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Have You Ever Heard of This Healthy Alternative to Flour?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Have You Ever Heard of This Healthy Alternative to Flour?

Have you ever heard of breadfruit? It’s a rather strange name for a piece of fruit that sounds like it may smell or taste like bread. Instead, breadfruit is grown in tropical regions of the world and, like jackfruit, is a member of the mulberry family.1 Breadfruit trees were originally found in Polynesia. People use the fruit to bake, broil or fry the produce, similar to the way that potatoes are used. Others dry the flesh and grind it into flour to make bread and crusts. Polynesians brought the trees to Hawaii, when anthropologists...

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Mammography: The War on Women’s Breasts

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mammography: The War on Women’s Breasts

When asked how much radiation women are exposed to from mammograms, Dr. Ben Johnson, author of “No Ma’am-ograms,” says, “At least the amount of 100 chest X-rays.” It’s a statement that would surprise many women who are advised to receive a mammogram as the standard of care for breast cancer prevention in the U.S. — and it’s just one of the eye-opening facts presented in the documentary “Boobs: The War on Women’s Breasts.” The film begins with a written statement informing viewers that all of the information you’re about to hear is supported...

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Multivitamins Shortened Duration and Severity of Illness

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Multivitamins Shortened Duration and Severity of Illness

In 2018, sales in the U.S. supplement market had reached $124.8 billion and are expected to top $210.3 billion by 2026.1 While that sounds like a lot of money, and it is, it pales in comparison to health care spending for prescription drugs. In 2016, the cost of health care reached $3.3 trillion, of which $329 billion was on prescription drugs.2 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that in the next decade, the money that’s spent on prescription drugs will outpace that of other types of health care spending.3 The...

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What Will It Take for Masks and Face Shields to End?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on What Will It Take for Masks and Face Shields to End?

According to rotavirus vaccine developer Dr. Paul Offit,1 people will need to continue wearing masks and social distancing for “the next couple of years” even after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. “People now see vaccines as a magic dust that’s about to be sprinkled over this country and make this all go away. It doesn’t work that way,” Offit told MarketWatch, September 21, 2020.2 Offit, who sits on the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee,...

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A Half-Million Sharks To Be Killed for COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Half-Million Sharks To Be Killed for COVID-19 Vaccine

According to conservationists and wildlife experts, the plan to vaccinate the global population against COVID-19 will have a devastating environmental impact, as one of the vaccine ingredients, squalene, is made from shark liver oil. To satisfy a global supply of squalene-containing vaccines, an estimated half-million sharks would have to be slaughtered. At present, five COVID-19 vaccine candidates are using squalene as an adjuvant to boost the immune response to the vaccine and elicit higher antibody titers.1,2,3 Added to the more than 3...

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More Reasons to Avoid ‘Beyond’ Fake Meat

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Reasons to Avoid ‘Beyond’ Fake Meat

Beyond Meat is one of a handful of companies flooding the market with plant-based burgers and other fake meat products, billing them as a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative. But before you fall for the marketing hype, be aware that these ultraprocessed junk foods are anything but natural, and Beyond Meat has even signed an agreement with the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) with plans to start producing its “beef,” “pork” and “chicken” products in China.1 China, meanwhile, is notorious for its rampant...

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Success — FDA Finally Issues Amalgam Warning

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Success — FDA Finally Issues Amalgam Warning

Just four weeks after we celebrated our 10th annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a long-overdue safety communication on amalgam. In an astounding about-face to its previous stance, the FDA issued a warning that mercury fillings may adversely affect pregnant women, children and other susceptible individuals, and should be avoided by these groups. The safety communication1 was posted September 24, 2020, and with this, we have suddenly achieved an incredibly important goal that...

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What Can Olive Leaf Extract Do for You?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Can Olive Leaf Extract Do for You?

