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An Introduction to Ulcerative Colitis

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on An Introduction to Ulcerative Colitis

The large intestine is partly responsible for allowing good bowel movement, which is something that most people usually take for granted. But as with other parts of the body, your large intestine can also encounter its fair share of problems over time. If you’ve been experiencing abdominal cramps that are accompanied by bloody diarrhea or the urge to frequently empty your bowels, then it’s likely that your large intestine is no longer in good shape, and you may be suffering from a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) known as ulcerative...

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Delectable Keto Coconut Cacao Nests

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Delectable Keto Coconut Cacao Nests

Recipe by: Jennafer Ashley Every year, children and chocolate-lovers alike enjoy brightly decorated chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate  Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, chocolate Easter eggs bought from supermarkets are often made from processed chocolate and loaded with excessive amounts of sugar that can put you or your loved ones at risk of chronic metabolic diseases. If you’re looking for a healthy, guilt-free Easter treat that the whole family can enjoy, this Keto Coconut Cacao Nests recipe from Jennafer Ashley of Paleohacks is a must-try!...

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KetoFast Explained

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on KetoFast Explained

In the featured JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, I discuss my KetoFast protocol, which is the topic of my latest book by the same name. KetoFast is the term I coined to describe a protocol that combines three key strategies: a cyclical ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and cyclical partial fasting. In this interview, I describe how to implement the KetoFast approach, including the meal timing and the types and amounts of foods you should be adding to your plate. “KetoFast” is the follow-up to my bestselling book “Fat for Fuel,” and I...

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Astaxanthin: The Super Antioxidant That Comes From the Ocean

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Astaxanthin: The Super Antioxidant That Comes From the Ocean

Table of Contents The Best Astaxanthin Comes From Microalgae Studies Regarding the Benefits of Astaxanthin Side Effects of Astaxanthin Astaxanthin Supplements Can Benefit Most People Frequently Asked Questions About Astaxanthin Antioxidants play an important role in promoting health by protecting your body from free radicals, which are molecules that interfere with the function of your organs, resulting in damage.1 In this regard, many people do their best to increase their intake of well-known antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, as well as...

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Smell, Our Most Underestimated Sense

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Smell, Our Most Underestimated Sense

We humans do not appreciate our sense of smell. Compared to other senses like vision and hearing, we tend to ignore the information from our sense of smell with the exception of flowers, food being prepared and, of course, those lucky people who have discovered aromatherapy. But according to a recent documentary, “Smell — Our Most Underestimated Sense,” our sense of smell affects us much more than we realize. Certainly, we know that it protects us from dangers like fire because we smell the smoke, explosions because we smell...

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Electronic Music to Repel Mosquitoes?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Electronic Music to Repel Mosquitoes?

Although you might find them annoying in the summertime, mosquitoes are an important part of the ecosystem. Mosquito larvae live in the water and provide food for fish and other wildlife, including larvae of other species such as dragonflies. Mosquito larvae eat and recycle microscopic organic matter. Adult mosquitoes are part of the diet of insect eating animals such as bats, spiders and dragonflies. They also help pollinate flowers as they drink the nectar. Opinions differ as to what would happen if mosquitoes were eradicated from the face...

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Cottonseed Oil: America’s Original Vegetable Oil

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cottonseed Oil: America’s Original Vegetable Oil

Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to the ingredient it’s made from or the manufacturing process used to extract it. Because these negative effects overshadow the potential benefits, I do not recommend this oil for therapeutic use. Always be aware of the potential side effects of any herbal oil before using. Table of Contents What Is Cottonseed Oil? Uses of Cottonseed Oil Composition of Cottonseed Oil How Is Cottonseed Oil Made? Does Cottonseed Oil Have Any Health Benefits? The Drawbacks of Unrefined and...

