Weight Loss


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

Kelp - Dr. Axe

The Anti-Inflammatory, Iodine-Rich Power of Kelp

Seaweed: It’s not just for sushi anymore. In fact, kelp, a form of seaweed, has made its way into kitchens of health-conscious people all over the world — and that’s perfectly OK with me. Considered by many to be a superfood because of its wide variety of nutrients, kelp has been a staple of several Asian cultures for centuries. While its … Read More

Too much sitting - Dr. Axe

A Science-Backed Remedy for Too Much Sitting

Too much sitting doesn’t just put you at risk for bulging disc and tension headaches — it’s now considered as dangerous as smoking. (1) But guess what? You may be able to eliminate your increased risk of early death caused by too much sitting at work by exercising one hour a day. That’s the verdict a team of scientists came to after publishing a paper … Read More

Green Beans Nutrition

Green Beans Nutrition Helps You Fight Cancer & Improve Digestion

Remember when your mom told you to finish all your vegetables? If she liked to make you green beans (and you listened to her), you’re going to be pretty happy about all the good green beans nutrition does for your health. From helping prevent many types of disease to supporting the health of your digestive system, green beans nutrition is a dynamic … Read More

Human Growth Hormone

9 Benefits of Human Growth Hormone, Including More Muscle & Less Fat

If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard of human growth hormone — more commonly known as HGH — and associate it with cheating and steroid use. However, did you know that HGH is a natural testosterone booster that’s produced on its own and provides many important benefits? It’s true. Human growth hormone is naturally produced in the pituitary gland and … Read More

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

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

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

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

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