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Resveratrol’s role in achieving optimal health

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Resveratrol’s role in achieving optimal health

Table of Contents What is resveratrol? Ditch the wine: Here are other food sources of resveratrol What are the benefits of resveratrol? Resveratrol may have potential benefits against cancer Are there side effects of resveratrol? Resveratrol can reap benefits with a solid nutritional basis Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about resveratrol Have you heard of the so-called “French paradox?” It refers to the fact that despite their high cholesterol and high saturated fat diet, the French do not develop cardiovascular diseases...

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Healthy and easy scrumptious salad recipes

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Healthy and easy scrumptious salad recipes

When you hear the word “salad,” the first thing that comes to mind may be the usual fares of lettuce, cabbage or cucumbers. But the wonderful thing about a salad is you can “play around” with it — a salad can be anything you want it to be, if you just let your imagination wander as you shop your local farmers market or produce aisle. The fun thing about it is you can experiment with different salad ingredients to suit your taste and, if serving it as an appetizer or side dish, to go well with the main dish. One thing to remember when creating...

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The revolutionary science of aging and longevity

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The revolutionary science of aging and longevity

David Sinclair, Ph.D.,1 is a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. Generally recognized as one of the thought leaders in the science of how to improve our life span and health span, Sinclair earned his Ph.D. in Sydney, Australia. After working with Leonard Guarente at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher, he got his own lab at Harvard in 1999, where he’s been teaching aging biology and translational medicine ever since. Sinclair has...

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Tonsil stones: How to deal with this common oral problem

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Tonsil stones: How to deal with this common oral problem

If you’re currently suffering from bad breath, pain in your ears and a feeling of having an object stuck in the back your throat, it’s very likely you have tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths.1 Here’s everything you need to know about this health problem. Why tonsil stones form Also known as tonsil calculi,2 tonsil stones is a condition wherein your tonsils produce small, white clumps composed of a mixture of bacteria, dead cells, mucus and food particles. Over time, these clumps calcify and become as hard as stones.3 Tonsil stones are mostly...

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5 potential uses of sow thistle

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on 5 potential uses of sow thistle

Table of Contents What is sow thistle and how can you identify it? The potential benefits of sow thistle are few but noteworthy How to grow sow thistle in your own home Should you be concerned with eating sow thistle? Cooking sow thistle: Smooth sow thistle salsa Go ahead: Grow sow thistle in your garden today Weeds are a common sight in gardens, fields and lawns. Most gardeners and farmers consider them troublesome, as weeds compete for resources such as space, water, light and soil nutrients that should go to the plants you want to grow.1...

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Blood pressure control could slow age-related brain damage

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Blood pressure control could slow age-related brain damage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 1 in 3 American adults (about 75 million people) have high blood pressure, and about 46% have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which increases your risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke,2 kidney disease3 and dementia.4 With regard to dementia, previous research5 has found that high blood pressure disrupts regulatory mechanisms in your brain by impeding blood flow, thereby causing neuronal damage and dysfunction. A study6 published in the...

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Parkinson’s patients with low vitamin D more likely to fall

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Parkinson’s patients with low vitamin D more likely to fall

Optimizing vitamin D levels may be a simple way to reduce some Parkinson’s disease symptoms, including falls, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, according to a study that compared 182 patients with Parkinson’s and 185 healthy people without the disease.1 It’s previously been shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in people with Parkinson’s disease, and this study found no different. Those with Parkinson’s had significantly lower vitamin D levels compared to those without. Further, Parkinson’s patients with lower vitamin D levels also...

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Legal eagle goes after opioid wholesale distributors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Legal eagle goes after opioid wholesale distributors

Prescription painkillers — not illicit drugs — are now among the most commonly misused drugs in the U.S.1,2 As of June 2017, opioids became the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.3 President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency that year in October.4 The following graph by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows the progressive incline in overdose deaths related to narcotic pain relievers between 1999 and 2017.5 I’ve written many previous articles detailing the background of how the U.S....

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Juul funds program to get kids hooked on vaping

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Juul funds program to get kids hooked on vaping

Quitting smoking is likely one of the best things you can do for your health as traditional cigarettes cause damage to nearly every organ in your body. Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is sometimes marketed as a way for adults to quit smoking, but there’s not enough evidence to demonstrate it helps.1 If you’re trying to quit smoking, the American Heart Association2 endorses using established methods. They suggest you don’t try vaping because you think it’s “cool” or “safe.” There is a perceived assurance e-cigs are safe...

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Popular eating program for kids sparks controversy

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Popular eating program for kids sparks controversy

According to the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 39.8% of all U.S. adults are obese. The same data show the obesity prevalence in children ages 2 to 19 years is 18.5%, and is expected to rise to 20.6% in adolescents from 12 to 19 years.2 According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,3 an individual who weighs more than what’s considered normal for their height is described as overweight or obese....

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Countries everywhere are banning this, why aren’t we?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Countries everywhere are banning this, why aren’t we?

This week, Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we celebrate amazing progress around the world, and we urge you to support the two keys to victory: Consumers for Dental Choice and mercury-free dentists. Consumers for Dental Choice is dismantling one of history’s major mistakes: the implanting of mercury in human teeth. Resistance from the pro-mercury wing of dentistry, which has its tentacles deep inside government agencies and insurance companies, is rapidly eroding due to nonstop and strategic pressure from Charlie Brown and this small but...

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Chiropractor must pay $100k for sharing content like this

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Chiropractor must pay $100k for sharing content like this

Dena Churchill, a former doctor of chiropractic from Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the latest examples of a health professional being targeted for daring to share anything other than the standard medical advice about vaccinations. The Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors began an investigation into Churchill in 2018 due to what the college deemed to be her “anti-vaccination” views.. The investigation culminated in charges of professional misconduct, and resulted in Churchill losing her chiropractic license and agreeing to pay a $100,000 fine...

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EPA blocks warning on glyphosate

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on EPA blocks warning on glyphosate

California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced in 2015 that they intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, as a chemical known to cause cancer under Proposition 65, which requires consumer products with potential cancer-causing ingredients to bear warning labels. Glyphosate was officially added to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens in July 2017, and warning labels stating that glyphosate may cause cancer were supposed to be added...

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A flavonoid a day keeps the doctor away

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on A flavonoid a day keeps the doctor away

Flavonoids may not have the name recognition vitamins and minerals do, but as antioxidants with the power to fight disease and premature aging,1 plus decrease inflammation, they can make a dramatic difference in your health if you know where to find them. Believe it or not, there are more than 6,000 distinct flavonoids, and every one of them communicates a unique benefit for your body. Found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs, these phytonutrients have the capacity to prevent many of the most common illnesses in the world. Several of them...

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How to increase your health span

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to increase your health span

Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,1 he offers guidance on how to decode science to transform your health. In the featured lecture, “Avoiding and Resolving Modern Chronic Disease” presented at the Low Carb Denver 2019 conference,2,3 Cummins discusses the root causes of heart disease and other chronic health problems that rob us of our health span. His father, who died of heart disease, also suffered...

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