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Many Veterans Are Denied Benefits for Vaccine Injuries

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Many Veterans Are Denied Benefits for Vaccine Injuries

By Dr. Mercola Children and adults injured or killed by vaccines face a long uphill battle when filing for compensation with the U.S. vaccine injury compensation program (VICP), better known as “vaccine court.” American war veterans injured by vaccines face even grimmer prospects, as veterans appear to be routinely denied benefits for vaccine-related injuries. Part of the problem is that proving a vaccine caused the illness can be difficult, and it’s even more difficult when side effects are not carefully tracked and documented....

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Sunless Tanning Drug Sure to Increase Skin Cancer

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sunless Tanning Drug Sure to Increase Skin Cancer

By Dr. Mercola Melanin is the pigment that gives skin (as well as hair and eyes) its color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin, and the presence of dark melanin, known as eumelanin, is associated with a low skin cancer risk.1 It would seem plausible, then, that creating an artificial way to stimulate pigmentation in human skin could lower the risks of damage from excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. There is a natural way to do this — get regular exposure to the sun in short increments, gradually...

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Toxic Clothing Affects Everyone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Toxic Clothing Affects Everyone

By Dr. Mercola In September 2016, American Airlines rolled out new uniforms for more than 70,000 employees — the first uniform overhaul in 30 years. Soon after, reports started coming in from about 100 pilots and 3,000 flight attendants that the uniforms were making them sick. A variety of symptoms were reported (some occurring only while the personnel were wearing the uniforms), such as rashes, itching, eye swelling and a general feeling of malaise.1 Twin Hill, a unit of Tailored Brands Inc., which supplied the uniforms, has conducted...

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Broccoli Compound Lowers Risk of Obesity and Helps Treat Diabetes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Broccoli Compound Lowers Risk of Obesity and Helps Treat Diabetes

By Dr. Mercola Broccoli and broccoli sprouts have potent anticancer activity courtesy of sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur, and other chemoprotective compounds. Studies have shown sulforaphane: • Supports normal cell function and division and acts as an immune stimulant1 • Causes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colon,2 prostate,3 breast4 and tobacco-induced lung cancer5 cells; three servings of broccoli per week may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by more than 60 percent6 • Activates nuclear factor-like 2 (Nrf2), a...

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Health Benefits of Artichokes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Benefits of Artichokes

By Dr. Mercola You’ve probably tasted artichokes and enjoy them in soups and on pizza for their zesty, unique flavor. But you may not be aware there are artichoke supplements, which are helpful as a powerful probiotic and antioxidant. The probiotic part helps your gut regain equilibrium, while the antioxidants are instrumental in fighting free radicals that cause many diseases, including cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s. A plethora of nutrients simultaneously benefit your health in many other ways. For a little background on...

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Why You Should Always Use Organic Red Onions

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why You Should Always Use Organic Red Onions

By Dr. Mercola Have you ever sat in a restaurant and smelled the tantalizing sizzle of sautéed onions moving past to another table? You may wonder why you didn’t order the same thing, and resolve to get out some onions and other veggies for your next evening’s meal. But did you know there’s a difference between all the onion varieties in the way they impact your health? Besides the fact that both red and white onions are a low glycemic food,1 a new study has determined that red onions are superior in many ways, one of the...

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Dietary Fats — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dietary Fats — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Dr. Mercola Fats are an essential part of your diet. However, not all fats are created equal. So, how do you know you’re eating healthy, high-quality fat? In this interview, Dr. Cate Shanahan answers this important question. Shanahan is a family physician and author of “Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food,” originally published in 2008. A revised and updated version was issued this year. Herself an avid athlete, having competed in the Olympic Trials, she has also done consulting work for the Los Angeles...

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How to Make Thick and Creamy Labneh at Home

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Thick and Creamy Labneh at Home

When it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine, there’s one particular fermented food you should not miss out on: labneh. Also called yogurt cheese or strained yogurt, this is a spreadable type of cheese that is made by draining out the whey from fresh yogurt.[1] However, because of its foreign origins, labneh is usually elusive — chances are your only hopes of finding it and tasting its creamy goodness is by dining in Middle Eastern restaurants or scouring ethnic food stores. But did you know that you can make fresh labneh at home? All you...

