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The EPA’s Biosolids Scam Threatens Us All

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The EPA’s Biosolids Scam Threatens Us All

The use of sewage sludge as fertilizer for your food, renamed “biosolids” by slick industry PR firms, is a growing and under-publicized threat to human health. Sewage sludge is the residue generated during the treatment of domestic waste and contains a cocktail of hazardous substances from industry, hospitals and humans — anything that is discharged into the sewage system. Today, city sewer lines run right to the factories, allowing them to dump their waste into the city’s sewage treatment plants. This saves industries a lot...

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Peppermint Tea May Help Relieve Headaches

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Peppermint Tea May Help Relieve Headaches

Table of Contents What Is Peppermint Tea? Check Out These 3 Peppermint Tea Health Benefits Nutrition Facts of Peppermint Does Peppermint Tea Have Caffeine in It? Here’s How You Can Brew Your Own Peppermint Tea Store Your Peppermint Correctly so You Can Benefit From It Longer Watch Out for These Peppermint Side Effects and Contraindications Sip on Peppermint Tea the Next Time You Get a Headache Peppermint tea may be one of the most well-known and most widely consumed teas in the world, and not just because of its refreshing taste....

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Would You Volunteer to Eat Poison for the Government?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Would You Volunteer to Eat Poison for the Government?

If you were around in the early 1900s, you may have looked forward to reading about “The Poison Squad” in your morning paper. Photos of the group, dressed up in their Sunday best and seated for their evening meal, were popular across the U.S., along with articles detailing their latest experiments consuming potentially poisonous food additives — and describing the resulting ill effects. It was a time when food safety was an oxymoron, and it was commonplace to find not only adulterants in food — rock powder in flour or charcoal in coffee...

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Benefits of Growing Blackberries

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Benefits of Growing Blackberries

Table of Contents How to Grow Healthy Blackberries Tame the Wild Blackberry Cultivated Blackberries Anthocyanins Health Benefits High Fructose Content Blackberry Recipes Blackberries have a characteristic dark color indicating a high amount of antioxidants. Like raspberries, they are not technically a berry but rather an aggregate of individual drupes held by fine hairs. Blackberries have a solid core with a sweet, slightly tart taste. The plant grows in a bramble, or an impenetrable thicket. They are a member of the Rosaceae family, with...

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Tips for Growing and Harvesting Aloe Vera

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tips for Growing and Harvesting Aloe Vera

Table of Contents The Healing and Nutritional Benefits of Aloe Vera Growing Aloe Vera Is Super Easy Simple Harvesting Tips for Aloe Vera Using Aloe Vera for Psoriasis and Other Skin Problems Aloe Vera Precautions and Contraindications Aloe vera — of which there are about 450 species1 — is a succulent plant that thrives in tropical areas of the world and is well-known for its soothing qualities, especially for skin conditions such as burns, rashes, cuts and scrapes, but also for more serious skin conditions such as psoriasis. In one study,2...

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Do You Get Sleepy After Eating?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do You Get Sleepy After Eating?

Postprandial sleepiness, or feeling sleepy after you eat — otherwise known as a food coma — is a common human experience. To some extent, feeling sleepy after eating, especially in the afternoon, is normal, but it’s not a given. You can often curtail that drowsy feeling by making tweaks to your diet. Carbohydrates are one of the greatest offenders to your energy level (and blood sugar level) after a meal. Low-net-carb foods (carbs minus fiber) like dense fruits and vegetables don’t significantly impact blood sugar, but sugars and grains,...

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A Woman’s Brain Looks 3 Years Younger Than a Man’s of the Same Age

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Woman’s Brain Looks 3 Years Younger Than a Man’s of the Same Age

Recent research1,2 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals women’s brains appear to be about three years younger, metabolically speaking, than men’s brains of the same chronological age. The finding offers a clue as to why women tend to maintain their mental acuity longer than men. The original study3 can be viewed for free online, but is summarized by Science Daily:3 “Time wears differently on women’s and men’s brains. While the brain tends to shrink with age, men’s diminish...

