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Can a Cocoa Compound Delay Diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can a Cocoa Compound Delay Diabetes?

By Dr. Mercola According to the American Diabetes Association,1 more than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, the majority of whom are Type 2 diabetics. Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, meaning they could advance to the full-blown disease in less than five years. By 2035, diabetes is expected to afflict 592 million people globally.2 As I have often said, a healthy lifestyle not only can prevent Type 2 diabetes, but is also capable of reversing it. With proper attention to diet and lifestyle, Type 2 diabetes is, in...

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Glitter Has Become a Global Hazard

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glitter Has Become a Global Hazard

By Dr. Mercola Microplastic pollution is a critical issue affecting waterways and wildlife. Glitter is a form of microplastic that may harm marine life. A chain of 19 child care nurseries across southern England recently announced they were banning the use of glitter in their children’s craft projects in an effort to reduce pollution.1 Discarded bottles, bags and straws break down in the ocean waters to microplastic pieces, 5 millimeters (mm) or smaller. These pieces are literally clouding the ocean waters with “plastic...

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The Nutrition Wars and Downfall of Big Food

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Nutrition Wars and Downfall of Big Food

By Dr. Mercola As consumer food preferences are rapidly changing, with more people looking for and buying healthier foods, the food industry is struggling to come up with a coordinated response to win back consumer confidence and recoup sagging sales. As noted by Politico,1 “As legacy brands lag, food companies have two options: Change to compete or buy up the new brands that are already growing rapidly.” Nestlé’s recent departure from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the largest and most powerful lobbying group...

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Dirt Shirts and SITO: Promoting Organic Apparel and Eco-Friendly Fashion

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dirt Shirts and SITO: Promoting Organic Apparel and Eco-Friendly Fashion

By Dr. Mercola When was the last time you considered what your clothes were made of? If you’re like most people, you may not realize how important organic clothing is, or why. In this interview, Marci Zaroff,1 founder of the first organically certified textile mill in the U.S., will help enlighten us about the merits of organic fashion. Her facility is certified to the most prestigious organic certification, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and Marci, known in the fashion industry as an “ecopreneur” and...

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Increase in Vaccine-Related Shoulder Injuries

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Increase in Vaccine-Related Shoulder Injuries

By Dr. Mercola Many people experience temporary soreness in their shoulder after receiving a vaccination in the area, but for some the soreness turns into chronic pain and limited range of motion. Some people are so badly affected that they become unable to move their shoulder altogether, known as frozen shoulder, or suffer from nerve damage and rotator cuff tear. The condition, known as shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, or SIRVA, is on the rise, according to data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).1 In...

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Teflon Town: A Toxic Legacy

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Teflon Town: A Toxic Legacy

By Dr. Mercola In the late 1960s, Chemical Fabrics Corporation (ChemFab), a maker of Teflon-coated fiberglass fabrics, the type used on conveyor belting, sports stadium domes and similar structures, opened a factory in North Bennington, Vermont. With promises that “absolutely no pollutants” would be given off by the factory, the company enjoyed explosive growth for decades, eventually expanding its headquarters into Merrimack, New Hampshire, and grossing $126 million in sales in 2000.1 That year, ChemFab was purchased by...

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Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market

By Dr. Mercola The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1 There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a...

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Dr. Mercola's Weekly Health Quiz

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dr. Mercola's Weekly Health Quiz

1 People who consumed the highest levels of this fat were 23 to 30 percent less likely to have gum disease. Avocado oil Coconut oil Macadamia nut oil Animal based omega-3 fats Omega-3 fats may help ward off gum disease. Coconut oil is another natural antibacterial alternative that can significantly improve your oral health. Learn more. 2 What is the primary but hidden objective behind mandatory influenza vaccinations for health care workers? Preventing spread of influenza between workers and patients Reducing sick days in the work force...

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Is Eating Eggshells Beneficial?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Eating Eggshells Beneficial?

By Dr. Mercola As you’ve cracked eggs over a skillet or mixing bowl over the years, it may never have occurred to you that the eggshell, and not just the egg, may offer considerable nutritional benefits. A study entitled “Eggshell Membrane: A Possible New Natural Therapeutic for Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders,” was recently published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. The study tested the concept of using natural eggshell membranes in supplement form, or NEM, as a: “Novel dietary supplement as it contains...

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Poop Pills Can Combat Deadly Infections

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Poop Pills Can Combat Deadly Infections

By Dr. Mercola While it would seem that a fecal transplant in capsule form would be a somewhat bitter pill to swallow, scientists conducting a randomized clinical trial1 found this mode of transportation, in a matter of speaking, for fecal therapy was easier and just as effective for treating patients infected with the serious and dreaded Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI), or simply “C. diff.,” as receiving a fecal transplant via enema or colonoscopy, also known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). Further, FMT in pill form has the...

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Creamy Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Creamy Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe

Recipe by Pete Evans When it comes to classic appetizers, nothing beats deviled eggs — they’re well-loved [CO1] by many because of their simplicity yet versatility. You can incorporate various ingredients — cheese, vegetables, herbs and spices, and even meats — into the filling. Plus, you can serve them anytime. Whether it’s for a fancy holiday dinner or just a Super Bowl snack to share with friends, this delicious dish is one that will surely impress your guests. We’ve shared with you a couple of delicious deviled eggs...

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The Importance of Electromagnetic Field Remediation In the Treatment of Chronic Disease

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Importance of Electromagnetic Field Remediation In the Treatment of Chronic Disease

By Dr. Mercola Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are one of the most pernicious threats to your health. The question is, how do you limit your exposure to healthier levels? Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, one of my longtime mentors, was instrumental in educating me about the influence of EMFs on health. Klinghardt, who founded the Sophia Health Institute1 in 2012 where he’s still actively involved in the treatment of patients, will not even take you on as a new patient unless you agree to address your EMF exposure. He’s that convinced of its...

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How to Pick the Best Produce at the Grocery Store

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Pick the Best Produce at the Grocery Store

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve ever been to a grocery store and picked up produce, you’ve more than likely opened a package or two and found yourself stuck with rubbery carrots, mealy apples or muskmelon that was either mushy or hard as a rock. Fruits and vegetables that disappoint once you get them home may have something to do with the fact that, more often than not, it’s not kids who have to be prodded to eat their fruits and vegetables, it’s adults (and if adults don’t think it’s important, chances are they...

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Mental Turmoil: Depression Treatment Drives Users to Murder, Suicide

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mental Turmoil: Depression Treatment Drives Users to Murder, Suicide

By Dr. Mercola After taking GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil for just two days, retired oilman Don Schell brutally murdered his wife, daughter and 10-month-old granddaughter in the middle of the night before turning the gun on himself. The murders, which took place in 1998 in Gillette, Wyoming, shocked neighbors who couldn’t understand why Schell, who had no history of violence, appeared to have spontaneously killed the people in his life he loved the most.1 The bodies were discovered the following afternoon by Tim Tobin, the husband of...

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How to Grow Endive

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Endive

By Dr. Mercola While they look deceptively similar to lettuce, with one bite you will realize endive tastes slightly bitter. Despite there being a fair amount of confusion in terms of distinguishing endive from other members of the chicory family, it is characterized by a large rosette with narrow, curly-edged, light-green center leaves surrounded by dark-green outer leaves. Endive’s close relatives — Belgian endive, curly endive (also known as frisée) and escarole — are names of other chicory relatives that are sometimes confused and...

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