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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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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 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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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.

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How Diet Soda Ruined My 20s

I spent a large part of my 20s confined to my bedroom with the blinds shut because of chronic migraines.

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I'm In A Polyamorous Relationship

Lindsay met Sean, her husband of twelve years, when she was 23 years old. He was working at a coffee shop and they instantly hit it off. And then, after a few months of dating, she fell in love with someone else.

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"I Got Divorced—And Then Remarried My Ex"

Many of us have gotten back together with someone after breaking up. Some of us have had years and years of an on-and-off-again relationship. Less likely, though, are the odds of giving your marriage another chance after going through the process of getting a divorce.

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Doctors Told Me My Uterine Cancer Was Menopause

When Sharon Rae North started having irregular cycles with spotting, she assumed that it was menopause, and her doctor agreed. But when her symptoms persisted, she couldn't ignore a nagging feeling that something just wasn't right. This is her story.