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Ancient Formula May Be the Ultimate Antibiotic Solution

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ancient Formula May Be the Ultimate Antibiotic Solution

By Dr. Mercola Every year, 700,000 people worldwide die from drug-resistant illnesses like bacterial infections, malaria, HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis.1 It’s estimated that by 2050 antibiotic resistance will have killed 300 million people, with the annual global death toll reaching 10 million. The cost for treatment, meanwhile, is estimated to hit $100 trillion by 2050. Clearly, alternatives to antibiotics are needed — and fast. It’s been estimated that the pharmaceutical industry will need upwards of $37 billion over the next decade...

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Tell FDA to Ban Amalgam for Pregnant Women, Children and Nursing Mothers

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tell FDA to Ban Amalgam for Pregnant Women, Children and Nursing Mothers

By Dr. Mercola Dental amalgam — deceptively marketed as “silver” fillings, denoting their color rather than their composition — are 50 percent mercury and therefore really should not be placed in the mouth. Mercury is a potent and well-recognized neurotoxin, and there’s no magic formula or process that renders it safe once it’s in your teeth. As noted by Charlie Brown, former attorney general for West Virginia and president of Consumers for Dental Choice: “In its amalgam rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concedes...

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This Common Food Ingredient Is ‘Scary as Hell’

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Common Food Ingredient Is ‘Scary as Hell’

By Dr. Mercola Up to 180 million Americans use artificial sweeteners, including aspartame, routinely.1 But the idea that they’re a safe alternative to sugar, even one that promotes weight loss, is a deceiving myth. In fact, the story of aspartame has been deceitful from the beginning. Drug company G.D. Searle & Company first discovered aspartame in the 1960s. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1974 based on studies submitted by the drug maker. An FDA scientist pointed out “serious...

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Beets Boost Brain Health and Much More

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Beets Boost Brain Health and Much More

By Dr. Mercola There’s a lot to be said for the humble beet, an easy-to-grow garden vegetable. Whether juiced raw, cooked, pickled or fermented, beets have a wide range of health benefits. The nutrients they contain fight inflammation, lower blood pressure and help you detoxify. Beets have also been shown to lower your risk for heart failure and stroke, and may even help combat cancer. Recent research also shows beets have powerful benefits for your brain, especially when combined with exercise, courtesy of their high nitrate content....

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Does This Herb Help in the Bedroom?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Does This Herb Help in the Bedroom?

By Dr. Mercola Of all the questions you’ve been asked today, the title isn’t likely one you anticipated. But it’s an intriguing concept, isn’t it? One reason is because of the instant connotation it puts out there, and another is because it’s a matter of interest as well as concern for a fair number of people. Because there’s fascinating science behind it and not just a titillating concept, we’ll get straight to it. You may never have heard of horny goat weed, but the heart-shaped herb is found in the...

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Your Body Is a Power Grid

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Body Is a Power Grid

By Dr. Mercola Mitochondria are small, specialized structures within your cells and are the power generators of your cells. They work by transferring electrons from fat and sugars to oxygen in the process of generating ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy “currency” of your cells.1 Mitochondria are unique in that they have their own genetic code largely for proteins unique to their electron transport chain (different than nuclear DNA), they divide and replicate on their own timetable (different from that of the cell) and have two...

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Enjoy the Flavors of the Sea With This Ceviche Recipe

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Enjoy the Flavors of the Sea With This Ceviche Recipe

Recipe by Dr. Mercola South American dishes are loved by many because of their fresh ingredients and use of bold flavors. A sumptuous example is ceviche (also spelled seviche or cebiche), which was said to have been first created by the ancient Inca civilizations in Peru and Ecuador.[1] Ceviche involves marinating raw fish or seafood in tangy citrus juices.[2] If you’re eager to make ceviche, give this Refreshing Ceviche Recipe a go. It stays true to its South American heritage with its combination of various fruits, vegetables, herbs...

