Health and Wellness

Prevent disease, treat ailments and live a naturally healthy lifestyle with our health tips, natural remedies, recipes for homemade beauty products and more.

Why Basil is a Superfood

By Tonia Reinhard

Basil is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C and manganese. Its essential oils contain antioxidant compounds and carotenoids. Learn more.

4 Super Herbs and Spices

By Tonia Reinhard

Some foods are so healthy for you they are known as "superfoods." These high-powered herbs and spices can build and maintain our body tissues, provide us with the energy we need to function properly, enhance our immune system, and provide protection against some diseases.

Just Ask: How Is Vinegar Made?

By Umbra Fisk

Eco-expert Umbra Fisk gives the low-down on vinegar production.

Your Home's 10 Germiest Places

By Amy Mayfield

Once you know the 10 most common places germs linger in your home, you can take simple steps to eliminate them.


De-Plasticize Your Life: 3 Harmful Plastics to Avoid

By Alli Kingfisher and Kelly Lerner

In everything from our food-storage containers and shampoo bottles to our flooring and kids' toys, plastic is pervasive. But with a few simple steps, you can get harmful plastics out of your life for good.

Safety Concerns About Plastic Food Storage Containers

By Jeffrey Hollender with Alexandra Zissu

The kitchen is rife with plastics, many of which leach dangerous chemicals into our food. Keep your health in mind—learn to use plastics safely.

Herb to Know: Beat Joint Pain With These Products

By Linda M. Davis

Try these devil's claw supplements to beat joint pain.

Nutrition Supplement: Shark Cartilage and Cancer Treatment

By Monica Emerich and Elizabeth Bertani

Vitamins minerals and more: Shark cartilage may prove useful in cancer treatments as a way to limit tumor growth.