The Sandy Hook defamation trial showed how bogus health products have turned misinformation into big business.
Here’s what we know about this essential vitamin’s effects on well-being.
In the oversaturated world of wellness, the company has forced itself to the front with prolific podcast ads and a network of influencers.
Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).
Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.
Paleo, vegan, gluten-free: Owners are putting animals on human regimens and fueling a huge pet-wellness industry. But some health experts are concerned.
Grocery aisles are turning into beauty shelves with a crop of chic new drinks with too-good-to-be true wellness claims.
Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.
Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.
The evidence for their sleep-inducing benefits is thin, but experts say that in some cases there’s no harm in giving them a try.
How the nutritional supplement business has helped foster extremism.
Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium and sleep disorders. But changing your diet may be a better option than taking supplements.
Any benefits from collagen supplements appear to be limited.
Those who ate a meat-free diet were at increased risk for bone fractures.
The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.
The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.
Some supplements are more effective than others — and some may be harmful, experts warn.
A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin.
People in their 60s take an average of 15 prescription drugs a year. Combined with over-the-counter products, they may do more harm than good.
Studies suggest that certain probiotics can help in certain contexts. But you will need to do your research. We can help.
Some supplements may actually be harmful for cardiovascular health.
To support brain health as you age, start with the same foods that can help to keep your heart healthy.
You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet.
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease.
Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong.
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.
Most splitting nails can be healed with a simple moisturizer, although nail problems can also be a sign of an underlying medical problem.
While some nutritionists have encouraged the protein craze, a number of experts are urging caution.