Beauty & Skin Health

Keratosis pilaris - Dr. Axe

Clear Up “Chicken Skin” With 6 Natural Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

Have you ever experienced “chicken skin” on your arms or legs? If so, you’re not alone. Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, affecting nearly 50–80 percent of adolescents and 40 percent of adults. (1) It looks like tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the skin that may be mistaken for small pimples. But, it’s a completely different skin issue. Although keratosis … Read More

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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

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Are High Heels Bad for Your Feet (Here’s How They Destroy Your Body)

Are high heels bad for your feet? Most people get it, understanding that heels aren’t the healthiest choice when it comes to footwear. Still, many love them regardless, since they make your legs look longer and even sometimes thinner. The trouble is if you’re not being diligent about proper strengthening and stretching to mitigate high heel damage, you could be setting … Read More

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Keratin treatment - Dr. Axe

Keratin Treatment Dangers + 6 Natural Hair Treatment Alternatives

Have you tried Brazilian hair straightening, also known as Brazilian keratin treatment? Many people see the keratin treatment before and after pictures and read the keratin treatment reviews and think it must be the best keratin treatment available. The results are just so impressive, particularly for people with especially unmanageable hair. I’m not trying to deny that this treatment often works for a … Read More

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Dysphagia

Dysphagia Causes and Symptoms + 6 Natural Treatments

Swallowing is a very complex process. Some people lose their ability to swallow. Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is fairly common among aging adults. It can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia and even death. In the United States, dysphagia affects 300,000 to 600,000 people yearly. Age-related changes in swallowing physiology, as well as age-related diseases, are factors that can lead to the development … Read More

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Athlete's foot

Athlete’s Foot: Common Signs + 4 Home Remedies

Athlete’s foot affects 3-15 percent of the population every year. It’s one of the most common types of fungal infections seen in humans. Up to to 25 percent of people (1 in 4) will likely develop symptoms at some point. (1) Athlete’s foot has some things in common with other fungal infections you’ve probably had at some point in the past. These include toenail or … Read More

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astigmatism background

What Is Astigmatism? Symptoms, Causes & Remedies

An astigmatism often begins early in life, unlike many other vision problems that develop later. In fact, most people are believed to have at least a small degree of astigmatism in one or both eyes. In a recent study of 2,523 American children ages 5 to 17 years, more than 28 percent had a degree of astigmatism that required treatment, … Read More

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Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits + Real vs. Fake Salt Lamps

What on Earth is a Himalayan salt lamp? Himalayan sea salt is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea dating back to planet Earth’s creation. I’ve talked before about the health benefits of Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt, but what if I told you that there are actually lamps made from Himalayan salt? It’s true! They’re … Read More

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Hypothalamus function - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Ways to Boost Hypothalamus Function

The hypothalamus is an essential part of the human brain and is often considered the “control center” for most hormones. Its working relationship with the pituitary gland as well as the adrenal glands affects our nervous systems as well as our endocrine systems. But what does the hypothalamus do exactly? For starters, it plays a part in our calorie intake, weight … Read More

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Eczema symptoms - Dr. Axe

What Are Eczema Symptoms? Plus 5 Natural Treatments

Eczema symptoms, which commonly include skin dryness and itchiness, affect about 20 percent of children (roughly one in five) and up to 4 percent of adults. Eczema, along with related skin conditions like dermatitis and allergies, tends to develop most often among people who already have very dry, sensitive skin or a rundown immune system. In adults, symptoms are usually recurrent … Read More

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