What causes cancer - Dr. Axe

What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things

What causes cancer? While we definitely don’t know everything that can trigger this disease, what is clear is that more people are dealing with this disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. (1) Previous research shows that genetics account for only about half … Read More

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increasing Among Young People

Student loan debt, high home prices, uncertain job security … millennial life often isn’t always as rosy as it might seem, and now there’s something else to add to the list: colorectal cancers. Usually thought of as a cancer that hits the 50-plus crowd, colorectal cancers rates are actually decreasing among that age group. Disturbingly, however, there’s been a rise of the … Read More

Radon symptoms - Dr. Axe

Radon Symptoms: Is This Deadly Gas Lurking in Your Home?

Did you know that breathing radon for prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to you and your family? According to the Surgeon General’s National Health Advisory, millions of homes have an elevated radon level and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. (1) And what’s really scary is that there are no obvious radon symptoms. … Read More

Bee propolis - Dr. Axe

Bee Propolis Benefits Immunity in the Fight Against Cancer, Candida & Parasites

You’re probably familiar with honey and might even be a fan of bee pollen or royal jelly already, but do you know the other bee-derived ingredient that’s known to have incredible health properties? I’m talking about bee propolis, also called “bee glue.” What is propolis? It’s a natural mixture produced by honey bees from a few things, including substances they collect from plants and trees. This truly therapeutic … Read More

Dangers of fracking - Dr. Axe

Dangers of Fracking (Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body)

When we talk about health, it’s impossible to ignore the impacts certain types of energy have on our breathing, wellness and even cancer risk. And as our country increasingly looks to ways to fuel the modern lifestyle, it’s important to note the potential health side effects of these tactics. Here, we focus on the dangers of fracking, particularly as it … Read More

Nitrates - Dr. Axe

What Are Nitrates? Reasons to Avoid Nitrates + Better Alternatives

You may have heard of nitrates, but do you really know what they are? If you said that they help keep processed deli meats and hot dogs full of color, you would be correct. But they also help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. So what are nitrates, and are they bad for you.? What Are Nitrates? Actually, there are nitrates and … Read More

Fast-food packaging - Dr. Axe

Possible Cancer Causer Detected in 1/3 of Fast-Food Packaging (See Where Else It Hides)

Can fast-food packaging like burrito, burger and pastry wrappers, along with pizza and French fry boxes, really increase your cancer risk? A certain family of chemicals helps keeping grease from dripping through the fast-food packaging and onto your hands and clothes. But as it turns out, about a third of the fast-food containers tested contain grease-repelling coatings made of perfluorinated … Read More

Cancer-causing foods - Dr. Axe

Are These Cancer-Causing Foods in Your Diet?

Navigating the modern-day food system often seems overwhelming. Ingredients in ultra-processed foods are blamed for everything from cancer and diabetes to reduced kidney function and bone loss. And sometimes even the way we cook otherwise healthy foods puts them in the cancer-causing foods category. Unfortunately, until food manufacturers are forced to clean up the ingredients used in their products, it’s up … Read More


Cannabidiol, or CBD, Benefits for Pain, Mental Illness & Anxiety

The use of medical marijuana continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue. Although cannabis oil preparations have been used in medicine for millennia, the concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. … Read More


Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage

Bickering about finances, debating child-rearing methods and arguing about whose turn it is to take out the garbage — sometimes the daily grind of married life can leave you feeling a little less than enthusiastic about your spouse. But even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be providing health benefits of … Read More