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Vitamin B12 to Help Combat Mental Illness

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vitamin B12 to Help Combat Mental Illness

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is necessary for your body to make red blood cells as well as for proper nerve function and DNA synthesis. Without adequate levels, you’ll experience a number of physical symptoms, ranging from numbness to fatigue, but your mental health can also suffer significantly. In fact, vitamin B12 is increasingly being recognized as an important tool for combating mental illness — and deficiency, which is common as you age, could be setting you up for depression, dementia, cognitive decline and more. Vitamin...

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Neem Oil May Help Improve Skin Health and Protect Plants

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Neem Oil May Help Improve Skin Health and Protect Plants

Table of Contents Potential Health Benefits of Neem Oil Agricultural Use of Neem Oil Neem Oil Composition How to Make Infused Neem Oil at Home How Does Neem Oil Work? The Side Effects of Neem Oil That You Should Be Aware Of Have You Experienced the Benefits of Neem Oil? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Neem Oil Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a tree that’s native to India, but is also found in other parts of Asia, as well as in Africa and America. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties and has been extensively used in...

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Chronic Stress Raises Your Risk of Several Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chronic Stress Raises Your Risk of Several Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Stress has enormous implications for your health. From an evolutionary perspective, the stress response is a lifesaving biological function that enables you to instinctively square-off against an assailant, run away from a predator or take down a prey. However, those of us living in the modern world are now activating this same biological reaction in response to activities and events that have no life-threatening implications whatsoever, from speaking in public to filling out tax forms to sitting in traffic jams. The sheer number of...

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WishCycling – Is Your Plastic Really Recycled?

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on WishCycling – Is Your Plastic Really Recycled?

The growing amount of plastics found in the ocean is a result of human behavior and is slowly destroying a vast resource responsible for supporting life. According to the National Ocean Service,1 the ocean produces over half the oxygen across the world and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. While you may have thought this honor resided with the Amazon rainforest, it rests on the shoulders of the oceans covering 70% of the surface of the planet.2 The health of the ocean is responsible for climate regulation and provides...

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How to Avoid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Avoid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are similar in structure to natural hormones such as the female sex hormone estrogen, the male sex hormone androgen and thyroid hormones, which allow them to interfere with development,1 reproduction, neurological functioning, metabolism, satiety and your immune system function, and much more.2 For example, they may block certain hormonal signals, alter your hormone levels, or change the way your natural hormones travel through your body. As noted in a World Health Organization (WHO) report published in...

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The Mysterious Reason Hospitals Won’t Reveal Dangerous Pathogens

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Mysterious Reason Hospitals Won’t Reveal Dangerous Pathogens

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has three levels of travel health notices. Watch Level 1 asks travelers to take precautions; Alert Level 2 recommends taking enhanced precautions; and Warning Level 3 warns U.S. residents to avoid nonessential travel.1 In January, the agency sent an urgent public warning2 of an Alert Level 2 when an antibiotic-resistant bacteria — Pseudomonas aeruginosa — affected at least 12 Americans3 having elective surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. Half of the 12 infected in Mexico had their surgery at Grand...

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Why Statistical Significance Is Killing Science

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why Statistical Significance Is Killing Science

In 2016, the American Statistical Association1 released an editorial warning against the misuse of statistical significance in interpreting scientific research. Another commentary was recently published in the journal Nature,2 calling for the research community to abandon the concept of statistical significance. Before being published in Nature,3 the article states it was endorsed by more than 800 statisticians and scientists from around the world. Why are so many researchers concerned about the P-value in statistical analysis? In 2014,...

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Avoid the Dark Side of Fasting and Ketosis With KetoFasting

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Avoid the Dark Side of Fasting and Ketosis With KetoFasting

Interview begins at 4:40 In the featured podcast,1 I discuss my new book, “KetoFast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals” with fitness expert Ben Greenfield. As the name implies, it’s a book about fasting. Where it veers from the norm is in the execution of your fast, and the fact that it’s a complete system that starts out with intermittent fasting and a cyclical ketogenic diet, and then goes on to a partial fast instead of a water fast. Taken together, it forms the basis for a lifestyle that you can...

