bears out.

After a certain age, a lot of men start growing hair in places they don't want it — and stop growing it where they do want it.

Marijuana shows promise as the answer to America's opioid crisis. CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new research and how CBD and marijuana could save lives.

Usually men go bald on top or at the front, while hair remains at the back of the head. What's the reason for this?

Is manscaping going by the wayside? Not exactly. Things are getting a little hairy in here.

The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

It turns out that people who are both healthy and obese are rarer than you might think.

The world's largest cockroach farm turns out 6 billion bugs a year.

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

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.