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Weekly Health Quiz: Fast Food, Grief and Artichokes

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fast Food, Grief and Artichokes

1 Glutathione us an important antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage and plays a role in the detoxification of heavy metals and other harmful substances. What supplement helps your body produce glutathione? Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Methionine N-acetylcysteine (NAC) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) boosts production of glutathione, an important antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage and plays a role in the detoxification of heavy metals and other harmful substances. Learn more. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 2 What popular fast food franchise...

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Prepare Your Own Glazed Ham Wherever and Whenever You Want It

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prepare Your Own Glazed Ham Wherever and Whenever You Want It

Recipe From Pete Evans There’s no doubt that Americans love meat, with ham being one of the favorites. Ham is especially famous for being a staple of the old-fashioned American breakfast, commonly paired with eggs.[i] In addition, ham is one of the mainstays on a Christmas table when the holidays roll in. Its smoky and sweet flavor is very hard to resist. However, most recipes with ham are loaded with unhealthy ingredients, not to mention that most ham products are also highly processed. But don’t worry — if you’re looking...

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What You Really Need to Know About Heart Disease and Its Treatment

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Really Need to Know About Heart Disease and Its Treatment

By Dr. Mercola Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States, and we’re wasting tens of billions of dollars on ineffective treatments and surgical procedures. In this interview, Dr. Thomas Cowan, a practicing physician and founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, shares recently published data1,2 showing the ineffectiveness of stents — a commonly performed surgical procedure used to remediate damage from coronary artery disease. Stents Were Never Indicated for Anything but Angina...

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Skip Microwaved Eggs

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Skip Microwaved Eggs

By Dr. Mercola Eggs are close to being a perfect food. Egg yolks deliver vitamins A, D, E, K and B12, omega-3 fats, folate and antioxidants. They are also versatile. You can use them at any meal, kids love them and they can be cooked inside or outside the shell. Until the 1920s, chickens were raised almost exclusively for their ability to lay eggs. The meat was seasonally available, expensive and not very tasty.1 This changed, quite by accident, in 1923 when farm wife Cecile Steele mistakenly ordered 500 hatchlings instead of 50. The farmer...

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Unveiling the Depths of the Human Psyche: Psychedelics May Unlock Parts of the Mind That Are Normally Inaccessible

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unveiling the Depths of the Human Psyche: Psychedelics May Unlock Parts of the Mind That Are Normally Inaccessible

By Dr. Mercola Peace. Love. Happiness. We, as human beings, sometimes spend our entire lives trying to fulfill an innate yearning for these deep-rooted emotions, which provide a unique feeling of interconnectedness that makes us feel one with nature and the universe as a whole. Unfortunately, Western culture is largely characterized by materialism, unrealistic demands from both our personal and professional lives and constant overstimulation, i.e., the need to be “plugged in” at all times. These misguided forms of energy often lead to...

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How to Grow Artichokes

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Artichokes

By Dr. Mercola While the thought of growing artichokes might be intimidating, I assure you that bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to your garden may be easier than you may have imagined. Artichokes are tasty when served fresh from the garden, and they can be successfully grown even in cooler climates. If you’ve never had the pleasure of dipping steamed artichoke leaves in melted raw, organic grass fed butter, and using your teeth to draw out the tender meat, you don’t know what you’re missing! When all of the leaves have...

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How to Grow Moringa

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Moringa

By Dr. Mercola Moringa is an incredibly nutrient-rich plant touted as a superfood due to its many health benefits. Its small, rounded leaves are packed with significant amounts of nutrition: beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein and vitamin C, to name a few. You name it, moringa’s got it. Because moringa grows easily and rapidly and can survive with very little water, it is particularly appealing and useful to people living in areas plagued by drought. In some cases, moringa is the most nutritious food available,...

