Toxicity

How to get rid of rats - Dr. Axe

How to Get Rid of Rats Naturally

Rats are some of the smartest animals on the planet, but they are also one of the biggest disease-spreading pests around. That’s why so many people wonder how to get rid of rats in a natural, safe way, and that curiosity has spiked recently. It turns out, rats don’t just carry filth and annoying disease — they can be lethal. In … Read More

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Oat Flour: The Gluten-Free Flour that Promotes a Healthy Heart

If you’ve been looking for a gluten-free flour to use in your recipes, I want to let you know that oat flour is one of the best gluten-free flours. But wait, is oat flour gluten-free? According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, yes — oats are technically gluten-free since they aren’t a type of wheat, barley or rye grain, which are the … Read More

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Are bath bombs safe - Dr. Axe

Are Bath Bombs Safe? The Ingredients Are Terrifying

There’s no denying a bath fizzy can take your relaxation to a whole new level, but are bath bombs safe? These “bombs” contain complex colorings and fragrances that fizz and dissolve to create (an often glittery) psychedelic-like rainbow in your bathwater. Many bath bombs even contain nourishing natural oils to moisturize your skin. But while bath time has the ability to serve as an … Read More

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Is Sushi Healthy? 6 Reasons Why It’s Not (Plus Better Options)

Once considered a “fancy” food available to only a certain demographic, sushi today is ubiquitous in America — from high-end restaurants to stands at the local mall, you can find sushi everywhere. Most people also consider it a health food: you’ll often see people choosing sushi when they want a “lighter” meal, a healthy work lunch or are watching their … Read More

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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

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Nitrates - Dr. Axe

What Are Nitrates? Reasons to Avoid Nitrates + Better Alternatives

You may have heard of nitrates, but do you really know what they are? If you said that they help keep processed deli meats and hot dogs full of color, you would be correct. But they also help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. So what are nitrates, and are they bad for you.? What Are Nitrates? Actually, there are nitrates and … Read More

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Fast-food packaging - Dr. Axe

Possible Cancer Causer Detected in 1/3 of Fast-Food Packaging (See Where Else It Hides)

Can fast-food packaging like burrito, burger and pastry wrappers, along with pizza and French fry boxes, really increase your cancer risk? A certain family of chemicals helps keeping grease from dripping through the fast-food packaging and onto your hands and clothes. But as it turns out, about a third of the fast-food containers tested contain grease-repelling coatings made of perfluorinated … Read More

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Cancer-causing foods - Dr. Axe

Are These Cancer-Causing Foods in Your Diet?

Navigating the modern-day food system often seems overwhelming. Ingredients in ultra-processed foods are blamed for everything from cancer and diabetes to reduced kidney function and bone loss. And sometimes even the way we cook otherwise healthy foods puts them in the cancer-causing foods category. Unfortunately, until food manufacturers are forced to clean up the ingredients used in their products, it’s up … Read More

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Black mold

Black Mold Symptoms + 12 Natural Remedies

Black mold exposure and black mold poisoning can cause a wide range of health problems. Some black mold symptoms can actually be really serious. You may have found this article from googling “black mold in shower” or “mold in house.” Unfortunately, mold problems are not unusual in the home, and the shower is a classic location to find black mold flourishing. According to the … Read More

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Phosphoric acid - Dr. Axe

Phosphoric Acid: The Dangerous Hidden Additive You’ve Likely Consumed

Have you ever ingested phosphoric acid? Most likely, yes. Phosphoric acid is used as a rust inhibitor, a dental and industrial etchant, fertilizer feedstock, and as an ingredient in home cleaning products. So wait, why on earth would I think it’s likely you’ve consumed such a thing? Because phosphoric acid is also commonly added to soda and other processed foods and beverages to give … Read More

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