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How to Cook Asparagus

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Cook Asparagus

Asparagus can make any meal feel a little more special, since it’s considered a delicacy in the vegetable world. It’s among the most nutritionally balanced vegetables, as it’s low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, but packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. One of the most notable health benefits of asparagus is its high B vitamin content, particularly folate, a vitamin that promotes the production of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine — this is why asparagus is known as the “feel-good” vegetable. It’s also an excellent source of:...

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Moringa Tea May Help Boost Energy and Promote Wellness

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Moringa Tea May Help Boost Energy and Promote Wellness

Moringa oleifera may have been unfamiliar to some Americans until recently, but it’s actually been used as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries. In fact, it’s been mentioned in the Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine, one of the world’s oldest medical systems, as a cure for over 300 diseases.1 One of the ways to harness the benefits of Moringa is by steeping its leaves in hot water to create an energizing tea that provides a wide array of nutrients. Continue reading this article to learn more about the benefits of Moringa...

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‘Vaxxed’ — The Hidden Story of How Vaccine Safety Has Been Undermined and Suppressed

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on ‘Vaxxed’ — The Hidden Story of How Vaccine Safety Has Been Undermined and Suppressed

Can vaccines trigger autism? This is the topic of the film “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,”1 directed by Andrew Wakefield and produced by Del Bigtree, an Emmy Award-winning producer of “The Doctors” talk show. The film became the center of controversy when it was pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup in 2016 by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, the two founders of the well-known film festival. According to Rosenthal, other filmmakers had threatened to withdraw their films from the festival if...

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How Long Does It Take to Have an Empty Stomach?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Long Does It Take to Have an Empty Stomach?

By Dr. Mercola The question posed in the headline is a common one heard by doctors everywhere: “How long does it take to have an empty stomach?” It’s an important question for anyone taking prescription drugs because what you eat and drink, as well as the timing of your meals, can affect the way certain medications work. Beyond that, there is value in becoming aware of the health benefits associated with regularly emptying your stomach. If your first thought, when you hear the words “empty stomach,” is a negative...

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How to Grow Flax for Seeds and Fiber

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Flax for Seeds and Fiber

By Dr. Mercola Flax (Linum usitatissimum1) is among the most ancient of superfoods, with a history of use spanning over 10,000 years. Remains of flaxseed have been found in Stone Age dwellings in Switzerland, and in Egypt, where the ancient Egyptians used it in the manufacture of linen. Flax reached the U.S. in the 1800s with the arrival of European settlers. Flax can be grown for a nutritional seed harvest, and its fiber is used in the making of linen. The plant grows to about 3 feet tall and has narrow, pale green leaves and small blue...

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Add Some Drama to Your Garden With Ornamental Amaranth

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Add Some Drama to Your Garden With Ornamental Amaranth

By Dr. Mercola Growing your own fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to ensure access to fresh, chemical-free food. An annual National Gardening Survey1 finds the proportion of older gardeners is holding steady while younger individuals who enjoy gardening is reaching an all-time high. Container and landscape gardening are also setting new records. Gardening provides a sensory experience and may help improve your mood.2 A study from the Netherlands suggests gardening may fight stress better than other leisure activities. A study from...

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Fiber Can Delay Brain Inflammation and Aging

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fiber Can Delay Brain Inflammation and Aging

By Dr. Mercola I recommend consuming 25 to 50 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed, daily, as a foundation of optimal health. Though your body can’t digest it, fiber is an incredibly important carbohydrate because it aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, plays a role in weight maintenance and much more. You may be familiar with the two types — soluble fiber, which dissolves in water and is the type linked to benefits to blood sugar levels, and insoluble fiber, which does not dissolve but rather increases bulk in your...

