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5 Ways to Avoid a Cold, Courtesy of Oprah’s Go-To Health Guru

When the temperatures drop, the cold season heats up! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are millions of cases of the common cold in the United States every year. Adults have an average of two or three annually, and children suffer from even more. While there’s no...

7 Pets That Boost Your Health

More than just animals to play with and adore, pets can help improve your mental and physical health, too. However, not enough of us who need them are taking advantage of these benefits. A research paper by UCLA Health states that pets are underutilized forms of therapy, even though there are...

Is Over-Cleanliness Plaguing Our Kids With Allergies?

You can never be too rich or too wise, but you certainly can be too clean. Scientists suspect that overzealous antibacterial behavior could explain why American children are experiencing an epidemic of autoimmune diseases such as allergies. Babies and toddlers instinctually put things in their...

Eat Your Garlic: Why the Stinking Rose Is Having a Superfood Moment

To some, garlic is just an aromatic that adds a delicious kick of flavor to their dishes, but to health nuts, garlic is the holy grail of the allium (onion) family. It has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes across many cultures for thousands of years; studies have linked garlic to...

Summer Spas: Beat the Heat and Relax Like a Russian

If you can’t get away to the beach this summer, here’s a unique way to escape from it all: Put yourself in a concrete room that’s 200-plus-degrees Fahrenheit, lie face down against the boiler and get swatted with two huge bundles of oak leaves drenched in hot suds—over and over again, by a man...

Banish Stress with Forest Bathing

Proof That Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

Science Fails to See Benefits of Eating Placenta

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