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More Reasons to Avoid ‘Beyond’ Fake Meat

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on More Reasons to Avoid ‘Beyond’ Fake Meat

Beyond Meat is one of a handful of companies flooding the market with plant-based burgers and other fake meat products, billing them as a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative. But before you fall for the marketing hype, be aware that these ultraprocessed junk foods are anything but natural, and Beyond Meat has even signed an agreement with the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) with plans to start producing its “beef,” “pork” and “chicken” products in China.1 China, meanwhile, is notorious for its rampant...

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Success — FDA Finally Issues Amalgam Warning

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Success — FDA Finally Issues Amalgam Warning

Just four weeks after we celebrated our 10th annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a long-overdue safety communication on amalgam. In an astounding about-face to its previous stance, the FDA issued a warning that mercury fillings may adversely affect pregnant women, children and other susceptible individuals, and should be avoided by these groups. The safety communication1 was posted September 24, 2020, and with this, we have suddenly achieved an incredibly important goal that...

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What Can Olive Leaf Extract Do for You?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What Can Olive Leaf Extract Do for You?

Olives have been widely enjoyed for centuries. Homer called olive oil “liquid gold” and it is closely associated with all past and present civilizations near the Mediterranean Sea.1 Wild olive trees were likely first domesticated from those growing in the Mediterranean basin; some historians believe it was the olive that made the plant attractive enough to do so. But the deliberate act of making olive oil happened about 2500 BC.2 The olive tree also has deep cultural symbolism, often representing peace and health. For instance, the official...

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Health Passports for Ireland, Who’s Next?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Health Passports for Ireland, Who’s Next?

On August 28, 2020, Ireland began a national trial of their new Health Passport Ireland initiative.1 “Protecting Society and Economy,” their website reads, Ireland’s health passports are actually nothing more than a way to track and display results of COVID-19 testing — and facilitate increased COVID-19 testing for businesses and the public, plus display COVID-19 vaccination status, when one becomes available.2 At this time, Ireland’s health passports are being launched on a trial basis within a range of industries, including health care...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Quarantines and COVID

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Quarantines and COVID

1 Which of the following has consistently been found to reduce the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, lower illness severity and need for hospitalization and ICU admission, and reduce the risk of death from COVID-19? Quercetin Vitamin K2 in conjunction with magnesium Remdesivir Vitamin D Vitamin D has consistently been found to reduce the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, lower illness severity and need for hospitalization and ICU admission, and reduce the risk of death from COVID-19. Learn more. 2 Which of...

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Experts Weigh in on Vitamin D for COVID-19

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Experts Weigh in on Vitamin D for COVID-19

Aside from insulin resistance, discussed in “The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance,” mounting research reveals vitamin D deficiency is one of the primary risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, complications and death. Vitamin D can strengthen your immune system in a matter of a few weeks, and according to recent research, correcting vitamin D deficiency could save thousands of lives in Great Britain alone. As reported by conservative member of the British Parliament David Davis and writer Matt Ridley in a September 26,...

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Eating Less Has Positive Effects on Your Metabolism

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Eating Less Has Positive Effects on Your Metabolism

The number of people who struggle to attain and maintain a healthy weight continues to grow each year. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018 showed that 42.4% of adults in the U.S. were obese.1 The prevalence of severe obesity was 9.2%, and it was higher in women than in men. The weight loss market also continues to grow, as it expanded by 4.1% in 2018 and is expected to grow 2.6% each year through 2023.2 Yet, the growth in the market is not in prescription drugs, diet soda or weight loss franchises....

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US Military Fears EMFs Are Causing Pilots to Crash

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on US Military Fears EMFs Are Causing Pilots to Crash

The idea that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can impact your brain function is not new, but a recently launched investigation by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) really highlights the reality of such concerns. The program,1 “Impact of Electro-Magnetics on Aircrew Neurology,” or ICEMAN, seeks to determine whether EMFs inside the cockpit may be causing pilots to crash. DARPA is currently accepting proposals and have allocated a budget of up to $225,000 for the research. According to DARPA, the objective of the ICEMAN...

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NVIC’s 2020 Annual Report on US State Vaccine Legislation

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on NVIC’s 2020 Annual Report on US State Vaccine Legislation

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in vaccine related legislation that impacts every person. More vaccines have been mandated for children in school and daycare and adults in the workplace, vaccine exemption rights have been restricted or removed, emergency powers have been expanded, vaccine tracking and enforcement and vaccine exemption rate disclosure programs threaten choices and health outcomes, and parental and informed consent rights have been weakened or removed all together. This has all happened under the...

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Mexico Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic With Junk Food Bans

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Mexico Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic With Junk Food Bans

While most mainstream media pundits and American health authorities remain mum about the influence of nutrition and lifestyle on the risks of COVID-19 and its prognosis, more than a dozen states in Mexico have decided to combat the pandemic by banning the sale of junk food to minors. Mexico Bans Junk Food to Curtail COVID-19 Death Toll As reported by NPR, September 14, 2020:1 “First Oaxaca’s state legislature passed a ban on selling or giving out high-calorie packaged foods and sugar-sweetened drinks to minors on Aug. 5. Less than two...

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Interferon Finally Investigated for COVID Treatment

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Interferon Finally Investigated for COVID Treatment

From the beginning, researchers and scientists have been scrambling to find answers to a multitude of questions that affect patients with SARS-CoV-2. Scientists want to know how the virus infects human cells, how it is spread and what might be done to effectively treat a population that does not respond consistently. In other words, there are some people who are either asymptomatic or have a mild illness and others who develop significant disease and die from the virus. Experts are asking what causes one person’s immune system to go out of...

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Winter Is Coming — How to Stop a Second Wave of COVID-19

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Winter Is Coming — How to Stop a Second Wave of COVID-19

Over the past few months, several investigations have highlighted the apparent influence of vitamin D in COVID-19 incidence, severity and mortality. Interestingly, recent genetic analysis has produced a novel hypothesis1 that helps explain the unusual disease progression of COVID-19. The hypothesis,2 published in the journal eLife in July 2020, specifically identifies bradykinin, a blood pressure regulating chemical controlled by your renin-angiotensin system (RAS), as a primary culprit. As reviewed in greater depth in “Bradykinin...

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Vaccination: What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaccination: What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

As the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) prepares to host the three-day, three-night Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination that will be broadcast online October 16 through 18, 2020, the theme we have chosen is “Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” because at no time in modern history has it been more important for all of us to take a stand and do just that. This year, the orchestrated actions by governments around the world to restrict or eliminate civil liberties in response to the emergence of a new...

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Warp Speed Vaccine Will Be Shielded From Liability

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Warp Speed Vaccine Will Be Shielded From Liability

The Health and Human Services’ Operation Warp Speed pledges to deliver 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 2021.1 However, developing a safe and effective vaccine normally takes years and begins with animal studies. Given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine makers are rushing into human clinical tests and circumventing lengthy animal trials. Such fast-tracked vaccines pose unknown risks to humans, which are magnified because governments are granting COVID-19 vaccine makers immunity from liability for all vaccine...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Lungs, COVID and Vaccines

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Lungs, COVID and Vaccines

1 SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to increase production of hyaluronic acid in the lungs. When combined with fluid buildup, which of the following occurs? It clears the lungs of fluid It forms a hydrogel that clog the alveoli HLA has the ability to absorb more than 1,000 times its own weight in fluid, and when it combines with the built-up fluid in the lungs, it forms a thick hydrogel that makes breathing very difficult. Learn more. It causes blood vessels to leak Blood clots are formed 2 Profusa, backed by DARPA, is seeking FDA approval for which...

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