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Weekly Health Quiz: Fauci, Milk and Antioxidants

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly Health Quiz: Fauci, Milk and Antioxidants

1 Which of the following organizations conducted a highly successful campaign promoting skim milk over whole milk in the mid-1990s to reduce healthy saturated fat intake, resulting in the doubling of skim milk sales? Center for Science in the Public Interest In 1995, the Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a highly successful campaign urging people to switch from whole and 2% milk to skim milk, which resulted in the doubling of skim milk sales. Research, however, shows full-fat dairy actually lowers your risk of death from...

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Might Flu Shots Increase COVID-19 Pandemic Risk?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Might Flu Shots Increase COVID-19 Pandemic Risk?

Could a “perfect storm” be brewing, ready to be unleashed this fall? If the regular influenza season ends up converging with a resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks, or even a new SARS-CoV-3, the results are anyone’s guess at this point. Confounding matters is the possibility that influenza vaccination may increase people’s risk of other viral infections. In a June 12, 2020, Science editorial, Michael Osterholm, virologist and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and...

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Herd Immunity ‘Ahead of Schedule’

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Herd Immunity ‘Ahead of Schedule’

If a novel virus is introduced to a population, eventually enough people acquire natural immunity so that the number of susceptible people declines. When the number susceptible is low enough to prevent epidemic growth, herd immunity is said to have been reached. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts estimated that 70% of the population or more may need to gain immunity before COVID-19 would be under control. Now, experts are suggesting the percentage may be far lower, and some areas may already have reached what’s known as...

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New Engineered Coronaviruses Are Under Development

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Engineered Coronaviruses Are Under Development

Event 201 was a pandemic preparedness simulation hosted in New York City by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2019 — 10 weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak first began in Wuhan, China. This scripted tabletop exercise — select portions of which are featured in the introduction of ‘Plandemic 2’ above — included everything we now see playing out in real time, in the real world, from PPE shortages, lockdowns and removal of civil liberties to...

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After Shutdown, Legionnaires’ Lurking in Water Systems

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on After Shutdown, Legionnaires’ Lurking in Water Systems

In 1976, as the U.S. marked the 200th anniversary of its declaration of independence, more than 4,000 American Legion members converged in Pennsylvania to celebrate.1 The heat drove many of the veterans inside, and some took refuge in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Four days later the crowd dispersed and people returned home. But a few short days after that, reports of illness and death began reaching the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Legion. The first recorded death was that of a retired U.S. Air Force captain, 61-year-old Ray Brennan,...

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

More than three decades of scientific research suggests that repeatedly telling children that they are especially smart or talented leaves them vulnerable to failure, and fearful of challenges.Children raised this way develop an implicit belief that intelligence is innate and fixed, making striving to learn seem less important than seeming smart; challenges, mistakes, and effort become threats to their ego rather than opportunities to improve.However, teaching children to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages effort rather than on...

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Herbs Found to be More Effective Than Drugs to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Herbs Found to be More Effective Than Drugs to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Chinese herbs may relieve menstrual cramps better than drugs, acupuncture, or heat compression, Australia-based researchers found after studying nearly 3,500 women in several countries.Along with relieving pain, Chinese herbs also reduced the recurrence of cramps over a three-month period.In the study, women were given herbal concoctions to regulate their “qi” (energy) and blood, warm their bodies, and boost their kidney and liver functions. Herbs in the study included, but were not limited to:1. Chinese angelica root 2. Szechuan lovage...

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Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

More evidence has been uncovered that Alzheimer’s disease may actually be a third form of diabetes, according to researchers from Northwestern University. Insulin and insulin receptors in your brain are crucial for learning and memory, and it’s known that these components are lower in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In your brain, insulin binds to an insulin receptor at a synapse, which triggers a mechanism that allows nerve cells to survive and memories to form.The Northwestern University researchers have found that a toxic protein in the...

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Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

By Dr. Mercola If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates. Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use. The Pill Fails 20 Times More Often About 99 percent of sexually active women use at least one method of birth control, the most common of which is the birth control pill (oral contraceptives). The Pill was used by nearly 11 million...

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Fat Hormone Influences Your Motivation to Eat

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fat Hormone Influences Your Motivation to Eat

A new study helps to explain how leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue, influences your motivation to eat. The researchers described for the first time a collection of leptin-responsive neurons in the brain’s lateral hypothalamic area (LHA). Those LHA neurons feed directly into the mesolimbic dopamine system, which controls the rewarding properties assigned to things. The study therefore adds to growing evidence that leptin doesn’t turn your appetite on and off just by controlling whether you feel hungry or full. It can also...

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Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards of a power line up to the age of five were five times more likely to develop cancer. Those who lived within the same range to a power line at any point during their first 15 years were...

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Plandemic, Part 2

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Plandemic, Part 2

Late in May 2020, media producer Mikki Willis released the first part of his documentary “Plandemic,” featuring Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., a cellular and molecular biologist1 whose research revealed many vaccines are contaminated with gammaretroviruses, due to the viruses being grown in contaminated animal cell lines. The 26-minute film was banned on every social media platform after going viral.2 August 18, 2020, Part 2, titled “Plandemic — Indoctornation,” was released. Plandemic — Indoctornation Part 2 is a...

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Study of Heart Attack Victims Showed Most Had Normal LDLs

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Study of Heart Attack Victims Showed Most Had Normal LDLs

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a term that refers to several types of heart conditions. Many of the problems associated with heart disease are related to atherosclerosis. This term refers to a condition in which there’s a buildup of plaque along the walls of the artery, making it more difficult for blood to flow and for oxygen to reach the muscles, including the heart. This can be the underlying problem in cases of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Other types of CVD happen when the valves in the heart are...

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New Research Confirms Statins Are Colossal Waste of Money

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on New Research Confirms Statins Are Colossal Waste of Money

The lecturer in the featured video, Maryanne Demasi, Ph.D., produced the 2014 Australian Catalyst documentary, “Heart of the Matter: Dietary Villains,” which exposed the cholesterol/saturated fat myths behind the statin fad and the financial links which lurk underneath. The documentary was so thorough that vested interests actually convinced ABC TV to rescind the two-part series.1 The Australian Heart Foundation, the three largest statin makers (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme) and Medicines Australia,...

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Protect Patients’ Rights, Help Ban Mercury

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Protect Patients’ Rights, Help Ban Mercury

This Mercury Awareness Week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Consumers for Dental Choice, the nonprofit advocacy wing of the mercury-free dentistry movement. It is also our 10th Mercury Awareness Week, during which we step forward to educate the public and empower dentists to choose mercury-free dentistry, and when I put my resources to support Charlie Brown and his team by matching every dollar you donate. Thanks to your donations, Consumers for Dental Choice has gone a long way toward taking mercury-free dentistry from dream to reality....

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