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Toxic Cookware Chemicals Have Polluted Drinking Water for Millions (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola According to a recent Harvard study, 16.5 million Americans have detectable levels of at least one kind of polyfluoroalkyl or perfluoroalkyl chemical (PFASs) in their drinking water. About 6 million Americans are drinking water that contains PFAS at or above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safety level.1,2,3,4 These industrial chemicals have

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Omega-3s May Improve Healing After a Heart Attack (Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Mounting research drives home the importance of animal-based omega-3 fats for heart health. After reviewing this topic carefully, I am now convinced that maintaining a healthy level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may be one of the most important food priorities. DHA is a 22 carbon omega-3 fat from seafood. Omega-3 fats can

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Change the Game by Taking Control of Your Health (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola This website was created 19 years ago, in 1997, when 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 a wider audience. Thanks to you, this site has become one of the most visited

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The Amazing Coincidence That Brought A Physician And Patient Together Across The Country (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:55:07 +0000)

As the new medical director of admissions for St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington, it is my job to review all patient referrals to our hospital. Imagine my astonishment when, while traveling to New Orleans, I received an email about a patient at Tulane Medical Center who was requesting admission to St. Luke’s. This dear lady

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Enjoy the Zesty Goodness of Lemon Oil (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

If you’ve been to my site, you’ll notice that I have long reported the health benefits of lemons. Packed with nutrients, lemons are one of the most widely used tropical fruits in the world. Their positive reputation mainly comes from their high concentrations of vitamin C. But it’s not just the lemon fruit that’s beneficial.

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Why Are Vaccine Rights Being Removed While Safety Issues Are Increasingly Brought to the Fore? (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher,1 founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), July Fourth celebrates the American Declaration of Independence, which asserts that “all men are created equal,” and are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” Unwilling to submit to the tyranny of the aristocracy any longer, the

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How Animals Impact Regenerative Agriculture Efforts (Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola I recently visited Will Harris’ farm White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Harris is a pioneer of grass-fed products and what he calls “a kinder, gentler agriculture.” His farm is a great demonstration of how you can convert conventionally farmed land to a healthy, thriving farm based on regenerative methods. Conventional chemical

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The Trouble With Tinnitus (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Tinnitus, or chronic ringing in your ears, affects about 1 in 5 people. While it’s typically not serious, it can significantly impact your quality of life, and it may get worse with age or be a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system

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Medicaid Rates So Low, Hospitals Consider It Charity Care (Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:34:10 +0000)

Most hospitals have slim margins, and budgets are set based on anticipated average patient reimbursement at Medicare rates. Some private insurers pay higher rates than Medicare, and the differential is often used to offset the cost of treating Medicaid patients. Medicaid reimburses at about half what Medicare pays, which is usually not enough to break

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The Importance of Daily Flossing (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Your dental health is an important component of your physical health. It’s a frequently underappreciated aspect that can have a profound systemic influence. In fact, thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease. Your mouth is like a window to your health; the soft tissues and your teeth reflect what’s

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