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Purslane: The Weed With Wholesome Health Benefits

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Purslane: The Weed With Wholesome Health Benefits

Table of Contents Purslane’s Many Health Benefits What Is Purslane Used For? How to Grow Purslane How to Eat Purslane Purslane Recipes You Should Try The purslane plant (Portulaca Oleracea) is one of those herbs that sometimes you just can’t decide whether to keep or remove from your garden. It’s often viewed as unwelcome because it pops up beside plants you want to showcase or eat. Purslane has become so widespread in gardens1 today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has branded it a noxious weed.2 Purslane, which may...

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How Obesity Affects the Brain

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Obesity Affects the Brain

Obesity rates have tripled worldwide since 1975, and as of 2016, 39% of adults were overweight while 13% were obese.1 Associated health risks like heart disease and diabetes are well known, but many aren’t aware that your brain may also be affected by obesity. Rates of neurodegenerative disorders, including dementia, are also on the rise, with an estimated 115 million people expected to be living with dementia by 2050.2 It’s possible that rising rates of obesity may be one driving force behind this growing burden — and one...

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USDA Sued Over Failure to Address High Rates of Fecal Bacteria on Chicken

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on USDA Sued Over Failure to Address High Rates of Fecal Bacteria on Chicken

While there are many environmental and human health hazards associated with modern food production, perhaps one of the most pressing concerns for any given individual is the ever-rising risk of food poisoning. According to preliminary data from the CDC, there were 25,606 foodborne infections, 5,893 hospitalizations and 120 deaths from food poisoning in 2018.1 In 2017, there were 24,484 infections, 5,677 hospitalization and 122 deaths.2 For further comparison, between the years of 2009 and 2015 — a span of six years — there were 5,760 reported...

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Why You Should Never Buy Precut Fruit

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why You Should Never Buy Precut Fruit

Eating more vegetables may be one of the simplest choices you can make to improve your health. Just about any vegetable is good for you, but some are better than others. Some fruits, lower in fructose, are also healthy as they contain high amounts of antioxidants. In one study1 from the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found a suboptimal diet was culpable in developing cardiometabolic diseases.2 Good food identified in the study to reduce the risk of cardiometabolic diseases included fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds,...

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Your Doctor’s Lab Coat Is Likely Contaminated

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Doctor’s Lab Coat Is Likely Contaminated

For some, simply seeing a physician in a white coat is enough to spike your blood pressure. This condition, known as “white coat hypertension” or “white coat syndrome,”1 happens when the blood pressure readings in your physician’s office are higher than they are in a different setting. While it was once believed white-coat high blood pressure was triggered by stress from your doctor’s appointment, some think it might be a signal you’re at risk for high blood pressure as a long-term condition.2 To move...

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What’s the Truth Behind MMR Vaccine Testing?

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What’s the Truth Behind MMR Vaccine Testing?

April 2, 2018, I posted an article in which I discussed the 2010 lawsuit filed against Merck by two former virologists employed by the company. The whistleblowers claim Merck lied about the effectiveness of the mumps portion of its MMR II (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine, artificially inflating its efficacy in testing.1,2 For example, the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness was tested against the virus used in the vaccine rather than the natural, wild mumps virus that you’d actually be exposed to in the real world. Animal antibodies were also said...

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Inoculating Against Manipulation

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Inoculating Against Manipulation

Letting teenagers know they’re being manipulated by food marketers may be a deceptively simple way to encourage healthier eating, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.1 Many of the leading chronic diseases threatening human health, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the result of poor dietary choices. These dietary habits may start in childhood, in part due to pervasive and carefully orchestrated advertisements from the junk food industry. Teenagers are among those who are heavily...

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Bayer Loses Third Trial – Jury Awards $2 Billion!

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bayer Loses Third Trial – Jury Awards $2 Billion!

