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How Factory Farms Pump, Poison and Pollute the Earth

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Factory Farms Pump, Poison and Pollute the Earth

By Dr. Mercola Up to 40 percent of drinking water worldwide comes from underground waterways that make up largely uncharted aquifer systems, some containing water that’s tens of thousands of years old. When NASA published a study of global underground water reserves, they found 37 major aquifer systems — 21 of which were at risk of being depleted.1 The problem is especially pronounced in the U.S. southwest (among other regions in Asia and the Middle East), where it’s not unusual for family wells to run dry. Unless they can pay...

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The European Union Versus US Food and Drug Administration — One Protects Consumers; the Other Ignores Them

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The European Union Versus US Food and Drug Administration — One Protects Consumers; the Other Ignores Them

By Dr. Mercola For an entire week each year, I focus on the campaign to end dental amalgam. Those silver fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use in America and around the world needs to stop — for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons. We have a united worldwide team, and we can win the campaign for mercury-free dentistry. I have worked closely with the leader of this campaign — Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice — and I have full confidence that we are on...

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The Organic Corporate Takeover

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Organic Corporate Takeover

By Dr. Mercola For many Americans, the organic label on a food represents a superior product, one that’s free from pesticides and other agricultural chemicals and farmed using sustainable agricultural practices. Many would be surprised to learn, however, that in many cases organic companies are owned by multinational conglomerates, many of which produce nonorganic foods as well, using methods that are in direct contrast to the rules of organic. Such discrepancies have become even more apparent when you look at trade groups like the...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Anniversary Week Recap

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Anniversary Week Recap

1 Which of the following certifications offers the highest assurance of organic quality and regenerative standards? All-natural certification Fair trade certification USDA 100% Organic certification Biodynamic certification Certified biodynamic products adhere to regenerative standards that far surpass USDA 100% organic certification. Neither the “all-natural” label nor fair trade certification offer any guarantee of organic quality or regenerative methods. Learn more. 2 What percentage of cancer incidence can be prevented by...

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Are Many Fish Oils Synthetic?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Many Fish Oils Synthetic?

By Dr. Mercola Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) required for healthy digestion, muscle activity, blood clotting, visual acuity, memory and much more. Most omega-3s are considered “essential fats” as your body cannot make them. You have to get them from your diet. However, there’s plenty of confusion when it comes to which omega-3 fats are required for optimal health. You can obtain omega-3 fats from both plants and marine animals like fish and krill. However, these sources provide very different types...

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Ginger Is Great for Bad Breath

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ginger Is Great for Bad Breath

By Dr. Mercola Whether you’re an enthusiast of Asian and East Indian cuisine or enjoy experimenting with different herbs and spices in the kitchen, it’s likely you’re familiar with the warming essence of ginger. From stir-fries to salad dressings, the flavor and fragrance of ginger is versatile and distinct. And like so many plants, ginger is renowned for both traditional and modern medicinal remedies. An attractive perennial herb that produces a sideways-growing rhizome underground, ginger is the common name for the plant...

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Organic Egg Farmer Wages War on ‘Health’ Agency

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Organic Egg Farmer Wages War on ‘Health’ Agency

By Dr. Mercola Jesse Laflamme, chief executive officer of America’s No. 2 egg brand, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, is asking tough questions about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets its food labeling rules. After filing a 17-page citizen’s petition with the FDA in April 2018, Laflamme took to his company’s blog to make his point.1 Beneath photos of four food items, Laflamme posed this question: “Which of the following does the FDA consider ‘healthy’?” The three so-called...

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Mercola Recipe Section Has Something for Everyone

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mercola Recipe Section Has Something for Everyone

By Dr. Mercola Many struggle with obesity and a variety of chronic diseases. Although your food choices affect your health and how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future, rapid growth in the processed food industry has triggered an avalanche of weight gain, inflammation and chronic disease. It might be difficult to imagine you could find nutritious and delicious meals that are easy to fix and satisfying to eat, but this is exactly what you’ll find in the Recipe section. Although eating right is not an overnight fix for chronic health...

