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Common Cleaning Products May Increase Your Risk of Lung Disease

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Common Cleaning Products May Increase Your Risk of Lung Disease

By Dr. Mercola Skillful advertising and colorful containers tempt consumers to purchase cleaning supplies that are filled with toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) into more than 2,000 cleaning products1 reveals the complete lack of oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exposing you and your family to hazardous chemicals. Manufacturers in the U.S. may use almost any ingredient they want in their products until enough consumer complaints and subsequent research links...

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Fake Pharma — The Ghosts in a Very Big Machine

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fake Pharma — The Ghosts in a Very Big Machine

By Dr. Mercola Another media outlet has been caught promoting the interests of Big Pharma under the guise of real news. This time, somewhat surprisingly, it was news outlet STAT, which otherwise has a solid reputation in reporting science and health news. The story was titled, “How Pharma Sales Reps Help Me Be a More Up-to-Date Doctor,” written, supposedly, by Dr. Robert Yapundich, an experienced neurologist. You can see where this is going. The article praised drug reps for providing vital information to doctors. And why wouldn’t it...

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Flu Vaccination During Early Pregnancy Linked to Nearly Eightfold Risk of Miscarriage

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flu Vaccination During Early Pregnancy Linked to Nearly Eightfold Risk of Miscarriage

By Dr. Mercola Most pregnant women know to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other obvious toxins to protect the child growing in their womb, but what about vaccines? In recent years, pregnant women have been told to get an increasing number of vaccinations, even though there’s a shocking lack of studies to confirm the safety for mother and child. As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in her 2013 article, “Vaccination During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?”:1 “Although since the 1970s public...

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Insufficient Science About Added Sugar?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Insufficient Science About Added Sugar?

By Dr. Mercola How much of a role does added sugar in the U.S. diet contribute to obesity and chronic disease? It depends on who you ask. Independent studies have linked the consumption of added sugar to everything from heart disease and depression to declines in brain function, kidney damage and diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended in 2015 that sugar should make up less than 10 percent of your total daily energy intake, with additional benefits to be had if you reduce it to below 5 percent (which amounts to about 25...

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Folate May Mitigate Pesticide-Related Autism

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Folate May Mitigate Pesticide-Related Autism

By Dr. Mercola In the 1980s, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000.1,2 As of 2012 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children between the ages of 6 and 17 was 1 in 50.3 It’s highly unlikely that the stratospheric rise in ASD could be traced back to a single culprit. The most logical conclusion is that this wide range of brain disorders are the result of individual responses to toxic exposures from multiple sources, including the mother, while in utero.4...

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Photopharmacology: Using Light for Health (Just Don’t Call Them Tanning Beds)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Photopharmacology: Using Light for Health (Just Don’t Call Them Tanning Beds)

By Dr. Mercola According to new research published by Scientific Reports,1 a certain type of LED lighting is “more efficient and effective” at producing vitamin D in your skin than what can be obtained through the sun, “the sunshine vitamin.” News-Medical reported that in research conducted by scientists at Boston University School of Medicine, skin samples exposed to RayVio Corporation’s 293 nm UV (ultraviolet) LED (light-emitting diode) for just 0.52 minutes could produce more than twice the amount of vitamin...

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Up to 40 Percent Decrease of Nutrients in Our Food

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Up to 40 Percent Decrease of Nutrients in Our Food

By Dr. Mercola Politico tells about a young generational farmer, Jonathan Cobb, who’d made the difficult decision to quit farming. Using increasing amounts of chemical herbicides and fertilizers, “planting row upon row of corn on 3,000 acres … was becoming rote and joyless.”1 While job hunting one day, he happened to stop at the local U.S. Department of Agriculture office in his Texas town to pick up paperwork. The staff there happened to be conducting a training session and doing a demonstration on healthy and unhealthy...

