Digestive Health

GERD symptoms

GERD Symptoms & Causes + 5 Natural Treatments

Between 20-44 percent of the total population of those living in Western, industrialized nations suffers from GERD. Many experts believe that the alarmingly high prevalence of GERD is a direct result of eating a modern, highly-processed diet. Up to 40 percent of Americans experience GERD-related symptoms at least monthly. Around 10-20 percent experience GERD symptoms almost daily. Worse still, up … Read More

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Garam Masala Benefits Digestion, Immunity & More

You may have tasted it before, but do you know the answer to the following question: What is garam masala? Spoiler alert, it’s not a meal or dish — it’s actually a blend of spices. Garam masala may originate in India, but in terms of what spices actually go into a garam masala recipe, the variations are all over the map. Often … Read More

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Soba Noodles: The Gluten-Free Noodles that Combat Heart Disease

Looking for an alternative to wheat-based noodles that provide some awesome health benefits? Soba noodles, eaten hot or cold, are loaded with buckwheat nutrition, especially when you make sure to buy the authentic, 100 percent buckwheat variety. Surprisingly, buckwheat is not wheat or even related to wheat. Buckwheat is actually an ancient grain that provides consumers with amino acids, vitamins, minerals and … Read More


Dairy-Free Diet Benefits + 6 Dairy Alternatives

Did you know that the first adverse reaction to cow’s milk was actually detailed 2,000 years ago? Hippocrates described the first adverse reaction to cow’s milk as skin and gastrointestinal symptoms after consumption. Today, cow’s milk is among the first foods introduced into an infant’s diet, and accordingly, it’s one of the first and most common causes of food allergy in … Read More

Is sugar bad for you - Dr. Axe

Is Sugar Bad for You? Here’s How It Destroys Your Body

Is sugar bad for you? Can it really have a head-to-toe impact on the human body? When we’re talking about added sugar, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Although the sugar industry has actively fought to change public opinion about the health effects of sugar, we now know today that sugar impacts just about every organ system in the body. And not in … Read More

Udon noodles - Dr. Axe

Udon Noodles Benefit Digestion, Immunity, Stress Management & More

Often described as a food that’s fun to eat, the chewy texture and mild flavor of udon noodles make them almost impossible not to like. (And don’t worry — if you can’t have wheat noodles, there are also brown rice udon noodle varieties for those of you with gluten sensitivities.) You’ll often find them swimming in a delicious broth of udon soup. … Read More

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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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

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

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