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Stevia kill Lyme disease - Dr. Axe

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease (in a Test Tube) Better Than Standard Antibiotics, Study Says

Stevia kills Lyme disease? While it sounds too good to be true, there is legitimate evidence suggesting a beneficial stevia side effect could include killing Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease. Here, we’ll dive in to the University of New Haven study that opened our eyes to the stevia herb’s possible Lyme-killing properties, what’s happened since that study’s release in 2015 and … Read More

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EWG sunscreens - Dr. Axe

8 EWG Sunscreen Picks When You’re in a Pinch

EWG sunscreen ratings serve as a lifeline for people who want to use sunscreen without all of the toxic ingredients. For more than a decade, EWG (the non-profit Environmental Working Group) takes on the annual task of sifting through sunscreen label claims, ingredient lists and scientific studies analyzing what’s really in those sunblock bottles. I know I’m grateful for the organization’s annual … Read More

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Fitness influencers

Top 50 Fitness Influencers Who Inspire Us to Get Fit!

Maybe you’ve hit a rut in your workout routine or need some #fitspo to try something new. Whatever the case, these 50 fitness influencers fit the bill are a mix of personal trainers, fitness instructors, workout gurus and professional athletes can inspire you to step up your workouts, lose weight fast and give you some creative new exercise and diet … Read More

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Powassan virus

Avoid the Deadly Powassan Virus: 9 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Before you venture outdoors this summer, be sure to protect yourself against ticks. Due to recent unusually warm winters in the U.S., which allowed insects to better survive, tick populations are up — and so is the risk of contracting a nasty tick-borne illness. In addition to the usual suspects, like Lyme disease, a rarer disease is now causing concern. … Read More

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Is coconut oil healthy - Dr. Axe

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

Is coconut oil healthy? You may feel more confused than ever on the subject, thanks to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) June 2017 report on saturated fats. The advisory report from the AHA looks at dietary fats and cardiovascular disease. But the association’s stark warning on coconut oil is what really came as a shock to the public. Here’s just a sampling … Read More

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How to lose weight for kids - Dr. Axe

Weight Loss in Children: How to Lose Weight for Kids

Nearly two-thirds of this U.S. group are overweight. In fact, 17 percent are obese, with the rate tripling from 1971 to 2011. (1) Worst of all, these folks are being exposed to a whole host of health issues that were previously quite rare in this group. Who am I talking about? Children, of course, which is why it’s so important to learn … Read More

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Dangers of a Deadly Fungus: The Candida auris ‘Superbug’

A fungus has recently emerged as a dangerous health threat in over a dozen countries, with 77 clinical cases reported in U.S. healthcare facilities as of mid-May, 2017. This Candida auris outbreak has proven resistant to multiple drugs, resulting in serious illness. In some cases, the fungus enters the bloodstream, causing it to spread throughout the body and create bad infections.  Thirty … Read More

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Vertical farming

Vertical Farming: Farms of the Future? The Pros & Cons

Even though more than 40 percent of American land is farmland, more people than ever before are moving into cities. (1, 2) Many of us may never step foot on a farm, and unless you’re lucky enough to live near a local farmers’ market, you’re likely at the mercy of your local supermarket as to what types of fruits and … Read More

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Carfentanil

8 Dangers of Carfentanil: the Most Dangerous Opioid Yet?

As the opioid epidemic rages on, now law enforcement officials, and addicts, have a new substance to fear. Carfentanil made its way onto the drug scene, and into the awareness of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) around summer 2016 in the U.S. Since that time, deaths due to overdoses from this synthetic opioid have continued to climb. It’s early yet … Read More

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Fresh Food Pharmacy Prescribes Food as Preventative Medicine

It’s no secret that the standard American diet leaves a lot to be desired. The amount of health-disrupting, ultra-processed foods we consume has led to the obesity epidemic that’s both complicating lives and costing billions of dollars. The good news is innovative health care providers are finding new ways to combat this obsession with nutrient-deficient foods. Take, for instance, Geisinger … Read More

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