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Cottonseed Oil: America’s Original Vegetable Oil

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cottonseed Oil: America’s Original Vegetable Oil

Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to 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. Table of Contents What Is Cottonseed Oil? Uses of Cottonseed Oil Composition of Cottonseed Oil How Is Cottonseed Oil Made? Does Cottonseed Oil Have Any Health Benefits? The Drawbacks of Unrefined and...

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Vertigo Causes and Treatments

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vertigo Causes and Treatments

Vertigo is a form of dizziness that makes you feel as though you’re moving or spinning even when you’re stationary. As noted by the National Health Service of England, vertigo is a symptom of an underlying condition involving either your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or your central nervous system (central vertigo), it’s not a condition in its own right.1 In severe cases of vertigo, you may find it difficult to maintain your balance sufficiently to carry out everyday tasks. It can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such...

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Just the Thought of Coffee Can Arouse Your Brain

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Just the Thought of Coffee Can Arouse Your Brain

You know that feeling of energy and productivity you get after finishing your morning’s first cup of coffee? It turns out you can get that without even drinking a drop, just by thinking about coffee. The provocative finding not only highlights the power of thought but also suggests you may be able to get a boost just from thinking about your favorite brew — a habit that may benefit those who drink coffee too close to bedtime. To be clear, organic black coffee can be quite healthy, but for those looking to abstain (such as during...

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Project Tango: Big Pharma Makes the Poison and the Cure

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Project Tango: Big Pharma Makes the Poison and the Cure

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.1 In October 2017, the Manchester, New Hampshire, Fire Department reported it responds to more calls for drug overdoses than fires,2 and as of June 2017, opioids had become the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.3 Despite a number of public warnings, and a national effort to reduce this lethal trend, overdoses admitted into emergency rooms increased 30% between July 2016 and September...

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Cholesterol Managers Want to Double Statin Prescriptions

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cholesterol Managers Want to Double Statin Prescriptions

Cholesterol is found in nearly every cell in your body. This waxy substance is vital for optimal functioning of cell membranes, regulating protein pathways and supporting brain health, hormone levels and reducing your heart disease risk. Your body also uses cholesterol to manufacture vitamin D after being exposed to the sun. As Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D., has noted,1 “It is virtually impossible to explain how vital cholesterol is to the human body. If you had no cholesterol in your body you would be dead.” The majority of the cholesterol...

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Impossible Whopper — Burger King Adopts Fake Meat

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Impossible Whopper — Burger King Adopts Fake Meat

Impossible Foods, which made headlines for its meatless burgers that “bleed” like real meat, is set to become a household name, courtesy of a partnership with Burger King and their Whopper sandwich. The new Impossible Whopper bills itself as 100% Whopper, 0% Beef. Instead of a hamburger patty made with beef, the burger will feature an Impossible patty, which is made mostly of soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil and heme, derived from genetically engineered yeast.1 While it’s currently only available at 59...

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What Air Pollution Does to Your Body

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Air Pollution Does to Your Body

In April 2019, London launched an ultralow emission zone in central London, which will charge motorists more than $16 a day to drive into the area, unless they meet certain strict emissions standards. The move is expected to cut emissions from motor vehicles by about 45 percent in central London.1 Seventy-two percent of London adults said they supported the measure to charge vehicles that pollute, as London mayor Sadiq Khan described air pollution in the city as a “public health emergency.”2 In the U.K., air pollution causes about...

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Cell Tower Removed From Schoolyard Due to Cluster of Cancer Cases

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Cell Tower Removed From Schoolyard Due to Cluster of Cancer Cases

A cluster of cancer cases among young children at Weston Elementary School in Ripon, California, has reignited the conversation about whether electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cell towers might be a contributing factor.1 In 2016, at the age of 10, Kyle Prime was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Five months later, his classmate, Mason Ferrulli, was diagnosed with brain cancer. This year, two more children at the school have received cancer diagnoses. Three teachers have also been diagnosed with various forms of cancer since 2016, along...

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Why Apocynin Regenerates Skin

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Apocynin Regenerates Skin

The fabled “fountain of youth” wasn’t just an intriguing physical location sought after by ancient explorers, but a concept that has captured the imaginations of ordinary mortals since the dawn of time. Some have pursued every avenue they could think of to help them live longer. But like so many things in life, scientists found that a little healthy competition is all that’s needed — cell competition, that is. Scientists in Japan recently discovered a protein called COL17A1 that encourages cell competition by driving...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Fasting, Diabetes and Wheatgrass

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fasting, Diabetes and Wheatgrass

1 Which of the following mimics the effects of bilirubin, which has been linked to improved weight control and a lower risk of diabetes? Spirulina Bilirubin might aid weight control by preventing the development of leptin resistance. Phycocyanobilin found in spirulina is rapidly reduced to phycocyanorubin, a close homolog of bilirubin, in mammalian cells, and may therefore be an effective way to combat leptin resistance. Learn more. Cyanobacteria Resveratrol Coenzyme Q10 2 Civil liberties protected under the U.S. Constitution include: Freedom...

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Don’t Be Fooled by New Egg Warnings

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Don’t Be Fooled by New Egg Warnings

While the consumption of chicken as a source of protein has become popularized in recent decades, eggs have been unfairly vilified, in part because of misconceptions regarding their cholesterol content. For decades, the American public was told that eggs, as a source of cholesterol and saturated fats, promote heart disease. However, in recent years, studies have clearly shown that eggs — particularly egg yolks — are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and even though egg yolks are relatively high in cholesterol, numerous studies have...

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Omega-3 Stops Asthma; Omega-6 Makes It Worse

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Omega-3 Stops Asthma; Omega-6 Makes It Worse

According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology,1 8.3% of children in the U.S. had asthma in 2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics2 suggest approximately 1 in every 12 people have asthma, including adults. Boys have a slightly greater risk than girls.3 The cost of asthma in children aged 5 to 17 included 13.8 million days of school lost and a median cost of $983 per year. Children younger than 4 years were less likely to have asthma, but when they had an attack they were more likely to require...

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Smothered Portobello Mushroom Fries

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Smothered Portobello Mushroom Fries

Recipe by Ruled.me Crispy, seasoned potato fries make the best side dish to burgers, steak or fried chicken. But because they are usually deep-fried in genetically engineered omega-6 vegetable oils, they may not be healthy for you. Ruled.me has created an alternative recipe for potato fries, which uses portobello mushrooms. They may not be as crispy as deep-fried potatoes, but they’re healthier and even more delicious. This recipe also uses a number of spices and flavorings, so you can enjoy these “fries”  without mayo or ketchup. If you’re...

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Diverticulitis: An Introduction

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Diverticulitis: An Introduction

Diverticulitis and other forms of diverticular disease are often described as a Western disease, as Western low-fiber diets contribute to these diseases.1 This is not surprising, as the rates of diverticular illnesses are noticeably high in European and North American countries, as well as Australia, but low in Asian and African countries.2 But what exactly causes diverticulitis, and why is it such a prevalent condition today? It’s All in the Colon: How Diverticulosis Begins To know more about how diverticulitis forms, you must first become...

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The Ketogenic Diet and Its Physiological Effects on the Human Body

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Ketogenic Diet and Its Physiological Effects on the Human Body

In this interview, Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., an obesity and diabetes scientist and associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah,1 reveals how the ketogenic diet affects your physiology and supports optimal health. “My main interest early on was looking at how the body adapts to obesity,” he says. “That was my master’s thesis. My master’s degree was exercise science here at BYU … I ended up pursuing a Ph.D. in bioenergetics at East Carolina University, under this wonderful scientist named...

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