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  • Cancer and the New Biology of Water
    by Dr. Mercola on October 13, 2019 at 05:00

    Dr. Thomas Cowan is a practicing physician, founding board member and vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I’ve previously interviewed Cowan on a number of different topics, including the link between vaccines and autoimmune disease, the use of low-dose naltrexone for autoimmune disease and novel treatments for heart disease. Here, we discuss his latest book, “Cancer and the New Biology of Water.” “I wrote a series of three books. The first one on the heart, the […]

  • Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Worth the Wait
    by Dr. Mercola on October 13, 2019 at 05:00

    By Dr. Mercola Many people, especially those who follow busy schedules, prefer preparing and eating their meals as quickly as they can. But did you know that there’s an advantage — and a whole lot of flavor — when you cook your food slowly? One way to do this is to use a slow cooker. There’s a lot you can do with a slow cooker, and there are numerous recipes out there that can help put this handy cooking equipment to good use. If you’ve got the time and […]

  • Heart of the Matter Documentary
    by Dr. Mercola on October 12, 2019 at 05:00

    Contrary to the saturated fat/cholesterol theory, the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are actually insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and the chronic inflammation associated with these conditions. The damage to interior layers of arteries that invites cholesterol-rich plaque buildup can also be induced by elevated blood sugar, smoking, stress and high blood pressure. A two-part documentary called “Heart of the Matter,” which ran on the Australian […]

  • Can Wasabi Break Your Heart?
    by Dr. Mercola on October 12, 2019 at 05:00

    Wasabi, the popular Japanese condiment served alongside sushi, has an intense, spicy heat that can easily make your eyes water if you eat too much at once. So, imagine the surprise one woman felt when she consumed an entire spoonful at once, after confusing it with avocado. The woman, a 60-year-old living in Israel, experienced sudden pressure in her chest, which eventually subsided, but when she was still feeling unwell the next day, she went to the emergency room.1 In a case report […]

  • Air Pollution Now Strongly Linked to Mental Illness
    by Dr. Mercola on October 11, 2019 at 05:00

    Worldwide, 93% of children live in areas with air pollution at levels above World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.1 Further, more than 1 in 4 deaths among children under 5 years is related to environmental risks, including air pollution. When most people think about health risks linked to polluted air, respiratory issues come to mind and, indeed, in 2016 ambient (outside) and household air pollution contributed to respiratory tract infections that led to 543,000 deaths in children […]

  • Major Junk Food Company Collapses
    by Dr. Mercola on October 11, 2019 at 05:00

    Since 2012, the millions who want transparency in their food products have been fighting the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association of America (GMA), the brazen trade and lobbying group for junk food makers. Representing major processed food giants like Coke and General Mills, as well as biotech and GMO seed companies like Monsanto, the GMA has probably done more to harm the nation’s collective health than any other single lobbying group. Now, there is good news about this […]

  • Do Plant-Based Meals Risk Brain and Nutrient Deficiencies?
    by Dr. Mercola on October 10, 2019 at 05:00

    Many health organizations recommend plant-based diets as good for people and the planet, and it’s true that most could benefit greatly from adding more vegetables to their diets. However, there are risks involved when you move from eating a diet rich in plant foods to one that is strictly plant based. Nutrient deficiencies not only are possible with a strict plant-based diet but probable, depending on your diet, with choline being among them. Choline, a B vitamin known for its role […]

  • How Gait Analysis Can Be Used to Diagnose Dementia Type
    by Dr. Mercola on October 10, 2019 at 05:00

    Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, currently affecting an estimated 5.8 million Americans.1 Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia, eventually leads to the inability to carry out even the most basic of bodily functions, including walking. Now, researchers claim they’ve discovered that gait analysis can in fact be used as a quick way to identify the type of dementia an individual has.2,3,4 […]

  • Water Poisoning Alerts Hidden From Public
    by Dr. Mercola on October 9, 2019 at 05:00

    Each year, red flags over toxic drinking water are raised across the U.S., with reasons varying from location to location. One major problem is aging water pipes, which have become an increasingly common source of toxic exposure.1 In a 2013 report,2 the American Society for Civil Engineers warned that most of the drinking water infrastructure across the nation is “nearing the end of its useful life,” yet little has been done to address our crumbling infrastructure in the years since. […]

  • JUUL E-Cigs Going Up in Smoke
    by Dr. Mercola on October 9, 2019 at 05:00

    Just over five years ago I began warning of the dangerous effects of vaping on human health. In response to the current overwhelming evidence this practice is damaging children and adults, CBS, WarnerMedia and Viacom dropped all advertising for vaping.1 They named the growing number of teenagers using products designed for adults and the rising number suffering lung damage linked to vaping as the reason for pulling the ads. JUUL has now suspended their advertising in the U.S. for digital, […]

  • Deliberate Release of Genetically Engineered Insects
    by Dr. Mercola on October 8, 2019 at 05:00

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a research agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, is funding research into the use of insects as vectors for viral dispersal. The program, dubbed “Insect Allies,” has received $27 million in funding so far toward the development of genetically engineered (GE) viruses capable of gene editing crops in the field.1 While the program is being hailed as a way to release crop-protecting insects that could save agricultural […]

  • Moral Implications of Aborted Fetuses in Vaccine Production
    by Dr. Mercola on October 8, 2019 at 05:00

    One commonly cited reason for claiming a religious vaccine exemption has to do with the fact that some vaccines are made using aborted fetal cell lines. As reported in an April 26, 2019, article in Christianity Today:1 “For certain Christians, the decision of whether to vaccinate comes down to the origins of the vaccines themselves. Some pro-life parents cite a moral disgust and a deep lament over the use of 58-year-old aborted fetal cell lines in development for several […]

  • Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Disappeared
    by Dr. Mercola on October 8, 2019 at 05:00

    North American birds are in peril with 29% of U.S. and Canadian bird populations having been lost since 1970. In a finding researchers called “staggering,”1 ornithologists analyzed decades of data from multiple and independent monitoring networks to estimate bird populations.2 A net loss of 2.9 billion birds occurred over the last 48 years,3 including not only rare species but also common birds at backyard feeders, such as sparrows, warblers, finches and blackbirds.4 Nineteen common bird […]

  • Does Coffee Dehydrate You?
    by Dr. Mercola on October 7, 2019 at 05:00

    While no one knows exactly when coffee was discovered, the National Coffee Association reports there are many legends surrounding its origin. The story repeated most frequently1 is of a goat herder who discovered the potential of the beans when he noticed the behavior of his goats after they ate the berries.2 From this humble beginning grew an enormous industry. According to data gathered by World Atlas3 the top three coffee consuming countries starts with Finland, where citizens drink 12 […]

  • Weekly Health Quiz: Diarrhea, Exercise and Depression
    by Dr. Mercola on October 7, 2019 at 05:00

    1 Which of the following is a risk factor for chronic diarrhea? Anorexia Sedentary lifestyle Obesity A link has been found between bowel movements and obesity; 8.5% of obese and 11.5% of severely obese individuals reported chronic diarrhea, compared to 4.5% of those with normal weight. Learn more. Fermented foods 2 Phosphate fertilizer may contribute to the toxic contamination of our food supply because: Excess phosphorous in your diet can cause cancer Excess phosphorous […]

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