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Is PetMed Selling Opiates for People, Not Pets?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is PetMed Selling Opiates for People, Not Pets?

By Dr. Mercola Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, including those obtained via a prescription. Intended to be reserved for only the most serious cases of pain, opioids are being vastly overprescribed, including for noncancer chronic pain, such as back pain or that from osteoarthritis. With overdose deaths on the rise, public health agencies are urging doctors to cut back on inappropriate prescribing of these powerful drugs — which could be spurring more people to look for them elsewhere. PetMed Express, an online store...

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Can Dry Brushing Help Your Lymphatic System?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Dry Brushing Help Your Lymphatic System?

By Dr. Mercola Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so treating it with TLC and maintaining its health will go a long way toward making you look and feel your best. Besides consisting of blood vessels, sweat glands and nerve endings, your skin helps remove waste, aids in digestion and has a lot to do with good circulation Nicole Eckert, a certified holistic nutritionist based in Newmarket, Ontario, believes that delving into a balanced, nutritionally optimal lifestyle should include a practice some have never heard of — skin brushing,...

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Coffee Is Even More Beneficial for Those Over 45

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Coffee Is Even More Beneficial for Those Over 45

By Dr. Mercola If you’ve ever heard of people who drink a lot of coffee every day on a regular basis and thought, “Whoa —that can’t be good,” you may not be right after all. Some may think drinking four to six cups a day is too much, but scientists say it might actually be good for you. Keep in mind, though that a true “cup” — an actual measure of 16 tablespoons — is an important distinction, because some of the giant mugs many like to use often hold twice that and more. The remarkable thing for coffee...

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Large-Scale Study Proves High-Fat Diet Promotes Health and Longevity

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Large-Scale Study Proves High-Fat Diet Promotes Health and Longevity

By Dr. Mercola Mitochondria — the tiny energy factories within your cells — generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency your body needs to run its systems. Your mitochondria are also responsible for apoptosis (programmed cell death), and serve as important signaling molecules that help regulate your genetic expression. Hence, the state of your mitochondria plays a key role in health and disease. Once your mitochondria become damaged and dysfunctional, your energy reserves decrease, leading to a wide variety of symptoms, some of...

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Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats

Recipe From Ruled.Me Stuffed vegetables are popular because they pack essential nutrients into one enticing package, with bell peppers being the most commonly used base ingredient. However, using bell peppers all the time can become mundane, which is why it’s important to mix things up every now and then to keep discovering new flavors. This recipe, which was submitted by Craig Clarke of Rule.Me, uses zucchini as the base vegetable. This results in a crunchy texture that manages to hold all the ingredients together, and is a great...

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Mind Hack — How Corporations Took Over Our Bodies and Brains

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mind Hack — How Corporations Took Over Our Bodies and Brains

By Dr. Mercola The science is in: Processed food is addictive, can make you extremely unhappy and will prematurely kill you. How did this happen? And how have food manufacturers been able to deceive the world about these facts? Dr. Robert Lustig has written a new book, “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains,” in which he explains how and why this occurred. He is perhaps most well-known for his brilliant research into sugar and obesity, and his previous book, “Fat Chance: Beating...

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InPower: A Mass Action of Liability

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on InPower: A Mass Action of Liability

By Dr. Mercola Last month I published an article discussing the documentary “Take Back Your Power,” directed by Josh del Sol Beaulieu, in which he investigated some of the many problems associated with smart meters — including the devastating health effects they’re having on some people, and how these meters are part of a much larger covert surveillance system designed to spy on and track users, and to profit from the sale of user data. “InPower Episode 1: A Mass Action of Liability” is the follow-up to that...

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Yet Another Reason Not to Hold Your Cellphone

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Yet Another Reason Not to Hold Your Cellphone

By Dr. Mercola Cellphones are growing in popularity every year. Smartphones enable users to call, text and use the internet from almost anywhere there is a cellphone signal. From the convenience of a piece of equipment that fits in your pocket, you can communicate and receive news from anywhere in the world. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 90 percent of Americans own a cellphone and two-thirds of those are smart phones.1 The cellphone has become the most rapidly accepted device in the history of consumer technology. Pew...

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Fast Facts About Safflower Oil

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fast Facts About Safflower Oil

Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to either the ingredient it’s made from or the manufacturing process used to extract it. Because these negative effects overshadow the potential benefits, I do not recommend this oil for therapeutic use. Always be aware of the potential side effects of any herbal oil before using. Safflower oil is one of the many edible oils in the market lauded for positive health effects. While there may be some truth to this, there are many potential disadvantages to consider when...

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Do Fewer Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do Fewer Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk?

By Dr. Mercola Each night, your body progresses through five stages of sleep. In stage one, light sleep, you prepare to drift off to sleep. A pre-deep sleep phase is next, during which your brain wave activity becomes rapid and rhythmic while your body temperature drops and heart rate slows. In stage three, you begin to transition from light sleep to deep sleep, and in stage four, delta sleep, you enter deep sleep. In stage five, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep occurs, which is when most dreaming happens. There is still much to be understood...

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The Steep Cost of Sleep Deprivation

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Steep Cost of Sleep Deprivation

By Dr. Mercola Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which helps explain why lack of sleep has been shown to raise your risk of numerous chronic diseases. Sleep is also intricately tied to important hormone levels, including melatonin — an antioxidant with powerful anticancer activity — which is diminished by lack of sleep, and to brain detoxification and rejuvenation, which only occur during deep sleep. Cutting just one hour of sleep a night increases the expression of genes associated...

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Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments and Premature Death

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments and Premature Death

By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is important to the health of nearly every cell in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and muscles. Symptoms of a deficiency can include unexplained fatigue, abnormal heart rhythms, eye twitches and muscle spasms. As of 2011 data,1 45 percent of American adults do not get the recommended dietary allowance amount (RDA) of magnesium from their diet. Teen statistics are even more dire. Data2 published in 2014 suggests nearly 92 percent of teens aged 14 to 18 do not meet the estimated average requirement for...

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Are You Really Buying Spring Water?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are You Really Buying Spring Water?

By Dr. Mercola The recent lawsuit against Nestle Waters of North America alleges their bottled Poland Spring water is not spring water at all, but sourced from ordinary groundwater, much like the same stuff that comes directly out of your tap at home.1 The lengths to which Nestle has gone to protect their bottled water brand speaks to the love affair that Americans have developed for bottled water. Water sold in a bottle may be labeled distilled, spring, mineral, artesian or sparkling to name a few. More than 17 million barrels of oil are...

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Farmers Increase Profits Using Traditional Practices

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Farmers Increase Profits Using Traditional Practices

By Dr. Mercola High-quality soil is crucial to growing nutrient-dense food. Tragically, much of the soil in the U.S. and around the world has been depleted and degraded by modern farming practices using nitrogen-based fertilizers, tilling and monoculture where only corn and soybeans are being rotated. Prior to 1904, soybeans were grown only as forage crops,1 providing some livestock feed, but more often used as a conservation crop.2 Soil carbon losses also greatly contribute to a loss of biodiversity in the soil and depletion of nutrients...

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Can You Really Call This ‘Clean Meat?’

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can You Really Call This ‘Clean Meat?’

By Dr. Mercola What do agricultural giant Cargill Inc. and billionaires Richard Branson and Bill Gates have in common? They’re among a group of investors who have given, so far, $17 million to Memphis Meats — a startup company that’s growing meat (beef, chicken and duck) from animal cells. No actual animals are involved, just their cells, so the idea is that one day environmentally (and ethically) devastating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) could become a thing of the past. Branson is so confident about Memphis...

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