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Best-Selling Toothpaste Contains Hazardous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Some of the most obvious ones include soaps and antibacterial wipes, but you can also find it in cutting boards, toys, clothing, household furnishings, pet food dispensers, and much more. Despite the pervasive use of this chemical, troubling questions linger about its potentially harmful effects, especially for children. Research has shown that

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Good News: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo Diet Hits the Mainstream (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola My book, The No Grain Diet, was published in 2003 and my clinical recommendation included eliminating gluten as a first line intervention before I would fine tune a patient’s diet. It’s taken well over a decade, but the Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo (GFLCP), which is essentially the same kind of high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb

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Nutsedge: This Dirty Little Weed May Have Cleaned Up Ancient Teeth (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Plaque that gets stuck below your gum line can calcify in a matter of weeks, leading to an extremely hard substance that can last for thousands of years, especially among prehistoric people who had no access to a dentist. Interestingly, plaque isolated from skeletons located at a 2,000- to 9,000-year-old burial site

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Infected Factory Farmed Meat May Be Another Causative Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Alzheimer’s disease, which affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans,1 is a devastating degenerative brain disease that develops slowly over time, and tends to be quite lethal in its final stages. According to the latest data, the death toll from Alzheimer’s exceeds half a million Americans per year.2 This places Alzheimer’s in the

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What Is The Most Important Quality In A Physician? (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:34 +0000)

Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in America’s hospitals. Though some of these errors are beyond physician control, many are the direct result of physician action and inaction. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reduce these errors and I (like many of my peers) lose

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Raw Milk versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer? (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk. The fact is, large dairy farmers operating under the factory farm model simply cannot produce raw milk safe for human consumption. They’re

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Why It’s So Tempting To Over-screen: A Personal Perspective (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:00:14 +0000)

Health screening is part of good preventive care, though over-screening can lead to increased costs, and potential patient harm. Healthcare professional societies have recently developed excellent public service announcements describing the dangers of over-testing, and new research suggests that though additional medical interventions are associated with increased patient satisfaction, they also lead (ironically) to higher

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The Importance of Sleep, and the Hazards of “Dream Deprivation” (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Rubin Naiman, author of Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. As a sleep and dream expert, his focus is how sleeping and dreaming affects your health. Four years

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How To Create Medical Research To Support Bogus Therapies, In Nine Easy Steps (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:03:26 +0000)

Twenty years ago I started my job as ‘Professor of Complementary Medicine’ at the University of Exeter and became a full-time researcher of all matters related to alternative medicine. One issue that was discussed endlessly during these early days was the question whether alternative medicine can be investigated scientifically. There were many vociferous proponents of the view that it was

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Stress Promotes Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life (Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues, including your brain function. Most recently, an animal study reveals that higher levels of stress hormones can speed up short-term memory loss in older adults.1 The findings indicate that how your body responds to stress may

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