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      6 Reasons to Start Using Coconut Oil as Toothpaste

      By Dr. Mercola In a study to test coconut oil’s biocidal properties against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, the oil proved to be quite effective. The action of coconut oil was tested in its natural state and after being treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion. The...
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      The Importance of Reducing Your Toxic Burden When Planning to Start a Family

      By Dr. Mercola Microorganisms in your gastrointestinal tract form a highly intricate, living “fabric” that plays an integral part in your health, affecting everything from body weight and nutrition, to chronic diseases of all kinds. It is very susceptible to toxins, and one in particular can wreak havoc on your...
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      FDA Starts to Take Control of American Organic Farms

      Jim Crawford started New Morning Farm in Maryland many decades ago. He was young and idealistic. He had little or no money and had to start small. He believed in sustainable agriculture and wanted to produce fresh and healthy produce to sell in farmers’ markets to the urban public. He...
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      Tart Cherries Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

      If you are among the millions of Americans suffering from joint pain and arthritis, there’s good news about a favorite summer treat. According to research from Oregon Health & Science University, tart cherries help reduce the chronic inflammation that leads to pain. In fact, the Oregon researchers declared that tart...
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      Get Off Your Thyroid Medication And Start Consuming Coconut Oil

      by NATASHA LONGO Prevent Disease There are many published studies on the relationship between coconut oil, metabolism and weight loss. Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss. Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an...
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      Italy Bans Plastic Shopping Bags Starting January 1

      The government of Italy has become the first in the European Union to outlaw the use of plastic bags by all retailers, signaling a large shift in a country which uses over 20 billion bags per year (400 per person) – an amount equal to 25% of the total produced...
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      Senate starts debate on final health care piece – USA Today

      Globe and Mail Senate starts debate on final health care pieceUSA TodayOpening what may be a final chapter in the current health care debate, the Senate voted today to formally begin work on a 153-page, fix-it bill Democrats say will improve President Obama's landmark law. Hours after Obama signed the...
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      Pollution-Related Asthma May Start in the Womb

      According to new research Children born in areas with increased traffic-related pollution may be at greater risk of developing asthm due to genetic changes acquired in the womb. The study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Cincinnati (UC) is published in the journal PLoS...
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      Are Tart Cherries the New Super Fruit

      University of Michigan research on rats shows cherries lowered body fat, total weight and inflammation. Not bad for a natural remedy. New research continues to link tart cherries, one of today’s hottest “Super Fruits,” to lowering risk factors for heart disease. In addition to lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the...
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      Study: Starting Young Lifestyle can Prevent 90% of Heart Disease

      In important new research, scientists argue that protection from heart disease should start early in life. According to the researchers heart disease can be detected in children as young as 12 years old and that most of heart disease can be prevented by lifestyle. The research was led by Dr....
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      When the lunch meat starts moven, give it a flu vaccine

      Moma keep your kids away from the lunch meat. It’s still alive. Even with the convenience, besides the fact that prepackaged lunch meats are usually full of chemical preservatives, fat, salt and mysterious mysteries, here is another reason to not use prepackaged lunch meat in your kids lunches or anywhere....
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      Menstruation problems

      Im 44 years old and my last 4 periods have been very difficult and painful.  Im now having my period every 3 weeks, which is annoying, but thats not the worst bit. It startes as normal, I have an achy fulness and the blood flow is heavy for the first day....
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      Tips for Fermenting at Home

      By Dr. Mercola Long before the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics hit store shelves, cultures around the globe have been enjoying the benefits of a microbe-rich diet courtesy of fermented foods. Thousands of years ago, when fermented foods and beverages were first consumed, the microbial and enzymatic processes responsible for...
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      Magnificent Milk Thistle

      By Dr. Mercola Milk thistle is an herb that’s been used for thousands of years to support liver, kidney, and gall bladder health.1 It contains the flavonoid silymarin, which is thought to be responsible for many of its beneficial effects, including liver protection and antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Native...
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      Zucchini Egg Omelet with Mushrooms Recipe

      By Dr. Mercola If you eat breakfast, get your family’s day off to a good start with this low-calorie yet high-fiber omelet recipe, which is best paired with fresh fruit or organic protein. They will surely thank you for this burst of energy! Ingredients: For the omelet 2 organic free-range...
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      Top 7 Nutrient-Dense Foods That Make Calorie Counting Obsolete

