Gut Health

Dumping Syndrome - Dr. Axe

Dumping Syndrome Causes & Symptoms + 9 Natural Treatments

Dumping syndrome is the most common condition to follow bariatric surgery. Its prevalence reaches up to 50 percent in people who have had partial gastrectomy. But research suggests that weight loss is not dependent on the presence of dumping symptoms; in fact, dumping syndrome can lead to weight gain for some people. It also can substantially reduce your quality of life, resulting in … Read More

Burning mouth syndrome - Dr. Axe

Burning Mouth Syndrome Symptoms + 9 Home Remedies

Perplexing and painful, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex pain disorder causing a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth. While all areas may be affected, you may experience isolated burning sensations on one or more areas including the tongue, lips, gums, palate or throat. The pain and discomfort may appear suddenly or develop over time. (1) Underlying medical … Read More

Rectal bleeding - Dr. Axe

Rectal Bleeding Causes + 5 Natural Ways to Find Relief

If you’ve been pooping blood recently, hopefully you haven’t been ignoring it like it’s no big deal. Seeing bright red blood on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl is definitely a sign that something is not exactly right in your body at that moment, particularly in your gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes it may just be that you’ve been struggling with … Read More

Vibrio vulnificus - Dr. Axe

Vibrio Vulnificus Causes & Symptoms + 3 Natural Ways to Prevent It

Vibrio vulnificus causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses worldwide and 100 deaths in the United States every year. What is Vibrio vulnificus? It’s a type of serious, sometimes even deadly, infection most often caused when someone consumes raw, contaminated seafood. It’s estimated that V. vulnificus is one of the few foodborne illnesses with an increasing incidence in developed nations; it caused 41 percent more infections in … Read More

How to stop diarrhea fast- Dr. Axe

How to Stop Diarrhea Fast

Diarrhea is a common type of gastrointestinal upset or infection. It causes frequent and excessive discharging of the bowels in the form of abnormally watery stools and stomach pains. If you or one of your children has recently developed diarrhea, the first question you’re likely asking is “Can you tell me how to stop diarrhea fast?” If you’re experiencing any of … Read More

Gellan gum - Dr. Axe

Gellan Gum: Is This Vegan-Friendly Food Additive a Safer Thickening Agent?

Since its discovery more than three decades ago, gellan gum has become a common additive in the food, beverage, personal care, industrial cleaners and paper-production markets, especially over the past 15 years. According to KP Celco, today the leading global producer of gellan gum, some of its primary functions and uses include: (1) Helping form gel-like consistency within substances Helping prevent … Read More


Black Tea Benefits the Heart, Digestion, Stress Levels & More

Tea is actually the most consumed beverage worldwide after water so it’s quite likely you may be acquiring black tea benefits already on a regular basis. But is black tea good for you? Loaded with antioxidants called polyphenols that protect human cells from hazardous free radical damage, black tea definitely makes the list of one of my top anti-aging foods. Plus, black tea … Read More


Hyponatremia Causes & Symptoms + 5 Natural Treatments 

Hyponatremia means low sodium levels in the blood. It’s the opposite of the condition called hypernatremia, in which sodium levels are very high. Both conditions often occur when patients are staying in the hospital. This is especially true if they are receiving fluid intravenously, have an existing condition like kidney or heart disease, or are in critical care. Surveys have found … Read More

Peppercorns - Dr. Axe

Peppercorns: Can They Help Prevent Cancer and Diabetes?

Though salt is the most widely used spice, peppercorn is the most widely traded spice in the world. And while it’s known as the king of spices, it’s actually a fruit. Yes, a fruit. From the Piperaceae family, the black pepper vine produces peppercorns, which are the fruit of the pepper plant that have been dried for use. There are three types of … Read More

Macronutrients - Dr. Axe

3 Macronutrients You Need & Top Food Sources

Each and every food that we eat, whether it’s a cheeseburger or green smoothie, contains a proportion of different macronutrients. It’s common for the highest percentage of macronutrients found in the food to actually be how we classify or refer to the food — for example, calling grains and potatoes “carbs” and meat or fish “proteins.” Given all of the … Read More