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By Dr. Mercola In the words of Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser : "If they have to put the word 'natural' on a box to convince you, it probably isn't."
Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.” ~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D. Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict.
By Dr. Mercola About 43 percent of the U.S. population opted to get a flu shot last season, a trend that has unfortunately been steadily increasing in the last several years. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8 million more people received the flu shot in 2010, which CDC director Dr.
By Dr. Mercola With all its designer drugs and state-of-the-art machinery, you'd think modern medicine is the perfect fix for providing patient-focused care. You might also expect that Americans would be the healthiest people on Earth, seeing that the U.S. is the epicenter of all this technology, and especially since we spend more on health care than any other country in the world. Yet, every year in the U.S., seven out of 10 deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and obesity. How can that be?
The findings potentially present an alarming quandary for women in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of them suffer injuries, bleeding, infections and even death in childbirth from unintended pregnancies. Finding affordable and convenient contraceptives is a pressing goal for international health authorities. But many countries where rates are highest are also ravaged by H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. So the evidence suggesting that the injectable contraceptive has biological properties that may make women and men more vulnerable to H.I.V. infection is particularly troubling.
iStockPhoto Maybe you exercise to tone your thighs, build your biceps, or flatten your belly. Or maybe you work out to ward off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But how about sweating to improve your mind? "Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning," says Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain . "Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain."
Mushrooms represent a largely unexplored world especially in the Western hemisphere. They are not considered a plant because they don't undergo photosynthesis. They are a fungus.
By Dr. Mercola For those of you who are aware of the health dangers posed by artificial sweeteners and dutifully avoid them, the featured study findings may come as a shocking surprise... Researchers have found that the artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) is a widespread contaminant in waste water, surface water, and ground water. In a recent test, water samples from 19 U.S. drinking water treatment plants serving more than 28 million people were analyzed for sucralose. The sweetener was found to be present in: The source water of 15 out of 19 of drinking water treatment plants tested The finished water of 13 out of 17 plants, and In 8 out of 12 water distribution systems The average amounts of sucralose in source water and finished water was 440 ng/L and 350 ng/L respectively.
By Dr. Mercola Jeff Green has been an activist in the movement to eliminate a toxic fluoride from your water supply for the past 15 years. The practice of adding fluoride to municipal tap water across the U.S. began in 1945.
Facial masks are one of the skin care products that are available in the market. They are very helpful for skin, but they contain chemicals and medicines. Instead one can use
By Dr. Mercola In December of 2010, Environmental Working Group (EWG) published the results of the first national investigation of suspected carcinogen chromium-6 (also known as hexavalent chromium) in the drinking water of 35 cities around the United States. EWG supporters submitted tap water samples from their own communities—this study represents a consumer-driven groundswell of interest in water safety by an increasing number of you who are taking proactive roles regarding your health. Unfortunately, the results of the study were disturbing.
Ever had one of those days that just seemed to get started on the wrong foot… and as a result the whole day seemed ‘off’? Perhaps it had something to do with how you began the day… Isn’t it time to rethink lightning speed breakfasts of nothing but processed ‘stuff’ containing who-knows-what?
Irradiated herbs, seasonings and spices are exposed to HALF A BILLION chest X-ray's worth of gamma radiation. This information is clearly publicized by the USDA and FDA. The FDA presently supports the use of Cobalt-60 culled from nuclear reactors on all domestically produced conventional food. The level of gamma-radiation used starts at 1 KiloGray -- equivalent to 16,700,000 chest x-rays -- and goes all the way up to 30KiloGray (500,000,000 chest x-rays or 10,000 times a human lethal dose). According to Green Med Info: “Despite the irresponsible promotion of this process as safe, food irradiation destroys much of the vitamin content of food, produces a number of toxic byproducts: formaldehyde, benzene, and formic acid, as well as unique radiolytic products, e.g. 2-alklycyclobutanoes, that have been demonstrated to be cytotoxic (damages cells), genotoxic (damages DNA), and carcinogenic (causes cancer) in test tube and animal studies.”
By Dr. Mercola Pertussis vaccine in the combination DPT shot for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis that is supposed to prevent whooping cough has been associated with brain inflammation, permanent brain damage and infant death since it was used on a mass basis in the U.S. starting in the late 1940's. A 1985 book DPT: A Shot in the Dark by Coulter and Fisher book described the questionable safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, which was replaced in the U.S. in 1996 by an acellular version (DtaP). Recently, there have been reports of B. pertussis whooping cough outbreaks in California among both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults. In fact, in 2010, the majority of confirmed or suspected reported whooping cough cases were in vaccinated people.
What happened the last time you felt pain in your body? Did you reach for an ibuprofen or go to your doctor for a prescription drug? If so, you may have suppressed your single most essential bodily function for healing.