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4 Steps and 6 Foods That Will Fix A Leaky Gut, Says Dr. Josh Axe

Leaky gut syndrome... the name alone makes it clear that it’s something we’d rather not have! Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly-growing condition that millions of people struggle with, many not even knowing it. Given its name, you may think it only affects the digestive system, but that’s not the case. Leaky gut syndrome can lead to many other health conditions, such as food allergies, low ene

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How Not To Get Sick: 10 Natural Immune Boosting Foods and Herbs

The immune system: the body’s staunch defender against invaders that can make you sick. But what happens when our immune system is weakened? We’re more vulnerable to those invaders attacking our systems and wreaking havoc in the form of illness. There’s some good news: we can naturally fortify our body’s defenses with natural immune boosting foods, herbs and oils. Read on to learn how to b

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5 Simple Ways to Heal Your Eczema Naturally

A common skin disorder, eczema is generally caused by an allergic response to foods, chemicals, or other substances such as perfumes or soaps. Also, this initial sensitivity can be caused by poor digestion and conditions like leaky gut syndrome. Stress, heredity, medications, and immune deficiencies can also contribute to eczema and dermatitis. There are ways to ease symptoms and heal eczema na

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Just Diagnosed with Prediabetes or Diabetes? 5 Easy Steps to Maintain Normal Blood Sugar

If you are one of the millions of people who has been diagnosed with prediabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or any other form of “insulin resistance,” maintaining normal blood sugar levels can be challenging. Over the past several decades, these chronic disorders have swept through the U.S. and many other nations, reaching epidemic proportions and causing serious, but often preventable, sid

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11 Root Causes of Why You’re Always Tired… and How to Fix It!

Do you feel like no matter how much sleep you get, you’re still always tired all the time? Of course, getting a good night’s sleep is important for having plenty of energy, but there’s more to it than that. Things like your diet, hormonal balance, exercise routine, the amount of mental stressors in your life and your genetics are all relevant factors that affect your energy. All of these

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Have Joint Pain? Dr. Axe’s Foolproof Plan to Healing Degenerative Joint Disease Naturally

Unless you’re a hermit or ardent loner, you probably know somebody — or several somebodies — dealing with degenerative joint disease (DJD). Also known as osteoarthritis, an estimated 27 million Americans over the age of 25 have DJD, which is about 14 percent of the total population in this age group. Even worse, about 34 percent of those 65-plus have DJD. And because it develops in older

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Foods and Supplements to Help Heal Arthritis Naturally

Arthritis is a joint disease that causes swelling and pain in the joints, and either classified as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage between joints wears down causing inflammation and pain. This type of arthritis generally occurs in the joints we most frequently use, such as knees, hips, spine, and hands. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an autoimmu

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Expert Spotlight with Dr. Axe

This week Further Food is pleased to spotlight Dr. Josh Axe, an expert in natural medicine who has a passion for helping people find optimal health by using food as medicine. Dr. Axe is a board certified doctor of natural medicine, a certified nutritionist, and a doctor of chiropractic, whose website, draxe.com, is one of the top 10 most visited natural health sites in the world. He's worked

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The Microbiome 101: Your Gut Health Explained

Most people think of bacteria within the body as a cause of getting sick or developing certain diseases, but did you know that at all times there are actually billions of beneficial bacteria present within all of us? In fact, bacteria make up our microbiome, an integral internal ecosystem that benefits our gut health and the immune system. Recently, the scientific community has really come to e

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