Arrowroot - Dr. Axe

Boost Immunity & Soothe Digestion with Arrowroot

What do papermaking, gluten-free baking, cosmetics and homeopathic remedies share in common? One answer rises to the surface: “arrowroot.” This wildly useful food starch was cultivated as early as 5,000 B.C., and was originally known as aru-aru, defined as “meal of meals,” named as such by the Arawak. This now-extinct people of the Caribbean islands were the first to use this … Read More

Natural laxatives - Dr. Axe

7 Foods that Make the Best Natural Laxatives

Natural laxatives, in the form of certain foods and herbs, have been used for health purposes for over 2,000 years. People have always known that bowel movements are necessary for good health, but in today’s fast-paced society, a poor diet, stress or frequent traveling can get in the way of you and good digestion — so pooping regularly can suddenly become tough! To … Read More

Processed foods - Dr. Axe

Major Causes of Weight Gain? Processed Foods & Rx Medicines

The next time your parents remind you that things are so much easier now, here’s a rebuttal: maintaining weight isn’t. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, it’s possible for the waistlines of adults today to be larger than someone 30 years ago, even at the same levels of caloric intake and exercise. … Read More



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