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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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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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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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Can Spinal Adjustments Relieve Lower Back Pain?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Spinal Adjustments Relieve Lower Back Pain?

By Dr. Mercola The American Chiropractic Association states at any one time, nearly 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain.1 In 2012, the American Physical Therapy Association surveyed and found more than one-third of adults were affected, but two-thirds of them chose not to seek treatment.2 As the population of the U.S. was nearly 313 million at the time of the survey,3 an estimated 103 million were suffering lower back pain, and both national and state level estimates of the prevalence of lower back show it’s rising. On any...

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Half the World Is Drinking Contaminated Water

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Half the World Is Drinking Contaminated Water

By Dr. Mercola The 1972 U.S. Clean Water Act was supposed to ensure clean water for swimming, fishing and drinking.1 Unfortunately, after more than four decades of regulations, American waterways are in serious jeopardy. Toxic runoff from industries, improper disposal of medications and agricultural runoff from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and large factory farms all contribute to a severe water pollution problem. Not only are groundwater aquifers rapidly depleting, but much of the world’s water supply has become too...

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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

By Dr. Mercola Vitamin D, often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin,” is different from other vitamins in that it influences your entire body. And, while scientists refer to vitamin D as a vitamin, it is actually a steroid hormone obtained from sun exposure, food sources and supplementation. Vitamin D receptors have been found in almost every type of human cell, from your brain to your bones. Unfortunately, dermatologists and the media do the public a great disservice by recommending avoiding the sun to decrease skin cancers.1,2...

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Modern Agriculture Drives Hunger, Obesity and Disease While Simultaneously Threatening Food Chain and Worsening Water Crisis

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Modern Agriculture Drives Hunger, Obesity and Disease While Simultaneously Threatening Food Chain and Worsening Water Crisis

By Dr. Mercola “Regenerative food, farming and land use can provide a solution to the health crisis, the water crisis, environmental degradation, climate change, rural poverty, hunger and war.” ~ Ronnie Cummins, Founding Meeting of Regeneration International, June 9, 2015, Finca Luna Nueva, Costa Rica If you’d walked up to a farmer 100 years ago and told him farming would one day threaten life on Earth, he probably would have laughed in your face, saying such a thing simply isn’t possible. Agriculture is necessary for...

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Smithfield Is Engineering Pigs for Use in Human Transplants

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Smithfield Is Engineering Pigs for Use in Human Transplants

By Dr. Mercola The world’s largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, is branching out from ham and bacon toward the business of organ transplantation. The CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) giant has even created a new bioscience unit for this purpose, in the hopes of growing pig organs that could one day be transplanted into humans.1 In 2013, Smithfield was bought by WH Group (formerly known as Shaunghui), the largest meat processing company in China.2 At $7.1 billion — 30 percent above its estimated market value — it was the...

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Study Shows Slashing Pesticides Won’t Hurt Production

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Study Shows Slashing Pesticides Won’t Hurt Production

By Dr. Mercola “The reduction of pesticide use is one of the critical drivers to preserve the environment and human health,” according to recent research published in Nature Plants,1 and I couldn’t agree more. Even many farmers are interested in cutting their usage, especially in the midst of growing lawsuits alleging that the most commonly used herbicide, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), may be causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in farmers. In some ways the cards are stacked against them, however, as the...

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