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Anxiety Overtakes Depression as No. 1 Mental Health Problem

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Anxiety Overtakes Depression as No. 1 Mental Health Problem

By Dr. Mercola Anxiety is the new depression, with more than half of all American college students reporting anxiety.1 Recent research2 shows anxiety — characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear — is now 800 percent more prevalent than all forms of cancer. A 2016 report3 by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State confirmed the trend, finding anxiety and depression are the most common concerns among college students who seek counseling.4 Data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests the...

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Drug-Free Ways to Help Balance Female Hormones

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Drug-Free Ways to Help Balance Female Hormones

By Dr. Mercola Essential oils have been used for millennia to treat a myriad of health concerns. Given their potency, versatility and effectiveness, it comes as no surprise that essential oils can be useful in helping you balance your hormones. Many women have been successful in applying essential oils topically to alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual cramping and other symptoms. Some enjoy essential oils aromatically by diffusing them into the air, while others combine them with Epsom salts for a therapeutic bath. Evidence...

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Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

What Is Coriander Seed Oil? Coriander seed oil is extracted from the fruit (seed) of coriander (Coriandum sativum L.), which is from the cilantro or Chinese parsley plant family. However, there might be some confusion between coriander and cilantro. Coriander and cilantro are from the same plant, but also have several differences. The word “coriander” technically describes the whole plant, but depending on geography, coriander and cilantro have different descriptions. In the United Kingdom, the leaves of the plant are called...

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Obesity Takes Greater Than Ever Toll on Global Health

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Obesity Takes Greater Than Ever Toll on Global Health

By Dr. Mercola According to research published in 2013, 1 in 5 American deaths is associated with obesity,1 and the younger you are, the greater obesity’s influence on your mortality. Considering one-third of American children between the ages of 2 and 19 are now overweight or obese, chronic disease and mortality rates will likely climb dramatically in coming decades as the health of these youths begins to fail. Since 1980, childhood obesity rates have tripled in the U.S., the rate of obese teens has quadrupled from 5 to 20.5 percent,...

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How to Get Rid of a Stye in Your Eye

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Get Rid of a Stye in Your Eye

By Dr. Mercola Your eyelids protect your eye from injury, help regulate how much light is admitted to your retina and maintain a film of tears by distributing tears over your eye and pumping tears from the conjunctival and lacrimal sacs. You have Meibomian glands at the base of your eyelids, near your eye lashes. These glands secrete an oil that combines with your watery tears to lubricate and protect your eye from drying.1 Without enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye, the orb can become irritated and you may develop an...

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If You Eat French Fries or Potato Chips, This Will Stop You

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on If You Eat French Fries or Potato Chips, This Will Stop You

By Dr. Mercola The potato has had a long history. The Incan tribe from the highlands of Peru worshipped the potato and people from Ireland blamed the potato for the Great Famine when a blight destroyed potato crops across Europe.1 Today, the potato is the fourth largest food crop in the world. The potato is a perennial plant that is high in starch and has more potassium than bananas.2 The vegetable is also source of vitamin C and B-6, and is sodium and fat free. However, while there are benefits to the vegetable, it is also high in...

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Many Veterans Are Denied Benefits for Vaccine Injuries

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Many Veterans Are Denied Benefits for Vaccine Injuries

By Dr. Mercola Children and adults injured or killed by vaccines face a long uphill battle when filing for compensation with the U.S. vaccine injury compensation program (VICP), better known as “vaccine court.” American war veterans injured by vaccines face even grimmer prospects, as veterans appear to be routinely denied benefits for vaccine-related injuries. Part of the problem is that proving a vaccine caused the illness can be difficult, and it’s even more difficult when side effects are not carefully tracked and documented....

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Sunless Tanning Drug Sure to Increase Skin Cancer

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sunless Tanning Drug Sure to Increase Skin Cancer

By Dr. Mercola Melanin is the pigment that gives skin (as well as hair and eyes) its color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin, and the presence of dark melanin, known as eumelanin, is associated with a low skin cancer risk.1 It would seem plausible, then, that creating an artificial way to stimulate pigmentation in human skin could lower the risks of damage from excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. There is a natural way to do this — get regular exposure to the sun in short increments, gradually...

