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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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Is Lectin-free the New Gluten-free?

A lectin-free diet bans beans, grains and even some veggies. So is this the next cure-all fad diet?

Is Breathing the New Smoking?

A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.

Rinse and Spit: The History of Toothpaste

From urine to incense, the ancients had some weird ideas about what to put in toothpaste.

FDA OKs First Marijuana-based Drug

Could this groundbreaking drug finally lead the way to the legalization of marijuana?

Psychedelics Are Good for Neuroplasticity in Rats. What About Humans?

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

Man's War With Unwanted Body Hair

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.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta on How Marijuana Can Break Opioid Addiction

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.

Why Aren’t There More Patterns in Male Pattern Baldness?

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?

Drop the Razors, Guys! Chest Hair Is Back

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

The FDA and America's Frightening Food System

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

Enough With the Term 'Healthy Obesity,' Says Researcher

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

Popular Chinese 'Healing Potion' Is Mostly Cockroaches

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

Why Are People Eating Activated Charcoal?

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: There’s Nothing Nice About Spice

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

Bananas Might Be the World's Perfect Workout Food

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

Stand by Me: Having Childhood Friends Reaps Health Benefits for Men

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.

Do Too-tight Jog Bras Impair Breathing?

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

FDA Takes Step Toward Non-addictive Cigarettes

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

The Case for and Against Taking Fish Oil Pills

Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

Do Nutrition Labels on Restaurant Menus Trim Down Calorie Consumption?

Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.

Salt: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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

Sound Bathing Is Today's Meditation

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?

Who Brushes Their Teeth in the Shower?

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

After Weight Loss, Hunger Is a Life Sentence

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.

​Room-temp Pizza: A Gamble or Good-to-go?

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


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