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Why Colleges Hide the Truth

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Colleges Hide the Truth

By Dr. Mercola Decades of research show excess sugar damages your health, yet for many years the sugar industry was successful in burying the evidence and misdirecting the public.1,2 Industry-funded research is often bent on proving the efficacy of their product, in much the same way the sugar industry ensured their financial security by burying data demonstrating negative health effects. One example is the anti-inflammatory medication Vioxx, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after research demonstrated it was...

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Doctor Wants to ‘Snuff Out’ Pharmaceutical Skeptics

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Doctor Wants to ‘Snuff Out’ Pharmaceutical Skeptics

By Dr. Mercola In the vaccination debate, what happens all too often is notan open, scientifically based discussion but, rather, inappropriate name-calling and threats. It has been suggested by doctors and attorneys promoting forced vaccination policies that experienced and enlightened physicians who question vaccine safety be stripped of their medical licenses, that parents who oppose vaccine mandates be imprisoned and that online discussions of vaccine risks and failures be censored. It’s also not unusual for doctors to criticize,...

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Fight Crime With Gardens

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fight Crime With Gardens

By Dr. Mercola In U.S. cities, about 15 percent of land sits unused, vacant or abandoned. These spaces, which translate to an area the size of Switzerland, are associated with increased crime and stress to residents, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Plots of land with low-lying trees and shrubs, for instance, have been associated with a greater fear of crime, researchers wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), as the vegetation may hide potential attackers and illegal activity.1 Vacant lots that...

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The Big Bad Flu Data — What You Need to Know About Vaccine Effectiveness and Alternatives

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Big Bad Flu Data — What You Need to Know About Vaccine Effectiveness and Alternatives

By Dr. Mercola How effective is the flu vaccine, and will getting vaccinated reduce the severity of your illness even if the vaccine is a poor match to circulating influenza virus strains? While public health officials insist vaccination is the best way to prevent the seasonal flu, the evidence calls this assumption into question, and most health care professionals won’t even get the flu shot if it’s voluntary.1 In its 2014 meta-analysis2 of the available research on inactivated influenza vaccines, the Cochrane Collaboration...

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Without Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Backfire

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Without Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Backfire

By Dr. Mercola I’ve previously written about the importance of taking vitamin K2 when you’re taking high-dose supplemental vitamin D to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification in your arteries. Now, research highlights the vital importance of taking magnesium in combination with vitamin D as well. Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D you’re...

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Daffodils Contain Potent Alkaloid

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Daffodils Contain Potent Alkaloid

By Dr. Mercola You may be surprised to learn that daffodils are not only being admired as lovely harbingers of spring, but also, according to new research, as plants with potent cancer-fighting potential. It turns out daffodils contain a natural alkaloid called haemanthamine (HAE) that inhibits the protein production cancer cells depend on to grow and flourish. Although daffodils have been used medicinally dating back to the ancient Greeks, this may well be the first time modern scientists have uncovered a molecular explanation for their...

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Grass Fed Dairy Study Shows How Much Better It Really Is

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Grass Fed Dairy Study Shows How Much Better It Really Is

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve heard about omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, you may be aware that while they’re essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6s and not enough omega-3s can raise your risk of developing heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The trouble is, the majority of Americans eat 10 to 15 times the amount of omega-6s compared to what they eat in omega-3s. According to a recent study1 published in Food Science & Nutrition, cows fed a diet based on 100 percent organic grass and legumes produce milk with...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Biology, Heart Attacks and Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Biology, Heart Attacks and Alzheimer’s

1 Which of the following is a necessity for all biological processes in your body, catalyzing biochemical reactions that otherwise cannot occur? Vitamin D Antioxidants Protein Enzymes Enzymes are necessary for all physiological processes. They catalyze biological functions that otherwise would not occur at physiological temperatures, so they’re absolutely vital for optimal health and life. Learn more. 2 WebMD was recently acquired by a global investment firm with ties to which industry? Tobacco Last year, KKR announced its acquisition...

