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How Can Melatonin Supplements Benefit You?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Can Melatonin Supplements Benefit You?

Table of Contents What Is Melatonin? Uses of Melatonin in Your Body 6 Ways to Optimize Your Melatonin Levels Naturally Studies Regarding the Use of Melatonin Supplements Benefits of Melatonin Supplement Do Not Take Melatonin if You Have These Conditions Side Effects of Melatonin Consider Optimizing Your Melatonin Levels Naturally Before Taking a Supplement Frequently Asked Questions Sleeping is an essential human function, and at the heart of it is your circadian rhythm, also known as your body clock. It’s a natural, biological timer...

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Can You Believe There Are Cockroach Farms in China?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can You Believe There Are Cockroach Farms in China?

The featured video, produced by the South China Morning Post, opens with these words: “If cockroaches make you uncomfortable … this could be your worst nightmare.” Indeed. Most of us would do almost anything to avoid a daily work environment that involves contact with millions of teeming roaches. In China, however, cockroaches are big business. A number of Chinese cities contending with explosive population growth are finding cockroaches to be a helpful solution to the ever-increasing problem of food waste disposal. With landfills...

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Chrysanthemum Tea Helps Soothe Your Senses and Promotes Optimal Health

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chrysanthemum Tea Helps Soothe Your Senses and Promotes Optimal Health

Table of Contents What Is Chrysanthemum Tea? 7 Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea Does Chrysanthemum Tea Have Caffeine? How to Make a Perfectly Brewed Cup of Chrysanthemum Tea How to Store Chrysanthemum Tea Potential Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Tea Make Sure You’re Using Only Organic Chrysanthemum Tea Chrysanthemum Tea FAQs For some people, chrysanthemums — also known as mums — may be nothing more than a hardy flowering plant commonly found in garden beds and flowerpots. For others, however, this pretty flower is known to provide an...

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Top Five Health Benefits of Marjoram

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Five Health Benefits of Marjoram

Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean region known for its aromatherapeutic and culinary uses. Its botanical name means “joy of the mountain” in Greek, and was used to make wedding wreaths, as Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was believed to wear wreaths made with marjoram.1 Marjoram is classified as a perennial, and can grow as high as 2 feet tall, and sometimes a little bit higher. It has woody square stems, an upright appearance and opposing pairs of leaves.2 It’s closely...

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Clove: A Valuable Spice That’s Been Used for Centuries

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Clove: A Valuable Spice That’s Been Used for Centuries

Clove is a pungent spice used worldwide in a variety of foods and beverages. Its uses extend to other areas as well, particularly due to its well-known analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Let’s take a closer look at these dried aromatic flower buds that have the appearance of small nails. While you may enjoy cloves in a hot beverage like spiced apple cider, they also feature prominently in pumpkin pie and speculoos — those crispy gourmet spice cookies that are a symbol of the Christmas season in...

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How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Could Routine Nasal Surgery Increase Risk for Anxiety and Suicide?

Imagine feeling like you’re suffocating every minute of the day. No matter how big a breath you take, you still feel like you can’t get enough air. This is the reality for people suffering from empty nose syndrome (ENS), a complication of nose or sinus surgery. Despite the condition being a horrifying reality for an untold number of people, it remains controversial, with some otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat physicians) brushing it off as purely psychological. However, ENS is becoming an increasingly recognized complication...

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Butterbur Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Butterbur Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Table of Contents Butterbur Uses 9 Butterbur Benefits Butterbur for Pets Butterbur as a Natural Remedy Growing Butterbur at Home Butterbur Studies Butterbur Side Effects Butterbur for Long-Term Use Frequently Asked Questions Butterbur (Petasites hybridus), which is also known as “European butterbur” in North America, is a perennial herbal shrub that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It can be found growing along rivers, ditches and marshy areas in Asia, Europe and parts of North America.1 Its name was derived from its large...

