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Immune boosts or busts? From IV drips and detoxes to superfoods

Ads for products that promise to supercharge the body's immune system make claims that sound too good to be true. But do these products actually work? 

Feeding body and soul

Intuitive eating is a plan designed to help people build a better relationship with food. It encourages people to listen to natural hunger and fullness cues. Two key principles include rejecting a diet mentality and the notion that foods are "good" or "bad." Weight loss can result, but it is not a chief goal. People can incorporate intuitive eating into their lifestyle by being mindful during meals, keeping a food journal, staying fueled, being patient, and seeking support from a dietitian or health coach.

Preventable liver disease is rising: What you eat — and avoid — counts

Fatty liver disease is a condition caused by irritation to the liver, and one specific type is triggered by metabolic risk factors. Following a healthy diet can prevent or possibly even reverse it.

A combination of healthy diets linked with longer life

People who follow a combination of healthy diet plans that share similar traits may have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Easy ways to shop for healthful, cost-conscious foods

Healthier eating starts with food shopping, and supermarkets are full of choices that are both nutritious and less so. But trips to a grocery store don't have to feel overwhelming or be budget-blowing; it just takes a little planning, strategy, and thinking ahead.

Why eat lower on the seafood chain?

Cutting back on red meat and replacing it with poultry or seafood is a good choice because those are healthier sources of protein — and better for the environment. Choosing seafood that is lower on the food chain can amplify those benefits.

Energy-boosting coffee alternatives: What to know

Beverages that promise similar energy perks and health benefits as coffee and tea are growing in popularity. Often marketed as wellness drinks, how do these alternatives stack up nutritionally?

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