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Scientists Want to Create Tasty Food From Plastic

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Scientists Want to Create Tasty Food From Plastic

We have a problem with plastic. Not only is it difficult to get rid of without damaging the environment, but we appear to have an addiction to all things disposable. In the U.S., plastic is considered an integral and necessary part of daily life. Just a stroll down the grocery store aisle reveals an unhealthy dependence on plastic, from packaging to bags for our groceries. Fresh produce is often wrapped in plastic or sliced and shrink-wrapped in a plastic covering. Nuts, cheese, milk and lettuce are all encased in plastic. Across the world,...

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Oneness Versus the 1%

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Oneness Versus the 1%

In this interview, social justice and anti-GMO advocate Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., discusses her book, “Oneness Vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom,” which she co-wrote with her son, in which she argues that the ultra-wealthy elite are responsible for a majority of the environmental, financial and health crises currently facing us. In reality, it’s really about the 0.001% — the small number of billionaires and centibillionaires who have become ultra-rich over the past 30 years or so. Most of them didn’t exist...

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Why Are NAD+ Precursors so Important?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Are NAD+ Precursors so Important?

Niacin is a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a vital signaling molecule1 that’s also believed to play an important role in longevity. This is partly due to its role as an essential substrate for sirtuins,2 which are enzymes related to healthy aging, as well as its role in DNA repair. NAD+ modulates energy production and many enzymes and in so doing controls hundreds of processes in your body including the survival of cells and energy metabolism. NAD+ is influenced on a daily basis by what you eat, exercise levels and...

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How Nitric Oxide Combats COVID-19

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Nitric Oxide Combats COVID-19

I’ve written many articles reviewing a wide variety of therapies demonstrated or hypothesized to have a positive impact on SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 disease progression. Now, we can add nitric oxide (NO) to the list — not to be confused with nitrous oxide (N2O, a sedative often referred to as laughing gas). According to Åke Lundkvist, a professor at Uppsala University who led the study1 in question:2 “To our knowledge, nitric oxide is the only substance shown so far to have a direct effect on SARS-CoV-2. Until we get a vaccine...

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Why Mattress Coolers Are Gaining Popularity

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Mattress Coolers Are Gaining Popularity

In a fast-paced society where productivity is often prized more than rest and relaxation, sleep has become an undervalued commodity. Yet, as science has found, sleep is necessary for optimal health, and it is one of the foundational pillars on which your longevity rests.1 After years of research and analysis, scientists have also found there are unique changes that happen in the body during sleep to help protect your brain and overall health. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the quantity and quality of...

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What to Buy Now in Case of Another Lockdown

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What to Buy Now in Case of Another Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted shortages in food and supplies that haven’t been seen since the Depression era. It also shifted, practically overnight, trends in consumer buying behaviors, turning previously mundane items into hot commodities. Toilet paper, cleaning supplies and nonperishable foods flew off store shelves in the pandemic’s early days while, in the weeks and months that followed, disruptions in manufacturing and the supply chain contributed to shortages among lumber, appliances, aluminum cans, meat and even coins.1...

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Majority Are Already Immune Against SARS-CoV-2

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Majority Are Already Immune Against SARS-CoV-2

The more data becomes available about SARS-CoV-2, the more obvious it becomes that the response to this pandemic has been grossly overblown. Fatality statistics1,2,3,4,5,6,7 from multiple sources, calculated in a variety of ways, show the risk of dying from COVID-19 is lower than your risk of dying from conventional influenza, at least if you’re under the age of 60. Overall, the data8,9 also show that the overall all-cause mortality has remained steady this year and doesn’t veer from the norm. In other words, COVID-19 has not...

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The Pharma Façade: More Hidden Money Going to Nonprofits

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Pharma Façade: More Hidden Money Going to Nonprofits

In the U.K., patient organizations are nonprofits made up of patients and caregivers that offer support and advocacy for those afflicted by certain health conditions. Although they’re widely perceived as patient-oriented groups that serve the public, they often receive funding from pharmaceutical companies — a significant problem since such organizations are also increasingly involved in policy decisions and research.1 In fact, according to researchers from the University of Bath in the U.K. and Lund University in Sweden, patient...

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Lancet: Measles Shot Loses Immunity Year Over Year

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Lancet: Measles Shot Loses Immunity Year Over Year

In the year before COVID-19, aside from mandates for children, fear mongering was the communication of choice to push people into vaccinating against measles, mumps and rubella and all types of other diseases and conditions. Media outlets were publishing angry editorials, spewing hate against parents who chose not to vaccinate their children and blaming them for others getting measles.1 Some state and federal legislators were piggybacking on this rhetoric, proposing severe restrictions on the medical vaccine exemption and eliminating...

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Study Shows Significant Link Between Mercury and Autism

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Study Shows Significant Link Between Mercury and Autism

The controversy over whether mercury overexposure can trigger autism is a long-standing one. A new meta-analysis of previous studies sheds much needed light on the matter, concluding there’s a “significant relationship” between the two. The review,1,2 published in the September 2020 issue of Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, looked at 18 studies conducted between 1982 and 2019 that examined the relationship between concentrations of copper, lead or mercury in blood, plasma, hair or nails and the prevalence of autism. While no...

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What Are the Benefits of Bilberry?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Bilberry?

Berries are often hailed as some of the best fruits you can eat. That’s because they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that have a wide range of health benefits. One class of compounds in berries that’s responsible for many of their health benefits is anthocyanins — the plant pigment that gives berries and other red, blue or purple plants their color. All berries contain some anthocyanins, but bilberries are considered one of the best natural sources.1 Bilberries are small, dark berries that look a lot like blueberries. In...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Moringa, COVID and Masks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Moringa, COVID and Masks

1 Which of the following supplements has been shown to lower your risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and reduce your risk of severe infection, hospitalization, complications and death? Magnesium Ubiquinol Vitamin D Vitamin D has been shown to lower your risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and reduce your risk of severe infection, hospitalization, complications and death. Learn more. B vitamin complex 2 Which of the following groups have been identified by the FDA as being at increased risk for harmful effects from dental mercury...

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President Trump’s Prescribed COVID-19 Protocol

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on President Trump’s Prescribed COVID-19 Protocol

October 2, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Both reported having mild symptoms. According to a report1 by Science Magazine, the President was transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, that same day. His symptoms included fever, fatigue and congestion. According to his doctors, he also experienced a temporary drop in oxygen saturation level, from the normal 98% to 93%, and was given supplemental oxygen before being transported to...

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These Sheriffs Are the Difference Between Freedom and Tyranny

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on These Sheriffs Are the Difference Between Freedom and Tyranny

Richard Mack, a retired sheriff and current president of Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers (CSPOA),1 is hard at work, educating sheriffs around the country to get them up to speed on the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was essentially clueless as to the importance of your local county sheriffs. I had no idea how crucial they are. Today, I view them as some of the most important elected officials we all have the opportunity to vote for. (Three states — Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut — do not...

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What You Need to Know About the Act of 1986

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About the Act of 1986

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. In this interview, Dr. Andrew Wakefield discusses the documentary1 “1986: The Act,” which he produced. He also co-wrote and directed Del Bigtree’s film “Vaxxed,” which discloses the conspiracy within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to withhold information about vaccine harms. Wakefield is now doing a...

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