Ashley Lauretta, Parade Magazine

Ashley Lauretta

Parade Magazine

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Runny Nose While You Eat? Here's What Might Be Going On, According to Experts has an extensive editorial partnership with Cleveland Clinic, consistently named as one of the nation’s best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Click here to learn more about our health reporting policies.Every time I set the table, there are two napkins at my seat: One for wiping my [...] → Read More

TikTokkers Claim Cooked Apples Are Key for Gut Health—Here's What Doctors Say

Can cooked apples improve gut health? Experts take a closer look at this TikTok trend, explaining how it works—plus what you can add to your apples to make them more nutritious. → Read More

How To Do the Perfect Plank—And 3 Variations to Try Once You Master the Move

Experts break down exactly how to do the perfect plank, plus what to do when you've mastered a plank and different variations to try including side planks, forearm planks, and more. → Read More

How to Talk to Your Kids About School Shootings

Experts share their top tips for talking to your kids about school shootings including not worrying about being perfect, normalizing the conversation, and more. → Read More

6 Most Important Lifestyle Tweaks to Make After a Heart Attack

6 important lifestyle tweaks to make after a heart attack so you don't have another one including taking prescribed medications, exercising, and more. → Read More

Yellow Snot: What Does Yellow Mucus Mean?

Got yellow snot or mucus? Here's what it means if you're dealing with yellow snot, plus causes of yellow mucus, how to treat it at home, and when to call a doctor. → Read More

Walking Just 30 Minutes a Day Has Tons of Health Benefits

Here's why you should still set aside a half hour and get walking. → Read More

Why the #WhatIEatInaDay TikTok Hashtag Is Problematic, According to Experts

#WhatIEatInaDay hashtag on TikTok: Experts explain exactly why it's problematic, and how you should think about the hashtag going forward. → Read More

Exactly How to Exercise for Better Sleep

Best exercise for sleep: Here's exactly how to exercise for better sleep, according to experts, plus what time of day to exercise for a good night's sleep. → Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Everyone (Even If You Think You're Too Busy)

Can't see the forest for the trees? These lifestyle tips will help reframe your perspective on prioritizing your own health. → Read More

Are Crunches Or Sit-Ups Better for Your Abs?

Are crunches or sit-ups better for your abs? Trainers weigh in, and add the top mistakes people make while doing both exercises, and why you may want to try planks and mountain climbers instead. → Read More

IT Band Pain? Don't Roll It. Do This Instead

When it comes to preventing IT band pain, if you’re relying on foam rolling your IT band, here's why you should stop — and what you should do instead. → Read More

Preventing and Treating Stress Fractures: A Guide for Runners

Stress fractures can mean no running for months on end. → Read More

Best Time to Take Multivitamins: What's the Best Time of Day to Take Supplements?

Best time to take multivitamins: Here's everything you need to know about the best time of day to take vitamins and supplements, plus which ones you should be taking. → Read More

Can’t Run a Mile Without Stopping? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You

If you can’t run a mile without stopping, your body may be trying to tell you something. It’s important to pay attention to any warning signs that may be pointing to an injury. → Read More

Best Ellipticals for Your Home Gym (2021)

Best affordable ellipticals for your home gym (2021) including picks from XTERRA, SCHWINN, Body Power, Domyos, Stamina, Sunny Health and Fitness, and more. → Read More

What Causes Dry Eyes? Here's Why You Get Dry Eyes During the Day and Night

Eye irritation is emphasized during allergy season, when it’s common to have itchy, watery eyes. On the opposite end of the spectrum you’ll find dry eyes, which can have a number of root causes, including but not limited to screen time (this is your cue to look away for a second and blink a few [...] → Read More

5 Home Remedies for Psoriasis to Relieve Symptoms

These are the best home remedies for psoriasis to help reduce symptoms, according to doctors. These top natural home remedies for psoriasis may help your irritated, flaky skin. → Read More

Do You Still Need the COVID Vaccine If You Have Antibodies?

Do you still need the COVID vaccine if you have antibodies? We asked doctors—here's what they had to say including exactly how antibody tests work and whether you should get one. → Read More

Daith Piercing for Migraines: Does it Work?

Does daith piercing for migraines actually work, or is it a myth? We explain where daith piercings as a migraine treatment originated, the difference between it and acupuncture, and more. → Read More