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Weekly Health Quiz: Coronavirus, Saunas and Teeth

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Coronavirus, Saunas and Teeth

1 Which of the following supplements are thought to be helpful for the prevention of coronavirus infection, thanks to their ability to strengthen immune function and inhibit infection? Vitamin A and K2 Multivitamins with essential minerals Elderberry and NAC Supplements thought to be useful in the prevention of coronavirus infection include NAC, elderberry, spirulina, beta-glucan, glucosamine, selenium, zinc, lipoic acid, sulforaphane, resveratrol, vitamin D, Bifidobacterium bifidum strain probiotics and sporebiotics. Learn more. Vitamin B6...

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Effectively Treat Your Sore Throat — Naturally

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Effectively Treat Your Sore Throat — Naturally

The most common reason you may experience a sore throat is a viral infection, such as a cold or flu, which affects the pharyngeal area, or back of your throat. The Guardian characterizes the common cold as having1 “the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive.” Both the cold and flu can cause a sore throat, so it’s helpful to know the difference. Both are viral illnesses but are caused by two different types of viruses. A cold is usually milder than the...

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Quercetin and Vitamin D — Allies Against Coronavirus?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Quercetin and Vitamin D — Allies Against Coronavirus?

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19,1 continues to spread around the world,2 researchers are feverishly searching for effective remedies. According to a February 15, 2020, Nature article,3 more than 80 clinical trials are underway testing remedies ranging from intravenous vitamin C and stem cells from menstrual blood to HIV drugs and malaria medication. There’s also a study looking at serum obtained from patients who recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection — the idea being that it will contain antibodies...

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Health Starts in Your Mouth

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Starts in Your Mouth

In this interview, Dr. Dominik Nischwitz, author of “It’s All in Your Mouth: Biological Dentistry and the Surprising Impact of Oral Health on Whole Body Wellness,” discusses his “all-in-one” holistic treatment program, and why addressing your oral health can have far-reaching whole body benefits. Nischwitz is a biological dentist, like his father before him, and has served as president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology (ISMI) since 2019. As a child, Nischwitz “was always a little bit...

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The No. 1 Thing to Do to Protect Yourself From EMFs

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The No. 1 Thing to Do to Protect Yourself From EMFs

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. In this video, which is Part 1 of a two-part series, Brian Hoyer and I answer your questions about electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Brian is a leading EMF expert1 and a primary consultant for my new book, “EMF*D,” which is being released today. In the video, Brian shares his personal journey and training, which includes nutritional...

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Does Your Morning Wake Up Routine Dictate Your Alertness?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Does Your Morning Wake Up Routine Dictate Your Alertness?

Sleep is a curious thing. For decades, many considered sleeping to be a poor use of their time. Yet, a growing body of evidence now points to the importance of sleep in relation to many facets of health and wellness. Sleep deprivation has been linked to heart disease,1 accidents2 and cognitive impairment.3 A lack of sleep increases your risk for Alzheimer’s disease4 as well as insulin resistance,5 which is the root cause of many chronic conditions. Sleep quality and quantity are important to your health, as demonstrated by one study...

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The Importance of Muscle in Healthy Aging

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Importance of Muscle in Healthy Aging

The older you get, the more important your muscle mass becomes. Not only are strong muscles a requirement for mobility, balance and the ability to live independently, but having reserve muscle mass will also increase your chances of survival1 when sick or hospitalized. Muscle is lost far more easily and quicker than it’s built, so finding ways to continuously promote and maintain your muscle mass is really crucial, especially as you get older. Age-related loss of muscle mass is known as sarcopenia, and if you don’t do anything to...

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Breakfast or Late-Night Snacks — Which Should You Give Up?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Breakfast or Late-Night Snacks — Which Should You Give Up?

