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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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Your Guide for Growing Okra

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Guide for Growing Okra

Okra (Hibiscus esculentus) is a unique, annual vegetable from the same family as the hollyhock. It is usually the color of fresh corn husks, has the shape of a spike and the texture of a grooved cucumber. When sliced, it may remind you of a tiny star fruit. In this short video, you’ll see how easy it is to add to your garden planting. Although technically a fruit because its seeds are inside the plant, okra is usually referred to as a vegetable that is also called “lady fingers” in reference to their shape, and comes in more than one variety....

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Top Gardening Tips to Build Better Health

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Gardening Tips to Build Better Health

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. Growing your own food has many rewards, from providing you with fresher, uncontaminated produce and cutting your grocery bill, to increasing your sense of well-being and slashing your risk of depression. Interestingly, research shows gardening is...

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Top 11 Reasons to Start Using Frankincense Oil

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 11 Reasons to Start Using Frankincense Oil

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. Scents can have a powerful influence on your well-being. Aromatherapy, which uses concentrated essences of various botanicals, allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants for healing on many levels. Essential oils carry biologically...

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Peppers to Help Prevent Parkinson’s

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Peppers to Help Prevent Parkinson’s

One of the most compelling statements in a 2014 study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience is that in regard to Parkinson’s disease, “[A] growing body of evidence suggests that nutrition may play an important role.” Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that usually develops in older people, with such symptoms as inflammation, stiff muscles and tremors, all signs of decreased mitochondrial function. The disease is called idiopathic, which refers to conditions that occur spontaneously and with no known cause....

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Peppermint Oil: A Potent Oil With the Power of Menthol

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Peppermint Oil: A Potent Oil With the Power of Menthol

Table of Contents What Is Peppermint Oil? 9 Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil Composition of Peppermint Oil How to Make Infused Peppermint Oil How Does Peppermint Oil Work? Is Peppermint Oil Safe? Side Effects of Peppermint Oil History shows a wide range of uses for peppermint essential oil, which has been used as far back in time as ancient Rome and Egypt.1 Various cultures have used this oil not only for its minty fragrance, but for its therapeutic benefits as well. In addition, peppermint oil is known to symbolize hospitality.2 What Is...

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