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The Ocean May Soon Contain More Plastic Than Fish

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Ocean May Soon Contain More Plastic Than Fish

By Dr. Mercola Staggering amounts of plastic waste, from water bottles and plastic bags to tiny microbeads and microfibers, are entering waterways worldwide. In 2015, researchers calculated that 275 million metric tons of plastic waste were generated in 192 coastal countries, with anywhere from 5 million to nearly 13 million metric tons of it entering the ocean.1 Worse still, they estimated that unless waste management practices are improved, the amount of plastic entering oceans by 2025 may double.2 Mismanaged waste is particularly...

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The Vaccine Revolution for Truth

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Vaccine Revolution for Truth

By Barbara Loe Fisher Revolution for Truth RallyMarch 31, 2017Washington, D.C. We are gathered in our nation’s Capitol representing many thousands of Americans and their families, who cannot be here today because they are sick or caring for someone who is sick.1,2,3 We are here for families and physicians living in fear they will be discriminated against and punished if they speak honestly in their communities about what they know to be true.4,5,6,7,8 We have come to defend freedom of thought, speech and conscience, the inalienable...

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How to Boost Collagen for Better Skin

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Boost Collagen for Better Skin

By Dr. Mercola Whether or not they’ll admit it, both men and women may catch a reflection of themselves and notice with dismay that their skin looks dull and tired, and see lines or sagging skin they weren’t aware of before. They might purchase creams or lotions in an effort to minimize these and other telltale signs of too much sun, not enough sleep, inadequate nutrients and other factors. One of the biggest contributors to these and other signs of aging is the loss of collagen, an important protein you need to keep your skin...

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Schisandra: China’s Most Potent Medicinal Berry

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By Dr. Mercola While it may sound like a fantasy planet or a new prescription drug, schisandra is neither, but may end up affecting the reliance some have on the latter. That’s because schisandra, a berry that grows on woody, climbing vines in the cool subtropical forests of China’s Upper Yangtze region and parts of Russia, is now a bona fide superfood. Known as a traditional curative for chronic coughs, incontinence, night sweats and insomnia for 2,000 years, the berry is gaining new attention. Modern-day restaurants in China...

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Why Aged Cheese and Mushrooms Are so Good for Your Heart (and Make You Live Longer Too)

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Aged Cheese and Mushrooms Are so Good for Your Heart (and Make You Live Longer Too)

By Dr. Mercola Cheese can be an excellent source of nutrition, especially if made from unpasteurized grass fed milk and aged according to tradition. Among the many valuable nutrients in real cheese is vitamin K2, which is important for heart, brain and bone health. The highest amounts of vitamin K2 can be found in Gouda, Brie and Edam. Other cheeses with lesser but still significant levels of K2 include cheddar, Colby, hard goat cheese, Swiss and Gruyere. Cheese also provides a cornucopia of other vitamins (including vitamins A, D, B2 and...

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The Cancer Revolution: A Helpful Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Cancer Revolution: A Helpful Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

By Dr. Mercola Half of all men and one-third of all women will experience cancer at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are ways to significantly reduce your risk, as detailed in Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy’s book, “The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer.” Connealy’s interest in cancer prevention and treatment grew out of her own, long personal health journey. “[When] my mother was pregnant with me … she started bleeding. The doctor gave her a drug called DES (diethylstilbestrol). That...

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Zingy Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Zingy Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

Recipe from Megan Olson of PaleoHacks Originating from Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, pesto is a type of pasta sauce that’s traditionally made with basil, crushed garlic and European pine nuts and blended with olive oil and cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and Fiore Sardo.[i] Today, Megan Olson from PaleoHacks shares a healthy and unique twist on this classic Italian dish: Zingy Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe. This dish’s “sauce” is an avocado pesto that’s creamy, mildly sweet and...

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Should You Toss Moldy Bread?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Should You Toss Moldy Bread?

