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I Was Misdiagnosed With An Allergy And Panic Attacks Until An X-Ray Finally Revealed The Real Problem

Earlier this year, at age 34, I experienced what I self-diagnosed to be an allergic reaction. I wasn't the only one to diagnose it as an allergic reaction—doctors did, too. It took thousands of dollars, multiple office visits, and a number of tests to ultimately determine what was really wrong.

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The Ins and Outs of Migraines

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 38 million Americans suffer from migraines. 18 percent of those affected in the U.S. are women — I am one of them.

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Allergies to Nature Need Natural Relief

How environmental allergies can be supported without side effects.

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Natural Choice Awards 2017

Retailers casted their votes for the 15th annual WholeFoods Natural Choice Awards, and their voices were heard —now it is time to announce the winners!

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He's Doing It His Way

Trump certainly started his presidency unlike any other commander in chief before him, doing things his own way.

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Weighing Your Weight Management Options

The research (and concerns) your shoppers should know about.

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Skin Elasticity: Combining Nutrients Is Key

Why consumers should be applying topicals, taking supplements and eating the right foods.

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Natural Beauty (and Protection) From Within

Can nutricosmetics support problematic skin?

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Editorial: The Latest in Nutricosmetic Trends

Apart from being the editor for WholeFoods Magazine, I am also a woman who cares about skin health.

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WholeFoods' Natural Products Forecast 2017

We asked industry experts to shed some light on possible trends for the upcoming year.

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Editorial: New Beginnings

Like most of us in the natural products industry, I too chose this path on purpose. I wanted to become a part of a community that not only cares about health and wellness, but also contributes to it.

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I Stopped Wearing My Fitness Tracker And This Is What Happened ...

We all know the myriad benefits of wearing a fitness tracker—like motivation, weight loss, and a connection to a community of like-minded healthy people. But what happens when you stop wearing it?

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This Is What It's Like To Be Allergic To Sunlight

Molly,* 44 was diagnosed with a sunlight allergy, called polymorphous light eruption (PLME), when she was a young girl. This is what it's like to have to take precautions every time she steps outside.

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I Survived Two Dangerous Blood Clots

This experience has truly taught me the importance of listening to my intuition.

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I Went Gluten-Free...And Felt No Different

After Olivia* suffered debilitating ailments for years, her doctor recommended she go gluten-free for relief. This is what it's like when the cure-all diet fails.