Autoimmune Disease & Immunity

Lichen planus - Dr. Axe

Ease Lichen Planus Discomfort with These 9 Natural Treatments

If you have a rash with red, purple or bluish lesions that itches and spreads, you may have lichen planus. This disease is triggered by the immune system in response to stress, allergens or a viral infection.  It may affect the skin, scalp and nails, as well as the mouth and the genitals. Discomfort can range from mild to severe, and effective … Read More

Lymphadenitis - Dr. Axe

9 Lymphadenitis Natural Treatments

Did you know that the human body has about 600 lymph nodes? All of these small nodes of the lymphatic system work to protect us from illness and damaging, disease-causing inflammation. But sometimes you may notice that your lymph nodes feel swollen, tender and even painful when touched. This condition, called lymphadenitis, is usually a sign of a bacterial infection somewhere … Read More

Burning mouth syndrome - Dr. Axe

Burning Mouth Syndrome Symptoms + 9 Home Remedies

Perplexing and painful, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex pain disorder causing a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth. While all areas may be affected, you may experience isolated burning sensations on one or more areas including the tongue, lips, gums, palate or throat. The pain and discomfort may appear suddenly or develop over time. (1) Underlying medical … Read More

Vibrio vulnificus - Dr. Axe

Vibrio Vulnificus Causes & Symptoms + 3 Natural Ways to Prevent It

Vibrio vulnificus causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses worldwide and 100 deaths in the United States every year. What is Vibrio vulnificus? It’s a type of serious, sometimes even deadly, infection most often caused when someone consumes raw, contaminated seafood. It’s estimated that V. vulnificus is one of the few foodborne illnesses with an increasing incidence in developed nations; it caused 41 percent more infections in … Read More

Breast implant illness - Dr. Axe

Breast Implant Illness + 6 Other Breast Implant Dangers

The quest for perfection has never been higher. Reality TV, advertisements and the media constantly promote a “perfect” body. The result is more and more women (and men) are turning to plastic surgery. In fact, in 2015 over 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States. (1) Breast Augmentation: 279,143 Liposuction 222,051 Nose Reshaping 217,979 Eyelid Surgery … Read More

Impetigo - Dr. Axe

Impetigo Causes & Symptoms + 9 Natural Treatments

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that most commonly affects infants and young children. Adolescents and adults with a weakened immune system are also susceptible. The hallmark of the most common impetigo diagnosis is blisters with a honey-colored crust that typically starts around the mouth and nose. It eventually spreads to hands, feet and the trunk. (1) Treatments for impetigo are available … Read More

Coconut sugar - Dr. Axe

Is Coconut Sugar Good for You?

We can give thanks to the coconut tree for the numerous products it yields — from coconut water to desiccated coconut, coconut vinegar and, a personal favorite, coconut oil. It’s also very popular in making alcoholic drinks known to locals as tuba or coconut wine. However, it is the inflorescence — or coconut blossoms of the coconut tree (not to be … Read More

Health benefits of blackberries - Dr. Axe

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Blackberries

One of my favorite things to find is the intersection between delicious food and incredible health benefits. Nothing truer could be said about the health benefits of blackberries. Boasting an ORAC score that lands it high on the most antioxidant-rich foods, as well as a list of nutrients so long it’s hard to remember even half of them plus one … Read More

Stem cell myths - Dr. Axe

Stem Cell Myths: Can This Therapy Really Prevent Surgery?

As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. These regenerative injections harness the power of a person’s very own cells to stimulate healing and repair for all sorts of conditions. The range of conditions stem cell and PRP therapies can help heal is impressive, from debilitating back pain and osteoarthritis to torn … Read More

BV bacterial vaginosis symptoms - dr. axe

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms & 6 Natural Treatments

If you’ve ever dealt with bacterial vaginosis symptoms in the past, you’re far from alone. Research shows that about 1 in every 5 women will experience this type of infection by the time they’ve reached their mid-forties. According to a study called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an estimated 21.2 million women between the ages of 15-49 … Read More