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BRAT diet - Dr. Axe

BRAT Diet: How to Stop Diarrhea in Its Tracks Beyond BRAT

Although the BRAT diet has been viewed as the proper treatment for diarrhea for many years, it has recently been deemed too restrictive by the American Academy of Pediatrics. BRAT diet foods are in fact easy on the digestive system because they’re bland and give the stomach a chance to rest. However, these foods alone lack vital nutrients that the … Read More

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Natural Appetite Suppressants that Work Without the Risks of Weight Loss Pills

No doubt about it, overeating — and its connection to more and more people becoming overweight or obese — is one of the most complex and challenging issues in health care today. There are many reasons why you might feel like you’re always hungry, including nutrient deficiencies, a lack of fiber or healthy fats in your diet, fatigue, or high … Read More

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Serrano pepper - Dr. Axe

Serrano Pepper: The Heart-Healthy, Immune-Boosting Hot Pepper

Hot peppers have been used for cooking and medical purposes for ages, and the serrano pepper is one of them. Not only does it share the characteristics of the desired spiciness in many popular dishes, similar to cayenne pepper, but the serrano pepper can actually generate relief for sore muscles, arthritic patients, those who have heart problems, boost the immune system and, … Read More

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Sensory deprivation tank - Dr. Axe

Sensory Deprivation Tank Science: How ‘Floating’ Works & Proven Benefits

Whether referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks or simply “floating,” deprivation therapy treatments diminish nearly all sights, sounds, smells and touch, earning a reputation for naturally easing many ailments. Floaters report sensory deprivation tank benefits include insomnia cures and relief from chronic pain, anxiety, depression and even addiction. Perhaps the beauty in all of this is that these reported benefits are … Read More

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Fat burners - Dr. Axe

6 Natural & Safe Fat Burners, Plus Risks of Weight Loss Supplements

Looking to lose weight fast in a healthy way? It’s tempting to turn to quick fixes like taking weight loss pills marketed as natural “fat burners.” In fact, surveys show that approximately 15 percent of U.S. adults have now used weight-loss dietary supplements at some point in their lives, with more women (around 20 percent) reporting use compared to men. (1) … Read More

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Birth control pills - Dr. Axe

5 Dangers of Birth Control Pills, Plus Side Effects & Alternatives

In industrialized nations today, synthetic hormonal oral contraception (aka the birth control pill) is the most common practice for preventing pregnancy. Despite evidence suggesting that there are many possible dangers of birth control pills, millions of women choose to take these hormonal medications every year. In fact, 67 percent of all women who report “practicing contraception” currently use non-permanent birth control methods, … Read More

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Genes and food

Nutrigenomics: Does Food Influence How Our Genes Behave?

“It’s in my genes” is a phrase most of us have uttered at one time or another. For some it might equate to eating a lot of fatty foods without ever gaining an ounce, while for others it might mean an increased risk to a certain disease because it “runs in the family.” But what if your genes aren’t relegated … Read More

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6 Food Allergies Treatments and Natural Remedies

Despite the risk of severe allergic reactions and even death, there is no current cure for food allergies. The condition can only be managed by allergen avoidance or treatment of food allergy symptoms. However, fortunately there are natural food allergies treatments and supplements that can help to boost the immune system and enhance the gut microbiota, helping to reduce the development of food … Read More

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Atkins Diet: How It Works, Health Benefits, Plus Precautions

The Atkins diet — a popular low- or modified-carb diet that’s high in fats and proteins but low in things like sugar, fruit, grains and many processed foods — has been around for more than 40 years. Various books written about the Atkins diet are some of the best-selling in the diet category, with more than 45 million sold worldwide. The … Read More

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Pronation - Dr. Axe

Pronation Problems: Signs, Causes & Ways to Correct These Common Posture Issues

Pronation deviations that occur at the feet and ankles — called overpronation or underpronation (also known as supination) — are some of the most common underlying postural problems that adults develop. To one degree or another, collapsed arches may now affect the majority of the adult population living in industrialized nations. Overpronation is such a prevalent problem due to people wearing unsupportive shoes, … Read More

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