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Galangal: The Best Cancer-Fighting Herb Around?

What looks like ginger, acts a little bit like turmeric, but actually has been shown to fight cancer like a champ and can even keep your brain healthy? You (probably haven’t) guessed it: galangal. This root, part of the ginger family, grows in various parts of Asia and is a staple herb in Thai cooking. The best part about galangal, though, … Read More

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Is Juice Healthy? Doctors Issue Warning for Parents

Parents often give toddlers and young children fruit juice because it’s conveniently packaged and tastes good. Translation? Happy kids. But is juice healthy? While many pediatricians gave the green light for juice over the years, and in some cases even recommended it for an extra boost of vitamin C, doctors are now singing a much different tune. A 2017 report published by the American … Read More

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Acai berry cleanse - Dr. Axe

Is an Acai Berry Cleanse Good for You? Separating Fact from Fiction

Are you concerned about the buildup of toxins in your system from the chemicals you’re exposed to on a regular basis? Then you may have heard of the potential benefits of doing an acai berry cleanse. Detoxes and cleanses are tricky subjects, so make sure you are very informed before beginning this kind of regimen, including a consult with your … Read More

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Consider These 8 DNA Testing Issues Before You Get Tested

Imagine that, just by swabbing your cheek with a piece of cotton, you could figure out if you might be susceptible to a particular disease. Or, you could know whether your future children are at risk of inheriting a disease that runs in the family. And never mind having to do this at a doctor’s office or in a lab. … Read More

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4 Major Benefits of Dancing, Including Increasing Your Brainpower!

Do you have two left feet or shy away from hitting the dance floor at weddings? It might be time to invest in some dance lessons. According to a recent study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, not only will you likely have more fun at parties, but you’ll also be giving your brain a boost. Put on your blue … Read More

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Kudzu Root: Beneficial Herb or Just a Hyped Plant Invader?

If you have ever driven through the South and looked into fields and wooded areas noticing a vine-like plant resembling a topiary, chances are that plant was kudzu. Kudzu root, also known as kuzu, is mostly used as an herb in traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese cook it in many dishes for both medicinal purposes and flavor, but in the United States, … Read More

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Cat Parasite Prevention + 8 Natural Toxoplasmosis Treatments

Did you know that in the United States alone over 60 million adults and children currently have a parasite called Toxoplasma living inside their bodies? This is a a really large number of people and we’re talking about a parasite that makes the list of 4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain! Brain parasites are nothing to take lightly. Luckily for most people with a … Read More

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Learn to Recognize the 12 Signs of Depression

Did you know that depression is predicted to be the leading cause of disease burden by 2030? In fact, it’s already the leading cause in women worldwide. When including depressive-related deaths due to suicide and stroke, depression has the third highest global disease burden. (1) For people with depression, their negative thoughts overshadow all of their thoughts and actions. Some … Read More

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Keratosis pilaris - Dr. Axe

Clear Up “Chicken Skin” With 6 Natural Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

Have you ever experienced “chicken skin” on your arms or legs? If so, you’re not alone. Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, affecting nearly 50–80 percent of adolescents and 40 percent of adults. (1) It looks like tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the skin that may be mistaken for small pimples. But, it’s a completely different skin issue. Although keratosis … Read More

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Jalapenos: The Jalapeno Pepper Helps Prevent Colds, Headaches & Chronic Disease

Delicious in cornbread, mango salsa, stuffed with cream cheese or often enjoyed as poppers at the local pub, most everyone knows the jalapeno pepper can be one serious pepper. Even though jalapenos are usually fairly small in size coming in around two to four inches in length, they carry a rather powerful taste of fire — and it’s that powerful taste that … Read More

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