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What Are the Potential Risks and Benefits of Nitroglycerin?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Are the Potential Risks and Benefits of Nitroglycerin?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and was responsible for 840,768 deaths in 2016.1 According to the American College of Cardiology,2 these numbers decreased by 18.6% between 2006 and 2016. However, the annual financial cost continues to be high, estimated at $351.2 billion in 2014-2015. The World Health Organization3 estimates 17.9 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease and it is responsible for 31% of all deaths worldwide. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attacks and stroke. The American...

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Turmeric Tea May Help Relieve Inflammation and More

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Turmeric Tea May Help Relieve Inflammation and More

Table of Contents What Is Turmeric Tea? Turmeric Tea Benefits Caffeine Content in Turmeric Tea How to Make Turmeric Tea Storing Turmeric Tea Turmeric Tea Side Effects Take a Sip of Turmeric Tea and Enjoy Its Many Benefits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Turmeric Tea Both belonging to the Zingiberaceae family,1 ginger and turmeric are usually either compared or wrongly interchanged with each other. However, the popularity of turmeric as a superfood has been snowballing through the years, with numerous scientific studies focusing on the...

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Regenerative Farming: Restoring Soil Health and Saving Americans From Cancer, Chronic Disease

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Regenerative Farming: Restoring Soil Health and Saving Americans From Cancer, Chronic Disease

Farmer’s Footprint | Regeneration : The Beginning from Farmer’s Footprint on Vimeo. The featured film, “Farmer’s Footprint / Regeneration: The Beginning,” highlights the failure of our chemical-dependent food and farming system, and how it degrades our soils, pollutes our air and water, and is the main driver of soaring cancer rates and chronic disease in America. The film, however, offers a solution: regenerative agriculture, a return to what organic was originally all about, namely the protection and rebuilding...

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Quitting Smoking Starts in the Brain

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Quitting Smoking Starts in the Brain

In 2016, 59% of Americans who have ever used cigarettes quit smoking — an increase from 50.8% in 2005. The statistics are encouraging, showing declines in overall cigarette smoking among U.S. adults during that time, but nearly 38 million Americans still smoke every day or “some” days.1 Nearly 7 in 10 current smokers say they want to quit completely, and most former smokers did so without the use of scientifically backed smoking cessation methods.2 That being said, programs that deliver treatments using cellphones have been proven...

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LEDs Have Damaging Health Effects, French Assessment Says

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on LEDs Have Damaging Health Effects, French Assessment Says

While this article focuses on light-emitting diode (LED) lights please understand that compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are far worse. Not only do they have the same digital light problems as LEDs but they also have mercury in them and cause dirty electricity in the 62 KHz range. If you have any fluorescent bulbs in your home you would be strongly advised to carefully replace them because if you break the bulb there are certain precautions you need to take to clean it up. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has special...

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Paprika: Spice Up Your Meals and Your Health With This Extraordinary Seasoning

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Paprika: Spice Up Your Meals and Your Health With This Extraordinary Seasoning

Table of Contents What Is Paprika? 5 Health Benefits of Paprika Growing Paprika: Tips to Remember How to Store Paprika and Prolong Its Shelf Life Paprika Uses: One of the Most Versatile Kitchen Ingredients Out There Paprika Recipes You Can Try Paprika Oil: Another Great Way to Enjoy This Spice Peppers are highly appreciated in many cuisines for their many benefits and uses. They’re one of the most common cooking ingredients used around the world, mainly because of the flavor they add to dishes. These spices can be used fresh or dried, and...

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Polytoxicity — Why Chemical Safety Studies Cannot Be Trusted

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Polytoxicity — Why Chemical Safety Studies Cannot Be Trusted

One section of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “compile, keep current and publish a list of each chemical substance manufactured or processed” in the U.S.1 The initial reporting began in 1978 and was published in 1979, listing 62,000 chemical substances. Currently, the TSCA inventory lists 85,000 chemicals.2 They state: “As part of EPA’s commitment to strengthen the management of chemicals and increase information on chemicals, the Agency provides free access...

