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      New Scientific Analysis Confirms Saturated Fats Have No Link to Heart Disease

      By Dr. Mercola In February the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted its 2015 Scientific Report1,2,3 to the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). This report serves as the foundation for the development of US dietary guidelines. In a surprise twist, the DGAC not only...
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      New Studies Confirm Soda-Diabetes Link

      By Dr. Mercola Soda and other sweetened beverages have no redeeming nutritional value, and ditching them from your diet can go a long way toward improving your health. One 20-ounce bottle of cola contains the equivalent of about 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup...
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      Booming New Cannabis Industry Faces an Abundance of Hurdles

      By Dr. Mercola On July 1, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In Colorado, recreational pot has been legal since 2012 and medical marijuana since 2001. About half the states in the country now permit the use of medical marijuana. With state laws changing...
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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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      New Evidence of Harm from Fluoridation

      By Stuart CooperCampaign Manager, Fluoride Action Network (FAN) Just when you thought the evidence against fluoridation couldn’t get any more damning, several new studies and reviews have been published so far in just the past five months that ought to condemn fluoridation to the history books once and for all.   The...
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      Completely New Models of Dementia Care Are Emerging Across the Globe

      By Dr. Mercola The documentary special “Dementia—The Unspooling Mind” explores innovative models of care for dementia sufferers in Thailand and the Netherlands. These unique residential complexes are the result of out-of-the-box thinking on how to keep this vulnerable population safe and relatively happy for the remainder of their days. Dementia...
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      New Guidelines for Pesticides in Produce

      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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      New US Guidelines Will Lift Limits on Dietary Cholesterol

      By Dr. Mercola Many Americans are still under the false impression that eating cholesterol-rich foods will cause your cholesterol levels to skyrocket and increase your risk of heart disease. Many also avoid healthy animal foods like butter, grass-fed beef, and eggs because the cholesterol they contain has been vilified by...
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      New Dietary Guidelines Reverse Flawed Recommendations on Cholesterol

      By Dr. Mercola For the past half century, cholesterol has been touted as a grave health hazard, and dietary fat and cholesterol have been portrayed as being among the “deadliest” foods you could possibly eat. This may finally change, as limitations for cholesterol will likely be removed from the 2015...
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      Is Bone Broth the New Super Food?

      By Dr. Mercola If you happen to be in New York City, you can stop by Brodo, a trendy new to-go restaurant devoted to selling broth.1 One cup will set you back about $8… or you can make a gallon (that’s 16 cups) of this healing staple food right in...
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      Advances in Understanding of Depression Offers New Hope

      By Dr. Mercola Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed type of medication in the US,2 hinting at the severity of the problem. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not likely caused by unbalanced brain chemicals; however there...
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      7 Psychological Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

      By Dr. Mercola If you made a New Year’s resolution, the odds that you’ll achieve it are not in your favor. While about 45 percent of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution, only 8 percent are successful in achieving their goal.1 This dismal success rate may come down to...
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      New Science Website Reveals the Truth About Sugar

      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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      New, More Toxic Breed of Crops Gain Approval

      By Dr. Mercola Two major categories of genetically engineered (GE) seeds currently account for 99 percent of all acreage dedicated to GE crops in the US: Those engineered to withstand high amounts of herbicide, such as Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready varieties Those engineered to produce their own internal insecticide (so-called Bt crops)...
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      Good News: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo Diet Hits the Mainstream

      By Dr. Mercola My book, The No Grain Diet, was published in 2003 and my clinical recommendation included eliminating gluten as a first line intervention before I would fine tune a patient’s diet. It’s taken well over a decade, but the Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo (GFLCP), which is essentially the same...
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      New Analysis Concludes Organic Food Really Is Healthier

      This is a Flash-based audio and may not be playable on mobile devices. By Dr. Mercola Are organic foods healthier, and therefore worth the extra expense? The scientific debate over this issue has raged on for many years now. I believe the answer is clear-cut, at least if you believe...
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      New Science Destroys the Saturated Fat Myth

      By Dr. Mercola The nutritional myth that saturated fat is bad for you continues to fall apart as a steady stream of new books and studies on this topic hit the media. The latest work to challenge the old dogma is a book called The Big Fat Surprise by journalist...
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      Study: Fasting Regenerates New Immune System after Chemotherapy

      “If you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.” “We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system,” said corresponding author Valter Longo.
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      Bad News About Pesticides

