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Scombroid Poisoning Could Be The Most Common Reason For Allergic Reactions to Seafood

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Scombroid Poisoning Could Be The Most Common Reason For Allergic Reactions to Seafood

Seafood include both finned fish and shellfish. Finned fish most commonly associated with allergic reactions include salmon, tuna and halibut.1 Finned fish and shellfish allergies are not related, so being allergic to one doesn’t necessarily mean you are allergic to the other. A true Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) mediated allergic reaction to finned fish may be life-threatening, as it can trigger anaphylactic shock. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,2 symptoms of finned fish allergies don’t usually appear until...

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Top 8 Nontoxic Cleaners You Can Use at Home

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 8 Nontoxic Cleaners You Can Use at Home

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. With household cleaner use being as dangerous for your lung health as long-term smoking, clearing out your cleaning cabinet could be a really simple way of safeguarding your family’s health. It’s true, research1 from the University of...

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The Surprising Link Between Teflon and the Atomic Bomb

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Surprising Link Between Teflon and the Atomic Bomb

Most of you reading this have probably used Teflon-coated nonstick cookware. You may even still have a Teflon pan or two in your kitchen. Even if you haven’t, you’ve certainly been exposed to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a synthetic fluoropolymer and the chemical behind Teflon products, via other sources. PTFE is one of a large group of fluorinated chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl or perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFASs), which include PFOA and PFOS. Historically, PFASs were once known as fluorocarbons. While the acronyms can get a bit...

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Top 19 Tips to Reduce Your EMF Exposure

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 19 Tips to Reduce Your EMF Exposure

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. The potential ramifications of unchecked exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation are immense. As explained in the featured interview with Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington...

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Why Are Your Oranges Covered With Antibiotics?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Are Your Oranges Covered With Antibiotics?

Oranges are one of the most popular fruits in the U.S., but be aware that soon you may be sinking your teeth into an orange doused in antibiotics such as streptomycin and oxytetracycline, medications that are medically important to humans. In December 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the “maximum level” of oxytetracycline for use in citrus fruits1 — just days after approving residues of the drug on fruit.2 The drug acts as a pesticide and is intended to suppress citrus greening disease, a devastating plant...

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Top 9 Reasons to Optimize Your Nitric Oxide Production

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 9 Reasons to Optimize Your Nitric Oxide Production

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. If you struggle with high blood pressure and/or less than ideal heart health, you’d be wise to tweak your diet to include more nitrate-rich foods. The devil’s in the details, though; it’s important to remember that not all...

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Less Salt or More Potassium and Fiber?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Less Salt or More Potassium and Fiber?

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting your salt consumption to no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day, with an ideal intake of 1,500 mg per day for adults.1 The rationale used says salt in your bloodstream draws in more water, creating greater work for your heart and increasing your blood pressure.2 However, this is an overly simplistic answer to a far more complex condition, as I discuss in the video above with James DiNicolantonio, Pharm.D. As with all vitamins, minerals and chemicals in your body, each affects and is...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Iron, Cooking Oils and Back Pain

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Iron, Cooking Oils and Back Pain

1 Which of the following cooking oils is harmful and should be avoided to safeguard your health? Coconut oil Olive oil Canola oil Vegetable oils such as canola and corn oil are highly damaging and should be avoided to safeguard your health. Healthy cooking oils include coconut oil, olive oil, grass fed butter and ghee. Black seed oil is another healthy fat that many forget about. Learn more. Pastured lard 2 Which of the following is not a recommended key strategy for easing low back pain? Chiropractic adjustments Stretching Standing and...

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Arugula Helps Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Arugula Helps Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver is the most common liver disease in the world, affecting as many as 40 percent of the U.S. population, according to the National Institutes of Health,1 and continues to rise dramatically. However, a recent clinical study indicates that a compound in green leafy vegetables may help prevent this condition. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, often progresses to other serious diseases, such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, characterized by inflammation2 fibrosis — which causes lung scarring and stiffness3 — and...

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Pumpkin Cider Cake Recipe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cider Cake Recipe

Recipe by PaleoHacks The holidays are not only for celebration and gift-giving but, for some, indulging in delicious feasts. You may have already tried pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice drinks, but have you tried incorporating this sweet vegetable into a cake? PaleoHacks has created this Pumpkin Cider Cake Recipe for Mercola.com readers just in time for the holidays. Its comforting flavor makes it a great dessert or even as a gift to colleagues and friends, and is made with healthy wholesome ingredients, so you won’t have to worry about ruining...

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Top Lifestyle Changes to Build a Better Heart

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Lifestyle Changes to Build a Better Heart

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. Dr. Dean Ornish, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in how to use food and simple lifestyle strategies to improve health. This is also the topic of...

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An Introduction to Addison’s Disease

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on An Introduction to Addison’s Disease

On top of your kidneys sit the adrenal glands — these are two thumb-sized triangular glands that are responsible for the production of several hormones, including adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.1 When the glands become physically damaged and cease to function normally, you may have a disorder called Addison’s disease. This is a rare but potentially life-threatening illness that can affect people of any age.2 Before going into details about this condition, let’s first discuss how the adrenal glands work. What’s the Role...

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Balancing Hormones, Easing PMS and More: Red Clover Tea Benefits You Can Count On

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Balancing Hormones, Easing PMS and More: Red Clover Tea Benefits You Can Count On

Table of Contents What Is Red Clover Tea? 5 Benefits of Red Clover Tea Nutritional Profile of Red Clover Tea: Does It Contain Caffeine? How to Make Red Clover Tea Red Clover Tea Side Effects Final Thoughts on Red Clover Red Clover Tea FAQs Red clover is valued in agriculture because it fixes nitrogen in the soil without the use of toxic fertilizers. It also prevents erosion, provides food for livestock and is hearty enough to survive in colder climates.1 But this versatile plant has other applications as well. Natural healers have long...

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Baking Soda, an Inexpensive Way to Combat Autoimmune Disorders

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Baking Soda, an Inexpensive Way to Combat Autoimmune Disorders

In scientific circles, NaHCO3, or sodium bicarbonate, is a substance with the more common designation of baking soda. Known as a leavening agent in baking, you’ll find it in the cupboards of most households; in the kitchen, it allows batter and dough to form air bubbles and rise. But a recent study1 shows that baking study does much more than that. The Journal of Immunology reports that in a clinical setting, baking soda also “stimulates splenic anti-inflammatory pathways” or, in layman’s terms, fights inflammation in the spleen. From the...

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Top 7 Ways to Support Sustainable Fashion

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 7 Ways to Support Sustainable Fashion

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. Shopping is often referred to as “retail therapy.” Some suggest buying stuff, especially new clothes, can make you feel better — more relaxed, perhaps, or prettier or popular. While shopping for the latest trendy fashions may boost...

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