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Vit D, Magnesium and B12 Significantly Improve COVID Outcomes

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vit D, Magnesium and B12 Significantly Improve COVID Outcomes

You know I have been passionate about how useful optimal levels of vitamin D can be in lowering your COVID-19 risk. For the last few months I have been working on a campaign that I really need your help on. The new site is StopCOVIDCold and you can reach it by clicking the button below. New Campaign to Spread the Word About Vitamin D >>>>> Click Here <<<<< Once you are on the site, there is a quiz you can take that will help you determine your risk for getting COVID-19 by answering a few questions that will only...

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Flu Vaccination Associated With Increased Viral Shedding

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flu Vaccination Associated With Increased Viral Shedding

When your body is infected with a disease-causing virus such as influenza, the virus is “shed” into the environment, via your saliva and other bodily fluids and skin lesions. If someone comes in contact with that shed virus, it’s possible that they, too, will become infected with the virus. There’s still a lot of unknowns when it comes to viral shedding. How long a person sheds a virus, when shedding occurs and whether it occurs at the onset of symptoms or prior to symptoms, varies by virus and are influenced by a...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Infants and Obesity

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Infants and Obesity

1 Which of the following statements is factually accurate? Masks of all kinds effectively block viruses Only N95 masks can block viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 Surgical masks provide the highest level of protection against viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 No medical or cloth mask can block exhalation or prevent inhalation of aerosolized (airborne) viruses No medical or cloth mask can block exhalation or prevent inhalation of aerosolized (airborne) viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. At best, they can inhibit (but not 100% block) the emission of potentially...

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Can a Healthy Nose Help Protect You From COVID?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can a Healthy Nose Help Protect You From COVID?

You may have considered the microbiome of your gut an important part of your immune system, but have you thought about the bacteria living in your nose as friend or foe? In recent years, with advances in laboratory technology and testing, the important role of microbiota in support of your immune system is becoming clearer. The recent pandemic, with the ongoing debate over the efficacy of using masks to cover your nose and mouth, may be driving rising interest in the bacterial reservoir of your nose. Many types of viral or bacterial...

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Mercola.com Celebrates Its 23-Year Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mercola.com Celebrates Its 23-Year Anniversary

It’s been 23 years since I launched Mercola.com, and I am tremendously excited and grateful to be celebrating this momentous milestone with you! When I started this website in 1997, my goal was to teach people simple, inexpensive natural alternatives to drugs and surgery.  Thankfully, we’ve been able to reach hundreds of millions of people throughout the years. And although we’ve made improvements to the functionality and design of the site, its goal remains the same: to offer practical health solutions and tools that...

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A Veggie That’s a Fruit, With More Vitamin C Than an Orange

Posted by on Aug 8, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A Veggie That’s a Fruit, With More Vitamin C Than an Orange

Vitamin C has always been vital to immune function, but COVID-19 has shone the spotlight on the vitamin in a big way. While everyone is scurrying to stock up on citrus fruits, there’s actually another fruit that contains more vitamin C than any other: red bell peppers. Yes, you read that right. Red bell peppers are often categorized, and cooked, as a vegetable, but because they contain seeds, they’re botanically classified as a fruit. Of course, you might not be as concerned with that as much as how they can contribute to your...

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Hydroxychloroquine Protocol Continues Getting Censored

Posted by on Aug 8, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hydroxychloroquine Protocol Continues Getting Censored

If you thought the publication of positive hydroxychloroquine studies would stop the blatant and reprehensible censorship of this COVID-19 remedy, you were wrong. It’s only getting worse. July 27, 2020, America’s Frontline Doctors, a group of physicians who have organized to counteract the false narrative that hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and shouldn’t be used for COVID-19, held a press conference outside the Supreme Court of the United States. After The New York Times filed a complaint with Facebook,1 the video was...

