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The Factory Farm Toilet

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Factory Farm Toilet

By Dr. Mercola One of the litany of problems with industrialized agriculture, particularly concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), is the huge quantity of wastes produced and how it’s managed. There’s no easy way to deal with the staggering amounts of urine and manure produced by these facilities, which approach that produced by small cities, reaching over 335 million tons annually (and that’s just for dry matter).1 Some CAFOs treat animal feces in open air — often unlined lagoons — and “dispose” of the waste by spraying it onto...

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Questionable Tactics Used in Vaccine ‘Safety’ Testing

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Questionable Tactics Used in Vaccine ‘Safety’ Testing

By Dr. Mercola In December 2017, Slate magazine published an astonishing article about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, revealing how the safety trials for this controversial vaccine actually “weren’t designed to properly assess safety.”1 Gardasil is supposed to prevent infection by certain strains of HPV virus, which in rare cases may cause cervical cancer if left untreated. However, trial data from Merck shows that Gardasil vaccinations may actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Parasites and Potassium

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Parasites and Potassium

1 Which of the following plant compounds has been found to offer significant protection against age-related decline in lung health? Flavonoids Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, have been shown to slow the gradual decline in lung health associated with aging. Those in the highest quartile of anthocyanin intake, compared to those in the lowest quartile, had a significantly reduced annual decline in three lung function measurements over time. Learn more. Ascorbic acid Vitamin E Carotenoids 2 According to a recent survey, American’s...

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The Inflammation-Fighting Compounds of Lemongrass Tea

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Inflammation-Fighting Compounds of Lemongrass Tea

By Dr. Mercola Because it grows quickly, exudes a lemony essence and really is a grass that’s lush, hardy and attractive, lemongrass as a plant probably matches the first image that pops into your mind when you hear the word. Often used as an ornamental screening plant, it’s like grass on steroids, arcing in graceful plumes, especially when it grows to its potential height of 6 feet. About 55 varieties exist worldwide. One highly appreciated function, as many gardeners and nature-lovers can attest: It’s a natural mosquito...

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What Are Jujubes Good For?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are Jujubes Good For?

By Dr. Mercola If you live in the U.S., the name jujubes may bring to mind the chewy, sticky corn-syrup-based candy known to wreak havoc on your dental work. You may not realize there is an actual jujube fruit that has been prized for millennia as a nutritional powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and flavonols. Also known as Chinese dates or red dates (although unrelated to dates), jujubes have been cultivated and used medicinally in China for more than 4,000 years. As both a fruit and a medicine, jujubes are well-known for boosting...

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Gut Microbiome May Be a Game-Changer for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Gut Microbiome May Be a Game-Changer for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

By Dr. Mercola In recent years, it’s become increasingly apparent that the composition of microbes in your gut — which is as distinct to you as your fingerprint — plays an enormous role in health and disease prevention. Your gut flora influences the function of various internal organs, such as your skin, lungs, breasts and liver.1 For example, recent research2 by the National Institute of Health shows gut microbes control antitumor immune responses in the liver, and that antibiotics — by depleting your gut of valuable bacteria — can alter the...

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How to Make Aioli

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Aioli

You’ve probably seen the word “aioli” on menus — it’s served as a dip for crunchy raw veggies, spread on sandwiches and used as dressing for salads. It looks a lot like mayonnaise, which is why many people think it’s just garlic mayo. However, its distinct taste and the process by which it’s made prove that it’s a different type of sauce altogether. Read on to find out what aioli is and how you can make it at home. What Is Aioli? Aioli is a thick garlic sauce that’s traditionally used in the cuisines of Provence, France and Catalonia, Spain,...

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How to Boost Brain Health and Reverse Neurological Disease Without Drugs

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Boost Brain Health and Reverse Neurological Disease Without Drugs

By Dr. Mercola Your brain is a really important part of your body. I’m sure no one would disagree with that. In this interview, Dr. Lee Cowden, cofounder of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM), discusses some really simple and inexpensive strategies that boost brain health and support neuroregeneration. This is also the topic of this year’s ACIM conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, in November. The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine was founded in 2008 with the vision of educating...