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The Connection Between Insulin Resistance and the High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Connection Between Insulin Resistance and the High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Tim Noakes, a well-respected scientist, researcher, physician and professor at the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the world’s foremost experts on low-carb diets. In fact, he was instrumental in getting the low-carb diet revolution off the ground. He’s also an accomplished athlete. As a long-distance endurance runner with 70 marathons under his belt, he had long promoted high-carb diets, himself consuming 400 grams of carbs a day or more...

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New Technologies Offer Hope in Creating a More Transparent and Sustainable Food System

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Technologies Offer Hope in Creating a More Transparent and Sustainable Food System

By Dr. Mercola Modern-day food practices are reliant on a series of unsustainable methods — including fossil fuels and chemical-dependent genetically engineered (GE) organisms — that pollute Earth’s valuable resources such as our air, soil and water, as well as damage public health. Our current food system, heavily treated with crop chemicals, is linked to myriad health problems including food allergies, gluten intolerance, gut and neurological dysfunction, immunodeficiency disorders and more. Making healthy food choices is incredibly...

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Scientists Have Turned Spinach Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Scientists Have Turned Spinach Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

By Dr. Mercola Packed with nutrients but low in calories, spinach is a healthy addition to salads, smoothies and vegetable juice. Similar to other dark-green leafy vegetables, spinach is packed with vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E and K, as well as calcium, folate, iron, magnesium and manganese. Studies have shown spinach supports your cardiovascular health, eyesight and immune system, as well as numerous other bodily functions. While it’s long been known the magnesium in spinach can help lower your blood pressure, thereby benefiting your...

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How to Grow Tasty Bell and Chili Peppers in Your Garden

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Tasty Bell and Chili Peppers in Your Garden

By Dr. Mercola Bell peppers and chili peppers are common staples that add flavor and color to your meals. They’re also easy to grow, even in small spaces. The heat of peppers is measured in Scoville heat units. A green pepper scores a zero on the scale, jalapeño peppers earn around 2,500 to 4,000 and Mexican habaneros, 200,000 to 500,000 units. There are many different types of peppers, from sweet to flaming hot, making more than one variety useful in a single dish, adding complexity to the flavors. Popular pepper varieties include...

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What’s so Great About Oregano?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What’s so Great About Oregano?

By Dr. Mercola You may already know that oregano is the “secret” herb that takes tomato sauce to a new level of savory and can even put flavor in butter sauces and chicken dishes that have people begging you for your recipes. Oregano is an ancient, perennial herb, being an integral cooking ingredient in what is now known as Eurasia for thousands of years. The entire Mediterranean is well acquainted with this food-enhancing spice, but it’s probably no surprise that Greece and Italy are noted as the regions where it most...

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Being a Night Owl Is Linked to Depression

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Being a Night Owl Is Linked to Depression

By Dr. Mercola Everyone has a chronotype that dictates when they are naturally predisposed to sleep and wake. For people with evening chronotypes, otherwise known as night owls, new research suggests your mental health could be influenced by the associated staying up late and sleeping in. The study, which was presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2017 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, analyzed data from nearly 500 people with type 2 diabetes.1 Those with a later chronotype had more symptoms of depression compared to those who go to bed...

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

By Dr. Mercola We are facing a tsunami of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s often said that the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease are unknown, but there are numerous theories. For example, research suggesting that an infectious component is at play is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. In addition to viruses, bacteria and fungi, an infectious protein called TDP-43, which behaves like infectious proteins known as prions — responsible for the brain destruction that occurs in Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Diseases — has...

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The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

An essential oil obtained from steam-distilling chips and billets from the heartwood of the Santalum album tree, sandalwood oil is popularly used in perfumery, cosmetics and sacred unguents (soothing or healing salve). But beyond these practical uses are the time-tested calming and therapeutic properties for which it is used in aromatherapy. Learn more about the uses and benefits of sandalwood oil in this article. What Is Sandalwood Oil? Sandalwood essential oil is derived from the heartwood of the sandalwood, which is a heiparasitic...

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