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Connecting the Dots — A Statement Opposing Fluoride

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Connecting the Dots — A Statement Opposing Fluoride

More than 70% of U.S. water supplies have industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added under the guise of preventing tooth decay.1 The problem is that fluoride, a toxin, is linked to an increasing list of health damages, while the usefulness of ingesting it to prevent cavities is highly questionable. Steven Gilbert, Ph.D., founder and director of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), works to bring awareness about the health effects of toxic substances, water fluoridation included. In his “Connecting the Dots...

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How Sulforaphane in Broccoli May Benefit Those With Schizophrenia, Autism and Alzheimer’s

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Sulforaphane in Broccoli May Benefit Those With Schizophrenia, Autism and Alzheimer’s

Science has proven time after time that food is potent medicine. Broccoli, for example, has a solid scientific foundation showing it’s one of the most valuable health-promoting foods around. While it contains several health-promoting compounds, one of the most widely studied is sulforaphane. The cancer-fighting properties of sulforaphane are perhaps the most well-known, but it has also been shown to benefit your heart and brain, boosting detoxification1 and helping prevent and/or treat high blood pressure,2 heart disease, Alzheimer’s3 and...

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St. John’s Wort: A Potential Answer to Life’s Worries

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on St. John’s Wort: A Potential Answer to Life’s Worries

Table of Contents Potential Benefits of St. John’s Wort What Are St. John’s Wort’s Uses? Give St. John’s Wort Tea a Try How St. John’s Wort Oil Can Boost Your Health Side Effects of St. John’s Wort St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is named after St. John the Baptist, since it’s usually in full bloom by June 24, the saint’s feast day.1 The plant bears yellow flowers2 with oblong petals3 that have black dots on their edges. It can stand 1 to 3 feet tall, and has multiple reddish stems4...

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Why Calcium Propionate Is Strongly Linked to Diabetes and Autism

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Calcium Propionate Is Strongly Linked to Diabetes and Autism

The degree to which a food has been altered during preparation lies on a continuum. Anything not directly harvested from the vine, ground, bush or tree has undergone some degree of processing. Processing may be as basic as freezing, canning or drying, or it may involve ultra-processing where food is significantly altered — foods you may typically purchase at a gas station. Unfortunately, Americans not only eat a preponderance of processed foods, but 57.9% is ultra-processed.1 A study in 2013 found health care costs associated with Type 2...

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Harvard Keeping Sackler Name for Building Despite Opioid Lies

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Harvard Keeping Sackler Name for Building Despite Opioid Lies

It may be difficult to imagine, but a single family may have had a direct effect on the massive epidemic of opioid-related addiction and deaths the U.S. is now experiencing. The U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War between 1954 and 19751 led to the death of 58,200 military personnel.2 By comparison, in 2017 alone, 70,200 people died from drug overdoses, 68% of which involved an opioid.3 The number of overdose deaths involving opioids was six times higher in 2017 than in 1999. In the 18 years from 1999 to 2017, almost 400,000 people died from...

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Consumer Reports’ Recommends Sunscreens That Seep Poison Into Your Bloodstream

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Consumer Reports’ Recommends Sunscreens That Seep Poison Into Your Bloodstream

While there are instances where sunscreen may be prudent, these products are widely overused and contribute to widespread vitamin D deficiency. In my view, sunscreen is rarely needed, provided you’re following sensible sun exposure guidelines to prevent burning. Simply get out of the sun or wear clothing the moment your skin starts to turn light pink. That said, conventional guidance by the American Academy of Dermatology1 stresses the use of sunscreen, not only when lying on the beach but every single day, regardless of weather or skin...

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How Coca-Cola Controls and Manipulates Research

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Coca-Cola Controls and Manipulates Research

I’ve written about the collusion between industry and the U.S. federal regulatory agencies on many occasions throughout the years, and how industry-funded research simply tends to promote and support the industry agenda rather than shed truthful light on the benefits or risks of any given product. In recent years, the hidden influence of The Coca-Cola Company over health and sugar science has been highlighted several times and, according to recent findings, it appears the company has not changed its secretive and deceptive ways, despite...

