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WHO Admits: No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on WHO Admits: No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

According to the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, life will not be returning to your old normal anytime soon. What’s more, things will only get worse unless the public follow health advice such as wearing masks and social distancing. The somber announcement came during a July 13, 2020, press conference (above). This, despite the fact that the WHO’s June 5, 2020, guidance memo1 on face mask use states there’s no direct evidence that universal masking of healthy people is an...

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NYC Doctor Highlights Importance of Vitamin D Optimization

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on NYC Doctor Highlights Importance of Vitamin D Optimization

Dr. Ken Redcross is an internal medicine physician with a concierge practice in New York. He wrote the book “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” and in this interview, he shares his views on the prevention of COVID-19 through natural means. “My specialty is the patient/doctor bond and relationship,” he says. “That leads to house calls. That leads to making sure that the patient has access to me 24/7 and that’s the way I think it should be. Patients should feel...

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Your Iron Levels Could Be a Key to Slow Aging and Long Life

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Iron Levels Could Be a Key to Slow Aging and Long Life

Iron is an essential nutrient, integral to hundreds of biological functions including oxygen transport, DNA synthesis and energy metabolism. Almost every cell in your body contains iron.1 Plants, bacteria, animals and even cancer cells cannot survive without it.2,3 Plants use iron to make chlorophyll, while animals and humans need it to make hemoglobin, a protein in your red blood cells used to transport oxygen. Approximately 6% of the iron in your body is bound as a component to proteins and 25% is stored as ferritin.4 Having too much or too...

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Vitamin D Lowers Foot Pain With Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin D Lowers Foot Pain With Knee Osteoarthritis

The benefits of vitamin D have been well-documented over the years. I believe that getting your vitamin D status optimized to between 60 ng/mL and 80 ng/mL is one of the best things you can do to help protect yourself against the fall infectious disease season, which is expected to include both flu and COVID-19. Health authorities are warning of a second wave of COVID-19, which means the time to start addressing your vitamin D level is now. But, as important as it is to get your level optimized by fall, it’s just as important to keep it...

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Hong Kong Whistleblower Alleges COVID-19 Cover-Up

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hong Kong Whistleblower Alleges COVID-19 Cover-Up

The debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 continues, as does the debate over whether the pandemic could have been quashed had Chinese authorities acted and shared information about the outbreak sooner. According to a Hong Kong whistleblower scientist who has fled to the U.S., the Chinese government and World Health Organization representatives in Hong Kong covered up the Wuhan outbreak, allowing it to spread unchecked around the world. In the featured Fox News interview, the whistleblower, Dr. Li-Meng Yan — who worked at the University...

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There Is Evidence CBD May Help Treat COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on There Is Evidence CBD May Help Treat COVID-19

The body of evidence demonstrating the medicinal value of cannabis is growing and becoming more compelling, yet there continues to be resistance to using cannabidiol (CBD). Even as the legal arguments are settling, many are resistant to using cannabis sativa (hemp) or cannabis indica (marijuana). Cannabis has been a popular botanical medicine for thousands of years, valued for its healing properties. Through at least the 19th century it could be found in U.S. pharmacies.1 Then, in 1970, the herb was declared a Schedule 1 controlled...

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Common Cold May Trigger Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Common Cold May Trigger Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test

Right now, there are three types of COVID-19 tests:1 Molecular — Also known as a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, this test detects whether genetic material of the virus is present in the sample collected from your throat or sputum (the back of your sinuses) Antigen — This test, sometimes referred to as “rapid test,” detects viral proteins Antibody — Also known as a serology test, it detects the presence of antibodies in your blood The first two, molecular and antigen, are so-called “viral tests”...

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Masks — The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Masks — The Most Controversial COVID-19 Debate?

The question of whether we should wear face masks or not to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue. Part of the confusion may be related to the difference between viral particles spread via respiratory droplets, and viral particles spread via the air itself. I believe it’s important to realize the difference between these two modes of transmission, and to not overestimate the protection you can get or give others by wearing a mask. The science1,2 clearly shows face coverings of various kinds do little if anything to...

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Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate at High Levels in Your Body

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate at High Levels in Your Body

Data from FDA-funded research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1 in 2019 and 20202 have shown that certain ingredients in sunscreen products may build up in the body at unhealthy levels. The chemicals studied were avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate. Some of these ingredients may accumulate at levels greater than what would be considered safe, according to the lead researcher and team that conducted both studies. This begs the question of whether the FDA should...

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Why Is Age a Factor in COVID-19?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Is Age a Factor in COVID-19?

For centuries, people have been searching for the Fountain of Youth. Many thought it was a real fountain where a person could bathe or drink to slow the aging process. While that fountain doesn’t exist, there are several strategies you may use to affect a change internally with external results. Several factors affect aging, including chronic inflammation that leads to chronic disease. Although inflammation plays an essential role in repairing injury, chronic inflammation may result in health conditions like bowel diseases, arthritis,...

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Flu Deaths Walked Back From Tens of Thousands to Hundreds

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Flu Deaths Walked Back From Tens of Thousands to Hundreds

For decades, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned about the deadliness of seasonal influenza, but their estimates of annual flu deaths may have been heavy-handed. In recent years, the promotion of annual influenza vaccination has also been strong, with officials suggesting it’s the best way to stay safe during flu season in the U.S. Much of the push for vaccination is based on the CDC’s estimates of flu illnesses and deaths, which now appear questionable. “CDC uses the estimates of the burden of...

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COVID Advances New World Order — The Empire of Billionaires

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on COVID Advances New World Order — The Empire of Billionaires

The COVID-19 pandemic is being used to facilitate the efforts of a select few to create a one-world government with power concentrated in the hands of an elitist group of billionaires. In March 2020, the United Nations New World Order (UNNWO) announced their annual International Day of Happiness global campaign, along with a call for solidarity and unity in the global fight against COVID-19.1 The campaign theme, according to UNNWO, was:2 “… a call on all 7.8 billion members of the global human family, and all 206 nations and...

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Farmed Salmon Is Getting Worse

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Farmed Salmon Is Getting Worse

Salmon is often used as an example of a health-conscious food choice, but its health value depends greatly on its source. While wild salmon is nutritious, there are many problems with farm-raised salmon, which makes up the bulk of salmon sold in U.S. supermarkets and served in restaurants. A key part of that lies with their diet, which in the wild is made up of marine life, including zooplankton and other fish. In an attempt to simulate their wild diet, during the 1990s virtually all farmed salmon were fed diets rich in fishmeal and fish...

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Beets Can Help Fight COVID

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Beets Can Help Fight COVID

The beet has long been part of human history. Some of the oldest archaeological evidence dates the consumption of beets back to the Third Dynasty of Egypt, and Greek records show beets were cultivated around 300 BC.1 Historical beetroots were long and thin, often resembling a red carrot. The modern cultivar didn’t appear until the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed and not the fibrous roots.2 These were occasionally used for medicine. The first record of the roots being eaten was in...

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Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

The only consistent thing about COVID-19 testing and reporting so far is their inconsistency. Head-scratching “errors” have plagued us from the get-go, and it sure doesn’t seem to be getting any better. I guess it just goes to show that even with access to incredible data-crunching technology, human ineptitude will ensure no one becomes the wiser. Faulty or contaminated tests have been used and reporting guidelines have been changed and updated multiple times, virtually eliminating any possibility of accurately tracking...

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