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Toxic Clothing Affects Everyone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Toxic Clothing Affects Everyone

By Dr. Mercola In September 2016, American Airlines rolled out new uniforms for more than 70,000 employees — the first uniform overhaul in 30 years. Soon after, reports started coming in from about 100 pilots and 3,000 flight attendants that the uniforms were making them sick. A variety of symptoms were reported (some occurring only while the personnel were wearing the uniforms), such as rashes, itching, eye swelling and a general feeling of malaise.1 Twin Hill, a unit of Tailored Brands Inc., which supplied the uniforms, has conducted...

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Broccoli Compound Lowers Risk of Obesity and Helps Treat Diabetes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Broccoli Compound Lowers Risk of Obesity and Helps Treat Diabetes

By Dr. Mercola Broccoli and broccoli sprouts have potent anticancer activity courtesy of sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur, and other chemoprotective compounds. Studies have shown sulforaphane: • Supports normal cell function and division and acts as an immune stimulant1 • Causes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colon,2 prostate,3 breast4 and tobacco-induced lung cancer5 cells; three servings of broccoli per week may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by more than 60 percent6 • Activates nuclear factor-like 2 (Nrf2), a...

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Health Benefits of Artichokes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Benefits of Artichokes

By Dr. Mercola You’ve probably tasted artichokes and enjoy them in soups and on pizza for their zesty, unique flavor. But you may not be aware there are artichoke supplements, which are helpful as a powerful probiotic and antioxidant. The probiotic part helps your gut regain equilibrium, while the antioxidants are instrumental in fighting free radicals that cause many diseases, including cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s. A plethora of nutrients simultaneously benefit your health in many other ways. For a little background on...

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Why You Should Always Use Organic Red Onions

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why You Should Always Use Organic Red Onions

By Dr. Mercola Have you ever sat in a restaurant and smelled the tantalizing sizzle of sautéed onions moving past to another table? You may wonder why you didn’t order the same thing, and resolve to get out some onions and other veggies for your next evening’s meal. But did you know there’s a difference between all the onion varieties in the way they impact your health? Besides the fact that both red and white onions are a low glycemic food,1 a new study has determined that red onions are superior in many ways, one of the...

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Dietary Fats — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dietary Fats — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Dr. Mercola Fats are an essential part of your diet. However, not all fats are created equal. So, how do you know you’re eating healthy, high-quality fat? In this interview, Dr. Cate Shanahan answers this important question. Shanahan is a family physician and author of “Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food,” originally published in 2008. A revised and updated version was issued this year. Herself an avid athlete, having competed in the Olympic Trials, she has also done consulting work for the Los Angeles...

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How to Make Thick and Creamy Labneh at Home

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Make Thick and Creamy Labneh at Home

When it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine, there’s one particular fermented food you should not miss out on: labneh. Also called yogurt cheese or strained yogurt, this is a spreadable type of cheese that is made by draining out the whey from fresh yogurt.[1] However, because of its foreign origins, labneh is usually elusive — chances are your only hopes of finding it and tasting its creamy goodness is by dining in Middle Eastern restaurants or scouring ethnic food stores. But did you know that you can make fresh labneh at home? All you...

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Documentary Investigates the Causes and Ramifications of Stress-Related Burnout

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Documentary Investigates the Causes and Ramifications of Stress-Related Burnout

By Dr. Mercola Unless kept in check, stress can wreak absolute havoc on your life, undercutting your health and depressing your very will to live. Around the world, “burnout” is becoming an increasingly pervasive problem, affecting people from all walks of life. Being successful per se will not insulate you from burnout. On the contrary, it may actually raise your risk. “The Day I Snapped” is a mental health documentary featuring five professionals who walked into the proverbial wall one day, “suddenly”...

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