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Latest Updates on Pink Slime

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Latest Updates on Pink Slime

In 2012, ABC News published an exposé that revealed a beef filler product that looked eerily similar to pink slime could be found in upward of 70 percent of ground beef sold in the U.S.1 The moniker quickly took off, and ultimately cost ABC News a reported $177 million in settlement costs, after the pink slime’s maker, South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. (BPI), sued them for defamation.2 The pink-colored sludge not only can still be found in ground beef but now, according to a ruling by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), can be...

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Bill Proposed to Ban Drinking Milk From Hoofed Animals

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bill Proposed to Ban Drinking Milk From Hoofed Animals

Who should decide what type of milk you’re allowed to drink or serve to your children? Introduced in Tennessee by Sen. Richard Briggs, Senate Bill 15 (SB15) suggests amending a Tennessee code relating to milk products to make it illegal for a partial owner of a hoofed animal to drink the milk from said animal.1 While graciously allowing a person who is the sole owner of a hoofed mammal to drink the milk personally, the bill is aimed at snuffing out herdshare programs. Congress has never banned raw milk outright, but it’s banned in interstate...

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Portions of Measles Outbreaks Are Due to Vaccine Reactions and Not Wild Measles Virus

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Portions of Measles Outbreaks Are Due to Vaccine Reactions and Not Wild Measles Virus

When you hear about reported cases of measles, did you know that a portion of those affected may be experiencing a reaction to the live virus measles vaccine? In a Journal of Clinical Microbiology paper,1 researchers describe new technology developed to “rapidly distinguish between measles cases and vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary outbreak response measures such as case isolation and contact investigations.” According to this paper: “During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases...

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What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for the functioning of several proteins involved in physiological processes. Naturally occurring forms are vitamin K1 (referred to as phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (called menaquinones).1,2 Vitamin K1, which is derived from green plants, is best known for the role it plays in blood clotting, while vitamin K2, derived primarily from fermented foods and animal products such as eggs, meat and liver,3 is important to hormone production and utilization, as well as bone and heart health. Vitamin K2 does...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Artificial Sweeteners, Pesticides and EMFs

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Artificial Sweeteners, Pesticides and EMFs

1 The most effective way for most people to minimize your pesticide exposure and lower your body’s pesticide load is to: Use intravenous chelation on a regular basis Take detoxification aids daily Weekly sauna bathing Switch to an organic diet Recent research confirms you can significantly reduce your toxic pesticide load by going organic. On average, pesticide and pesticide metabolite level for 14 compounds representing about 40 different pesticides were reduced by more than 60 percent, on average, after six days of eating an...

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What Can Ashitaba Do for You?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Can Ashitaba Do for You?

Although it’s not as well-known as many of the herbs commonly used in the West, ashitaba is a green, leafy herb closely related to the carrot, and like the carrot, contrary to what some may believe, both are edible. Most people living in the Izu Peninsula and Izu Islands south of Tokyo, where the somewhat bitter herb originated, are very familiar with its culinary and medicinal usefulness. Also known as “tomorrow’s leaf” due to its rapid growth and regenerative abilities, ashitaba is a very cold-tolerable plant that...

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Fatty Liver Disease Is Triggered by Choline Deficiency

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fatty Liver Disease Is Triggered by Choline Deficiency

Choline, initially discovered in 1862,1 was officially recognized as an essential nutrient for human health by the Institute of Medicine in 1998.2 This nutrient, which you need to get from your diet, is required for:3 Healthy fetal development4— Choline is required for proper neural tube closure,5 brain development and healthy vision.6 Research shows mothers who get sufficient choline impart lifelong memory enhancement to their child due to changes in the development of the hippocampus (memory center) of the child’s brain.7Choline deficiency...

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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

There’s no denying that sweet potatoes (not meant to be confused with yams), have been immensely popular for centuries. The plant’s origins can be traced back as many as 55 to 58 million years ago in India, where leaf fossils belonging to the morning glory plant (which sweet potatoes belong to) were found.  Sweet potatoes are plentiful in markets around the world, and are available in white, yellow, red, purple or brown varieties. They possess either white, yellow, orange or orange-red flesh,  and can be used for different dishes, desserts...

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Seven Principles of Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Seven Principles of Cancer Treatment

Cancer is at epidemic proportions around the around the world. In the U.S., 1,660 people are expected to die from cancer every day in 2019;1 in China, 4 people die of cancer every minute, or about 5,760 every day.2 Even though China has a larger population, their rate is still higher than the U.S. In this interview, Dr. Antonio Jimenez, author of “Hope4Cancer: Seven Key Principles to Remove Fear and Empower Your Healing Journey,” shares his philosophy on cancer treatment. Hope4Cancer3 is also the name of his integrative cancer treatment...

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Facts You Need to Know About Syphilis: An Introduction

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Facts You Need to Know About Syphilis: An Introduction

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium.1 This infection is spread from one person to another during anal, vaginal or oral sex,2 through contact with a syphilis sore of an infected person. The bacteria make their way through the body via minor cuts or abrasions in the skin or through the mucous membranes.3 Syphilis can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her child during pregnancy, or during labor and delivery, resulting in a condition called congenital syphilis.4 The...

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Documentary Explores Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Documentary Explores Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us, no matter where you live these days. They emanate from power lines, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves. Then you have the information-carrying radio waves of cellphones, cellphone towers and wireless internet connections and a whole host of other wireless gadgets. For some, the effects of EMFs are unmistakable and undeniable. The RT documentary “Wi-Fi Refugees” investigates the struggles reported by people who claim to suffer from electromagnetic...

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The 5 Potential Benefits of Drinking Nettle Tea

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The 5 Potential Benefits of Drinking Nettle Tea

Table of Contents What Is Nettle Tea? 5 Benefits You Can Get From Nettle Tea Does Nettle Tea Contain Caffeine? Brew Your Own Nettle Tea With These Easy Steps How Do You Store Nettle Tea? Side Effects and Contraindications for Nettle Tea Sip on Nettle Tea to Get a Health Boost Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Nettle Tea If you’re familiar with stinging nettle, there’s a high chance that it’s for the wrong reason. If you’re one of the unlucky people who’ve been stung by this plant, you’ve probably vowed to stay away from it forever....

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Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 525,000 are first heart attacks. When you learn the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action, it increases your chances of survival. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some who suffered a heart attack did not act quickly enough to make it to the hospital on time.2 Delaying treatment can be deadly, so it’s important to learn the warning signs. While chest pain is the single...

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Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aid

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aid

Table of Contents What Is Hop Oil? Uses of Hop Oil Composition of Hop Oil Benefits of Hop Oil How Is Hop Oil Made? How Does Hop Oil Work? Is Hop Oil Safe? Hop Oil Side Effects If you’re familiar with the plant hop or hops, you’re probably aware that it gives beer its characteristic bitter flavor and acts as an antiseptic to inhibit spoilage.1 However, as an essential oil, it has several uses and offers a number of health benefits. Read on to discover more about the uses and benefits of hop essential oil. What Is Hop Oil? Hop oil...

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How Proper Sleep Lowers Infection

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Proper Sleep Lowers Infection

Previous research1 has shown that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress. When volunteers stayed awake for 29 hours straight, their white blood cell counts were found to increase during the sleep deprivation phase. This is the same type of response you typically see when you’re sick or stressed. In a nutshell, whether you’re physically stressed, sick or sleep-deprived, your immune system becomes hyperactive and starts producing white blood cells — your body’s first line of defense...

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