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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What are vitamins and how do they work?

Many people take a multi-vitamin each day, but most people don't know much about them. What is the difference between vitamin A and vitamin C, for example? If you don't get enough vitamins, what happens? Learn all about vitamins.

How can an egg carton claim that the contained eggs have less fat and more vitamin E?

I recently bought a carton of eggs that claimed, "These eggs are high in Vitamin E, contain 100 mg of Omega 3, and have 25% less saturated fat than regular eggs." How can you get chickens to lay these special eggs?

Cavities and Fillings 101

Ever wonder how it is that something as incredibly hard as a tooth can get a hole in it? Learn how cavities form and how dentists create fillings to rebuild teeth, then learn how you can prevent cavities in the first place.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular elective surgery that can permanently fix your smile. There are lots of options, but also many factors to consider if you're thinking of improving your smile.

Coping With Dental Emergencies Pain and Broken Teeth

Dental emergencies are what bring even the most reluctant person to the dentist. Learn about the different types of dental emergencies, which are the most common and how to cope with the pain.

Bad Breath: An age-old problem with some modern solutions

Bad Breath: An age-old problem with some modern solutions

Can cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected?

Don't worry, cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected

Three cosmetic dental procedures that won't cost a bundle

Cosmetic dental procedures can dramatically improve a person’s appearance and self-esteem. Some people are reluctant to inquire about cosmetic dental procedures because they are wary of the cost.

Ultimate Guide to B Vitamins

A fascinating article that explains why the B vitamins -- found in a variety of foods we eat every day -- are so essential to a healthy diet!

Ultimate Guide to Vitamin C

Vitamin C is something you hear about all the time -- learn the real scoop on this important nutrient and how it can help your body function properly!

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Women

Women have the same risk factors for coronary heart disease that men do. But the effects are less pronounced at a younger age. Find out how to start living to prevent heart disease.

Foods That Contain Vitamin C

Of course, the famed citrus fruits are excellent sources of vitamin C. Other often overlooked excellent sources of vitamin C are strawberries, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, and sweet peppers. Learn about foods that contain vitamin C.

Chamomile: Herbal Remedies

Chamomile is particularly effective in treating stomach and intestinal cramps. It is often used to relieve irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and stomach flu. Learn how to make herbal chamomile tea and how it can help soothe and calm.

Herbal Remedies for Fevers

By taking sweat-inducing herbs such as angelica, elderberry, rosemary, or yarrow, you can rid the body of the toxins contributing to a fever and help it break. Learn more about herbal remedies for fevers.

Could alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or street drugs be raising my blood pressure?

Drugs can sometimes have a negative effect on the body as it is trying to treat an illness. See what we uncovered about drugs and how they are related to high pressure.

How can I cut the fat in my diet?

Overeating and consuming the wrong types of foods can lead to many different illnesses. Learn how you can cut fat from your diet and make the right food choices to retain a healthy lifestyle.

How do I follow a very-low-fat vegetarian diet?

A diet low in fat and filled with vegetables can lead to a healthy body, mind and life. Learn how you can incorporate vegetables and foods that are low in fat into your diet.

How many servings can I have and lose weight?

Trying to lose weight? This chart will you an idea of how many servings of each type of food you should include if you are cutting back on calories. Learn more about losing weight with the correct portion sizes.

How can I cut the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol in my diet?

Cutting fat, saturated fat and cholesterol can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about omitting these bad fats from your diet with the information inside this article.

Foods High in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol

Foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol can harm your health if not regularly monitored. Learn more about foods that contain high amounts of saturated fats and what you can do to avoid them.

Good Sources of Potassium

Potassium is nutrient that the body needs and it can be found in many healthy and delicious foods. Check out what foods are great at delivering the right amount of potassium to the body.

How much fat is in there?

Fat in a food depends on the ingredients that make up the food. Learn more about how much you fat is in a food with these helpful tips that we have gathered for you.

How can I make sure my diet is balanced?

Make sure your diet is balanced to fell your best and defend against diseases. Learn more about making sure your diet is well rounded to get the most from the foods that you consume.

How does potassium affect my blood pressure?

Potassium and blood pressure are commonly linked to one another because of the effect that potassium has on the blood. Learn more about this mineral and how it relates to blood pressure.


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