Heart Health

Cottage cheese nutrition - Dr. Axe

Is Cottage Cheese Good for You? Benefits of Cottage Cheese Nutrition

Cottage cheese has been around for a very long time and is often known as the perfect cheese for a low-fat diet. Though it’s available in a high-fat version, the low-fat option seems to be most popular. But what is cottage cheese, and is cottage cheese nutrition good for you? Cottage cheese is a mild, soft, creamy white cheese that’s … Read More


How Do We Lower the Mortality Rate? Eat Better — A Lot Better

Most of us know how important eating right is for our health. More fruits, vegetables, blah blah blah — after awhile, all the food recommendations can start to feel like background noise. But now, a mind-blowing study has discovered that nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were caused by cardiometabolic diseases associated with suboptimal eating habits. In other words: there … Read More

Heart disease tests - Dr. Axe

These 5 Heart Disease Tests Could Save Your Life (And Your Doctor Probably Isn’t Ordering Them)

Heart disease tests are important. After all, heart disease kills 610,000 people in the United States every year. That’s one in every four deaths, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. (1) High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use all contribute to this life-threatening disease. But what … Read More

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

Processed foods - Dr. Axe

7 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid (Plus 3 to Eat)

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morality in developed and developing countries. High LDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations along with low HDL cholesterol concentrations are associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. (1) To ensure that you maintain heart health, it’s important that you consume cholesterol-lowering foods and avoid high-cholesterol foods that lead to inflammation and weight gain. When it comes … Read More

Masked Hypertension - Dr. Axe

Masked Hypertension: More Common (and Dangerous) than White Coat Syndrome

You might have heard of a condition called “white coat syndrome,” where people’s blood pressure readings are higher at the doctor’s office than at home. It’s attributed to the nervousness some individuals feel when seeing the doctor, which causes the blood pressure to temporarily rise. But there’s another condition that’s actually quite common and can lead doctors to miss patients … Read More


Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage

Bickering about finances, debating child-rearing methods and arguing about whose turn it is to take out the garbage — sometimes the daily grind of married life can leave you feeling a little less than enthusiastic about your spouse. But even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be providing health benefits of … Read More

Lipitor side effects - Dr. Axe

Do Lipitor Side Effects Outweigh the Potential Benefits?

The “epidemic” of high cholesterol has taken many parts of the Western world by storm, and physicians seem to have the answer: cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor that do all the work your body apparently can’t anymore. Great news, right? Not exactly. There is a laundry list of rather concerning Lipitor side effects that should cause anyone to take a moment to … Read More


What High Triglycerides Mean for Your Heart & How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

With the growing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, affecting more than 13 million Americans. It’s estimated that 31 percent of the U.S population has high triglycerides, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A 2007 meta-analysis involving a total … Read More

Propylene glycol - Dr. Axe

Propylene Glycol: The Complicated Additive with Potentially Dangerous Side Effects

Nobody likes to hear that an ingredient in antifreeze — propylene glycol — is also found in food. However, what exactly does that mean? In recent years, there has been much frustration and confusion about the chemical compound known as propylene glycol. It’s found in literally thousands of products in various amounts, and some people claim it to be utterly … Read More