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Keys to Coping With Grief During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Keys to Coping With Grief During the Holidays

By Dr. Mercola Dealing with the loss of my mom, who died this past July, I have a new appreciation for those who experience intensified feelings of grief and loss during the holiday season. Grief is a valuable feeling but can be an “emotional rollercoaster.” Given its ebb and flow, it can be hard to know how to embrace, process and express feelings of grief, especially during the holidays. The most important resource to help me resolve the grief with my mother was the last book that Dr. David Hawkins wrote before he passed, “Letting Go: The...

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Palmarosa Oil: A Potent Way to Improve Skin Health

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Palmarosa Oil: A Potent Way to Improve Skin Health

Are you currently dealing with skin problems like eczema? Even with minor skin problems, you may be prescribed pharmaceutical drugs or ointments that do more harm than good. Instead, you should try drug-free options first. The use of essential oils for skin health is popular among aromatherapy practitioners and alternative medicine supporters. One of the more popular oils is palmarosa, also known as Cymbopogon martinii, which helps treat dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.1 Of course, this essential oil can do more than just treat skin issues....

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Do You Have Hypnic Jerks?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do You Have Hypnic Jerks?

By Dr. Mercola Have you ever drifted off to sleep only to be jolted awake a short time later by a strong jerking sensation? If so, you’re not alone. Up to 70 percent of people experience this involuntary movement, known as a hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, myoclonic or myoclonus jerk or sleep start, at some point or another.1 For some, the sensation is accompanied by a dream or feeling of falling, and your brain may even have you imagining that you’re stepping off a cliff or sidewalk. Most often, hypnic jerks occur during the...

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Are You Ready for the Darkest Day of the Year?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are You Ready for the Darkest Day of the Year?

By Dr. Mercola Wintertime is commonly a time when darker moods tend to creep in; a phenomenon linked to a decline in sunlight. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects an estimated 6 percent of the U.S. population, while a milder form, known as the “winter blues,” affects about 14 percent.1 As noted in the Evening Standard:2 “According to the DSM [diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders], people who have SAD are excessively fatigued, lose interest in their hobbies, tend to crave more starches and sweets, may...

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Blood Pressure Treatment Linked to More Disease

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Blood Pressure Treatment Linked to More Disease

By Dr. Mercola What you eat and drink, how much exercise you get and even how you breathe every day has a compound effect on your overall health. Making even small changes to your lifestyle can pay big dividends in the coming months and years. The same is true of the small decisions you make that aren’t healthy. One soda in your lifetime doesn’t have an effect, whereas several sodas a week have a significantly detrimental effect. The choices you make also affect your blood pressure measurements, and therefore your potential risk...

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Mammograms Are a Tragic Lie

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mammograms Are a Tragic Lie

By Dr. Mercola There are a significant number of drawbacks to having consistent mammograms. Although your doctor may say that having a mammogram may reduce your risk of dying by 20 percent,1 you’d be surprised by how that percentage is calculated. As explained by Dr. Andrew Lazris and environmental scientist Erik Rifkin, Ph.D., for every 1,000 women who do not get mammograms, 5 will die from breast cancer. For every 1,000 women who do get regular mammograms, 4 will die. The difference between those two groups is 20 percent, or the one...

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700,000 Children Will Suffer This Severe Vaccine Side Effect

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 700,000 Children Will Suffer This Severe Vaccine Side Effect

By Dr. Mercola Sanofi Pasteur announced that its dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, may lead to more severe cases of dengue fever in some people — a warning it relayed after the vaccine was already administered to more than 700,000 children in the Philippines. Those at risk, according to Sanofi, are people who have not been previously infected by dengue virus. Their new analysis that evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of the vaccine revealed that “in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination upon a...

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Officials Admit Flu Vaccine 2017 Likely Worthless

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Officials Admit Flu Vaccine 2017 Likely Worthless

By Dr. Mercola Flu season in Australia, located in the Southern Hemisphere, occurs while residents of the U.S. in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying summer. What happens in Australia is a good bellwether for how bad the flu season in the U.S. will be come winter. And if this holds true for the 2017-2018 flu season, influenza vaccine experts are warning that the U.S. could be in for a doozy. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, health officials with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the World...

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