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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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COVID Advances New World Order — The Empire of Billionaires

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on COVID Advances New World Order — The Empire of Billionaires

The COVID-19 pandemic is being used to facilitate the efforts of a select few to create a one-world government with power concentrated in the hands of an elitist group of billionaires. In March 2020, the United Nations New World Order (UNNWO) announced their annual International Day of Happiness global campaign, along with a call for solidarity and unity in the global fight against COVID-19.1 The campaign theme, according to UNNWO, was:2 “… a call on all 7.8 billion members of the global human family, and all 206 nations and...

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Farmed Salmon Is Getting Worse

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Farmed Salmon Is Getting Worse

Salmon is often used as an example of a health-conscious food choice, but its health value depends greatly on its source. While wild salmon is nutritious, there are many problems with farm-raised salmon, which makes up the bulk of salmon sold in U.S. supermarkets and served in restaurants. A key part of that lies with their diet, which in the wild is made up of marine life, including zooplankton and other fish. In an attempt to simulate their wild diet, during the 1990s virtually all farmed salmon were fed diets rich in fishmeal and fish...

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Flu Deaths Walked Back From Tens of Thousands to Hundreds

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flu Deaths Walked Back From Tens of Thousands to Hundreds

For decades, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned about the deadliness of seasonal influenza, but their estimates of annual flu deaths may have been heavy-handed. In recent years, the promotion of annual influenza vaccination has also been strong, with officials suggesting it’s the best way to stay safe during flu season in the U.S. Much of the push for vaccination is based on the CDC’s estimates of flu illnesses and deaths, which now appear questionable. “CDC uses the estimates of the burden of...

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Beets Can Help Fight COVID

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Beets Can Help Fight COVID

The beet has long been part of human history. Some of the oldest archaeological evidence dates the consumption of beets back to the Third Dynasty of Egypt, and Greek records show beets were cultivated around 300 BC.1 Historical beetroots were long and thin, often resembling a red carrot. The modern cultivar didn’t appear until the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed and not the fibrous roots.2 These were occasionally used for medicine. The first record of the roots being eaten was in...

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Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

The only consistent thing about COVID-19 testing and reporting so far is their inconsistency. Head-scratching “errors” have plagued us from the get-go, and it sure doesn’t seem to be getting any better. I guess it just goes to show that even with access to incredible data-crunching technology, human ineptitude will ensure no one becomes the wiser. Faulty or contaminated tests have been used and reporting guidelines have been changed and updated multiple times, virtually eliminating any possibility of accurately tracking...

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Weekly Health Quiz: UV Radiation and Quercetin

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: UV Radiation and Quercetin

1 More than 90% of COVID-19 patients in China have been treated with: Hydroxychloroquine Traditional Chinese medicine remedies According to Yu Yanhong, party chief of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 91.5% of COVID-19 patients in China have been treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) decoctions. Learn more. Mechanical ventilation Acupuncture 2 Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure appears to lower COVID-19 mortality rates even when the exposure is too low to produce vitamin D. A possible mechanism of action...

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Right Kind of Stress Can Make You Resilient to COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Right Kind of Stress Can Make You Resilient to COVID-19

Siim Land has written an excellent book called “Metabolic Autophagy: Practice Intermittent Fasting and Resistance Training to Build Muscle and Promote Longevity.”1 It’s a valuable synergetic companion to “Fat for Fuel,” as it delves into some areas I did not cover. It compiles and presents all the basic science you need to know in a digestible format. Here, we discuss his latest book, “Stronger by Stress: Adapt to Beneficial Stressors to Improve Your Health and Strengthen the Body,”2 which came out...

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New Research Testing Sweet Wormwood Compound for COVID

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Research Testing Sweet Wormwood Compound for COVID

A second antimalarial treatment is being seriously considered and evaluated for its efficacy against COVID-19. The treatment is from the plant Artemisia annua, which most people know as sweet wormwood or sweet Annie. Research over the past few decades has revealed multiple health benefits from this plant with an uncommon name. Another plant in the same family, Artemisia absinthium, has a different history. It has been used in the development of absinthe, an alcoholic beverage which is up to 80% alcohol prepared by macerating the leaves and...

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COVID Has Increased Cases of Broken Heart Syndrome

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on COVID Has Increased Cases of Broken Heart Syndrome

Have you heard the expression, “She died from a broken heart”? Doctors know it is more than a myth or an old wives’ tale. In fact, the condition is colloquially known as “broken heart syndrome.” The medical term for the condition is Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), named after a pot used by Japanese fishermen to trap octopi.1 The diagnosis was first introduced by a Japanese scientist in 1991. However, this was only the first time it had been described since people had been known to suffer from the condition. After...

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Did Sweden Get COVID Right?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Did Sweden Get COVID Right?

In the U.S., even as the COVID-19 curve appears to have flattened, and death rates for some groups have fallen to almost zero,1 dire warnings about an ominous “second wave” continue. Likewise, Sweden, a country that has handled the pandemic differently than most of the globe, is being chided for its looser restrictions and lack of lockdowns, even as data suggest their refusal to implement a full shutdown of their society may have been the best approach after all. While most other countries instituted stay-at-home orders and...

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Another Reason to Add Quercetin to Your Daily Supplements

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Another Reason to Add Quercetin to Your Daily Supplements

I’ve previously reviewed the similarities between the flavonoid quercetin and the drug hydroxychloroquine, discussing the possibility of using quercetin in lieu of the drug against COVID-19. We’re now also starting to see quercetin mentioned more often in the scientific literature on COVID-19. Quercetin Highlighted in COVID-19 Medical Literature For example, a review article1 published in the June 19, 2020, issue of Frontiers in Immunology highlights quercetin’s usefulness as a COVID-19 treatment, especially in conjunction...

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Remdesivir Treatment Stopped Due to Side Effects

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Remdesivir Treatment Stopped Due to Side Effects

The global pandemic has spurred several arms of science into action, with researchers seeking to discover how the virus works and to uncover the best testing, vaccinations and treatments. The biomedical community has been working on antiviral interventions, including remdesivir. A precursor to the drug was initially evaluated during the Ebola outbreak several years ago. Remdesivir was developed using taxpayer money that Public Citizen estimates reached at least $70.5 million, based on publicly available data.1 They also believe the number is...

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CDC Guidelines for Going Back to School in 2020

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on CDC Guidelines for Going Back to School in 2020

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the academic, physical and mental benefits of returning children to school for in-person learning outweigh the potential health risks of COVID-19. To that end, the AAP has issued guidelines for the “safe reopening” of schools. However, many parents wonder whether the guidelines themselves may do far more harm than good in the long term. One parent outlines her concerns in the video above. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also issued school reopening...

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A Silver Lining of Pandemic?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Silver Lining of Pandemic?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, legitimate concerns have been raised that the social distancing, financial upheaval, quarantines and virus fears could lead to an upcoming mental health crisis. While this is still a potential reality, challenging times bring out both the best and the worst in people, and there’s some evidence that there could be a silver lining to the pandemic, in the form of increased resiliency and fortitude. Rather than leading to an increase in feelings of loneliness, at least one study has found that the unique...

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