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  • Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline
    by Dr. Mercola on November 21, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Widely Underappreciated Factor of Anxiety Disorders
    by Dr. Mercola on November 21, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Antibacterial Cleaners Increase Molds
    by Dr. Mercola on November 20, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Fish Harvest Down 90% After Pesticide Use
    by Dr. Mercola on November 20, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Radiologists Conceal Heavy Metal Accumulation From MRIs
    by Dr. Mercola on November 20, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • CDC Petitioned to Stop Lying About Pharma Funds
    by Dr. Mercola on November 19, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Dentists Are Breaking Toxic Mercury Laws
    by Dr. Mercola on November 19, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Trees Around Factories Could Absorb 27% of Air Pollution
    by Dr. Mercola on November 19, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Weekly Health Quiz: Coke, Google and Autism
    by Dr. Mercola on November 18, 2019 at 06:00

    1 Which of the following nutrients is crucial for the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke? Vitamin K2 Vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death. It’s also important for the prevention of osteoporosis. Learn more. Omega-6 Omega-3 Vitamin K1 2 Which of the following has been linked to a significantly increased […]

  • Melatonin Has Anti-Inflammatory and Metabolic Effects
    by Dr. Mercola on November 18, 2019 at 06:00

    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, […]

  • Oolong Tea Raises Metabolism Supporting Health Goals
    by Dr. Mercola on November 18, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Low Magnesium Linked to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
    by Dr. Mercola on November 18, 2019 at 06:00

    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 […]

  • Why the World Needs a Google Detox
    by Dr. Mercola on November 17, 2019 at 06:00

    In this interview, Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies, who worked as a senior software engineer at Google and YouTube for over eight years, shares his inside knowledge of this global monopoly, revealing why Google is not a reliable source of information anymore.Google’s monopoly over search is matched by a continued reassurance that it is an unbiased search platform.  Google is actively suppressing and censoring information, proving it is anything but unbiased.While some of the […]

  • Key Interviews With Leading Industry Experts
    by Dr. Mercola on November 17, 2019 at 06:00

    Medical experts and health leaders share insights on important issues affecting your health and well-being.

  • Science Wants Pictures of Your Poop for AI
    by Dr. Mercola on November 16, 2019 at 06:00

    Your poop says a lot about your overall health. In fact, it’s a direct reflection of your gut, which contains a complex microbial ecosystem. It exerts such a strong influence over your body it is frequently referred to as the “second brain.” There is a strong connection between your gut health and mental health, affecting your subconscious thought and immune system. Health conditions associated with your gut microbiome include obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome and […]

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