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Health benefits of blackberries - Dr. Axe

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Blackberries

One of my favorite things to find is the intersection between delicious food and incredible health benefits. Nothing truer could be said about the health benefits of blackberries. Boasting an ORAC score that lands it high on the most antioxidant-rich foods, as well as a list of nutrients so long it’s hard to remember even half of them plus one … Read More

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L-Lysine Benefits the Gut, Brain & Herpes Outbreaks

The same building block of protein that helps treat cold sores can also help fight cancer. It’s not a myth; it’s just science — and that’s just one of the many L-lysine benefits. For years, people have been using L-lysine to treat the herpes virus and recover from workouts. But, as it turns out, this amino acid is good for … Read More

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Kidney beans nutrition - Dr. Axe

Kidney Beans Nutrition Helps Fight Diabetes, Heart Disease & Even Some Cancers

Name for their close visual resemblance in color and shape to kidneys, kidney beans are widely consumed and produced across the globe, and like cannellini beans or adzuki beans, they’re a common addition to chili and other delicious meals.  Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins, kidney beans nutrition has been linked to reduced risk … Read More

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Colorectal Cancer Rates Increasing Among Young People

Student loan debt, high home prices, uncertain job security … millennial life often isn’t always as rosy as it might seem, and now there’s something else to add to the list: colorectal cancers. Usually thought of as a cancer that hits the 50-plus crowd, colorectal cancers rates are actually decreasing among that age group. Disturbingly, however, there’s been a rise of the … Read More

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Radon symptoms - Dr. Axe

Radon Symptoms: Is This Deadly Gas Lurking in Your Home?

Did you know that breathing radon for prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to you and your family? According to the Surgeon General’s National Health Advisory, millions of homes have an elevated radon level and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. (1) And what’s really scary is that there are no obvious radon symptoms. … Read More

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Beta-Carotene - Dr. Axe

Beta-Carotene: Beneficial or Dangerous for Your Health?

There’s a growing body of literature that indicates the beneficial effects of beta-carotene and other carotenoids on chronic diseases in humans. Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that’s found in plants. It’s known as a pro vitamin A carotenoid because it needs to be converted to active vitamin A by the body. Researchers agree that beta-carotene found in fruits and vegetables … Read More

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Locust bean gum - Dr. Axe

Locust Bean Gum: The Pros & Cons of This Common Thickening Agent

Locust bean gum is a natural food additive that comes from the carob seeds of the carob tree. Similar to guar gum and gellan gum, locust bean gum is added to a variety of food products, including yogurt, cream cheese and ice cream. In food, it’s used primarily as a thickening and stabilizing agent. Locust bean gum is also gluten-free and sometimes used … Read More

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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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