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.

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.

Capsules: Saw Palmetto for Prostate Health

By Steven Foster

Newsbreaks in herb research: One study shows saw palmetto to be as effective as finasteride, with fewer side effects.

Capsules: Feverfew for Migraines

By Steven Foster

Newsbreaks in herb research: Feverfew is known as a home remedy for easing migraine headaches, but new evidence puts this reputation in jeopardy.