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Google Engineer Claims AI Computer Has Become Sentient

Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Google Engineer Claims AI Computer Has Become Sentient

According to Google engineer Blake Lemoine, a Google artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot application called LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, has achieved sentience, or independent self aware consciousness.1 LaMDA is a chatbot system based on advanced large language models that mimic human speech by analyzing text from the internet. Large language models can predict which word should come after another, based on context, for example. LaMDA technology is widely used in conversational search queries and auto-complete...

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What Really Caused the Obesity Epidemic?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Really Caused the Obesity Epidemic?

This article was previously published September 20, 2015, and has been updated with new information. Most people believe losing weight follows a simple equation: eat less, move more. But this simply isn’t true, and Zoe Harcombe’s book, “The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It?” is the most comprehensive document I’ve ever seen that exposes this fallacy. If you’ve ever been curious why a calorie isn’t a calorie, this is a must-read book. Harcombe has a Ph.D. in public health nutrition, and her...

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Mask Mandates Linked to Increased COVID Death Rates

Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mask Mandates Linked to Increased COVID Death Rates

Fiona Lashells is an 8-year-old second grader who lives in Florida. She made the local1 and national news2 when she was suspended an outrageous 38 times for standing up for her right to do something that isn’t supported by data or science in a school system — wearing a mask. The New York Post described Lashells as a “recalcitrant student,”3 who apparently knew and exercised her rights better than most. July 30, 2021, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis4 issued an executive order ruling that school districts could not require students to wear...

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Green Tea Linked to Decreased Risk for Dementia

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Green Tea Linked to Decreased Risk for Dementia

This article was previously published April 23, 2015, and has been updated with new information. Aside from water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world.1 In the U.S., black tea is by far the most popular, but green tea (which accounted for just 14% of the tea consumed in America in 20152) may have particularly powerful health benefits. Regardless of variety, black and green tea (as well as oolong, dark and white teas) come from the same plant, an evergreen called Camellia sinensis. It is the processing method and degree of...

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The Lies Behind Lab-Cultured Fake Meat

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Lies Behind Lab-Cultured Fake Meat

As reported by Organic Insider,1 the GMO industry — which is funded, propped up and defended by the tech and chemical industries — is now seeking to replace animal products such as beef, poultry, dairy and fish with synthetic biology, cultured meat, precision fermentation, cellular-based and gene edited foods. Companies involved in creating these kinds of fake foods even participated in this year’s Natural Products Expo West, which has historically been reserved for all-natural and organic companies. Alan Lewis, vice president of advocacy at...

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Millions Face New Fluoridation Threats

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Millions Face New Fluoridation Threats

The published science over the past decade has taught us a lot about water fluoridation, about both the very real and significant side effects inflicted on the public, but also about the credibility of those who continue to vouch for its safety. At this point, the question we must ask isn’t whether the overwhelming risks outweigh the theoretical scant benefits, or whether more research is needed to draw strong conclusions. No, the only appropriate question now is: How much more harm will the promoters and regulators of fluoridation allow the...

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The Science Is Screaming: Don’t Make This Trendy Mistake

Posted by on Jun 20, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Science Is Screaming: Don’t Make This Trendy Mistake

This article was previously published November 11, 2011, and has been updated with new information. The science is loud and clear: The correct balance of fatty acids is essential if you want to be the healthiest you can be. That means that maintaining a healthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is important for optimal health. Ideally, you want to maintain a 4-to-1 ratio, or less. However, studies show that most people are consuming as much as a 12-to-1 ratio, which can be attributed to the consumption of too much α-linolenic acid (ALA), the...

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The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Posted by on Jun 20, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Professor Mattias Desmet, a Belgian psychologist with a master’s degree in statistics, gained worldwide recognition toward the end of 2021, when he presented the concept of “mass formation” as an explanation for the absurd and irrational behavior we were seeing with regard to the COVID pandemic and its countermeasures. He also warned that mass formation gives rise to totalitarianism, which is the topic of his new book, “The Psychology of Totalitarianism.” Desmet’s work was further popularized by Dr. Robert Malone, whose appearance...

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The Latest Tragedy: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

Posted by on Jun 20, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Latest Tragedy: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

In recent weeks, media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called “sudden adult death syndrome,” or SADS, in what appears to be a clear effort to obscure the reality of COVID jab deaths. SADS is also short for “sudden arrhythmic death syndrome,”1 which was first identified in 1977. Underlying factors for SADS (both the sudden adult death and sudden arrhythmic versions) include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the...

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Ergothioneine: The Mushroom’s Stealth Ingredient

Posted by on Jun 20, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ergothioneine: The Mushroom’s Stealth Ingredient

Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for decades. But it wasn’t until 1970 that mushrooms were officially distinguished from flora and recognized in their own biological kingdom.1 Researchers have discovered fungal threads that exist below the surface of the soil play a key role in promoting healthy foods.2 Those threads are called mycelium and are part of the reproductive stage of fungi. Growing mycelium can break down lignin found in plant material, improve the soil or warn plants of an imminent attack. In fact, mycelium...

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Wild Alaskan Salmon Is a Powerhouse of Nutrition

Posted by on Jun 19, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Wild Alaskan Salmon Is a Powerhouse of Nutrition

This article was previously published April 15, 2013, and has been updated with new information. A slew of media reports encouraging you to eat more fish have surfaced lately, following the publication of a study on omega-3 fats and health. The research, published in The Annals of Internal Medicine,1 suggests that eating oily fish once or twice a week may increase your lifespan. Naturally, there’s still the issue of environmental pollution and contamination, which was not addressed in this study. Do the benefits of eating fish really...

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One in Three People Has This Eye Parasite

Posted by on Jun 18, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on One in Three People Has This Eye Parasite

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite and responsible for the infection toxoplasmosis. A study1 published in May 2022 found that the prevalence of eye infections caused by the parasite is common in Australian adults. The parasite is known to cause infection globally in a wide variety of birds, mammals and humans. A parasite is a living organism that requires a host from which it gets its food and nutrients.2 There are three classes of parasites that can affect humans, including protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites. Protozoans are one-celled...

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Tribute to One of Our Top Commenters

Posted by on Jun 17, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tribute to One of Our Top Commenters

It’s with a heavy heart that I’m sharing the passing of Stanley Becker, one of our top commenters and a long-standing icon on Mercola.com. Since joining the site November 12, 2012, Stanley contributed 14,724 posts, making many friends and earning devoted followers along the way. Making an average of four posts every day, the millions of supportive words Stanley shared resonated with the Mercola.com community, members of which described him as “a light” and “a treasure.” His contributions to the community will be greatly missed but not...

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Are Medical Mistakes the Leading Cause of Death in the US?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Medical Mistakes the Leading Cause of Death in the US?

In July of 2000 I was still receiving a print subscription to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and I was shocked that they actually published an article1 from Barbara Starfield, who had an MPH (master of public health) from Johns Hopkins. Why was I shocked? Because I looked at the data in the article (see below) that physician mistakes were the third leading cause of death in the United States. My article on it went viral and that meme became very popular in 2000, but I was rarely acknowledged as the person who was...

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Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2022 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

This article was previously published December 17, 2016, and has been updated with new information. Consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015.1 The popularity of the Mediterranean diet made olive oil a $16 billion-a-year industry in 2016. In 2022 it’s down slightly to $11 billion2 due to problems with olive production, but it’s still a robust industry. Unfortunately, this popularity has also led to fraud and corruption, as CBS...

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