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The Tragic Leading Cause of Death for Ohio Preteens

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Tragic Leading Cause of Death for Ohio Preteens

In Ohio, suicide is the leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14, according to a report from the Ohio Department of Health,1 and the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds.2 The alarming numbers follow sobering data from the World Health Organization (WHO),3 which identified suicide as the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds in 2016, worldwide. Suicide rates have been on the rise throughout the U.S., including in Ohio, where, from 2007 to 2018, the number of suicides among youth ages 10 to 24...

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Choose Avocados to Help Reduce Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Choose Avocados to Help Reduce Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat your body burns easily for energy. They may be one of the healthiest foods you can eat every day as they help protect your heart and optimize your cholesterol. They also are rich in fiber. Together with high amounts of several essential vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamins, potassium and vitamin K, the avocado is a fruit you may want to consider for more than guacamole. Adding avocados to salad also helps your body to absorb three to five times more carotenoids, helping your body fight...

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Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a perennial shrub native to South America, has a long history of use as a natural sweetener for food, medicines and beverages.1 Whole stevia contains a number of substances, including various stevioside compounds, rebaudiosides and glycoside. Steviol glycosides, including rebaudioside A, rebaudioside D and rebaudioside M (Reb A, Reb D, Reb M respectively), are what provide the sweet taste, with Reb A being the sweetest.2 In its isolated, purified form, Reb A is 250 to 400 times sweeter than sugar. Despite hundreds...

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Risks Linked to Choline Deficit Drastically Understated

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Risks Linked to Choline Deficit Drastically Understated

In this short video health coach Christine Smith, Ph.D., succinctly describes the necessary role choline plays in your health and wellness. Choline was discovered in 1862, but it was 1998 before the Institute of Medicine declared it an essential nutrient for optimal health. Unfortunately, 90% of the U.S. population does not consume enough of it, likely since popular dietary guidelines limit consumption of the richest dietary sources. Many are still unaware of the biological importance choline plays and it may be one of the least likely...

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Why the Milk Monopoly Is Faltering

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why the Milk Monopoly Is Faltering

Life is about choice. Every day we make choices that determine how we want to live — what we eat, what we read, whom we elect and so on. But as lobby groups and Big Business wield their influence, your daily choices become increasingly limited. And when your options are deliberately cherry picked and certain alternatives are vilified and suppressed, how much choice do you really have? Milk is a perfect example of how your choices are being restricted for no other reason than to benefit big business. Raw milk is banned in many states on the...

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Opioid Producers Put Blame on Addicts

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Opioid Producers Put Blame on Addicts

Opioid overdoses kill more than 130 people in the U.S. daily1 in an unprecedented crisis that continues to spiral out of control. The pharmaceutical companies behind these drugs are now facing mounting lawsuits, as it’s become clear that they’re the ones with blood on their proverbial hands, having pushed drugs on unsuspecting pain patients while knowing they were unsafe. From 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 people died from a drug overdose and, in 2017, this was a leading cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S. Of the 70,000...

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Canada Launches Lawsuit Against Bayer

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Canada Launches Lawsuit Against Bayer

Canadian law firm Diamond & Diamond has filed a class-action lawsuit against various makers of Roundup, including Bayer.1 Bayer acquired Monsanto, Roundup’s original maker, in 2018 for $63 billion and has been grappling with related lawsuits ever since. The Canadian class-action suit names more than 60 individuals as plaintiffs, but thousands more may have been affected. The suit alleges that Roundup, which contains glyphosate as an active ingredient, caused serious health problems in the users, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma,...

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Why Your Brain Craves PQQ

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Your Brain Craves PQQ

While your diet is one of the most important tools you can use to take control of your health, certain supplements can be helpful, especially when it comes to improving your mitochondrial function. One particularly powerful supplement in this regard is pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ),1 which has been shown to promote the growth of new mitochondria (mitochondrial biogenesis). Your mitochondria also require PQQ to catalyze energy producing reactions, and it’s critical in protecting your mitochondria from damage. Your mitochondria are the...