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Vertigo Causes and Treatments

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vertigo Causes and Treatments

Vertigo is a form of dizziness that makes you feel as though you’re moving or spinning even when you’re stationary. As noted by the National Health Service of England, vertigo is a symptom of an underlying condition involving either your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or your central nervous system (central vertigo), it’s not a condition in its own right.1 In severe cases of vertigo, you may find it difficult to maintain your balance sufficiently to carry out everyday tasks. It can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such...

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Just the Thought of Coffee Can Arouse Your Brain

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Just the Thought of Coffee Can Arouse Your Brain

You know that feeling of energy and productivity you get after finishing your morning’s first cup of coffee? It turns out you can get that without even drinking a drop, just by thinking about coffee. The provocative finding not only highlights the power of thought but also suggests you may be able to get a boost just from thinking about your favorite brew — a habit that may benefit those who drink coffee too close to bedtime. To be clear, organic black coffee can be quite healthy, but for those looking to abstain (such as during...

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Project Tango: Big Pharma Makes the Poison and the Cure

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Project Tango: Big Pharma Makes the Poison and the Cure

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.1 In October 2017, the Manchester, New Hampshire, Fire Department reported it responds to more calls for drug overdoses than fires,2 and as of June 2017, opioids had become the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.3 Despite a number of public warnings, and a national effort to reduce this lethal trend, overdoses admitted into emergency rooms increased 30% between July 2016 and September...

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Cholesterol Managers Want to Double Statin Prescriptions

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cholesterol Managers Want to Double Statin Prescriptions

Cholesterol is found in nearly every cell in your body. This waxy substance is vital for optimal functioning of cell membranes, regulating protein pathways and supporting brain health, hormone levels and reducing your heart disease risk. Your body also uses cholesterol to manufacture vitamin D after being exposed to the sun. As Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D., has noted,1 “It is virtually impossible to explain how vital cholesterol is to the human body. If you had no cholesterol in your body you would be dead.” The majority of the cholesterol...

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Impossible Whopper — Burger King Adopts Fake Meat

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Impossible Whopper — Burger King Adopts Fake Meat

Impossible Foods, which made headlines for its meatless burgers that “bleed” like real meat, is set to become a household name, courtesy of a partnership with Burger King and their Whopper sandwich. The new Impossible Whopper bills itself as 100% Whopper, 0% Beef. Instead of a hamburger patty made with beef, the burger will feature an Impossible patty, which is made mostly of soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil and heme, derived from genetically engineered yeast.1 While it’s currently only available at 59...

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What Air Pollution Does to Your Body

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Air Pollution Does to Your Body

In April 2019, London launched an ultralow emission zone in central London, which will charge motorists more than $16 a day to drive into the area, unless they meet certain strict emissions standards. The move is expected to cut emissions from motor vehicles by about 45 percent in central London.1 Seventy-two percent of London adults said they supported the measure to charge vehicles that pollute, as London mayor Sadiq Khan described air pollution in the city as a “public health emergency.”2 In the U.K., air pollution causes about...

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Cell Tower Removed From Schoolyard Due to Cluster of Cancer Cases

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cell Tower Removed From Schoolyard Due to Cluster of Cancer Cases

A cluster of cancer cases among young children at Weston Elementary School in Ripon, California, has reignited the conversation about whether electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell towers might be a contributing factor.1 In 2016, at the age of 10, Kyle Prime was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Five months later, his classmate, Mason Ferrulli, was diagnosed with brain cancer. This year, two more children at the school have received cancer diagnoses. Three teachers have also been diagnosed with various forms of cancer since 2016, along...

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Why Apocynin Regenerates Skin

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Apocynin Regenerates Skin

The fabled “fountain of youth” wasn’t just an intriguing physical location sought after by ancient explorers, but a concept that has captured the imaginations of ordinary mortals since the dawn of time. Some have pursued every avenue they could think of to help them live longer. But like so many things in life, scientists found that a little healthy competition is all that’s needed — cell competition, that is. Scientists in Japan recently discovered a protein called COL17A1 that encourages cell competition by driving...

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