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Honey Beats Traditional Treatment for Respiratory Infections

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Honey Beats Traditional Treatment for Respiratory Infections

The medical term to describe the common cold is an upper respiratory infection (URI). This is often caused by a virus that infects your nose, throat and mouth. There are more than 200 different viruses responsible, with rhinoviruses being the most common.1 In one cross-sectional study published in 2016, scientists in India analyzed the incidence of URIs in rural and urban populations.2 There were a total of 3,498 people checked during the study, out of which 287 had an upper respiratory infection at the time. Children were infected more often...

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Bradykinin Hypothesis Explains COVID-19 Complexities

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Bradykinin Hypothesis Explains COVID-19 Complexities

Genetic analysis using the Oak Ridge National Lab supercomputer called the Summit has revealed an interesting new hypothesis that helps explain the disease progression of COVID-19. A September 1, 2020, Medium article1 by Thomas Smith reviewed the findings of what is now referred to as the bradykinin hypothesis. As reported by Smith, the computer crunched data on more than 40,000 genes obtained from 17,000 genetic samples. “Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic...

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The Little-Known Sordid History of Psychiatry

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Little-Known Sordid History of Psychiatry

Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist, has written more than a dozen bestselling books on psychiatry and the drug industry. He’s frequently referred to as “the conscience of psychiatry” because he’s been able to successfully reform the psychiatric profession, abolishing one of the most harmful practices, namely lobotomies and other experimental psychosurgeries. He was the first to take a public stand against lobotomies as a young man, and was able to change the field as a result. He’s featured in Aaron and Melissa Dykes’ excellent...

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How Nebulized Peroxide Helps Against Respiratory Infections

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Nebulized Peroxide Helps Against Respiratory Infections

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. Dr. David Brownstein, who has a clinic just outside of Detroit, has successfully treated over a hundred patients with what has become my favorite intervention for COVID-19 and other upper respiratory infections, namely nebulized hydrogen peroxide. He has published the results of his work in a study that you can download here. Since I first wrote...

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Will New COVID Vaccine Make You Transhuman?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Will New COVID Vaccine Make You Transhuman?

Two years ago, in October 2018, Forbes contributor Neil Sahota, a United Nations artificial intelligence adviser and UC Irvine professor, warned that transhumanism is fast approaching — likely faster than you think.1 “In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength, and awareness,” Sahota writes. The goal of the transhumanist movement, or “Human 2.0,” is to transcend...

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Your Brain Starts Eating Itself After Being Starved for Sleep

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Brain Starts Eating Itself After Being Starved for Sleep

You’re probably already aware that a good sleep schedule is a vital component to a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that when you don’t get enough sleep, your brain actually starts to eat itself? I don’t mean that in the literal sense of the word, but research from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy shows that astrocytes, a type of glial cell in the brain that normally gets rid of unnecessary nerve connections start to break down healthy nerve synapses in response to chronic sleep deprivation.1 In the study, mice were divided into...

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More Evidence Masks Don’t Work to Prevent COVID-19

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Evidence Masks Don’t Work to Prevent COVID-19

According to an August 28, 2020, article1,2 in The Telegraph, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now “insists he does not want to see face coverings in schools.” During a question and answer session posted on Facebook, Johnson said:3,4 “There’s no need for it. Indeed, there’s a need not to have it because obviously it’s very, very difficult to teach or to learn with a face mask on.” British deputy chief medical officer Dr. Jenny Harries stated the evidence for face masks is “not very strong in either direction,” but that...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Decimated Mental Health

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on COVID-19 Pandemic Has Decimated Mental Health

America has had an epidemic of poor health long before SARS-CoV-2 appeared earlier this year. This is largely a result of industry propaganda influencing their choices of large amounts of processed foods that are high in carbs and industrially processed vegetable oils. However, over the past several months, several polls discovered more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on mental health, and it’s not good. In the featured video, Glenn Greenwald, host of System Update, discusses the “crumbling of the U.S. social fabric” and...

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B Complex Plus DHA May Help Prevent Dementia

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on B Complex Plus DHA May Help Prevent Dementia

Because dementia affects many older people, it’s often considered a normal part of aging, but it’s not. In fact, the brain damage that can lead to dementia is often linked to poor diet and nutritional deficiencies, especially in the B complex vitamins and docosahexaenoic acid — an omega-3 fat more commonly known as DHA. Although it’s widely accepted that DHA contributes to proper brain development in infants and helps maintain normal brain function in adults,1 up until now, the majority of studies haven’t been able to find a solid connection...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Fauci, Milk and Antioxidants

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fauci, Milk and Antioxidants

1 Which of the following organizations conducted a highly successful campaign promoting skim milk over whole milk in the mid-1990s to reduce healthy saturated fat intake, resulting in the doubling of skim milk sales? Center for Science in the Public Interest In 1995, the Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a highly successful campaign urging people to switch from whole and 2% milk to skim milk, which resulted in the doubling of skim milk sales. Research, however, shows full-fat dairy actually lowers your risk of death from...

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Might Flu Shots Increase COVID-19 Pandemic Risk?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Might Flu Shots Increase COVID-19 Pandemic Risk?

Could a “perfect storm” be brewing, ready to be unleashed this fall? If the regular influenza season ends up converging with a resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks, or even a new SARS-CoV-3, the results are anyone’s guess at this point. Confounding matters is the possibility that influenza vaccination may increase people’s risk of other viral infections. In a June 12, 2020, Science editorial, Michael Osterholm, virologist and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and...

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Herd Immunity ‘Ahead of Schedule’

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Herd Immunity ‘Ahead of Schedule’

If a novel virus is introduced to a population, eventually enough people acquire natural immunity so that the number of susceptible people declines. When the number susceptible is low enough to prevent epidemic growth, herd immunity is said to have been reached. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts estimated that 70% of the population or more may need to gain immunity before COVID-19 would be under control. Now, experts are suggesting the percentage may be far lower, and some areas may already have reached what’s known as...

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New Engineered Coronaviruses Are Under Development

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Engineered Coronaviruses Are Under Development

Event 201 was a pandemic preparedness simulation hosted in New York City by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2019 — 10 weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak first began in Wuhan, China. This scripted tabletop exercise — select portions of which are featured in the introduction of ‘Plandemic 2’ above — included everything we now see playing out in real time, in the real world, from PPE shortages, lockdowns and removal of civil liberties to...

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After Shutdown, Legionnaires’ Lurking in Water Systems

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on After Shutdown, Legionnaires’ Lurking in Water Systems

In 1976, as the U.S. marked the 200th anniversary of its declaration of independence, more than 4,000 American Legion members converged in Pennsylvania to celebrate.1 The heat drove many of the veterans inside, and some took refuge in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Four days later the crowd dispersed and people returned home. But a few short days after that, reports of illness and death began reaching the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Legion. The first recorded death was that of a retired U.S. Air Force captain, 61-year-old Ray Brennan,...

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

More than three decades of scientific research suggests that repeatedly telling children that they are especially smart or talented leaves them vulnerable to failure, and fearful of challenges.Children raised this way develop an implicit belief that intelligence is innate and fixed, making striving to learn seem less important than seeming smart; challenges, mistakes, and effort become threats to their ego rather than opportunities to improve.However, teaching children to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages effort rather than on...

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