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The Very Real Dangers of New Gene-Editing Technology

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Very Real Dangers of New Gene-Editing Technology

By Dr. Mercola CRISPR gene-editing technology has been taking the medical world by storm, showing potential for treating diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes. The technology has been moving full-steam ahead, with a trial in humans already started, even as the repercussions of gene editing remain largely unknown. A new study has highlighted the uncertainties, showing that unintended mutations may result when you dice and splice the human genome, but it’s too soon to say whether the mutations are a cause for alarm. What Is...

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Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

By Stuart Cooper Campaign Director, Fluoride Action Network The Fluoride Action Network (FAN), along with a coalition of environmental and public health groups has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to their denial of our petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seeking a ban on water fluoridation. We believe this lawsuit is an unprecedented opportunity to end the practice once and for all in the...

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Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Love Your Heart, Eat Chocolate

By Dr. Mercola This may cause many a heart to leap, but chocolate, once again, has been placed in the “beneficial for your health” category. This time, quite fittingly, it’s your heart that may benefit from eating this most decadent of treats. Through the ages, benefits such as increased energy as well as libido have been attributed to chocolate, which has also been considered good for diarrhea and migraines, and treating syphilis and even cancer. Some of these are even true; antioxidant catechins found in dark chocolate were found to...

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More Good News for Coffee Drinkers: It Benefits Your Liver

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Good News for Coffee Drinkers: It Benefits Your Liver

By Dr. Mercola Some say the most-consumed beverage in the world is tea, and others maintain it’s coffee. Whichever is true from year to year, it’s a fact that an estimated 3.5 billion cups of coffee are downed by bean aficionados on a daily basis, according to the European Coffee Federation.1 Between the leaf and the bean, it’s well-known that an amazing array of health benefits are delivered, but new information published in BMJ Open2 says drinking a single cup of coffee every day cuts your risk of developing a serious...

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What the NY Times Doesn’t Want You to Know About My New Book

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What the NY Times Doesn’t Want You to Know About My New Book

By Dr. Mercola I’m very pleased to announce that my new book, “Fat for Fuel,” released May 16, became an instant best-seller. As noted by Publishers Weekly May 26:1 “Unit sales inched up 1 percent in the adult nonfiction segment, helped by a new top-selling title. ‘Fat for Fuel’ by Joseph Mercola sold more than 34,000 copies in its first week, easily beating ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,’ by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which sold more than 23,000 copies and came in second on the category best-seller list.” Nielsen ratings,...

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How to Cook Salmon Like a Pro

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Cook Salmon Like a Pro

“Versatile” is probably one of the best words to describe salmon. It can be baked, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, smoked, added to salads or stews or minced to be mixed in burgers and savory fish cakes. You can even whip up salmon in dips and spreads. But if you’re a novice in the kitchen, chances are you may not be familiar on how to best cook this delicious but delicate fish. If you’re not careful, you may end up with a charred, tasteless and unappetizing mess. This guide will help you learn the basics on how to cook salmon...

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Movement to Remove Fluoride From US Water Supplies Continues

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Movement to Remove Fluoride From US Water Supplies Continues

By Dr. Mercola The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared water fluoridation one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. But is it really? It would actually be more accurate to say that fluoride is one of the most pernicious toxins in your water supply. To kick off our annual Fluoride Awareness Week, Dr. Bill Osmunson, a dentist in the Seattle area, highlights some of the dangers associated with this practice.Fluoride — A Dubious Anticaries Solution Osmunson, who has been a dentist...

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How to Live To Be 100

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Live To Be 100

By Dr. Mercola At a time when half the population in the U.S. is struggling with chronic illness and life expectancy is on the decline, the idea of living to 100 may seem like a pipedream to most. Yet, in many other areas, life expectancy is actually rising, and centenarians are far more commonplace than you might imagine. In 2015, there were 679 people at or over the age of 100 living in Wales. Sardinia, which boasts the highest number of centenarians anywhere in the world, has 6 centenarians for every 3,000 people. That is literally 10...

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Remembering the World’s Oldest Person: Objects She Left Behind

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Remembering the World’s Oldest Person: Objects She Left Behind

By Dr. Mercola Emma Morano’s claim to fame was much longer than 15 minutes, because when she died in April 2017, she was 117 years old. That gave her the interesting distinction as the last woman to have been born in the 1800s. In fact, 1899 was the same year Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first radio signal across the English Channel. In some respects, Morano’s uncommonly long life included its share of contradictions. The very thing that brought her the greatest recognition testified to the incongruities in her life. One...

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All About Growing Celery

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on All About Growing Celery

By Dr. Mercola When you think about it, celery is a rather odd vegetable, quite different from others. At first bite, while it does deliver an amazing crunch, it doesn’t seem to have all that much flavor. Slice it up for a garden salad, however, and you’ll notice how fresh and “foody” it tastes, adding unmistakable flavor to a variety of dishes, from lentil soup to stir-fries. It can be enjoyed as a delicious snack with nut butter, and it’s a perfect “finger” food to place on a healthy snack tray with...

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Innovative Ways to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Innovative Ways to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden

By Dr. Mercola Growing your own vegetables and fruits is one of the best ways to ensure ready access to fresh, nutrient-dense and chemical-free food. The pastime is catching on, with 74 percent of U.S. households taking part in lawn and garden activities in 2016 — a 4 percent rise from just a year before.1 The 2015 National Gardening Survey revealed that food gardening and flower gardening top the list of most popular forms of gardening, with 36 percent of U.S. households growing their own food.2 The National Gardening Association’s...

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Air Pollution Is Linked to Poor Sleep

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Air Pollution Is Linked to Poor Sleep

By Dr. Mercola If you’re among the 35 percent of U.S. adults who are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep each night,1 a silent intruder in your bedroom could be to blame: air pollution. With well-known adverse effects on your heart and lung health, research presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2017 International Conference suggests poor air quality may also disrupt your sleep.2 The study looked closely at the effects of two widespread pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is traffic-related air pollution,...

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How Cardamom Seed Oil Can Work for You

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Cardamom Seed Oil Can Work for You

Popularly used as an aromatic spice in Indian and European cuisine, cardamom is added to baked breads, mixed in coffee and tea, and even used to season biryani and rice dishes. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world (only saffron and vanilla are sold at a higher price1). But aside from its pungent aroma and enticing flavor, cardamom, particularly its seeds, is also known for producing a potent medicinal oil with plenty of uses. Discover the uses and benefits of cardamom seed oil in this article. What Is Cardamom Seed Oil?...

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How Music Helps Unlock Memories and Improve Quality of Life for Dementia Patients

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Music Helps Unlock Memories and Improve Quality of Life for Dementia Patients

By Dr. Mercola Music is a potent form of communication. It conveys emotion — oftentimes far more effectively than words alone. When you hear music, many areas of your brain light up, including your nucleus accumbens, a part of your brain that releases the feel-good chemical dopamine and is involved in forming expectations. The amygdala, which is involved in the processing of emotion, and the prefrontal cortex, which makes abstract decision-making possible, are also activated.1 Certain hormones are also released. Oxytocin, for example, a...

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Best and Worst Sunscreens of 2017

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Best and Worst Sunscreens of 2017

By Dr. Mercola While sensible sun exposure is necessary for optimal health, overexposure can result in skin damage that could raise your risk of skin cancer. Depending on your skin color, location and time of year, you might be able to get by with as little as 10 to 20 minutes of peak sun exposure per day. This will help normalize your vitamin D level and provide several other health benefits unrelated to vitamin D as well. The red and near-infrared frequencies will charge your mitochondria, while the mid- and far-infrared will structure the...

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