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Weekly Health Quiz: Nutrients, Fertilization and Spinach

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Nutrients, Fertilization and Spinach

1 The following nutrient deficiency has been shown to be a primary driver of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Vitamin B12 Omega-3 Choline Choline appears to be essential for prevention of fatty liver disease, as it is required to move fat out of your liver. Choline deficiency has been shown to result in fat buildup in the liver. Learn more. Omega-6 2 If you are injured by a vaccine, you can: Sue the vaccine manufacturer for damages Sue the vaccine manufacturer and your doctor/pharmacist for damages Apply for compensation from the vaccine...

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Treating Mercury Toxicity With Emeramide

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Treating Mercury Toxicity With Emeramide

Boyd Haley, Ph.D., is a chemist specializing in the development of chemicals to chelate toxic metals, both from the environment and the human body. I had the opportunity to interview Haley (above) at the 2018 Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM) conference in Orlando. Haley has a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry and conducted research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 25 years at the University of Wyoming and at the University of Kentucky. Early in his career, he developed a biochemical detection system...

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Strep Throat: an Introduction

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Strep Throat: an Introduction

To say that the throat is a vital part of the body is a huge understatement. This passageway found behind your nose and mouth ensure that the connections between your respiratory and digestive systems are working efficiently. It’s also vital in speech and vocal functions.1 When a part of the throat becomes painful because of a bacterial infection, the other areas can be affected, too. Even worse, the infection could result in other diseases and complications. If you’re experiencing throat pain, difficulty swallowing, swollen tonsils and...

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No-Bake, Keto, Nut-Free Strawberry Cream Pie

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on No-Bake, Keto, Nut-Free Strawberry Cream Pie

Recipe by Brenda of Sugar-Free Mom Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s one thing that most people worry about — the perfect gift for their loved ones. Giving chocolates or flowers sounds great, but aren’t handcrafted presents better and more genuine? If you have no idea where to start, this strawberry cream pie recipe by Brenda of Sugar-Free Mom will make a luscious and romantic surprise. Instead of the usual cornstarch pudding layer, this recipe uses heavy cream, cream cheese and gelatin for a healthier but equally...

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Do You Know How Your Food Gets Turned Into Poop?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do You Know How Your Food Gets Turned Into Poop?

Your gastrointestinal tract is home to millions of bacteria, some beneficial and others harmful. These bacteria are important to your overall health. Understanding how your body processes food and eventually eliminates waste may motivate you to make changes in your diet, ultimately improving your health. Constipation is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful challenge. In some instances, stool can got stuck in your intestines causing a blockage. What constitutes a healthy evacuation schedule is impacted by several factors. You may have...

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Living the Change Documentary

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Living the Change Documentary

Most people would agree that we’re living in an age when the Earth is in the midst of crises — social, environmental and economic. At the heart is the overconsumption of resources, which is fueled by economics. The money system demands and compels endless growth, which necessitates the conversion of nature into property and products. With growth, the economy keeps growing, but in order to grow, it needs more natural resources to support it. Plus, increasing interest causes people to work longer and harder to maintain the same standard of...

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What Is Kombucha Tea?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Is Kombucha Tea?

Table of Contents Basic Facts About Kombucha 4 Major Health Benefits Of Kombucha Tea Does Kombucha Have Caffeine? Kombucha Tea Side Effects How to Make Kombucha Tea Can You Drink Kombucha While Pregnant? Kombucha Tea FAQs An increasing number of people have been striving for a healthier lifestyle in recent years. As a result, there’s been a surge in the demand for health-boosting beverages. One of the most interesting (and at times controversial) beverages out there is kombucha. Sometimes called “combucha,”1 or...

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A Guide to Growing Spinach

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Guide to Growing Spinach

Table of Contents How Long Does It Take to Grow Spinach Fertilizer and Temperature Considerations Special Considerations Malabar Spinach Harvesting and Storing Spinach Health Benefits Spinach Uses Scholars are unable to pinpoint the exact origin of spinach (Spinacia oleracea). The ancient Chinese call it the “Persian vegetable” as it crossed from Persia (modern day Iran) into the surrounding countries. The first texts to mention spinach in the Mediterranean were written in the 10th century. By the 1400s it had made its way through...

