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Herbs Found to be More Effective Than Drugs to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Herbs Found to be More Effective Than Drugs to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Chinese herbs may relieve menstrual cramps better than drugs, acupuncture, or heat compression, Australia-based researchers found after studying nearly 3,500 women in several countries.Along with relieving pain, Chinese herbs also reduced the recurrence of cramps over a three-month period.In the study, women were given herbal concoctions to regulate their “qi” (energy) and blood, warm their bodies, and boost their kidney and liver functions. Herbs in the study included, but were not limited to:1. Chinese angelica root 2. Szechuan lovage...

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Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

More evidence has been uncovered that Alzheimer’s disease may actually be a third form of diabetes, according to researchers from Northwestern University. Insulin and insulin receptors in your brain are crucial for learning and memory, and it’s known that these components are lower in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In your brain, insulin binds to an insulin receptor at a synapse, which triggers a mechanism that allows nerve cells to survive and memories to form.The Northwestern University researchers have found that a toxic protein in the...

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Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

By Dr. Mercola If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates. Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use. The Pill Fails 20 Times More Often About 99 percent of sexually active women use at least one method of birth control, the most common of which is the birth control pill (oral contraceptives). The Pill was used by nearly 11 million...

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Fat Hormone Influences Your Motivation to Eat

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fat Hormone Influences Your Motivation to Eat

A new study helps to explain how leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue, influences your motivation to eat. The researchers described for the first time a collection of leptin-responsive neurons in the brain’s lateral hypothalamic area (LHA). Those LHA neurons feed directly into the mesolimbic dopamine system, which controls the rewarding properties assigned to things. The study therefore adds to growing evidence that leptin doesn’t turn your appetite on and off just by controlling whether you feel hungry or full. It can also...

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Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards of a power line up to the age of five were five times more likely to develop cancer. Those who lived within the same range to a power line at any point during their first 15 years were...

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Plandemic, Part 2

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Plandemic, Part 2

Late in May 2020, media producer Mikki Willis released the first part of his documentary “Plandemic,” featuring Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., a cellular and molecular biologist1 whose research revealed many vaccines are contaminated with gammaretroviruses, due to the viruses being grown in contaminated animal cell lines. The 26-minute film was banned on every social media platform after going viral.2 August 18, 2020, Part 2, titled “Plandemic — Indoctornation,” was released. Plandemic — Indoctornation Part 2 is a...

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Study of Heart Attack Victims Showed Most Had Normal LDLs

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Study of Heart Attack Victims Showed Most Had Normal LDLs

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a term that refers to several types of heart conditions. Many of the problems associated with heart disease are related to atherosclerosis. This term refers to a condition in which there’s a buildup of plaque along the walls of the artery, making it more difficult for blood to flow and for oxygen to reach the muscles, including the heart. This can be the underlying problem in cases of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Other types of CVD happen when the valves in the heart are...

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New Research Confirms Statins Are Colossal Waste of Money

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Research Confirms Statins Are Colossal Waste of Money

The lecturer in the featured video, Maryanne Demasi, Ph.D., produced the 2014 Australian Catalyst documentary, “Heart of the Matter: Dietary Villains,” which exposed the cholesterol/saturated fat myths behind the statin fad and the financial links which lurk underneath. The documentary was so thorough that vested interests actually convinced ABC TV to rescind the two-part series.1 The Australian Heart Foundation, the three largest statin makers (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme) and Medicines Australia,...

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Protect Patients’ Rights, Help Ban Mercury

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Protect Patients’ Rights, Help Ban Mercury

This Mercury Awareness Week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Consumers for Dental Choice, the nonprofit advocacy wing of the mercury-free dentistry movement. It is also our 10th Mercury Awareness Week, during which we step forward to educate the public and empower dentists to choose mercury-free dentistry, and when I put my resources to support Charlie Brown and his team by matching every dollar you donate. Thanks to your donations, Consumers for Dental Choice has gone a long way toward taking mercury-free dentistry from dream to reality....

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Weekly Health Quiz: Mercury and COVID-19

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Mercury and COVID-19

1 Which of the following organizations conducted a highly successful campaign promoting trans fat in the 1980s, resulting in an epidemic of heart disease? Center for Science in the Public Interest In the 1980s, CSPI conducted a highly successful campaign promoting trans fat, resulting in an epidemic of heart disease. It later white-washed its history, omitting its promotion of trans fat from the organization’s historical timeline. Learn more. American Public Health Association National Institutes of Health Society for Public Health...

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Quercetin and Vitamin C: Synergistic Therapy for COVID-19

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Quercetin and Vitamin C: Synergistic Therapy for COVID-19

Quercetin was initially found to provide broad-spectrum protection against SARS coronavirus in the aftermath of the SARS epidemic that broke out across 26 countries in 2003.1,2,3 Now, some doctors are advocating its use against SARS-CoV-2, in combination with vitamin C, noting that the two have synergistic effects. Incidentally, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and the bioflavonoid quercetin (originally labeled vitamin P) were both discovered by the same scientist — Nobel prize winner Albert Szent-Györgyi.4,5 Quercetin’s antiviral...

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Annual Mercury Awareness Week Update

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Annual Mercury Awareness Week Update

For the 10th consecutive year, we now celebrate our annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. With us again is Charlie Brown, executive director of Consumers for Dental Choice and former attorney general for West Virginia. As in previous years, during this week of August 23 through 29, 2020, we will double your donations to Consumers for Dental Choice, matching it dollar for dollar up to $150,000. I’m committed to doing this annual fundraiser because eliminating dental mercury is such an important effort for both human...

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Vaccine Debate — Kennedy Jr. vs Dershowitz

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaccine Debate — Kennedy Jr. vs Dershowitz

The video above features a recent vaccine debate between Robert F. Kennedy Jr., chairman of the World Mercury Project and founder/chief legal counsel for Children’s Health Defense, and Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer and legal scholar. Patrick Bet-David, founder of Valuetainment, moderated the event. Dershowitz may seem like an odd choice for this discussion, but according to Kennedy, no health official has ever agreed to debate him on the issue of vaccine safety. Bet-David also notes that every doctor invited to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine...

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Effects of COVID on Children

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Effects of COVID on Children

August normally heralds the end of summer break for children, who are preparing to head back to school. Stores compete with sales on back-to-school supplies; pediatricians’ offices are swamped with athletes needing sports physicals and neighborhoods get especially noisy as children try to cram the evenings with fun activities before they’re crammed with homework. As everyone’s aware, this fall is historically different. The social planning and changes accompanying the pandemic have meant that more adults are working...

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The Role of Metabolic Health in Better COVID-19 Outcomes

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Role of Metabolic Health in Better COVID-19 Outcomes

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. Return guest Dr. Paul Saladino is a board-certified psychiatrist and also board certified in nutrition. He wrote “The Carnivore Code,” which just came out in an updated second edition. In this interview, he discusses the impact metabolic health has on COVID-19 outcomes. He’s done a magnificent job explaining the science that...

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