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Butterfly Pea Tea: Be Captivated by This Color-Changing Drink

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Butterfly Pea Tea: Be Captivated by This Color-Changing Drink

Marcus Gavius Apicius, a Roman gourmand who lived during the 1st century A.D. and enjoyed all things luxurious, coined the phrase “We eat first with our eyes.”1 Indeed, many people are drawn to food and beverages that look delicious, interesting and unique, making it much more likely that you’ll savor them. The same can be said for beverages, and one distinctive drink is making waves today because of its ability to change color, going from blue to pink to purple. It’s none other than butterfly pea tea. Discover more about this “magic”...

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Positive Opioid Tests After Eating Poppy Seeds

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Positive Opioid Tests After Eating Poppy Seeds

By Dr. Mercola Despite a growing opioid and heroin addiction problem in America, some are calling for the dissolution of pre-employment drug testing. Much of the current pre-employment testing was initiated in the 1980s when employers adopted a drug-free workplace policy under strong recommendations from the federal government.1 Some schools, hospitals and places of employment continue to require testing, which includes random, return to duty and follow-up testing.2 These tests may vary depending upon the specimen being collected, including...

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What You Need to Know About Your Fascia

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Your Fascia

By Dr. Mercola The 2018 DW Documentary, “The Mysterious World Beneath the Skin,” delves into the workings and functions of your fascia, the fibrous connective tissue found throughout your body. Remarkably, this thin layer of tissue accounts for about 20 percent of your body mass. As explained by Dr. Jerry Tennant in his book, “Healing Is Voltage: The Handbook,” your muscles are stacked one on top of the other in a specific order (much like batteries in a flashlight) to form a power pack. Each organ has its own battery pack, which is a stack...

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Growing Meyer Lemons at Home

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Growing Meyer Lemons at Home

By Dr. Mercola Lemons are not just for cooking and drinking. In fact, there are multiple ways to use the rind, zest and juice in your cooking, laundry, cleaning and beauty regimen. Lemons are rich in vitamin C your body uses to build collagen, protect against cancer and relieve symptoms of asthma.1 Lemons have been grown in Florida since the 16th century, when Christopher Columbus brought them to the New World. The fruit is not only high in vitamin C but also antioxidant flavonoids, which may play a role in the prevention of heart disease,...

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How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

By Dr. Mercola Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi, about 100 of them have been studied for their health-promoting benefits. Of those, about a half dozen really stand out for their ability to deliver a tremendous boost to your immune system. Mushrooms are excellent sources of antioxidants in general as they contain polyphenols and selenium, but they also contain antioxidants that are unique to mushrooms. One such antioxidant is, which scientists are now...

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Feelings of Loneliness Linked to Lack of Sleep

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Feelings of Loneliness Linked to Lack of Sleep

By Dr. Mercola Lack of sleep has been scientifically linked to a wide array of health problems — including obesity, high blood pressure and heart problems — and has been identified as a public health epidemic by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the American Sleep Association,1 up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, nearly 40 percent unintentionally fall asleep during the day at least once a month and nearly 5 percent have nodded off while driving at least once. A review of hundreds of sleep studies...

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Blueberries Give Your Brain a Boost

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Blueberries Give Your Brain a Boost

By Dr. Mercola If you’re in the mood for a snack that’s as healthy for your brain as it is delicious, look no further than blueberries, a powerhouse of nutrition all wrapped up in a perfect bite-sized package. A much-cited Harvard study pointed out back in 2012 that higher intake of flavonoids, beneficial phytonutrients from plants — especially those from berries — reduced rates of cognitive decline in older adults.1 The berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, but the study participants consumed large amounts (up to six cups)...