Bayer is the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, due to its $63 billion Monsanto purchase. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the merger in 2018, with Bayer CEO Werner Baumann stating at the time that the acquisition would further their goal of creating a leading agriculture company, adding, “We want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a more sustainable way.”1 All has not remained rosy, however, as Monsanto came along with a heavy liability, including 13,400 lawsuits from people...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Fruit, Soil and Cholesterol

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fruit, Soil and Cholesterol

1 Which of the following has been proven to be an essential component of a healthy ecosystem that regenerates land and promotes healthy soils? Laboratory-grown meat made from cell cultures Plant-based meat substitutes Concentrated animal feeding operations Holistic livestock management Holistic livestock management has been shown to be an essential component of regenerative farming and the creation of healthy soils. Learn more. 2 Recent research shows glyphosate has multigenerational effects even at half of the...

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New Immune Cells Found in Mother’s Milk

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Immune Cells Found in Mother’s Milk

It’s well-known that breastfed babies tend to be healthier than babies given a bottle filled with formula, especially in their first year of life, and the benefits are numerous. What’s more, the longer a baby is breastfed, the more far-reaching the health effects are throughout their lives. The developing field of stem cell biology is being used by scientists to differentiate the types of cells derived from breast milk. While there are innumerable studies on the advantages mothers offer their children when they choose to...

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Top 8 Tips to Optimize Your Blood Sugar Level

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top 8 Tips to Optimize Your Blood Sugar Level

Insulin is essential to staying alive; unfortunately, the vast majority of people have resistance to this essential hormone, speeding up the aging process and contributing to the development of degenerative diseases. Any meal high in grain and sugar carbs typically generates a rapid rise in blood glucose. To compensate, your pancreas secretes more insulin into your bloodstream to lower your blood sugar. Insulin, however, is also very efficient at lowering blood sugar by turning it into fat. The more you secrete, the more fat your body will...

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Highest Quality Study Proves Eating This Way Is A Pollution Solution

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Highest Quality Study Proves Eating This Way Is A Pollution Solution

In the 1940s, the Green Revolution changed agricultural practices. The beginning of the Revolution is often attributed to Norman Borlaug who developed high-yield varieties of wheat enabling Mexico to produce more wheat than was needed by citizens in their country.1 Production of wheat and rice from high-yield varieties had dramatic success in Mexico and India, which on the surface appeared to solve food production issues. However, these new varieties were domesticated varieties bred to respond to fertilizers to increase the yield.2 The Green...

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How Functional Genetics Can Help You Take Control of Your Health

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Functional Genetics Can Help You Take Control of Your Health

Functional genomics is a gene testing modality with enormous value that many are completely unaware of. Bob Miller1 is a certified traditional naturopath specializing in genetic-specific nutrition. He’s the founder of the NutriGenetic Research Institute,2 devoted to testing and helping people understand the results of their functional genetic testing and how to apply it to improve their health. “As a traditional naturopath, we’re not licensed medical doctors, so we don’t diagnose, treat or prescribe,” Miller explains. “We look at the...

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This Tasty Sauce Requires Minimal Effort, but Delivers Maximum Flavors

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Tasty Sauce Requires Minimal Effort, but Delivers Maximum Flavors

For the French, a well-made sauce is given utmost importance when preparing dishes. In fact, this cuisine has what’s called five “mother sauces” that serve as bases or “finishers.” A remoulade is one of the sauces you can find in French cuisine, and although it isn’t a “mother sauce,” its flavor is well-recognized and has even provided some inspiration for other sauces. What Is Remoulade? A remoulade (pronounced reh-moo-lahd ), according to Food Republic, usually combines eggs and oil to make a mayonnaise. Afterward, fresh and/or dried herbs...

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Lyme Disease: An Introduction

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Lyme Disease: An Introduction

Lyme disease remains one of the most serious and controversial epidemics today. Approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every year. However, data from the standard national surveillance show that around 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the U.S.,1 indicating the disease is considerably underreported. But what exactly is Lyme disease and how can you contract it? An Overview on Lyme Disease Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be...

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