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Annual Update on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Annual Update on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Banning of Amalgam in Dentistry

By Dr. Mercola Mercury is a pernicious poison that should never be placed in your mouth. Yet half of the dentists in the U.S. still use dental or “silver” amalgam, 50 percent of which is mercury, not silver. Mercury is the most volatile and toxic of the heavy metals, and the vapors released when chewing or brushing pose a clear and present danger to health — especially your brain and kidneys, as mercury is a neuro- and nephrotoxin. It’s also toxic to your reproductive system. As such, it’s really shocking that mercury amalgam is...

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Feast on This Fresh and Fantastic Fermented Veggies Recipe

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Feast on This Fresh and Fantastic Fermented Veggies Recipe

By Dr. Mercola What do foods like natto, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, lassi and kefir all have in common? Hint: It’s not an ingredient. Rather, it’s actually how all of these are made: fermentation. According to the George Mateljan Foundation, fermentation refers to an enzyme-controlled chemical process that breaks down an organic substance into simpler parts, typically with help of bacteria, yeasts or carbon dioxide.[i],[ii] Fermented foods often have a unique taste and peculiar smell, which is why not a lot of people are drawn to...

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Declare a War on Waste!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Declare a War on Waste!

By Dr. Mercola The second installment of a documentary TV series “Hugh’s War on Waste” highlights one man’s attempt to spearhead radical change throughout the U.K. related to food and clothing waste. Host of the BBC One show launched in 2015, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, an English celebrity chef, broadcaster, writer and environmental activist, suggests that farmers, retailers and consumers all contribute to the tons of waste occurring across the U.K. every day. Fearnley-Whittingstall asserts Britons throw away about...

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Just Dump Your Smelly Sponge

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Just Dump Your Smelly Sponge

By Dr. Mercola What common household item has around 362 different species of bacteria residing inside it? You’ve probably already guessed from the title it’s your average, everyday kitchen sponge, but did you know killing those little critters takes more than a few minutes in a microwave, as per some of the latest “kitchen hacks” advice? It seems that nuking (microwaving) used sponges does kill some of the bacteria, but not the worst ones, according to a study published in Scientific Reports and titled “Microbiome analysis and...

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All About Growing Cabbage

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on All About Growing Cabbage

By Dr. Mercola With its high concentrations of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. As a cruciferous veggie, in the same family as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, it also contains glucosinolates, phytochemicals that break down into indoles, sulforaphane and other cancer-preventive substances. Different types of cabbage (red, green and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates, which suggests you should try to eat a variety of cabbage for the best health...

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How to Grow Dandelion Greens

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Dandelion Greens

By Dr. Mercola Dandelion greens are nutritious, delicious and versatile. They can be added to salads, soups and stews or sautéed and served as a side dish. What you may have only thought of as a pesky weed in your yard is actually a flowering herb with significant health benefits. The dandelion plant belongs to the largest plant family — the Asteraceae or sunflower family — which includes more than 22,000 species, such as daisies and thistles. The dandelion alone has more than 100 different species, all of which are beneficial to your...

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Sleep More, Weigh Less?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sleep More, Weigh Less?

By Dr. Mercola Nearly 71 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are overweight or obese. Among children, nearly 21 percent of 12- to 19-year-olds are considered obese, along with 17 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds and 9 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds.1 Exercise and, particularly, diet, definitely play a role in this epidemic, but there’s another often-overlooked factor that may help people to keep their weight in check with little added effort. In fact, it requires nothing but getting more sleep. Like overweight and obesity, insufficient...

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The Link Between Sugar and Depression

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Link Between Sugar and Depression

By Dr. Mercola Foods have an immense impact on your brain, and eating whole foods as described in my nutrition plan is the best way to support both your physical and mental health. Based on the evidence, avoiding sugar (particularly fructose) is an important prevention and treatment strategy for anxiety and depression, both of which are rising in prevalence. A number of studies have linked high-sugar diets to a higher risk of depression. Most recently, men consuming more than 67 grams of sugar per day were found to be 23 percent more likely...

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What Makes Spanish Marjoram Oil Special?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Makes Spanish Marjoram Oil Special?

Spanish marjoram oil can be easily confused with the essential oil from oregano, which is also called wild marjoram. But make no mistake, Spanish marjoram has numerous standout qualities that set it apart from other essential oils. What Is Spanish Marjoram Oil? Despite its name, Spanish marjoram oil is actually derived from the flowers and leaves of a bushy perennial plant from the family of thymes (Thymus mastichina). Originally from Spain, this wild thyme plant has a hairy stem, dark green oval leaves and clusters of small white flowers and...

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Fashion Waste Poised to Become Environmental Crisis

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fashion Waste Poised to Become Environmental Crisis

By Dr. Mercola Over the past decades society has moved from using biodegradable, recyclable natural products to highly resilient and nonbiodegradable plastics made with toxic chemicals. Plastics invade nearly every area of your life — even parts you don’t see, such as your clothing and microbeads in your makeup and facial products. Each of these contribute to a rapidly growing problem in the environment, especially our oceans, where plastic micropollution is quickly overtaking the fish population. Discarded plastics are polluting your...

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Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

By Dr. Mercola Although many accept declining eye sight as a part of natural aging, it is really more of a side effect of our modern lifestyle. Aging does not automatically equate to failing vision, cataracts or dry eyes, provided you’ve properly nourished your eyes through the years. Unfortunately, statistics demonstrate that many Americans are suffering the effects of years of poor lifestyle choices. In people over age 40:1 24.4 million people have cataracts 2.7 million have glaucoma 4.2 million suffer impaired vision 4.88 million...

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One-Third of American Adults Prescribed Opioids Each Year, and Opioid Deaths Now Leading Cause of Death for People Under 50

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on One-Third of American Adults Prescribed Opioids Each Year, and Opioid Deaths Now Leading Cause of Death for People Under 50

By Dr. Mercola Opioids kill patients more frequently than any other medication used for nonfatal conditions,1 yet disturbing statistics reveal more than one-third of American adults were prescribed these dangerous drugs in 2015.2 Even more shocking, opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.3 More than half of all opioid prescriptions in the U.S. are also issued to patients suffering from anxiety and depression,4 despite the fact that this increases their risk for addiction. Overall, studies show...

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Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever

By Dr. Mercola If you’re a U.S. adult and don’t regularly take a prescription drug, you’re now in the minority, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. adults by Consumer Reports.1 The revealing sample found that more than half of U.S. adults regularly take prescription medications, and the average adult takes four. If it seems like your friends and family are taking more drugs than they did in the past — or if adults use more meds than they did when you were a kid — it’s not in your imagination, either. Consumer...

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Factory-Farmed Meats Quickly Replaced With Grass Fed

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Factory-Farmed Meats Quickly Replaced With Grass Fed

By Dr. Mercola Industrial agriculture, characterized by vast swatches of genetically engineered corn and soybean fields and livestock raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), is swiftly destroying the planet and worsening human health in the process. In exchange for cheap meat, we’re paying a hefty price, one that may be infinite in the damage it’s causing via pollution. It’s clear the industry is unsustainable, and now it’s been blamed for causing a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico that’s...

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Monsanto Shill Fired by Forbes

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Monsanto Shill Fired by Forbes

By Dr. Mercola A common corporate tactic, well-honed by the tobacco industry, is to use “third-party experts” to bring the industry’s message to the public under the cloak of independent opinion or expertise. The idea is that academic types are far more credible than industry employees when it comes to defending the industry’s position. Over the years, I’ve written about many of these so-called “independent experts” that turned out to be anything but. Among them is Henry Miller, who was thoroughly outed as a Monsanto shill...

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