Weight Loss

Monounsaturated Fat

The Benefits & Truth About Monounsaturated Fat

By now, you may have heard that low-fat diets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Did you know that monounsaturated fat in particular has powerful health benefits? Over the years, research has slowly proved the fallacy of the “all fat is bad” argument. In fact, we now understand that fats are necessary parts of a healthy lifestyle and body. … Read More

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Pine nut nutrition - Dr. Axe

Pine Nut Nutrition: the Cholesterol-Lowering, Weight-Losing Super-Nut

You’ve heard of the power of the mighty almond — but did you know that pine nuts are a close second as a nutritional super nut? Pine nut nutrition is the real deal. This little tree nut is a tasty, nutrient-packed treat that has some incredible benefits to its name, such as preventing certain types of cancer and even stabilizing mood … Read More

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Alkaline diet - Dr. Axe

Alkaline Diet: The Key to Longevity and Fighting Chronic Disease?

There are all types of diets out there — some good, some bad — but there is perhaps no diet better for longevity and staving off disease than an alkaline diet. Don’t just take my word for it. A 2012 review published in the Journal of Environmental Health found that balancing your body’s pH through an alkaline diet can be helpful in … Read More

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Rooibos Tea

The Cancer-Protective, Heart-Healthy Benefits of Rooibos Tea

It’s common knowledge that tea has many health benefits, but do you know that a tea from South Africa might just blow your other favorites out of the water? Meet rooibos tea. Rooibos tea (pronounced ROY-boss) is native to South Africa and touts benefit ranging from healthy bones to cancer prevention to weight loss. Many experts agree that it won’t be … Read More

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Coconut aminos - Dr. Axe

Coconut Aminos: The Healthy Replacement for Soy Sauce?

Do you find yourself in love with Asian food but unable to stomach the risks of genetically modified soy sauce? You, my friend, are in luck. Welcome to the world of coconut aminos. What are coconut aminos? Put simply, coconut aminos are a sauce often used to substitute for soy sauce in Asian food dishes. Rather than supplementing food with a hormone-riddled, … Read More

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Fennel Essential Oil

6 Benefits of Fennel Essential Oil (4 of Which Help Your Gut!)

You’re probably familiar with the black licorice flavor of fennel, and while not everyone likes licorice, you can still get all the fennel benefits by using fennel essential oil. Fennel essential oil is best known as a powerful ingredient for good digestive health. Like its root plant, it has a licorice-like flavor and an aroma that’s developed from crushing the seeds … Read More

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Mythbusters: Exercise Is Key for Weight Loss

Mythbusters: Exercise Is Key for Weight Loss

The Myth Exercise is huge for weight loss. The Reality Believe it or not, exercise for weight loss is not one of the top benefits of exercise. Regular exercise comes with a ton of health benefits, but if you’re trying to lose weight, your best bet is to focus on your diet. The Nitty Gritty If you’ve ever struggled with … Read More

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Adzuki Beans

Adzuki Beans Can Improve Your Heart, Weight & Muscle Mass

If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine then you’re most likely familiar with red bean paste, but did you know which small red beans are used to create this unique condiment? That would be adzuki beans, awesome sources of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In general, research has associated beans with slower aging, improved heart health, cancer prevention, lower cholesterol, reduced … Read More

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Pistachio nutrition - Dr. Axe

Pistachio Nutrition Lowers Bad Cholesterol + Boosts Eye Health

Over the past few years, it’s been almost impossible to go a day without hearing about pistachios. You’ve undoubtedly seen the marketing campaigns featuring celebrities for the tasty nuts. So why are people so — pardon the pun — nuts about pistachios? Probably because pistachio nutrition is more beneficial than many may believe. Are pistachios healthy? Yes! Nutrient-dense pistachios reign … Read More

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Fasting

The Secret to Intermittent Fasting for Women

By Dr. Amy Shah, MD Chances are if you are health and fitness savvy, you’ve heard of intermittent fasting and its benefits for fat loss and overall health. But did you know that, if you’re a woman, fasting could lead to hormonal imbalance and could lead to fertility issues? Here, we’ll discuss the best ways for women to enjoy the … Read More

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