The Difference Between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreen

Other experts fall somewhere in the middle, recommending some chemical filters but not others. “In my personal opinion, I recommend avoiding oxybenzone, not only due to absorption concerns, but also due to its high rates of allergic reactions,” Dr. Shah shares. “Otherwise, I continue to recommend the other approved chemical sunscreens like avobenzone and octocrylene.” … Read more

During My Crohn’s Flare Ups, These Are the Products That Actually Help

“It’s such an unfortunate paradox for our [Crohn’s] patients,” Dr. May says. “Because they’ve been hearing all the time that fiber is good, but when they’re having a flare, fiber can actually make the symptoms worse.” When I’m in a flare, I ‘ve found that I best tolerate fiber when it’s blended or juiced — … Read more

How to Start Meditating at Home — and Actually Stick to It

To help keep your breath steady, picture a balloon inflating and deflating with each inhale and exhale. A tool on the Calm app called the “Breathe Bubble” gives you a visual to follow; the bubble’s speed is adjustable. “It supports people to [help them] easily breathe in, hold, and breathe out at a pace that … Read more