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GMO Rice Approved

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on GMO Rice Approved

By Dr. Mercola Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making the U.S. the fourth country to give the GE food the green light, after Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Golden Rice is genetically engineered to contain extra genes that produce a precursor to vitamin A, beta-carotene. The rice, which has been making headlines for nearly two decades, was widely touted as a solution to vitamin A deficiency, which affects 250 million preschool-aged children worldwide.1 As the leading...

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Polluting Pigs Part III

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Polluting Pigs Part III

By Dr. Mercola North Carolina is the second largest pork producer in the U.S. and home to more than 2,500 pig CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations).1 The estimated 9 million pigs living in the state produce copious amounts of waste — up to 10 times the amount of an average human2 — for which there is no easy, nor environmentally friendly, disposal solution. Whereas a small farm can use the waste produced by its animals as fertilizer, the massive amounts of waste produced on CAFOs becomes a toxic liability. Nonetheless, it’s...

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What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do for You?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do for You?

By Dr. Mercola If you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry, you very likely know how valuable this particular staple is to your health. If you are not yet familiar with the many beneficial uses of this versatile and economical home remedy, you may be interested to know it has been used successfully to treat conditions ranging from blood sugar and weight loss to acid reflux and upset stomach. Check out these nine reasons why you should keep a bottle of apple cider vinegar on hand. How Is Apple Cider Vinegar Made? Apple cider...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Firefighters, Energy and Exercise

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Firefighters, Energy and Exercise

1 Which of the following has recently been found to play an important role in cancer treatment by influencing the patient’s response to anticancer drugs? The patient’s overall nutritional status The patient’s intake of specific fats The patient’s intake of specific antioxidants The makeup of the patient’s gut microbiome Targeting the gut microbiome could be a real game-changer in the fight against cancer, as the presence of certain gut bacteria appears to boost the patient’s response to anticancer drugs....

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Latest Research on Best Cooking Oils

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Latest Research on Best Cooking Oils

By Dr. Mercola You may have wondered about many of the recommendations you see regarding cooking oils, such as what types are healthiest and how they should and should not be used. There’s peanut oil, safflower oil, coconut, avocado, grapeseed and olive oils, and plenty more. So which one’s best? It’s probably fair to say that most recipes today calling for some type of oil for cooking usually suggest “vegetable” oil or canola oil. But a recent study1 in Australia found that vegetable oils, which are extracted...

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Green Tea Boosts Heart and Brain Health

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Green Tea Boosts Heart and Brain Health

By Dr. Mercola High quality teas — green tea in particular — contain polyphenol antioxidants recognized for their disease prevention and antiaging properties. Polyphenols can account for up to 30 percent of the dry leaf weight of green tea. Within the group of polyphenols are flavonoids, which contain catechins. One of the most powerful catechins is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in green tea. EGCG has been shown to positively impact a number of illnesses and conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer....

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Mouthwatering Moringa Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mouthwatering Moringa Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Recipe by Rachel Saenz, Mercola Employee Rice is commonly enjoyed around the world, but one glaring issue with it is its high carbohydrate content. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a single cup of cooked rice contains a whopping 44.51 grams of carbohydrates, which is well above the limit if you’re following a ketogenic diet. With this in mind, what options do you have? One healthy alternative is cauliflower rice. Cauliflower is a nutritious vegetable, and can be a great substitute for regular rice. I encourage you to...

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Diarrhea — An Introduction to This Common Illness

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Diarrhea — An Introduction to This Common Illness

Your digestive system is sensitive to dietary and lifestyle changes. When unfamiliar substances like bacteria and viruses make their way into your body, digestive problems can occur — the most common of which is diarrhea. Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools that occur urgently and frequently (more than three times a day).1 Diarrhea is usually a symptom of an infection in the intestinal tract, and it is often accompanied by associated symptoms, such as stomach pain, cramps, gas, nausea, bloating and fatigue. The condition...

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How Activating Your Body’s Cell Repair Processes Can Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Activating Your Body’s Cell Repair Processes Can Improve Your Health and Well-Being

By Dr. Mercola Naomi Whittel is the former CEO of Twinlab and has written an interesting book about how to achieve radiant health by activating your body’s natural autophagy processes. In “Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life,” she shares a number of valuable strategies for doing this naturally. Her deep-rooted interest in healthy living was an outgrowth of her lifelong struggle with eczema, an autoimmune deficiency. “The inflammatory process just ravaged my...

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How Aging Affects Mitochondria in Brain Cells and Contributes to Age-Related Diseases

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Aging Affects Mitochondria in Brain Cells and Contributes to Age-Related Diseases

By Dr. Mercola In recent years, it’s become increasingly apparent that most of what we refer to as health and disease really links back to the function of your mitochondria — tiny organelles inside your cells that play an important role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), required for all biological functions. If your mitochondria are not functioning well, your risk for chronic degenerative diseases will radically increase. Not surprisingly, optimization of mitochondria is also vital for life extension strategies. Your...

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Can Reducing Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Prevent Obesity?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Reducing Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Prevent Obesity?

By Dr. Mercola Research presented at the 20th European Congress of Endocrinology in Barcelona once again draws attention to hormone-disrupting chemicals and their suspected link to obesity. Researchers from two Portuguese universities evaluated current studies on obesity-causing chemicals, also known as “obesogens,” to determine where people are most likely to come in contact with them. Based on the findings, the team made seven recommendations to minimize the buildup of obesogens in your body and home. Habits such as dusting...

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Chamomile Tea: Why This Ancient Therapeutic Drink Still Stands Out Today

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chamomile Tea: Why This Ancient Therapeutic Drink Still Stands Out Today

The story of chamomile goes back to ancient European and Western Asian civilizations. Greeks, Egyptians and Romans valued the flower for its varied uses, such as for treating erythema and xerosis (severely dry skin). Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was one of the first luminaries to advocate the use of this plant.1 It was only during the Medieval Age that chamomile came into widespread use. During the 16th and 17th centuries, doctors and healers prescribed chamomile for all kinds of uses, and it was even used as an ingredient to make...

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Google – One of the Largest Monopolies in the World

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Google – One of the Largest Monopolies in the World

By Dr. Mercola Google is undoubtedly one of the largest and clearest monopolies in the world. In fact, the company monopolizes several different markets, including search and advertising. Bing, its closest search competitor, has just 2 percent of the market — hardly a significant threat to Google’s 90 percent.1 Google also controls about 60 percent of the global advertising revenue on the internet. One of the primary reasons smaller advertisers cannot compete is because they don’t have the user data Google has. As noted by digital media...

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Could This Bean Give Your Brain a Boost and Help Battle Parkinson’s?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Could This Bean Give Your Brain a Boost and Help Battle Parkinson’s?

By Dr. Mercola In tropical areas of the world, M. pruriens is not only a well-known protein source, but it is also used as a medicine. This unique-looking bean has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an aphrodisiac and nerve tonic, among other applications. Given the fact M. pruriens contains Levodopa, or L-dopa, a dopamine precursor that affects your energy, motivation and sense of well-being, it has long been used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in developing countries worldwide. Before you decide to supplement with M. pruriens,...

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Pharmaceuticals, Strip Clubs and Guns

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Pharmaceuticals, Strip Clubs and Guns

By Dr. Mercola As the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on Americans, killing 115 every day,1 many are starting to ask the tough questions of how it got this bad. In many cases, drugs that were originally intended only for treating severe pain have become go-to treatments for mild and chronic pain, such as back pain. Subsys, a fentanyl under-the-tongue spray, is among the worst offenders. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be 100 times more potent than morphine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug for...

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