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Depression Is Now No. 1 Cause of Illness and Disability Worldwide

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Depression Is Now No. 1 Cause of Illness and Disability Worldwide

By Dr. Mercola According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people worldwide, including more than 16 million Americans. Globally, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.3 According to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, 11 percent of Americans over the age of 12 are on antidepressant drugs. Among women in their 40 and 50s, 1 in 4 is on antidepressants.4 In addition to the human suffering,...

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What Benefits Can You Derive From Patchouli Oil?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Benefits Can You Derive From Patchouli Oil?

For many people, a whiff of patchouli oil brings to mind the hippie movement of the ’60s and ’70s. But beyond this oil’s unique aroma that’s associated with the “flower children” is a wealth of benefits that can soothe and heal you inside out. Discover more interesting facts about patchouli oil below. What Is Patchouli Oil? Patchouli oil is derived from a large evergreen perennial that is a member of the Labiatae family, and a close relative of mint, lavender and sage. The name “patchouli”...

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One-Third of Your Pillow Weight May Be Dust Mites and Bug Droppings

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on One-Third of Your Pillow Weight May Be Dust Mites and Bug Droppings

By Dr. Mercola Dust mites are curious tiny creatures that feed off your dead skin cells and thrive in warm, humid environments. They don’t bite, and they don’t spread disease, but they are responsible for allergic symptoms and have been linked to the development of asthma in children.1 An estimated 10 percent of the population are allergic to the dust mite’s fecal pellets and body parts. Your pillow is one of the more common places to find large numbers of mites, as the environment is exactly what they need to grow and...

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Coca-Cola Caught Undermining Public Health Initiatives

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Coca-Cola Caught Undermining Public Health Initiatives

By Dr. Mercola Soda and other sweetened beverages have been identified as a major contributor to the obesity1,2 and diabetes epidemics around the world,3,4 and in light of the scientific evidence, many public health organizations have started recommending daily sugar limits. At least 10 countries have implemented or are working toward implementing taxes on soda in an effort to reduce consumption and improve public health. One 12-ounce can of regular soda contains on average between 8 and 10 teaspoons of sugar, far exceeding 100 percent of...

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How Monsanto Buys Science and Promotes Cancer

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Monsanto Buys Science and Promotes Cancer

By Dr. Mercola Monsanto has managed to saturate the global environment with toxic chemicals and genetically modified seed. Glyphosate is the major component in its flagship product, Roundup, used both in residential gardens and on farms. The chemical is so pervasive that tests by the Organic Consumers Association found 93 percent of Americans have glyphosate in their urine.1 By comparison, no glyphosate was detected in tap water, which means the chemical is being ingested through food products. It is in fact, the most heavily used weed killer...

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Does Informed Consent Truly Exist?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Does Informed Consent Truly Exist?

By Dr. Mercola Informed consent is a basic human right in which a person has the ability to voluntarily accept or reject a treatment or medical procedure, including use of pharmaceutical products, after being fully informed of all possible risks and benefits. “The most important goal of informed consent,” according to the University of Washington School of Medicine, “is that the patient has an opportunity to be an informed participant in her health care decisions.” It seems a simple premise, but throughout history we’ve seen cases where...

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The Zika Fraud Is Just Another Pharma Scare

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Zika Fraud Is Just Another Pharma Scare

By Dr. Mercola In October 2015, Brazil experienced an unusual increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a neurological condition in which the baby’s head size is much smaller than normal. The increase was reportedly linked to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that typically causes only mild symptoms or, in 1 out of 4 people affected, no symptoms at all. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that out of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in the U.S in 2016, only...

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Vaccine Court Is a Big Pharma Fraud

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaccine Court Is a Big Pharma Fraud

By Dr. Mercola The Vaccine Reaction, published by the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), recently highlighted a really disturbing part of the 21st Century Cures Act that has largely escaped below the radar. The 21st Century Cures Act, which was quickly pushed through Congress and became law back in December 2016, allows the waiving of the requirement of informed consent for participants in clinical trials if researchers believe an experimental medical device, drug or vaccine being tested poses no more than minimal risk to...

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Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Cancer Risk

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Cancer Risk

By Dr. Mercola Thousands of studies have been done on the health effects of vitamin D, and research shows it is involved in the biology of all cells and tissues in your body, including your immune cells. Your cells actually need the active form of vitamin D to gain access to the genetic blueprints stored inside. This is one of the reasons why vitamin D has the ability to impact such a wide variety of health problems — from fetal development to cancer. Unfortunately, despite being easy and inexpensive to address, vitamin D deficiency is...

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Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes

By Dr. Mercola If you’re looking for a way to decrease your risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, new research has revealed profound results from starting a simple new habit: consuming an extra 100 milligrams (mg) of magnesium via your food on a daily basis. Researchers at Zhejiang University and Zhengzhou University in China found that more than 1 million people across nine countries who consumed the most magnesium tested out with a 10 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, a 12 percent lower...

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What Are the Benefits of Jackfruit?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Jackfruit?

By Dr. Mercola What large, exotic fruit is related to breadfruit, hailed as a “miracle” crop that could help feed the world and tastes like pulled pork? Give up? The answer is jackfruit, aka Artocarpus heterophyllus. Common and relatively inexpensive in the Philippines, Jamaica, Southeast Asia, Brazil and other tropical climates, it’s beginning to show up more and more often in American grocery stores. While jackfruits are similar in color to the inside of a kiwi when they’re not yet ripe, and later brown, the similarity ends...

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How Soil Microbes and Intercellular Communication Affects Human Health

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Soil Microbes and Intercellular Communication Affects Human Health

By Dr. Mercola Your health is in large part determined by the health of the soil in which your food is grown. In this interview, Dr. Zach Bush delves into the many reasons why this is so. Bush, who is triple board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice and palliative care has done some fascinating and innovative research in this area and is one of the brightest physicians I have ever met. He began his career as a conventional cancer researcher funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). When his...

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Mouthwatering Thai Chicken Cakes Recipe

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mouthwatering Thai Chicken Cakes Recipe

Recipe by Pete Evans There are two words that best describe Thai cooking: fresh and fragrant. One of the most popular Asian cuisines today, Thai food is known by its unique combinations of seasonings (usually hot and spicy) that complement the different flavors of the other ingredients. This healthy recipe by Pete Evans adds a Thai-inspired twist to your usual chicken cakes, a simple dish loved by adults and children alike. Evans recommends serving this on a bed of fresh greens or with a side of fermented vegetables, to give you a balanced...

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Do You Know How to Store Potatoes?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do You Know How to Store Potatoes?

By Dr. Mercola To most, it would seem as if storing certain veggies in a cool place, such as the garage, back porch or even the refrigerator, would be a good idea. It might keep them cooler and help them last longer, right? Turns out that’s not how it works with potatoes. When potatoes get chilled, the starch in them turns to sugar and they become tough. They might look OK, but when they’re cooked, they may emit harmful properties that they wouldn’t have, otherwise. They can become not just slightly shrunken and wrinkly, but...

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Documentary Sheds Light on Toxic Household Products

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Documentary Sheds Light on Toxic Household Products

By Dr. Mercola A family-oriented documentary called “Stink!”1 shines a bright light on the unregulated use of toxic chemicals in U.S. consumer products, from baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents. The idea for the film originated from director Jon Whelan’s experience in tracking down the source of a strong chemical odor that wafted off new pajamas he’d purchased for his two young daughters. After discovering the toxic stench was a trade secret held by the parent company of popular American...

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