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      Urban Permaculture Maximizes Garden Productivity

      By Dr. Mercola Modern industrial farming, deforestation, overfishing, and other unsustainable practices are exhausting Earth’s natural resources at an alarming rate. More than a billion people have no access to safe drinking water, while 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is going to agriculture.1 Our soil is depleting 13...
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      Merck Continues Promoting Zilmax, Despite Cattle Losing Their Hooves

      By Dr. Mercola While the beta-agonist drug Zilmax (Zilpaterol) has been used to promote muscle growth in American-grown cattle since 2007, news of the dramatic adverse effects of this drug didn’t hit mainstream news—and hence public consciousness—until late last year.1 In early August, 2013, Tyson Food Inc issued a statement...
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      Recall of Dietary Supplement Libimax

      Nature & Health Co., located in Brea, California, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s supplement product sold under the name Libimax. The Company has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Libimax samples...
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      The Many Medicinal Properties of Food

      By Dr. Mercola Your lifestyle can be generally healing and supportive of good health, or the root of disease. Exercise, for example, has been shown to be as effective as modern drugs for heart disease and diabetes. Likewise, food has tremendous healing potential, and can rightfully be viewed and approached...
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      Summertime Avocado Bruschetta Recipe

      A signature Italian antipasto, or appetizer, bruschetta is traditionally made using grilled slices of bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil and salt. There are countless variations of bruschetta involving different combinations of tomatoes, cured meats, vegetables, cheeses, and herbs and spices. If you’re on the lookout for a...
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      How OxyContin Became the Most Dangerous and Hottest Selling Narcotic in History

      By Dr. Mercola Narcotic painkillers have become a serious problem due to their abuse potential and adverse health effects. But one narcotic stands out above the rest for its meteoric rise in popularity—followed by an equally impressive dive into disfavor. OxyContin is a narcotic drug, manufactured by Purdue Pharma, and...
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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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      A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch

      By Dr. Mercola Zachary Maxell was not your ordinary fourth grader. Zachary became disenchanted with the school lunches at his large public elementary school in New York City. Every morning, he read the mouth-watering descriptions on the city’s online lunch menu to see what delectable cuisine was to be served...
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      Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack

      By Dr. Mercola Are you among the 20 million1 Americans taking an acid inhibiting drug to treat your heartburn? Please be aware that for most, the risks far outweigh the benefits as there are plenty of alternative effective strategies to eliminate heartburn without serious side effects. Previous research2,3,4,5,6,7 clearly shows...
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      Apple Energy Soup

      By Dr. Mercola Soup can be a great tool for losing weight, so if you are on the lookout for recipes that can help you get rid of that extra flab, you may want to try this apple soup recipe. Note that this is not your typical soup recipe, and...
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      Want Better Bowel Movements? Squat, Don’t Sit!

      By Dr. Mercola Bowel movements are probably low on most people’s list of topics they like to discuss, but it’s an important one nonetheless. Not only can your poop tell you a lot about your health, how you go can have a significant impact too. Your position can affect the...
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      "Very High Levels of Arsenic" in Top-Selling Wines

      By Dr. Mercola If you drink alcoholic beverages on occasion, wine could arguably be described as one of the “healthier” options. Red wine, in particular, is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, including resveratrol. Resveratrol’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties have been well-established by science, and its benefits are thought to...