Top 10 Health And Wellness Stories Of 2018
The year's most-read articles range from need-to-know health tips and lifesaving facts about disease to fads and facts for fueling yourself.
Check out the top 10 health and wellness stories of 2018.
"The Keto Diet" tops the list!
1. The Keto Diet
The keto diet trend exploded in 2018, trending on recipe sites and in magazine articles. Proponents claim the high-fat diet helps you quickly shed pounds while indulging in foods that are normally off limits in other diets: bacon, cheese, nuts, whole-milk dairy and butter. But before you run to the grocery store to stock up on avocados and cream, you should know what you’re getting into.
Heard about hygge? This Danish lifestyle trend focuses on coziness, contentment and well-being. Here's how hygge can help your health.
3. Food Trends
Like fashion, food trends come and go each year, and it can be hard to know which ones to embrace - and which ones to leave on the rack or shelf. We explored some popular food crazes of 2018 and whether they're really worth trying.
4. The Heat Is On
It may feel like ages ago, but Indiana and Illinois did have a few days this summer with life-threatening temperatures. Readers heeded our advice to stay cool and prevent heat illnesses.
5. Healthy Halloween Dinners
Busy parents snatched up these Halloween recipes to get kids in the kitchen.
6. CBD Oil
Is CBD oil the answer to what ails you? This home remedy is made from cannabidiol, one of more than 80 chemicals found in cannabis plants. Fans claim that CBD oil can help everything from insomnia to pain management to epilepsy – without causing intoxication. We broke out the science.
The 2018 flu season was rough. It's said last winter's flu season was the worst since 2009. Here's help, regardless of the year, on how to get through a bad through season.
8. Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease
This summer found several states reporting an increase in hand-foot-and-mouth disease cases. The virus causes a rash that appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, among other symptoms.
9. MIND Diet And Alzheimers Disease
The MIND diet focuses on eating foods shown to support a healthy brain and delay decline, and it's showing benefits for people in their 40s and 50s.
10. Going Gluten-Free
Gluten-free labels are everywhere these days, and you may have heard about a friend's success in losing weight by going gluten-free. But do you need to be concerned about the presence of this protein in your daily diet?