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Mild Obesity Can Double Your Risk for COVID Complications

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mild Obesity Can Double Your Risk for COVID Complications

Obesity and overweight have been called out as risk factors for COVID-19 since the early days of the pandemic, and research continues to suggest that carrying excess weight could raise your risk of COVID complications and death. Even mild obesity may raise the risk of COVID-19 severity, calling into question current United Kingdom guidelines that only classify severe obesity as a risk factor. The new finding was revealed by researchers from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in Italy, who analyzed 482 COVID-19 patients...

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What Habits Can You Build by Middle Age to Prevent Disease?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Habits Can You Build by Middle Age to Prevent Disease?

Researchers have long known that healthy habits can lengthen your life,1,2 while unhealthy ones can increase your risk for disease and illness. Sometimes an unhealthy habit is the result of trying to do the right thing — like avoiding the sun — and other habits may be the result of a hectic lifestyle — such as lack of exercise and movement. Worldometers records life expectancy in 191 countries, which ranges from 54.36 to 85.29 years.3 There are 39 countries where the life expectancy is greater than 80 years, and the United...

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Fermented Foods May Lower Your Risk of COVID-19 Death

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fermented Foods May Lower Your Risk of COVID-19 Death

I’ve written many articles detailing lifestyle and dietary strategies that may decrease your COVID-19 risk by boosting your immune function and general health. Now we can add fermented foods to the list, which shouldn’t come as such a great surprise, considering the influence your gut health has on your immune system. The study,1 posted July 7, 2020, on the pre-print server medRxiv, conducted by researchers in Berlin, Germany, looked at whether diet might play a role in COVID-19 death rates. Interestingly, mortality rates tend to...

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More Big News on Vitamin D for COVID

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Big News on Vitamin D for COVID

Over the past several months the CDC has created a list of health conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.1 These include Type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, serious heart conditions and chronic kidney disease. To reduce your risk, it would make sense to address the health issues that raise it. But some are not easily or quickly changed. However, you can make a significant difference by making one change to your daily routine: optimizing your vitamin D level. Getting the right amount of Vitamin D is likely a beneficial...

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14 Patents in Every Fake Bite of Impossible Burger

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 14 Patents in Every Fake Bite of Impossible Burger

Fake meat is all the rage, and although plant-based meat alternatives have been on the market for years, the industry is gaining speed, promoting its meatless ‘burgers’ as a sustainable solution to feed the world. The green image is an illusion, however, one predicated on a product that’s the epitome of unnatural. Impossible Foods, which made headlines for its meatless burgers that “bleed” like real meat, is one of the leaders in the fake meat industry. Its website suggests its plant-based meat is better for you...

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Striking Decline of Premature Births and SIDS During COVID

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Striking Decline of Premature Births and SIDS During COVID

While the global lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic have had far-reaching ramifications, not all side effects have been bad. Two interesting changes noted by doctors around the world are a dramatic reduction in premature births1,2,3,4,5 and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). As explained by the Decan Herald:6 “About 1 in 10 US babies is born early. Pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks, and any delivery before 37 weeks is considered preterm. The costs to children and their families — financially, emotionally and in long-term...

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Gates Tries to Justify Side Effects of Fast-Tracked Vaccine

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Gates Tries to Justify Side Effects of Fast-Tracked Vaccine

As vaccine companies rush to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market, billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates — who routinely funnels hundreds of millions of dollars to various vaccine projects — warns you will probably need “multiple doses” of any given COVID-19 vaccine for it to be effective.1 In speaking with CBS News, Gates said, “None of the vaccines at this point appear like they’ll work with a single dose,” adding that in order to wipe the virus out through universal vaccinations it will require...

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Glyphosate Found in Manuka Honey

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Glyphosate Found in Manuka Honey

Honey, a complex mixture of sugars, amino acids, phenolics and other compounds, has been valued for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Made from flower nectar and produced by bees, honey’s medicinal properties vary depending on what type of flowering plant it comes from. One of the most heavily researched and renowned is Manuka honey, which is produced from certain Manuka plants — also known as tea trees — of the Leptospermum species, which are native to New Zealand and Australia.1 Manuka honey is a high-value...

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