Superfoods

Phytoplankton

6 Phytoplankton Health Benefits You Won’t Believe (#1 Is Uplifting!)

Derived from the Greek words phyto (plant) and planktos (wandering), phytoplankton are not ocean plants but single-celled aquatic organisms that can be found in both salt and freshwater environments. As the basis for all life formed on Earth, plankton’s history goes back more than 3 billion years. (1) These micro-organisms are responsible for creating planet Earth’s atmosphere and allowing life to … Read More

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

Turkey Tail Mushroom: The Disease-Fighting, Immune-Boosting Fungus

When it comes to functional foods, the turkey tail mushroom, often called turkey tail fungus, may top the list. Named for the colorful fall-like palette of stripes it adorns that favor the plume of feathers on turkeys, turkey tail mushrooms have been brewed for thousands of years by the Chinese as medicinal teas, so it’s no secret to them just how … Read More

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Mood-boosting foods - Dr. Axe

Mood-Boosting Foods: 7 Foods for Greater Happiness

The healthiest mood-boosting foods might not always be the first thing on your mind when you find yourself diving into a bowl of ultra-processed foods like greasy chips or crispy fried chicken. These foods may temporarily taste amazing but often leave you feeling less-than-awesome afterward. It’s our biology. Our brains are wired to turn to food to feel better. And the food industry knows how … Read More

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Kombu - Dr. Axe

Kombu: The Seaweed that Improves Digestion, Thyroid Function & More!

It’s no secret that most Americans consume an unhealthy diet, which is perhaps the leading reason there are so many health issues in the U.S. In fact, compared to Japan, Americans are more likely to develop heart disease and cancer. But if we change the way we eat to reflect more of the healthier countries out there, perhaps we can … Read More

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Freekeh

Is the Freekeh Supergrain the New Quinoa?

Despite its odd name, freekeh (pronounced free-kah), aka farik, may be the new supergrain. While quinoa has been high on the quest for healthy grain-like alternatives, freekeh, often spelled freekah or frikeh, has some benefits that may surprise you, while also providing some variety to your diet. The biggest concern for many is the wheat factor since healthy wheat options … Read More

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Triphala

Triphala: an Ayurvedic Herbal Formulation that Fights Cancer & Constipation

Used for well over 2,000 years, triphala is a staple of Ayurvedic medicine. In India, it’s considered the greatest and most versatile of all herbal formulations. What is triphala or triphala churna? It’s a traditional herbal formulation made from the dried powder of three different fruits. The name comes from combining the Sanskrit words “tri” meaning three, “phala” meaning fruit and “churcha,” … Read More

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Noni juice - Dr. Axe

Noni Juice: The Superfruit Beverage that Boosts Immunity & Fights Parasites

There is a high-antioxidant superfruit that you absolutely must know about. I’m talking about noni, a fruit that’s earned its name as a superfruit due to the phenomenal antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties noni and, more specifically, noni juice contain. Noni juice is so amazing it’s even been labeled a wonder food. (1) So what is noni, and what makes it so great? Noni … Read More

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Food is medicine - Dr. Axe

Food Is Medicine: The Diet of Medicinal Foods, Science & History

Hippocrates was to thank for the famous quote, “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine” — which we translated to “food is medicine” and use as our motto. Still to this day medical doctors and historians consider Hippocrates to be the founder of medicine as a “rational science.” Considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history … Read More

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Camu Camu

Camu Camu: A New Superfood with More Vitamin C than Any Other Food

Camu camu is a shrub found in the swamp or flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest and could be the next superfood to hit the North American markets soon. The shrub bears large berries that can look like cherries. These berries turn out to be one of the top vitamin C foods, for they have more of this vitamin in them … Read More

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Juicing recipes - Dr. Axe

22 Delicious, Nutritious Juicing Recipes You’re Sure to Love

Are you a fan of juices? I’m not talking about those sugary, sweet supermarket kinds, but the homemade varieties. These drinks provide you with massive antioxidant, fruit and veggie boosts with minimal effort — plus juicing and cleansing your body go hand in hand. That’s why you want to try out the juicing recipes that are just right for you. You can … Read More

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