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Ashwagandha for Cognitive Function

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ashwagandha for Cognitive Function

By Dr. Mercola Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an herb that’s been an important part of Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Literally translated from its Sanskrit roots, ashwagandha means “smells like a horse,” which may hint more at its essence than its actual smell. It’s suggested by some Ayurvedic health practitioners that the herb was so named because it provides the strength and stamina of a horse. Meanwhile, its species name, somnifera, is a nod to its sedative properties.1 While ashwagandha is sometimes...

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Breathing Exercises Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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By Dr. Mercola One in 3 American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension).1 An equally large segment of the adult population has prehypertension, meaning your pressure is higher than normal but not high enough to qualify as hypertension. Nearly 1 in 4 American adults also reports feeling extremely stressed,2,3 and these two conditions — stress and hypertension — tend to go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, this connection still does not receive the emphasis it deserves. Many breathing experts also agree that 9 out of 10 people breathe...

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Orange Essential Oil Could Help PTSD

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By Dr. Mercola Just like the name implies, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma- and stress-related disorder. It may develop after exposure to any intense, frightening or stress-filled event or ordeal. PTSD is most often linked to a traumatic accident, act of violence, military-combat experience or disaster. Experts suggest nearly 8 million adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD, a condition which historically has been difficult to treat.1 Antidepressants such as Effexor, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft are the most commonly prescribed...

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Chronic Fatigue and Parkinson’s Now Linked to Gut Bacteria

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chronic Fatigue and Parkinson’s Now Linked to Gut Bacteria

By Dr. Mercola Hardly a week passes without another revelation of how your gut microbiome is intimately related to your overall health. A complete understanding of how a complex microbial community in your intestinal tract may be related to your emotions, mood, energy and neurological condition — to name just a few — is still out of reach. However, science does know your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is home to one of the most complex microbial ecosystems on the Earth. Your microbial community is even more complex as it is unique to you, based...

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How Does Air Pollution Attack Your Heart?

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Does Air Pollution Attack Your Heart?

By Dr. Mercola Nearly 92 percent of the world are breathing air that doesn’t meet the World Health Organization standards for clean air.1 But, your body is dependent on the air you breathe to sustain health and life. Scientists know that poor air quality contributes to serious damage to your heart, lungs and other organ systems, significantly shortening your life. Both indoor and outdoor air are often dangerously polluted, although with different toxins. Air pollution is a significant health risk, leading to the death of over 6.5...

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Unveiling the Glyphosate Conspiracy

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unveiling the Glyphosate Conspiracy

By Dr. Mercola Conspiracy — “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” Discussing conspiracies is one of the fastest ways to be labeled a nut job, but the fact of the matter is that conspiracies do happen. And, by definition, conspiracies typically involve and result in something that is far from honorable or life-saving. Toxic industries have a long history of conspiring against the public good, and lately we’ve been seeing more and more proof of this reality in regard to toxic pesticides. Of course,...

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Big Dairy Continues War Against Farmers and Raw Milk

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Big Dairy Continues War Against Farmers and Raw Milk

By Dr. Mercola Increasing numbers of Americans are seeking out unpasteurized, or raw, dairy products — both for the health benefits and the flavor. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meanwhile, has released a report that’s clearly an attempt to squelch the growing enthusiasm for obtaining farm-fresh foods like raw milk and cheese.1 The report is only an estimate, made using a model relying on publicly available outbreak data, so it’s far from an exact science. Further, the outbreak numbers are very small....

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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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