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Rare Syndrome Can Make You Drunk, Without Drinking

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Rare Syndrome Can Make You Drunk, Without Drinking

Auto-brewery syndrome (ABS) is a medical condition that causes carbohydrates you consume to be fermented into alcohol in your gut. Also known as gut fermentation syndrome, this condition essentially makes you intoxicated, or drunk, without drinking any alcohol. Your gut turns into a veritable brewery, creating many of the symptoms associated with heavy drinking or a hangover. Many of those affected have been arrested for driving while intoxicated and found to have alcohol blood levels far higher than the legal limit, although they had not had...

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Patagonia Leads the Charge on Hemp-Based Clothing

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Patagonia Leads the Charge on Hemp-Based Clothing

It wasn’t long ago that growing hemp in the U.S. could land you in jail on felony charges. But after decades of criminalization, hemp is once again legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, and the eco-friendly outdoor apparel and gear company, Patagonia, isn’t wasting any time in perfecting it its hemp-based clothing line. The featured film, “Misunderstood: A Brief History of Hemp in the U.S.,” produced by Patagonia Films, shows the history of hemp in America, including why and how it was demonized for so many years. The film also highlights...

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Skyrocketing Charges for Insulin Should Be a Crime

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Skyrocketing Charges for Insulin Should Be a Crime

Conventional medicine still has Type 2 diabetes misidentified as a blood sugar problem. In reality, the condition is rooted in insulin resistance and faulty leptin signaling, caused by chronically elevated insulin and leptin levels. In other words, it’s a diet-derived condition that can be reversed using a cyclical ketogenic diet and fasting. This is why the medical community’s approach to Type 2 diabetes treatment, which typically involves the administration of insulin, is fatally flawed and professionally irresponsible. Treating Type 2...

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This Could Prevent 3 Million Cases of Degenerative Disease

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on This Could Prevent 3 Million Cases of Degenerative Disease

Providing your body with optimal hydration in the form of pure water is one of the simplest steps you can take to improve your health. It’s such a powerful tool that research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests 3 million fewer people in the U.S. would develop degenerative diseases if they improved hydration throughout life.1 It makes sense, since your body is made up mostly of water. At birth, body weight is 75% water, dropping to 55% in the elderly.2 Keeping an optimal balance between water intake and output is...

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Widely Underappreciated Factor of Anxiety Disorders

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Widely Underappreciated Factor of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders represent the most common mental illness in the U.S., with 40 million U.S. adults affected.1 Meanwhile, one-third of U.S. adults usually do not get enough sleep2 — a factor that can make mental health, including anxiety, worse. It may seem overly simplistic, or even cliché, to suggest that getting proper sleep could help relieve the sometimes-debilitating effects of anxiety, but research continues to show that the connection is not only relevant but significant. In fact, if you struggle with anxiety, tending to your sleep...

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Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

As your “second brain,” the state of your gut has been shown to play an important role in your neurological health. Importantly, studies have shown probiotics (beneficial bacteria) can help decrease pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including amyloid plaques and tangles.1 One of the most impressive of these studies2 was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in 2016. Sixty elderly patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s received either a placebo or a probiotic milk product containing Lactobacillus...

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Antibacterial Cleaners Increase Molds

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Antibacterial Cleaners Increase Molds

A study found that in urban homes, where the use of cleaning products is usually more prevalent than in rural homes, fungal diversity was higher, not lower as might be expected. The study, “Home Chemical and Microbial Transitions Across Urbanization,” was published in the journal Nature Microbiology.1 Researchers investigated and compared the chemical and microbial conditions of urban and rural homes in the Amazon basin and of the people who lived in them. The dwellings ranged from a rainforest village with thatched huts that had...

