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Household Chemicals Causing Obesity

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Household Chemicals Causing Obesity

By Dr. Mercola Using satellite data, the Health Effects Institute found that 95 percent of the world is breathing polluted air.1 Their statistics are based on outdoor sources of pollution, including transportation vehicles, industrial activity and coal power plants. Although these numbers are considerable, they are likely conservative and do not account for small particulate pollution in your home. Over the past 50 years the number of soaps and detergents have grown at an amazing rate as manufacturers work to meet the demands of consumers...

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Plastic Rivers: Just 10 Streams Carry 95 Percent of Plastic Into Oceans

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Plastic Rivers: Just 10 Streams Carry 95 Percent of Plastic Into Oceans

By Dr. Mercola Every minute, another truckload’s worth of plastic trash ends up in the ocean, amounting to 8 million tons every year.1 That plastic is ending up in sea turtle and whale stomachs, strangling seabirds and, perhaps even worse, being broken down into microplastics that are consumed by fish and plankton — with unknown consequences. How to clean up the swirling garbage patches in the world’s oceans is a daunting question. At least one organization, The Ocean Cleanup, is tackling it from a practical standpoint, using a...

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Pesticide Industry Squashes Local Rights

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Pesticide Industry Squashes Local Rights

By Dr. Mercola Oregon is considered by many to be among the most environmentally friendly states in the U.S. But as many residents found out upon moving to the seemingly untouched forests of Lincoln County, aerial pesticide spraying is a major problem. It’s illegal to spray pesticides by air in national forests (and has been since 1984). Private landowners, however, can still do so, and many timber companies in the area do just that, using airplanes to blast herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals into areas of clearcut forest....

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After the Hurricane: Swine Waste Swirls in North Carolina

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on After the Hurricane: Swine Waste Swirls in North Carolina

By Dr. Mercola When you house nearly 10 million pigs in a coastal state like North Carolina, placing them primarily in low-lying counties near the coast, you’ve set the stage for inevitable environmental disaster. Yet, many are talking about the devastation caused to North Carolina’s concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) by Hurricane Florence as a catastrophe, as though it came as a surprise. History has already shown that hog waste, which amounts to 10 billion gallons annually in North Carolina alone, is not adequately...

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Fiber Reduces Inflammation and Preserves Brain Function

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fiber Reduces Inflammation and Preserves Brain Function

By Dr. Mercola Dietary fiber has been noted as a remarkable nutrient because of the many functions it can perform in your body. Getting the ideal amounts of dietary fiber can help you maintain your weight, improve your blood sugar profile, support your immune system, control gut problems that can cause both hemorrhoids and chronic constipation and even positively impact your brain health. But new research in the journal Frontiers in Immunology reveals another benefit: Consuming optimal amounts of fiber on a regular basis (pun intended)...

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This Fat Is Actually Worse Than Trans Fats

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Fat Is Actually Worse Than Trans Fats

By Dr. Mercola Dietary fats can be tricky business, as they’re not all the same. While some are necessary for optimal health, others need to be balanced and some need to be avoided altogether, and understanding which is which is quite crucial, considering how important fats are for optimal health. Here, I will review some of the basics, including the importance of balancing your omega-3 and omega-6 intake, and why replacing saturated animal fats with omega-6-rich vegetable oils is such a bad idea. Some of this information, which will be...

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Can Sandalwood Oil Treat Baldness?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Sandalwood Oil Treat Baldness?

By Dr. Mercola If you struggle with hair loss, at first glance, research out of Europe demonstrating the effectiveness of a sandalwood preparation to support hair growth may seem promising. After all, the smell of natural sandalwood is a pleasing woody scent to which you have very likely been exposed. Before you get too excited though, be advised the research was cosponsored by an Italian pharmaceutical company and was completed using a synthetic derivative of sandalwood oil that is used in the company’s haircare products. While I...

