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Weekly Health Quiz: Concussions, Hydration and Diabetes

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Concussions, Hydration and Diabetes

1 Which of the following has been shown to increase digestive-resistant starch in foods like bread, rice, pasta and potatoes? Overcooking and/or deep browning Undercooking Cooking, refrigerating overnight, then reheating High net-carb foods such as potatoes, rice, bread and pasta become more digestive-resistant when cooked, cooled and reheated. Learn more. None of the above, you can’t make resistant starch from carbs and anyone who states otherwise is promoting a dangerous concept 2 Which farm animal is best suited to serving as the...

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Chlorella Boosts Immune Function

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chlorella Boosts Immune Function

By Dr. Mercola For anyone who suffers from frequent bouts of upper respiratory tract issues, and even for anyone wanting to protect against them, research shows three interesting things:  First, about 95 percent of all infections start in what’s called the mucosal surfaces, or moist areas such as your nose, eyes and mouth.1 Second, a School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences study2 at Bangor University in the U.K. revealed that women who don’t tend to get much exercise but then start walking briskly for 45 minutes a day may,...

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Hydration Is About More Than Just Drinking Water — How to Hydrate at the Cellular Level to Improve Health and Longevity

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hydration Is About More Than Just Drinking Water — How to Hydrate at the Cellular Level to Improve Health and Longevity

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Zach Bush is a physician and researcher with a practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bush is triple board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, as well as hospice and palliative care, giving him an unusually broad range of expertise. Before he switched his focus to nutrition and natural medicine, he was a cancer researcher. In our last interview, we discussed intracellular communication and the importance of soil microbes in the growing of food. Here, our focus is on hydration. “A lot of our...

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Here’s How You Can Cook Beets

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Here’s How You Can Cook Beets

Beets, or beetroots, are well-known for their vibrant, deep-red hues, which make them easy to see in the produce aisle. While they’re filled with impressive amounts of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, iron, magnesium and potassium, they’re often overlooked when it comes time to putting them on your shopping list — partly because many don’t know how to properly cook them. If you’re one who hasn’t yet acquired a taste for these healthful vegetables because you’re not sure how to prepare them, read on for tips and information that...

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If You Feel Immense Joint Pain, Have Yourself Checked for This Immediately

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on If You Feel Immense Joint Pain, Have Yourself Checked for This Immediately

Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by painful, stiff and inflamed joints. The stiffness and swelling are a result of excess uric acid-forming crystals in your joints,1 and the pain associated with this disease is caused by your body’s inflammatory response to the crystals.2 A “disease of kings” was the moniker given to gout, as it was often seen in members of the aristocracy who overindulged on fancy food and liquor.3 King Henry VIII of England was known to have suffered from gout. Alexander the Great, 4 Michelangelo,5...

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Discover Why Fenugreek Tea Has Stood the Test of Time

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Discover Why Fenugreek Tea Has Stood the Test of Time

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graeceum), or Greek Hay, is an annual herb native to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. The genus name Trigonella is derived from old Greek meaning “three-angled,” which accurately describes the corolla of the plant.1 According to historians, cultures have used it in various ways, such as cooking, fragrance and even as an aphrodisiac.2 In terms of physical features, the plant can grow to a height of 2 feet, with a single stem (or branched) at the base. Aside from the three-angled feature of the leaves, the...

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The Search for Extended Youth and Extreme Longevity

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Search for Extended Youth and Extreme Longevity

By Dr. Mercola Telomeres were first discovered in the 1930s. Every cell in your body contains a nucleus, and inside the nucleus are the chromosomes that contain your genes. The chromosome is made up of two “arms,” and each arm contains a single molecule DNA, which looks like a string of beads made up of units called bases. A typical DNA molecule is about 100 million bases long. It’s curled up like a slinky, extending from one end of the chromosome to the other. At the very tip of each arm of the chromosome is the telomere....

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These Tiny Creatures Can Swirl the Ocean

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on These Tiny Creatures Can Swirl the Ocean

By Dr. Mercola While most of us give it little consideration, researchers are modeling ocean circulation in labs to figure out potential ways to improve the health of the Earth’s largest bodies of water. Now, it turns out oceanographers may be able to harness the energy of zooplankton — some of the tiniest ocean creatures — to potentially influence nutrient flows, ocean chemistry and maybe even the climate. While the work to date has been conducted in tall tanks inside research labs, it’s possible field studies may one day validate an...

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Even a Mild Head Injury Increases Your Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Even a Mild Head Injury Increases Your Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Mercola According to some estimates, as many as 90 percent of the population have experienced some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), be it from a car accident, slip and fall incident or simply hitting your head on a cabinet. Unfortunately, most go undiagnosed and untreated, and the accumulation of low-grade concussions over time has been shown to raise your risk for neurological dysfunction later in life. This includes not only Alzheimer’s but also Parkinson’s disease.1,2 Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder in...

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This Herb Helps You Deal With Stress and Addresses Impotence

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Herb Helps You Deal With Stress and Addresses Impotence

Damiana, also known as “hierba de la pastora,” is an herb that belongs to the Turneraceae plant family and originates from Central and South America.1,2 The plant grows as high as 2 to 6 feet, and is characterized by its olive green serrated leaves and vibrant yellow flowers. Damiana can refer to two closely related species that are popularly known for their uses for various health conditions: Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca.3,4 Damiana’s leaves are considered to be the most important part of the plant because of their various...

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Alzheimer’s

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Lifestyle Factors Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Mercola According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the incidence of which increases as you age and doubles every five years beyond age 65. The National Institute on Aging2,3 suggests Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death for older people, falling behind heart disease and cancer. Currently, there is no cure for this irreversible, progressive brain condition. Due to the seriousness of Alzheimer’s, you’d be wise to...

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Bathroom Hand Dryer or One Paper Towel?

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bathroom Hand Dryer or One Paper Towel?

By Dr. Mercola Hand-washing is one of the simplest ways to reduce your exposure to potentially disease-causing germs, and along with it reduce your chances of getting sick and/or spread infection. Regular and appropriate hand-washing will drastically decrease the number of germs that have access to your body, especially at key times such as before eating, touching your mouth eyes or nose, and after using the restroom or visiting public areas. Teaching people about hand-washing can improve health in the community and reduce the number of...

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The Air You Breathe Is More Polluted Than You Know

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Air You Breathe Is More Polluted Than You Know

By Dr. Mercola Your life depends on the air you breathe. Your body is so dependent on oxygen, you can go only a few minutes without air. The quality of air affects your respiratory system and your overall health. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92 percent of the world breathes polluted air1 and nearly 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution each year.2 From several sociological studies,3 researchers determined the average time a person living in the U.S. spends inside has remained stable for decades....

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Most People Consume Plastic on a Daily Basis

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Most People Consume Plastic on a Daily Basis

By Dr. Mercola Discarded plastic — both large and microscopic — circles the globe, choking our oceans and harming wildlife, ultimately finding its way onto your plate and into your body, where it can accumulate over time. A number of studies have now revealed we are both eating and drinking microplastic particles. For example, one-third of the fish caught in the English Channel contain microbeads, as do 83 percent of scampi sold in the U.K.1 Most sea salt also contains plastic fragments. What the consequences might be are still largely...

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Changing the World — One Chicken at a Time

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Changing the World — One Chicken at a Time

By Reginaldo Haslett-MarroquinWith editing support from Ronnie Cummins The chicks have arrived! A 6 a.m. phone call from the Northfield, Minnesota, post office alerted Eric Foster and others at the Main Street Project1 to the arrival of the first training flock of 2018. A new cohort of aspiring Latino farmers from the south-central region of Minnesota were about to start their poultry-centered regenerative agriculture training. Their mission? To become part of a southeastern Minnesota cluster of farms designed to change the way poultry is...

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