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Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems — even at very low exposure levels — including: Immune dysfunction3 Low birth weight4 Thyroid dysfunction5 High cholesterol6 Ulcerative colitis7 Pregnancy-induced hypertension8 Testicular cancer9 Kidney cancer10 In May 2015, 200 scientists from 38 countries signed the so-called Madrid...

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Corrupted data on gene therapy approved to treat babies

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Corrupted data on gene therapy approved to treat babies

The exposure of medical fraud is not new. In the past, drugs have been brought to market before clinical trials revealed a deadly list of side effects, including heart attacks and deaths, as in the case of Vioxx.1 ProCon.org published a list in 2014 of 35 drugs pulled from the market after research revealed they caused more damage than benefit to users.2 You need only take a cursory glance at the epidemic that opioid manufacturers have caused in their search for profit, sometimes boasting they could become an “end-to-end” provider by...

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The second silent spring has sprung

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The second silent spring has sprung

The renowned biologist, writer and ecologist Rachel Carson called for humanity’s responsible action as stewards of the earth, warning that the federal government was part of a problem that may lead to environmental failure. Her book, “Silent Spring,” became a best seller in 1962 and inspired a grassroots movement to protect the environment.1 Carson warned of the deadly impact that a certain insecticide, DDT, would have on insects and wildlife. She contended that its use may result in the death of a vast number of birds and...

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Monsanto hit list exposed

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Monsanto hit list exposed

In what Democracy Now!1 refers to as an “explosive report” by The Guardian,2 documents obtained during the discovery process of lawsuits against Monsanto reveal the company has been engaged in a coordinated campaign to discredit critics of the company. Among them are journalist Carey Gillam, the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) and singer-songwriter Neil Young, whose 2015 album, “The Monsanto Years,” was an artistic critique of the company. “The records … show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to...

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Why swimming in lakes will soon be banned

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why swimming in lakes will soon be banned

It could soon be declared unsafe to swim in lakes, due to the presence of microcystins and other toxins that can be found in algae blooms. Microsystins are nerve toxins produced by freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can cause fever, headaches, vomiting and seizures. Cyanobacteria and their toxins (which include microsystins and others) can also damage the liver and cause kidney, cardiac, reproductive and gastrointestinal effects.1 The toxic algae are showing up in lakes across the U.S., threatening not only swimmers but also...

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Home Depot and Lowes sued over Roundup

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Home Depot and Lowes sued over Roundup

Pesticide and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is facing approximately 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, caused them to develop cancer.1 The retail giants Home Depot and Lowe’s are also being hit by glyphosate’s health risks, as two proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed over the companies’ lack of warnings to their customers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen” in 2015. In August...

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Why you should mix coffee into your cream

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why you should mix coffee into your cream

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Statistics show that more than half the population in the U.S. drink coffee on a daily basis. Further, those individuals drink 3.1 cups of joe every single day.1 In the last several years, coffee has been identified — as has that other popular drink, tea — as a healthy beverage if consumed in optimal amounts. Coffee drinking is associated with reduced risk of an early death and heart-related illnesses, cancer, diabetes, cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Tea has been...

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Buyer beware — Many fish oils are synthetic

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Buyer beware — Many fish oils are synthetic

As you probably know, fish oil has long been touted as an excellent source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), two marine-based omega-3 fats that are important for brain and heart health. What may come as a surprise is that many (if not most) fish oil supplements on the market these days contain synthetic fish oil. This little-known fact has been brought to the fore by a recent U.S. Supreme Court petition filed by Amarin Pharma Inc., the maker of a proprietary prescription formulation of fish oil called Vascepa (a...

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Weekly health quiz: Sleep, autophagy and privacy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly health quiz: Sleep, autophagy and privacy

1 For how many years has Mercola.com offered free health information to the public on the internet? 13 years 16 years 22 years After starting a website to share the latest natural health developments in 1997, Mercola.com has been sharing information online for 22 years. Learn more. 28 years 2 Which of the following companies was fined $5 billion in July 2019 to settle privacy breaches? Amazon Google MeWe Facebook July 24, 2019, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine to settle some of the known privacy...

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Dietary intake of vitamin A may prevent skin malignancy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dietary intake of vitamin A may prevent skin malignancy

Your diet has a significant impact on the health of your skin. When it comes to wellness, beauty is more than skin deep. As a general rule, diets that include lots of fresh vegetables and plenty of omega-3 lay the groundwork for a youthful complexion.1,2 However, just as with protecting your overall health, loading up on specific foods to boost your youthful appearance, while still eating some of the most damaging foods, will likely not make a significant impact. For example, those who become resistant to insulin and leptin also realize the...

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Must-read destinations for optimizing your health

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Must-read destinations for optimizing your health

More than half the U.S. population is struggling with chronic illness,1 and 1 in 5 deaths is obesity related.2 We have overwhelming rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, and future projections only look worse. One of the saddest aspects, though, is that advice given by governmental entities and conventional medicine has utterly failed when it comes to disease prevention. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. Aspects of health are multiple and varied, especially in recent years since a greater emphasis has...

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Game Changer of the Year: Barbara Loe Fisher

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Game Changer of the Year: Barbara Loe Fisher

Each year during the anniversary week of Mercola.com, we recognize a Game Changer, someone whose work stands as a great service to humanity by making a significant contribution to improving people’s health. Previous recipients include: Dr. Fred A. Kummerow for his life’s work on trans fats who has since passed at the age of 102 Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., for his advancement of cancer as a metabolic disease Dr. Lee Cowden for his advancement of integrative medicine through the creation of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine...

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Try Mercola’s savory top recipes and eat your way to health

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Try Mercola’s savory top recipes and eat your way to health

Nowadays, when you make a determination to eat healthier to maintain or regain your health, or to lose weight and prevent obesity, there are more options at your local supermarket than there were not too many years ago — food that offers essential nutrients rather than adding a toxic burden to your system. Rather than the plethora of margarine brands that once overloaded every dairy case, it’s easier to find pastured, organic raw butter and even ghee, a clarified butter with fewer dairy proteins than commercial butter. And, eggs from organic,...

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A day in the life of Dr. Mercola

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A day in the life of Dr. Mercola

This week, Mercola.com celebrates its 22nd anniversary. I launched the first, much smaller version of this website in 1997 to share the latest developments in natural health with the world. Thanks to health-conscious readers like you, it’s grown to become a leading source of health news and information.  When I had an active medical practice, I was able to help tens of thousands of patients address their health problems using strategies such as diet, exercise and other safe and effective means, but I was convinced I could help...

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EFT for gratitude

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on EFT for gratitude

Nurturing an attitude of gratitude is a simple way to bring more joy, well-being and even physical health to your life. From being thankful to appreciating kindnesses and recognizing all the good in your life, gratitude is the act of recognizing all that has value in your life (and this has nothing to do with monetary worth). Feelings of gratitude are linked to brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex, brain regions associated with moral cognition, value judgment and theory of mind, according to a study in...

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