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Shiitake mushroom improves immunity

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Shiitake mushroom improves immunity

Mushroom lovers will be pleased to know that researchers studying the earthy fungi continue to find benefits for health in them. One of the most popular mushrooms is the shiitake (Lentinus edodes), which grows on decaying hardwood trees such as oaks, maples, chestnuts, hornbeams and ironwoods in their natural environment, but are commercially grown elsewhere.1 Recreating the same environmental conditions has allowed growers in the U.S., as well as Canada, Singapore and China, to proliferate the brown-capped delicacies. According to Market...

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Urinary tract infection — Signs, symptoms and treatment

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Urinary tract infection — Signs, symptoms and treatment

Table of Contents What is a urinary tract infection? Urinary tract infection causes Urinary tract infection symptoms Are urinary tract infections contagious? Urinary tract infections in women Urinary tract infections in men Urinary tract infections in children Are antibiotics still ideal for UTI treatment? 5 home remedies for urinary tract infections How to prevent a urinary tract infection Urinary tract infection diet Frequently asked questions about UTIs Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common types of infection that many...

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Weekly health quiz — Google, autism and eggs

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Weekly health quiz — Google, autism and eggs

1 Google’s June 2019 broad core algorithm update and its updated quality rater guidelines has resulted in: Greater visibility for high-quality, objective health news and information sites Higher Google-directed traffic to holistic health-related sites Significantly decreased traffic to holistic health-related sites Google’s June 2019 broad core algorithm update and its updated quality rater guidelines have effectively removed Mercola.com and many other holistic health-related websites from Google search results. Learn more....

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Top pomegranate health benefits

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Top pomegranate health benefits

Pomegranates have been enjoyed for thousands of years and are a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures. In North America, they’re often overshadowed by more common fruits like apples and oranges, but once you learn how to eat them, pomegranates can add valuable nutrition, including powerful antioxidants, to your diet. Pomegranates contain potent antioxidants Pomegranate’s benefits are primarily attributed to its antioxidant content. Antioxidants are nature’s way of providing your cells with adequate defenses against attack...

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Have you tried parsley root?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Have you tried parsley root?

Most vegetables are low in calories and net carbohydrates, while being high in healthy fiber and valuable vitamins and minerals. As a rule, vegetables are a nutritional cornerstone to optimal health and a healthy diet. Most contain an array of antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds. Chemicals found in plants are called phytochemicals and help reduce inflammation and eliminate carcinogens, while other chemicals may help regulate the rate of cell reproduction, autophagy and maintenance of DNA. Many of the benefits associated with...

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Nutty Almond Butter Bread Recipe

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on Nutty Almond Butter Bread Recipe

Recipe from Naturally Savvy Apart from being a popular flavor and ingredient in food all over the world, almonds are one of the healthiest nuts that can provide immense benefits to your health. This Almond Butter Bread Recipe from Naturally Savvy uses creamy almond butter as the main ingredient for this delicious, no-grain bread. Whether you eat it alone or pair it with other foods such as fruits, vegetables or high-quality protein, you can be sure that your meal will be both healthy and delicious. Ingredients 1 cup natural almond butter with...

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The metabolic approach to cancer treatment

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Dr. Becker | Comments Off on The metabolic approach to cancer treatment

Cancer kills an estimated 1,600 Americans each day. In China, 8,100 people a day succumb to the disease. It’s so common, it’s a rare individual who does not know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer — which is why the topic of this interview is so important. Dr. Nasha Winters is a naturopathic physician who specializes in cancer treatment. While she has treated cancer patients in the past, she’s developed a more efficient model where she now focuses on training clinicians and consulting with those treating patients. I’ve been very...

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Recognizing the signs and symptoms of sepsis

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Recognizing the signs and symptoms of sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by a systemic infection, ultimately affecting the function of your vital organs. The infection is sometimes referred to as “blood poisoning” by the public. According to a study tracking data in two different hospital cohorts, 34.7% to 55.9% of American patients who died in hospitals between 2010 and 2012 had sepsis at the time of their death, depending on which inpatient cohort they were in.1 The condition does not discriminate and affects all age groups, socioeconomic groups and...

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How do different eggs stack up in terms of flavor, nutrition and animal welfare?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How do different eggs stack up in terms of flavor, nutrition and animal welfare?

Eggs are among the healthiest foods out there, but not all eggs are created equal, and sorting through the egg labels to identify the highest quality eggs can be a confusing affair. Health conscious consumers know to look for designations like “organic,” “free-range,” “pastured” and “cage-free,”1 but while you may think many of these are interchangeable, they’re actually not. In some ways, these labels are little more than creative advertising. The featured video, “Egg...

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How potassium iodide may help protect against radiation

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How potassium iodide may help protect against radiation

Table of Contents What is potassium iodide? Potassium iodide’s health benefits Studies on potassium iodide confirm its other uses Side effects of potassium iodide Potassium iodide’s contraindications Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about potassium iodide Have you ever been curious as to why table salt is sometimes labeled “iodized?” This is because of potassium iodide, a white crystalline, granular or powdered solid with a strong, bitter and salty taste often added to table salt.1,2 Potassium iodide is also available in...

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How to grow dragon fruit

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to grow dragon fruit

Table of Contents What is dragon fruit? Health benefits of dragon fruit Not all dragon fruit plants are self-pollinating Ideal growing conditions for dragon fruit What temperatures are best for dragon fruit? Simple dragon fruit smoothie Dragon fruit is an exotic cactus that’s just as impressive for its nutritional benefits as it is for its aesthetic appeal. While this heat-loving plant is native to Mexico and Central and South America, it’s also grown in several Southeast Asian countries and can survive year-round in U.S. Department of...

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How to grow lychee

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on How to grow lychee

Lychee is an exotic evergreen tree that can reach 40 feet in height.1 It produces red ovoid fruits with white flesh, a single large seed, and a tough, “bumpy,” easily peeled skin. As noted by The Spruce,2 “The fruit has a light, perfume-like flavor. It is usually eaten fresh or frozen and can be made into sauces, jam, puree or preserves.” The seed is poisonous and should not be eaten. A chemical in the seed causes low blood sugar, which is why outbreaks of severe illness (and even deaths) among malnourished children during harvest...

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Don’t fall asleep with the TV on

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Don’t fall asleep with the TV on

If you have a habit of falling asleep with the TV on, it could be playing a role in your ability to maintain a healthy weight. The link between sleep and obesity is strong, with those who sleep fewer hours having an increased risk of obesity.1 However, in recent research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it wasn’t sleep duration and quality that appeared to influence weight gain and obesity, but rather exposure to artificial light that was the problem.2 You needn’t have significant light exposure to potentially affect your weight, either....

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Corn oil — Important caveats to remember

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Corn oil — Important caveats to remember

Table of Contents What is corn oil? Uses of corn oil Composition of corn oil How corn oil is made How does corn oil work? Is corn oil safe? Side effects of corn oil Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to either the ingredient it’s made from or the manufacturing process used to extract it. Because these negative effects overshadow the potential benefits, I do not recommend this oil as a food or for therapeutic use. Always be aware of the potential side effects of any herbal oil before using. Food nutrients...

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Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Dr. Mercola | Comments Off on Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism

Autism encompasses a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning the symptoms can be classified in terms of their position on a scale. Autism Speaks1 points out there is not just one type of autism but many subtypes influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Each individual has a distinct set of strengths and challenges affecting how they learn, think and problem-solve. In some cases, people with autism spectrum...

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