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  • How to Increase Metabolic Autophagy and Why You Should
    by Dr. Mercola on September 15, 2019 at 05:00

    Siim Land,1 a sociocultural anthropologist, entrepreneur and high-performance coach, is also the author of an excellent book, “Metabolic Autophagy: Practice Intermittent Fasting and Resistance Training to Build Muscle and Promote Longevity (Metabolic Autophagy Diet Book 1).” I met Land at Dave Asprey’s 2019 Upgrade Labs’ event, formally known as the Bulletproof Conference, and was impressed with his depth of knowledge. “Metabolic Autophagy” is a marvelous companion book to “Fat for […]

  • Easy and healthy fruit pizza recipe
    by none on September 15, 2019 at 05:00

    Do you love hosting backyard parties during summer? If so, this easy and healthy fruit pizza recipe should pique your interest. It’s a refreshing summer snack (or dessert) that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, and it makes use of the best produce this season has to offer. This fruit pizza is a better alternative to snacks containing sugars and other additives, or conventional pizzas loaded with unhealthy toppings and oozing with grease. It also allows you to save time […]

  • What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health
    by Dr. Mercola on September 15, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents Thyroid Gland: Understanding How It Works Hypothyroidism: The Sluggish Thyroid Syndrome How to Know if You Have Hypothyroidism How About If You Have a Hyperactive Thyroid? Diagnosing Possible Thyroid Issues Are Your at Risk of Thyroid Cancer? 4 Things That Affect Your Thyroid Health Iodine: Your Best Weapon Against Thyroid Problems How to Increase Your Iodine Levels Naturally Simple Steps That You Can Do to Improve Your Thyroid Health Your […]

  • Organic Psyllium Husk’s Many Health Benefits
    by none on September 14, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents What Is Psyllium Husk? Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk Uses of Psyllium Husk Studies on Psyllium Husk Does Psyllium Husk Have Side Effects? Psyllium Supplements Can Interact With Certain Medicines Here Are Possible Alternatives to Psyllium Husk Powder Psyllium Husk’s Potential Is Unparalleled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Psyllium Husk Psyllium husk comes from the Plantago ovata plant, which is home to nearly 15,000 tiny seeds.1 This […]

  • Documentary — Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat to Grow Oranges in Snow
    by Dr. Mercola on September 14, 2019 at 05:00

    Genetically modified seeds, the weed killer Roundup (glyphosate), and other dangerous agro chemicals and pesticides have hijacked our food system. This chemically-based method of industrial agriculture has irrevocably damaged the soil. It kills the microorganisms that provide the nutrients needed for plant growth and nutrition, depleting the soil minerals that enrich our food. Because of soil depletion, fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and […]

  • Graphene to Fight Mosquitoes — What Are the Risks?
    by Dr. Mercola on September 14, 2019 at 05:00

    Blood-sucking insects like mosquitoes are among the most dangerous disease transmitters in the world. Vector-borne diseases, which include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and others, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide each year, accounting for more than 17% of all infectious disease globally.1 According to the World Health Organization, malaria alone, which is transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, kills 400,000 people annually, most of them children under 5.2 In the U.S., […]

  • The Link Between Fast Food and Teenage Depression
    by Dr. Mercola on September 12, 2019 at 05:00

    In the U.S., an estimated 3.2 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 suffer from depression, defined as having at least one major depressive episode in a year. This accounts for 13.3% of adolescents, who experience a period of at least two weeks with a depressed mood, loss of interest in daily activities and other symptoms, such as problems with sleep, appetite, energy, concentration or feelings of self-worth.1 Depression among adolescents is on the rise, increasing by 30% in […]

  • What Is Garam Masala and How Can You Use It?
    by none on September 12, 2019 at 05:00

    Table of Contents What Is Garam Masala? 4 Spices in Garam Masala and Their Health Benefits Garam Masala Uses How to Make Garam Masala Spice: Recipes You Can Make at Home Garam Masala Spice Recipes You Can Try How to Store Garam Masala Garam Masala Substitutes Garam Masala Frequently Asked Questions Sometimes dubbed “the magic spice,” garam masala is actually a blend of spices mixed into one.1 There is no one way to prepare this spice; it varies from […]

  • Do You Have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?
    by Dr. Mercola on September 12, 2019 at 05:00

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common forms of peripheral vertigo, meaning it stems from a problem in your inner ear, and not your brain,1,2 BPPV refers to a condition in which calcium carbonate crystal deposits in the labyrinth of your inner ear become dislodged and end up in your ear canal. While your outer ear canal, eardrum and middle ear are involved in the transmission and interpretation of sound, your inner ear is not directly involved in […]

  • Statins Shown to Extend Life by Mere Days
    by Dr. Mercola on September 11, 2019 at 05:00

    Researchers have repeatedly failed to find evidence that high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that higher cholesterol may actually be healthier than lower levels. As I’ve discussed in many previous articles, three (to some degree interrelated) factors that have a far greater influence on your cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk are: Insulin resistance1 Chronic inflammation2 High iron3 Elevated iron levels […]

  • Vaping Lung Injury Cases Rise to Nearly 300
    by Dr. Mercola on September 11, 2019 at 05:00

    The dangers associated with vaping have grown over the years as researchers identify more and more toxins that are inhaled with each puff.1 This affects both users and bystanders. Although the industry advertises vaping as a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes, the industry standard for “safer” is likely not safe. Compared to combustible cigarettes with thousands of chemicals, 70 of which are known carcinogens,2 vaping may seem safer since the product contains fewer […]

  • Why You See 9 Pharmaceutical Ads a Day
    by Dr. Mercola on September 11, 2019 at 05:00

    The U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise on TV or radio.1 Although the FDA had always allowed advertising, they also required that a long list of side effects be published at the same time. This was possible in newspaper advertising with small print, but in a 30-second TV ad it couldn’t be done. It was during a speech at the American Advertising Federation conference when then FDA commissioner Arthur Hayes talked about drug […]

  • The Opioid Crisis — A Case of Mass Homicide?
    by Dr. Mercola on September 10, 2019 at 05:00

    The inappropriate treatment approach to back pain is a driving force behind the opioid epidemic, Dave Chase, co-founder of Health Rosetta, reports,1 citing the 2018 JAMA Network Open paper,2 “Opioid Prescribing for Low Back Pain: What Is the Role of Payers?” One of the reasons for this is the sheer prevalence of back pain. Statistics3 suggest 8 in 10 American adults will be affected by it at some point in their life. “It’s also a microcosm of all the […]

  • This 1950s Video Demonstrates Where Best Food Comes From
    by Dr. Mercola on September 10, 2019 at 05:00

    “Where would we be without grass?” It’s a question posed in the video above, titled “Grass: The Big Story,” and released by the USDA circa 1950. Grass farming is emerging as necessary to rejuvenate the soil, produce high-quality food and remedy many of the environmental problems caused by industrial agriculture, but while it’s sometimes viewed as a trendy movement, its benefits have been known for decades. It’s a prime example of “what’s old is new again,” in that raising cows on pasture […]

  • Little Timmy vs. Google Spies
    by Dr. Mercola on September 10, 2019 at 05:00

    Children are spending an alarming amount of time watching media on various screens and devices, but among them, Google-owned YouTube is emerging as one of the biggest threats to their well-being. In fact, Google must pay a record $170 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general, which claim YouTube collected children’s personal information without parents’ consent. Broken down, Google will pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 […]

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