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The Real Dangers of Electronic Devices and EMFs

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Real Dangers of Electronic Devices and EMFs

By Dr. Mercola I was recently interviewed by Dave Asprey when I visited his Bulletproof lab on Vancouver Island.1 In it, I review the real dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by electronic devices. I will also do a more comprehensive lecture on this topic at Asprey’s Bulletproof Conference October 13 through 15 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Avoiding excessive EMF exposure is an important component of optimizing mitochondrial health. In fact, this is going to be the topic of my next book. Like my...

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Ketogenic Diet Recipe: Delectable Asparagus With Soft-Boiled Eggs, Capers and Bone Marrow Broth

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ketogenic Diet Recipe: Delectable Asparagus With Soft-Boiled Eggs, Capers and Bone Marrow Broth

Recipe by Pete Evans I’ve recently worked with renowned chef Pete Evans to create a specialized cookbook focusing on the ketogenic diet that will greatly complement my latest book, “Fat for Fuel.” The cookbook, scheduled to be released November 14, will feature recipes to help you fully apply the ketogenic diet into your daily routine. To celebrate the upcoming release, Pete Evans has shared with us a very appealing way to combine vegetables, meat and healthy fat in one recipe. The beef bone marrow provides the vegetables and the eggs...

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How Your Height Might Affect Your Health

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Your Height Might Affect Your Health

By Dr. Mercola Most kids love hearing people comment on how tall they’re getting. In some circles, particularly homes where sports like volleyball or basketball are revered and often played, being tall is considered a definite plus. But new research has emerged that suggests being taller — or significantly shorter than average — isn’t necessarily better in terms of health and may even pose health risks. Part of the impact comes from how your height might affect your organs, studies say, such as one published in the journal...

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Ketogenic Diet Often Better Than Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ketogenic Diet Often Better Than Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy

By Dr. Mercola This year marks the 20th anniversary of “First Do No Harm,” a film directed by American movie director and writer Jim Abrahams. Based on real-life events, the film relates the successful treatment of one boy’s severe case of epilepsy using a ketogenic diet. Prior to the fictionalized family’s discovery of the diet, their youngest son, Robbie, was given many pharmaceutical medications, some of which caused constipation, fevers, rashes and other harmful side effects, including at least one near-death...

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Empathy: Caring for Others Is Good for You

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Empathy: Caring for Others Is Good for You

By Dr. Mercola Empathy, the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, so to speak, and understand their feelings and point of view, is a character trait that may benefit society and individuals in multiple ways. Empathy training has been found to reduce stress levels among medical students facing intense emotional encounters with patients, for example.1 While many parents try to instill empathetic qualities in their children, there’s growing research that empathy has deep neurological roots in humans. One of the first signs...

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The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Mercola Lack of sleep and poor quality of sleep have been linked not only to absentmindedness and accidents, but also to serious health risks such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. More than ever, Americans are sleeping less and suffering because of it. Of the many reasons you may be sleep deprived, one of the most dangerous is sleep apnea. If you are among the 22 million Americans suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea,1 your sleep may be punctuated by loud snoring, snorts or choking sounds that...

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What Can Sweet Fennel Oil Do for Your Health?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Can Sweet Fennel Oil Do for Your Health?

What Is Sweet Fennel Oil? Sweet fennel oil comes from crushed fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare). The plant, which is a part of the Apiaceae family including carrots or parsley, 1 has an herby, slightly spicy smell that resembles aniseed. It is native to Southern Europe, but is also now grown in parts of Northern Europe, Australia and North America. 2 Uses of Sweet Fennel Oil Fennel was used in various ancient civilizations — by the Egyptians for food and medicine and by the Chinese as a remedy for snake bites. During the Middle Ages, it was...

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Is Your Shampoo Making You Sick?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Your Shampoo Making You Sick?

By Dr. Mercola You may be mistakenly comforted by the perceived oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over chemicals used in the manufacture of everyday products. For instance, the FDA prohibits the use of mercury, chloroform and nine other substances in your personal care products. However, once you know the European Union (EU) prohibits the use of more than 1,300 chemicals in their personal care products, you may not feel as protected — and you would be right. The number of chemicals restricted by the FDA is even more...

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