Health & Beauty

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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Dangers of Synthetic Scents Include Cancer, Asthma, Kidney Damage and More

The dangers of synthetic scents aren’t always evident, but we have the science to prove that everyone, regardless of age or health, needs to make avoiding fake fragrances a major priority. A National Academy of Sciences points out some vital facts: About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude oil). They include benzene derivatives … Read More

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Seborrheic dermatitis - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Treatments for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis, a type of skin condition that most often causes facial dryness and scalp itchiness, affects about 6 million children and adults in the U.S. It can be tricky to recognize or diagnose seborrheic dermatitis because the skin reactions it triggers mimic those caused by similar conditions like psoriasis, other forms of eczema, or even allergic reactions. Like many other conditions … Read More

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Dangerous Kids’ Makeup, Including the 11 Scariest Ingredients

The only thing scarier than kids’ Halloween costumes this time of year is the ingredients in dangerous kids’ makeup used to get them in character. An eye-opening 2016 report published by the Breast Cancer Fund and spearheaded by the organization’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics sheds a light on the dangerous kids’ makeup commonly used this time of year for face painting. … Read More

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Cherry angioma - Dr. Axe

Cherry Angioma Risk Factors, Symptoms & Natural Treatments

If you’ve never heard of a cherry angioma, chances are you’ve at least seen one — whether you know it or not. How do I know? Well, cherry angiomas are the most common type of angiomas, or benign tumors, adults develop on their skin. How common? Some evidence shows that by the time someone reaches 70 years old, there’s about a … Read More

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Emu oil - Dr. Axe

Emu Oil Benefits Skin & Treats Skin Conditions Naturally

We’ve heard about the powerful therapeutic properties of fish oil before, but did you know that oils derived from birds can also be beneficial? Emu oil is made up of essential fatty acids, like omega-3s, and it naturally reduces inflammation and treats skin conditions, among many other incredible benefits. In fact, a 2012 study conducted in Australia found that emu … Read More

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Black Walnut Fights Parasites, Heart Disease, Fungi & More

We know that legumes, nuts and seeds can be some of the healthiest superfoods around when consumed in moderation, and one of the better nuts for health is the walnut. Walnuts nutrition has been shown to help fight depression, improve brain health, boost heart health and more. But did you know there’s a type of walnut in particular, the black walnut, … Read More

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Elderberry - Dr. Axe

Elderberry: Natural Medicine for Colds, Flus, Allergies & More

Looking for a natural remedy that has a very long history of medicinal use? There’s evidence that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications dating back to Ancient Egypt. However, most historians typically trace its healing abilities back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “father of medicine,” who described the plant as his “medicine … Read More

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