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Would You Trade the World’s Most Nutritious Food for Gold?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Would You Trade the World’s Most Nutritious Food for Gold?

During a six-week period every summer, fishermen head out to Bristol Bay, Alaska, to catch their share of wild sockeye salmon. An estimated 38 million of the fish return to the bay each year, supporting a brief economy that creates 14,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in revenue.1 In a report prepared for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, it’s noted that the area is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery, supplying nearly half the global supply of wild sockeye salmon.2 Even as other Alaskan fisheries have suffered — due...

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GMO Avocados in Development

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on GMO Avocados in Development

Avocados not only are one of the world’s healthiest fruits, they’re also among the most economically important, representing a $13 billion market in 2017.1 Avocados have been enjoyed since ancient times, but their DNA has been largely foreign — until now. A group of U.S. and Mexican scientists have sequenced the genomes of Mexican and well-known Hass avocados. Their study, published in PNAS,2 reveals “ancient evolutionary relationships” that give clues to the fruit’s origins but also opens the floodgates to future genetic modification of this...

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Children Taken From Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Children Taken From Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot

Since 1961, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that all newborns receive a vitamin K1 injection to prevent uncontrolled bleeding caused by vitamin K deficiency.1,2 Vitamin K1 is required for proper blood clotting, and newborns tend to have low levels due to the fact that vitamin K doesn’t cross the placenta very well. Deficiency can result in sudden internal bleeding — typically in the brain or intestines. This is referred to as “vitamin K deficiency bleeding” or VKDB, and can be life-threatening....

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Weekly Health Quiz: Dementia and Cholesterol

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Dementia and Cholesterol

1 Recent research suggests many nutrient deficiencies around the world could be effectively addressed and resolved by: Providing free supplements via global aid organizations Fairer fish trade, allowing more fish to be consumed by locals Recent research suggests many nutrient deficiencies could be resolved by eating more seafood, and retaining more of the local fish catches for the local population rather than exporting them. Learn more. Fortifying more foods with lacking nutrients More frequent sun exposure 2 Which of the following is a...

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Astragalus Protects Your Mitochondria

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Astragalus Protects Your Mitochondria

Mitochondria are the power generators of your cells. These small structures, located within each cell, transfer electrons from fat and sugars to oxygen and generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the energy “currency” of your body.1 Mitochondria have two ATP-producing membranes that allow the storage of energy as ATP like batteries and are literally where we get our vim and vigor. The well-being of your whole mitochondria system can determine whether or not you develop many chronic diseases, including cancer. As I have...

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Health Benefits of MSM — A Powerful Sulfur Donor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Benefits of MSM — A Powerful Sulfur Donor

Sulfur is a somewhat “forgotten” nutrient you don’t hear mentioned very often, but it’s very important for optimal body function and health. You get most of your sulfur from certain proteins in your diet, specifically the amino acids methionine, cysteine, cystine, homocysteine, homocystine and taurine.1 Of these, the two most important sources are methionine and cysteine. Methionine is an essential amino acid, which means it cannot be synthesized by your body and must be supplied through your diet. Cysteine is...

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Vitamin A Can Save Your Skin

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin A Can Save Your Skin

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer found in the U.S., and the most common of those are basal and squamous cell cancers.1 Although death from these types is uncommon,2,3 the consequences of treatment may be disfiguring. Despite recommendations for people to stay out of the sun and use sunscreen, current estimates4 are that the lifetime risk for skin cancer is 20% for Americans. Approximately 9,500 skin cancers are diagnosed every day. But, sensible sun exposure, while taking care to avoid getting burned, is one of the best ways to...

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Cancer and the New Biology of Water

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cancer and the New Biology of Water

Dr. Thomas Cowan is a practicing physician, founding board member and vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I’ve previously interviewed Cowan on a number of different topics, including the link between vaccines and autoimmune disease, the use of low-dose naltrexone for autoimmune disease and novel treatments for heart disease. Here, we discuss his latest book, “Cancer and the New Biology of Water.” “I wrote a series of three books. The first one on the heart, the second one on vaccines and autoimmunity and...

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Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Worth the Wait

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Worth the Wait

By Dr. Mercola Many people, especially those who follow busy schedules, prefer preparing and eating their meals as quickly as they can. But did you know that there’s an advantage — and a whole lot of flavor — when you cook your food slowly? One way to do this is to use a slow cooker. There’s a lot you can do with a slow cooker, and there are numerous recipes out there that can help put this handy cooking equipment to good use. If you’ve got the time and the patience, here are a few slow-cooked recipes that you can try to make. They’re...

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Can Wasabi Break Your Heart?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Wasabi Break Your Heart?

Wasabi, the popular Japanese condiment served alongside sushi, has an intense, spicy heat that can easily make your eyes water if you eat too much at once. So, imagine the surprise one woman felt when she consumed an entire spoonful at once, after confusing it with avocado. The woman, a 60-year-old living in Israel, experienced sudden pressure in her chest, which eventually subsided, but when she was still feeling unwell the next day, she went to the emergency room.1 In a case report detailed in BMJ Case Reports, researchers explain that the...

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Heart of the Matter Documentary

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Heart of the Matter Documentary

Contrary to the saturated fat/cholesterol theory, the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are actually insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and the chronic inflammation associated with these conditions. The damage to interior layers of arteries that invites cholesterol-rich plaque buildup can also be induced by elevated blood sugar, smoking, stress and high blood pressure. A two-part documentary called “Heart of the Matter,” which ran on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation show ABC Catalyst in 2014,...

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How Gait Analysis Can Be Used to Diagnose Dementia Type

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Gait Analysis Can Be Used to Diagnose Dementia Type

Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, currently affecting an estimated 5.8 million Americans.1 Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia, eventually leads to the inability to carry out even the most basic of bodily functions, including walking. Now, researchers claim they’ve discovered that gait analysis can in fact be used as a quick way to identify the type of dementia an individual has.2,3,4 This tool can be quite useful for clinicians trying to reach a diagnosis to...

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Do Plant-Based Meals Risk Brain and Nutrient Deficiencies?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do Plant-Based Meals Risk Brain and Nutrient Deficiencies?

Many health organizations recommend plant-based diets as good for people and the planet, and it’s true that most could benefit greatly from adding more vegetables to their diets. However, there are risks involved when you move from eating a diet rich in plant foods to one that is strictly plant based. Nutrient deficiencies not only are possible with a strict plant-based diet but probable, depending on your diet, with choline being among them. Choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development, is an essential nutrient that humans...

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Air Pollution Now Strongly Linked to Mental Illness

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Air Pollution Now Strongly Linked to Mental Illness

Worldwide, 93% of children live in areas with air pollution at levels above World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.1 Further, more than 1 in 4 deaths among children under 5 years is related to environmental risks, including air pollution. When most people think about health risks linked to polluted air, respiratory issues come to mind and, indeed, in 2016 ambient (outside) and household air pollution contributed to respiratory tract infections that led to 543,000 deaths in children under 5.2 However, air pollution takes a toll on the...

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Major Junk Food Company Collapses

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Major Junk Food Company Collapses

Since 2012, the millions who want transparency in their food products have been fighting the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association of America (GMA), the brazen trade and lobbying group for junk food makers. Representing major processed food giants like Coke and General Mills, as well as biotech and GMO seed companies like Monsanto, the GMA has probably done more to harm the nation’s collective health than any other single lobbying group. Now, there is good news about this seemingly indefatigable junk food giant: It’s shutting...

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