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Breathing Program to Improve Mental and Physical Health in Two Weeks (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It may be hard to believe, but 9 out of 10 adults breathe incorrectly, thereby impairing their health and exacerbating anxiety and depression. Fortunately, learning to breathe correctly is not a complicated affair. In this interview, Belisa Vranich, a clinical psychologist and author of “Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve

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How to Grow Great Lettuce (Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If you’re growing your own vegetables, now is the right time to start your lettuce. Lettuce of all kinds thrives in cool temperatures and consistently moist soil, so spring and fall, when temperatures are between 45 and 75 F, are the best times to grow them. Popular lettuce types include: Loose-leaf varieties

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Vitamin C, B1 and Hydrocortisone Dramatically Reduce Mortality From Sepsis (Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Sepsis1 is a progressive disease process caused by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream. It starts with symptoms of infection that can progress to septic shock. Unless treated — and the earlier the better — sepsis can result in extremely low blood pressure that is unresponsive to

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Prunes or Plums — Which Has More Benefits? (Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If you know anyone with osteoporosis, you may be familiar with some of the more overt signs, such as broken bones, weak grip strength or back pain. People with this condition may develop a “stooped” posture or even become shorter because their bones are literally being compressed. There’s good news, though, as

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How Clothes and Personal Care Products Destroy the Environment and Circulate Plastic Back Into the Food Supply (Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola While most of our grandparents used natural products packaged in reusable, recyclable or degradable containers made from glass, metals and paper, the current generation has grown up surrounded by non-biodegradable plastics made with toxic chemicals. Saying that plastics are “everywhere” is hardly an exaggeration anymore. You can find it in virtually every

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Is Social Media Driving Americans Insane? (Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It’s only been a little over a decade since Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were created, and 10 years since the launch of the iPhone. The iPad, Pinterest and Instagram have only been around for seven years, Snapchat six.1 Yet in this short timeframe, Americans’ use of technology and social media has grown

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Farmicide (Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In 1978, farmers (owners and tenants) and farm workers were the most common jobs in eight U.S. states.1 But the number of farmers in the U.S. has been on the decline for a century, and if grain prices continue to fall we could be facing the largest number of farm closures since

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Try This Guilt-Free, Antioxidant-Rich Apple Crumble Recipe Today (Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

Recipe by Dr. Mercola   Apple crumble is usually served during festive occasions, but its origin is far from cheerful, as the dish became popular in the U.K. during World War I when people made the most out of the strict rationing of various foods. Flour, butter and sugar were substituted for pastry and mixed

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Sauna Therapy May Reduce Risk of Dementia and Boost Brain Health (Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola When it comes to improving your health, some of the simplest strategies can have a tremendous impact. Sweating in a sauna, for example, has many great health benefits, including expelling of toxins, improving blood circulation, killing disease-causing microbes and improving mitochondrial function. Research has even shown that regular sauna use correlates with

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SNAP Decisions: Pushing for Changes in Food Assistance Program (Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola About 23 million U.S. households receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, amounting to an average of $253 a month, which can be used to buy “any food or food product for home consumption.”1,2 This $74-billion federal food assistance program is intended to

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