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Roche Flu Medication Fraud Stole Billions

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Roche Flu Medication Fraud Stole Billions

A whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against drugmaker Roche, alleging the company made false claims and misrepresented studies, causing the U.S. government to stockpile $1.5 billion of its influenza medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir).1 The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Thomas Jefferson, a researcher associated with the Cochrane Collaboration research network, under the False Claims Act, in which individuals may file suit on behalf of the government. Jefferson has been questioning Tamiflu’s effectiveness since 2009. The lawsuit, which was...

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Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found Nontoxic in Large Study

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found Nontoxic in Large Study

There have been rapid changes when it comes to the embracing of psychedelic and hallucinogenic substances by mainstream medicine and municipalities. Marijuana, despite its longtime federal classification as a Schedule I drug, the FDA’s most restricted class, is now legal in many U.S. states for medical purposes.1 States are also increasingly legalizing marijuana for recreational use, as Illinois did in 2020.2 Ketamine, a rapid acting anesthetic and established street drug sometimes called “Special K,” was approved by the FDA...

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More Health Benefits of Quercetin Revealed

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Health Benefits of Quercetin Revealed

Quercetin1 is an antioxidant flavonol found naturally in foods such as apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, just to name a few.2 According to a 2019 Market Watch report,3 the quercetin market is growing rapidly as its health benefits are becoming more widely known. Quercetin has been shown to combat inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine. In fact, its antiviral capacity appears to be the primary focus of many studies looking at quercetin’s benefits, and a number of studies have highlighted...

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Do FODMAP Foods Trigger IBS Symptoms?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do FODMAP Foods Trigger IBS Symptoms?

While irritable bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have similar names, they are two different conditions with a few similar symptoms. IBD is an umbrella term, under which are several gastrointestinal diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The severity of IBD can depend on genetic markers and the effect of microbes on your immune system.1 The most common symptom of both IBS and IBD is diarrhea. Those suffering with IBD may also experience anemia, fever, extreme weight loss and bloody stool. IBS can...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Water, Pregnancy and Avocados

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Water, Pregnancy and Avocados

1 Why might hard water be healthier for your heart than soft water? Because hard water is more acidic Because hard water contains higher levels of zinc and calcium Because hard water contains higher levels of magnesium Research has shown people drinking soft water on a regular basis are more susceptible to lethal arrhythmias than those drinking hard water. One hypothesis that can account for this is magnesium deficiency, as hard water contains higher levels of magnesium than soft water. Learn more. Because soft water is less hydrating 2...

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Google — A Dictator Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Known

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Google — A Dictator Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Known

Robert Epstein, who received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard in 1981 and served as the former editor in chief at Psychology Today, is now a senior research psychologist for the American Institute of Behavioral Research and Technology, where for the last decade he has helped expose Google’s manipulative and deceptive practices. He explains what got him interested in investigating the internet search monopoly in the first place: “In 2012, January 1st, I received some emails from Google saying my website contained malware and...

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Avocado — Superfood and Environmental Killer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Avocado — Superfood and Environmental Killer

Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in monounsaturated fat, fiber, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin E and carotenoids, they not only reduce hunger and fight obesity but also contain avocatin B, a molecule with cancer-fighting properties. Studies have found avocatin B fights acute myeloid leukemia by targeting leukemia stem cells.1 But a 2018 documentary, “Avocado — A Positive Superfood Trend?,”2 from the German public broadcast company DW, reveals a side to avocados that is...

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What’s the Best Way to Take Care of Your Teeth?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What’s the Best Way to Take Care of Your Teeth?

Not only do your teeth fill out your face and enable you to eat, they also help maintain the bone structure of your jaw. Your teeth are made of four types of tissue, but only the center, or pulp, is not hard. Inside the pulp are blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that provide nutrients to the tooth.1 The outside of the tooth is called the enamel, which has no way to reverse damage from wear and tear (decay) since it contains no living cells. Your gums are responsible for protecting your roots as well as teeth that have not yet come...

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Can This Berry Juice Help Blood Pressure and Inflammation?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can This Berry Juice Help Blood Pressure and Inflammation?

Many people enjoy eating berries and they are certainly good for you. Berries are low in calories, high in fiber and contain vitamins C and E, folic acid, calcium, selenium, alpha and beta carotene and lutein. Better yet, their phytochemicals contain valuable polyphenols and flavonoids including anthocyanins and ellagitannins.1 Anthocyanin is a natural pigment in fruits and vegetables that has been shown in studies to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and contain anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant...

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New Thought Police NewsGuard Is Owned by Big Pharma

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Thought Police NewsGuard Is Owned by Big Pharma

The media is using a variety of tactics to restrict your access to the truth from websites like mine, including NewsGuard, a self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on nine criteria of credibility and transparency. Before I delve further into NewsGuard and its underlying agenda, it’s important to look at who funds it. NewsGuard received much of its startup funds from Publicis Groupe, a giant global communications group with divisions that brand imaging, design of digital business platforms, media...

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Reversing Alzheimer’s With Light Therapy

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Reversing Alzheimer’s With Light Therapy

In the U.S., 5.8 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is expected to jump to about 14 million by 2050.1 Every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with the disease, which has no known cure and limited treatments to help manage symptoms. While conventional medicine has focused on drugs to treat symptoms, most have only limited effectiveness. Alzheimer’s has steadily ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but some estimates suggest Alzheimer’s deaths may...

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More Studies Show Fluoride Affects Brain and Disrupts Sleep

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Studies Show Fluoride Affects Brain and Disrupts Sleep

While water fluoridation was never adopted or has been eliminated in many areas around the world, including most of western Europe,1 many U.S. water systems2 still add fluoride chemicals such as fluorosilicic acid3 (also known as hydrofluorosilicic acid) to their municipal water supplies. As detailed in Christopher Bryson’s book, “The Fluoride Deception,”4 water fluoridation as a public health measure (ostensibly to improve dental health) was invented by brilliant schemers who needed a way to get rid of toxic industrial...

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Futuristic Airline Uniforms Making People Sick

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Futuristic Airline Uniforms Making People Sick

When you think about environmental pollution, your clothing is likely not the first thing to come to mind. However, the clothing industry nears the top of the list of toxic industries that pollute water and expose you to dangerous chemicals used to dye and treat the textiles. According to Rita Kant of the University Institute of Fashion Technology, color is one of the main reasons people choose specific pieces of clothing.1 While there are safe ways to dye clothing, the toxic nature of what is currently used has caused concern. Other...

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BPA in Your Body May Be 44 Times Higher Than Reported

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on BPA in Your Body May Be 44 Times Higher Than Reported

BPA was created in 1891; by the 1930s scientists had discovered that the chemical mimics the hormone estrogen in the body. In the 1950s BPA was being used by industry as a chemical to produce strong and often transparent plastic; it’s now known as an endocrine disruptor.1 It took until 2011, however, for the European Union to ban BPA in baby bottles and 2012 before the FDA followed suit.2 According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the chemical is widely used in polycarbonate plastics that are integrated into nearly every...

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Addressing EMF Pollution — A 21st Century Health Imperative

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Addressing EMF Pollution — A 21st Century Health Imperative

Over the past decade, I’ve written many articles discussing the evidence of biological harm from nonionizing electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. While the wireless industry is built on the premise that the only type of radiation capable of causing harm is ionizing — X-rays being one example — researchers have for a long time warned that even nonionizing and non-heating radiation can jeopardize your health. This includes not only human health, but also that of plants and animals. Over time, I became so convinced of the...

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