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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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Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D Linked to Depression

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D Linked to Depression

Up to 2.5% of children and 8.3% of adolescents suffer from depression, a condition that’s associated with significant complications later in life, including an increased risk of suicide, substance abuse, physical diseases and problems with work, academic and psychosocial functioning.1 It’s believed that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in why some children develop depression, and increasing attention has been placed on the role of dietary factors and nutrients such as vitamin D, which is ideally obtained via sun...

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Fragmented Sleep Linked to Atherosclerosis and Inflammation

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fragmented Sleep Linked to Atherosclerosis and Inflammation

The importance of good sleep — sleep that is not fragmented, disturbed or insufficient — is recognized as a cornerstone of wellbeing by almost all health professionals. Scientific studies have shown that fragmented sleep causes chronic inflammation and can contribute to mental health and neurological disorders such as major depression and Alzheimer’s disease, a Berkeley News release said.1 Lack of sleep also affects your immune system by decreasing protective cytokines, according to Mayo Clinic.2 Fragmented sleep is...

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GMO Mosquitoes To Be Released in Florida

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on GMO Mosquitoes To Be Released in Florida

In June 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services gave the go-ahead to a plan to release millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this summer to fight mosquito-borne illnesses.1 The plan follows the EPA’s recent granting of an experimental use permit (EUP) for the GMO (genetically modified organism) mosquitoes so they can be released in Florida in 2020 and in Texas in 2021.2 The mosquitoes, engineered from the Aedes aegypti mosquito species,3 were created by the U.S.-owned, Britain-based...

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Is Nasal Irrigation More Important Than Hand-Washing?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Nasal Irrigation More Important Than Hand-Washing?

By now, you probably understand the importance of hand-washing to prevent the spread of infectious illness. But did you know flushing your sinuses might be an even better way to inhibit the progression of a viral illness such as COVID-19? In an April 20, 2020, article,1 MSN’s Best Life features the recommendations of Dr. Amy Baxter, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Atlanta, Georgia. Nasal irrigation, she says, is a rarely discussed strategy that can help reduce the progression of illness in those who have tested positive for...

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Tracking Vaccination Status by Phone Is Now Active

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tracking Vaccination Status by Phone Is Now Active

You may soon be living in a world where your personal health data — including results from COVID-19 testing and data proving whether or not you’ve received certain vaccines — must be shared and authenticated before you’re able to enter a sports arena, travel by air or even enter your workplace. The technology behind such innovations, which many are calling a threat to civil liberties and privacy, is already available to the general public in the App Store and Google Play via Civic Technologies’ Civic Wallet....

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Hidden Funds Lead to Massive Layoffs at Health Department

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hidden Funds Lead to Massive Layoffs at Health Department

A concerning proportion of scientists — so far 54 in all — have been fired or resigned due to an investigation by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is looking into the researchers’ undisclosed ties to foreign institutions.1 While Charles Lieber, the former head of Harvard’s chemistry department, is one of the highest profile names in the investigation, NIH has been investigating a total of 189 scientists from 87 institutions. Among them, 93% received undisclosed support from China, and many had active...

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Majority of People Are Already Resistant to SARS-CoV-2

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Majority of People Are Already Resistant to SARS-CoV-2

According to research1 conducted in Switzerland, SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies are only found in the most severe cases — about 1 in 5. That suggests COVID-19 may in fact be five times more prevalent than suspected. It also means it may be five times less deadly than predicted. The study,2 “Systemic and Mucosal Antibody Secretion Specific to SARS-CoV-2 During Mild Versus Severe COVID-19,” was posted on the prepublication server bioRxiv, May 23, 2020. According to the authors: “When symptomatic, COVID-19 can range from...

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