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Updates on the Fight for Mercury-Free Dentistry

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Updates on the Fight for Mercury-Free Dentistry

By Dr. Mercola In this interview, Charlie Brown, founder of Consumers for Dental Choice, provides us with an update to the global mercury-free dentistry campaign you’ve so generously helped us support through the past eight years. We are now incredibly close to the ultimate finish line, thanks to Brown’s persistent and dedicated efforts and your unrelenting financial support. I want to extend a personal thank you to all who have contributed to this mission in the past, and are considering doing so now. “We’ve been a...

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My Personal Journey on How I Went From Sick to Healthy

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on My Personal Journey on How I Went From Sick to Healthy

By Dr. Mercola This website was created 21 years ago, in 1997, when I combined my two primary passions in life — health and technology — and made it my mission to share exciting new developments in natural health with a wider audience. Thanks to you, this site has become one of the most visited natural health websites in the world for the last 12 years, with more than 10 million unique visitors each month and more than 80 million unique visitors annually. Because of your loyal support, we’ve slowly but surely awakened the world to the...

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Valuable Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips With Mercola Food Facts

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Valuable Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips With Mercola Food Facts

By Dr. Mercola Have you ever wondered how much vitamin C is in a serving of strawberries or what makes avocados so good for you? Or maybe you’re interested to know which has more sugar: raisins or dates? It’s questions like these that necessitated the creation of Mercola.com Food Facts. Nutrition is key to staying healthy and avoiding chronic diseases. That’s why I recommend virtually anyone starting out on the path to optimal wellness to adopt my nutrition plan. The plan provides a guide to changing your diet and lifestyle...

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You Won’t Want to Miss This Live EFT Demonstration Today

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on You Won’t Want to Miss This Live EFT Demonstration Today

You Won’t Want to Miss This LIVE EFT Demonstration Join us LIVE Today, August 10, at 11 a.m. CT as Julie Schiffman demonstrates the benefits of tapping and how tapping can help relieve stress. The demonstration is absolutely FREE for all Mercola subscribers, so if you are not subscribed please take a minute to do so below. Julie will also be taking your questions, so feel free to submit them right now in the comments section at the bottom of this page. The earlier we get the questions the greater the likelihood that Julie will have a...

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Have You Tried the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Have You Tried the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?

By Dr. Mercola Emotional challenges can easily sideline even the healthiest lifestyle when it comes to your physical health and well-being. This is why having a tool to address stress, anxiety and other emotional trauma is not a luxury in the 21st century — it’s a necessity. You may already have some stress-busting strategies, like exercise, meditation or bubble baths, and while these are each beneficial in their own right, they do not necessarily get to the root of the negative emotions in your body. This is where the Emotional Freedom...

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Gratitude Makes You Healthier, Happier and More Popular

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Gratitude Makes You Healthier, Happier and More Popular

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners: Rosemary from Jacobus & Dale from Grand Junction! Click here to enter our giveaway for your chance to win! By Dr. Mercola Only 1 in 3 Americans reports being “very happy,”1 and nearly 1 in 4 experience no life enjoyment at all.2 Fortunately, there’s hope. Small changes in perspective and behavior can add up over time, and practicing gratitude is at the top of the list of strategies known to boost happiness and life satisfaction. If your happiness could use a pick-me-up, commit to...

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Top Articles of 2018

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Articles of 2018

By Dr. Mercola We are excited to be celebrating our 21st anniversary at Mercola.com. We’ve come a long way since 1997 when I made it my mission to share new developments in natural health with you. For over two decades my team and I have been steadfast in our approach to providing the most current, cutting-edge information so you can make sound health decisions. Thanks to you, our efforts have resulted in developing the leading source of health news and information as millions of unique visitors come to our website each month to learn...

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