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.

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We all know we should eat more fruit, but you may want to limit your intake of these six.

By Alia Hoyt

Yep, socks were invented for a reason.

By Dave Roos

Kimchi has a reputation for being a healthy dish, thanks to the vegetables, spices and fermentation process that promotes healthy bacteria. But are there any drawbacks?

By Alia Hoyt

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Juul dominates the Big Vape market, but the company also has been accused of targeting minors in its television and marketing campaigns. Is Juul breaking or just circumventing the law?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

An open bar at an event sounds like an invitation to a good time, but at what cost?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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.

By Alia Hoyt

Surely you know M.D. is the abbreviation for medical doctor. But what about D.O.? What does that designation even mean? And do these doctors have the same medical training?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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The ubiquitous and beautiful Sanskrit word has meaning beyond the mat.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Or is this just a load of hot air?

By Alia Hoyt

A new study offers some insight into the possible health effects of edible marijuana.

By Chris Opfer

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

By Jesslyn Shields

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt & Sara Elliott

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

By Jim Marion

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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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?

By Alia Hoyt

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?

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Jesslyn Shields

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?

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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

By Nathan Chandler

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

By Shaun Chavis

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

By Tara Yarlagadda

It's probably dirtier than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove