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A Breathalyzer for Disease?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Breathalyzer for Disease?

By Dr. Mercola Humans have been given five interesting “super powers” — hearing, sight, taste, touch and smell, without which life may arguably be less rich and perhaps even dangerous. Today, however, recently developed breath-analysis technology can use “smell” to analyze and accurately diagnose 17 different diseases with 86 percent accuracy. For example, the Na-Nose technology can identify multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, several types of cancer, kidney failure and Crohn’s disease through the use of nanorays. According...

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Child Prodigy Astounds Music World With Full-Length Opera Composition

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Child Prodigy Astounds Music World With Full-Length Opera Composition

By Dr. Mercola I am so pleased to post this video and I hope it gives you as much joy as it did me when I first viewed it on 60 Minutes. It is beyond extraordinary to have a glimpse into someone as exceptionally talented as 12-year-old Alma. My only regret is that there is no way to post this without exposing you to a minutelong drug commercial, which I’m sure you realize I don’t endorse. For some of you, it may be the only time you see these commercials so let them entertain you. Most of us are gifted with some degree of natural...

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An Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on An Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life

By Dr. Mercola This article previously ran a few years ago but there are so many good reminders about the benefits of gratitude, I decided to share it with you again this year with a new video. I am grateful beyond words for your support, and for partnering with me to help people all over the world take control of their health. Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express...

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Tasty Chocolate and Avocado Truffles Recipe

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tasty Chocolate and Avocado Truffles Recipe

Tasty Avocado Bomb Truffles Recipe from Jennafer Ashley of Paleohacks Chocolate truffles are a popular type of confectionery composed of a chocolate coating and ganache, a filling made by mixing chocolate and cream. The ingredients are mixed together and rolled into balls, which are then served as gifts or eaten for a quick snack.[i] Their name comes from their similar appearance to truffles, a type of mushroom prized in the culinary world for its unique aroma and flavor.[ii] However, most chocolate truffles sold today contain lots of sugar,...

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How to Increase Your Sense of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Increase Your Sense of Gratitude

By Dr. Mercola Thanksgiving — celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November — is perhaps one of the most cherished of American holidays; it’s a time when family and friends gather over ample amounts of food and give thanks for the blessings in life, including each other. As explained by University of California psychology professor Robert Emmons, one of the leading scientific experts on gratitude and author of several books on the topic, gratitude involves two key components:1 It’s “an affirmation of goodness;” when you...

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Tarragon Adds a French Twist to Your Meals

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tarragon Adds a French Twist to Your Meals

Tarragon (pronounced TEHR-uh-gon) or Artemisia dracunculus is an herb that is popular in the world of cooking. In fact, tarragon is such a vital part of French cuisine that it is one of the “Fines Herbes.” These are the four most commonly used herbs in French cuisine, which also includes parsley, chervil and chives.1 Tarragon is known for its slightly bittersweet flavor, with an aroma similar to anise.2 The earliest records of tarragon date back to more than 600 years ago. It was believed to have been introduced to Italy in the...

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The Science of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Science of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Dr. Mercola Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically ramping up in the fall and winter months and disappearing come spring (although it may occur during other seasons as well, albeit less often). It’s quite common for people to notice changes in their mood, energy levels and food cravings when the weather turns colder and the days get shorter, but this slump, known as “winter blues,” is different from true SAD. In the case of SAD, symptoms are so severe that they interfere with daily...

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Chuck Norris Sues for MRI Dye Injuring His Wife

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chuck Norris Sues for MRI Dye Injuring His Wife

By Dr. Mercola Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging study that allows your physician to see detailed pictures of your organs and tissues. Raymond Damadian invented the machine and performed the first total body image in 1977.1 This process has been called the one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. The MRI machine uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to take detailed cross-sectional pictures of your internal organs and tissues.2 The scanner looks like a tube with a table that enables you to slide...

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Meet the Sacklers: The Family That's Killing Millions (Maybe More Than Stalin)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Meet the Sacklers: The Family That's Killing Millions (Maybe More Than Stalin)

By Dr. Mercola The U.S. has a massive opioid addiction problem. According to the U.S. surgeon general, more Americans now use prescription opioids than smoke cigarettes,1 and addiction to narcotic pain relievers now costs the U.S. more than $193 billion each year. The Manchester, New Hampshire, fire department recently said it now responds to more calls for drug overdoses than fires.2 That’s not so surprising when you consider that opioids are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.3 The following graph by...

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Are Stents a Scam?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Stents a Scam?

By Dr. Mercola Angioplasty is a surgical procedure often recommended after an arterial blockage has been found in the heart muscle. Your heart requires a strong oxygen and nutrient supply, like other muscles in your body. There are two major coronary arteries that supply the left and right sides of your heart. By branching into smaller arteries they are able to supply the entire muscle with blood. The goal of coronary artery angioplasty is to repair or unblock the blocked artery. During the procedure the surgeon inserts a thin expandable...

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Do We Really Need Opioids for Pain?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do We Really Need Opioids for Pain?

By Dr. Mercola The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid crisis, with more than 91 Americans fatally overdosing on the powerful drugs every day.1 The statistic includes prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, but many of the deaths stem from prescription drug use. In fact, of the more than 33,000 Americans killed by opioids in 2015, nearly half of them involved a prescription for the drugs.2 Even the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states:3 “In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that...

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EPA Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide Found in 87 Percent of Newborns

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on EPA Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide Found in 87 Percent of Newborns

By Dr. Mercola Exposure to pesticides, herbicides and insecticides has dramatically increased since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Urine output of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, shot up by more than 1,200 percent between 1993 and 2016.1 Unfortunately, glyphosate is not the only chemical of concern. Chlorpyrifos (sold under the trade name Lorsban) — an organophosphate insecticide known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, neurological abnormalities, reduced IQ and...

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GMO Apples Arriving at Grocery Stores

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on GMO Apples Arriving at Grocery Stores

By Dr. Mercola Apples genetically engineered to resist browning when sliced or bruised are on their way to about 400 grocery stores in the U.S. Midwest. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the apples are engineered to suppress the production of the enzyme — polyphenol oxidase (PPO) — that causes browning. The first two varieties of the so-named Arctic Apple — Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny — were deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2015. A third variety, Arctic Fuji, joined the mix in 2016.1 Their arrival in stores is...

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Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

By Dr. Mercola If you’re one who swoons over chocolate, you may be pleased to know there may be a scientific reason for it. In fact, researchers say potent compounds in dark chocolate as well as blueberries may contain secrets to staying youthful. Scientists from Exeter University in England, supported by colleagues at Brighton University, identified the compounds as a “secret” wrinkle-fighting substance because they help rejuvenate old cells. In fact, lab research showed old cells both looking and “behaving” like younger cells,...

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CoQ10 — The No. 1 Supplement Recommended by Cardiologists

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on CoQ10 — The No. 1 Supplement Recommended by Cardiologists

By Dr. Mercola According to the industry publication New Hope,1 coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the reduced version, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of Americans using CoQ10 increased from 2 million to 24 million, and the number of brands featuring CoQ10 has increased from 18 brands to 125. This rapid growth suggests people are becoming increasingly familiar with the importance of mitochondrial health, which is great news. Even better, a recent poll2,3 reveals CoQ10 is now...

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