Immune System

Serrano pepper - Dr. Axe

Serrano Pepper: The Heart-Healthy, Immune-Boosting Hot Pepper

Hot peppers have been used for cooking and medical purposes for ages, and the serrano pepper is one of them. Not only does it share the characteristics of the desired spiciness in many popular dishes, similar to cayenne pepper, but the serrano pepper can actually generate relief for sore muscles, arthritic patients, those who have heart problems, boost the immune system and, … Read More

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Surprise! Scientists Discover New Organ in the Human Body

Most of us have misplaced our keys or found an item we thought we’d lost forever buried in our closets. But this month, researchers published a new organ study, highlighting something most of us didn’t know we ever had — a new body part. Though doctors have long known about the mesentery, a membrane that connects the intestine to the … Read More

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Sensory Deprivation Tank Science: How ‘Floating’ Works & Proven Benefits

Whether referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks or simply “floating,” deprivation therapy treatments diminish nearly all sights, sounds, smells and touch, earning a reputation for naturally easing many ailments. Floaters report sensory deprivation tank benefits include insomnia cures and relief from chronic pain, anxiety, depression and even addiction. Perhaps the beauty in all of this is that these reported benefits are … Read More


How to Activate Your Brain’s Caring Center: Compassion

The quality of cultivating and expressing compassion is central to just about every religion on Earth, and also a major focus in the field of psychology. Concepts like “mindfulness” or “loving-kindness meditation” have been steadily growing in popularity for several decades, and today a large body of evidence supports the belief that compassion has benefits related to both mental and physical … Read More


6 Food Allergies Treatments and Natural Remedies

Despite the risk of severe allergic reactions and even death, there is no current cure for food allergies. The condition can only be managed by allergen avoidance or treatment of food allergy symptoms. However, fortunately there are natural food allergies treatments and supplements that can help to boost the immune system and enhance the gut microbiota, helping to reduce the development of food … Read More

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Delicata Squash: The Gluten-Free, Fiber-Rich Eye & Bone Booster

With a flavor similar to the sweet potato, chestnut and corn, the flesh of the delicata squash is sweet. This beautiful design of nature consisting of a cylindrical or oblong shape, yellowish, tan or cream in color with green stripes, is a gluten-free, fiber-rich food full of health benefits perfect for anyone following a gluten sensitivity diet. Delicata squash is a winter … Read More


How to Boost Your Immune System — Top 10 Boosters

We are continually exposed to organisms that are inhaled, swallowed or inhabit our skin and mucous membranes. Whether or not these organisms lead to disease is decided by the integrity of our body’s defense mechanisms, or immune system. When our immune system is working properly, we don’t even notice it. But when we have an under- or over-active immune system, … Read More


8 Natural Treatments for Cholestasis

Cholestasis is a condition that’s characterized by the flow of bile from the liver slowing down or stopping, which can be caused by disorders of the liver, bile duct or pancreas. More than 200,000 people in the United States are affected by this condition every year, and it can lead to serious health conditions if it’s not treated properly. There … Read More


Cellulitis Treatment: Natural Remedies & Prevention Tips

Considered to be the most common types of illness caused by staph bacteria, cellulitis is a painful, sometimes blistering skin infection that affects hundreds of thousands of adults every year in the United States, leading many to search for cellulitis treatment that actually works. (1) While cellulitis symptoms can usually be managed well with cellulitis treatment — such as drainage … Read More


Cellulitis Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

The name of the bacteria responsible for most cases of cellulitis infections and cellulitis symptoms is staphylococcus, which is actually very common and lives on the skin of approximately 30 percent of even healthy adults. Cellulitis skin rash is one of the most common symptoms of a staph infection, which cause all kinds of mild to moderate symptoms ranging from skin … Read More