By Dr. Mercola At some point or other, you may have looked in your cupboard and found unappetizing little moldy bits on your bread or hamburger buns. Like most people, your first reaction might be to throw it into the nearest garbage pail. Someone may even have admonished you, saying a few specks of mold on bread was “perfectly fine,” “nothing wrong with it,” or brought up the benefits of penicillin. As NPR’s The Salt asks, “Is the furry green stuff a death knell for a baguette, or just a minor setback?” It turns out your initial...

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What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

By Dr. Mercola While all cells in your body can use glucose for energy, when you burn fat as your primary fuel your liver produces ketones that burn far “cleaner” in that they generate fewer reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals than sugars. The conventional view is that you need sugar or glucose to satisfy your energy needs, but only a very small amount of sugar is actually required. Because sugar represents calories, excessive consumption will negatively affect your health. If you haven’t given much...

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Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

By Dr. Mercola Insomnia is defined as a medical condition involving difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. While aggravating in and of itself, insomnia can also lead to or exacerbate many other health problems, ranging from fatigue and an increased risk of accidents to a heightened risk of diabetes and cancer. According to the latest estimates, insomnia may affect upwards of 70 million American adults, with men reporting a higher incidence than women.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Can Young Blood Help an Old Brain?

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Young Blood Help an Old Brain?

By Dr. Mercola During the past 10 years or so, intriguing scientific studies on mice have suggested certain aspects of aging, including brain function, can be slowed or reversed when older animals receive blood from younger ones. A common technique used in such studies is called parabiosis — the process through which the circulatory systems of lab mice are surgically conjoined, co-mingling their blood. In studies dating from the 1950s, blood from young mice seems to have a rejuvenating effect on older mice. Most recently, researchers have...

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Experience the Benefits of Bois de Rose Oil

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Experience the Benefits of Bois de Rose Oil

Prized as a decorative tree and used to make furniture, chopsticks and show pieces, rosewood is a versatile and durable tree that grows abundantly in Brazil.1 But rosewood is more than just a raw material used in manufacturing. The popular fragrant oil of the same name is extracted from its wood. Keep on reading to learn more about rosewood oil. What Is Rosewood Oil? Rosewood oil is extracted from Aniba rosaeodora, an evergreen tree that’s indigenous to Peru and Brazil. Rosewood, also called “bois de rose,” is a member of...

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Pediatricians Now Advised ‘It’s Dangerous to Call Breastfeeding Natural’

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Pediatricians Now Advised ‘It’s Dangerous to Call Breastfeeding Natural’

By Dr. Mercola When making decisions that affect your health, and the health of your children, it’s important they are grounded on clear, fact-based information, and not influenced by those who may stand to gain financially. In past years, this was sufficiently demonstrated in results from industry-funded studies that are widely divergent from results of non-industry biased studies.1 For instance, studies funded by the sugar industry claimed fats were the primary trigger for heart disease, when research has demonstrated it is sugar and...

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Steroids Can Be Dangerous, Even Short-Term

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Steroids Can Be Dangerous, Even Short-Term

By Dr. Mercola The first record of steroid use can be traced to 1930, when an extract of animal adrenocortical tissue was used to counteract human adrenal failure.1 After more than 10 years of testing and research, the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis was treated with steroids. Based on the impressive results, it wasn’t long before the drug was prescribed to other patients with arthritis. In 1950, the first oral and intra-articular (joint) formulations were used. By the 1960s, doctors were aware of many side effects and the...

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The Cholesterol Myth Has Been Busted — Yet Again

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Cholesterol Myth Has Been Busted — Yet Again

By Dr. Mercola For the past four decades, the U.S. government has warned that eating cholesterol-rich foods such as eggs would raise your LDL cholesterol (inappropriately referred to as “bad” cholesterol) and promote heart disease. Alas, decades’ worth of research utterly failed to demonstrate this correlation, and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans1,2,3,4,5 finally addressed this scientific shortcoming, announcing “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”6 This is...

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