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21 Health Tips to Celebrate 21 Years of Mercola.com

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 21 Health Tips to Celebrate 21 Years of Mercola.com

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners: Denice from Sturgeon Bay & Lynda from Lawson! Click here to enter our giveaway for your chance to win! By Dr. Mercola To help commemorate 21 years of offering the most up-to-date health information available, here are 21 of my top health tips to guide you on your journey. The topics are all-encompassing, so while you may not be able to do all of them right now, beginning with a few will begin to improve your overall health and sense of well-being. For more in-depth information, follow the...

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Mercola.com Is Now Available in 10 Languages!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mercola.com Is Now Available in 10 Languages!

By Dr. Mercola Inspiring you to live a better, healthier life is our goal here at Mercola.com, and it’s a message that crosses borders and reaches virtually every corner of the globe. That’s why we’re now sharing our message to take control of your health in two new languages, Polish and German, bringing the total to 10 languages worldwide: English Spanish French Russian Portuguese Korean Japanese Chinese Polish German In the U.S., Mercola.com is the No. 1 most visited natural health website, and worldwide it’s one the...

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Game Changer of the Year: Carole Baggerly

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Game Changer of the Year: Carole Baggerly

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners: Georgene from Sandia & Kathy from Dunedin! Click here to enter our giveaway for your chance to win! By Dr. Mercola Each year during the anniversary week of Mercola.com, we recognize a Game Changer, someone whose work stands as a great service to humanity by making a significant contribution to improving people’s health. Previous recipients include Dr. Fred A. Kummerow for his life’s work on trans fats, Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., for his advancement of cancer as a metabolic disease, and Dr....

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Weekly Health Quiz: Fatigue, Sugar and Fasting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fatigue, Sugar and Fasting

1 Which of the following statements is true? Drinking whole milk increases your risk of early death Drinking low-fat milk is associated with improved health and a lower risk of death Evidence does not support guidelines that discourage saturated fat consumption A 2014 systematic review concluded current evidence does not support cardiovascular guidelines that discourage saturated fat consumption. Other studies also support consumption of full-fat dairy products such as whole milk, cheese, butter and yogurt. Learn more. Eating high-fat cheese...

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Mercola.com Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mercola.com Celebrates 21st Anniversary

By Dr. Mercola Today is a special celebration, as we share Mercola.com’s 21st anniversary with you! I graduated medical school in 1982. I finished my residency and opened my private practice in 1985, where in the decades that followed I had the privilege of treating well over 20,000 patients. Alongside medicine, I’ve always had a passion for technology, which led to the launch of this website in 1997. These days, my time is dedicated to research and sharing my knowledge and findings with you. Through the years, we’ve reached hundreds of...

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Top Destination Sites for Health and Wellness

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Destination Sites for Health and Wellness

By Dr. Mercola More than half the U.S. population is struggling with chronic illness,1 and 1 in 5 deaths is obesity related.2 We have overwhelming rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, and future projections only look worse. One of the saddest aspects, though, is that advice given by governmental entities and conventional medicine has utterly failed when it comes to disease prevention. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. Aspects of health are multiple and varied, especially in recent years since a greater...

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The Walsh Detoxification Program

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Walsh Detoxification Program

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Bryan Walsh is a naturopathic physician extensively trained in molecular biological pathways. In this interview, we discuss detoxification and the food-based detox program he developed. I took his course and believe it’s probably one of the best out there. In today’s world, where most of us are exposed to countless toxins on a nearly continuous basis, detoxification is an important issue that needs to be done on a regular basis if you are seeking optimal health. Research even shows that infants are now born with...

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Introduction to Yeast Infection, Causes and Treatment

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Introduction to Yeast Infection, Causes and Treatment

Fungi are a unique collection of single-cell and multicellular organisms that have their own kingdom, separate from the plant and animal kingdoms. Mycology is the dedicated field of study for fungi, concerned with discovering new species, as well as discovering how to use them in various industries or applications that can benefit humanity.1 What makes fungi unique is their combination of plant and animal characteristics. Fungi cannot produce their own food and must obtain it from their surroundings by utilizing carbon, amino acids, nitrogen...

