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Have You Tried Box Breathing?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Have You Tried Box Breathing?

Breathing is universal, habitual and nearly always automatic. When you get stressed, your breathing pattern and rate change. This often results in more chest breathing in response to a “fight or flight” situation, a response triggered by the autonomic nervous system.1 In April 2019, a headline in The New York Times announced, “Americans Are Among the Most Stressed People in the World …”2 This was slightly less than one year before the COVID-19 pandemic raised stress levels even further. Americans are no...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Pathogens, Molecules and Infections

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Pathogens, Molecules and Infections

1 Which of the following groups are at greatest risk for both vitamin D deficiency and severe COVID-19 infection and death? Caucasians The elderly Both the elderly and people of color The elderly and people of color are the two groups that are at greatest risk for both vitamin D deficiency and severe COVID-19 infection and death. Compelling research shows vitamin D deficiency is driving COVID-19 mortality, so helping these populations optimize their vitamin D levels may prevent tens of thousands of deaths should a second wave of COVID-19...

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Milk Thistle: Multiple Benefits but Not a Good Garden Plant

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Milk Thistle: Multiple Benefits but Not a Good Garden Plant

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the asteraceae family and has a large purple flower.1 It comes from the Mediterranean region, but after having been introduced to other parts of the world, it’s become naturalized in South America, North America and Southern Australia. The plants can grow up to 5 feet tall and are covered in spines. They have a long history of being used as an edible, medicinal plant. The earliest record of milk thistle was made by Dioscorides, who thought it helped snake bite.2 Pliny the Elder wrote about...

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Bold Action Required to Defeat Second Wave of COVID-19

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Bold Action Required to Defeat Second Wave of COVID-19

As health officials continue to expect a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, spreading information about how to prevent it is becoming crucial. One of the most important strategies in this regard is to optimize your vitamin D level. Vitamin D not only helps regulate immune function and prevent respiratory illnesses in general, but mounting data analyses show clear parallels between vitamin D levels and the risk of infection, severity and mortality from COVID-19 as well. While U.S. authorities are still trying to debunk (and even instill fear)...

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Molecular Hydrogen — Is it the Best Antioxidant You Can Take?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Molecular Hydrogen — Is it the Best Antioxidant You Can Take?

Tyler W. LeBaron, founder of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Institute, is one of the most knowledgeable people about molecular hydrogen and its benefits. There are so many benefits we can learn from him and many other researchers from Universities around the world. For starters, H2 is a potent selective antioxidant. This is important, as many other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E are not selective, and when taken in excess, can be counterproductive. Hydrogen doesn’t have that downside, which is one of the reasons...

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Can Your Blood Type Predict Your Risk of Virus Infection?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Can Your Blood Type Predict Your Risk of Virus Infection?

Not soon after China revealed the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 in their country, scientists around the world began acting. This was a different type of coronavirus than had been studied since at least 1980.1 One difference is the gain of function potential capabilities the virus is believed to have2 that have been used in lab settings to alter the function of cells “as powerful tools to understand basic bacterial and viral biology and pathogen-host interactions.”3 The U.S. had banned this research in 2014, but in 2017 it was quietly...

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Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Shares Her Experience

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Shares Her Experience

The heavily censored video above, “Perspectives on the Pandemic: Episode Nine,” features an interview with retired Army Sergeant Erin Olszewski, a nurse turned private citizen journalist who for the past few months has cared for COVID-19 patients in Florida and New York. In this must-see interview, she shares her experiences at the two facilities. Elmhurst Hospital Center, a public hospital in Queens, New York, has been “the epicenter of the epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. Few areas have been as hard...