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Measles — Everything You Need to Know About This Infection

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Measles — Everything You Need to Know About This Infection

If you have heard about measles, you might be wondering what you should be aware of regarding this disease. Keep reading to learn about measles, how this viral infection spreads, its symptoms and how you can help prevent and treat it. Basic Facts About Measles Also called rubeola, measles is a highly contagious, acute viral infection of the respiratory system. It’s transmitted via respiratory droplets (infected saliva or mucus) in the air, spreading easily from person to person through a cough or sneeze. The measles virus can stay airborne or...

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Resistance — Not All Germs Are Created Equal

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Resistance — Not All Germs Are Created Equal

By Dr. Mercola Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to public health worldwide, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics — drugs used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Over the decades, antibiotics have been widely overprescribed for infections that don’t respond well, or at all, to these drugs. Viral infections, for example, cannot be treated with antibiotics since they only kill bacteria, yet many of you have likely taken a course of antibiotics for an ear...

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Essential Oils That Could Help Your Headaches

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Essential Oils That Could Help Your Headaches

By Dr. Mercola For people who experience the worst type of headache — migraines — one might describe them as something like being forced to go on a long, impromptu bus trip during a lightning storm while wearing a helmet that’s way too tight, the stereo is set on deafening and all the energy you’ve got is spent trying to hold your stomach together. Migraine headaches result from specific changes in the brain, and the pain almost always focuses itself on one side of your head, causing a “pounding” sensation that gets worse with physical...

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Black Tea May Be Good for Your Heart Health, Gut Flora and More

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Black Tea May Be Good for Your Heart Health, Gut Flora and More

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. In America alone, around 158 million people drink tea each day. The Tea Association of the USA also reveals that the total tea consumption in the country amounted to a whopping 3.8 billion gallons in 2016, more than 80 percent of which was black tea.1 Black tea is undoubtedly a well-loved drink in Western culture, and for good reason. Its bold flavors make for a satisfying beverage that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Best of all, it contains a wide array of nutrients that are...

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How to Grow Radicchio

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Radicchio

By Dr. Mercola High in fiber and containing a good deal of the vitamins and minerals your body requires, vegetables are a cornerstone to any nutritional plan. Nearly 23 percent of Americans report eating less than one fruit or vegetable each day with a median intake of just 1.6 times per day overall.1 By contrast, experts recommend at least five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits each day for optimal health. Chances are you know vegetables are good for you and may even have been meaning to include more of them in your daily diet. A...

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All About Growing Parsnips

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on All About Growing Parsnips

By Dr. Mercola Despite being in the same vegetable family, parsnips don’t get nearly as much attention as carrots. For that reason, at least one source refers to parsnips as “the neglected relative of the carrot.”1 Due to the fact their popularity has been somewhat supplanted by the potato since the 18th century, you may have trouble finding parsnips in your local grocery store. Given its unique earthy taste and beneficial levels of potassium and folate, you might want to try your hand at growing this pale carrot cousin in...

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Prevalence of Lethal Neurodegenerative Disease in Wild Deer Is on the Rise — What Eating Infected Meat Might Mean for Your Health

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prevalence of Lethal Neurodegenerative Disease in Wild Deer Is on the Rise — What Eating Infected Meat Might Mean for Your Health

By Dr. Mercola Chronic wasting disease1 (CWD) is a form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a lethal neurological disease. CWD is very similar to mad cow disease, another form of BSE, but whereas mad cow affects cattle, CWD affects deer, elk and moose. The human disease variant of mad cow is known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob. BSE is caused by toxic and infectious proteins known as prions, not bacteria or viruses, as one might expect. Infected animals typically die within three years. As previously explained in Scientific American:2...

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