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5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Table of Contents What Is Cinnamon Tea? 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea How to Make Cinnamon Tea Cinnamon Tea Recipes Cinnamon Tea Side Effects Frequently Asked Questions About Cinnamon Tea Making cinnamon tea is a rather simple process — All you need to do is take a cinnamon stick (or two) and then boil it in water for a few minutes, and you’ll have a spicy beverage that may have antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects,1 to name just a few of its benefits. Learn how a cup of cinnamon tea may help boost your health by...

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Is Professor Matt Walker’s Sleep Book Accurate?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Professor Matt Walker’s Sleep Book Accurate?

In his popular and oft-cited book, “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams,” professor Matthew Walker, Ph.D., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science, details many supposed benefits of longer sleep. I’ve frequently referenced Walkers book in a number of my previous articles about sleep, which is why I became more than a little curious when I came across the work of Alexey Guzey.1 He claims to have spent more than 130 hours over the course of two months investigating the...

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Are These the Top 3 Stress-Busting Supplements?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Are These the Top 3 Stress-Busting Supplements?

During an acute stress response, your body undergoes chemical changes that enable you to run from predators or take down prey. It’s known as the flight-or-fight response. Unfortunately, some of those same life-saving chemical reactions used to protect you from danger may also be triggered as a coping response to perceived societal dangers, like dealing with a problem with a coworker or addressing the fear of public speaking. In other words, there are times your body finds it difficult to turn off the stress response. This chronic stress...

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Insurance Industry Takes Aim at Vaping, May Deny Your Policy

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Insurance Industry Takes Aim at Vaping, May Deny Your Policy

You likely have heard that vaping is safe, or at least safer than smoking traditional combustible cigarettes. This myth may be easily perpetuated by the lack of offensive odor associated with traditional cigarettes. Currently, e-cigarettes are the most popular nicotine products used in high school and middle school. Statistics reveal that since 2011, teenagers have been smoking less but vaping more. In early 2019 reports of lung damage linked to vaping began reaching experts. By August there were 193 recognized cases. This rose to 2,291 who...

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These 3 Toxins Have the Largest Impact on Your Life Span

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on These 3 Toxins Have the Largest Impact on Your Life Span

Your biological age can provide a good clue about your longevity, far more so than your chronological age. Your biological age refers to the state of your cells — they can be younger or older than your calendar age, which means you’re aging slower or faster than expected. Environmental exposures have a lot to do with biological or cellular aging and, according to a December 2019 study1,2 published in The Journals of Gerontology, lead, mercury and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are the three toxins shown to have the greatest impact on...

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More Evidence Artificial Food and Hair Dye May Be Deadly

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Evidence Artificial Food and Hair Dye May Be Deadly

Color is used to market products and services, including those which affect our health. It appears that the first color used in art drawings was red, derived from ochre.1 The painting has been dated at 100,000 years old. Red often evokes feelings of strength, virility and fertility. Blue seems to be the world’s favorite color according to various surveys. It may be a result of the calming effect the color has. Students who were given IQ tests with blue color covers had results of a few points higher than those given with red covers....

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Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

The effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation has again been questioned with negative headlines1,2 trumpeting its failure to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. What most researchers and journalists fail to address, however, is the fact that: The “high dose” given in this trial was a mere 2,000 international units (IUs) a day, which is still only a quarter or less of what many need to raise their blood level into a protective range They did not test and track participants’ vitamin D blood levels, which is the only...

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Deadly Mold in Seattle Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Deadly Mold in Seattle Children’s Hospital

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Seattle Children’s Hospital after six children died and many others were sickened from Aspergillus mold.1 The lawsuit claims the hospital knew about “systemic problems” with its air-handling system and the related risks as far back as 2000, but “engaged in a cover-up” that left vulnerable patients exposed to potentially dangerous Aspergillus mold. Since 2001, Seattle Children’s has identified 14 patients who contracted Aspergillus infections during or after...

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1 in 5 Adolescents Is Prediabetic

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 1 in 5 Adolescents Is Prediabetic

In the U.S., about 1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 4 young adults has prediabetes, according to a study by U.S. CDC scientists. Prediabetes is a condition characterized by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, which increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.1 Its prevalence has increased in U.S. adolescents in the last decade, leading researchers to survey 5,786 youth to monitor the trend. Among adolescents aged 12 to 18, 18% had prediabetes, as did 24% of young adults, who were between...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Bones, Songbirds and Antioxidants

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Bones, Songbirds and Antioxidants

1 Which of the following foods has been the cause of dangerous E. coli outbreaks in 2017, 2018 and 2019? Avocado Tomato Broccoli Romaine lettuce In the last week of November 2019, the CDC issued a food safety alert stating it is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California, region. The E. coli strain causing the outbreak is genetically indistinguishable from lettuce-related outbreaks that occurred in 2017 and 2018. Learn more. 2 Which of the following has been identified as a...

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Katie Couric Spills the Beans on Impossible Burger

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Katie Couric Spills the Beans on Impossible Burger

If you miss the taste of meat, Impossible Foods invites you to meet their definition of “meat” — their designer burgers made from genetically modified soy containing 110 times more glyphosate (herbicide) than is needed to damage gut bacteria.1 While you may be tempted to try this newest food fad, don’t believe the hype. Industrial agricultural practices are among the most unsustainable of modern civilization, but the answer is not to replace farm raised food with those developed in a chemistry lab. Meat substitutes often eat up other...

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Concerns About Diabetes or Heart Health? Optimize This

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Concerns About Diabetes or Heart Health? Optimize This

Important points about this video: Dr. Suzanne Humphries recorded this lecture over five years ago, and I believe there has been a consensus shift in our understanding of antioxidant benefits since then. At the time this lecture was recorded, it wasn’t widely appreciated that a certain level of free radicals is necessary to achieve optimal health. Free radicals, like nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide, are important biological signaling molecules, and if you indiscriminately suppress them with high doses of antioxidants, you run the...

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EVOO Is Good for Your Brain

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on EVOO Is Good for Your Brain

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) may improve brain health and decrease your risk of cognitive decline, according to researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia and Sapienza University in Rome. The research was published in November 2019 in the journal Aging Cell.1 Led by Dr. Domenico Praticò, the team tested the effects of EVOO supplementation in a diet fed to mice that were genetically predisposed to tauopathies, or neurodegenerative disorders. After six months, they noticed improvements in the animals’ memory and cognition. As...

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Top Tips to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top Tips to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. If you want to avoid becoming a cancer statistic (and who doesn’t?) you’d do well to familiarize yourself with the metabolic theory of cancer. In August 2016, we presented the Mercola.com Game Changer Award to Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D.,1 a professor of biology at Boston College and a leading expert and researcher in the field of cancer...

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The Science Behind Molecular Hydrogen Tablets

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Science Behind Molecular Hydrogen Tablets

Alex Tarnava, whom you may not have heard of before, is the inventor of the open-container molecular hydrogen tablets — my favorite supplement — thus making it widely available in a convenient form. In fact, I now carry Tarnava’s molecular hydrogen tablets in my store. What Is Molecular Hydrogen? Molecular hydrogen (H2) — two hydrogen atoms combined together — is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects that specifically target the most harmful free radicals. It works primarily by improving and optimizing the redox status of...

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