Hey guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I want to share with you the many benefits oforegano oil and the many uses of oil of oregano. Oregano oil has been used for over 2,500 yearsand has 4 really unique specific benefits. Number one, it's antifungal. Number two,it's antibacterial. Number three, it's an antiparasite and antiviral, and number four,it's an antioxidant. So let me talk about, specifically, how youcan use these in fighting infections and naturally healing your body. The number one way oilof oregano is used today is to treat funguses and candida. For a lot of us, it's very easyto develop things like candida in your body.
If you ever have too much, like a white coaton your tongue, or if you commonly are getting different types of infections, it could becaused by candida. Oil of oregano has been proven in medical studies to kill off candidiasis,that bacteria or fungus, that can grow within your system. It also works as an antifungal. Quick side note, my mom, after going throughchemotherapy years and years ago, came down with a toenail fungus and had chronic yeastissues. For 10 years she had a toenail fungus, and we started using oil of oregano on hertoenail fungus every day. After two months, it was completely gone. She had used differentcreams. She had used different medications.
Nothing had worked until she used oil of oregano.So again, for a toenail fungus or for a candida cleanse, you can put this on topically. I don't recommend taking this internally morethan 10 days in a row, but you can do oil of oregano, 4 drops, 4 times daily internally,but only for 10 days and not longer, because it is a natural form of medicine. The second thing you can use oil of oreganofor is to kill off bacteria. If you ever come down with a common cold or flu, this actsvery, very quickly at killing off bad bacteria and viruses within your system. In fact, therewas a groundbreaking study on oil of oregano
recently that it actually kills off E. coli,one of those bad forms of bacteria that can actually even cause food poisoning and causeyou to get sick. So again, oil of oregano, it's great to take for kicking a cold fast. Number three, a parasite cleanse. Many people,especially when you travel overseas, you can come down with a parasite. Oil of oreganois an antiparasitic as well, so it kills off parasites. Number four way to use and benefit from usingoregano oil is its powerful antioxidant properties. In fact, it's one of the top 10 antioxidantherbs out there today, and so if you want
to age slower, live longer, oregano is great.Again, I don't recommend using this internally unless you're sick or doing a temporary cleansefor 10 days, but you can diffuse it around your home. You can make it as part of a personalcare product. In fact, you can make homemade mouthwash with oregano oil, and it helps cleanyour teeth and helps fight gingivitis and bad breath. So again, there are many benefitsand uses here of oregano oil. Make sure when you're buying oregano oil thatyou buy from a very high quality brand. Again, oil of oregano is beneficial because it'santifungal, it's antiviral, it's antiparasitic. Also, it is a powerful and potent antioxidant.
Last thing here I want to mention about it,another recent medical study was published showing that it also can shrink tumors, andit may be an effective natural treatment against different types of cancer. So guys, this has been Axe recommendingyou add oregano oil or make it part of your healthy natural medicine cabinet. If you want to learn more about essentialoils, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page. I'm always putting out new tutorials onthe many benefits of herbs, vitamins, minerals, superfoods and essential oils.
What are Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Hey guys, Axe here. I want to talk aboutthe many benefits of vitamin D as well as vitamin D deficiency. So many people are strugglingwith vitamin D deficiency. In fact, according to a lot of medical studies today, they'reshowing that quite possibly the top deficiency we have in America is a vitamin D deficiency,and for a lot of us there are several reasons for that. But let me talk about the symptomsof vitamin D deficiency. I'm then going to get into what's causing vitamin D deficiency,then go over the best foods, supplements and things you can do to correct this type ofissue. But first and foremost, the big thing thatcan cause or the big symptoms you might have
with a vitamin D deficiency are immune issues.If you have a weakened immune system, that could be correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have candida or bacterial overgrowth, it can be caused from a vitamin D deficiency.If you struggle with let's say emotional ups and downs, like depression and anxiety, thatcan be a cause. Hormone imbalance, major cause of vitamin D deficiency. If you have troubleputting on muscle or losing weight, those are all correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have weak bones or teeth, osteoporosis or osteopenia, those are warning signs youhave a vitamin D deficiency. So again, you can see there are a lot of things and I didn't even get into certain other
things like cancer and diabetes and heartdisease but those are all warning signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is responsible for really supportinga healthy immune response, digestive health, hormone balance, and here's a key thing toremember. Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It's also a pro hormone. So it's responsiblefor so many hormone producing reactions within your body. You've got to have vitamin D. Now here are the biggest causes of vitaminD deficiency. Number one is not getting enough sunlight. The sun should be your number onesource of vitamin D. We live in a world today
where we live inside, especially if you'rein the northern states, whether it be in Canada or northern US or northern Europe. But ifyou are not getting outside enough and not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin,that will create a vitamin D deficiency. So starting off, the majority of people are vitaminD deficient because we don't get outside enough. And the other thing can be certain chemicals,especially things that are plastic in nature, those can block vitamin D absorption. So ifyou're drinking out of plastic bottles that have something called BPA, that's bisphenolA, that can cause vitamin D deficiency and really affect the way vitamin D is absorbedand utilized and created by your liver in
your body. The other thing is toxicity. If you're exposedto toxins on a regular basis, that affects the liver. Your liver is actually responsiblefor producing and creating vitamin D within your body. So again, toxicity another majorcause of vitamin D deficiency. So if you want to start to correct vitaminD deficiency and see improvements in your immune function, in your metabolism, in yourhormones and things like your thyroid and your adrenal glands and improving your overallmood and bone strength, you've got to get more vitamin D.
Again, your number one source by far is sunlight.I recommend getting outside 20 minutes to 30 minutes every single day. Even if it'scold outside, getting a little bit of sun on your face and hands, it's so importantfor getting Vitamin D. So again, number one is get sunlight 20 to 30 minutes a day. Now, apart from that, certain foods will containsmall amounts of vitamin D. Number one source will be wild caught salmon or fish, so againgetting wild caught fish on a regular basis. Also, raw fermented milk, like a goat's milkyogurt, may have small amounts of vitamin D, as will mushrooms and eggs. But again,you're going to get very small amount in diet.