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Damaged Skin Can Be Prevented With Moringa Extract

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Damaged Skin Can Be Prevented With Moringa Extract

Your skin, the largest organ in your body, is exposed to environmental toxins and pollutants every day. What you eat has a lot to do with the appearance of your complexion, but you also have options to protect your skin from the outside. Although your skin may seem relatively impenetrable, it has an incredible capacity to absorb small molecules from your personal care products and even air pollution. In a society that values youth, many work hard to retain a youthful complexion, using personal care products filled with toxic chemicals...

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10 Potential Benefits of Echinacea

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 10 Potential Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as the American coneflower, is a brightly colored medicinal plant named for the prickly spines in its large cone-shaped seed head. Based on those spines, its name is derived from the Greek word ekhînos, meaning hedgehog. Although used widely to treat all kinds of diseases and infections prior to the introduction of antibiotics in the U.S., this popular herb is now prized for its ability to shorten the duration of colds and flu. Echinacea is available in many forms — capsules, dried, essential oil and tea, to name a few —...

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Why so Many Cancer Drugs Are Made From Periwinkle

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why so Many Cancer Drugs Are Made From Periwinkle

Many modern drugs are derived from purified and concentrated plant compounds (although compared to 20 years ago, few drug companies expend time and money looking at medicinal plant chemistry these days). Rosy periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), for example, a perennial plant native to Madagascar, is the basis for a number of commonly used cancer drugs that have been in use since the 1960s.1 Of the 70 different alkaloids found in periwinkle, the two primary compounds used in anticancer drugs are the powerful vinca alkaloids2 vinblastine and...

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Keto Cinnamon Blueberry Fritters

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Keto Cinnamon Blueberry Fritters

Recipe by Megan Patiry of Paleohacks Cooking fritters is an easy and convenient way of incorporating fruits, vegetables and meat into your diet. You can prepare your own version with the help of basic ingredients such as herbs, spices and a binding agent, to serve as a light appetizer or snack. Instead of veggies, why not try and make a simple but appetizing dessert out of fritters? Check out this keto-friendly recipe by Megan Patiry of Paleohacks: Keto Cinnamon Blueberry Fritters Makes: 4 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes...

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How Can Melatonin Supplements Benefit You?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Can Melatonin Supplements Benefit You?

Table of Contents What Is Melatonin? Uses of Melatonin in Your Body 6 Ways to Optimize Your Melatonin Levels Naturally Studies Regarding the Use of Melatonin Supplements Benefits of Melatonin Supplement Do Not Take Melatonin if You Have These Conditions Side Effects of Melatonin Consider Optimizing Your Melatonin Levels Naturally Before Taking a Supplement Frequently Asked Questions Sleeping is an essential human function, and at the heart of it is your circadian rhythm, also known as your body clock. It’s a natural, biological timer...

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The Complete Guide to Fasting: A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Complete Guide to Fasting: A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

Fasting is one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world, and modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with a practice in Canada, has written an important landmark book on this topic. “The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting,” co-authored with Jimmy Moore, details how to implement fasting and overcome some of the most common challenges that might arise, including...

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Can You Believe There Are Cockroach Farms in China?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can You Believe There Are Cockroach Farms in China?

The featured video, produced by the South China Morning Post, opens with these words: “If cockroaches make you uncomfortable … this could be your worst nightmare.” Indeed. Most of us would do almost anything to avoid a daily work environment that involves contact with millions of teeming roaches. In China, however, cockroaches are big business. A number of Chinese cities contending with explosive population growth are finding cockroaches to be a helpful solution to the ever-increasing problem of food waste disposal. With landfills...