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How to Make Hummus

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Hummus

One of the most endearing foods in Middle Eastern cuisine that has become popular worldwide is hummus. It is literally the Arabic word for chickpea, one of the main ingredients used to make this tasty dip. Other components of hummus include olive oil, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt. , The actual origin of the dish has been lost in the passage of time, and several countries have claimed that they invented hummus. Egypt and Greece, for example, were major trading partners during ancient times, which led to both of them greatly utilizing...

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What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana?

By Dr. Mercola Marijuana, or cannabis, has been used for at least 5,000 years and has an extensive history of traditional uses as an industrial material and a botanical medicine all throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and America.1 Read on to learn more about medical marijuana’s healing benefits how it has gotten its bad rap and why you’d want your own state to approve its use, too. What Is Medical Marijuana? The term “medical marijuana” refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant and its pure extracts to...

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Why You Need to Stop Biting Your Nails

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why You Need to Stop Biting Your Nails

By Dr. Mercola Globally, the cosmetic market reached $460 billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach $675 billion by 2020.1 Skin care products have the highest market share, while cosmetics used on nails contributes approximately 11.5 percent.2 Nail polish is the largest segment in the nail makeup category; premium nail polishes make up 38 percent of the market, where mass produced polishes contribute 61 percent. One research firm attributes the rising demand for nail polish in the young population to an increased presence of nail salons.3...

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Is Your Sweet Tooth Setting You up for a ‘Sugar Crash’?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Your Sweet Tooth Setting You up for a ‘Sugar Crash’?

By Dr. Mercola “Sugar Crash,” a documentary, details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks No. 4 in sugar consumption worldwide. On average, the Irish are consuming 24 teaspoons of sugar per person daily, whereas the World Health Organization recommends limiting it to 6 teaspoons a day to protect your health.1 For comparison, in the U.S, the No. 1 consumers of sugar worldwide, the average American consumes 31.6 teaspoons of sugar each day. The start of the film details the perils of...

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Echinacea: The All-American Flower

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Echinacea: The All-American Flower

Echinacea, commonly known as coneflower, is a member of the Asteraceae family, a large plant family composed of 23,600 species. Well-known members of this family include dandelion, cudweed, artichokes, lettuce and sunflower. It is considered to be an economically important group because many of its members are cultivated as food crops.1 Native Americans were the first to use echinacea over 400 years ago. Before the rise of antibiotics, it was used as a general cure for various infections and wounds, such as malaria, scarlet fever and...

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Plan and Plant Your Fall Garden Now

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Plan and Plant Your Fall Garden Now

By Dr. Mercola While you may think of planning for and planting a garden as primarily a spring chore, not all vegetables require the summer sun to thrive. Cool weather vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and kale — members of the cabbage family — prefer chilly fall temperatures and taste even better with a touch of frost. Let’s take a closer look at 20 nutritious vegetables you may want to include in your garden this fall. Hardy Fall Vegetables Such as Brussel Sprouts and Collards Taste Better With a Touch of Frost The...

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Popular Kind of Meat Might Lead to Mood Swings and Mental Illness

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Popular Kind of Meat Might Lead to Mood Swings and Mental Illness

By Dr. Mercola What you eat affects the way you feel, both physically and mentally, and if you’re someone who enjoys snacking on beef jerky from time to time, you should take note. Beef jerky with nitrates added was linked to a host of concerning mental changes, including mania in humans and altered behavior and brain gene expression in rats.1 Beef jerky might seem like an obscure topic for a scientific study, but it’s been growing in popularity in recent years. Sales of meat snacks increased 3.5 percent from 2016 to 2017 to reach...

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