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Sunlight Improves Gut Health

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Sunlight Improves Gut Health

Although vitamin D is technically not a vitamin, it is crucial to several important processes in your body. The chemical is a fat-soluble hormone your body makes when your skin is exposed to sunlight. It’s not commonly found in whole food, but is added to some processed foods. It’s also available in supplement form. Since your skin manufactures vitamin D when it’s exposed to certain wavelengths of light found in phototherapy devices and sunlight, it’s known as the sunshine vitamin. In the past years, researchers revealed the...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Google, Arthritis and Cellphones

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Google, Arthritis and Cellphones

1 Which of the following fats has been identified as the most nutritious, being ranked No. 8 on a list of 100 top nutritious raw foods in a 2015 analysis? Margarine Pork lard A 2015 analysis supports the notion that animal fats are a healthy and important part of the human diet, ranking pork lard the eighth healthiest food out of 100. Learn more. Butter Cottonseed oil 2 Which of the following companies has, two years in a row, been named “the most polluting brand,” globally, in an audit of plastic trash conducted by the Break Free...

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Will Bananas Go Extinct?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Will Bananas Go Extinct?

The humble banana, one of the most popular fruits in the world, is big business. The banana is tasty, inexpensive and comes in its own protective case. The fruit is picked while still green as it’s fully capable of continuing to ripen off the tree. Bananas do best when stored at room temperature since they change color and become mushy when the temperature drops. Although high in vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, manganese and vitamin C, the banana is also high in carbohydrates. If you include this fruit in your diet, take care to limit...

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Informative Interviews With Top Experts

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Informative Interviews With Top Experts

Medical experts and health leaders share insights on important issues affecting your health and well-being.Powered by WPeMatico

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The Damaging Effects of Oxalates on the Human Body

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on The Damaging Effects of Oxalates on the Human Body

Sally Norton,1 who has studied nutrition and has a graduate degree in public health, is one of the leading experts on oxalate poisoning — a topic you don’t hear much about. Chances are you may never have heard about oxalates, or have any idea why they might matter. As is often the case with experts in any health field, her expertise is an outgrowth of her personal struggles with health problems that didn’t respond to more conventional treatments, including healthy living (Norton was a vegetarian for 16 years). “Like so many other people who...

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Breast Cancer Rates Fell When Regular Hormone Therapy Decreased

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Rates Fell When Regular Hormone Therapy Decreased

Breast cancer rates dropped by half in tandem with the discontinuation of hormone replacement therapy, according to a study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was reported in the Telegraph in the United Kingdom. The Telegraph said: “Dr Prithwish De, of the Canadian Cancer Society, and colleagues, found that use of HRT dropped from 12.7 per cent in 2002 to 4.9 per cent in 2004. During the same period breast cancer rates dropped by 9.6 per cent even though the same number of women were having...

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Melatonin: Is This Natural Hormone One of the Keys To Slowing Brain Aging?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Melatonin: Is This Natural Hormone One of the Keys To Slowing Brain Aging?

Melatonin is best known as a sleep hormone because of its action controlling the circadian cycle. But melatonin also has antioxidant properties, and may have an important anti-aging role. A recent study looked at artificially aged mice to determine the effects of melatonin on aging.  Such mice are used as a model to study the fundamental mechanisms of aging because they develop markers also found in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info: “… [T]reatment with melatonin...

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Do YOU Understand the Dangers of Hormone Therapy?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Do YOU Understand the Dangers of Hormone Therapy?

Despite widespread publicity, the 2002 landmark study on the potential dangers of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women is completely unknown to most women.  New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that only 29 percent of the women surveyed knew anything about the study two years later. Additionally, only 40 percent of the women were able to identify possible risks and benefits linked to hormone therapy.  Hormone therapy is used to ease your symptoms of menopause, but has also been widely prescribed for...

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Mouse Studies Confirm the Key to Longevity

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mouse Studies Confirm the Key to Longevity

Mice lacking the insulin receptor substrate are more resistant to aging than normal mice, according to University College London researchers. The finding further confirms the link between insulin signaling pathways and aging, and may have implications on aging in humans. In the study, mice were engineered to lack either insulin receptor substrate IRS-1 or IRS-2, both proteins that are activated by the hormone insulin, which regulates glucose and fat metabolism. Compared with normal mice, the mice lacking IRS-1 had: A 20 percent increase in...

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Leptin: This Hormone Makes Counting Calories Irrelevant

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Leptin: This Hormone Makes Counting Calories Irrelevant

By Ron Rosedale, M.D. It is amazing how the little twists and turns of researchers can have such a profound impact on what we generally come to realize as “scientific truth.” Let me share a recent fascinating example of how this impacted one of the most powerful hormones in your body. The Ob mouse is a strain of mouse that has a genetic mutation that makes it obese and unhealthy. It has been used for many years as a model of obesity to do research on, though the reason that it was obese had eluded scientists. This changed when, in 1994,...

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Joe Rogan Interviews Edward Snowden

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Joe Rogan Interviews Edward Snowden

By now, it should be crystal clear to anyone paying attention that individual autonomy and freedom is under attack by powerful forces with the capability to shape and mold society according to their own whims. Tech monopolies like Google and Facebook have accumulated the power to erase your civil liberties, often without you even noticing it happening, even though it’s occurring right in front of your face, or in this case, right on your computer or cellphone screen. Over the years, Google became the biggest “library” in the history of the...

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Not Washing Hands After This Is Worse Than Eating Raw Meat

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Not Washing Hands After This Is Worse Than Eating Raw Meat

The lack of sanitation in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is something I’ve written about in the past. The deplorable conditions under which the animals exist require the use of antibiotics to reduce the spread of infection. The meat and waste products from these animals are riddled with antibiotics, a practice that is a major contributor to antibiotic resistance. One of the biggest Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreaks in 12 years ended in June 2018 after infected lettuce had affected 210 people in 36 states. It was responsible for...

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Hibiscus for High Blood Pressure

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Hibiscus for High Blood Pressure

The news about the effects of hibiscus on high blood pressure continues to grow, offering promise to those looking for natural ways to control this common condition. I’ve written previously about the positive ways this plant can help your heart and overall health; now new research suggests that its effectiveness may be even greater than what’s been reported. I’ll explain the history, discuss the uses of the colorful flower and share tips on how to incorporate it into your overall diet so you can enjoy both its flavor and benefits. Hibiscus...

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Shocking Proof How Google Censors Health News

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Shocking Proof How Google Censors Health News

June 3, 2019, Google implemented a broad “core update”1 that in one fell swoop eliminated most Mercola.com pages from its search results. Virtually overnight, Google traffic to my site dropped by approximately 99.9%. Considering Mercola.com has been the most visited natural health site for the last 16 years, it’s no great surprise that we were listed as one of the biggest losers in Google’s June algorithm update.2 I wrote about the ramifications of Google’s core update in two articles at the end of June 2019. In Part 1, I discussed the...

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PTSD Increases Risk for Stroke in Younger Years

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on PTSD Increases Risk for Stroke in Younger Years

Every year in the U.S., approximately 795,000 people have a stroke and 140,000 die as a result, making strokes not only a leading cause of death but also a common cause of serious, long-term disability. Most often, strokes occur in those over the age of 65, but they can strike younger adults as well. In 2009, 34% of those hospitalized due to a stroke where under 65 years old, serving as a reminder that this condition may occur at any age.1 In fact, the American Heart Association says that 10% to 14% of ischemic strokes occur in people aged...

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