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      “Money and Medicine” Medical Waste and Overtreatment

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      By Dr. Mercola America spends more per capita on health care than any other developed nation, yet health outcomes are among the worst. Despite sizeable health care expenditures, Americans are among the sickest citizens of the developed world, ranking only 50th worldwide for life expectancy. Americans also rank near the...
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      Stress in America Caused by Money

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      By Dr. Mercola The American Psychological Association (APA) has released its latest “Stress in America” report, with some good news to report. Overall, average stress levels in the US are trending downward. On a 10-point scale, with 1 being “little or no stress” and 10 being “a great deal of...
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      Taxpayer Money Helps Pay for Monsanto Devastation

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      By Dr. Mercola Earlier this month, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a $3.2-million campaign to save “beleaguered” Monarch butterflies.1 As recently as 1996, there were close to 1 billion monarchs across the US. Today, their numbers have dwindled by 90 percent. The crux of their campaign is...
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      Most Evil Company Loses Court Battle in Money-Laundering Scheme

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      By Dr. Mercola During last year’s I-522 ballot campaign to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Washington State, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) came up with a devious, and illegal, money-laundering scheme to protect the identity of members who donated funds to the opposing campaign. You might remember that several...
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      How Much Money do Doctors Make From Flu Shots?

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      What would readers think if I provided an admission in writing from a medical doctor as to a reason why the medical profession should consider administering flu vaccines? One MD, who also is a speaker for Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Pasteur – all vaccine makers, says: “Giving influenza vaccine is...
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      FDA Wants More Money, Claims They Are a "Bargain"

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      By Dr. Mercola The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to increase their budget by $821 million next year, which would make their proposed 2014 budget a hefty $4.7 billion. The additional money would help the FDA improve food safety, monitor imports and create measures to protect against...
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      Anthem Blue Cross shelves insurance rate hike – The Money Times

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      Anthem Blue Cross shelves insurance rate hike The Money Times Though the experts will be reviewing the rates proposed by the insurance firm, Anthem believes that the hike is justified. After widespread criticism against the health insurer Anthem Blue Cross for … Anthem to delay insurance rate hike amid criticismThe...
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      More Money, Less Risk of Stroke?

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      Well, an interesting link between the more financially affluent and secure amongst us and a lesser risk of stroke, the many times diabling and deadly occurrence where a vessel breaks in the brain and oxygen is temporarily cut off.  I’m not really sure how exactly this link was determined, and...
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      12 Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer

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      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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      Your Rights Removed For Monsanto's Benefit

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      By Dr. Mercola Should genetically engineered (GE) foods be labeled? Yes. In this article, I will lead you through the many why’s of this argument. As you may have heard, HR 1599,1 incorrectly named “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”2,3,4 introduced by Rep. Pompeo with guidance from the Grocery...
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      Chicken Farmers Gagged and Swindled by Giant Poultry Processors

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      By Dr. Mercola If you pick up a package of chicken breasts from your supermarket, it gives no clues to the controversies and political unrest facing the farmers that raised those chickens. Nor does it hint at the unethical, inhumane, and often unsanitary conditions that have become commonplace in “modern”...
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      10 Surprising Ways You Are Making Your Vegetables Less Nutritious

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      By Dr. Mercola Modern-day diets are often lacking in nutrition, in large part because food choices are not optimal. About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is for processed foods, which may be fortified with nutrients out of necessity but lack the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants...
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      How Conflicts of Interest Have Corrupted the CDC

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      By Dr. Mercola Conflicts of interest have become more the rule than the occasional exception. Even the trusted US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) receives heavy funding from industry. How this conflict of interest may have affected the organization’s decisions is the topic of an article1 in the...
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      CAFO Birds Die, Backyard Birds Thrive

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      By Dr. Mercola Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are breeding grounds for disease. Currently, we’re in the midst of the largest outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in US history. The flu has been making the rounds at commercial poultry farms since December, and to date, more than 38...
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      30 Healthiest Foods of All Time

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      By Dr. Mercola In a survey of at-home spending patterns on food among US households, the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture revealed Americans are throwing a lot of their food budgets toward very unhealthy foods. The average US household spent most of their food budget...
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      Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More

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      By Dr. Mercola Many drugs are developed not because there’s a great medical need, but rather because there’s big money to be made from them. In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy,...
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      US Government Rolls Out Mandatory Adult Vaccination and Tracking Program

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      By Dr. Mercola This month, federal health officials are rolling out a national adult immunization plan that contains a new Mandatory Adult Vaccination1,2 and Electronic Tracking Program. The government is urging Americans to fulfill their obligation to support and comply with the anti-choice requirement to relinquish responsibility for personal health...
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      New Guidelines for Pesticides in Produce

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      By Dr. Mercola Eighty-five percent of Americans are concerned about pesticides in produce,1 and rightly so. The US uses about 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides each year,2 and it’s not uncommon for your apple or strawberries to contain two different pesticides… or more. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) insists...
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      How Vaccine Adjuvants Affect Your Brain

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      By Dr. Mercola Vaccine safety is certainly a highly controversial topic this year, and in this interview, Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic helps shed light on an important aspect of this discussion, which is how vaccine adjuvants can affect your brain. Dr. Tomljenovic is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British...
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      Could You Eat on $3.37 a Day?

