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Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Close to 6 million Americans have heart failure while more than 870,000 cases are diagnosed each year. If you have heart failure, it means your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be and, as a result, your body is probably not getting enough oxygen. In other words, you have a

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How Important Is It to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them? (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Raise your hand if you’re guilty of bringing home a new shirt or pair of pants from the store and wearing them, sans washing. It’s very common, maybe even typical, as many fabrics look pristine when they’re fresh off the rack. You probably assume they’re clean or at least relatively so, but

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Essential Oils – How and Where to Use Them (Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Essential oils are concentrated, aromatic plant extracts that have been used for thousands of years for emotional, cosmetic, medical and even spiritual purposes. The term “essential oil” actually comes from the idea of “quintessential oil.” Aristotle believed that in addition to the four physical elements (fire, air, earth and water) there was

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Exposing the Fraud of Grocery Store Organic Eggs (Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola When raised the way nature intended, both chickens and their eggs are healthy sources of high-quality nutrients that many are deficient in — especially high-quality protein and healthy fat. Eggs contain complete proteins, meaning they provide the eight essential amino acids, essential to the building, maintenance and repair of your skin, internal

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Beef and Bean Chili Recipe (Sun, 03 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

Beef is a staple ingredient in many dishes, as it serves as one of our major food sources for protein and energy. Selecting grass-fed beef is important[jls1] . Grass-fed beef comes from cows that are allowed to forage on grass, making them highly valuable for their nutrients. Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3s, which are beneficial

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Doctors: It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:14:57 +0000)

Most physicians will be thrust into the role of patient or caregiver at some point during their careers. Unfortunately, it’s not until this occurs that many become fully aware of the finer points of excellent care and communication. Take for example, the simple act of reporting test results to a patient. We do this every

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Powerful Example of the Power of Kindness (Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

Visit the Mercola Video Library By Dr. Mercola The video above, featuring 6-year-old Landon Johnson and a River Town Crossings Mall Santa Claus, demonstrates just how powerful kindness can be — powerful enough to fall into the Christmas Magic category, according to the boy’s mother, Naomi. After telling Santa what he wanted for Christmas, Landon

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Unexpected Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medicine (Wed, 16 Dec 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If you have muscle aches, a headache, fever, heartburn, or allergy symptoms, do you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) medication to help you feel better? If so, you’re among good company. Four out of five U.S. adults often take OTC meds for such complaints, as well as problems like skin disorders and

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10 Things Your Nails Can Reveal About Your Health (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Nails are often regarded as a purely aesthetic feature, and the $768 million spent annually on nail polish (in the U.S. alone) can attest to that.1 Yet, your nails are far more than a platform for bright colors and nail art. The shape, texture, and color of your natural nails act as

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Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Growing your own food is an important aspect of achieving optimal health, and to really succeed in that endeavor, you need healthy soil. Composting various household waste is an excellent way to achieve this end. In her book, “Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living“, New York City native Rebecca Louie

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