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A Guide to Growing Zucchini

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Guide to Growing Zucchini

Growing zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) in your garden is a simple way to enjoy its health benefits, knowing they’re free from insecticides and pesticides. Zucchini easily flourish in the ground or in containers, but require plenty of water and full sun. Zucchini, a summer squash, is an amazingly prolific producer once the plants are established. The seeds germinate quickly and the plant matures rapidly, so you may even be able to plant seeds in August for a fall harvest. While fruitful, your zucchini harvest will benefit from additional help...

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Top Traits Happy People Have in Common

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Traits Happy People Have in Common

The pursuit of happiness is more a choice than something that occurs by happenstance, but there are verifiable traits that those who achieve happiness tend to share. In 2010, in a study titled “Eavesdropping on Happiness,”1 researchers equipped nearly 80 college students with an Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR), which randomly recorded snippets of ambient sounds taken while the participants went about their daily lives. Every 12.5 minutes, the EAR recorded 30 seconds of sound, which allowed the researchers to figure out if...

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Soybean Oil: Lurking Danger in Processed Foods

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Soybean Oil: Lurking Danger in Processed Foods

Table of Contents What Is Soybean Oil? Uses of Soybean Oil Composition of Soybean Oil How Soybean Oil Is Manufactured Why Soybean Oil Is Bad News for Your Health Side Effects of Soybean Oil Replace Your Soybean Oil With Coconut Oil for Better Health A popular form of vegetable oils, soybean oil is extracted from soybean seeds.1 There has been much hype about its touted health benefits, but there’s more to soybean oil than what’s advertised on product labels. It could be very problematic to use in cooking, due to manufacturing...

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The Science of Emotional Eating and Food Addiction

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Science of Emotional Eating and Food Addiction

Emotional eating and food addiction are very real problems, and the former can easily lead to the latter. While emotional eating is a universal phenomenon and won’t do any significant harm in the short term, if you find yourself reaching for comfort foods on a regular basis, it can lead to significant problems, both physical and psychological. Physically, emotional eating can lead to obesity and related health problems, and psychologically, it may delay or prevent you from addressing your true emotions and sources of stress. As clinical...

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Is the Flu Vaccine Really ‘Working Well’ This Year?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is the Flu Vaccine Really ‘Working Well’ This Year?

According to interim estimates1 released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 15, 2019 — which uses data from 3,254 adults and children enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network between November 23, 2018, and February 2, 2019 — the overall adjusted effectiveness of the 2018-19 flu vaccine against all influenza virus infection associated with acute respiratory illness (ARI) needing medical attention was 47 percent. While the media has played this up as “good news,”2 and the CDC...

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Could You Live Without Plastic?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Could You Live Without Plastic?

Plastic is made from a number of different chemicals, some of which are known to act as endocrine disruptors. An endocrine disruptor is similar in nature to a natural sex hormone and interferes with the normal functioning in your body. While not visible, plastic chemicals can be found in fast food packaging, processed and boxed foods, including those marketed as organic.1 Use has skyrocketed from 2 million metric tons in 1950 to 380 million metric tons in 2015.2 This represents an astonishing 18,000 percent increase over 65 years. At this...

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Why Your Couch Could Increase Your Poison Exposure by 600 Percent

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Your Couch Could Increase Your Poison Exposure by 600 Percent

In 1973, the U.S. government passed a law requiring all children’s sleepwear to be fire resistant, believing they were preserving public health and keeping children safe. A mere five years later, scientists discovered the chemical used to make the fire retardant fabrics — brominated Tris — was responsible for rising incidences of cancer, and the chemical was banned by 1977. However, other flame retardant chemicals continue to be used in baby toys, clothing, carpeting and furniture. Heather Stapleton, Ph.D., is known as one of the...

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