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Cheat Sheet: Insider wellness practices


Yes, you've got your PhD in Kale. But what about the next-level practices that wellness insiders are doing—and your busy, life could be missing?
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Sure, you know your farro from your brown rice, and burpees from bakasana. But what are the next-level tips, tricks, and practices that wellness insiders are doing that your super-busy yet healthy life could be missing?

Here are a few forward-thinking healthy practices that experts (and Well+Good readers) know… —Jamie McKillop

1. Why more wellness experts are putting butter in their coffee
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3. The B12 craze: Should you be supplementing?
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4. Oil pulling: New Yorkers trade Listerine for this Ayurvedic detox method
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5. How 8 super-healthy people prevent getting sick
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6. Honey: Four surprising ways wellness experts use it
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7. 9 wellness rules of exceptionally healthy people
What do these exceptionally balanced people know that we don’t? Jim Nicolai, MD., shares the (often simple) practices of uber-healthy people.

8. Tapping: the new way to deal with stress and anxiety?
Nick Ortner has popularized the practice of tapping, a do-anywhere healing method for stress to phobias and pain. We asked the new author just how it works.

9. Ten healthy uses for apple cider vinegar
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