Detox

Detox is an Inverse series that cuts through the hype and confusion of today’s health and wellness claims. From sunscreen to probiotics to face washing and everything in between, we cut straight to the science providing readers with accurate, evidence-based advice to live healthy and happy lives.

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Detox

Is Going Commando Healthier Than Wearing Underwear?

ByElana Spivack

Skipping underwear can bring some surprising benefits.

Health

Rubbing Your Eyes Is Way More Harmful Than You Think

ByElana Spivack

While it may feel good, the damage is too real.

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This Type of Coffee Is the Least Likely to Stain Your Teeth, According to Science

ByElana Spivack

The way your coffee is roasted stains your teeth differently.

Detox

This Extremely Common Sleeping Behavior Is Never Normal

ByElana Spivack

As much as 40 percent of adults snore, but when does a common behavior signal a problem?

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What Color Should Your Pee Really Be? Experts Reveal Why Urine Shouldn’t Always Be Clear

ByElana Spivack

Here's how your urine color should change throughout the day.

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Wellness Culture Today Forgot About One Giant Idea From the Original 1970s Movement

ByElana Spivack

Wellness wasn’t all colonics and Goop cruises.

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These 2 Distinct Symptoms Will Reveal Whether You Have a Cold or Allergies

ByElana Spivack

These two very different symptoms will likely indicate exactly what you are dealing with.

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You're Probably Drinking Too Much Water — Here's Why

ByElana Spivack

Humans get about 20 percent of their water from food.

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This Odd Yet Common Nighttime Habit Has Stumped Sleep Researchers

ByElana Spivack

You’re more likely to wake up at certain points in the night than others.

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Should You Take Supplements? A Doctor Reveals the 2 That Are Worth It

ByElana Spivack

Always talk to your doctor before starting anything new.