The world of integrative health encompasses a vast array of different topics, and it can often feel overwhelming to find trusted, comprehensive, accessible information on them. You hear different things from different sources, depending on whether it’s a social media influencer or a brand trying to sell you something or a doctor who has their own individual biases and training. These guides are meant to make it simple to understand the topics that are central to living your healthiest life.
In each of these guides, we explore everything you want to know about a certain topic — what it is, the science behind it, what it means for your life, plus a handy little cheat-sheet summary at the end. We cover everything from whether you should take a vitamin D supplement to what causes brain fog to what you should be putting in your coffee (as well as what kind of coffee beans are healthiest!). Each of our guides draws from authoritative sources, which you can find in the citations at the bottom of the article.
Read these guides to learn in-depth, actionable information about specific health and wellness topics.
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How Cortisol Affects Belly Fat + Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalance
When people talk about hormones, it’s normally related to a specific kind of experience, like menopause, pregnancy, or a monthly menstrual cycle. Hormones play a big role in all of these, of course, but what people don’t talk about (and many don’t know) is the fact that hormones play a huge role in every aspect of our body’s functioning every single day. That means that if your hormones are out of whack, there are consequences, including some particularly pesky ones like weight gain and belly fat. Read on to learn more about female imbalance and the link between cortisol and belly fat, as well as natural remedies for hormonal imbalance.
10 Perfect Wellness Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season
The 2020 WellBe holiday gift guide, including healthy and non-toxic gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Should You Be Taking Vitamin D?
What's the deal with vitamin D? Do you get enough from the sun, or should you take supplements? And what, exactly, does vitamin D do? We explore all that and more.
Is There A Natural Cure for Migraine?
Migraines can be totally debilitating, and many of the methods of treatment have undesirable side effects. Luckily, there are natural remedies that have been proven to be as effective as pharmaceuticals.
5 Types of Over the Counter Medication to Avoid
All prescription and OTC meds have side effects. But which ones are the worst offenders? You might be surprised to learn some of the serious and long-term health risks associated with the most common medications.
The WellBe Organic Salon Guide: How to Find Non-Toxic Hair Dye and Protect Yourself from Harmful Chemicals at the Salon
Over 75% of American women color their hair — but how many of them know about the harmful color in those hair dyes? In the WellBe Guide to organic hair salons and natural hair color, we look at the risks of coloring your hair, and how to do it safely.
What’s the Best Water Filter System Based on Where You Live?
In July 2017, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published their database of pollutants found in American tap water. By entering your zip code, you can research what contaminants have been found in public water systems. So now what? We looked through the EWG’s water filter guide to find some products that are certified to filter out contaminants found in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Is Grilling Healthy or Safe? 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.
Why Pasture-Raised Eggs Are the Healthiest Eggs to Buy
Not all eggs are created equal. Similar to how a fetus is affected by the health and diet of its mother, the health and diet of a hen very much affects the quality of her eggs. If you're an egg eater, you'll agree that all the terms on egg cartons are confusing— how do you tell if you’re buying high- or low-quality eggs? We investigated to figure out which terms really affect our health— and which are totally nonsense. We also talked to Mark Kastel, the co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group, for the inside info on why hen health affects our health. Here’s our WellBe education on eggs. Ready? Go.