Olives have been widely enjoyed for centuries. Homer called olive oil “liquid gold” and it is closely associated with all past and present civilizations near the Mediterranean Sea.1 Wild olive trees were likely first domesticated from those growing in the Mediterranean basin; some historians believe it was the olive that made the plant attractive enough to do so. But the deliberate act of making olive oil happened about 2500 BC.2 The olive tree also has deep cultural symbolism, often representing peace and health. For instance, the official...

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Health Passports for Ireland, Who’s Next?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Passports for Ireland, Who’s Next?

On August 28, 2020, Ireland began a national trial of their new Health Passport Ireland initiative.1 “Protecting Society and Economy,” their website reads, Ireland’s health passports are actually nothing more than a way to track and display results of COVID-19 testing — and facilitate increased COVID-19 testing for businesses and the public, plus display COVID-19 vaccination status, when one becomes available.2 At this time, Ireland’s health passports are being launched on a trial basis within a range of industries, including health care...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Quarantines and COVID

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Quarantines and COVID

1 Which of the following has consistently been found to reduce the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, lower illness severity and need for hospitalization and ICU admission, and reduce the risk of death from COVID-19? Quercetin Vitamin K2 in conjunction with magnesium Remdesivir Vitamin D Vitamin D has consistently been found to reduce the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, lower illness severity and need for hospitalization and ICU admission, and reduce the risk of death from COVID-19. Learn more. 2 Which of...

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Experts Weigh in on Vitamin D for COVID-19

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Experts Weigh in on Vitamin D for COVID-19

Aside from insulin resistance, discussed in “The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance,” mounting research reveals vitamin D deficiency is one of the primary risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, complications and death. Vitamin D can strengthen your immune system in a matter of a few weeks, and according to recent research, correcting vitamin D deficiency could save thousands of lives in Great Britain alone. As reported by conservative member of the British Parliament David Davis and writer Matt Ridley in a September 26,...

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Eating Less Has Positive Effects on Your Metabolism

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Eating Less Has Positive Effects on Your Metabolism

The number of people who struggle to attain and maintain a healthy weight continues to grow each year. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018 showed that 42.4% of adults in the U.S. were obese.1 The prevalence of severe obesity was 9.2%, and it was higher in women than in men. The weight loss market also continues to grow, as it expanded by 4.1% in 2018 and is expected to grow 2.6% each year through 2023.2 Yet, the growth in the market is not in prescription drugs, diet soda or weight loss franchises....

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US Military Fears EMFs Are Causing Pilots to Crash

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on US Military Fears EMFs Are Causing Pilots to Crash

The idea that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can impact your brain function is not new, but a recently launched investigation by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) really highlights the reality of such concerns. The program,1 “Impact of Electro-Magnetics on Aircrew Neurology,” or ICEMAN, seeks to determine whether EMFs inside the cockpit may be causing pilots to crash. DARPA is currently accepting proposals and have allocated a budget of up to $225,000 for the research. According to DARPA, the objective of the ICEMAN...

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NVIC’s 2020 Annual Report on US State Vaccine Legislation

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on NVIC’s 2020 Annual Report on US State Vaccine Legislation

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in vaccine related legislation that impacts every person. More vaccines have been mandated for children in school and daycare and adults in the workplace, vaccine exemption rights have been restricted or removed, emergency powers have been expanded, vaccine tracking and enforcement and vaccine exemption rate disclosure programs threaten choices and health outcomes, and parental and informed consent rights have been weakened or removed all together. This has all happened under the...

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Mexico Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic With Junk Food Bans

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mexico Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic With Junk Food Bans

While most mainstream media pundits and American health authorities remain mum about the influence of nutrition and lifestyle on the risks of COVID-19 and its prognosis, more than a dozen states in Mexico have decided to combat the pandemic by banning the sale of junk food to minors. Mexico Bans Junk Food to Curtail COVID-19 Death Toll As reported by NPR, September 14, 2020:1 “First Oaxaca’s state legislature passed a ban on selling or giving out high-calorie packaged foods and sugar-sweetened drinks to minors on Aug. 5. Less than two...

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