Health News from Dr Axe

The Shocking Side Effects of Fragrance & Scented Candles

Fake fragrances hide out in lot of things: shampoos, air fresheners . . . and even those beloved scented candles. (Even “natural” and “soy” ones.) Whether you’re avoiding cancer-causing agents or trying to lose weight, you need to know how these sneaky chemical compounds are destroying your health. Make sure everyone you know sees this . . .

 

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Facebook Live: 6 Unbelievable Meal Replacement Drink Dangers

Whether you’re an athlete, ill or someone trying to lose weight, there’s a meal replacement shake on the market targeting those areas of interest. But once you learn about these unbelievable, toxic meal replacement shake ingredients, I’m confident you’ll never let a family member reach for one of those again. For starters? Certain ingredients could be priming your arteries forheart disease.

 

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Lemon Oil: 10 Ways I Use It

 

Lemon oil is super versatile. It’s a must for making home cleaning supplies, but it can perk up your health, too.

 

Among the uses and benefits of lemon essential oil are:

  • Diffuse to promote a positive mood
  • Naturally cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort
  • Use as a furniture polish — just add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect and shine wood finishes
  • To preserve and protect leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments, use a cloth soaked in lemon oil to rub them down
  • Add lemon oil to spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops and other surfaces
  • Use lemon for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals
  • To remove stubborn sticky residue on surfaces, put lemon oil on a rag and wipe surfaces
  • To remove grease after changing the oil in an automobile, wash hands with lemon oil

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5 Poisonous Popcorn Pitfalls (Plus, Detox This Beloved Snack)

Popcorn. It can serve as an occasional healthy snack, but most people are eating it all wrong. That’s a problem, since Americans consume a whopping 17 billion quarts of popcorn annually. That comes out to 52 quarts per every man, woman and child. But one common popcorn ingredient is even linked to devastating lung disease. Here’s how to clean up your act when it comes to popcorn.

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Grapefruit Oil: The Essential Oil that Crushes Cravings

Grapefruit oil is a popular oil among people trying to manage their weight. But there are lots of other uses, too, including:

  • Adding one or two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism
  • Diffusing while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation
  • Using for a soothing massage that leaves behind a light, uplifting fragrance
  • Adding to your teen’s nightly facial routine to improve the appearance of blemish (avoid sun exposure)

Plus, it’s 100% certified organic, therapeutic grade and pure.

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