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Documentary Investigates the Causes and Ramifications of Stress-Related Burnout

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Documentary Investigates the Causes and Ramifications of Stress-Related Burnout

By Dr. Mercola Unless kept in check, stress can wreak absolute havoc on your life, undercutting your health and depressing your very will to live. Around the world, “burnout” is becoming an increasingly pervasive problem, affecting people from all walks of life. Being successful per se will not insulate you from burnout. On the contrary, it may actually raise your risk. “The Day I Snapped” is a mental health documentary featuring five professionals who walked into the proverbial wall one day, “suddenly”...

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Homemade Ant Bait — Less Toxic and More Effective

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Homemade Ant Bait — Less Toxic and More Effective

By Dr. Mercola The tiny ant is a unique marvel of nature. However, after invading your home, you may not find ants so fascinating. It has become convenient to run to the local hardware store for bug killer to rid your home of the pests, but you may be swapping one problem for another, more toxic, one. Your next option may be to reach for the nontoxic, green product advertised as safe for home and family. Unfortunately, finding a safer option may not be as straightforward as it seems since you can’t judge a book by its cover. Some of...

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How to Grow Basil

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Basil

By Dr. Mercola Savory green pesto sauce, tomato and mozzarella salad, nearly any egg dish, wild-caught Alaskan salmon — these and many more meal options take on a fresh tweak of flavor when basil is part of the equation. If you’ve ever headed for the produce section of your grocery store to pick up a small package of basil, though, you know how expensive it can be. Growing your own is super easy, even if all you have in the way of a garden spot is a balcony, deck or patio. Basil (ocimum basilicum, a member of the mint family) grows...

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Malabar Spinach — An Easy-Grow Summer Green That Loves the Heat

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Malabar Spinach — An Easy-Grow Summer Green That Loves the Heat

By Dr. Mercola Malabar spinach 1,2,3,4 is an interesting alternative to regular spinach. It grows like a perennial jungle vine, and thrives in the summer heat when most other greens tend to turn bitter and dry, easily reaching heights of 10 to 35 feet in a season. Trained on a trellis, with frequent pruning, you can turn it into a decorative edible hedge. Also known under the names Indian, creeping, Asian, Vietnamese, Surinam, Ceylonese and Chinese spinach, Malabar spinach comes in two varieties:5 Basella rubra, which has purple-red vines and...

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Jump-Start Your Health With Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Jump-Start Your Health With Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Lemon eucalyptus oil, the common name for one of the natural oils obtained from the lemon-scented gum eucalyptus plant, has gained popularity as an insect repellant. This use is important when you consider the dangers of DEET and other toxic solutions and want to steer clear of them. Learn more about the benefits, composition and proper therapeutic and practical applications of this plant oil. What Is Lemon Eucalyptus Oil? Lemon eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the lemon-scented gum eucalyptus plant, also known as...

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Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By Dr. Mercola When it comes to mental health, most assume the brain is in charge. In reality, your gut may be calling the shots. Interestingly enough, in the 1800s and early 1900s, it was thought that waste in your colon could produce infections that lead to depression. As it turns out, they weren’t too far off the mark. Scientific advances now suggest your state of mind is influenced, if not largely directed, by the microflora in your gut, and probiotics (beneficial bacteria) are being thought of as “the new...

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Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

By Dr. Mercola Melatonin is an important hormone produced by your body’s pineal gland. One of its primary roles is regulating your body’s circadian rhythm. When it gets dark, your brain starts secreting melatonin (typically around 9 or 10 p.m.), which makes you sleepy. Levels typically stay elevated for about 12 hours, then, as the sun rises, your pineal gland reduces your production, and the levels in your blood decrease until they’re hardly measurable at all. When your circadian rhythms are disrupted, such as from shift...

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