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Can This Banned Condiment Boost Brain Function?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can This Banned Condiment Boost Brain Function?

By Dr. Mercola Perhaps you first heard about Vegemite in the early 1980s from the Men at Work song, “Down Under.” The Australian sandwich spread, described by the Telegraph as a sticky, gloopy, salty spread made from yeast extract, may be the flavor that embodies the entire continent, as 23 million jars are purchased in Australia every year.1 Vegemite’s first cousin, Marmite, is the British version of the controversial condiment. Both are considered an acquired taste, but it’s the latter that’s been scrutinized...

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Vitamin C Doubles Effectiveness of Chemotherapy and Radiation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin C Doubles Effectiveness of Chemotherapy and Radiation

By Dr. Mercola Each day, more than 1,600 people prematurely die from cancer in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 20,000 succumb to cancer on a daily basis. For a time, the war on cancer initially waged by Richard Nixon in the ’60s, and the promise of targeted cancer drugs, gave hope. Alas, they’ve all failed to live up to expectations, and have done nothing to improve cancer death rates. Globally, $91 billion was spent on cancer treatments in 2013. In 2014, no cancer drug was approved costing less than $100,000 for a...

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How Environmental Conditioning Helps You Tap Into Your Evolutionary Strengths

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Environmental Conditioning Helps You Tap Into Your Evolutionary Strengths

By Dr. Mercola Effortless comfort has made us fat and sick. In this interview, Scott Carney, an investigative journalist, anthropologist and author of “What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength,” The book reveals how environmental conditioning can improve your health by boosting your metabolic efficiency. A large portion of the book focuses on Dannish fitness guru Wim Hof’s philosophies.1 Hof does not lead a healthy lifestyle and...

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Succulent Vanilla Chia Custard

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Succulent Vanilla Chia Custard

Recipe from Jennafer Ashley of PaleoHacks When it comes to traditional and timeless desserts, one of the most loved choices that many people appreciate is vanilla custard. Creamy and sweet, this classic culinary treat is made by gently heating a mixture of eggs and cream until it reaches the desired thickness.[1] Custard has been around since the Middle Ages, and was first used as a filling for tarts and pies. Today, it’s incorporated in various desserts, such as eclairs and trifles, or served by itself. There’s even a National...

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Chasing the Dragon — America’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chasing the Dragon — America’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction

By Dr. Mercola If you or someone you know is hooked on prescription drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, or street drugs like heroin, you’ll connect with “Chasing the Dragon,” a raw 2016 documentary about the horrors of drug addiction. Produced by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the film features ordinary Americans sharing personal stories of danger and destruction that characterized their lives prior to recovery from hard-core drug addiction. Because the documentary is filled with harsh language and...

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Would You Choose to Stay Awake During Your Surgery?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Would You Choose to Stay Awake During Your Surgery?

By Dr. Mercola Staying awake during surgery is the norm for certain procedures, like some cesarean sections and brain surgeries. However, most people expect that they’ll be under general anesthesia should they require surgery. This may soon change, as increasing numbers of patients are opting to take control of their surgical experience and stay awake during the procedure. It’s a decision that comes with both benefits and risks — to the patient and the surgeon. Not every surgery is appropriate for staying awake, but if...

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How to Grow Great Lettuce

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow Great Lettuce

By Dr. Mercola If you’re growing your own vegetables, now is the right time to start your lettuce. Lettuce of all kinds thrives in cool temperatures and consistently moist soil, so spring and fall, when temperatures are between 45 and 75 F, are the best times to grow them. Popular lettuce types include: Loose-leaf varieties — Fast-growing delicate leaves that grow from a central stalk; cutting the outer leaves rather than pulling the whole head will allow the plant to keep growing new leaves to replace what you harvested Butterhead...

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How to Grow, Harvest and Enjoy Fennel at Home

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Grow, Harvest and Enjoy Fennel at Home

By Dr. Mercola Fennel is an herb with a mild but distinctive licorice flavor, popular in foods in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Every part of the plant can be eaten, including the seeds once the plant has flowered. Part of the carrot family, the plant is a perennial. Although classified as an herb, many chefs use the lower part of the plant, or the bulb, as a vegetable, adding it to salads, soups and stews. Although the bulb is layered, the stems of the plant are hollow. Fennel is cultivated in many parts of the world, but it...

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A Tiny Spot in Mouse Brains May Explain How Breathing Calms the Mind

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Tiny Spot in Mouse Brains May Explain How Breathing Calms the Mind

By Dr. Mercola Controlled, purposeful breathing plays an important role in some of the most calming experiences on Earth — like meditation and yoga. You may also find yourself taking a long deep breath almost instinctively as a way to relax and center yourself, particularly just prior to or during stressful situations. It’s clear that the way you breathe — whether fast or slow, shallow or deep — sends messages to your body that affect your mood, your stress levels and even your immune system. New research has revealed, however, that...

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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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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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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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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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