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Eat Your Prunes

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Eat Your Prunes

By Dr. Mercola If your impression of prunes is that they’re something old people eat for help with regularity (although there is that), you could use a bit more information about the benefits of this delicious food. For some people, prunes have somehow gleaned a reputation as dry, mealy and terrible-tasting, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, they may look a little odd, being a wrinkly, purple-to-black lump, but they’re tasty to the point of crave worthy. In case you’re not familiar with prunes,...

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Spicy Foods Offer Much More Than Heat

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Spicy Foods Offer Much More Than Heat

By Dr. Mercola Spices are a wonderful addition to foods and beverages because they can add just the right flair. Nutmeg, for instance, lends quiet warmth and complexity, in desserts like apple crisp and in vegetables like spinach, as in the savory Indian dish, saag peneer. And paprika lends mild sweetness to meat dishes and goulash. But flavor is just one trait that makes spices such an integral part of cooking and eating. They can also be incredibly good for your health and help you reach your weight goals. One of the great things about...

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Why Organic Mustard Seed Powder Is an Essential Kitchen Staple

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Organic Mustard Seed Powder Is an Essential Kitchen Staple

By Dr. Mercola A number of foods have known anti-cancer activity. Among the more well-known are members of the cruciferous family, with broccoli leading the pack when it comes to undergoing scientific investigation. One of the lesser-known ones is mustard seed, which also belongs to the brassica genus.1,2 As it turns out, not only does mustard seed contain compounds shown to inhibit cancer proliferation, it also contains compounds that augment the cancer-fighting potential of other cruciferous veggies, delivering a real double-punch when...

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Savory Chicken and Veggie Muffins

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Savory Chicken and Veggie Muffins

Recipe by Pete Evans Muffins are enjoyed by people all over the world, and are distinguished by the lack of yeast in their dough when baked.[i] However, I generally don’t recommend foods that use grains because they can lead to a host of health problems due to their gluten content.[TNAS1] So how can you enjoy muffins in a healthy, enjoyable manner? In this recipe, renowned chef Pete Evans, who I partnered with in my upcoming “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook,” shows you how to make muffins more interesting by using a calculated mix of...

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The Effects of Biodynamic Farming on the Environment and Food Quality

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Effects of Biodynamic Farming on the Environment and Food Quality

By Dr. Mercola Eating real, nonprocessed food is the key to sustaining good health, but even when it comes to whole food, its quality is largely determined by how it was grown. Certified organic food is recommended to avoid toxic contaminants such as pesticides. But even organic foods may be lacking in important nutrients if grown in nutrient-poor soils. To truly build good topsoil, you have to implement regenerative farming methods, many of which are not automatically required by organic standards. Biodynamic certification, which is a step...

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How Long Should You Wash Your Hands?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Long Should You Wash Your Hands?

By Dr. Mercola Handwashing is one of the top strategies you can use to prevent the spread of colds, flu, salmonella and other germs that cause illness. The key to this technique is to do it correctly and for the proper amount of time. Several studies have evaluated compliance with handwashing in the general public and health care facilities. You may be surprised by the results. In a study from Michigan State University,1 researchers watched more than 3,700 people after using the bathroom and reported that 95 percent did not wash their hands...

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Fluoride: Poison on Tap

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fluoride: Poison on Tap

By Dr. Mercola Today, 74 percent of Americans on community water systems receive fluoridated water.1 Since 1945, it has been widely accepted in the U.S. that fluoride is “safe and effective” to prevent tooth decay. But is it really? The 2015 documentary, “Fluoride: Poison on Tap,” seeks to expose what may be one of the longest-running and most successful deceptions known to mankind — adding industrial waste, in the form of fluoride, to public drinking water. You may be shocked at the lengths to which corporations,...

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Growing Guide for Melons

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Growing Guide for Melons

By Dr. Mercola Sweet, succulent and delicious, melons are one of the largest fruits, offering a completely unique flavor among all other fruit offerings. Why grow them yourself? One reason is because commercially grown melons are picked at a slightly unripe state to survive being shipped long distances, and there’s also a good chance they’ll sit in a truck, on a skid in the back of the grocery store or in a bin among dozens of others, so they’re picked when they’re still a little green if growers and food chains want...

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How to Grow Ginger at Home

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Ginger at Home

By Dr. Mercola Ginger is a spice well worth having on hand at all times. Not only is it a wonderful addition to your cooking (and can be used in a number of beverages) but it also has a wide variety of medicinal benefits, including broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties. It’s a rich source of antioxidants including gingerols, shogaols and paradols, all of which have documented anticancer activity.1 Furthermore, because ginger helps prevent the toxic effects of many substances (including cancer...

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Moods Are Contagious: Good and Bad

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Moods Are Contagious: Good and Bad

By Dr. Mercola The idea that emotions can travel between populations similar to outbreaks of disease is not new. More than 200 years ago, an epidemic of suicides occurred in Europe. Most of the victims had read a book titled “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” by Johann von Goethe, in which the hero commits suicide. To stop the wave of suicides, the book was banned in several areas, according to a study published in The Journal of Memetics, which continued:1 “During the two hundred years that have followed the publication and subsequent...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on TBD-headline

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What Are Parsley Oil’s Uses and Benefits?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are Parsley Oil’s Uses and Benefits?

Parsley is a popular and versatile herb that adds a mild flavor to many dishes. Oftentimes you’ll see it added to your plate for a more attractive presentation. However, parsley actually provides a number of benefits that you may be missing out on if you only use it as a garnish — for instance, it is made into a versatile essential oil with many uses. Learn more about parsley oil in this article. What Is Parsley Oil? Parsley oil is extracted from Petroselinum crispum, a hardy and fragrant biennial herb from the Apiaceae family.1 Parsley...

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What Is the Best Position for Sleep?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Is the Best Position for Sleep?

By Dr. Peter Martone My name is Dr. Peter Martone. I am a chiropractor and an exercise physiologist. This is my “sleep story.” When I think back to my earliest memories when I was a child, I can still remember wanting to sleep on my side, which faced the crucifix on the wall in my room. I felt secure and protected and every morning I would end up at the end of my bed or even on the floor. I never stayed in one position. As years passed I continued to be a side sleeper because that is what people do. It is how my doctors told me to sleep; I...

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Bedbugs Like the Smell of Dirty Laundry

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bedbugs Like the Smell of Dirty Laundry

By Dr. Mercola Bedbugs are little parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood, preferably human blood. An adult bedbug is about the size of an apple seed, with a flat brown body. However, after feasting on your blood, their body swells and turns a reddish color.1 Although these tiny insects are a nuisance and multiply quickly, they’re not likely to spread disease. Typically, these little vampires hide during the day in the crevices of your mattress, couch, dirty laundry or any small crack they can find. They don’t create...

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The Shocking Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Fabric and Leather Industries

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Shocking Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Fabric and Leather Industries

By Dr. Mercola Inexpensive clothing has become a serious pollution problem in more ways than one. Each year, an estimated 80 billion garments are sold worldwide, and each year, Americans alone throw away 15 million tons of clothing1 — most of it having been worn just a few times. This is a trend that completely disregards the toxic toll each garment takes on environmental and human health throughout the manufacturing and distribution processes involved in its creation. Organic cotton, which is more sustainable, accounts for a mere 1 percent...

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