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Top 4 Reasons to Check Your Iron Level, Not Your Cholesterol

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 4 Reasons to Check Your Iron Level, Not Your Cholesterol

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Want to see the full list? Click here. While many health screens are overrated or unnecessary, a few stand out as vitally important. For example, while most people will check their cholesterol on a regular basis, even though high cholesterol has been proven to have no significant...

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Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

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Research shows your body’s microbiome has nearly 39 trillion bacteria.1 During early years, your family, dietary intake and environmental exposure contribute to the variety in your microbiome, influencing your lifelong health. Everyday activities such as brushing your teeth, eating, kissing someone or handling a family pet also affect your microbiome. This composition may be as distinct to you as a fingerprint and plays an enormous role in disease prevention, and influences the function of your skin, lungs, breast and liver.2 Harmful...

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Should You Wash Your Produce?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Should You Wash Your Produce?

Bacteria live on your skin and nearly every other unsterilized surface. However, not every bacterium is dangerous or harmful to your health. In fact, data have demonstrated the more children are exposed to bacteria the lower their risk of developing allergies.1,2 Your skin is the largest organ in your body and colonized by a diverse number of microorganisms, many of which are harmless or even beneficial. Your skin acts as a physical barrier to prevent the invasion of foreign pathogens and at the same time provides a home to your microbiome....

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Makers of Marlboro Invest in Juul E-Cigs

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Makers of Marlboro Invest in Juul E-Cigs

Juul Laboratories is already the largest force in e-cigarette sales in the U.S., with three-quarters of the market share.1 It could potentially get even bigger, due to a new partnership with Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. Altria owns some of the most well-known companies in the tobacco industry, including Philip Morris USA, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, which makes Copenhagen and Skoal, and Nat Sherman, a maker of premium cigarettes and cigars, among others. In December 2018, Altria...

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Growing Hemp Legalized in This Country

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Hemp, a species of cannabis plant, has been valued since ancient times for its fibers and seeds, but it’s been illegal to grow in the U.S. for decades. That all changed in late 2018 with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. It included a section legalizing hemp production, paving the way for what many are calling the next big cash crop. Hemp has many uses, ranging from food to fiber, but it’s also the source of the hemp-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD), which shows promising medical uses. The CBD market in the U.S. was estimated at $600...

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Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Back pain is one of the most common health complaints across the globe, and the No. 1 cause of job disability.1 It’s also one of the most common reasons triggering opioid dependence, the side effects of which can be lethal. In fact, opioids are now the leading cause of death...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Exercise and Recycling

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Sleep, Exercise and Recycling

1 Commonly used chemotherapy drugs are made from powerful alkaloid compounds found in which plant? Daffodil Goldenseal Tobacco Periwinkle Vinca alkaloids found in rosy periwinkle are the second most-used class of cancer drugs, and have been in use since the 1960s. Learn more. 2 Based on the latest research, for the greatest protection against a set of cancers and other chronic diseases, you need a vitamin D level of: 60 to 80 ng/mL 20 ng/mL is grossly insufficient for good health and disease prevention. According to the most recent research,...

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Tea Tree Oil for Warts and Cold Sores

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tea Tree Oil for Warts and Cold Sores

Tea tree oil is considered to be one of the most versatile essential oils. While it has a long history of use for the treatment of skin conditions and wounds, you may appreciate this pungent oil most when you have an unsightly cold sore or bothersome wart. Given its many uses for health and home, I highly recommend tea tree oil. What Is Tea Tree Oil? Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia), a member of the myrtle tree family, which is native to Australia and New...

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Top Tamarind Benefits

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Tamarind is a tropical fruit many in the West haven’t tasted, but it comes in a pod that looks somewhat like a smooth, pale brown bean and inside has a sweetly acidic flavor and a sticky, paste-like consistency when mature. It’s relevant that tamarind, aka Tamarindus indica L, is known as the “date of India.” Tamarind trees are native to Africa but were transported to India thousands of years ago, and possibly to Egypt as early as 400 B.C., a study in India in 2011 notes, referring to it as “one of the most important multipurpose tropical...

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Replace Dangerous Oils With Healthy Fats

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30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Dietary fats are a crucial component of a healthy diet, but the devil’s in the details, and the type of fats you choose can make a world of difference. While the notion that saturated fats cause heart disease is a fallacy, some fats do cause cardiovascular problems and need to...

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Comforting Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Comforting Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Recipe From Mercola.com Reader Jen When you’re too busy to whip up a complicated meal or if your pantry runs out of the essentials, a  warm bowl of soup never fails. There are numerous ways to prepare soups, and you can use almost any ingredient on hand. Got fresh shiitakes? Then you must try this quick and easy shiitake mushroom soup recipe by Mercola.com reader Jen. Packed with nutrients that may help boost your immunity, shiitakes give this soup an earthy flavor that can easily be paired with side dishes or main meals. Even your...

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Glutathione: The ‘Master Antioxidant’ That Your Body Needs

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glutathione: The ‘Master Antioxidant’ That Your Body Needs

Table of Contents What Is Glutathione? Foods to Eat – Optimize Glutathione Levels Top 12 Benefits of Glutathione Glutathione Deficiency Linked to Health Problems Glutathione Supplement Side Effects Healthy Lifestyle to Maintain Healthy Glutathione Levels Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally produced by the body. It’s one of the most talked about supplements nowadays, as it provides a long list of benefits — from helping prevent oxidative damage to improving skin health and protecting...

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How to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. If you want to avoid becoming a cancer statistic (and who doesn’t?) you’d do well to familiarize yourself with the metabolic theory of cancer. In August 2016, we presented the Mercola.com Game Changer Award to Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D.,1 a professor of biology at Boston...

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The Importance of Eating Organic

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Importance of Eating Organic

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health This article is included in Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips series. Every day during the month of January, a new tip will be added that will help you take control of your health. Many want to lead a healthier lifestyle but cannot figure out where or how to start. In the realm of diet, more than half believe it’s easier to calculate their income taxes than figure out what to eat.1 While nutritional science is indeed a complex affair, there’s a way...

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World in Coming Decades

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World in Coming Decades

Kai-Fu Lee, Ph.D., a leading expert on artificial intelligence (AI), a venture capitalist and author of “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order,” has spent decades working for tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft and Google, both in China and Silicon Valley. He got his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, one of the most prestigious AI institutions in the U.S., if not the world. His professional achievements came at a price, however. In 2013, Lee came down with Stage 4 lymphoma. While the focus of this interview is...

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