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B Vitamins Are Important for the Prevention of Cognitive Decline

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on B Vitamins Are Important for the Prevention of Cognitive Decline

It should come as no surprise that nutrition is a foundational consideration to optimize and maintain cognitive function. It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for brain health, but certain vitamins are also important, and a number of vitamin deficiencies have been linked to impaired cognition, neurological diseases and mental disorders. Among the most important vitamins for brain health are vitamins B3 (niacin), B6 and B12. For example, two clinical manifestations...

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Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Inflammation, Anxiety and Depression

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Inflammation, Anxiety and Depression

When you eat processed foods, you’re not only being exposed to unhealthy ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup and synthetic fats but also the additives used to create a uniform, shelf-stable product. Emulsifiers, including carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and polysorbate 80 (P80), are among them, and research suggests they could be leading to inflammation, anxiety and depression in those who consume them. If you’ve ever made salad dressing or mayonnaise at home, you’re probably aware that the ingredients naturally separate,...

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Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

Animal waste and fertilizer runoff are two of the largest contributors to water pollution and contamination. Rising productivity on industrial factory farms is single-handedly impairing drinking water supplies across the country, polluting with key culprits like nitrogen, phosphate, insecticides and pesticides. In the Midwest, Iowa is the leader in U.S. corn and soy production and a major producer of hogs, eggs, cattle and chickens raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).1 Over 55 percent of the rivers and streams in the...

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Phosphates May Make You Feel Lazy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Phosphates May Make You Feel Lazy

Many are aware processed foods contain a variety of food additives. You may assume those additives have been tested for safety and approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but this is not the case. Although food manufacturers submit new additives to the FDA for review, the process takes years. In 1958, a loophole was created as Congress didn’t want the FDA to waste time reviewing staple ingredients, like salt and vinegar. They added a category of generally recognized as safe (GRAS), under which no FDA review is...

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Research Reveals Shocking Information About Sucralose (Splenda) Side Effects

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Research Reveals Shocking Information About Sucralose (Splenda) Side Effects

Table of Contents Splenda Was Approved With Near-Nonexistent Evidence of Safety Sucralose ‘Should Carry a Big Red Warning Label’ All Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Your Gut Bacteria Sucralose Is Not an Inert Compound Researchers Call for New Safety Review Sucralose Linked to Liver, Kidney and Thymus Damage Sucralose Raises Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Lots of Studies Question Safety of Sucralose Studies That Support Sucralose Safety Artificial Sweeteners Trick Your Body Into Storing Fat Commonly Reported Splenda Side Effects Report...

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Gene-Edited Chickens Are Here

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Gene-Edited Chickens Are Here

The first gene-edited chickens are scheduled to hatch at the Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The designer birds have been modified to resist flu, which spreads rapidly among CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) birds and has the potential to be transmitted to humans. “If we could prevent influenza virus crossing from wild birds into chickens, we would stop the next pandemic at source,” Wendy Barclay, a virologist at Imperial College London, said in a news release.1 The simplest way to stop the...

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Why Snopes Gets an ‘F’

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Snopes Gets an ‘F’

In the barrage of information you come across daily online, how do you know what’s true and what’s nothing more than hearsay, gossip or all-out lies? Some people use Snopes as their go-to source for online fact-checking, believing it to give the unbiased and credible final word on all those widely-circulated stories. If you’re relying on Snopes as your arbiter of truth, however, you’re in for a surprise: Snopes engages in massive censorship of natural health and general promotion of industry talking points. What...

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WHO, Pharma, Gates and Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on WHO, Pharma, Gates and Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?

By Barbara Loe Fisher The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report on January 16, 2019 ranking “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top “10 Threats to Global Health in 2019,” alongside air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases such as ebola, dengue fever and HIV.1 Throughout history, the greatest contributors to disease and early death in human populations have been poverty, poor sanitation and poor nutrition,2,3,4 but...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Dehydration, Light Bulbs and CBD

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Dehydration, Light Bulbs and CBD

1 The following type of blade has been shown to significantly delay browning of produce such as apples and avocado: Serrated blades Steel blades Tanto blade Ceramic blades Ceramic knives are chemically inert, and said to slow the browning process. Ceramic blades are best for slicing fruit, vegetables and boneless meat, but should not be used on frozen foods, meat with bones or cheese. Learn more. 2 The most comprehensive global strategy to minimize pollution and related environmental destruction would be: Implementation of regenerative...

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Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Fecal microbiota transplants (FMTs) have become increasingly popular to cure diarrheal infections, including Clostridium difficile (C-diff). Unfortunately, after the media carried encouraging research results, many began following advice given on YouTube channels to do their own fecal transplants. Although a fairly common medical practice, performing your own transplant exposes you to a range of bacteria that may do more harm than good. Donor feces obtained from medical facilities are first screened and tested for microbes having previously...

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Glycine Quells Oxidative Damage by Inhibiting NOX Superoxide Production and Boosting NADPH

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glycine Quells Oxidative Damage by Inhibiting NOX Superoxide Production and Boosting NADPH

As you probably know, inflammation and oxidative damage are primary drivers of most chronic diseases. What you may not be aware of is the importance of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate hydrogen (NADPH) and NADPH oxidase, typically abbreviated as NOX, in these processes. In a recent paper,1 James DiNicolantonio, who also co-wrote my latest book “Superfuel,” details the importance of collagen and glycine for the inhibition of NADPH breakdown.  DiNicolantonio, who also has a new book with Jason Fung, called “The Longevity Solution,”...

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Fermented Foods Top the Superfoods List

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fermented Foods Top the Superfoods List

More than 1,000 registered dietitians were surveyed for their projections on the most likely superfoods for 2018 and 2019. When results of the 7th Annual Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian’s “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey1 emerged, there were a few surprises. In fact, one of the projected trends was called a “shocker.” According to the poll, which began in 2014 and tracks emerging developments in the industry,2 kale had fallen off the top 10 list, but perhaps more interestingly,...

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What Basic Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Health

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Basic Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Health

Dr. Bryan Walsh is a naturopathic physician extensively trained in molecular biological pathways and an associate professor at the University of Western States. In this interview, we discuss some of the amazing pieces of information you can harvest from a basic blood panel that many conventional physicians either don’t know or don’t share with you. Even many functional medicine practitioners, unfortunately, are unaware of this information. One of the problems is that many doctors are unclear about what all the different markers even are....

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Satisfying Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Satisfying Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

On some days, there’s nothing like a home-cooked bowl of chicken noodle soup to calm your senses and warm your body. Most people nowadays settle for canned soup, although this may reduce the amount of time spent for cooking and preparing, the consequences may be riskier than you think.   Canned soups are often loaded with potentially harmful artificial ingredients and additives. Plus, the cans themselves are lined with chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) that can wreck your body’s endocrine system.   Don’t settle for less than what your body...

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An Introduction to What a Hernia Entails

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on An Introduction to What a Hernia Entails

Seeing an unidentified bulge on your body is a sign that something may be wrong. This could be a hernia, a condition that occurs when an organ or tissue swells through an opening in the muscle or tissue keeping it in place. This leads to a formation of a lump containing parts of intestinal or abdominal fatty tissue,1 manifesting in the groin, upper portion of the stomach, belly button or places where there’s a surgical scar.2 What Are the Known Types of Hernias? Hernias can appear on various body parts, and can be classified according...

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