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14 Patents in Every Fake Bite of Impossible Burger

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 14 Patents in Every Fake Bite of Impossible Burger

Fake meat is all the rage, and although plant-based meat alternatives have been on the market for years, the industry is gaining speed, promoting its meatless ‘burgers’ as a sustainable solution to feed the world. The green image is an illusion, however, one predicated on a product that’s the epitome of unnatural. Impossible Foods, which made headlines for its meatless burgers that “bleed” like real meat, is one of the leaders in the fake meat industry. Its website suggests its plant-based meat is better for you...

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Striking Decline of Premature Births and SIDS During COVID

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Striking Decline of Premature Births and SIDS During COVID

While the global lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic have had far-reaching ramifications, not all side effects have been bad. Two interesting changes noted by doctors around the world are a dramatic reduction in premature births1,2,3,4,5 and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). As explained by the Decan Herald:6 “About 1 in 10 US babies is born early. Pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks, and any delivery before 37 weeks is considered preterm. The costs to children and their families — financially, emotionally and in long-term...

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Gates Tries to Justify Side Effects of Fast-Tracked Vaccine

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Gates Tries to Justify Side Effects of Fast-Tracked Vaccine

As vaccine companies rush to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market, billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates — who routinely funnels hundreds of millions of dollars to various vaccine projects — warns you will probably need “multiple doses” of any given COVID-19 vaccine for it to be effective.1 In speaking with CBS News, Gates said, “None of the vaccines at this point appear like they’ll work with a single dose,” adding that in order to wipe the virus out through universal vaccinations it will require...

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Glyphosate Found in Manuka Honey

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glyphosate Found in Manuka Honey

Honey, a complex mixture of sugars, amino acids, phenolics and other compounds, has been valued for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Made from flower nectar and produced by bees, honey’s medicinal properties vary depending on what type of flowering plant it comes from. One of the most heavily researched and renowned is Manuka honey, which is produced from certain Manuka plants — also known as tea trees — of the Leptospermum species, which are native to New Zealand and Australia.1 Manuka honey is a high-value...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Insulin, Nutrients and Masks

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Insulin, Nutrients and Masks

1 Which of the following statements is accurate? While U.S. SARS-CoV-2 infection rates are rising, hospitalizations and death rates have steadily and dramatically declined for more than two months While U.S. SARS-CoV-2 infection rates are rising, as testing of healthy people continues to increase, hospitalizations and death rates have steadily and dramatically declined, demonstrating the COVID-19 lethality has been massively overestimated. Learn more. Rising U.S. SARS-CoV-2 infection rates are primarily due to poor adherence to mask wearing...

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Black Raspberries May Help Fight Skin Allergies’ Inflammation

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Black Raspberries May Help Fight Skin Allergies’ Inflammation

Studies have shown that your diet — or more specifically, having a high intake of antioxidants in your diet — plays a major role in helping to prevent the development of allergic diseases and allergy responses. One study published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy in February 2017 found a significant inverse relationship between the total amount of antioxidants you eat and how sensitive you are to inhalant allergens, like pollen.1 Another study published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research in March 2013 looked at the...

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WHO Admits: No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on WHO Admits: No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

According to the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, life will not be returning to your old normal anytime soon. What’s more, things will only get worse unless the public follow health advice such as wearing masks and social distancing. The somber announcement came during a July 13, 2020, press conference (above). This, despite the fact that the WHO’s June 5, 2020, guidance memo1 on face mask use states there’s no direct evidence that universal masking of healthy people is an...

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NYC Doctor Highlights Importance of Vitamin D Optimization

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on NYC Doctor Highlights Importance of Vitamin D Optimization

Dr. Ken Redcross is an internal medicine physician with a concierge practice in New York. He wrote the book “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” and in this interview, he shares his views on the prevention of COVID-19 through natural means. “My specialty is the patient/doctor bond and relationship,” he says. “That leads to house calls. That leads to making sure that the patient has access to me 24/7 and that’s the way I think it should be. Patients should feel...

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Your Iron Levels Could Be a Key to Slow Aging and Long Life

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Iron Levels Could Be a Key to Slow Aging and Long Life

Iron is an essential nutrient, integral to hundreds of biological functions including oxygen transport, DNA synthesis and energy metabolism. Almost every cell in your body contains iron.1 Plants, bacteria, animals and even cancer cells cannot survive without it.2,3 Plants use iron to make chlorophyll, while animals and humans need it to make hemoglobin, a protein in your red blood cells used to transport oxygen. Approximately 6% of the iron in your body is bound as a component to proteins and 25% is stored as ferritin.4 Having too much or too...

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Vitamin D Lowers Foot Pain With Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin D Lowers Foot Pain With Knee Osteoarthritis

The benefits of vitamin D have been well-documented over the years. I believe that getting your vitamin D status optimized to between 60 ng/mL and 80 ng/mL is one of the best things you can do to help protect yourself against the fall infectious disease season, which is expected to include both flu and COVID-19. Health authorities are warning of a second wave of COVID-19, which means the time to start addressing your vitamin D level is now. But, as important as it is to get your level optimized by fall, it’s just as important to keep it...

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Hong Kong Whistleblower Alleges COVID-19 Cover-Up

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hong Kong Whistleblower Alleges COVID-19 Cover-Up

The debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 continues, as does the debate over whether the pandemic could have been quashed had Chinese authorities acted and shared information about the outbreak sooner. According to a Hong Kong whistleblower scientist who has fled to the U.S., the Chinese government and World Health Organization representatives in Hong Kong covered up the Wuhan outbreak, allowing it to spread unchecked around the world. In the featured Fox News interview, the whistleblower, Dr. Li-Meng Yan — who worked at the University...

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There Is Evidence CBD May Help Treat COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on There Is Evidence CBD May Help Treat COVID-19

The body of evidence demonstrating the medicinal value of cannabis is growing and becoming more compelling, yet there continues to be resistance to using cannabidiol (CBD). Even as the legal arguments are settling, many are resistant to using cannabis sativa (hemp) or cannabis indica (marijuana). Cannabis has been a popular botanical medicine for thousands of years, valued for its healing properties. Through at least the 19th century it could be found in U.S. pharmacies.1 Then, in 1970, the herb was declared a Schedule 1 controlled...

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Common Cold May Trigger Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Common Cold May Trigger Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test

Right now, there are three types of COVID-19 tests:1 Molecular — Also known as a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, this test detects whether genetic material of the virus is present in the sample collected from your throat or sputum (the back of your sinuses) Antigen — This test, sometimes referred to as “rapid test,” detects viral proteins Antibody — Also known as a serology test, it detects the presence of antibodies in your blood The first two, molecular and antigen, are so-called “viral tests”...

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Masks — The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Masks — The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

The question of whether we should wear face masks or not to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue. Part of the confusion may be related to the difference between viral particles spread via respiratory droplets, and viral particles spread via the air itself. I believe it’s important to realize the difference between these two modes of transmission, and to not overestimate the protection you can get or give others by wearing a mask. The science1,2 clearly shows face coverings of various kinds do little if anything to...

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Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate at High Levels in Your Body

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate at High Levels in Your Body

Data from FDA-funded research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1 in 2019 and 20202 have shown that certain ingredients in sunscreen products may build up in the body at unhealthy levels. The chemicals studied were avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate. Some of these ingredients may accumulate at levels greater than what would be considered safe, according to the lead researcher and team that conducted both studies. This begs the question of whether the FDA should...

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