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Vitamin C — A Game Changer in Treatment of Deadly Sepsis

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin C — A Game Changer in Treatment of Deadly Sepsis

By Dr. Mercola Each year, an estimated 1 million Americans get sepsis1,2 and up to half of them die as a result.3,4,5 Sepsis is a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as blood poisoning. While illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, kidney infection or even localized infections can turn septic, sepsis is most commonly acquired in hospital settings.6,7 Starting out with symptoms of infection, the...

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Calming and Supercharged Moringa Latte Recipe

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Calming and Supercharged Moringa Latte Recipe

Recipe From PaleoHacks If you’ve had a long night at work or you’re simply craving a calming and enjoyable morning beverage, I’d bet that the first thing that pops into your head is to go to the coffee shop around the corner for a cup of coffee. Many of you reading this probably depend on your local café because you think you lack the expertise to make your own pick-me-up – but it’s really not as difficult as you think! Switch up your routine and try making your own energy-boosting morning beverage. Not only will you...

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Best Home Remedies for Poison Ivy

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Best Home Remedies for Poison Ivy

By Dr. Mercola Poison ivy, oak and sumac are closely related plants, and may be found growing in similar environments. In fact, all three grow throughout the U.S. except Hawaii, Alaska and parts of Nevada.1 Poison ivy is found throughout the U.S.; poison sumac is distributed mostly on the East Coast from Maine to Florida; and poison oak is found along the West Coast and the south from Texas to Florida and as far north as Illinois.2 While irritating and uncomfortable, poison ivy is not usually dangerous, unless the oil is aerosolized from...

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‘The Fish on My Plate’ — A Global Fish Tale

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on ‘The Fish on My Plate’ — A Global Fish Tale

By Dr. Mercola After having blood drawn on September 21, 2015, as a baseline measure of his health, best-selling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg undertook what one media source characterized as “‘Super Size Me’ for healthy eaters.”1 For a whole year, as a strict pescatarian, Greenberg ate fish and other seafood daily. All told, he consumed some 700 portions, often eating fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the same day. Greenberg’s story is featured in a PBS Frontline documentary, “The Fish...

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Grow Great Cilantro

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Grow Great Cilantro

By Dr. Mercola From 207 B.C. to 220 A.D., China’s Han dynasty used cilantro and coriander in part because they thought it would make them immortal. The herb was used by the Greek and Roman physicians, including Hippocrates, who made medicine from different parts of the plant. Naturally, it was also used as a spice. The fact that it was added to a vinegar used to preserve meat is an indication of its potency. Like other herbs, cilantro’s shiny, scalloped leaves contain its share of potent compounds that give it multiple health...

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What to Know Before Growing Broccoli

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What to Know Before Growing Broccoli

By Dr. Mercola With each satisfying crunch, broccoli delivers great-tasting nutrition and a slew of health-promoting benefits. It is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. Broccoli also contains fiber, which is vital to your digestive health. As one of the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is a close relative of Brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Broccoli has twice the vitamin C of an orange and nearly as much calcium as whole milk, with a better rate of absorption. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and K. It...

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Can Sleeping In Decrease Your Waist Size?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Sleeping In Decrease Your Waist Size?

By Dr. Mercola About 1 in 3 Americans are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, and an estimated 83.6 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived.1,2 If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be surprised to know the amount and quality of sleep you get might be as influential as your choice of diet and exercise. Research continues to confirm that sleep is an important factor in helping you avoid diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Notably, sleeping in on weekends — a practice quite common among teenagers...

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German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

Aside from being famous in teas, the German chamomile plant is also praised for its healing effects in various herbal applications. As a matter of fact, Germans often refer to it as “alles zutraut,” which means “capable of anything.” It’s also been mistakenly referred to as the “European ginseng,” given its cure-all capabilities. But could the same be with German chamomile oil? Read on to learn why you’ll soon want a bottle of this essential oil for you and your family. What Is German Chamomile Oil? German chamomile (Matricaria...

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The Ketogenic Keys to Optimal Health

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Ketogenic Keys to Optimal Health

By Dr. Mercola If you or a loved one has been struggling with low energy, excess weight or a chronic or degenerative disease like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s or cancer — or if you simply want to optimize your health and longevity — I have great news for you. In an earlier article, I announced that my book, “Fat for Fuel,” would be complemented by an online course on Mitochondrial Metabolic Therapy (MMT) — a collaboration with nutritionist Miriam Kalamian, who specializes in nutritional ketosis. That course is now available,...

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American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

By Dr. Mercola For well over half a century, a majority of health care officials and media have warned that saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) began encouraging Americans to limit dietary fat in general and saturated fats in particular as far back as 1961. The current version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) food pyramid, called “MyPlate,”1 more or less eliminated fats altogether, with the exception of a small...

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What Is Diarrhea Anyway?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Is Diarrhea Anyway?

By Dr. Mercola Your digestive system is sensitive to dietary changes, and the health of your gut microbiome may predict your overall health and contribute to the formation of your stool. When bacteria and viruses invade your digestive system, problems may occur, the most common of which is diarrhea. Although the condition typically doesn’t last more than a few days, some bacterial infections may cause it to persist for a few weeks, increasing your risk of potentially serious complications. Factors that determine the length of time you...

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Why You Want to Avoid Hot Drinks When Flying

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why You Want to Avoid Hot Drinks When Flying

By Dr. Mercola Clean, pure water — in sufficient amounts — is one of the most important foundations for optimal health, but is becoming far more difficult to come by with each passing year. Environmental policy changes ensure ground water will suffer greater contamination with chemical pollution;1water treatment plants don’t have the resources to remove drugs and other small particles from the water before dumping into rivers and oceans;2 and in some cases, sewage is dumped directly into the environment.3,4 Most tap water is far from...

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Amazon Takes Over Whole Foods Market

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Amazon Takes Over Whole Foods Market

By Dr. Mercola Amazon recently announced its intention to acquire Whole Foods Market, a $13.7 billion deal that has food manufacturers quaking in their boots. As noted by Fortune,1 “grocery stocks took a nosedive” following the announcement. Also noted by Fortune, just as Amazon changed the way books are printed and sold “by forcing publishers, authors and everybody else along the book supply chain to cut their costs,” the food industry may now face the same disruptions and challenges — challenges bound to likely...

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Could There Be Party Pills in Your Chicken?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Could There Be Party Pills in Your Chicken?

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve never heard about ketamine, you’re not alone. Scores of people had never heard the word until Bloomberg broke the story June 22, 2017, revealing that ketamine had shown up in Sanderson Farms’ so-called “100 percent natural” chicken, arguably the most popular meat in America. Some who’ve heard of ketamine may include veterinarians, psychiatrists and people in the club scene who like to walk on the edgy (read: sketchy) side, as ketamine is known for delivering hallucinogenic effects....

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Mercury in Australia’s Derwent River Turns Healthy Food Source Into Health Hazard

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mercury in Australia’s Derwent River Turns Healthy Food Source Into Health Hazard

By Dr. Mercola Mercury, a naturally occurring element, has a reputation for being deadly, especially to the brain. The heavy metal is one of only two elements on the periodic table that’s liquid at room temperature. In its liquid form, mercury shimmers with an iridescent light mesmerizing enough to be displayed in the world’s most beautiful art museums. But the element is deceptive and is a potent neurotoxin. Methylmercury, one of the most toxic forms of mercury, as well as the most common form to which humans are exposed, is a...

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