Autoimmune Disease & Immunity

Alopecia areata - Dr. Axe

Alopecia Areata: 9 Natural Ways to Treat Hair Loss

Alopecia areata affects 2 percent of the worldwide population. And although it doesn’t cause physical pain or make you feel sick, it can be a psychologically devastating disease. This autoimmune disease involves the loss of hair around the scalp, face and parts of the body. It can come on at any time, without warning. It’s commonly misdiagnosed as other types … Read More

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Dangers of a Deadly Fungus: The Candida auris ‘Superbug’

A fungus has recently emerged as a dangerous health threat in over a dozen countries, with 77 clinical cases reported in U.S. healthcare facilities as of mid-May, 2017. This Candida auris outbreak has proven resistant to multiple drugs, resulting in serious illness. In some cases, the fungus enters the bloodstream, causing it to spread throughout the body and create bad infections.  Thirty … Read More

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Autoimmune disease

Editorial: How I Reversed an Autoimmune Disease

By Dr. Sina McCullough Today, I live an active, “normal” life. I work, play hide and seek with my two young boys, hike with my dogs on the weekend, and try to keep up with the ever-growing housework. You’d never know that just 16 months ago I suffered from an advanced stage of an autoimmune disease. I spent most of my time … Read More

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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

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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

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Lipitor side effects - Dr. Axe

Do Lipitor Side Effects Outweigh the Potential Benefits?

The “epidemic” of high cholesterol has taken many parts of the Western world by storm, and physicians seem to have the answer: cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor that do all the work your body apparently can’t anymore. Great news, right? Not exactly. There is a laundry list of rather concerning Lipitor side effects that should cause anyone to take a moment to … Read More

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Red light therapy - Dr. Axe

Red Light Therapy Benefits, Research & Mechanism of Action

Through emitting red, low-light wavelengths through the skin, red light therapy helps naturally jump-start the process of tissue recovery and other forms of rejuvenation through increased blood flow, collagen stimulation and more. 2010 marked the 50th anniversary for medical laser treatments like red light therapy, providing a host of evidence on their benefits. (1) If you’ve never heard of red light … Read More

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Gut bacteria benefits - Dr. Axe

Gut Bacteria Benefits: Could Better Bacteria Actually Cure Your Condition?

It’s all about the gut. And gut bacteria benefits go way back. In the 1670s, scientist Antony Leeuwenhoek first discovered the complex world of bacteria. At the time, he defined it as “free-living and parasitic microscopic protists, sperm cells, blood cells, microscopic nematodes and rotifers,” according to the University of California Museum of Paleontology. (1) Fast forward to today (almost 350 years … Read More

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Black salve - Dr. Axe

Black Salve: Is This Controversial Cancer Treatment Safe?

Black salve is the name for a group of topical pastes and plasters known as escharotics that are considered very controversial cancer treatments in mainstream medicine. Although one black salve ingredient called bloodroot is sometimes used by certain dermatologists in the treatment of skin cancer (part of a practice called Mohrs surgery), the effectiveness and safety of these products are still … Read More

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Weird ways to stop an infection - Dr. Axe

5 Weird Ways to Stop an Infection (or Prevent One in the First Place)

No one likes getting sick or, even worse, contracting an infection. What with doctor’s visits with long waits, the overprescription of  antibiotics that lead to superbugs and generally feeling awful, most of us probably agree that preventing infections in the first place is better than trying to cure them later. While you may know about eating chicken noodle soup during the flu, … Read More

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