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Why Bats Are Ecological Superheroes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Bats Are Ecological Superheroes

Bats are sometimes feared and greatly misunderstood. They’ve been particularly vilified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many are falsely pushing the narrative that bats, and the sale of bats and other animals in wet markets, are to blame for the outbreak. We now have proof that’s simply not true. For more information, be sure to check out tomorrow’s interview with virologist and molecular biologist Jonathan Latham, Ph.D. In that interview, he presents evidence showing SARS-CoV-2 is highly unlikely to have a natural...

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Is There Really Strong Evidence for Wearing Masks?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is There Really Strong Evidence for Wearing Masks?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been conflicting advice about wearing face masks or face coverings, even within the same public health agencies. For example, some medical organizations claim that wearing a mask only protects others from you if you are carrying the virus, but urge you to wear one if you are in close contact with a COVID-19 patient — which infers that a mask could protect you from an infected person. The advice raises several questions. First, many people can be carrying the virus and not know it because they are...

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Should Aspirin Be Prescribed Daily for Heart Health?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Should Aspirin Be Prescribed Daily for Heart Health?

Heart disease can include several problems related to the heart and blood vessels, many of which are related to atherosclerosis. A buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries makes it difficult for blood flow, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. In 2017, 859,125 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to cardiovascular disease.1 According to the American Heart Association, the disease kills more people every year than all forms of cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined. Coronary heart disease is the main problem,...

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How Fear of a Virus Changed Our World

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Fear of a Virus Changed Our World

Fear is a primal biological response to a perceived threat to our survival. Fear triggers momentary paralysis and then a fight or flight reaction before the brain can rationally analyze and calibrate our response to a perceived threat.1 Right now, people around the world are living in fear of being infected or infecting someone else with a new coronavirus that can kill those most vulnerable without warning. Along with confusion and uncertainty, which prolong fear, many of us are traumatized by the authoritarian measures governments have taken...

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Survey Says One-Third Are Depressed or Anxious

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Survey Says One-Third Are Depressed or Anxious

The COVID-19 pandemic has morphed into something much greater than a viral illness alone. The fear, uncertainty, social isolation and financial devastation that have come along with it are now creating the perfect storm for mental health issues, and a pandemic-triggered mental health crisis is expected. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in partnership with the Census Bureau, has already set up an experimental data system known as the Household Pulse Survey to monitor changes in mental health due to the coronavirus pandemic.1...

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YouTube Bans Mercola Videos

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on YouTube Bans Mercola Videos

The noose of censorship continues to tighten. I recently reported how Twitter now falsely labels Mercola article links as unsafe and malicious, warning potential readers my site might steal passwords and other personal data, or install malware on your computer. It is absolutely false. On the contrary, my site now has a firewall preventing Google analytic scripts from running on our pages, thereby protecting you from Google’s intrusive data mining. Unfortunately, by declaring our pages dangerous, they successfully suppress about 95% of...

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The New COVID-19 Medication Isn’t Backed by Results

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The New COVID-19 Medication Isn’t Backed by Results

Big Pharma companies have worked hard to portray themselves as benevolent corporations that pour billions of dollars into the creation of drugs and vaccines. Biotech giant Gilead Sciences is no different. They manufacture remdesivir, the newest drug being hyped to treat SARS-CoV-2, which is discussed above in The High Wire video by Del Bigtree from Informed Consent Action Network. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), Anthony Fauci, along with the media, has been making public statements that cannot...

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The COVID-19 Nursing Home Massacre

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The COVID-19 Nursing Home Massacre

The number of nursing homes has remained relatively stable since the Kaiser Family Foundation began publishing data in 2003.1 In 20182 there were 52 million people over the age of 65 and about 1.4 million who lived in nursing homes in 2019.3 In this video, the chief compliance officer of CommuniCare talks about the processes in place in their senior care facilities to combat COVID-19. As I’ve shared in the past, if you want to stay healthy, it’s important that you stay away from all hospitals, except in an emergency. This pandemic...

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New World Order Is Advancing Rapidly

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New World Order Is Advancing Rapidly

As the world emerges from lockdown due to the pandemic, many peculiarities exist that have led a growing number of people to question whether the pandemic is real or orchestrated in some way, and if the latter is true, toward what end? Many are not aware that before the pandemic even started, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a novel coronavirus pandemic preparedness exercise. The event, which took place October 18, 2019, in New York City, was called...

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The Sun Killed COVID

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Sun Killed COVID

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s provisional death counts for COVID-19 show a striking change. While starting at zero in February 2020 and spiking up to more than 5,000 deaths per week for the oldest age range (85 and over) and 111 among 25- to 34-year-olds in late April, they’ve plummeted. There were 199 COVID-19 deaths for the week ending May 30, 2020, among those 85 and over, while only one death was reported among 25- to 34-year-olds — an extremely rapid decline from April to May.1 What happened to...

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SARS-CoV-2 Origin — Deadliest Cover-Up in Human History

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on SARS-CoV-2 Origin — Deadliest Cover-Up in Human History

Chinese authorities have finally admitted SARS-CoV-2 did not originate in a Wuhan wet market,1 but that’s about as far as we’ve gotten to getting an official answer to the question about where the virus came from. Many valid questions are being raised, and have continued to be raised about the possibility that it is in fact manmade. Evidence indicating it is an engineered virus include the Antiviral Research paper2 “The Spike Glycoprotein of the New Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Contains a Furin-Like Cleavage Site Absent in CoV of...

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What You Need to Know About Vitamin C Dosage

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Vitamin C Dosage

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid (AA), is not synthesized by humans.1 It has many proven benefits from boosting the immune system, lessening cognitive decline, improving cardiovascular function and reducing oxidative stress to mineralizing bones, reducing the incidence of cataracts and acting as a pro-oxidant that may be toxic to cancer cells, according to research published in 2010.2 Yet, identifying the optimal dosage of vitamin C to achieve its many benefits has been a slow process. It has been hampered by lack of valid data, faulty...

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Weekly Health Quiz: BFR and COVID-19

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: BFR and COVID-19

1 Which of the following can cause hypercalcemia (toxic buildup of calcium in your blood)? Insufficient calcium intake Insufficient vitamin K2 intake in relation to vitamin D3 Hypercalcemia is caused by insufficient vitamin K2 in relation to vitamin D, not vitamin D per se. Vitamin K2 deficiency is what causes “vitamin D toxicity” symptoms. Learn more. Excessive vitamin K2 intake Insufficient vitamin D3 intake in relation to calcium 2 Which of the following categories is at greatest risk for COVID-19 infection? Infants Teens and...

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Full-Fat Dairy Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Full-Fat Dairy Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

In the past, I’ve written extensively about the differences between dairy from cows raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and those that are grass fed and raised in a more natural manner. Many of the health and environmental benefits associated with raising and consuming grass fed milk and dairy products originate in the cows’ diets. Grasses are a cow’s natural food, while corn and other grains that are routinely fed to CAFO livestock, are not. When cows eat grains, it alters the composition of their meat...

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Magnesium and K2 Optimize Your Vitamin D Supplementation

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Magnesium and K2 Optimize Your Vitamin D Supplementation

Optimizing your vitamin D level is ideally done through sensible sun exposure. However, many simply are unable to obtain sufficient levels from the sun alone and need supplemental vitamin D. In this case, nutritional synergies become an important factor. According to research by GrassrootsHealth,1 “combined intake of both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 has a greater effect on vitamin D levels than either individually,” and “those taking both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 have a higher vitamin D level for any...

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