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Brain Tumors Double, Prompt Warning on Cellphones

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Brain Tumors Double, Prompt Warning on Cellphones

By Dr. Mercola Worldwide, 5 billion people now have cellphones, which represents about two-thirds of the people on the planet.1 Since their inception, concerns have been raised that holding these radiation-emitting devices so close to our bodies, for so many hours a day, could cause health problems, including cancer. One of the latest studies to date, conducted in England and involving an analysis of more than 79,000 malignant brain tumors, has only added to the accumulating evidence that cellphones may be carcinogenic. The study, published...

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Toxic Weed Killer Found in Most Foods Sold in the US

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Toxic Weed Killer Found in Most Foods Sold in the US

By Dr. Mercola Earlier this year, researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine reported there’s been a dramatic increase in glyphosate exposure in recent decades and, subsequently, the level found in people’s bodies.1 As one would expect, the introduction of so-called “Roundup Ready” genetically engineered (GE) crops led to a massive increase in the use of Roundup, the active ingredient of which is glyphosate. Glyphosate has also become a popular tool for desiccating non-GE grains, legumes and beans, which has...

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Probiotics Can Lower Blood Pressure and Protect Your Liver

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Probiotics Can Lower Blood Pressure and Protect Your Liver

By Dr. Mercola Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system and researchers have discovered that microbes of all kinds play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health. Beneficial bacteria also control the growth of disease-causing bacteria by competing for nutrition and attachment sites in your colon. This is of immense importance, as pathogenic bacteria and other less beneficial microbes can wreak havoc with your health if they gain the upper hand. It can also affect your weight. Moreover, your gut microbiome — which...

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Vitamin D Saves Malnourished Children

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin D Saves Malnourished Children

By Dr. Mercola Millions of children around the world suffer from malnourishment. While the worst problems are in Asia and Africa, “severe acute malnutrition” is the most extreme and very obvious when you see the physical toll it takes. Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of the Punjab in Southern Pakistan recently focused on the latter region, where nearly 1.5 million children are dangerously malnourished, to analyze the effectiveness of vitamin D3 supplementation in restoring the health of such children. The...

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Is Ghee Better Than Butter?

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Ghee Better Than Butter?

By Dr. Mercola For anyone unfamiliar with the term ghee, another name for it is clarified butter. One difference between ghee and regular butter is that the former doesn’t have as many dairy proteins, and there are a host of health advocates who maintain that ghee is the healthier option. Starting with pure butter made from cow’s milk, the ghee-making process involves heating and separating liquid fats from the milk solids, which become caramelized, and removing the milk solids (which also removes most of the lactose). Ghee has been used in...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Baking Soda, Oatmeal and Wine

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Baking Soda, Oatmeal and Wine

1 Recent research has discovered a novel medical benefit of baking soda, showing that drinking baking soda infused water can be helpful for which chronic health condition? Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases Research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests baking soda may be a safe and effective treatment for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, by priming your immune system against inflammation. Learn more. Sports-related pain Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease 2 Which of the following...

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Important Facts on Appendicitis: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Important Facts on Appendicitis: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Of all the organs inside the human body, the most misunderstood one is probably the appendix. It’s often described to be “useless” and “unimportant,” and is thought to be a remnant of human evolution. Charles Darwin concluded that it may be an organ that cavemen used to digest tree bark and other fibrous plant materials.1 Today, when talk of the appendix arises, most people tend to think of it as a “good for nothing” body part that may potentially lead to painful inflammation. But there’s actually more to this organ than what most people...

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If You Love Dessert, You’ll Surely Adore This Creamy Mint Chocolate Pudding

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on If You Love Dessert, You’ll Surely Adore This Creamy Mint Chocolate Pudding

Many people often skip dessert, afraid that they might not only add inches to their waist but also trigger a sugar overload. But if you carefully select the right ingredients and exercise your creativity, any recipe, even sweet treats, can become healthy and wholesome.     Our featured recipe today is a delicious and guilt-free variation of a dessert favorite: pudding. Traditional pudding recipes often use dairy milk and sugar, and are cooked and thickened with cornstarch, but this one doesn’t need all those items. You don’t even have to turn...