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Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Third Roundup Lawsuit

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Third Roundup Lawsuit

Bayer has come up zero for 3 in the first lawsuits alleging that Roundup herbicide caused cancer, with the latest verdict ordering the chemical giant to pay $2 billion to its victims. The verdict came from the third case, heard before the Alameda County Superior Court of California, in which a married couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, claim they both developed Non-Hodgkin lymphoma after regular use of Roundup. The pair had been using Roundup since the 1970s, stopping only a few years ago. The jury heard 17 days of testimony and deliberated...

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Harmful Effects of Fluoride Continue to Mount

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Harmful Effects of Fluoride Continue to Mount

By Stuart Cooper, Campaign Director, Fluoride Action Network Ending the addition of hazardous fluoridation chemicals — primarily hydrofluorosilicic acid — to the public’s drinking water will be one of the greatest public health achievements of the 21st century. With each passing month, the case against artificial fluoridation builds as new research showing harm is published, legal action advances, overfeeds and spills are exposed and local fluoride-free campaigns spread throughout the world. Mounting Evidence of Harm A number of...

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How to Get Rid of Nausea

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Nausea

Table of Contents What Is Nausea? What Causes Nausea? 2 Other Common Causes of Nausea 6 Home Remedies for Nausea Essential Oils for Nausea Helpful Tips to Manage Nausea and Vomiting Frequently Asked Questions About Nausea You’ve most likely experienced the unpleasant feeling of nausea once or twice (or maybe more) in your life, mainly because it can arise for numerous reasons. From sicknesses to pregnancy, or even stress, this condition could have a number of triggers. But when it does arise, do you know how to deal with this unpleasant...

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May 20 Is World Bee Day

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on May 20 Is World Bee Day

Two years ago, in December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 20 of each year as World Bee Day.1 The resolution was the result of an initiative started in 2015 by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinating insects, all of which are threatened with extinction thanks to a wide range of toxic human activities.2 As explained by the U.N.,3 May 20 was chosen because it “coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the 18th century...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Glyphosate, Exercise and Sleep

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Glyphosate, Exercise and Sleep

1 Which of the following types of exercise has been shown to be particularly effective for diabetes and insulin resistance? Stretching Aerobic exercise Strength training Research shows strength training is particularly beneficial for lowering your risk of insulin resistance and diabetes. Strength training improves your glucose metabolism by increasing glucose transporter type 4 translocation into skeletal muscle, which is required for proper regulation of glucose uptake in your muscles. It also increases your insulin sensitivity, as lean...

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New Study Shows Skullcap Herb Repairs Brain Injury

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Study Shows Skullcap Herb Repairs Brain Injury

The skullcap herb, not to be confused with the deadly autumn skullcap mushroom,1 comes in two varieties: the American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis).2 Although they come from the same family and have medical uses, they are not interchangeable. The American skullcap is found in North America but is also grown in Europe in other areas of the world. Many of the studies done on skullcap have used Chinese skullcap, native to China and parts of Russia. It has been used in traditional Chinese...

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Cognitive Benefits of Magnesium L-Threonate

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cognitive Benefits of Magnesium L-Threonate

Described as a patented compound with the ability to enhance working memory, short- and long-term memory and learning in animal studies, magnesium L-threonate (shortened to MgT and pronounced “Mag T”) was developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. The animal study that first introduced MgT, published in Neuron in 2010,1 noted its ability to rapidly absorb into the brain, which structurally reversed specific aspects of brain aging by increasing the number of “functional presynaptic release...

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Why Glucose and Glutamine Restrictions Are Essential in the Treatment of Cancer

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Glucose and Glutamine Restrictions Are Essential in the Treatment of Cancer

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., professor of biology at Boston College, is a leading expert and researcher in the field of cancer metabolism and nutritional ketosis. His book, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management and Prevention of Cancer” is a foundational textbook on this topic, and in August 2016, he received the Mercola.com Game Changer Award for his work. Here, we discuss the mechanisms of cancer and the influence of mitochondrial function, which plays a crucial role in the development and treatment of this...

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