      By Dr. Mercola More than one billion pounds of pesticides are used in the US each year, an amount that has quintupled since 1945. This includes 20,000 products made from varying formulations of more than 1,000 chemicals, sprayed everywhere from farm fields and gardens to playgrounds and schools.1 It should...
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      A New Autoimmunity Syndrome Linked to Aluminum In Vaccines

      While “anti-vaxxers” are being smeared in public campaigns as backward and unscientific fear-mongers, a growing body of cutting edge research is emerging from the top echelons of medical immunology to confirm what the “cranks” have been saying for years about the devastating effects of vaccine ingredients. The biggest names in...
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      New Documentary “Ingredients” Looks at the Local Food Movement

      By Dr. Mercola The American food system is nearing a state of crisis. Ingredients is a documentary that explores the failings of the industrial food model, and how the local food movement is gaining momentum as a far better alternative. The film presents a refreshing look at food from the...
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      Gut-Wrenching New Studies Reveal the Insidious Effects of Glyphosate

      By Dr. Mercola Increasing exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, may be at least partially to blame for rising rates of numerous chronic diseases in Westernized societies, according to recent research. The finding, published in Entropy,1 has ramifications for virtually every man, woman and child in...
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      What's New and Beneficial About Onions

      By Dr. Mercola If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, you would be wise to add an onion a day to that regimen. This humble vegetable is a member of the Allium genus, making it closely related to other superfoods like garlic, leeks, scallions,...
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      Who Knew Vegetable Gardens Could Be So Revolutionary?

      By Dr. Mercola In the US, backyard vegetable gardens are still viewed mostly as a hobby – an activity that you can engage in to get away from your daily grind, get your hands dirty, and spend some time in nature. But this is rapidly changing, thanks to a growing...
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      New Cholesterol Guidelines May Put 13 Million More on Statin Drugs

      Controversial revised cholesterol-treatment guidelines loosened the definition of who would qualify for statin drug treatment to prevent heart disease, greatly increasing the number of people who would be eligible for treatment. Compared with the older guidelines, the new recommendations would increase the number of US adults eligible for statin therapy...
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      New Cholesterol Guidelines May Put 13 Million More on Statin Drugs

      By Dr. Mercola Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, with one in four Americans over 45 taking them. This already inflated number is set to increase significantly, however, courtesy of controversial revised cholesterol-treatment guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the...
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      Dark Chocolate’s Health Secrets Revealed in New Studies

      Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants. However, it was thought that these molecules were poorly digested and absorbed due to their large size. New research reveals that your gut bacteria breaks down and ferments the components in dark chocolate, turning them into anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your health. Beneficial gut...
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      New Tactic in Stopping GMOs: Sue the GMO Farmer instead of Monsanto

      Ever since the introduction of genetically modified crops into the food chain, the tussle has been largely between farmers and Monsanto , which says since 1997 it has filed 145 lawsuits against farmers who’ve improperly reused its patented seeds, or on average about one lawsuit every three weeks for 16...
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      New Analysis Claims Vitamin D Supplements Are Useless — Here’s Why It’s Wrong

      By Dr. Mercola Last November, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research1 declared that vitamin supplements are probably useless when it comes to preventing heart disease and/or cancer. Their seriously flawed analysis (which, sadly, is being used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to update its recommendations...
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      What the FDA Knew (and Hid) About Antibiotics in Animal Feed

      By Dr. Mercola The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been repeatedly (and rightfully) accused of ignoring the elephant in the room when it comes to antibiotic-resistant disease, namely factory farming practices where antibiotics are routinely fed to animals to promote growth. According to the landmark “Antibiotic Resistance Threat...
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      New Farm Bill Sneaks in Dangerous Fluoride Amendment

      Capitol Hill’s most powerful special interests resorted again to underhanded tactics. The Senate just passed the $1 trillion dollar Farm Bill with a vote of 68 to 32 (the House gave its approval last Wednesday). As you may recall, the most recent version of this cumbersome bill had serious ramifications...
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      New Alzheimer’s Drugs Continue to Fail Where Coconut Oil Shines

      News here in January 2014 is reporting that two more Alzheimer drugs have failed during drug trials. Alzheimer’s Disease represents a huge market for pharmaceutical companies, as millions of people are suffering from the disease, and the rate is increasing rapidly. Many pharmaceutical companies are trying to develop Alzheimer’s drugs...