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Study Claims Alzheimer’s Disease Is a Double-Prion Disorder

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Study Claims Alzheimer’s Disease Is a Double-Prion Disorder

Prions are abnormal and infectious forms of proteins that collect in brain tissue, causing cells to die. The sponge-like holes left in the brain are a hallmark of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as mad cow disease in cows and Chronic Wasting Disease1 in deer and elk) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease2 (CJD), the human version of BSE. Both BSE and CJD are the result of a prion infection; both are untreatable and always fatal. Sporadic CJD (sCJD), a form that appears without known...

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How Temperature Affects Your Sleep

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Temperature Affects Your Sleep

If you’ve ever woken up because you’re too hot or cold, you know that temperature extremes can significantly affect your sleep quality. But even subtle differences in temperature can influence your sleep, for better or worse. Your body temperature cycles along with your sleep-wake rhythm, decreasing at night while you’re asleep and increasing during the day.1 You’re most likely to sleep when your core body temperature decreases and unlikely to sleep while it’s on the rise. Further, after you fall asleep, your...

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The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity

Exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) radiation is an ever-growing health risk in the modern world. The Cellular Phone Task Force website1 has a long list of governments and organizations that have issued warnings or banned wireless technologies of various kinds and under various circumstances, starting in 1993. A long list of organizations representing doctors and scientists are also among them, including an appeal for protection from nonionizing EMF exposure by more than 230 international EMF scientists to the...

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Top Health Agency Covering Up Biohazard Mishaps

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Health Agency Covering Up Biohazard Mishaps

In 1942, the Office of Malaria Control in War Areas was established to reduce the impact of malaria and other vector-borne diseases, such as typhus and West Nile virus, in the southeastern U.S. during World War II. In 1946 this agency was transformed to the Communicable Disease Center (CDC), as a part of the U.S. Public Health Service.1 In the following years the CDC oversaw the reduction of malaria throughout the U.S., which was considered eliminated from the U.S. by 1951. From its humble beginnings, having fewer than 400 employees, the...

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Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Glucose Level in Check

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Glucose Level in Check

For the first time in more than 20 years, data from the National Center for Health Statistics1 showed a drop in life expectancy in 2015. Life expectancy dropped again in 2017.2 Although the 10 leading causes of death remained the same in 2017 as 2016, they accounted for only 74% of all deaths.3 One of the primary perpetrators of this decline is believed to be drug overdoses, but another major factor pinpointed by a supporting study4 is Type 2 diabetes. An update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded more than...

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Impossible Burger Attacks Moms for Publishing Pesticide Results

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Impossible Burger Attacks Moms for Publishing Pesticide Results

Impossible Foods is billing its Impossible Burger as a healthier, more sustainable option than beef, but when tested by consumer advocacy group Moms Across America (MAA), concerning levels of the herbicide glyphosate were found in the food.1 It’s not at all surprising, considering the Impossible patty is made mostly of genetically engineered (GE) soy protein, and in the U.S. about 94 percent of soybean acres are planted with such GE seeds, which are designed to tolerate glyphosate, i.e., Roundup, herbicides.2 This alone pokes holes in...

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Bayer Hunts Down Journalists

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bayer Hunts Down Journalists

When Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for about $63 billion, you have to wonder whether executives knew the extent of the liabilities they were inheriting. The latest debacle is a collection of veritable hit lists compiled by Monsanto, containing hundreds of names and other personal information about journalists, politicians and scientists, including their opinions about pesticides and genetic engineering.1 Monsanto’s so-called “stakeholder mapping project”2 was first uncovered in France, but now it appears Monsanto likely...

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CBD Market Explodes, Despite Perplexing Legal Status

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on CBD Market Explodes, Despite Perplexing Legal Status

Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized. According to Project CBD, at least 50 conditions1 are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders, degenerative neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and high blood pressure. CBD is nonpsychoactive, nonaddictive, does not produce a “high” and has few to no dangerous...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Bacteria, Agriculture and Cupping

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Bacteria, Agriculture and Cupping

1 Research suggests the following herbicide and desiccant, when combined with lectin-rich foods such as peas, beans or potatoes, can trigger the neurological damage seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease: Glyphosate Diquat Dicamba Paraquat Research shows the desiccant paraquat can trigger Parkinson’s disease when combined with plant lectins found in peas, beans, potatoes and many other foods, as the lectins can transport the toxin into the brain. Learn more. 2 Which of the following media platforms have taken measures to censor...

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Fasting Prevents and Halts Diabetes

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fasting Prevents and Halts Diabetes

Fasting has been practiced for centuries. In fact, science shows that, like animals, we have a fasting instinct that extends through the ages: Hippocrates prescribed and championed fasting while using apple cider vinegar.1 Religions around the world developed fasting independently as a practice and the Greeks not only prescribed it for illness, but required it in preparation for many rituals to contact supernatural forces. Fasting has also been used as a means of political protest. Gandhi fasted on at least 14 different occasions, three times...

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Do Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements Work?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements Work?

Strong, shiny hair and fingernails (and toenails) that are smooth and uniform in color, and soft, glowing skin are typically viewed as some of the more visible signs of health. Most children have all of the above, but often with factors like stress hormones, oxidative stress and a less-than-healthy diet, your hair and nails can become dry and brittle, and your skin rough and blemished. If you’ve ever roamed the aisles where supplements are stocked, no doubt you’ve noticed — and possibly even tried — vitamins or minerals...

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Top Nutrients to Protect Your Skin From Summer Sun

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Nutrients to Protect Your Skin From Summer Sun

Summer and sunshine-filled days are upon us and, with that, increased calls for the use of sunscreen. Unfortunately, most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients that are easily absorbed through your skin and can jeopardize your health. The good news is you can support healthy skin and protect it from ultraviolet damage from the inside. Scientists have identified several nutrients that have UV protective activity which can reduce your risk of sunburn and related skin damage. Here, I’ll review the top contenders: astaxanthin, lycopene and...

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How to Remove a Tick

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Remove a Tick

Table of Contents How to Remove a Tick Safely How to Remove a Tick Head 3 Natural Tick Repellents What Not to Do When You’re Bitten by a Tick Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Often mistaken for insects, ticks are small, eight-legged parasites that belong to the arachnid family, along with spiders, scorpions and mites.1 They survive solely by feeding on the blood of their host. They’re known to be resilient, with records suggesting that they existed 65 to 146 million years ago.2 Ticks are more active during warmer months, usually...

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Statin Nation — How Millions Are Damaged in a Post-Health World

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Statin Nation — How Millions Are Damaged in a Post-Health World

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, a general practitioner in Cheshire, England, is the author of three books. I’ve previously interviewed him about “Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense.” Here, we discuss his latest work, “A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World,” which addresses the challenges with this conventional approach to heart disease prevention. This is his second book on the topic of cholesterol. In the first one, “The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart...

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The Boyfriend Brisket: Satisfy Your Meat Cravings With This Beef Recipe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Boyfriend Brisket: Satisfy Your Meat Cravings With This Beef Recipe

Recipe from PaleoHacks   Roast beef is one of the most popular dishes in the United States. Its simplicity in preparation and cooking makes it a permanent fixture in family meals. Usual beef cuts include prime rib and tenderloin, but what if you want to challenge your cooking skill by using a different beef cut, such as brisket? It’s one of the least tender cuts, but can be delicious when prepared correctly. In Italian cuisine, bollito misto uses this cut. Vietnamese cuisine, on the other hand, uses brisket for pho.   This recipe from...

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