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How Can You Benefit From Vitamin B12?

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Can You Benefit From Vitamin B12?

Table of Contents What Is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 Sources: Where Can You Get It? What Is B12 Deficiency and Is It Serious? Are You at Risk of Being B12-Deficient? What Is Vitamin B12 Good For? What Are the Other Uses of Vitamin B12? Studies Conducted on Vitamin B12 Side Effects and Contraindications for B12 Supplementation Maintain Healthy Vitamin B12 Levels so You Can Ensure Better Cognitive Health Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Vitamin B12 A significant portion of Americans have some type of vitamin deficiency and unknowingly...

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Whitening Strips or Soda? Which Is Worse for Your Teeth?

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Whitening Strips or Soda? Which Is Worse for Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth is an indispensable health habit affecting more than just your mouth. Regardless of your age or the number of years you’ve been using a toothbrush, it’s important you address all aspects of dental health as it plays a role in optimizing your overall health and well-being. You may easily avoid bad breath, plaque, yellow teeth and tooth decay when you adopt an effective oral care routine. It is unfortunate how many fail to appreciate how this simple strategy affects your overall health. In addition to affecting...

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A Film About the Impending 5G Apocalypse

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Film About the Impending 5G Apocalypse

Are you still under the misconception that unchecked exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) radiation is of no concern? Then I urge you to view the featured documentary, “5G Apocalypse — The Extinction Event” by Sacha Stone. Please understand that while I am not in agreement with some of Stone’s conspiracy theories on the militarization of these frequencies, the science is beyond solid to justify concern about 5G without throwing in conspiracy allegations. I do believe that, overall, the documentary was well done and...

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How to Grow Jackfruit

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Jackfruit

Table of Contents Jackfruit Basics Growing Jackfruit from Seed Nutritional Benefits of Jackfruit Low-Glycemic Boon for Diabetics Jackfruit Recipe Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a unique tropical fruit with a distinct musky smell and deliciously sweet taste. Jackfruit can grow to enormous sizes with specimens measuring between 4 and 24 inches in length and 10 to 30 inches in diameter. Weighing between 10 and 100 pounds, it’s the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. Jackfruit is widely grown throughout Asia and India but can...

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Scallions Are Easy to Grow in Your Kitchen or Garden

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Scallions Are Easy to Grow in Your Kitchen or Garden

Table of Contents How to Identify a Scallion Growing Scallions in the Garden Regrow Scallions Inside for All-Year Flavor Scallions May Be Either Perennial or Biennial Pick, Store and Slice Your Scallions for the Best Flavor Scallions Add Flavor and Nutrition Tasty Ways to Use Scallions Scallions are a member of the Allium family, joining garlic, leeks, shallots and onions. They’re often used to add a bit of color or a garnish to a dish but are often overlooked for their nutritional value and overshadowed by other ingredients. Like...

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Low Cholesterol May Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Low Cholesterol May Raise Your Alzheimer’s Risk

While cholesterol has been vilified as something that should be as low as possible to prevent heart disease, it’s actually a crucial component for good health and too low a level can have serious repercussions for your health. Cholesterol is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, and is necessary for the production of cell membranes, virtually every steroid hormone, vitamin D and bile acids that help you digest fat. Cholesterol also plays an important role in the formation of memories and is vital for...

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Antibiotics for 2 Months Increase Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Antibiotics for 2 Months Increase Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

Using antibiotics for an extended period of time during middle-age or later may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. The finding comes from a study published in the European Heart Journal, which revealed women aged 60 and over who used antibiotics for two months or longer had significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, compared to women who did not.1 According to a press release2 by the researchers, the results held true even after adjusting for other related factors, like...

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Horsetail May Help Improve Your Skin and Bone Health

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Horsetail May Help Improve Your Skin and Bone Health

Table of Contents How Can You Benefit From Horsetail? Here’s How You Can Use Horsetail Herb How to Grow Horsetail in Your Own Backyard How to Correctly Harvest and Store Horsetail Herbs Get This Herb’s Health Benefits by Brewing Horsetail Tea Contraindications and Possible Side Effects of Horsetail Horsetail, or equisetum, is a group of grass plants from the Equisetaceae family, a plant family that has been around for about 400 million years.1 Because of this, Equisetum has been deemed as a “living fossil,”2 because...

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There Is Toxic Fungus in E-Cigs

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on There Is Toxic Fungus in E-Cigs

Smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes takes a large toll on health. They contain thousands of toxic chemicals that are released into your lungs and the air with every puff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 calls it the “single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.” Traditional combustible cigarettes kill more than 480,000 Americans every year. In addition, smoking-related illness creates a financial burden of more than $300 billion, including direct medical care and lost productivity. According...

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Why Children Are Getting Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Children Are Getting Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is caused by excess fat in your liver. The medical term is hepatic steatosis. Your liver normally contains some fat, but when greater than 10% of the weight of the liver is fat, it’s called fatty liver. There are two main types: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis.1 NAFLD may be suspected if a blood test shows higher levels of liver enzymes than expected. While the disease is found more frequently in adults, researchers are finding NAFLD is...

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Why Splenda Is Not So Splendid, and Safety Has Been Questioned

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Splenda Is Not So Splendid, and Safety Has Been Questioned

Are artificial sweeteners such as Splenda still part of your daily diet? If so, I would strongly recommend reconsidering. It’s important to realize that while artificial sweeteners have no (or very few) calories, they are still metabolically active,1 and not in a beneficial way. For example, research2,3 published in the online version of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health August 21, 2018, shows sucralose — sold under brand names such as Splenda, Splenda Zero, Zero-Cal, Sukrana, Apriva, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren and...

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Genetic Editing Goes Rogue

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Genetic Editing Goes Rogue

Advancements in genetic editing claim to offer a precise way to modify an organism’s DNA, opening new doors to treat diseases, improve food crops, manufacture fuel and chemicals and more. The possibilities seem virtually endless, but emerging research suggests the edits may not be as precise as once thought and may lead to significant off-target mutations, with completely unknown consequences. As increasing off-target implications are uncovered from gene-editing tools such as CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic...

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Vaccinated Flight Attendant in Coma

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaccinated Flight Attendant in Coma

In the midst of rising hysteria over measles outbreaks in the U.S., media outlets have featured a story about a 43-year-old flight attendant who’s been in a coma for days due to encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, which is a rare complication of both measles and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. While spinning the story as a reason to be very afraid of measles, and typically spreading the rhetoric that the best way to stay “safe” is to get vaccinated, it’s only mentioned in passing that the flight attendant...

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Monsanto Argues Roundup Cancer Victim Should Receive Less Money Because of Imminent Death

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Monsanto Argues Roundup Cancer Victim Should Receive Less Money Because of Imminent Death

August 10, 2018, a jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG1,2) had “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of its weed killer, Roundup.3,4 The plaintiff in this historic case was 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Johnson sprayed about 150 gallons of Roundup 20 to 40 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District in California, from 2012 through late 2015.5 His lawsuit, filed in...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Zinc, Stress and Back Pain

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Zinc, Stress and Back Pain

1 The following nutrient has been shown to contribute to improved behavior in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Zinc A number of studies have found children afflicted with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be zinc-deficient than other children, and zinc supplementation has been shown to contribute to improved behavior in children with ADHD. Learn more. Vitamin C Carbohydrates Lectins 2 Cellular repair and regeneration occurs during which of the following fasting phases? Within...

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