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Artificially Sweetened Drinks Can Lead to an Early Grave

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Artificially Sweetened Drinks Can Lead to an Early Grave

According to the CDC, 6 in 10 U.S. adults now have chronic health conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, while 4 in 10 have two or more of these diseases.1 The triggers for many of these conditions are lifestyle choices including smoking and excessive alcohol use. Big Soda companies, intent on protecting their profits, have been promoting the message that the obesity epidemic is being driven by a lack of activity as opposed to indulging in sugar-based foods and beverages. However, there is overwhelming scientific evidence...

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Illegal Levels of Radiation Emitted by Popular Cellphones

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Illegal Levels of Radiation Emitted by Popular Cellphones

Hidden within your cellphone’s manual is a little-known warning that advises you to keep the device at a certain distance from your body — typically 5 to 15 millimeters — to ensure you don’t exceed the federal safety limit for radiofrequency (RF) exposure. In the real world, however, most people carry their phones close to their body, usually in a pocket. Many women tuck their phone right into their bra, which may be the absolute worst place for a woman to put it, as it could raise their risk of both heart problems and breast tumors, two...

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Vaccine Injuries and Legal Mandates

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Vaccine Injuries and Legal Mandates

The pharmaceutical industry is now the most distrusted and poorly regarded industry in the U.S. This according to the latest Gallup Poll1 published September 3, 2019, which assesses Americans’ views of 25 industry sectors on an annual basis. A mere 27% have a “totally positive” view of the drug industry, while 58% have a “totally negative” view; 15% are neutral. It’s an unexpected turn of events, surely, as signs of growing distrust have become more readily evident. Big Pharma distrust was also blamed for...

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Why I’m Paying Farmers to Convert to Biodynamic Cotton

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Why I’m Paying Farmers to Convert to Biodynamic Cotton

When you think about curbing pollution, taking aim at the clothes in your closet is probably not high up on the list. But the textiles industry is one of the most polluting on the planet. New trends and “ultrafast fashion” has clothing entering popular clothing stores on a weekly or even daily basis. As a result, Americans have increased how much clothing they buy, with the average person bringing home more than 65 articles of clothing in 2016, according to the “Toxic Textiles” report by Green America.1 Where clothing was once valued for...

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The Statin Mafia Censors Pharmaceutical Harm

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Statin Mafia Censors Pharmaceutical Harm

The first statin (lovastatin) was approved for use in the U.S. in 1987.1 Fast forward to 2020, just over three decades later, and it’s estimated that total sales for statin drugs will reach $1 trillion.2 Their usage statistics are staggering. Among U.S. adults aged 40 to 59, lipid-lowering drugs such as statins are the second most commonly prescribed drug, being taken by 13.9% of this population. When you tailor this to adults aged 60 to 79, lipid-lowering drugs become the most common prescription, being used by 45% of Americans and 34.3% of...

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Resveratrol Improves Blood Sugar

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Resveratrol Improves Blood Sugar

I have often written about the many benefits of resveratrol, which is a phytonutrient belonging to a class of polyphenolic stilbene compounds found in some plants. This naturally occurring substance, also known as 3,4′,5-trihydroxystilbene, functions an as antiantioxidant, providing neuroprotection against many neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Yet that is hardly the limit of resveratrol’s other valuable actions. Unlike many other antiantioxidants, resveratrol crosses the blood-brain barrier...

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Weekly Health Quiz: Vertigo, Muscles and Statins

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Vertigo, Muscles and Statins

1 Which of the following nutritional supplements has a proven track record as a powerful antiviral, significantly reducing your risk of common cold, influenza and several other viral illnesses? Resveratrol Quercetin Quercetin reduces your risk of cold or flu and boosts mental performance following extreme physical stress, which might otherwise undermine your immune function and render you more susceptible to infections. It packs a powerful antiviral punch, inhibiting several strains of influenza, hepatitis B and C, and other viruses. Learn...

