1. The nutrient-dense diet
Which foods are the very best for long-term health? This year's top health feature used the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) to measure the lowest calorie, most nutrient dense fruits, veggies, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds for your diet.
2. Why am I so tired?
The question burning on everyone’s mind—not just this time of year. Our Q & A looked at possible causes and simple solutions for everyday exhaustion.
3. 5 supplements you need
If you consistently eat a balanced, whole foods–based diet, do you really need to take supplements? If you’re aiming for optimal health as you age, the answer is yes. Beyond a high-quality multivitamin, these five fill in the gaps.
4. The Hypothyroid diet
More and more Americans are wondering whether underactivity in their thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the throat that produces metabolism-regulating hormones, may be causing symptoms like fatigue, depression, and yes, weight gain. Here’s what you need to know.
5. How to lose weight for good
New year, new ... you? Some of the most common hurdles to lasting weight loss—and what really works to overcome them.
6. Beginner’s guide to seasonal eating
Eating what’s in season in your region has many advantages, including more nutritional value, less risk of contamination, less fuel used, and less waste in the environment. Here’s how to keep your meals close to home—year round.
7. Herbs and supplements for thyroid health
With thyroid health a top concern among our readers this year, we chose the top four supplements to help regulate thyroid function.
8. What causes premature aging?
From excessive alcohol consumption to poor-quality sleep, a naturopath, vascular aging specialist, and geriatric physician weigh in on possible causes of premature aging.
9. Tame inflammation
What happens when inflammation is internal, ongoing, and undetected? Low-level inflammation is one of the greatest health threats facing Americans, warn experts, and you may not even know you have it. Matthew Kadey, RD gives the top tips for keeping levels in check.
10. What causes post nasal drip and how can I treat it?
The cough and sore throat may have passed but the drip is still in full effect. Find out simple ways to clear your sinuses and stay healthy through the seasons.