Digestive Health

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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New organ - Dr. Axe

Surprise! Scientists Discover New Organ in the Human Body

Most of us have misplaced our keys or found an item we thought we’d lost forever buried in our closets. But this month, researchers published a new organ study, highlighting something most of us didn’t know we ever had — a new body part. Though doctors have long known about the mesentery, a membrane that connects the intestine to the … Read More

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Maltodextrin - Dr. Axe

Top 5 Dangers of Maltodextrin + 5 Healthier Substitutes

Look over the food labels of many of your packaged foods and you may notice a very common ingredient called maltodextrin. This artificially produced white powder is often used in our everyday foods, like yogurt, sauces and salad dressings, sometimes without us even realizing it. The truth is that maltodextrin can be considered a metabolism death food — it lacks nutritional … 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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Pink Himalayan Salt Benefits that Make It Superior to Table Salt

Pink Himalayan salt is often said to be the most beneficial as well as the cleanest salt available on this planet today. It has all kinds of nutritional and therapeutic properties, not to mention culinary uses. You can use it as a healthier option to processed salt. You can also use it to create homemade body scrubs and bath soaks, … Read More

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Diverticulitis Symptoms You Can Treat Naturally

In the United States, about 200,000 people are hospitalized for diverticulitis each year. Diverticular disease can be a painful and upsetting disturbance in the digestive tract, and in severe cases, it can lead to hospitalization and surgery due to complications from diverticulitis symptoms. The foods you eat and a variety of other risk factors can increase your chances of developing … Read More

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8 Natural Treatments for Cholestasis

Cholestasis is a condition that’s characterized by the flow of bile from the liver slowing down or stopping, which can be caused by disorders of the liver, bile duct or pancreas. More than 200,000 people in the United States are affected by this condition every year, and it can lead to serious health conditions if it’s not treated properly. There … Read More

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Kidney failure - Dr. Axe

Kidney Failure Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

When kidneys work the way they should, they play an important role in keeping the whole body clean, strong, well-fueled and functioning properly. Conversely, kidney failure puts the body at risk, allowing waste to accumulate and wreak havoc, which is why it’s a good idea to do a kidney cleanse from time to time. Healthy people normally have two kidneys, which … Read More

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Medical innovations - Dr. Axe

Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017

As 2016 winds down, the medical community is already looking toward the future — 2017, to be exact. Now in its 11th year, Ohio’s esteemed Cleveland Clinic is releasing its Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017. (1) More than 100 doctors and researchers pored over nearly 200 nominations of medical innovations that have a high chance of healing and extending life. In … Read More

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6 Reasons to Avoid Meal Replacement Shakes

In an ideal world, we’d all have the time to dedicate to preparing homemade healthy meals, in addition to sitting down to eat them mindfully. But given how busy many people are today, it’s not surprising that meal replacement shakes, bars and snacks have grown in popularity exponentially over the past several decades. Time isn’t the only barrier keeping some … Read More

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