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How Drug Industry Is Countering Diminishing Vaccine Uptake

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Drug Industry Is Countering Diminishing Vaccine Uptake

As lockdowns have kept people at home and out of medical facilities, infant vaccination rates have dropped. As you might expect, this is bad news for the drug industry, which is likely why they’ve started promoting baseless claims that childhood vaccinations might prevent COVID-19 deaths. Baseless Claims Seek to Bolster Vaccine Uptake There’s absolutely no evidence for this, yet, in March 2020, they started pushing the TB vaccine, claiming it might “steel the immune system” against SARS-CoV-2. As reported by Science:1...

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High Blood Pressure May Double Your Risk of Dying From COVID

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on High Blood Pressure May Double Your Risk of Dying From COVID

In the top 10 leading causes of death listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes and high blood pressure contribute to or are the cause of five — heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and kidney disease.1 In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association redefined the parameters for high blood pressure.2 The change wasn’t arbitrary. It was based on data showing that people with blood pressure measurements once considered normal were experiencing some of the...

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Reduce Light Pollution to Sleep Soundly and Feel Energized

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Reduce Light Pollution to Sleep Soundly and Feel Energized

Our hunter–gatherer ancestors didn’t have LED lights, iPads or street lights ablaze all night. Instead, they were dependent on the sun, the moon and fire for light. Consistent light cycles ensured that circadian rhythms, moods and hormones were in check. But today, it’s a different story. We’re exposed to bright lights well past sunset, and during the day, we often don’t get enough real sunlight. Light can increase our productivity, but too much light has consequences. Artificial light at the wrong times creates...

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Why Social Distancing Should Not Be the New Normal

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Social Distancing Should Not Be the New Normal

According to some, Bill Gates prominently among them, social distancing is part of “the new normal.” Alas, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest social distancing and lockdowns will not be necessary at all, and were probably a bad idea in the first place.  According to Nobel-prize-winning scientist Michael Levitt,1 the rate of SARS-CoV-2 mortality never experienced exponential growth, as was predicted, which suggests a majority of people may have had some sort of prior resistance or immunity. Levitt, a professor of...

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Forbes Caught in Blatant Censoring Act

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Forbes Caught in Blatant Censoring Act

If you need further proof that the mainstream media is censoring truthful news, look no further than Forbes’ June 7, 2020, article on a Norwegian report that claims to present proof that SARS-CoV-2 is a laboratory creation. The article was initially published with the headline “Norway Scientist Claims Report Proves Coronavirus Was Lab-Made.”1,2 Shortly thereafter, that headline was altered to “Controversial Coronavirus Lab Origin Claims Dismissed by Experts.”3 Forbes Pulls a 180 As revealed in the side-by-side...

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Are Public Health Decisions Based on Inaccurate COVID Tests?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are Public Health Decisions Based on Inaccurate COVID Tests?

Disease screening and testing are among the most basic tools in public health and preventive medicine. Women receiving prenatal care undergo a variety of tests to protect the health of their unborn child. Newborn children are tested for inborn errors in metabolism so that early intervention may reduce the risk of damage. Adults are screened for cardiovascular disease while influenza testing helps determine the spread of infectious disease during flu season. Inadequate testing for COVID-19 during its early months has been blamed for widespread...

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Your Support Against Fluoridated Water Helps in EPA Lawsuit

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Your Support Against Fluoridated Water Helps in EPA Lawsuit

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has been working tirelessly to end the addition of fluoridation chemicals to drinking water due to fluoride’s neurotoxicity. Now, thanks to the support of readers like you, a groundbreaking trial is underway, challenging the U.S. water fluoridation program. The lawsuit, filed by FAN, Food and Water Watch, Moms Against Fluoridation and five individuals against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), began June 8, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San...

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Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Makes Big Pharma Crooks Rich

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Makes Big Pharma Crooks Rich

According to the Albany Herald,1 two prominent spokesmen for the pro-vaccine movement are now expressing concerns about the messaging used when promoting Operation Warp Speed — the name given to the White House effort to manufacture and launch a COVID-19 vaccine (as well as other potential therapeutics) at a record-setting pace. The two long-time pro-vaccine advocates, Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and...

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