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How to Make Buttermilk

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Buttermilk

Bakers use a wide array of ingredients to help them get the right flavor and texture for the baked goods and pastries they make. One of these ingredients is buttermilk, a milk by-product used for making fluffier pancakes, scones and biscuits. What Is Buttermilk? Buttermilk has been around for hundreds of years, with the old-fashioned type being a product of churning butter. In the original process of producing buttermilk, the leftover liquid from churning is left to set for a specific time period to let the cream separate, allowing bacteria...

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Liven Up Your Life With Linden Tea

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Liven Up Your Life With Linden Tea

When you think of tea, you most likely associate it with the beverage made from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is considered to be “real” tea. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are herbal teas. These beverages are made by brewing plants other than Camellia sinensis and drinking the final product.1 Common plants used to make herbal tea include alfalfa, cinnamon, echinacea, ginger, jasmine and mugwort. Each herbal tea possesses health benefits unique to each plant that was used to make it.2 One herbal tea you should try in...

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Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans

By Dr. Mercola In this interview, investigative journalist and fishing industry insider Paul Molyneaux discusses aquaculture and the dangers of farmed fish, which are also the topics of his book “Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans.” From my perspective, the two most dangerous foods served in most restaurants are factory farmed chicken, which is responsible for a majority of foodborne illnesses, and farmed fish, especially farmed salmon, which is among the most toxic foods on the planet. Salmon Farming in...

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Got Kidney Stones? A Roller-Coaster Ride May Help

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Got Kidney Stones? A Roller-Coaster Ride May Help

By Dr. Mercola Can a roller-coaster ride hasten the passage of kidney stones? While the pairing of an agonizingly painful health condition with an amusement ride may seem too outlandish to believe, research out of Michigan State University (MSU) has been recognized with a 2018 Ig® Nobel Prize for showing that it’s possible.1 Keep in mind the Ig (for ignoble) is a spoof of the real Nobel Prize. Since 1991, it has been awarded every fall at a ceremony held at Harvard University. Organized by the scientific humor magazine The Annals of...

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Shocking Flaws in Gardasil Trial Design Prevents Safety Assessment

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Shocking Flaws in Gardasil Trial Design Prevents Safety Assessment

By Dr. Mercola To say that the HPV vaccine is controversial would be a serious understatement. A number of experts have spoken out against the vaccine since its release, and studies have revealed serious problems. Children and teenagers have died or been permanently disabled following HPV vaccination, yet it remains on the market. The featured 2017 trilogy, “Sacrificial Virgins,” looks at the HPV vaccine from a variety of angles. Part 1,1 “Not for the Greater Good,” questions the science behind the HPV vaccine and asks...

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An Introduction to Astigmatism

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on An Introduction to Astigmatism

Do you experience symptoms such as blurry or fluctuating vision, headaches and eye strain, which usually manifest after reading a book, staring at a computer screen or looking at far-off distances?1,2 It’s possible that you have astigmatism, a type of refractive error. Don’t be frightened, however; astigmatism is fairly common and is not a dangerous disorder. But to truly understand why astigmatism occurs, you must first learn how the human eye works. Here’s How Your Vision Works When you look at a particular object, light rays from the...

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Drug Companies Pay FDA and NIH Pays Universities to Fast Track and Market Vaccines

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Drug Companies Pay FDA and NIH Pays Universities to Fast Track and Market Vaccines

By The Vaccine Reaction Staff When it comes to cozy business relationships between government and industry, there is nothing like the lucrative one that Congress has encouraged federal health agencies to create with the drug and vaccine industry. One hand washes the other. Have you ever wondered how some new drugs and vaccines vault to the front of the line of the FDA’s licensing process using fast-track approvals? One way is through a federal law, the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act passed by Congress in 2007, which allows...

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Mint: It’s Easy to Grow and Great to Have on Hand

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mint: It’s Easy to Grow and Great to Have on Hand

By Dr. Mercola Mint is a popular herb with a rich history and folklore. The plant is hardy, available nearly year-round and easily grown as demonstrated in this video. From the genus Mentha with 25 species of fragrant herbs, mint is capable of arousing strong feelings in different cultures. For instance, the French don’t often use mint, while the English and Middle Eastern cultures enjoy it in many dishes. The oil is often added to toothpaste, candy and gums. While it complements different foods and works well with other herbs, many are...

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