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The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Dan Engle, board-certified in adult psychology and neurology, and who completed psychiatric fellowships in child, adolescent and forensic psychiatry, has written an indispensable guide to recovering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), “The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries.” TBI is incredibly pervasive. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of people have had some form of TBI. Military personnel and athletes such as football players and boxers tend to be at particularly high...

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You’ll Go Nuts Over These Nutty Keto Cookies

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on You’ll Go Nuts Over These Nutty Keto Cookies

Megan Olson from Paleohacks https://blog.paleohacks.com/no-bake-freezer-keto-cookies/[RS1] Recipe by Megan Olson from Paleohacks A plate of freshly baked cookies is a delightful, heartwarming treat that will remind many of their childhood days. But owing to today’s busy, fast-paced lifestyle, not many people have enough time to make their own pastry. To satisfy their cookie cravings, they turn to ready-to-eat varieties found on supermarket shelves. However, processed cookies, biscuits and other baked goods not only taste far inferior...

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Can Your Eyes Reveal Health Problems?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Your Eyes Reveal Health Problems?

By Dr. Mercola Because dozens of diseases and illnesses are known to show symptoms in your eyes, ophthalmologists and optometrists are often among the first to help you recognize certain medical conditions.1 An internal study of 120,000 patients by insurance company VSP Vision Care highlights the value of vision care. Their data suggests an eye exam was the first indicator of problems in:2 62 percent of imbalanced cholesterol cases 39 percent of high blood pressure cases 34 percent of diabetes cases If you are unsure what your body might be...

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GMOs Revealed

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on GMOs Revealed

By Dr. Mercola “GMOs Revealed” is a nine-part documentary series featuring more than 20 top experts in the field, including yours truly. In Episode 1, above, you’ll hear from Dr. Zach Bush, whose triple-board certification includes expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, Vani Hari, blogger and founder of FoodBabe.com, and Gunnar Lovelace, CEO of Thrive Market, an online non-GMO food store. While genetically modified organisms (GMOS), and the pesticides that go along with them, are touted as the solution to feed the...

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How to Grow Cherries

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Cherries

By Dr. Mercola Cherries are a favorite summer treat with a number of valuable health benefits, thanks to their antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. If the steep price and limited availability of commercial cherries leaves you wanting each season, consider growing your own. General Growing Guidelines Cherry trees will grow about 1 foot per year, provided they get sufficient amounts of nutrients. They’ll start producing fruit in two to four years, and can produce anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds of cherries per tree per...

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Time for Tarragon

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Time for Tarragon

By Dr. Mercola Herbs improve taste and add flavor to many meals, as well as increase the nutritional density in the foods you eat. Many herbs provide protection against diseases, can clear toxins from your body and may provide you with vitamins and minerals. Each time you add flavor with herbs or spices you are essentially upgrading your food without adding a single calorie. Gram for gram, herbs rank even higher in antioxidant density than fruits and vegetables. They are often grown for culinary and medicinal purposes. Culinary herbs are...

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Goldenseal: An Herb That Could Be Worth Its Weight in Gold

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Goldenseal: An Herb That Could Be Worth Its Weight in Gold

Native Americans have been using goldenseal for a long time, and have revered it for its wide array of health benefits. This valuable herb is believed to work against numerous ailments, from upset stomach to jaundice, and may even have cancer-protective properties. But because it’s so sought after, the population of this wild-growing plant is now dwindling. Discover important facts about goldenseal and find out why this age-old herb is considered one of the most versatile traditional cures of all time. What Is Goldenseal? A...

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Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

By Dr. Mercola According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we’re not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.4 If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or some other mental health problem,...

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Volunteer Work Is Good for Your Brain

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Volunteer Work Is Good for Your Brain

By Dr. Mercola Only about 25 percent of Americans volunteer,1 despite the fact that doing good for others stands to benefit everyone involved. Volunteer work is unique in that it often involves social, physical and cognitive dimensions, and research has shown that retired seniors who engage in activities that require moderate effort in two or more of these dimensions slash their risk of dementia by 47 percent.2 “An active and socially integrated lifestyle in late life protects against dementia and AD [Alzheimer’s disease],” the...

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Why Colleges Hide the Truth

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Colleges Hide the Truth

By Dr. Mercola Decades of research show excess sugar damages your health, yet for many years the sugar industry was successful in burying the evidence and misdirecting the public.1,2 Industry-funded research is often bent on proving the efficacy of their product, in much the same way the sugar industry ensured their financial security by burying data demonstrating negative health effects. One example is the anti-inflammatory medication Vioxx, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after research demonstrated it was...

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Beyond GMOs and Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Beyond GMOs and Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health

By Ronnie Cummins Organic Consumers Association After decades of chemical-intensive agriculture, factory farms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, and an ongoing war against natural systems and traditional knowledge, America’s rural communities, environment and public health are rapidly deteriorating. The fatal harvest of Big Food Inc. includes rural economic decline and depopulation throughout the Americas, forced migration from Mexico and Central America, water and air pollution, aquifer depletion, pollinator and...

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E-cigs Deliver Appalling Amounts of Heavy Metals

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on E-cigs Deliver Appalling Amounts of Heavy Metals

By Dr. Mercola While the gradual demise of traditional cigarettes has been heralded as an achievement for better health, the dangers of the alternative many have chosen may be just as alarming. If you smoke e-cigarettes (e-cigs), it is important to know researchers have demonstrated you may be exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals and heavy metals with each puff. It is currently believed that e-cigs do not expose you to the thousands of toxic compounds the average conventional combustion cigarette contains, but researchers are only...

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Doctor Wants to ‘Snuff Out’ Pharmaceutical Skeptics

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Doctor Wants to ‘Snuff Out’ Pharmaceutical Skeptics

By Dr. Mercola In the vaccination debate, what happens all too often is notan open, scientifically based discussion but, rather, inappropriate name-calling and threats. It has been suggested by doctors and attorneys promoting forced vaccination policies that experienced and enlightened physicians who question vaccine safety be stripped of their medical licenses, that parents who oppose vaccine mandates be imprisoned and that online discussions of vaccine risks and failures be censored. It’s also not unusual for doctors to criticize,...

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Fight Crime With Gardens

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fight Crime With Gardens

By Dr. Mercola In U.S. cities, about 15 percent of land sits unused, vacant or abandoned. These spaces, which translate to an area the size of Switzerland, are associated with increased crime and stress to residents, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Plots of land with low-lying trees and shrubs, for instance, have been associated with a greater fear of crime, researchers wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), as the vegetation may hide potential attackers and illegal activity.1 Vacant lots that...

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The Big Bad Flu Data — What You Need to Know About Vaccine Effectiveness and Alternatives

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Big Bad Flu Data — What You Need to Know About Vaccine Effectiveness and Alternatives

By Dr. Mercola How effective is the flu vaccine, and will getting vaccinated reduce the severity of your illness even if the vaccine is a poor match to circulating influenza virus strains? While public health officials insist vaccination is the best way to prevent the seasonal flu, the evidence calls this assumption into question, and most health care professionals won’t even get the flu shot if it’s voluntary.1 In its 2014 meta-analysis2 of the available research on inactivated influenza vaccines, the Cochrane Collaboration...

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