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Winter Wellness 2015—Unconventional Cures

The road less-traveled through our Winter Wellness Issue

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Bundle up or you'll catch your death! A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

We're all familiar with the conventional health tips passed down by grandmothers for generations. But what about the less-tried and not-so-sure-if-it's-true?

We sent our writers out to explore the wide world of alternative health remedies. But we didn't let them write about increasingly commonplace practices like acupuncture or homeopathy. Instead, we asked them to investigate emerging approaches to health and wellbeing.

Some, like the awkwardly-named meal replacement drink Soylent, and the practice of healing through the sounds emitted by crystal bowls, were a bit more off-the-beaten path. While others, like the Brazilian dance-meets-fight style of Capoeira and ingesting essential oils are gaining popularity.

We also checked in with readers to find out their go-to home remedies for staving off seasonal sniffles. And, since many of these remedies aim to reduce anxiety, we took a look at the impact of stress on health, and talked to an expert about what really works to bring stress levels down.

With that, we lift a mug of hot tea and say,

"To your health!"

Check out our Winter Wellness sections:

Worried About Stress?

Never Chew Again

Crystal Clear

Ingesting Essential Oils

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