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Weekly health quiz — Magnesium, measles and grounding

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly health quiz — Magnesium, measles and grounding

1 Which of the following nutrients helps shuttle magnesium to the cells that need it most, thereby augmenting the benefits of magnesium and reducing symptoms of magnesium deficiency? Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 escorts magnesium to the cells that need it most, thus ensuring that the magnesium you’re getting, whether from foods or supplements, is being used as efficiently as possible. Vitamin B6 thus helps augment the many benefits of magnesium. Learn more. Calcium Vitamin K2 Vitamin D 2 Which of the following scenarios will grant you lifelong...

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Dr. Weil on the development of integrative medicine in modern practice

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dr. Weil on the development of integrative medicine in modern practice

Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, is one of the true pioneers of this field, having advocated holistic approaches to health for about 50 years. “I was always interested in science and biology,” Weil says, and “I have a lifelong interest in plants … that led me to be a botany major at Harvard as an undergraduate and started me on a career interest in medicinal plants.” Fascinated by mind-body interactions, Weil began studying alternative medicine in college. After...

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Introduction to myasthenia gravis — A rare, neurological autoimmune disease

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Introduction to myasthenia gravis — A rare, neurological autoimmune disease

The immune system plays an important role in keeping your body healthy. It helps protect your organs and tissues from disease-causing foreign bodies such as bacteria and viruses. To do this, your immune system releases specific antibodies that work to prevent infections.1 In certain situations, however, your immune system turns against your own body, causing autoimmune diseases to develop. Examples of autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis.2 There is no known cure for autoimmune diseases. Instead,...

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How to Make Meatballs

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Meatballs

Meatballs, in the most basic sense, are made from ground meat that has been formed into dense, round shapes. The type of meat used can vary, from lean ground beef to fatty ground pork or veal. You can even use fish! When making meatballs, the meat is enhanced with moist breadcrumbs, flavored with herbs, spices or cheese, and then an egg is added as a binder to help hold the meat’s round form. Thanks to their popularity and flexibility, you’ll see meatballs in various dishes — served as appetizers, added to pastas, mixed into soups or even...

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‘Down to Earth’ — The earthing movie

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on ‘Down to Earth’ — The earthing movie

Grounding, also called earthing, is a scientifically-supported health practice that has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine despite a body of evidence for its effectiveness. Grounding is simply placing your bare feet on the ground to avail your body of the electron-enriched earth.Why does grounding have positive health effects? Because undesirable free radicals in your body are positively charged while the electrons received from the earth through the soles of your feet are negatively charged. As a result, free radicals are...

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The truth about sugar addiction

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The truth about sugar addiction

Sugar is one of the most harmful and addictive substances that you can consume, as it’s associated with various metabolic diseases.1 Nowadays, it’s found in almost everything you eat. In fact, the average American consumes around 17.4 teaspoons of sugar per day — that’s more than 5 teaspoons higher than the average sugar intake recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020.2 A 2015 article from The Washington Post states that the U.S. even ranks first in the countries that consume the highest amount of...

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How to remove warts with duct tape

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to remove warts with duct tape

Warts are benign skin growths that occur when a virus infects the top layer of skin. Viruses triggering wart growth are from human papillomavirus (HPV). Although warts are contagious, most come in contact with HPV repeatedly but only some develop warts.1 The common wart appears as a small, grainy skin growth, usually on the fingers or hands.2 It may take as long as six months to develop a wart after you’ve been exposed to the virus. The common wart is usually harmless and eventually disappears without any treatment. It’s more...

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Growing cucumbers in your garden or container

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Growing cucumbers in your garden or container

Table of Contents Cucumber varieties Planting and growing cucumbers Pest control and pollination Harvesting and storing cucumbers Ways to use cucumbers Cucumbers are one of my most highly recommended vegetables, and if you have a garden, you can easily grow them at home.1,2,3 Aside from being able to control pesticide and fertilizer use, you’ll also avoid the wax applied to many commercially sold cucumbers. There are dozens of varieties that thrive in both cool and warm climates, although they can be a challenge to grow if temperatures...

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Regenerative gardening and living, an online program

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Regenerative gardening and living, an online program

Table of Contents ‘Kiss the Ground’ — An online education platform Learn, grow and support regenerative nonprofits What you’ll learn Why garden regeneratively? Regenerative gardening basics Resources for urban gardeners Sign up for classes today There is no doubt that one of the most important things you can do to take control of your health is to start growing some, or most, of your own food. Much of the previous knowledge about how begin doing this that’s been passed down generation to generation has been lost. But...

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Hydrangeas — What makes these colorful flowers so popular?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hydrangeas — What makes these colorful flowers so popular?

Table of Contents Different hydrangea varieties you should be aware of Health benefits of hydrangeas What can hydrangeas be used for? How to grow hydrangeas Growing different types of hydrangeas How to care for your hydrangeas and keep them alive How to dry and preserve hydrangeas The hydrangea belongs to the Saxifragaceae family, with four species native to the United States encompassing diverse locations such as New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee.1 Beginner gardeners can gain plenty of experience cultivating this plant,...

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Stress-busting fatty acids discovered in Mycobacterium vaccae

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Stress-busting fatty acids discovered in Mycobacterium vaccae

Humans’ modern-day obsession with keeping their homes and bodies regularly disinfected and as close to sterile as possible has come at a steep price — the lack of regular communing with beneficial microbes in the environment. The issue is only compounded by the fact that many people no longer spend much time outdoors working, playing or otherwise cohabitating with the soil and all of its biological inhabitants. Within the soil, it turns out, are a host of useful microbes, of which researchers have only uncovered the tip of the iceberg,...

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Ashwagandha may reduce anxiety and stress

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ashwagandha may reduce anxiety and stress

Known as a multipurpose herb and “rejuvenator” used in ancient Ayurvedic1 and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, ashwagandha2 (Withania somnifera) is a plant native to India with a host of bioactive functions. Ashwagandha is one of the few true adaptogenic herbs that helps your body adapt to stress3 by balancing your immune system,4 metabolism and hormonal systems.5 As noted in the medical review, “Scientific Basis for the Therapeutic Use of Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)”:6 “Studies indicate ashwagandha...

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Glyphosate use rises and you need to be careful how you test for it

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glyphosate use rises and you need to be careful how you test for it

According to polls, the No. 1 reason people choose organic food is to avoid pesticide exposure.1 Not only do these chemicals threaten the environment, but they also pose a very clear and direct risk to human health. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide — identified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)2,3 in 2015 — is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history.4 A 2016 study5 published in Environmental Sciences Europe revealed use of glyphosate...

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How to reduce indoor air pollution

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to reduce indoor air pollution

Indoor air quality refers to the quality of air within the buildings and structures where you live. Understanding how to control common pollutants may help reduce your risk of immediate and long-term health effects. The American Lung Association1 maintains a list of common pollutants with a negative effect on your health, including building and paint products, carpets, formaldehyde, radon and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Indoor air pollution is one of the world’s largest environmental problems. According to the State of Global Air...

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Ultraprocessed foods increase risk of death by 62%

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ultraprocessed foods increase risk of death by 62%

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases defines overweight and obese as a person whose weight is higher than what is considered normal, adjusted for their height.1 That adjustment is figured by taking a person’s weight in kilograms and dividing it by the square of height in meters, which gives what is known as a body mass index, or BMI, according to the CDC.2 An adult is considered obese if their BMI is 30.0 or higher. Recent studies only reinforce what scientist and researchers already know: Obesity rates...

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