It’s important to not only pay attention to what you eat, but also when you eat. In past years, experts have made numerous dietary recommendations, including eating three full meals a day, grazing throughout the day, eating a high-protein snack at night and following a low-fat diet. Despite changing recommendations, the number of overweight and obese individuals continues to climb. According to the World Health Organization,1 the number of people who are obese nearly tripled from 1975 to 2016. In 2016, 39% of people 18 years and older...

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Trending Ancient Wellness Tips and Practices

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Trending Ancient Wellness Tips and Practices

As holistic health gains hold, a number of ancient wellness practices are being embraced and promoted. According to a March 2, 2020, article1 in The Guardian, many of these practices are rooted in the European wellness culture. Following is a sampling of ancient holistic health traditions making a comeback. How many of them have you tried? The Siesta Spain has a long history of taking a siesta during the hottest time of the afternoon. To this day, many Spaniards will take a break from work in the afternoon and work later into the evening to...

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Hovering Between Worlds: Awake During Brain Surgery

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hovering Between Worlds: Awake During Brain Surgery

There are certain areas in which conventional medicine excels, and the ability to perform brain surgery to remove tumors is one of them. This is particularly true in the case of awake brain surgery, also known as intraoperative brain mapping, which is performed while the patient is sedated but awake. Awake brain surgery is typically performed to treat epileptic seizures or remove tumors without clear borders that have spread throughout the brain. Because the tumors are often close to brain regions responsible for controlling vision, language...

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Time-Restricted Eating — A Powerful Way to Prevent Dementia

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Time-Restricted Eating — A Powerful Way to Prevent Dementia

Research overwhelmingly supports the notion that ditching the “three square meals a day” approach in favor of time-restricted eating (also referred to as intermittent fasting) can do wonders for your health, as your body simply cannot function optimally when there’s a continuous supply of calories coming in.  The cycling of feasting (feeding) and famine (fasting) mimics the eating habits of our ancestors and restores your body to a more natural state that allows a whole host of biochemical benefits to occur. It’s...

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Most Tap Water Is a Toxic Soup of Chemicals

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Most Tap Water Is a Toxic Soup of Chemicals

Discussion of the safety of tap water often only occurs when an immediate threat is identified like the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan,1 and ongoing Legionella outbreaks.2 But the state of U.S. tap water, whether from wells or municipal water systems, is very concerning even when it is not in the news. Just because tap water looks clear and seems to taste normal does not mean it is safe or pure. It is often brimming with pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, cyanobacteria, disinfection byproducts (DPBs) and fluoride, but few realize these...

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How You’ve Been Misled About Statins

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How You’ve Been Misled About Statins

Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors; that is, they block the enzyme in your liver responsible for making cholesterol (HMG-CoA reductase). According to Drugs.com, more than 35 million Americans are on a statin drug, making it one of the most commonly prescribed medicines in the U.S.1 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data suggest 47.6% of seniors over the age of 75 are on a statin drug.2 Lipitor — which is just one of several brand name statin drugs — is the most profitable drug in the history of medicine.3,4...

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Are You Sitting on a Health Crisis?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are You Sitting on a Health Crisis?

In this short video by Green Science Policy Institute, you’ll discover how flame retardants are one of six classes of chemicals found in consumer products that negatively affect your health. While adding chemicals to slow fire ignition may have begun with good intentions, the chemicals are worse than ineffective — they are dangerous. If they were effective, their strongest supporters would be firefighters. Yet, this population is among the strongest opponents of adding fire retardant chemicals to products. As demonstrated in the...

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Why Bill Gates Is Accelerating a Toxic Food System

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Bill Gates Is Accelerating a Toxic Food System

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world, with a trust endowment valued at $48 billion1 and yearly grant payments in excess of $5 billion annually.2 In addition to being one of the largest contributors to the World Health Organization (WHO), with heavy involvement in global public health, the Gates Foundation is deeply involved in agricultural development. Their website lists four strategic goals as being key to their goal to drive agricultural transformation:3 Increase agricultural...

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