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Can Rosemary Improve Cognitive Function?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Rosemary Improve Cognitive Function?

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean that’s revered for its culinary and therapeutic uses alike. Its pungent aroma and sharp lemon-pine flavor make it popular in French, Italian and other cuisines, and it’s been used for centuries as a tool to strengthen memory.1 A member of the mint family along with oregano and basil, rosemary is as versatile in medicine as it is in cooking. With potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties, rosemary is often used to help extend the shelf life of perishable foods, and...

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How to Fix the COVID-19 Crisis in 30 Days

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Fix the COVID-19 Crisis in 30 Days

In a June 22, 2020, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service press release,1 Damien Downing, president of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, outlines how we could resolve the COVID-19 pandemic in 30 days for about $2 per person, simply by taking affirmative action to raise vitamin D levels. The downside or risk of doing this is basically nil, while the potential gain could be avoiding another COVID-19 spike altogether. “If we could arrange to give everyone vitamin D, and it failed to protect them, so what? The risk from not acting...

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The Lancet Gets Lanced With Hydroxychloroquine Fraud

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Lancet Gets Lanced With Hydroxychloroquine Fraud

The respected medical journal The Lancet was found to have published a study on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 that was based on such shockingly fraudulent data it was retracted.1 The paper, which ran on May 22, 2020, concluded that the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine had no benefit when used in COVID-19 cases and actually increased death rates.2 The retracted study, “Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine With or Without a Macrolide for Treatment of COVID-19: A Multinational Registry Analysis,” also...

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The Avocado Oil Fraud

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Avocado Oil Fraud

The fact that most olive oils on the market are fraudulently diluted with less expensive (and more harmful) oils has been known for years. Now, a report1,2,3 in the journal Food Control warns that the purity and quality of avocado oil sold in the U.S. is questionable at best, and that standards to protect consumers and genuine producers are urgently needed. Adulterated Avocado Oil Is Commonplace According to the Food Control report,4 a vast majority of commercially available avocado oils labeled as “extra virgin” and...

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Consider These Nutraceuticals to Reduce Clots With COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Consider These Nutraceuticals to Reduce Clots With COVID-19

Everyone has the potential to catch the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.1 You can significantly affect your risk of infection and severity of disease by taking simple steps. Symptoms for COVID-19 can range from mild to devastating. There are factors that increase the risk a person may experience severe disease. These include underlying medical conditions such as obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.2 In one evaluation of COVID-19 patients from six hospitals in Atlanta, researchers found...

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The End of Fluoridation Is in Sight

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The End of Fluoridation Is in Sight

Water fluoridation is one of the biggest public health failures of the 20th century. Despite solid scientific evidence of harm, politics and public relations have kept the practice alive. Proponents, including the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oral Health Division of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), have spent millions of dollars on promotion and public relations to sell fluoridation using half-truths, convincing talking points, and diversions.  But fluoridation is also one of the most widely rejected health...

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Shoshana Zuboff Meets Margrethe Vestager

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Shoshana Zuboff Meets Margrethe Vestager

In the video above, you can watch the first public conversation between social psychologist and Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff and Margrethe Vestager, executive vice president of the European Union (EU) regarding the European way to shape the digital age. In February 2020, the EU announced a new digital strategy — “Europe Fit for the Digital Age” — that’s intended to ensure technology serves the people and adds value to their lives.1 Privacy is a major concern in a digital era and, according to the EU, their...

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Who Is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Who Is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

In May 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3%,1 which means 21 million Americans were unemployed. Not surprisingly, financial stress is a major concern, with 88% of Americans surveyed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress for their personal financial situation.2 Fifty-four percent were particularly worried about having enough money saved for emergency savings or retirement, while another 48% were worried about paying bills. A report by the Well Being Trust (WBT) and...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Viral Shedding and Exercise

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Viral Shedding and Exercise

1 Which of the following is a major risk factor for vitamin D deficiency and severe COVID-19? High melanin density (darker skin) Darker skin requires far more sun exposure to produce adequate vitamin D, so much so that dark-skinned individuals living north of the equator are virtually guaranteed to be chronically deficient, which also increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. Learn more. Low melanin density (lighter skin) Low body weight Being under the age of 20 2 What percentage of the general population that has not been...

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Eucalyptus Oil May Reduce Inflammatory Reactions in Lungs

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Eucalyptus Oil May Reduce Inflammatory Reactions in Lungs

Eucalyptus is a genus of plants that contains more than 900 species.1 The plants are native to Australia and come in a number of sizes, from shrubs to tall trees. They’re known for growing rapidly: One of the largest is the giant gum tree that can grow to up to 300 feet. A distinctive feature of eucalyptus is its bark, which the tree sheds as it grows. Some will shed much of their bark while others are completely covered with it. Although they grow tall, some thrive in containers. They can also be planted annually.2 Each part of the...

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Flavorful Fermented Foods Have Healing Properties

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flavorful Fermented Foods Have Healing Properties

Scientists have learned that the variety of microbes that live in your gut are as unique to you as your fingerprint. This population of microbial flora can be rapidly altered after exposure to foods, toxins, antibiotics and even lifestyle choices. Each microbe performs a function and must be balanced for you to maintain optimal health. Potentially harmful microbes are only dangerous when they overwhelm beneficial ones. Essentially, this means living in a sterile environment is not ideal since the loss of your gut microbiome and the microbes...

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Curcumin Inhibits Virus-Induced Cytokine Storm

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Curcumin Inhibits Virus-Induced Cytokine Storm

Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, has a solid foundation in science with numerous studies vouching for its anti-inflammatory effects.1 As noted in a 2017 review in the journal Foods:2 “[Curcumin] aids in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia … Most of these benefits can be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.” Along with several other supplements, curcumin has also been identified as having particular...

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This Fat Impairs Immune System and Increases Risk of COVID

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Fat Impairs Immune System and Increases Risk of COVID

In this interview, Dr. Chris Knobbe, an ophthalmologist, discusses some of the eye-opening information found in his book, “Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration.”1 Knobbe is the founder and president of the Cure AMD Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the No. 1 cause of blindness among the elderly. His book is a comprehensive treatise on the historical progression of AMD and provides compelling evidence that this is a disease caused...

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Can UV Light Inactivate Airborne Human Coronavirus?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can UV Light Inactivate Airborne Human Coronavirus?

December 31, 2019, China reported a case of pneumonia from an unknown cause to the World Health Organization.1 It wasn’t long afterward that it became apparent that the “unknown cause” would create global havoc. Immediately, scientists began scrambling to find ways to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus, treat the infection and develop public health policies to contain the spread. Historically, scientists identified coronaviruses responsible for human infection in the mid-1960s.2 By 2003 when SARS first appeared, researchers had only...

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Vitamin D in the Prevention of COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin D in the Prevention of COVID-19

As noted by retired nursing teacher John Campbell1 in the video above, vitamin D is “an important immunological molecule” that likely plays role in the COVID-19 pandemic. In his video commentary, Campbell reviews a number of recent papers stressing the importance of vitamin D, starting with a press release2 from the French National Academy of Medicine, dated May 22, 2020. The press release correctly points out that vitamin D is a prohormone, meaning it acts as an endocrine hormone. As such, it has wide-ranging influence on health....

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