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Chrysanthemum Tea Helps Soothe Your Senses and Promotes Optimal Health

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chrysanthemum Tea Helps Soothe Your Senses and Promotes Optimal Health

Table of Contents What Is Chrysanthemum Tea? 7 Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea Does Chrysanthemum Tea Have Caffeine? How to Make a Perfectly Brewed Cup of Chrysanthemum Tea How to Store Chrysanthemum Tea Potential Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Tea Make Sure You’re Using Only Organic Chrysanthemum Tea Chrysanthemum Tea FAQs For some people, chrysanthemums — also known as mums — may be nothing more than a hardy flowering plant commonly found in garden beds and flowerpots. For others, however, this pretty flower is known to provide an...

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Top Five Health Benefits of Marjoram

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Five Health Benefits of Marjoram

Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean region known for its aromatherapeutic and culinary uses. Its botanical name means “joy of the mountain” in Greek, and was used to make wedding wreaths, as Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was believed to wear wreaths made with marjoram.1 Marjoram is classified as a perennial, and can grow as high as 2 feet tall, and sometimes a little bit higher. It has woody square stems, an upright appearance and opposing pairs of leaves.2 It’s closely...

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Clove: A Valuable Spice That’s Been Used for Centuries

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Clove: A Valuable Spice That’s Been Used for Centuries

Clove is a pungent spice used worldwide in a variety of foods and beverages. Its uses extend to other areas as well, particularly due to its well-known analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Let’s take a closer look at these dried aromatic flower buds that have the appearance of small nails. While you may enjoy cloves in a hot beverage like spiced apple cider, they also feature prominently in pumpkin pie and speculoos — those crispy gourmet spice cookies that are a symbol of the Christmas season in...

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How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?

Imagine feeling like you’re suffocating every minute of the day. No matter how big a breath you take, you still feel like you can’t get enough air. This is the reality for people suffering from empty nose syndrome (ENS), a complication of nose or sinus surgery. Despite the condition being a horrifying reality for an untold number of people, it remains controversial, with some otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat physicians) brushing it off as purely psychological. However, ENS is becoming an increasingly recognized complication...

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Butterbur Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Butterbur Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Table of Contents Butterbur Uses 9 Butterbur Benefits Butterbur for Pets Butterbur as a Natural Remedy Growing Butterbur at Home Butterbur Studies Butterbur Side Effects Butterbur for Long-Term Use Frequently Asked Questions Butterbur (Petasites hybridus), which is also known as “European butterbur” in North America, is a perennial herbal shrub that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It can be found growing along rivers, ditches and marshy areas in Asia, Europe and parts of North America.1 Its name was derived from its large...

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Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk for Schizophrenia

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk for Schizophrenia

Despite being simple and inexpensive to address, vitamin D deficiency is epidemic around the world, and evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy plays an important role in the development of several chronic health problems, and raises the risk of complications for the mother as well. For example, research1 by GrassrootsHealth shows 40 to 60 percent of preterm births could be prevented by raising pregnant women’s vitamin D to a level of 40 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). Vitamin D optimization also reduces the...

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Are Reported Milk Allergies Fake News Propagated by Formula Makers?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Reported Milk Allergies Fake News Propagated by Formula Makers?

In the decade between 2006 and 2016, prescriptions in the U.K. for infant formula for babies with cow’s milk allergy rose sixfold, resulting in a sevenfold increase in National Health Service spending on nondairy specialty formulas, yet there’s no evidence that the true prevalence of the condition has increased. So, what’s going on? Why are pediatricians recommending nondairy formulas at such an increased rate if there’s no need? According to a recent paper1 by Chris van Tulleken, Ph.D., honorary senior lecturer at...

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Prions Detected in Eyes of Patients With Brain Disease

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prions Detected in Eyes of Patients With Brain Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal brain disorder that destroys brain cells, causing tiny holes in the brain. Symptoms of CJD are ataxia, or difficulty controlling body movements, abnormal gait and speech, and dementia. The disease is always fatal and has no cure.1 CJD is one of several transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). These are a family of progressive neurodegenerative disorders affecting animals and humans. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, presents in much the same way as CJD....

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