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      Mercury-Free Dentists — Pioneers and Catalysts for 21st Century Health Care

      By Dr. Mercola We finish up this, our fifth, Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, with a documentary by Elizabeth Hong and Daniel Montoya. “Mercury Undercover” exposes the very real dangers of mercury toxicity, and its connection to amalgam fillings. Amalgam, also called “silver fillings,” is in fact a massive consumer fraud. By...
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      12 Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer

      By Dr. Mercola Each year, American households throw away $640 worth of food apiece, typically because they buy too much or fail to eat the leftovers.1 The survey, conducted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), revealed that three-quarters of Americans throw away food once a month while half do so...
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      20 Health Benefits of Thyme Oil

      By Dr. Mercola Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. One such oil is thyme oil, which is derived from steam distillation of fresh thyme flowers and leaves. Thyme, a member of the mint family, has...
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      Will New 2015 Dietary Guidelines Reverse Four Decades of Foolish Fat Phobia?

      By Dr. Mercola Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) convene a 15-member panel to update the nation’s dietary guidelines. The panel’s mission is to identify foods and beverages that help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent...
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      Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health

      By Dr. Mercola Most everyone, including many conventional physicians, have begun to appreciate the importance and value of vitamin D. Few, however, recognize the importance of vitamin K2, which is nearly as important as vitamin D. Dr. Dennis Goodman,1 who was born in South Africa and trained at the University...
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      More Evidence That a High-Fiber Diet Can Curb Type 2 Diabetes

      By Dr. Mercola In the US, nearly 80 million people, or one in four has some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. One in two people with diabetes do not know they have it,1 which increases the odds of developing complications, which can be deadly. Leading a healthy lifestyle is one...
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      Statin Use Inhibits Vitamin K2

      By Dr. Mercola One in four Americans aged 45 and over take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, despite the fact that the risks are very high, and “high” cholesterol is not always the enemy it’s made out to be. Statin drugs are effective in that they do lower cholesterol, but falling cholesterol...
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      Solving Carbon Displacement by 2030

      By Dr. Mercola Carbon erosion from the land and into the water and air are creating a very unstable environment. Removing the renewable grasslands and forests that can not only sustain but also regenerate our soils and solidify this fragile carbon balance is a major part of the problem. This...
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      Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050

      By Dr. Mercola Three problems with the US food supply that is making food a source of disease rather than optimal health include: the way our food is raised; the way it’s processed; and the routine use of hazardous drugs and chemicals. The United States is one of the few...
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      Top 10 Articles of 2014

      By Dr. Mercola Another year has passed and, for the 10th year in a row, Mercola.com remains the most visited natural health site on the Web. Ever since the inception of Mercola.com, I and my team have been committed to correcting the misinformation and deception of traditional conflicted media and...
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      US Soda Makers Pledge 20 Percent Calorie Cut by 2025

      By Dr. Mercola The soda industry is a $75-billion market,1 an industry that reached its greatest heights in the US during the 1980s and 1990s, when Coca-Cola began pushing larger drink sizes and “upsizing.” Fountain drink sizes grew more than 50 percent by 1990, and in 1994, the 20-ounce plastic...
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      Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Bone Health

      By Dr. Mercola Studies from the US Framingham trial show nearly two-fifths of the US population may have suboptimal blood levels of vitamin B12.1 And the criteria they use to make this assessment is 6-700 pg/ml, so it may be the majority of people who are vitamin B12 deficient. This...