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Happy Mother’s Day Wishes From Dr. Mercola

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day Wishes From Dr. Mercola

By Dr. Mercola I want to wish all of you moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day today. If you’re a mom, I want you to know I think you have one of the toughest jobs in the world. You play a key role in building our next generation. Mothering is a full-time job, in addition to whatever career or commitments you have outside of your home. Your job doesn’t end when your kids leave home either. Your adult children of all ages can still find comfort and strength from your words and embrace. Mother’s Day, Without Mom Today is...

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Why Sleeping Less Than Seven Hours a Night Is a Recipe for Ill Health and a Shortened Life Span

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Sleeping Less Than Seven Hours a Night Is a Recipe for Ill Health and a Shortened Life Span

By Dr. Mercola In the featured video, Joe Rogan interviews professor Matthew Walker, Ph.D., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science and author of the book “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams,”1 in which he shares the latest discoveries about sleep and how it impacts virtually every area of your physical and mental health. I read Walker’s book last fall, and share his view that sleep is profoundly important — even more important than diet and exercise. After all,...

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Is Oatmeal Really Good for Your Skin?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Oatmeal Really Good for Your Skin?

By Dr. Mercola You may have noticed oatmeal listed as a principal ingredient in several skin cleansers and lotions, ostensibly because clinical studies expounding the merits of oatmeal would make it a beneficial, as well as natural, component. After all, oatmeal, aka Avena sativa, grown in Russia, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Down Under, has been used for thousands of years as a topical lotion for aggravated skin from dryness or even insect bites, a study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology,1 sponsored by Johnson &...

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Matcha Green Tea: A Potent Tea With Amazing Health Benefits

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Matcha Green Tea: A Potent Tea With Amazing Health Benefits

You’ve probably heard of matcha, a type of green tea that’s been around since the 12th century,1 but only recently gained significant popularity. Matcha-infused recipes have become the trend nowadays. But what exactly is this bitter, green powder, and what can it do for your health? Read on to find out why matcha green tea deserves all the hype that it gets. What Is Matcha Green Tea? Known for its vibrant green color, rich grassy taste and numerous health benefits, matcha is the powdered form of green tea that’s traditionally used in Japanese...

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How to Grow and Care for Cyclamen

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow and Care for Cyclamen

By Dr. Mercola Cyclamen is a vibrant flowering plant that’s particularly popular as a houseplant, in part because it blooms during the winter months of January, February and March. The word cyclamen is Greek and comes from the word “kyklos,” meaning circle, which refers to the round shape of its tuber (a short underground stem) or the twisted, curved shape of its main flower stalk.1 It’s best known for its striking blossoms that come in shades of pink, white, purple and red along with their impressive foliage, which includes heart-shaped or...

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How (and Why) to Grow Avocados

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How (and Why) to Grow Avocados

By Dr. Mercola Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat every day. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat that your body can easily burn for energy, and the fat helps your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other foods as well. Research1 has shown consuming a whole fresh avocado with either tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced absorption of the carotenoids and facilitated the conversion of them into an active form of vitamin A. Another study2 found that adding avocado to salad allowed the volunteers to absorb three...

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Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress and Inflammation, Boosts Memory and Mood

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress and Inflammation, Boosts Memory and Mood

By Dr. Mercola Throughout its history, which dates back at least 4,000 years,1 chocolate has been a symbol of luxury, wealth and power. During the 14th century, the Aztecs and Maya even used cacao beans as currency. Modern research has also revealed chocolate has significant health benefits — provided you’re willing to give up the now-familiar sweetness of modern day milk chocolate. Its cacao content — which is bitter, not sweet — the amount of sugar added, and the processing chocolate undergoes, makes a huge difference in terms of...

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