Nutrition

Galangal - Dr. Axe

Galangal: The Best Cancer-Fighting Herb Around?

What looks like ginger, acts a little bit like turmeric, but actually has been shown to fight cancer like a champ and can even keep your brain healthy? You (probably haven’t) guessed it: galangal. This root, part of the ginger family, grows in various parts of Asia and is a staple herb in Thai cooking. The best part about galangal, though, … Read More

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Is juice healthy - Dr. Axe

Is Juice Healthy? Doctors Issue Warning for Parents

Parents often give toddlers and young children fruit juice because it’s conveniently packaged and tastes good. Translation? Happy kids. But is juice healthy? While many pediatricians gave the green light for juice over the years, and in some cases even recommended it for an extra boost of vitamin C, doctors are now singing a much different tune. A 2017 report published by the American … Read More

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Kudzu root - Dr. Axe

Kudzu Root: Beneficial Herb or Just a Hyped Plant Invader?

If you have ever driven through the South and looked into fields and wooded areas noticing a vine-like plant resembling a topiary, chances are that plant was kudzu. Kudzu root, also known as kuzu, is mostly used as an herb in traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese cook it in many dishes for both medicinal purposes and flavor, but in the United States, … Read More

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Jalapenos: The Jalapeno Pepper Helps Prevent Colds, Headaches & Chronic Disease

Delicious in cornbread, mango salsa, stuffed with cream cheese or often enjoyed as poppers at the local pub, most everyone knows the jalapeno pepper can be one serious pepper. Even though jalapenos are usually fairly small in size coming in around two to four inches in length, they carry a rather powerful taste of fire — and it’s that powerful taste that … Read More

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Gout symptoms - Dr. Axe

End Discomfort & Pain from Gout Symptoms

If you awaken from a sound sleep to excruciating joint pain in your big toe, you may be experiencing one of several gout symptoms. (1) Gout is on the rise in America, affecting millions of people each year. In fact, the latest research, from 10 years ago, found that the rates of gout doubled in 20 years prior. More than eight million Americans … Read More

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School lunch

School Lunch Changes Pros & Cons + What to Do About School Lunches

For parents and students alike, the topic of school lunch has always been a hot-button issue. This month, the school lunch debate is back in the spotlight after it was announced that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation that scales back school nutritional requirements spearheaded by Michelle Obama and put into practice during the Obama administration in 2012. (1) … Read More

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Benefits of red wine - Dr. Axe

Benefits of Red Wine for the Heart, Body & Mind

Have you ever heard of the French paradox? It’s a well-researched phenomenon that refers to people who live in certain parts of France where red wine is commonly consumed during meals having fewer cases of death from coronary heart disease, even though these people live a lifestyle that’s considered to have higher risks than those living in the United States … Read More

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Mushroom coffee - Dr. Axe

Is Mushroom Coffee Even Better than Regular Coffee?

You may already be on the keto coffee train, but have you tried mushroom coffee? I know it sounds like a really bizarre combination, but this fungi-focused coffee is very trendy at the moment and only seems to be picking up steam. Lovers of the somewhat eccentric brew say that the earthy essence of mushrooms is a complementary addition to coffee that actually makes … Read More

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Low glycemic diet - Dr. Axe

Low Glycemic Diet: Benefits, Foods & Sample Plan

Has your doctor recently recommended a low glycemic diet to help treat a condition you’re dealing with, such as high cholesterol or diabetes? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce your intake of sugar, processed grains and other “high glycemic foods” in order to reach a healthier weight? No matter what your reason is for wanting to eat a better diet … Read More

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Is Chai Tea Good for You? Chai Tea Benefits & Recipes

Chai tea has been popular for years, hitting the big coffee shops in both hot and iced form, but is chai tea is good for you? Well, yes — for the most part — though it depends on what chai tea you drink. Like most foods, it’s easiest to find the not-so-healthy version of chai tea just about anywhere these … Read More

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