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Recent Successes and What’s in Store for Organic Industry in 2018

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Recent Successes and What’s in Store for Organic Industry in 2018

By Dr. Mercola Our annual GMO Awareness Week is upon us, and in this interview, Ronnie Cummins, executive director and cofounder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) details the current state of the opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A lot has happened since last year’s campaign. At present, there are 457 million acres of GMO crops growing around the world according to the genetic engineering (GE) industry. That’s about 10 percent of the 4 billion acres of cropland in the world. The good news is this GMO...

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This Rich and Cheesy Beef Casserole Might Just Be Your New Favorite

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Rich and Cheesy Beef Casserole Might Just Be Your New Favorite

A lot of people want to cook a wholesome and filling meal at home, but can‘t do so because they’re either too tired, too busy, or do not have enough time on their hands. In the end, they resort to ordering takeout or having food delivered to their home. But did you know that it’s possible to cook a delicious and nutritious meal without slaving away in the kitchen for hours? All it takes is a bit of creativity (and some spice) to transform a few simple ingredients into something that will delight your palate and nourish your body....

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Is Nonalcoholic Beer an Effective Recovery Drink?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Nonalcoholic Beer an Effective Recovery Drink?

By Dr. Mercola Is it possible nonalcoholic beer was partly responsible for Germany’s success in the 2018 Winter Olympics? According to German ski team doctor Johannes Scherr,1 the answer is a resounding yes. Scherr says nearly all of his athletes drink nonalcoholic beer during training and some continued drinking it as a recovery beverage during the Winter Games. Research conducted by Scherr and others show alcohol-free beer fights inflammation and reduces upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). Nonalcoholic beer is so intertwined...

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Unique Care Facilities Offer Hope for Dementia Patients

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unique Care Facilities Offer Hope for Dementia Patients

By Dr. Mercola Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, with no slowdown in sight. On the contrary, evidence suggests the trend is worsening. At present, Alzheimer’s affects about 5.4 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.1 The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 1 in 6 adults will be living with dementia, which means elderly dementia care facilities will soon be in critical demand. More than 80 percent of current care home residents have...

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Is Peru Balsam Oil a Wise Choice for Healing Wounds?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Peru Balsam Oil a Wise Choice for Healing Wounds?

Peru balsam oil, which is also known as black balsam, quina, tolu, Balsam fir oil and balsamo, comes from the balsam of Peru, a resinous substance obtained from the tree called Myroxylon balsamum or Myroxylon pereirae.This tree grows in the wild in countries like El Salvador and Belize,2 although it also grows in other South and Central American countries such as Panama, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala.3 The said tree is cultivated in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Fiji, India and Sri Lanka, too. The oily resin from the balsam of Peru smells...

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The Uncommon Type of Heart Attack That Kills Healthy, Young Women

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Uncommon Type of Heart Attack That Kills Healthy, Young Women

By Dr. Mercola As noted in recent news, the symptoms of an uncommon type of heart attack known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)1 is dangerously easy to overlook, as few SCAD patients have any history of or risk factors for heart disease. SCAD is a leading cause of heart attacks in healthy women under 55; the average age of SCAD patients is 42. ABC News recounts the stories of two women whose sudden heart attacks were triggered by SCAD.2 Five weeks after giving birth to a healthy baby girl, Maryn Cox suddenly developed...

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Walking While Counting Backward Could Diagnose Dementia

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Walking While Counting Backward Could Diagnose Dementia

By Dr. Mercola About 0.2 percent of people in their 70s, and close to 6 percent of those in their 80s, suffer from idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH),1 a neurologic disorder caused by excess fluid on the brain that leads to disturbances in gait, urinary incontinence and dementia. When identified in its early stages, iNPH is treatable and the disease can often be reversed. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed or, because the symptoms mimic other neurological conditions, may be misdiagnosed, often as progressive supranuclear...

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