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Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk for Schizophrenia

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Risk for Schizophrenia

Despite being simple and inexpensive to address, vitamin D deficiency is epidemic around the world, and evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy plays an important role in the development of several chronic health problems, and raises the risk of complications for the mother as well. For example, research1 by GrassrootsHealth shows 40 to 60 percent of preterm births could be prevented by raising pregnant women’s vitamin D to a level of 40 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). Vitamin D optimization also reduces the...

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Are Reported Milk Allergies Fake News Propagated by Formula Makers?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Reported Milk Allergies Fake News Propagated by Formula Makers?

In the decade between 2006 and 2016, prescriptions in the U.K. for infant formula for babies with cow’s milk allergy rose sixfold, resulting in a sevenfold increase in National Health Service spending on nondairy specialty formulas, yet there’s no evidence that the true prevalence of the condition has increased. So, what’s going on? Why are pediatricians recommending nondairy formulas at such an increased rate if there’s no need? According to a recent paper1 by Chris van Tulleken, Ph.D., honorary senior lecturer at...

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Prions Detected in Eyes of Patients With Brain Disease

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Prions Detected in Eyes of Patients With Brain Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal brain disorder that destroys brain cells, causing tiny holes in the brain. Symptoms of CJD are ataxia, or difficulty controlling body movements, abnormal gait and speech, and dementia. The disease is always fatal and has no cure.1 CJD is one of several transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). These are a family of progressive neurodegenerative disorders affecting animals and humans. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, presents in much the same way as CJD....

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The Wrong Cookware Can Decrease Manhood

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Wrong Cookware Can Decrease Manhood

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a man-made chemical used in the processing and producing of Teflon. Also called C8, the chemical was developed in the 1930s and brought into production in the 1940s.1 PFOA is one type of perfluorinated chemical (PFC), a large group of compounds used to reduce friction in nonstick cookware and make fabric stain and water resistant.2 In an effort to ensure their own financial success, DuPont, a manufacturer of C8, became a master of deception and manipulative public relation strategies. Although the company knew...

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Judge Rules False Advertising Lawsuit Against Sanderson Poultry CAFO Will Proceed

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Judge Rules False Advertising Lawsuit Against Sanderson Poultry CAFO Will Proceed

There’s overwhelming evidence showing that antibiotic use in livestock is driving the rise in antibiotic resistance, and many poultry producers — including Tyson Foods,1 Perdue2 and Pilgrim’s Pride — have taken steps to curb antibiotic use in their live poultry production. In recent years, a number of grocery and restaurant chains have also vowed to stop buying and selling chicken raised with antibiotics. Examples include Whole Foods Market, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Panera Bread and even McDonald’s. Six of the largest school...

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Study: Microplastics Were in the Gut of Every Sea Turtle Tested

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Study: Microplastics Were in the Gut of Every Sea Turtle Tested

Every year, anywhere from 5 million to 12 million tons of plastic debris enter waterways worldwide, which equates to an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic.1 While some of this plastic is in the form of large debris like plastic bottles, six-pack rings and bags, much of it is in the form of tiny particles known as microplastics, which are less than 5 millimeters (mm) in size. Microplastics can come from direct or “primary” sources, such as microbeads used in cosmetics or fibers used in clothing. They can also be secondary microplastics,...

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All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

A society that builds its foundations on annual agriculture cannot survive, according to Mark Shepard, CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises and founder of New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial “agricultural savanna.” In the video above, Shepard speaks to organic farmers not only about his farm but also why annual agriculture is doomed from the start. In short, annuals — which include the grain crops and soy that make up most U.S. farmland — are chemical intensive and enemies of diversity. Eventually, Shepard says, the destruction caused by...

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Essential Oils — Highly Effective at Destroying Lyme Bacterium

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Essential Oils — Highly Effective at Destroying Lyme Bacterium

Lab-based research conducted at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health suggests various essential oils, including garlic, can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease bacterium. While clinical trials are needed to validate the lab-based results, this is good news for anyone who had previously been relying on antibiotics alone to treat this life-threatening, tick-based disease. Notably, 10 of the 35 essential oils tested showed strong killing activity against dormant and slow-growing “persister” forms of Lyme disease...

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