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      Coffee and Tea for Health

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      By Dr. Mercola If you’re thirsty, pure water is always a good bet for a healthy beverage. But if you’re looking for a beverage to sip and savor while you start your day, take a work break, or relax in the evening, water doesn’t always hit the spot. Fortunately, while...
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      Another Perk for Drinking Coffee

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      By Dr. Mercola Nearly 60 percent of Americans drink coffee, and for many the habit is a daily one.1 Coffee drinking has long been viewed as more of a vice or a crutch to get a quick energy boost to power through the day, but this view is now changing...
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      Is Almond Milk a Rip Off?

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      By Dr. Mercola There are many reasons to snack on whole, raw almonds. They’re an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants, for starters, and almond skins even contain beneficial phenols, flavonoids. and phenolic acids, which are typically associated with vegetables and fruits. Drinking almond milk may therefore seem...
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      More Consensus on the Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee

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      By Dr. Mercola For the first time, a government advisory committee included a mention of caffeine in its recommendations for the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Rather than suggesting it be eliminated, however, the report said Americans could safely consume up to five cups of coffee a day,...
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      Can a Pill Offer the Same Benefits as Broccoli?

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      By Dr. Mercola One of broccoli’s claims to fame is sulforaphane, an organic sulfur compound found in cruciferous vegetables, including not only broccoli but also Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, and arugula. Broccoli sprouts are actually the richest source. Sulforaphane has been shown to have antimicrobial properties, and it also...
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      Driving GMOs and Monsanto’s Roundup off the Market

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      By Ronnie Cummins Since genetically engineered (GE) crops, foods, and animal drugs were brazenly forced onto the market in 1994 by Monsanto and the FDA, with neither pre-market safety testing nor labels required, consumers and small farmers worldwide have mobilized to ban, label, or boycott these controversial “Frankenfoods.” With mounting...
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      Grass-Fed Products Taking Off – Simple Solutions for Many Problems

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      By Dr. Mercola Grass-fed beef accounts for just 0.5 percent of all retail beef sold, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association…1 but it’s a growing niche. White Oak Pastures, the largest organic farm in Georgia, produces about 8,000 pounds of grass-fed ground beef daily. Grass-fed beef is just one...
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      Regular Coffee Drinkers Have Cleaner Arteries

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      By Dr. Mercola Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, with more daily devotees than even soda. According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), 61 percent of Americans drink coffee daily (compared to 41 percent for soda).1 Personally, I almost never drink coffee. I don’t like the...
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      Killing Off the Monarchs

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      By Dr. Mercola The Monarch butterfly population in North America is in serious trouble. Their numbers are shrinking at a staggering rate because so much of their habitat, the milkweed plant, has been destroyed by destruction of grasslands for the purpose of growing pesticide resistant corn and soy. Milkweeds are...
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      Advances in Understanding of Depression Offers New Hope

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      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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      Fat Beneath Skin May Ward Off Infections

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      By Dr. Mercola When you get a cut or a scratch, what keeps invading bacteria from making you sick? Specialized immune-system cells called neutrophils and monocytes ultimately arrive at the scene, gobbling up pathogens. In the meantime, in order to keep disease-causing microbes from multiplying out of control, other cell...
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      Can Coffee Keep Your Ears from Ringing?

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      By Dr. Mercola I personally don’t drink coffee as I don’t like the taste and have only used a few cups in my life to treat jet lag. However, there are ways to include coffee in a healthy lifestyle, provided you’re not using it as a crutch to mask symptoms...
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