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      By Dr. Mercola While food assistance varies from state to state, a typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the official name for food stamps, will have about $3.37 per person, per day, with which to buy food.1 Many families run out of food stamps after the first...
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      Updates on Ebola and Ozone Therapy

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      By Dr. Mercola The most tweeted term in 2014 was “Ebola,” a highly infectious and lethal disease that’s been rapidly spreading in West Africa. In October, I interviewed Dr. Robert Rowen, a leading expert on oxidative therapy, about an inexpensive and very safe treatment for this devastating disease. At the...
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      Salmon Supreme Recipe

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      Ideally, you would receive all the omega-3s you need from fish, but the vast majority of the world’s fish supply is heavily contaminated with PCBs, mercury, agricultural toxins, and radioactive poisons. This is why I don’t recommend getting omega-3s from fish. I do, however, have a few exceptions to this...
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      New Science Website Reveals the Truth About Sugar

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      By Dr. Mercola Low-fat recommendations have led to a dramatic increase in sugar consumption, and excess sugar is a primary dietary factor in countless chronic disease states, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. By removing fat and adding sugar, the processed food industry has created a smorgasbord of...
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      Time and Other Indicators of Healthy Eating

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      By Dr. Mercola What’s the trick to healthy eating? I’m afraid there’s no one magic ingredient, but if you view food consumption as part and parcel of a lifestyle that leads to health and well-being, a number of factors stand out that separates the proverbial wheat from the chaff. For...
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      Five of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods Available

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      By Dr. Mercola Processed foods may be convenient, but they will not necessarily save you money—especially not if you count the cost of added healthcare expenses down the road when poor diet starts catching up with you. In terms of long-term disease-prevention, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is...
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      How the FDA Deceives You About Mercury Amalgams

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      By Dr. Mercola Today, we launch the fourth Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. We set aside an entire week dedicated to ending the use of dental amalgam — a primitive, pre-Civil War, pollutant that leads to cracked teeth — for three reasons: The new Minamata Convention on Mercury is the game-changer for...
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      How Home Gardeners Can Change the Local Food System

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      By Dr. Mercola According to a survey by Gardeners’ World magazine,1 80 percent of gardeners reported being happy and satisfied with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners. This feeling of well being can have other more-far reaching implications for your physical health as well. According to research from...
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      Reinventing Our Food System, One Small Farm at a Time

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      By Dr. Mercola As a physician, it’s very obvious to me that the food we eat plays a major role in our health. As a result, the health of the general population can give us a pretty accurate picture of the nutritional status of our food. About 90 percent of...
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      6 Food Industry Tricks You Don’t Know About

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      By Dr. Mercola If you shop in a typical US supermarket or big-box store, there may be more to your food purchases than meets the eye. Even the simplest of foods – apples, oranges, and chicken, for example – are commonly altered, treated with chemicals, or even injected with artificial...
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      Home Energy Makeover

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      Green Living Home Energy Makeover courtesy of Shutterstock Reducing your heating and energy bills doesn’t have to involve major home renovations. You can easily seal air and water leaks and make your appliances more efficient with a few quick do-it-yourself fixes—whether you rent an apartment or own a home. Start...
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      Drug Companies have Grown Fat off of Government Contracts for Prisoners

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      You will be shocked at the amount of money political campaigns receive from the pharmaceutical industry. As such, more and more money is being spent on drugs for prisoners. Is Big Pharma reaping the rewards of their Election Day investments? Contracts for inmate drugs increased from 3 to 4721 under...
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      Non-Toxic Skin Toner Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

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      A toner is an extremely beneficial addition to your skincare routine, but there’s no need to spend your hard earned money on a bunch of frosty glass bottles and watered down alcohol solutions. Most toners on the market use alcohol or witch hazel as their main ingredient, but the best...
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      How Redefining Success Can Help You Create a Life of Well-Being

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      By Dr. Mercola Do you often feel stressed or overburdened? Does your life feel like it’s too jam-packed with to-dos and not enough purpose? How would you like to thrive, be successful, and create a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder? To help you do just that, Arianna Huffington, wrote...
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      FDA Asked Big Pharma to Self-Police on Dangerous Chemicals

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      Phthalates are synthetic chemicals used in plastics, lubricants, insect repellants, nail polish, perfumes, and, yes, even in prescription drugs. Phthalates have a number of well known health risks and it’s been well established that patients who take drugs containing phthalates absorb that chemical into their body. In 2012, the FDA...
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      America: First In Health Care Spending, Last In Life Expectancy

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      With the amount of money spent on health care, you would think that the U.S. should be, at least, one of the top ten countries for life expectancy. You would think wrong. Americans spend over 18% of our gross national product on health care. While we make up 5% of...
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      No Rest for Psycho-Pharma Until Every American is Drugged

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      With nearly 79 million Americans currently taking at least one mind-altering psychiatric drug, it boggles the mind that a May 13, 2014 USA Today article titled, “The cost of not caring: Nowhere to go,” would argue that the nation is somehow suffering from a lack of mental health treatment. According...
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      Cool Your Home Naturally

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      Green Living We’re all trying to live greener lives, but some steps, like giving up air conditioning, can seem daunting. If you break a sweat just thinking about turning off your AC, take heart: We’ve found some surprisingly simple all–natural methods to cool your home. You can remove heat buildup...
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      Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids

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      By Dr. Mercola There is big money to be made in prescribing medications to kids – especially when those medications are intended to be taken for life, as many psychotropic drugs are. These drugs, which include stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, carry the risk of serious side effects, including, ironically,...

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