Autoimmune Disease & Immunity

Sickle cell anemia - Dr. Axe

Sick Cell Anemia + 5 Natural Treatments to Manage Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that sickle cell diseases (SCD), especially sickle cell anemia, affects around 100,000 Americans. Sickle cell anemia is a type of inherited sickle-cell disease. It affects red blood cells and the protein called hemoglobin. Because it’s an inherited disorder, sickle cell anemia is different than other types of anemia, as it runs in families and … Read More


Hepatitis B Causes & Symptoms + 6 Natural Treatments

It is estimated that over 300 million people are living with hepatitis B. In 2015, it resulted in 887,000 deaths worldwide. Although many people with hepatitis B don’t experience any symptoms, it’s a chronic infection that can lead to severe liver conditions like cirrhosis and liver cancer. The scary part is that it is 50–100 times more infectious than HIV. It’s also more infectious than hepatitis … Read More

Toxic shock syndrome symptoms - Dr. Axe

Toxic Shock Syndrome Symptoms + 5 Natural Ways to Prevent TSS

According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately half of all cases of toxic shock syndrome caused by staph bacteria occur in women of menstruating age. Toxic shock syndrome or TSS is often thought to be a health problem that only affects women, menstruating women to be exact, like the 20 year old woman who accidentally left a tampon in for over a week … Read More


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

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

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


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

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

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

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