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YouTube CEO Vows to Censor Anyone Speaking Against WHO

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on YouTube CEO Vows to Censor Anyone Speaking Against WHO

Draconian censorship is in full swing again, this time around the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Just about anything that questions or contradicts the biased edicts of the World Health Organization is now being blocked, taken down or tagged as fake news on social media platforms. Twitter Suspends Biotech Company For example, April 26, 2020, Twitter suspended the account of the publicly traded biotech company AYTU BioScience.1 Its crime? Sharing information about its novel UV light therapy for COVID-19, which it is developing in...

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Coronavirus Test Kits Contaminated With Coronavirus

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Coronavirus Test Kits Contaminated With Coronavirus

Inadequate testing for COVID-19 across the U.S. in the early stages of the pandemic has been blamed for allowing widespread transmission of the virus to occur, during a time when it potentially could have been contained without the need for extensive shutdowns. In January 2020, German scientists developed the first diagnostic test for COVID-19. In early February 2020, the World Health Organization shipped about 250,000 tests to 159 laboratories around the world.1 Rather than use the WHO test, the U.S., under the direction of the CDC and FDA,...

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Traditional Herb Has Antiviral Activity, Supports Health

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Traditional Herb Has Antiviral Activity, Supports Health

Medicinal plants have been used for as long as we are aware, at least since the beginning of recorded history. There is evidence that medicinal plants can help against illnesses. Many pharmaceutical drugs have been developed following the results observed from the use of a range of medicinal plants.1 The progression of the pharmaceutical industry led to the development of more lab-based drugs, but an evolution of awareness of herbal medicine is staging a comeback. The World Health Organization reports 110 of 133 nations surveyed are currently...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Zinc, Diabetes and NewsGuard

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Zinc, Diabetes and NewsGuard

1 Which of the following is a naturally occurring zinc ionophore (a molecule that facilitates entry of zinc through cellular membranes)? Astaxanthin Lutein Zeaxanthin Quercetin Quercetin is a naturally occurring zinc ionophore. Taken with zinc, it may be helpful to prevent and potentially treat COVID-19. Research is currently underway to assess quercetin’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Learn more. 2 What is NewsGuard? A self-proclaimed arbiter of “fake news” funded by PR companies that promote drugs, tobacco and junk food...

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The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance

According to a January 2019 update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 122 million American adults have diabetes or prediabetes1 — conditions which have been shown to increase your chances of contracting and even dying from COVID-19.2,3,4,5,6,7 As noted in an April 16, 2020, report by The New York Times:8 “Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say. It’s an alarming finding for the United States, which has one of the highest obesity rates...

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Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. is a cellular and molecular biologist,1 researcher and was the founding research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute that researches and treats chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Reno, Nevada. She is likely one of the most qualified scientists in the world to comment on this disease because of her groundbreaking research in molecular biology and virology.  Mikovits is absolutely brilliant, but like many gifted researchers, her complex discussions on science quite challenging for the average lay...

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Lymphopenia Likely a Marker of Increased Mortality

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Lymphopenia Likely a Marker of Increased Mortality

While it’s not pleasant to talk about the possibility of death, it is helpful to know about factors that might work in your favor as well as those to watch out for. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen might have hit on something of importance related to early warnings: the possibility that lymphopenia signals a higher risk of sudden death. Lymphopenia is the condition of having a low number of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Some people refer to it as lymphocytopenia or lymphocytic leukopenia.1 The Danish study team...

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How Does COVID-19 Compare to the Spanish Flu?

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How Does COVID-19 Compare to the Spanish Flu?

While COVID-19 meets the technical definition1 of a pandemic (i.e., “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”), the death toll is nowhere near that of earlier serious pandemics2 that would legitimately justify the extraordinary measures being deployed by the U.S. government and others around the globe. The Black Death For comparison, the “Black Death,” which swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351 and kept resurfacing...

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This Visceral Tissue Affects How You Think

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Visceral Tissue Affects How You Think

You may know visceral fat by another name — belly fat. In fact, it goes by several names such as “beer belly” and “middle-age spread.” While many see it as an aesthetic problem, carrying extra weight in your midsection has a significant effect on your physical health, including your brain. You have two basic types of fat. Subcutaneous fat is found just under the skin and is the type that jiggles and dimples. Visceral fat is found under the abdominal muscle, wrapped around your internal organs. This type is more...

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Diabetes Can Increase Complications of COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Diabetes Can Increase Complications of COVID-19

For a limited time only, PBS is streaming a free documentary on America’s diabetes epidemic (it may not be available in all areas; check your local PBS to see if it’s in your area). Coincidentally, diabetes is a comorbidity that can increase your chances of contracting and even dying from COVID-19,1 making this documentary particularly timely. One of the best strategies to beat COVID-19 is to get any underlying chronic conditions under control. Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure — both of which have been implicated as...

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Marked Decrease in Hospital Admissions During COVID Pandemic

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Marked Decrease in Hospital Admissions During COVID Pandemic

A curious thing is happening amid the COVID-19 pandemic: As COVID-19 cases and deaths mount, hospital admissions for other acute ailments are markedly dropping. In an April 6, 2020, New York Times article, Dr. Harlan Krumholz — professor of medicine at Yale and director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation — notes:1 “The hospitals are eerily quiet, except for Covid-19. I have heard this sentiment from fellow doctors across the United States and in many other countries. We are all asking:...

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Getting Back to Nature Boosts Natural Killer Cells

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Getting Back to Nature Boosts Natural Killer Cells

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking how they can strengthen their immune system to reduce the potential of getting sick, and how they can support their body if they have a viral infection. As Dr. Roger Seheult explains in this video, natural killer cells are part of your immune response. While there is no known drug or medication that kills a virus, there are nutraceuticals that have an effect on them. Some of the nutraceuticals support your immune system, while others have the ability to reduce your viral load, as discussed by Mark...

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Ultraprocessed Food Makes You Vulnerable to COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ultraprocessed Food Makes You Vulnerable to COVID-19

As the world deals with the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific articles have zeroed in on who is most vulnerable to the virus. It appears those who are elderly, overweight and suffer from an underlying health condition like diabetes or high blood pressure are most at risk. But the consumption of ultraprocessed food is increasingly seen as a risk factor for contracting COVID-19, too. Ultraprocessed foods increase the risk of conditions like obesity, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and gallstones, which make you more...

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90% of Coronavirus Infections Are Asymptomatic

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 90% of Coronavirus Infections Are Asymptomatic

The symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain — are widely reported via the media and public health organizations. Less publicized, however, is the fact that a sizable number of people with COVID-19 do not experience symptoms at all. Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in their about-face regarding the usage of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, stated, “We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms...

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NewsGuard Thought Police Deny SARS-CoV-2 Leaked From Lab

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on NewsGuard Thought Police Deny SARS-CoV-2 Leaked From Lab

NewsGuard has classified mercola.com as fake news because we have reported the SARS-CoV-2 virus as potentially having been leaked from the biosafety level 4 laboratory in Wuhan City, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. NewsGuard’s intern Nina Zweig (edited by deputy editor John Gregory) referred to my February 4, 2020, article, “Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare,” in which I stated: “In January 2018, China’s first maximum security virology laboratory (biosecurity level 4) designed for...

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