Weight Loss

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

Apple cider vinegar - Dr. Axe

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits Cholesterol, Blood Sugar & Metabolism

[Below is my transcript of my video about apple cider vinegar benefits, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I want to talk about an amazing superfood or, more accurately, a super liquid: apple cider vinegar. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famous for saying, “Let food be thy medicine,” and he gave this to his patients over 2,000 years ago to … Read More


Berberine: The Plant Alkaloid that Treats Diabetes & Digestive Problems

Berberine comes to us from China and India, where it was first used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. Berberine is a natural alkaloid found in a wide variety of traditional herbs, including goldenseal, barberry, goldthread, Oregon grape, tree turmeric and phellodendron. Within these plants, the berberine alkaloid can be found in the stem bark, roots and rhizomes (rootlike subterranean … Read More


10 Steps to Achieve Satiety When You Eat

Have you ever eaten a large, carb-laden meal and, even though you packed in the calories, felt hungry in just a short while? Or maybe you were starving after a long day and scarfed down a healthy dinner you just weren’t excited about? Even though you know you’re not “technically” hungry, you’re still ready to back into the kitchen and nibble … Read More

How Many Grams of Carbs Per Day?

How Many Grams of Carbs Per Day Do You Need?

[Below is my transcript of my video about how many grams of carbs per day you should consume, along with supplemental information on the topic.] One of those common questions I get is, “How many grams of carbs per day do you need?” We know that there are a lot of different diets out there, some saying to go completely … Read More

Protein Foods

How Many Grams of Protein Per Day Do You Need?

[Below is my transcript of my video about daily protein consumption, along with supplemental information on the topic.] One of the most common questions I get is, “How much protein should I consume a day?” Protein foods are essential for building muscle, burning fat, supporting metabolism, and even bolster the health of certain organs like your thyroid and adrenal glands — … Read More

MCT oil - Dr. Axe

6 Health Benefits of MCT Oil — Is It Better than Coconut Oil?

“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management. Coconut oil is one great source of MCTs — roughly 62–65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs — but recently more concentrated “MCT oils” have also been growing in popularity. MCTs, also called … Read More

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Conjugated Linoleic Acid — Fat Burner, Immune System Builder & More

While many hear “butter and beef” and immediately think of heart attacks and weight gain, the truth is that all types of natural fats are healthy and even beneficial when you eat high-quality versions of them and have them in moderation. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is the name given to group of chemicals found in the fatty acid called linoleic … Read More


Fiber-Packed Pectin Helps Treat High Cholesterol & Diabetes

Pectin is a carbohydrate that’s extracted from fruits, vegetables and seeds. The main use for pectin is as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food. It’s sold commercially as a white- to light-brown powder that is extracted from citrus fruits. Companies commonly use pectin in food as a gelling agent, particularly in jams and jellies. Pectin is also used in fillings, medicines, … Read More


Kamut: The High-Energy, High-Nutrient Ancient Grain

Kamut (pronounced ka-moot) is a trademarked name given to khorasan wheat. The grain had been all but forgotten, but in recent history Kamut is making a comeback. This is most likely because of its great taste, texture, nutritional value and hypoallergenic properties. Kamut actually has a confusing and unknown past, as scientists in the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel and Russia … Read More