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This Revolutionary System Can Help Stop Global Warming

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Revolutionary System Can Help Stop Global Warming

“Unsustainable land use and greenhouse gas emissions are delivering a one-two punch to natural ecosystems that are key to the fight against global climate change. And without sweeping emissions cuts and transformations to food production and land management, the world stands no chance of staving off catastrophic planetary warming,” HuffPost reported, citing the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.1 Agave plants (the best known of which are blue agave, used to produce tequila), along with nitrogen-fixing,...

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How Google Is Stealing Your Personal Health Data

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Google Is Stealing Your Personal Health Data

Expert Review by Maryam Heinen Google, by far one of the greatest monopolies that ever existed, and poses a unique threat to anyone concerned about health, supplements, food and your ability to obtain truthful information about these and other issues. This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented push to implement censorship across all online platforms, making obtaining and sharing crucial information about holistic health increasingly difficult. As detailed in “Stark Evidence Showing How Google Censors Health News,” Google’s June 2019 update, which...

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Giving Thanks Does Your Body Good

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Giving Thanks Does Your Body Good

Focusing on gratitude has become a growing trend in recent years,1 and for good reason. There’s a lot of stress, illness and unhappiness in the world, and gratitude is an effective remedy for all of these — and it’s free. For example, research shows that gratitude:2,3,4,5 Alters your brain in a number of beneficial ways — Examples include triggering release of mood-regulating neurotransmitters6 such as dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine and oxytocin; inhibiting the stress hormone cortisol; and stimulating your hypothalamus (a brain area...

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Do Barometric Pressure Changes Trigger Pain?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do Barometric Pressure Changes Trigger Pain?

You may know that as you spend time outside on a sunny day, it improves your mood and allows your body to produce vitamin D. Some people enjoy warm weather and others appreciate the winter snow. But regardless of your preference, when the sun is out you may feel better without realizing it. Many people feel they can identify when the weather is changing. Barometric pressure is one measurement meteorologists use to describe current weather and predict future conditions.1 Barometric pressure is a measurement of atmospheric pressure, or the...

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Boyan Slat Unveils the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Boyan Slat Unveils the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor

Boyan Slat, a young Dutch entrepreneur, and his group Ocean Cleanup have invented an ingenious collection barge to clean plastic debris from our oceans. When their barge, called System 001/B, was tested in June 2019 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — the first plastic-ridden area Slat planned to tackle — it worked successfully.1 The patch, a trash vortex between the West Coast of North America and Japan,2 is twice the size of Texas.3 During its test run in the Garbage Patch, System 001/B captured visible pieces of plastic debris — sometimes...

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Seaweed Salad Lowers Blood Pressure

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Seaweed Salad Lowers Blood Pressure

Have you discovered seaweed salad? Since it has become a popular restaurant item as an appetizer or garnish in Japanese restaurants and sushi bars, some consider it the new coleslaw. Also called hiyashi wakame and goma wakame, seaweed salad is usually seasoned with sesame oil and seeds with red pepper flakes, vinegar, salt, mushrooms and seaweed-based agar agar added.1 While many people enjoy the taste of marine-derived greens, which include kelp, nori, kombu and wakame, seaweed is also one of the world’s best sources of iodine.2 It has...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Insulin, Hemp and Diabetes

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Insulin, Hemp and Diabetes

1 Which of the following nutrients has been shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetics? Vitamin C Calcium Glucosamine Magnesium Type 2 diabetes is a common pathology associated with magnesium deficiency. In one study, diabetics who took 250 milligrams of magnesium per day for three months improved their insulin sensitivity by 28%; the placebo group’s insulin sensitivity worsened by 39%. Learn more. 2 Which of the following statements is accurate? The CDC has accepted millions of dollars from private...

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