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Weekly Health Quiz: Agriculture, Cholesterol and Dreams

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Agriculture, Cholesterol and Dreams

1 What initiates the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease? Oxidation of omega-6 linoleic acid inside the LDL particles Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is initiated by the oxidation of the linoleic acid inside the LDL particles, and oxidized LDL is associated with the development of atherosclerosis. Learn more. Oxidation of omega-3 EPA inside the LDL particles Oxidation of omega-3 DHA inside the LDL particles Insufficient amounts of omega-6 linoleic acid bound to cholesterol 2 While CAFOs pose an...

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Try These Home Remedies for Eczema Relief

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Try These Home Remedies for Eczema Relief

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve never experienced eczema symptoms before, suffice it to say that many people who do suffer from this skin condition describe chronic bouts of a nearly unbearably itchy, cracked, inflamed rash — sometimes with rough, “weepy” blisters — so serious it can make both concentration and sleep very difficult. Duration of the “flare-ups” can come and go, but at its worst, it can be noticeable enough to be both unsightly and embarrassing. Areas of the skin that are affected, as well as the severity...

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Omega-3 Fat EPA Significantly Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Omega-3 Fat EPA Significantly Lowers Heart Disease Risk

By Dr. Mercola Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) your body needs for proper cell division and function of cell receptors, digestion, muscle activity, blood clotting, visual acuity, cognition, heart health and much more. Most omega-3s are considered “essential fats” as your body cannot make them. You have to get them from your diet. Omega-3 fats are found in both marine animals and plants, but each of these sources provides different types of omega-3, and they are not interchangeable. It’s really...

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Top Benefits of Vitamin B6

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Benefits of Vitamin B6

By Dr. Mercola Marketers of energy drinks like Red Bull have sold the public on the notion that B vitamins, particularly B12, as well as the vitamin that headlines this article — B6 ­— are superb energy boosters. Advertising claims aside, does your body really need all those extra B vitamins? After all, a single 8.4-ounce can of Red Bull contains 5.6 milligrams of B6,1 which is more than four times the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for most people. It’s more likely the massive amounts of caffeine and sugar — not the B vitamins —...

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Be in the Know About Pneumonia

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Be in the Know About Pneumonia

Maintaining the health of your respiratory system is extremely important. After all, the different organs that are in this system facilitate the entry and exit of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which are essential to life and day-to-day function.1 This is why acute respiratory infections like pneumonia should not be taken lightly. Anyone from any age group can be affected with pneumonia, but young children below 2 years old and senior citizens over 65 years old are most susceptible to this infection.2 Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Comforting Keto Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Comforting Keto Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

https://www.ruled.me/keto-pumpkin-pudding/ [RS1]  Pumpkins have always been a staple ingredient during Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. However, they’re more than just a nutritious comfort food for the cold autumn and winter months, since they also make for a great ingredient all year-round[CO2] . This rich and creamy Keto Pumpkin Pudding Recipe from Ruled.me is a perfect dessert that you can whip up any time the weather gets chilly. Take comfort in every bite as you taste its warm spices and delicate sweetness, courtesy of the...

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Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture

By Dr. Mercola Gabe Brown is a pioneer in regenerative land management, a holistic strategy that helps restore soil health. Last year, I visited his 5,000-acre farm in Bismarck, North Dakota, on my 63rd birthday. We reviewed many of his techniques in “How to Use Regenerative Farming Principles to Grow Healthier Food in Your Own Garden.” Here, we discuss Brown’s book, “Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture,” which expands on the information discussed in that interview....

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Here’s Why You Don’t Ever Want to Eat Moldy Bread

Posted by on Oct 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Here’s Why You Don’t Ever Want to Eat Moldy Bread

By Dr. Mercola Molds are microscopic fungi. To date, no one knows exactly how many species exist, but estimates range from tens of thousands to potentially more than 300,000.1 As demonstrated in the featured video, fungi are made of many cells and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye. When mold appears on your food, there are strategies you may use to help determine whether or not the food is safe to eat. Generally speaking, softer foods, such as bread, should be discarded when you see mold, as the part of the fungi visible is usually...