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Astragalus: Boosting Your Immune System the Natural Way

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Astragalus: Boosting Your Immune System the Natural Way

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Astragalus, or Astragalus membranaceus, is an herb that has been utilized in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries prior to its introduction to the Western world. The astragalus plant originated in China and is native to the northern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.1 In China, the herb is called different names, including Huang Qi and Hwanqqi, depending on the region where it is normally harvested. It’s also called the “yellow leader,” a direct translation of its Chinese names.2 The herb...

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Flotation Therapy — Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flotation Therapy — Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve ever considered flotation therapy, you’re not alone. In fact, this sensory deprivation technique is becoming more popular, and has benefits ranging from simple relaxation to recovery after a traumatic brain injury. Most flotation tubs or tanks are about the size of a queen-sized bed and contain no more than 1 foot of water that has been supersaturated with 850 to 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt to 200 gallons of water. According to Graham Talley, founder of Float On, which hosts an annual Float Conference, this makes the...

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Aspirin — Surprising Alternative to Get the Benefits Without Harm

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Aspirin — Surprising Alternative to Get the Benefits Without Harm

By Dr. Mercola There are a number of conditions that come under the umbrella term of cardiovascular disease. The term includes diseases of the blood vessels, which increase the potential for developing coronary artery disease, arrhythmias and stroke.1 Each year, heart disease is on the list of serious health conditions and one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, which now kills 1 in 3 people.2 The direct...

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What’s Behind the CDC Claiming 80,000 Died From Flu Last Winter?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What’s Behind the CDC Claiming 80,000 Died From Flu Last Winter?

By Dr. Mercola According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season was the deadliest flu season in the U.S. in four decades, hospitalizing 900,000 and killing 80,000, including 180 children. According to CNN,1 “ … [F]lu-related deaths have ranged from a low of about 12,000 during the 2011-2012 season to a high of about 56,000 during the 2012-2013.” While that sounds ominous, it’s worth remembering that what they’re counting as “flu deaths” are not just deaths directly caused by the influenza virus,...

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Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease

By Dr. Mercola Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body, vital for optimal functioning. For instance, your body uses cholesterol in the construction of cell membranes and in regulating protein pathways required for cell signaling. Without sufficient amounts of cholesterol in your body you may experience a negative impact on your brain health, hormone levels and heart disease risk. Your body also uses cholesterol to manufacture vitamin D after exposure to the sun. Most of the cholesterol in your body is...

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Roundup Weed Killer Called Out as a Bee Killer

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Roundup Weed Killer Called Out as a Bee Killer

By Dr. Mercola Use of glyphosate, a weed killer registered in 130 countries, has risen exponentially since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant crops. Between 1974 — the year glyphosate entered the U.S. market — and 2014, glyphosate use increased more than 250fold in the U.S. alone. Today, an estimated 300 million pounds are applied on U.S. farmland annually. Globally, nearly 5 billion pounds (over 2 billion kilograms) of glyphosate are applied to farm crops each year.1 While GE crops were the catalyst for this...

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Petition to Stop Weedkiller in Cereal

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Petition to Stop Weedkiller in Cereal

By Dr. Mercola Most of the more than 250 million pounds of glyphosate sprayed on U.S. crops annually is used on genetically engineered (GE) crops,1 like Roundup Ready corn and soybeans that are engineered to withstand the chemical’s otherwise lethal effects. (Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide.) Lesser known is the fact that glyphosate is also used by farmers as a desiccant. About two weeks prior to harvest of grain crops like wheat, oats and barley, glyphosate is sprayed onto the crop, which accelerates the drying...

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How Most of Our Water Gets Polluted

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Most of Our Water Gets Polluted

By Dr. Mercola In the U.S., agriculture poses the greatest threat to water quality and is single-handedly impairing drinking water supplies across the country. The key culprits are nitrogen, phosphates and other toxins that run off from industrial cropland (i.e., genetically engineered corn and soy) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). In the Midwest, Iowa is at the heart of the storm, as the leader in U.S. corn and soy production and a major producer of CAFO hogs, eggs, cattle and chickens. In fact, more than 85 percent of...

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