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New Book Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats and Great Health

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Book Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats and Great Health

I’ve previously interviewed James DiNicolantonio, Pharm.D., about his book, “The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life,” where he exposes why we got it wrong about salt and promotes eating healthy real salt.1 “The Salt Fix” is a fascinating book and I encourage you to go pick up a copy and read it. Here, we will focus on our new book, “Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health,” which covers the importance of...

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Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Table of Contents What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder in Women Borderline Personality Disorder in Men Borderline Personality Disorder in Children Borderline Personality Disorder Versus Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Borderline Personality Disorder Checklist Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Based on the DSM-5 Criteria Borderline Personality Disorder Test Borderline Personality Disorder Causes Types of Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Help Manage...

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Facts About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Facts About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant with a history going back thousands of years. According to historians, cave dwellers from the Paleolithic age consumed the fruit for sustenance.1 During the time of Christ, the fruit was gathered in the wild in ancient Troy. As the Medieval Ages came along, red raspberry expanded into the realm of art, where it was used as pigment for paintings and manuscripts.2 The red raspberry that most Americans are familiar with today is believed to be a native North American species, although it also thrives...

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Why Does Cold Weather Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Does Cold Weather Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack?

A number of bodily changes occur when you are exposed to cold temperatures. Although irritating and sometimes embarrassing, a runny nose in the cold weather is actually one way your body protects your mucous membranes.1 The additional fluid helps catch bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies, which then leave as the mucus drips out of your nose. The winter months are also a time when your skin tends to dry out, leaving it feeling tight, rough and itchy. Aside from being uncomfortable and less than aesthetically desirable, when it becomes...

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The Science of Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Science of Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation can have a number of health effects and ramifications, ranging from mild to devastating. The 2015 National Geographic video, “Science of Sleep,” starts out with the story of third mate Gregory Cousins, whose sleep deprivation led to one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in history. Cousins had slept only six hours in the past 48 hours when he ran the supertanker Exxon Valdez aground, causing the 11 million gallons of crude oil to spill into Prince Williams Sound, devastating 23 species of wildlife and...

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Mustard Greens — An Easy to Grow Cool-Weather Crop

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mustard Greens — An Easy to Grow Cool-Weather Crop

Mustard, also known as mustard greens (of which there are several popular varieties1,2) is a relative of cabbage, broccoli and radishes. It’s a cool-weather plant that is easy to grow, matures quickly and is self-seeding.3 As noted by Grow Network,4 “Mustard can grow in almost any soil type, withstand drought conditions … and self-seed to produce a continuous crop with almost no work on your part.” The Florida broadleaf and Green wave varieties take about 45 days to mature while the Southern giant curled variety takes about...

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Caraway: A Plant With Diverse Culinary Applications, Plus a Few Potential Health Benefits

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Caraway: A Plant With Diverse Culinary Applications, Plus a Few Potential Health Benefits

Caraway (Carum carvi) is an aromatic plant known for its seeds. However, other parts of it are edible as well, such as the leaves and roots.1 It’s considered to be one of the oldest cultivated spices,2 being utilized by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.3 In fact, it is believed that the word originated from the Arabs, who called the seeds “karawya.”4 Today, caraway is still featured greatly in dishes and home remedies around the world due to its medicinal and culinary applications. Discover what makes caraway a...

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Cinnamon Leaf Oil: Perks From a Spice Oil

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cinnamon Leaf Oil: Perks From a Spice Oil

Beyond its alluring fragrance and spicy-sweet flavor, cinnamon provides many benefits for your health, such as its insulin-like effects, which can be useful for diabetics.1 But did you know that you can also get many of cinnamon’s health benefits by using cinnamon leaf oil? Here are facts worth knowing about this oil. What Is Cinnamon Leaf Oil? Cinnamon leaf oil comes from Cinnamomum verum (also called Laurus cinnamomum and formerly known as C. zeylanicum2) from the Laurel (Lauraceae) plant family. This small and bushy evergreen tree is...

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New Study: Smelling Lavender Really Can Relax You

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Study: Smelling Lavender Really Can Relax You

Anxiety is a worldwide problem, and in the U.S. it affects almost one-fifth of the adult population.1 Yet prescription treatments for anxiety are far from ideal and often present undesirable side effects. SSRI antidepressants, often prescribed for anxiety despite questions about their effectiveness for this use,2 put patients at clear risk of suicide, mania and bipolar disorder, birth defects, weight gain and sexual dysfunction.3 When combined with other drugs, SSRIs can put patients at risk for serotonin syndrome4 and are increasingly...

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Phospholipid-Bound Omega-3 May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk in High-Risk Individuals

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Phospholipid-Bound Omega-3 May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk in High-Risk Individuals

More and more, scientists are confirming and validating recommendations to consume healthy dietary fats, and typically in far greater amounts than recommended by U.S. dietary guidelines. Healthy fats are, in my view, so important for health, I’ve dedicated my last two books to this topic. “Fat for Fuel” details how to implement a cyclical ketogenic diet high in healthy fats, low in net carbs and moderate in protein. “Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health,” slated...

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Lead Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Lead Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

Although lead-based paint has been banned from use in housing since 1978,1 nearly 535,000 children have blood lead levels high enough to damage their health. Nearly 24 million homes still have lead-based paint and contaminated dust, and nearly 5,300 water systems in the U.S. are in violation of lead and copper rules.2 Researchers3 believe conservative estimates of community costs for lead poisoning in children include $53 billion in health care costs, $35 billion in tax revenue losses and $146 million in special education costs. According to...

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Mistletoe Injections for Tumor Treatment

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mistletoe Injections for Tumor Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute,1 an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. The most common cancers are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer and colon and rectum cancer. Cancer mortality is higher in women than in men and over 35 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. Based solely on statistics, it is likely most people either have a personal experience with or know someone who has had cancer. Emerging scientific data...

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Researchers Find Microplastics in Stool Samples

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Researchers Find Microplastics in Stool Samples

Tests reveal both tap water and bottled water1 contain microplastics, as does your household dust2 and many foods, especially seafood3,4 and sea salt,5 but also any food that has been stored in plastic packaging. The suspicion that we’re consuming our own plastic pollution was recently reconfirmed when researchers reported the discovery of microplastic particles in human stool samples. The consequences of ingesting microscopic plastic bits and pieces is still relatively unknown. But considering the fact that plastic will not degrade...

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Some Breakfast Foods Contain More Glyphosate Than Vitamin D or B12

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Some Breakfast Foods Contain More Glyphosate Than Vitamin D or B12

Concerns over the health effects of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killer formulations — continue to rise as evidence of harm and widespread exposure keeps accumulating. In recent years, researchers have discovered it may affect your body’s ability to produce fully functioning proteins, inhibit the shikimate pathway (found in gut bacteria) and interfere with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes (required for activation of vitamin D and the creation of nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate). Glyphosate...

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Is Beeswax Good for You? Learn Its Different Uses and Benefits

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Beeswax Good for You? Learn Its Different Uses and Benefits

Honeybees are very important not just to nature, but to the economy as well. As their name implies, honeybees are known for producing raw honey, a thick, sweet liquid that’s used in a variety of foods. But aside from the flavor, did you know that raw honey can also benefit your health? It has been studied extensively, with research showing that it can help: • Lower blood pressure — One study notes that honey contains polyphenols that may help reduce the risk of heart disease.1 • Improve cholesterol levels — Honey has been shown to help reduce...

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