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Here’s Why You Should Drink Chai Tea

Posted by on Oct 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Here’s Why You Should Drink Chai Tea

By Dr. Mercola If you love Indian cuisine or are familiar with it, chances are you’ve heard about chai or masala chai, a spiced tea sweetened and mixed with milk. Although there are many theories surrounding chai’s origin, most information traces the drink’s roots to India. According to The Spruce Eats, the first known appearance of masala chai was in the 1800s, as the British started setting up black tea plantations in Assam, India. However, it wasn’t until the 1900s that the drink’s popularity became widespread.1 Take note that chai...

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‘Dirt Rich’ — The Importance of Biochar and Regenerative Systems for Soil Health

Posted by on Oct 6, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on ‘Dirt Rich’ — The Importance of Biochar and Regenerative Systems for Soil Health

By Dr. Mercola It’s easy to forget that at one point, not so long ago, all food was organically grown in a way that supported the ecosystem and environment. This abruptly changed in the 1940s when the Green Revolution took hold and industrial, chemical-dependent farming techniques quickly spread to become the norm. Organic farming sustained mankind for millennia. Industrial farming, on the other hand, has created a series of unsustainable situations in less than 70 years, and evidence suggests we may not make it until the end of the century...

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1 in 4 Seniors Is Taking Anxiety Meds

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 1 in 4 Seniors Is Taking Anxiety Meds

By Dr. Mercola The news that 1 in 4 senior citizens is taking prescription medications for anxiety most likely comes as no surprise. After all, it’s rare to find an age group unaffected by anxiety these days. Not only does the current research suggest more seniors are using antianxiety drugs, but it also asserts they are increasingly at risk of becoming drug-dependent, particularly when medications like Valium and Xanax are prescribed to address anxiety and sleep issues.1 Beyond the risk of dependency, long-term use of a particular class of...

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The Benefits and Potential Risks of Lucid Dreaming

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Benefits and Potential Risks of Lucid Dreaming

By Dr. Mercola Healthy sleep consists of several stages, and you cycle through these stages four to five times during the nightly sleep cycle. As a result, you’re progressively descending into deep sleep and ascending toward lighter states of sleep several times, and this cycling is tremendously important, both from a biological and psychological perspective. During stages 1 and 2, your brain remains active as it begins the editing process where decisions are made about which memories to store and which to discard. During stages 3 and 4, you...

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Valerian Root for Anxiety: Are There Any Side Effects?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Valerian Root for Anxiety: Are There Any Side Effects?

Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), which was prominent as early as the time of the ancient Greeks,1 is one of the many herbs you can utilize if you’re experiencing sleep and anxiety-related problems. Learn more about valerian root today, including growing tips and side effects to watch out for. What Is Valerian Root? Valerian root, a perennial plant that’s a member of the Valerianaceae family, is also known by other names, such as garden heliotrope, setwall, Valerianae radix (Latin), Baldrianwurzel (German) or phu (Greek).2...

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Leading Institution for Science-Based Health Advice Implodes After Industry Bias Is Revealed

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Leading Institution for Science-Based Health Advice Implodes After Industry Bias Is Revealed

By Dr. Mercola I’ve written many articles highlighting the bias created by funding and the dangers of basing health decisions on industry-funded science. Independent, unbiased research is absolutely crucial for getting to the truth; without it science becomes little more than an extension of marketing, and hence useless. So, what’s happening at Cochrane right now is nothing short of tragic.1,2,3 Cochrane (an international network of scientists that promotes evidence-based medicine), formerly known as the Cochrane Collaboration,...

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Air Pollution Reduces Intelligence and Life Expectancy

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Air Pollution Reduces Intelligence and Life Expectancy

By Dr. Mercola According to a recent report by the Health Effects Institute,1 95 percent of the world live in areas where the pollution levels are higher than deemed safe by the World Health Organization (WHO). This makes air pollution the fourth largest cause of death, following high blood pressure, diet and smoking. Fine particulate matter (PM) concentration exceeds 10 micrograms per meters cubed (ug/m3) for 95 percent of the world, and nearly 60 percent live in areas where the PM exceeds even the least stringent WHO air quality target of...

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