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Top Tips to Relieve Hemorrhoids

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Tips to Relieve Hemorrhoids

Although they aren’t life-threatening, hemorrhoids may be painful and affect your daily activities.1 They more often affect adults from 45 to 65 years old, but younger adults and children may experience them as well. While they are common in both women and men, women have an increased risk during pregnancy, due to the pressure of carrying the baby and straining during delivery.2 In one retrospective study3 using reimbursement claims data from 33,034 patients in Taiwan, researchers evaluated the relationship between hemorrhoids and the...

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Factory-farmed Chickens Responsible for Many Human Infections

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Factory-farmed Chickens Responsible for Many Human Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect anywhere from 25%1 to 60%2,3 of women over the course of their lifetime. According to research published in 2015, UTIs were responsible for 10.5 million doctor visits in the U.S. in 2007.4 A study5 published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases in 2017 noted hospitalization rates for UTIs in the U.S. rose by 52% between 1998 and 2011 — a direct result of increasing antimicrobial resistance. According to this study, there were 400,000 UTI-related hospitalizations in 2011, with an estimated cost...

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Censorship Is the Last Tool of Tyrants

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Censorship Is the Last Tool of Tyrants

Is the vaccine business a profitable industry? You bet!1 Many vaccine pushers like to promote the idea that vaccine profits are slim, hence there’s no financial incentive behind the push for vaccinations. Two years ago, the blog Skeptical Raptor, just to point to one example, stated that ” … [T]he Big Pharma vaccine profits conspiracy is still one of most amusing myths of the antivaccination world.”2 In reality, Pfizer’s Prevnar 133 vaccine (which protects against common strains of pneumonia) actually made more money...

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Glyphosate Is Causing Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glyphosate Is Causing Fatty Liver Disease

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has been making headlines for its potential to cause cancer, but another serious disease has also been linked to this ubiquitous chemical: nonalchoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), particularly the most advanced cases. Staggering amounts of glyphosate have been applied worldwide in recent decades. Since 1974, for instance, more than 1.6 billion kilograms (or about 3.5 billion pounds) of glyphosate have been used in the U.S. alone, accounting for 19% of its overall usage worldwide....

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Liars, Ghostwriters and Whistleblowers: How Bayer Made the Worst Deal in History

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Liars, Ghostwriters and Whistleblowers: How Bayer Made the Worst Deal in History

Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, a purchase Bayer CEO Werner Baumann said would further their goal of creating a leading agriculture company.1 Bayer is now the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, but it might not stay that way for long, as lawsuits mount against the chemical giant over Roundup herbicide’s cancer link. At least 13,400 lawsuits have been filed from people who claim exposure to their glyphosate-containing Roundup caused them health problems, including cancer. The first three lawsuits have...

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5-HTP Is Helpful for Mitochondrial Biogenesis

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 5-HTP Is Helpful for Mitochondrial Biogenesis

Because the metaphor is so apt, mitochondria are often referred to as the “powerhouses” that generate energy, optimize cellular function and regulate the survival of neurons, especially under stress. Then a recent study uncovered more. Teams of researchers based at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, found that the neurotransmitter serotonin, known in scientific circles as 5-HT, is a significant player in the creation of new mitochondria in neurons, a process called mitochondrial biogenesis. The process...

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Why a Calorie Is Not a Calorie

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why a Calorie Is Not a Calorie

In recent decades, the food system responsible for feeding millions of people has drastically changed, impacting food safety and human health. The manufacturing of vegetable oil1 and changes in how your cereals,2 salads3 and meats4 are grown, processed and adulterated before finally reaching your plate, have dramatically altered the overall nutrition of most people’s diets. Americans spend 57.9% of their food budget on ultraprocessed foods,5 which means more than half of what the average American eats in any given day are foods that may...

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Shocking News About Beans, Peas and Potatoes

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Shocking News About Beans, Peas and Potatoes

In recent years, researchers have discovered glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other common weed killer formulations, may affect your body’s ability to produce fully functioning proteins, inhibit the shikimate pathway (found in gut bacteria) and interfere with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes (required for activation of vitamin D and the creation of nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate). Glyphosate also chelates important minerals; disrupts sulfate synthesis and transport; interferes with the synthesis of aromatic amino...

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