How to grow tomatoes - Dr. Axe

How to Grow Tomatoes (Including My Favorite Varieties!)

Find yourself searching “how to grow tomatoes” this growing season? You aren’t alone. In fact, experts say tomatoes are the most popular home garden crop grown in America. It’s the fruit of choice for 85 percent of home gardeners in the U.S. (1) If you’re new to growing food and just caught the gardening bug, you’re in good company. Between 2008 and … Read More


Is Liver Good for You? 3 Benefits of Eating Liver

[Below is my transcript of my video about why liver is one of the most nutritious foods to get into your diet.] Today, I’m going to talk to you about one of nature’s number one superfoods: liver, including beef liver, chicken liver and duck liver. Liver is actually very high in nutrients, and this usually surprises some people. When we typically think of … Read More


Macrobiotic Diet Benefits, Theory & Foods

The meaning of macrobiotic is “great life.” (1) As the Kushi Institute — one of the world’s leading authorities on the macrobiotic diet — puts it, “This is not simply a ‘diet’ … macrobiotic recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions.” (2) The core concepts central to the macrobiotic diet, including the Traditional Chinese … Read More


Soursop: The Vitamin C Superfruit that May Help Fight Cancer

What if I told you there was a fruit that’s great for your eyes, can treat infections and even shows promise as a potential cancer-fighting food? Would you be interested? If you answered yes — and why wouldn’t you? — let me introduce you to soursop. Soursop is usually found in South America and often the basis for beverages, ice … Read More


6 Phytoplankton Health Benefits You Won’t Believe (#1 Is Uplifting!)

Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and planktos (wandering), phytoplankton are not ocean plants but single-celled aquatic organisms that can be found in both salt and freshwater environments. As the basis for all life formed on Earth, plankton’s history goes back more than 3 billion years. (1) These micro-organisms are responsible for creating planet Earth’s atmosphere and allowing life to … Read More


Turkey Tail Mushroom: The Disease-Fighting, Immune-Boosting Fungus

When it comes to functional foods, the turkey tail mushroom, often called turkey tail fungus, may top the list. Named for the colorful fall-like palette of stripes it adorns that favor the plume of feathers on turkeys, turkey tail mushrooms have been brewed for thousands of years by the Chinese as medicinal teas, so it’s no secret to them just how … Read More

Mood-boosting foods - Dr. Axe

Mood-Boosting Foods: 7 Foods for Greater Happiness

The healthiest mood-boosting foods might not always be the first thing on your mind when you find yourself diving into a bowl of ultra-processed foods like greasy chips or crispy fried chicken. These foods may temporarily taste amazing but often leave you feeling less-than-awesome afterward. It’s our biology. Our brains are wired to turn to food to feel better. And the food industry knows how … Read More

Kombu - Dr. Axe

Kombu: The Seaweed that Improves Digestion, Thyroid Function & More!

It’s no secret that most Americans consume an unhealthy diet, which is perhaps the leading reason there are so many health issues in the U.S. In fact, compared to Japan, Americans are more likely to develop heart disease and cancer. But if we change the way we eat to reflect more of the healthier countries out there, perhaps we can … Read More


Is the Freekeh Supergrain the New Quinoa?

Despite its odd name, freekeh (pronounced free-kah), aka farik, may be the new supergrain. While quinoa has been high on the quest for healthy grain-like alternatives, freekeh, often spelled freekah or frikeh, has some benefits that may surprise you, while also providing some variety to your diet. The biggest concern for many is the wheat factor since healthy wheat options … Read More