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What You Really Need to Know About Your Mitochondria

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Really Need to Know About Your Mitochondria

By Dr. Mercola When it comes to health and disease prevention, your mitochondrial health and function simply cannot be overstated. If your mitochondria are not functioning well, nothing else will either. Optimization of mitochondria is also a central key for life extension. Dr. Lee Know, who is a naturopathic physician, has written a must-read book on this topic called “Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself.” Know has been a passionate student of mitochondria for...

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How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are probably one of the top vegetables that often get a bad rep, and are often disliked by many children and adults. But this nutrient-dense food is often misunderstood — and improperly cooked — which is why their delicious flavor isn’t always maximized. A member of the Brassica family, along with broccoli, kale and cauliflower, Brussels sprouts look like small, cabbage-like buds that grow on a large stalk. This plant was cultivated in Italy during the Roman emperors’ reigns, and was named after the city of...

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A Quest for Meaning

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Quest for Meaning

By Dr. Mercola The film, “A Quest for Meaning” — created by Kamea Meah Films, the same film company responsible for “Symphony of the Soil” — follows two childhood friends as they travel the globe in search for the meaning of life. Questions about the collective beliefs that have shaped Western civilization are investigated, as are the changes in consciousness we now see as more and more people are becoming inspired to live more in harmony with themselves, each other, and the natural world. Where do we, as humans, belong, if we’re not...

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Is Your Skin Product a Fire Hazard?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Your Skin Product a Fire Hazard?

By Dr. Mercola Dry skin, or other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, may prompt you to purchase heavy emollient creams to take care of the problem. Aside from feeling tight, itchy and generally uncomfortable, the most disquieting symptom of these skin conditions is often a cosmetic one. Your skin may be flaking, scaling and peeling, or it may feel rough and have the appearance of fine lines and cracks. While you may find this unsightly, cracked skin also makes a good entryway for germs. Bacteria can cause infection both on your skin...

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Grape-Derived Compounds to Help Beat Depression

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Grape-Derived Compounds to Help Beat Depression

By Dr. Mercola A polyphenol preparation made from Concord grape juice, grape seed extract and trans-resveratrol has shown promise for treating depression, according to an animal study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.1 Two phytochemicals in particular — dihydrocaffeic acid (DHCA) and malvidin-3′-O-glucoside (Mal-gluc) — appeared to be responsible for the beneficial effects, which included modulating inflammation and synaptic plasticity, essentially increasing resilience against stress-induced depression in mice.2...

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Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's Strengthens

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's Strengthens

By Dr. Mercola Alzheimer’s disease — for which conventional medicine believes there is no effective treatment or cure — currently affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans1 and prevalence is projected to triple by 2050.2,3 Within the next two decades, this severe and lethal form of dementia may affect as much as one-quarter of the U.S. population. Already, more than half a million Americans die from the disease each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer.4,5 The good news is...

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Try This Essential Oil to Ease Muscle Aches and Sprains

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Try This Essential Oil to Ease Muscle Aches and Sprains

With its narrow frame and sparse appearance, botanists consider spruce lagging behind its other conifer counterparts from the Pinacea plant family in terms of splendor. However, what spruce lacks in appearance, it makes up for with its wide array of impressive healing properties. Discover more about this essential oil. What Is Spruce Oil? Spruce oil is derived from the bristly, needlelike, and blue-green leaves and twigs of spruce trees, which are cousins to other ornamental conifers like cedars, firs, and pine. Spruce have reddish brown...

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86 Percent of Teens Are Loaded With Gender-Bending Chemicals

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 86 Percent of Teens Are Loaded With Gender-Bending Chemicals

By Dr. Mercola Bisphenol-A (BPA) was first created by a Russian chemist in 1891, but wasn’t used in the manufacture of products until the 1950s when it was used to produce resilient and often transparent plastics. Today, BPA is found in countless personal care products, water bottles, cashier receipts and the lining of canned goods. Although research shows BPA is detrimental to human health, the market was valued at over $13 billion in 2013 and expected to reach $20 billion in 2020.1 Unfortunately, as the demand for BPA-free products is...

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New Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Heart and Brain Tumors

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Heart and Brain Tumors

By Dr. Mercola Mounting evidence suggests electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphones can trigger abnormal cell growth and cancer.1,2 As early as 2011, the evidence was strong enough for the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, to declare cellphones a Group 2B “possible carcinogen.”3 Two government-funded studies4 bring renewed attention to this link.5,6,7,8 The $25 million research conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) — an interagency research program...

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Overmedicating Our Elders

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Overmedicating Our Elders

By Dr. Mercola According to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports,1 you may be in the minority if you don’t regularly take a prescription drug. In a sample of nearly 2,000 American adults, more than half regularly took prescription medications and the average adult took four. The total number of prescriptions filled by Americans increased by 85 percent from 1997 to 2016. However, the total population increased by only 21 percent during that same period. Every age group is at risk for being diagnosed with a condition they may not...

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Helping People Eat Healthy Food Is Illegal

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Helping People Eat Healthy Food Is Illegal

By Dr. Mercola While living in California, Heather Kokesch Del Castillo made a living as a holistic health coach, founding Constitution Nutrition in 2014 and providing one-on-one health coaching for clients. No licensing is required in California to provide dietary counseling, but Del Castillo sought out licensing privately anyway and completed a certification program in New York for holistic health coaching. Her husband, who is in the military, was then transferred to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where Del Castillo naturally continued on with...

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Medical Board Ordered to Pay Millions for Harassment

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Medical Board Ordered to Pay Millions for Harassment

By Dr. Mercola Over the years, it’s become increasingly evident that medical licensing boards are misusing their considerable power over doctors to impede free speech and maintain the status quo of the medical industry, which in large part is dictated by drug company interests. Any doctor who “steps out of line” can easily be reined back in by the threat of having his or her license revoked. In this way, medical boards ensure that “standard practice” is maintained — even when standard practice does more harm than...

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Federal Agency Kills Kratom

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Federal Agency Kills Kratom

By Dr. Mercola The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its crusade to take down kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a plant in the coffee family that’s earned the reputation for being an alternative to opioids. Native to tropical Southeast Asia, people in the area have used kratom leaves as an herbal remedy for centuries not only to relieve pain but also to increase energy and enhance well-being. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), a grassroots advocacy organization that is trying to keep kratom legal, kratom...

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Magnesium — One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Magnesium — One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health

By Dr. Mercola Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, and recent research shows even subclinical deficiency can jeopardize your heart health. Magnesium is also important for brain health, detoxification, cellular health and function, and the optimization of your mitochondria. In short, magnesium has enormous potential to influence your health and general well-being, especially the prevention of heart disease and cancer, but also for general energy and athletic performance. Why You Need Magnesium Magnesium is the fourth most abundant...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Pollution and Digestion

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Pollution and Digestion

1 A potent adaptogen, this perennial plant has been shown to boost vitality and mood by modulating your immune function and enhancing nervous system health, and may offer powerful protection against burnout. Rhodiola Rosea Rhodiola rosea is a powerful adaptogen known to enhance vitality by helping your body adapt to physical, chemical and environmental stress. Learn more. Ginseng Holy Basil Rosemary 2 CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzpatrick resigned from her post a day after it was publicly revealed that she had bought stocks in: Fracking...

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