These articles are all related to, or touch on, the subject of cancer. Cancer is a category of diseases in which abnormal cell growth damages the body and often spreads from one area to another. If these abnormal cells aren’t contained, they can interfere with essential bodily functions, often leading to death. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans, according to the CDC.

There are many different types of cancer, and each has a different risk profile. Some are relatively easy to treat, others are quite lethal; some are tragically common, others are very rare. A person’s risk of developing cancer is influenced by many factors, including sex, race, genetics, and age, but lifestyle also plays a massive role. Lifestyle choices like what you eat, how much you exercise, whether or not you smoke, and what kind of products you use can often determine whether or not a person develops cancer.

Read these articles to learn more about what choices and lifestyle factors influence cancer risk and what you can best do to protect yourself, as well as read stories of people who have used integrative and holistic approaches to overcome cancer diagnoses.

Is Grilling Healthy? It depends. The WellBe Guide to Safe Grilling

Is Grilling Healthy? It depends. The WellBe Guide to Safe Grilling

Nothing says innocent summer fun like throwing some meat on the grill and eating al fresco with friends and family. The only thing is — grilling isn’t actually so innocent after all. Yep, like that mosquito that keeps landing on your fruit salad, we’re here to put damper on your next summer bbq with some news about the serious health risks of grilling. But unlike that annoying mosquito, we’re going to make it better in the end, with smart tips to help you stay safe while still enjoying all the fun and deliciousness of grilling season.
Non-toxic Sunscreen Guide: Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

Non-toxic Sunscreen Guide: Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

There’s perhaps no piece of health (or life) advice more universally accepted than “wear sunscreen.” And yet, it’s actually a whole lot more complicated than that. Sure, sunscreen helps shield you against skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun, but the truth is that not all sunscreens are created equal — and some might be seriously harmful to your health. In our newest video guide, WellBe investigates.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition

Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition

Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a board-certified chiropractic internist — but that title doesn’t exactly capture the topic to which he’s devoted his life and career: epigenetics. Through his own personal health journey and his subsequent education, he became one of the foremost experts on epigenetics, founding The Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to hear his insights on this fascinating area of study, including what epigenetic factors impact your health, how lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition, what you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more.