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The 10 Most Controversial Wellness Stories of 2017

Tamim Alnuweiri

Tamim AlnuweiriDecember 28, 2017

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The internet might be the only place where you can find people earnestly enthusiastic and opinionated about their bedsheets and the best way to eat an avocado alike. And, while we’ve already covered what people were reading the most in 2017, that measurement isn’t equivalent to what they were talking about the most.

Although the wellness world includes giant mood-boosting crystals and enough matcha to power a nation, it’s not immune to jaw-dropping revelations and controversy. The following 10 pieces and moments seemed to generate the most buzz and heat around the corners of the internet (and even Well+Good HQ) this year. Topics span everything from periods (menstrual realness is still very much a real issue) and lawsuits to vegan-food industry drama. So, seemingly no sphere was immune to controversial attention this year.

Read through our most controversial pieces of the year below.

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1. Why doing inversions on your period could be bad for your health

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Photo: Stocksy/Rob and Julia Campbell

2. 3 signs you might be doing too much cardio

What happens when you don't wash your hair
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3. Here’s what happens if you stop washing your hair

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4. Could getting (a little bit) high be good for your brain?

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Photo: Unsplash/Hisu Lee

5. The creator of the alkaline diet is about to go to jail for 3 years—here’s why

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6. An ex-employee is suing lululemon for $3M, claiming her “sexual predator” boss assaulted her

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Photo: Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good

7. By Chloe’s co-founder reveals the hidden drama that led to Chloe Coscarelli leaving the brand

Yoga teacher salaries
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8. Yes, it’s possible to make $400,000 a year as a yoga teacher—here’s how

essential oils mythbuster
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9. Could essential oils be harming your skin?

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10. Kayla Itsines explains, once and for all, what she really means by that “bikini body” name

Speaking of controversy—two badass women, Nan Goldin and Frances Bean Cobain, have both recently created Instagram accounts.

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