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  • What is vaccine shedding?
    by Dr. Mercola on July 23, 2019 at 05:00

    When you’re infected with a virus that causes an illness, that virus is shed in your saliva and other bodily fluids, and sometimes also via skin lesions. This means that a person who comes into direct contact with the shed virus may also become infected. The same holds true for live attenuated viral vaccines. While inactivated vaccines use a killed version of the pathogen, live viral vaccines use a weakened (or attenuated) version of the virus. Typically, the live virus used in vaccine […]

  • Drain tiling, the hidden accelerator of water pollution
    by Dr. Mercola on July 23, 2019 at 05:00

    I’ve written many articles discussing how industrial agriculture is a primary source of water pollution and toxic algae growth that result in huge dead zones where all aquatic life is suffocated.1 There are 18 major river basins2 in the continental U.S., with the largest belonging to rivers that feed the Mississippi River,3 currently the seventh-most polluted river in the world.4 A July 2, 2019, presentation5 in The Wall Street Journal offers an in-depth look at how agricultural […]

  • Polio-like disease expected to increase this fall
    by Dr. Mercola on July 23, 2019 at 05:00

    Polio (poliomyelitis) is a very contagious enterovirus infection that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all, and most people recover from polio without lasting health problems (nonparalytic polio).1 However, severe complications of polio can cause partial or total body paralysis, breathing difficulties and death.2 The first clinical description of this contagious disease was given by Michael Underwood, a British doctor, in 1789. The first recorded outbreak of polio in […]

  • Weekly health quiz — EMFs, collagen and lead
    by Dr. Mercola on July 22, 2019 at 05:00

    1 Which of the following supplements has been shown to improve skin elasticity, hydration and dermal collagen density in older women? Vitamin D2 Calcium Probiotics Collagen Oral collagen supplements have been shown to improve skin elasticity, hydration and collagen density in the dermis of older women. Learn more. 2 In 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court indemnified vaccine makers against lawsuits for vaccine injuries, the Court also ruled that government licensed vaccines […]

  • Benefits of Moringa compared to broccoli
    by Dr. Mercola on July 22, 2019 at 05:00

    Science has proven food can be potent medicine. Broccoli, for example, has a solid scientific foundation showing it’s one of the most valuable health-promoting foods around. While it contains several health-promoting compounds, one of the most widely studied is the isothiocyanate sulforaphane.1 The cancer-fighting properties of sulforaphane are perhaps the most well-known,2 but it has also been shown to benefit your heart3 and brain, boosting detoxification4 and helping prevent […]

  • Have you tried OMAD diet?
    by Dr. Mercola on July 22, 2019 at 05:00

    You don’t have to look far to find options for eating — aka “diets” — designed to help you lose weight, build muscle or otherwise optimize your health. There’s the keto diet, which focuses on burning fat for fuel, the paleo diet, aimed at consuming what our hunter-gatherer ancestors may have eaten, gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan modes of eating, just to name a few. Now there’s the OMAD diet, the acronym for “one meal a day.” […]

  • Vitamin D is essential for your heart
    by Dr. Mercola on July 22, 2019 at 05:00

    Vitamin D plays a significant role in several health conditions. It might be one of the simplest solutions to a wide range of problems. Despite the name, vitamin D belongs to a group of steroid molecules that are metabolized by the body in the liver and kidneys.1 According to the Vitamin D Council, your body undergoes numerous turns this molecule into a hormone that undergoes numerous changes during that process before it’s actually put to work managing calcium in your blood, bones […]

  • What happens to your body when you’re dehydrated
    by Dr. Mercola on July 21, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents What is dehydration? Signs and symptoms of dehydration What causes dehydration? Who is at risk of dehydration? How to prevent dehydration Sports drinks and other sweetened beverages will not keep you hydrated Choose to drink living water Other natural thirst-quenchers for preventing dehydration The key to avoiding dehydration: Listen to your body Dehydration is a health concern that should never be ignored. Anyone can become dehydrated for […]

  • Effects of electromagnetic fields on human health
    by Dr. Mercola on July 21, 2019 at 05:00

    Peter Sullivan, who has a master’s degree in computer science with an emphasis on human-computer interaction, is the founder of Clear Light Ventures, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the health effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure. Before founding Clear Light Ventures in 2007, he worked for several different Silicon Valley companies, including Netflix, where he worked his way up from a troubleshooter in customer support to a principal software designer […]

  • How to Cook Rice
    by none on July 21, 2019 at 05:00

    Rice, whether long-, medium- or short-grain, is a staple in countries like India, China, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam,1 Spain2 and Italy.3 It can be enjoyed savory or sweet4 and pairs well with various ingredients. Some common types of rice include white, brown, black, instant and wild, although you may also encounter other “special” types of rice like jasmine, basmati, Arborio, black japonica and mochi.5 […]

  • The many potential health benefits of curcumin
    by none on July 20, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents Studies regarding the benefits of curcumin Sources of curcumin and how you can increase your levels naturally Some considerations before buying a curcumin supplement Keep an eye out for these side effects of curcumin When supplementing with curcumin, use high-quality products only Frequently asked questions about curcumin Spices are one of the most important aspects of cooking, as they have the ability to improve the flavor and aroma of any food. In many […]

  • The Big Secret
    by Dr. Mercola on July 20, 2019 at 05:00

    Six in 10 U.S. adults now have chronic health conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, and 4 in 10 have two or more of these diseases, according to the CDC.1,2 While many of these diseases can be blamed on drinking, smoking or overeating — in other words, “lifestyle” choices, most people don’t realize that much of their health care and subsequent wellness depends solely on corporations that value their profits over your well-being –– corporations like […]

  • Children are growing horns from using cellphones
    by Dr. Mercola on July 20, 2019 at 05:00

    The perils of too much screen time and cellphone use for children and adolescents run the gamut from triggering feelings of envy and depression1 to interfering with sleep and academic performance2 and even possibly increasing the risk of cancer.3 But one of the most shocking revelations potentially linked to cellphone use was quietly published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016.4 It relates to enthesophytes, which are bony projections that form at an attachment site of ligament, tendon or […]

  • You can easily grow evergreens in your garden
    by Dr. Mercola on July 19, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents Choose your tree to match your needs Consider your soil How much care will your tree require? Prune your trees for best results Large evergreens — Screening, privacy and decoration in one tree Dwarf varieties may help develop strong lines for your garden Natural pest and disease control strategies Trees and shrubs are classified as either evergreen or deciduous. A deciduous tree loses its leaves in the fall and new leaves appear in the spring. The […]

  • When should you start planting wildflowers?
    by Dr. Mercola on July 19, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents Is it a weed or wildflower? When you plant determines how many flowers you enjoy Planting your wildflowers in the fall How to prepare your soil Your garden may be a source of flavorful and medicinal flowers Wildflowers are important to the health and growth of pollinating insects, and attract a variety of bees, birds and butterflies, depending upon the flowers planted. You’ll discover some of the varieties of wildflowers available and how they may benefit […]

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