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You Are a Guinea Pig — Undisclosed GMO Soybean Oil Released

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on You Are a Guinea Pig — Undisclosed GMO Soybean Oil Released

The first commercially available gene-edited food is now on the market, but consumers won’t know where it’s being sold or if they’ve eaten food that contains it. The product, a gene-edited soybean oil created by biotech company Calyxt, was picked up by its first user — a Midwest company with both restaurant and foodservice locations, which is using it for frying as well as in dressings and sauces.1 Calyxt’s soybean oil, Calyno, contains two inactivated genes, resulting in an oil with no trans fats, increased...

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Has Chronic Wasting Spread to Humans?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Has Chronic Wasting Spread to Humans?

At least 26 U.S. states,1 three Canadian provinces and countries including South Korea, Finland, Sweden and Norway have been affected by chronic wasting disease (CWD), a contagious neurological disease that affects deer, elk, reindeer and moose. Experts are racing to understand and contain this deadly condition before it wipes out entire herds or, worse, spreads to humans — a possibility that’s been raised by a number of studies. CWD is part of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) disease family — the most notable member of...

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‘Boiled Frog’ Game Continues as New Yorkers Face Jail Time for Skipping Measles Vaccine

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on ‘Boiled Frog’ Game Continues as New Yorkers Face Jail Time for Skipping Measles Vaccine

On March 26, 2019, Rockland County, New York, executive Ed Day issued a state of emergency, barring children under the age of 18 who had not gotten a measles-containing MMR shot from entering public places, including schools, restaurants, churches, synagogues and public transportation.1,2,3 The ban was initially set to expire once the state of emergency was lifted in 30 days, but was cut short when an acting New York State Supreme Court judge issued an injunction lifting the state of emergency on April 5, saying the number of measles cases...

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Earth Day: Learn Why Biodynamic Soils Are the Healthiest

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Earth Day: Learn Why Biodynamic Soils Are the Healthiest

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated each year on April 22, to promote environmental awareness and protection. As noted by calendar-365.com:1 “The history of Earth Day … dates back to 1970 when it was first celebrated … It was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote ecology and the respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.” You may be surprised to learn that of all the sources of pollution in our modern world, the greatest contributor is...

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20 Alternative Flours You Should Know

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 20 Alternative Flours You Should Know

If you are still baking primarily with whole wheat flour because you believe it is better for your health, you may not be aware of the many alternative flours that exist. While some are worth checking out, there are others that are best avoided altogether, such as corn flour and soy flour, which did not make the list as they are often produced from genetically engineered crops. Many of the 20 alternative flours highlighted below are gluten-free. If you have celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or have chosen to go gluten-free for other...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Vertigo, Fasting and Choline

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Vertigo, Fasting and Choline

1 The following food is one of the best sources of choline — an important player in cell membrane function, nerve communication and the quenching of inflammation — which many are deficient in: Skim milk cheese Instant oatmeal Raw beets Eggs Eggs are one of the best sources of choline available. According to researchers, it’s difficult to get enough choline from your diet unless you’re eating eggs or taking a dietary supplement. Learn more. 2 A primary physical effect of 5G, which relies primarily on the bandwidth of the millimeter...

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The Effectiveness of Ginger for Nausea, Vomiting and More

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Effectiveness of Ginger for Nausea, Vomiting and More

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) was considered a luxury some 5,000 years ago. Commonly used in Indian and Chinese cooking, the root was also used as a tonic to treat common ailments. Ginger is an herbaceous perennial plant likely native to southeastern Asia. Today, as in days’ past, ginger is used both for its flavor and for its medicinal properties.1 Ginger has a slightly biting taste and is often used dried or ground to flavor sauces, curry dishes, pickles and ginger ale.2 The root may also be used to make tea. Some cultures enjoy slicing and...

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