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Ashitaba — A Most Powerful yet Unknown Herb

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Ashitaba — A Most Powerful yet Unknown Herb

Native to Japan, ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi1) is a bitter leafy herb of the Angelica genus, closely related to the carrot. It’s also known as “tomorrow’s leaf,” due to its rapid growth and regenerative abilities. It’s a fast grower and new leaves rapidly sprout when picked. The plant is well-known in China and Japan, having been part of the diet since ancient times. There, it has also been used medicinally for hundreds of years, as a general health promoter and antiaging remedy.2 The first reference to...

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Omega-3s Protect Your Lungs and Mitochondria

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Omega-3s Protect Your Lungs and Mitochondria

The death toll from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, included 343 firefighters and paramedics among the 2,7531 who were exposed to 10 million tons of material released in a caustic dust cloud as the twin towers were reduced to rubble.2 Since then, more than 150 have died. Of the nearly 400,000 who are eligible for the World Trade Center Health Program set up specifically to treat the physical and mental health challenges caused by exposure,3 72,000 are enrolled and 8,000 have been diagnosed with cancer.4 First responders were...

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Easy and healthy fruit pizza recipe

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Easy and healthy fruit pizza recipe

Do you love hosting backyard parties during summer? If so, this easy and healthy fruit pizza recipe should pique your interest. It’s a refreshing summer snack (or dessert) that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, and it makes use of the best produce this season has to offer. This fruit pizza is a better alternative to snacks containing sugars and other additives, or conventional pizzas loaded with unhealthy toppings and oozing with grease. It also allows you to save time and money by encouraging you to use ingredients you may already...

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What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health

Table of Contents Thyroid Gland: Understanding How It Works Hypothyroidism: The Sluggish Thyroid Syndrome How to Know if You Have Hypothyroidism How About If You Have a Hyperactive Thyroid? Diagnosing Possible Thyroid Issues Are Your at Risk of Thyroid Cancer? 4 Things That Affect Your Thyroid Health Iodine: Your Best Weapon Against Thyroid Problems How to Increase Your Iodine Levels Naturally Simple Steps That You Can Do to Improve Your Thyroid Health Your thyroid, one of your most important endocrine glands, greatly influences almost every...

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How to Increase Metabolic Autophagy and Why You Should

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to Increase Metabolic Autophagy and Why You Should

Siim Land,1 a sociocultural anthropologist, entrepreneur and high-performance coach, is also the author of an excellent book, “Metabolic Autophagy: Practice Intermittent Fasting and Resistance Training to Build Muscle and Promote Longevity (Metabolic Autophagy Diet Book 1).” I met Land at Dave Asprey’s 2019 Upgrade Labs’ event, formally known as the Bulletproof Conference, and was impressed with his depth of knowledge. “Metabolic Autophagy” is a marvelous companion book to “Fat for Fuel: A...

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Organic Psyllium Husk’s Many Health Benefits

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Organic Psyllium Husk’s Many Health Benefits

Table of Contents What Is Psyllium Husk? Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk Uses of Psyllium Husk Studies on Psyllium Husk Does Psyllium Husk Have Side Effects? Psyllium Supplements Can Interact With Certain Medicines Here Are Possible Alternatives to Psyllium Husk Powder Psyllium Husk’s Potential Is Unparalleled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Psyllium Husk Psyllium husk comes from the Plantago ovata plant, which is home to nearly 15,000 tiny seeds.1 This plant is commonly found in India, although it is also grown in many other...

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Documentary — Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat to Grow Oranges in Snow

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Documentary — Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat to Grow Oranges in Snow

Genetically modified seeds, the weed killer Roundup (glyphosate), and other dangerous agro chemicals and pesticides have hijacked our food system. This chemically-based method of industrial agriculture has irrevocably damaged the soil. It kills the microorganisms that provide the nutrients needed for plant growth and nutrition, depleting the soil minerals that enrich our food. Because of soil depletion, fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than those grown today;1 each successive generation of...

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Graphene to Fight Mosquitoes — What Are the Risks?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Graphene to Fight Mosquitoes — What Are the Risks?

Blood-sucking insects like mosquitoes are among the most dangerous disease transmitters in the world. Vector-borne diseases, which include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and others, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide each year, accounting for more than 17% of all infectious disease globally.1 According to the World Health Organization, malaria alone, which is transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, kills 400,000 people annually, most of them children under 5.2 In the U.S., mosquito bites can transmit viruses like West Nile, St....

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