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Can Handwashing With Cold Water Really Kill Germs?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Handwashing With Cold Water Really Kill Germs?

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve ever been in a place or circumstance where hot running water wasn’t available for some reason, perhaps you had a vague sense when washing your hands in the only water available — cold — that they weren’t really getting clean. That’s probably because most of us learned in kindergarten that washing with hot, soapy water is imperative to kill germs. The belief is so ingrained that it’s been written in government regulations (at least in the U.S.) for years. Even using soap with cold water...

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Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

By Dr. Mercola The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people’s dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary. The featured film, “Our Daily Dose,” reviews some of this evidence. As noted in the film’s synopsis: “Filmmaker Jeremy...

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How to Stay Calm Among Chaos

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Stay Calm Among Chaos

By Dr. Mercola In 2015, 24 percent of U.S. adults reported experiencing extreme stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America survey.1 In addition, average reported stress levels increased over the last two years, with money, work, family responsibilities and personal health concerns rounding out the top sources of significant stress. Even barring any major stressful events like job loss, health problems or a death in the family, most people deal with stress day in and day out. It’s a fact...

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Alzheimer’s Deaths Exceed Half a Million a Year in the US

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Deaths Exceed Half a Million a Year in the US

By Dr. Mercola Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most serious form of dementia, eventually leads to the inability to carry out even the most basic of bodily functions, such as swallowing or walking. It is ultimately fatal, as conventional treatment options are few and universally ineffective. Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, with no slowdown in sight. On the contrary, evidence suggests the trend is worsening. At present, Alzheimer’s affects an estimated 5.4 million...

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Crafty Uses for Carrot Seed Oil

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Crafty Uses for Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot seed oil is far removed from the ubiquitous orange vegetable and should not be mistaken for the cheaper macerated carrot oil. This humble essential oil is packed with natural healing properties, which have been used since the times of ancient Greeks and Indians. Learn more about carrot seed oil and how to get the most out of this plant oil. What Is Carrot Seed Oil? Carrot seed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the wild carrot plant (Daucus carota) of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. Its plant source is an annual or biennial...

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Drugged Driving Now Causes More Fatal Crashes Than Drunk Driving

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Drugged Driving Now Causes More Fatal Crashes Than Drunk Driving

By Dr. Mercola One in 4 Americans (and 1 in 3 millennials) reports knowing someone addicted to opioids,1 and recent statistics reveal driving under the influence of these and other drugs has become a serious problem, now causing more fatal car crashes than drunk driving.2 Many who go on to develop an addiction to opioids start out merely seeking relief from their aches and pains. Back pain is a leading cause of opioid use, but many also get hooked on these potent painkillers after receiving a prescription following a sports injury or a minor...

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Is it Time to Dump Your Toothpaste?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is it Time to Dump Your Toothpaste?

By Dr. Mercola Over the course of your lifetime you’ll produce 10,000 gallons of spit that your body uses to initiate digestion, neutralize acid in your mouth and help fight germs that produce bad breath.1 If you floss each day, you’ll go through approximately 5 miles of floss over your lifetime and will use 20 gallons of toothpaste. If you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, you’ll spend 24 hours brushing each year. Even though you don’t swallow your toothpaste (and shouldn’t!), it all happens in an...

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What Happens to Your Body When You Use the Internet

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Happens to Your Body When You Use the Internet

By Dr. Mercola The internet has made connecting with new business partners, discovering health information and finding long lost friends, easier and cheaper. However, while digital connections have distinct advantages, digital dependence does not. You’ve likely seen — or have been part of — a family outing where one by one, everyone pulls out their phone to check notifications, text messages or email. It happens in restaurants, on busy streets and commuter trains. The desire to be rewarded by your phone may have even been so great that...

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Heavy Metals, Poisons and Deficiencies Are Causing Autism Epidemic

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Heavy Metals, Poisons and Deficiencies Are Causing Autism Epidemic

By Dr. Mercola About 1 in 68 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), up from 1 in 150 in 2000.1 This rising trend isn’t only occurring in the U.S., however, as autism rates have increased rapidly worldwide, taking a heavy toll on families and economies alike. While certain genetic mutations have been linked to autism, they’re thought to be involved in less than one-third of cases.2 The other major cause of autism is thought to be environmental in nature, with exposure to toxins and nutrient...

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The Very Real Dangers of New Gene-Editing Technology

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Very Real Dangers of New Gene-Editing Technology

By Dr. Mercola CRISPR gene-editing technology has been taking the medical world by storm, showing potential for treating diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes. The technology has been moving full-steam ahead, with a trial in humans already started, even as the repercussions of gene editing remain largely unknown. A new study has highlighted the uncertainties, showing that unintended mutations may result when you dice and splice the human genome, but it’s too soon to say whether the mutations are a cause for alarm. What Is...

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Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

By Stuart Cooper Campaign Director, Fluoride Action Network The Fluoride Action Network (FAN), along with a coalition of environmental and public health groups has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to their denial of our petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seeking a ban on water fluoridation. We believe this lawsuit is an unprecedented opportunity to end the practice once and for all in the...

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Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

By Dr. Mercola This may cause many a heart to leap, but chocolate, once again, has been placed in the “beneficial for your health” category. This time, quite fittingly, it’s your heart that may benefit from eating this most decadent of treats. Through the ages, benefits such as increased energy as well as libido have been attributed to chocolate, which has also been considered good for diarrhea and migraines, and treating syphilis and even cancer. Some of these are even true; antioxidant catechins found in dark chocolate were found to...

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More Good News for Coffee Drinkers: It Benefits Your Liver

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Good News for Coffee Drinkers: It Benefits Your Liver

By Dr. Mercola Some say the most-consumed beverage in the world is tea, and others maintain it’s coffee. Whichever is true from year to year, it’s a fact that an estimated 3.5 billion cups of coffee are downed by bean aficionados on a daily basis, according to the European Coffee Federation.1 Between the leaf and the bean, it’s well-known that an amazing array of health benefits are delivered, but new information published in BMJ Open2 says drinking a single cup of coffee every day cuts your risk of developing a serious...

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What the NY Times Doesn’t Want You to Know About My New Book

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What the NY Times Doesn’t Want You to Know About My New Book

By Dr. Mercola I’m very pleased to announce that my new book, “Fat for Fuel,” released May 16, became an instant best-seller. As noted by Publishers Weekly May 26:1 “Unit sales inched up 1 percent in the adult nonfiction segment, helped by a new top-selling title. ‘Fat for Fuel’ by Joseph Mercola sold more than 34,000 copies in its first week, easily beating ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which sold more than 23,000 copies and came in second on the category best-seller list.” Nielsen ratings,...

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How to Cook Salmon Like a Pro

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Cook Salmon Like a Pro

“Versatile” is probably one of the best words to describe salmon. It can be baked, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, smoked, added to salads or stews or minced to be mixed in burgers and savory fish cakes. You can even whip up salmon in dips and spreads. But if you’re a novice in the kitchen, chances are you may not be familiar on how to best cook this delicious but delicate fish. If you’re not careful, you may end up with a charred, tasteless and unappetizing mess. This guide will help you learn the basics on how to cook salmon...

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