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Bee propolis - Dr. Axe

Bee Propolis Benefits Immunity in the Fight Against Cancer, Candida & Parasites

You’re probably familiar with honey and might even be a fan of bee pollen or royal jelly already, but do you know the other bee-derived ingredient that’s known to have incredible health properties? I’m talking about bee propolis, also called “bee glue.” What is propolis? It’s a natural mixture produced by honey bees from a few things, including substances they collect from plants and trees. This truly therapeutic … Read More

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Capsaicin - Dr. Axe

Capsaicin Brings the Heat as a Disease-Fighting Powerhouse

Do you love the spicy flavor that peppers have to offer? Then you’re in luck, because capsaicin may help you prevent cancer, fight diabetes and even relieve pain. Known as the spice factor in peppers, capsaicin gives those delicious veggies their heat. With the exception of the bell pepper, capsaicin is generally synonymous with peppers. It’s also one of the features of … Read More

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Dangers of fracking - Dr. Axe

Dangers of Fracking (Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body)

When we talk about health, it’s impossible to ignore the impacts certain types of energy have on our breathing, wellness and even cancer risk. And as our country increasingly looks to ways to fuel the modern lifestyle, it’s important to note the potential health side effects of these tactics. Here, we focus on the dangers of fracking, particularly as it … Read More

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Nitrates - Dr. Axe

What Are Nitrates? Reasons to Avoid Nitrates + Better Alternatives

You may have heard of nitrates, but do you really know what they are? If you said that they help keep processed deli meats and hot dogs full of color, you would be correct. But they also help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. So what are nitrates, and are they bad for you.? What Are Nitrates? Actually, there are nitrates and … Read More

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Garam masala - Dr. Axe

Garam Masala Benefits Digestion, Immunity & More

You may have tasted it before, but do you know the answer to the following question: What is garam masala? Spoiler alert, it’s not a meal or dish — it’s actually a blend of spices. Garam masala may originate in India, but in terms of what spices actually go into a garam masala recipe, the variations are all over the map. Often … Read More

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Dairy-Free Diet Benefits + 6 Dairy Alternatives

Did you know that the first adverse reaction to cow’s milk was actually detailed 2,000 years ago? Hippocrates described the first adverse reaction to cow’s milk as skin and gastrointestinal symptoms after consumption. Today, cow’s milk is among the first foods introduced into an infant’s diet, and accordingly, it’s one of the first and most common causes of food allergy in … Read More

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Fast-food packaging - Dr. Axe

Possible Cancer Causer Detected in 1/3 of Fast-Food Packaging (See Where Else It Hides)

Can fast-food packaging like burrito, burger and pastry wrappers, along with pizza and French fry boxes, really increase your cancer risk? A certain family of chemicals helps keeping grease from dripping through the fast-food packaging and onto your hands and clothes. But as it turns out, about a third of the fast-food containers tested contain grease-repelling coatings made of perfluorinated … Read More

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Acorn squash nutrition - Dr. Axe

Top 7 Acorn Squash Nutrition Benefits

What looks like an acorn but tastes like a squash … and helps your body fight disease? The answer is simple: the acorn squash. Named for its acorn-like shape, the acorn squash is part of the Cucurbita family of vegetables known for its disease-fighting and immunity-boosting properties. Acorn squash nutrition, like butternut squash nutrition, is packed with an incredible number of essential nutrients … Read More

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Is sugar bad for you - Dr. Axe

Is Sugar Bad for You? Here’s How It Destroys Your Body

Is sugar bad for you? Can it really have a head-to-toe impact on the human body? When we’re talking about added sugar, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Although the sugar industry has actively fought to change public opinion about the health effects of sugar, we now know today that sugar impacts just about every organ system in the body. And not in … Read More

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Cancer-causing foods - Dr. Axe

Are These Cancer-Causing Foods in Your Diet?

Navigating the modern-day food system often seems overwhelming. Ingredients in ultra-processed foods are blamed for everything from cancer and diabetes to reduced kidney function and bone loss. And sometimes even the way we cook otherwise healthy foods puts them in the cancer-causing foods category. Unfortunately, until food manufacturers are forced to clean up the ingredients used in their products, it’s up … Read More

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