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Vervain: How This Vibrant Herb Works in Improving Health

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vervain: How This Vibrant Herb Works in Improving Health

By Dr. Mercola A member of the Verbenaceae family,1 vervain (Verbena officinalis) is an herb known for its multiple uses, potential capabilities and variety of names, such as:2 Common or European vervain Enchanter’s plant Herb of grace Herb of the cross Ma bian cao Pigeonweed Simpler’s joy Verbena Vervain was first brought from Europe to North America, but it’s also abundant in North Africa, China and Japan.3 It’s a perennial plant that can reach 1 to 3 feet, and has oblong-shaped leaves and thin, stiff stems.4 The...

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Medical Cannabis Offers New Hope for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Medical Cannabis Offers New Hope for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

By Dr. Mercola The marijuana plant contains more than 60 different cannabinoids; chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. The two primary ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the latter of which is the psychoactive component. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more.1 The therapeutic (and psychoactive)...

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Blue Light Is Causing Blindness

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Blue Light Is Causing Blindness

By Dr. Mercola Before the invention and distribution of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of light and determined how people spent their evenings. It is easy to take for granted the extended days and added lighting. However, humans and animals are paying a price as it throws off circadian rhythms, interrupts sleep and affects the development of disease and perpetuation of animal species. One pervasive light source comes from digital devices, which become more popular every year. Mobile device use varies, but research shows...

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Vaping Shuts Off Protective Cells in Your Lungs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaping Shuts Off Protective Cells in Your Lungs

By Dr. Mercola Conventional tobacco cigarettes contain thousands of toxic chemicals released into your lungs and the surrounding air with each puff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 calls tobacco use the “single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States,” killing more than 480,000 Americans every year and 41,000 from exposure to secondhand smoke. Additionally, smoking-related illnesses cost more than $300 billion, including direct and indirect costs. In 2016 an estimated 15.5 percent of...

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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

By Dr. Mercola In August 2018, jurors ruled Monsanto (which was taken over by Bayer in June 2018) must pay $289 million in damages to DeWayne “Lee” Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who claimed the company’s herbicide Roundup caused his terminal cancer. The jury agreed, awarding Johnson not only in the form of monetary justice but also collaborating claims that Monsanto knew for decades that Roundup was dangerous — and acted with “malice or oppression” to cover up its risks.1 Thousands of people across the U.S. have now filed lawsuits...

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Medical Kidnapping by Mayo Clinic

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Medical Kidnapping by Mayo Clinic

By Dr. Mercola Hospitals aren’t prisons, and patients have a right to seek care elsewhere or leave the hospital against medical advice, even without signing any paperwork. Yet in more cases than you might expect, patients end up feeling intimidated, threatened or mistreated by hospital staff. In extreme cases, like that of Alyssa Gilderhus, the case escalates to the point of “medical kidnapping,” in which the patient is held at the hospital against their will and increasingly isolated from family. In Gilderhus’ case,...

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Monsanto’s Secrets Exposed — Will Bayer AG Survive the Fallout?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Monsanto’s Secrets Exposed — Will Bayer AG Survive the Fallout?

By Dr. Mercola Conspiracy is defined as “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” Discussing conspiracies is one of the fastest ways to be labeled a nut job, but the fact of the matter is that conspiracies do happen. Toxic industries have a long history of conspiring against the public good, and lately we’ve seen more and more proof of this reality in regard to toxic pesticides. Of course, I’m talking about glyphosate, and Roundup in particular — Monsanto’s flagship product. Over the years, Monsanto has been accused of —...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Red Tide, Dehydration and Bitter Herbs

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Red Tide, Dehydration and Bitter Herbs

1 Bitter herbs and foods can help optimize health as a result of their ability to: Reduce risk of diarrhea Prevent fever Improve blood flow and trigger release of nitric oxide Improve digestion, gastrointestinal health and nutrient absorption Bitter herbs, spices and foods offer valuable benefits and can go a long way toward improving your overall health by improving digestion, gastrointestinal health and absorption of nutrients. Learn more. 2 Toxic algae blooms such as red tide, which have decimated wildlife in southern Florida, are...

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