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Radiologists Conceal Heavy Metal Accumulation From MRIs

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Radiologists Conceal Heavy Metal Accumulation From MRIs

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging study that allows your physician to see detailed pictures of your organs and tissues. The MRI machine uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to take detailed cross-sectional pictures of your internal organs and tissues.1 The scanner looks like a tube with a table that enables you to slide into the tunnel of the machine to gather data. Unlike CT scans or X-rays that use ionizing radiation known to damage DNA, the MRI uses magnetic fields. Images from an MRI give physicians better...

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Fish Harvest Down 90% After Pesticide Use

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Fish Harvest Down 90% After Pesticide Use

A fishery is an organized means of catching fish, an activity otherwise known as fishing. This is different from fish farms, also known as aquaculture. On fish farms, the fish are commercially raised in enclosures for food, while a fishery is organized fishing for wild fish. Farmed fish are some of the most toxic foods; this is especially true for farmed salmon, according to one study. Researchers found that farmed salmon tested five times more toxic than other food products. Farmed salmon contain half the omega-3 of wild salmon and are often...

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Trees Around Factories Could Absorb 27% of Air Pollution

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Trees Around Factories Could Absorb 27% of Air Pollution

Trees are one of nature’s greatest gifts, one that could be harnessed to strategically reduce air pollution in some of the most problematic spaces, such as near factories, industrial sites, roadways and power plants. In fact, nature-based solutions can compete with technology to reduce toxic air emissions across the U.S., according to research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.1 What’s intriguing is that existing natural areas, including forest, grassland and shrubland vegetation, are already responsible for...

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CDC Petitioned to Stop Lying About Pharma Funds

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on CDC Petitioned to Stop Lying About Pharma Funds

The fact that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepts millions of dollars in funding from drug companies and vaccine makers is no minor problem. It may in fact be at the very heart of why so many harmful and nonsensical health recommendations end up being pushed down our throats. The CDC has long fostered the perception of independence by stating it does not accept funding from special interests. In disclaimers peppered throughout the CDC website1 and in its publications, it says the agency “does not accept commercial...

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Dentists Are Breaking Toxic Mercury Laws

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Dentists Are Breaking Toxic Mercury Laws

The Maine Board of Dental Practice may be engaging in antitrust violations, according to a petition filed with the Federal Trade Commission by three nonprofit groups — Consumers for Dental Choice, Organic Consumers Association and Mercury Policy Project. At issue is what the complaint calls two competitive factions that have divided modern day dentists: those who use mercury and those who do not. “The differences are so distinct,” the petition notes, “that they can be classified into competitive submarkets.” But the...

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Low Magnesium Linked to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Low Magnesium Linked to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Magnesium1 is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body,2,3 and deficiency can contribute to significant health problems. Two common pathologies associated with magnesium deficiency are Type 2 diabetes4,5 and heart disease. According to one scientific review,6 low magnesium may actually be the greatest predictor of heart disease, and other recent research7 published in Open Heart journal suggests even subclinical magnesium deficiency can compromise your cardiovascular health. As noted in a 2018 scientific review8,9 published...

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Melatonin Has Anti-Inflammatory and Metabolic Effects

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Melatonin Has Anti-Inflammatory and Metabolic Effects

Your body is a complex organism requiring quality sleep to function optimally. Your body’s circadian rhythms are a combination of biological clocks regulating everything from your metabolism to psychological functioning. One sure way to cause dysregulation of your biological clock is to skimp on sleep. Although you have a master clock in your brain to synchronize bodily functions, every organ and cell has its own biological clock as well. In a stunning discovery published in 2017, researchers found half your genes are controlled by circadian...

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Oolong Tea Raises Metabolism Supporting Health Goals

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Oolong Tea Raises Metabolism Supporting Health Goals

Teatime is an honored tradition in Great Britain and much of Asia, and tea plays an important role in cultures around the world. Teatime in the West often focuses on the food served with the beverage, while in Eastern cultures, serving tea has been elevated to an art form. It’s an ancient beverage that has demonstrated dramatic and positive effects on health. Tea is one of the most popular beverages served around the world, second only to water. Nearly 80% of all U.S. households have tea in the kitchen cabinets and it’s the only...

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