Digestive Health

Macronutrients - Dr. Axe

3 Macronutrients You Need & Top Food Sources

Each and every food that we eat, whether it’s a cheeseburger or green smoothie, contains a proportion of different macronutrients. It’s common for the highest percentage of macronutrients found in the food to actually be how we classify or refer to the food — for example, calling grains and potatoes “carbs” and meat or fish “proteins.” Given all of the … Read More

H. pylori

H. Pylori: What It Is + 9 Natural Treatments

Do you know what’s been called “the most successful pathogen in human history”? It’s a type of bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and it’s been around for at least two hundred thousand years. And, it’s actually not uncommon for a person to have this bacteria living inside of them for an entire lifetime and not even know it! (1) According … Read More

Coconut sugar - Dr. Axe

Is Coconut Sugar Good for You?

We can give thanks to the coconut tree for the numerous products it yields — from coconut water to desiccated coconut, coconut vinegar and, a personal favorite, coconut oil. It’s also very popular in making alcoholic drinks known to locals as tuba or coconut wine. However, it is the inflorescence — or coconut blossoms of the coconut tree (not to be … Read More


L-Lysine Benefits the Gut, Brain & Herpes Outbreaks

The same building block of protein that helps treat cold sores can also help fight cancer. It’s not a myth; it’s just science — and that’s just one of the many L-lysine benefits. For years, people have been using L-lysine to treat the herpes virus and recover from workouts. But, as it turns out, this amino acid is good for … Read More

Kidney beans nutrition - Dr. Axe

Kidney Beans Nutrition Helps Fight Diabetes, Heart Disease & Even Some Cancers

Name for their close visual resemblance in color and shape to kidneys, kidney beans are widely consumed and produced across the globe, and like cannellini beans or adzuki beans, they’re a common addition to chili and other delicious meals.  Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins, kidney beans nutrition has been linked to reduced risk … Read More


Hidden Sugar Foods to Avoid & Healthier Alternatives

Today, the average adult living in the U.S. consumes about 22 teaspoons of added sugars every single day, including from hidden sugar foods they might actually believe are “healthy.” Compare this to the amount of added sugar recommended by authorities such as the World Health Organization and American Heart Association: no more than six teaspoons or about 100 calories a … Read More


Hypernatremia: Symptoms + 4 Natural Treatments for Prevention

Hypernatremia is a condition that occurs due to dehydration (low levels of body water) and an imbalance in electrolytes, including sodium and potassium. A key difference between hypernatremia and common dehydration is who these problems usually affect. Athletes or those who don’t drink enough water are more prone to experiencing dehydration; however, the elderly or people recovering from illnesses and … Read More


How to Get Rid of Hiccups: 8 Natural Treatments

Having the hiccups is a mysterious occurrence. Unlike other common reflexes, like sneezing and coughing, there’s no known physiologic advantage for the hiccups. Yet, we’ve all experienced them numerous times in our lives. Every one has her own suggestion for how to get rid of hiccups, but what really works? Sometimes hiccups occur because the nerves that run from your … Read More


How to Make Dill Pickles + 5 Benefits of Dill Pickles

Pickles are great, as long as you don’t find yourself in one! All jokes aside, just what are pickles? They’re usually made from cucumbers and a brine of water, vinegar, salt, and dill weed or dill oil. They’re commonly found as kosher dill and hamburger dill, though sweet dill is a common southern treat. However, I’m focusing on how to make dill … Read More

Hiatal hernia

Hiatal Hernia Symptoms + 5 Natural Remedies

Different types of hernias develop inside different parts of the body, causing an abnormal bulging of one area into another. A hiatal hernia forms inside the diaphragm, the muscular area that lays between the chest and the lower abdomen. The prevalence rate of hiatal hernia is between 13-60 percent of all adults. This includes roughly half of those over the age of 50. However, many people … Read More