      By Dr. Mercola If you’re seeking to lose excess weight, counting calories is usually less than helpful. In fact, focusing on calories could easily divert you from the real answer, which lies in optimizing your nutrition. I’ve long advocated against counting calories. Even if you manage to shed a few...
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      Coffee and Tea for Health

      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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      Home Remedies for Dandruff

      By Dr. Mercola By the age of 20, about 50 percent of the population worldwide, and 20 percent of Americans have suffered from dandruff, which is an excess of dead skin that dots your hair and shoulders, along with a potentially itchy, scaly scalp. Dandruff may also be accompanied by...
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      Sprout and Tomato Stuffed Avocados Recipe

      By Dr. Mercola Light and refreshing meals are such a good contrast to warm summer days. It’s tempting to reach for something sugary and sweet when the weather calls for it, but I have an alternative for that. I have always believed in the nutritional benefits of superfoods. That is...
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      Another Perk for Drinking Coffee

      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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      USDA Soil Scientist Reveals Simple Tips for Improving Soil Health

      By Dr. Mercola The health of the soil in which ourbr food is grown is intimately connected to our health, not to mention the environment as a whole. Ray Archuleta, aka “the Soil Guy,” is a soil scientist and conservation agronomist at the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural...
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      Five Items You Need to Address to Reverse Just About Any Illness

      By Dr. Mercola Life is a journey and for most of us health is an important part of that journey, because if you have health challenges your ability to manifest your passions will be seriously impaired. One of my primary passions is health, which is one of the reasons I...
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      Mercola.com 18th Anniversary

      It’s now been 18 years since we started this journey together, when, in 1997, I combined my two primary passions in life – health and technology – and made it my mission to share exciting new developments in natural health with you. Thanks to you, this site has become the...
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      Infection-Related Deaths Are Preventable

      By Dr. Mercola Each year, more than 2 million Americans are sickened, and at least 23,000 are killed, by antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Bacteria are, in essence, hard-wired to adapt to threats such as antibiotics and, at such point in time when they adapt to resist all of them, infections that were...
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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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      Your Rights Removed For Monsanto's Benefit

      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

      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 Signs You Need a Vacation

      By Dr. Mercola Americans are taking fewer vacation days than they did 15 years ago, often not taking all of their earned vacation days, according to a survey by the US Travel Association.1 But the decision to put work over family and friends can lead to burnt bridges among personal...
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      Is Almond Milk a Rip Off?

      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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      Raw Sauerkraut Recipe

      One way of optimizing the bacteria in your gut is by adding fermented foods to your wholesome diet.   There are a lot of fermented foods that you can indulge in, such as kefir, tempeh, kimchi, and miso. You can also easily make fermented vegetables at home.   One of...
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      How to Quickly and Easily Optimize Your Garden’s Growth Potential

      By Dr. Mercola Nutrient-dense food is key for optimal health, and for this you need healthy soil. More specifically, without the proper minerals in the soil, the plants cannot reach their genetic potential. Dr. August Dunning is chief science officer a company that specializes in mineral products for hydroponics and...
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      Microwaves and Plastic: A Dangerous Combo

      By Dr. Mercola I don’t recommend storing your food in plastic or cooking it in a microwave, but if you’re going to use either, at least don’t use them together. Microwaving food in a plastic container virtually guarantees that your food will be contaminated with plastics chemicals that have leached...
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      Diabetes Disaster

      By Dr. Mercola In the US, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes while 86 million have pre-diabetes, a precursor to the full-blown disease.1 Rates have been on the rise since 2010, a trend that’s being echoed worldwide. The largest analysis of health trends around the world from 1990 to 2013...
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      Essential Tips for Treating Sunburn

      By Dr. Mercola Getting regular sun exposure on your bare skin is one of the best health choices you can make. You’re probably aware of the importance of vitamin D, and that sun exposure is the best way to keep your levels where they need to be. Sunlight also offers...
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      Here's What Happens to Steak When You Grill It

      By Dr. Mercola Eighty percent of US households own a grill or smoker, and 97 percent of grill owners have used it in the past year.1 It’s safe to say Americans love to grill, particularly on holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, but also year-round...
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      Research Reveals the Importance of Your Microbiome for Optimal Health

      By Dr. Mercola Fifteen years ago, it was anticipated the Human Genome Project (HGP) would allow modern medicine to leapfrog into groundbreaking gene-based therapies for virtually every disease known to man—experts were that sure health and disease was governed by genetic predisposition. Much to everyone’s surprise, the HGP discovered genetics...