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Cilantro: Why You Should Choose This Unique, Pungent Herb

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cilantro: Why You Should Choose This Unique, Pungent Herb

Table of Contents The Countless Health Benefits of Cilantro What Is Cilantro Mainly Used For? Cilantro’s Potential Water-Purifying Abilities Growing Cilantro at Home Easy Cilantro Recipes You Should Try Cilantro Essential Oil Could Be Helpful, Too Most people typically associate cilantro with its soapy aftertaste1 or its “bedbug-infested bedclothes” odor and, for some, this could be more disgusting than appetizing even though others seem to enjoy it. In fact, as “The Curious Cook,” Harold McGee, writes in The New...

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Major Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Major Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

The food chain is an ordered series of organisms, each dependent on the previous as a source of food. In other words, herbivores eat plants to survive and carnivores eat herbivores and other carnivores. In the water, small fish eat plankton, and are then eaten by slightly larger fish, finally eaten by larger fish and then potentially ending up on your dinner plate. This process has fed the planet from the beginning of time and isn’t changing anytime soon. However, what’s finally ending up on your plate is far different than it was just 70...

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Opioid Maker Sought to Addict and Treat Addiction With Their New Pills

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Opioid Maker Sought to Addict and Treat Addiction With Their New Pills

Opioid overdose deaths are rising as over 202,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses between 2002 and 2015, and more than 70,000 died in 2017.1 Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50,2 and chronic use accounts for 20 percent of the increase in male unemployment.3  Narcotic pain relievers place an enormous economic burden on society, costing an estimated $504 billion each year.4 As noted by Dr. Tom Frieden,5 former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “We know...

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Why Was Scientific Freedom Award for Discovery of Glyphosate’s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease Rescinded?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Was Scientific Freedom Award for Discovery of Glyphosate’s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease Rescinded?

Since 1980, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of several journals, including Science — has presented an annual award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility to “scientists, engineers or their organizations, whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and responsibility in challenging circumstances.” As explained on the AAAS website:1 “The types of actions worthy of this award include acting to protect the...

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Public Health Warning Issued for Fluoride Toothpaste

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Public Health Warning Issued for Fluoride Toothpaste

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC), 40 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 6 use potentially dangerous amounts of toothpaste. The CDC and American Dental Association (ADA) recommend using no more than a pea-sized amount for children in this age group, and those younger than 3 should use no more than the size of a rice grain on their toothbrush. The problem with using excessive amounts of toothpaste has to do with the fluoride it contains. If you look closely, you’ll find fluoride-containing...

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The Hill Says Vaccine Injuries Are Exaggerated Personal Anecdotes

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Hill Says Vaccine Injuries Are Exaggerated Personal Anecdotes

Political newspaper and website The Hill has become the latest to belittle people interested in vaccine choice and safety, and practically deny adverse events after vaccination.1 They start out by acknowledging that “internet censorship is anathema to Americans, whose free speech is protected by the First Amendment,” but then go on to discuss what can be done to silence those who question vaccine safety or speak about their own experiences with adverse vaccine reactions. To be clear, the article is written by Rachel Alter, a graduate research...

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100 Percent of Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 100 Percent of Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

Oat-based foods, such as oatmeal, cereals and bread, are considered by many to be a healthy dietary addition, but if you eat such foods know that you’re probably getting herbicide residues along with them. In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100 percent of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide.1 While there are multiple reasons to reconsider the health value of oats, including their lectin content, the rampant use of glyphosate on this crop as a desiccant just...

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Top Benefits of Flaxseed

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Benefits of Flaxseed

The flax plant (Linum usitatissimum) has a long and illustrious history spanning nearly 10,000 years. Remains of flax seeds have been found in Stone Age dwellings in Switzerland and Egypt. The plant reached the U.S. in the 1800s with European settlers and is now grown as a nutritional seed harvest and for fiber used in the making of linen. Although used historically for centuries, it wasn’t commonly found on many shopping lists 10 years ago. Flaxseeds contain more polyphenols than vegetables like olives1 and lower your risk of serious...

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