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More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Illnesses (Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The cost of health care in the U.S. jumped to over 17 percent of the GDP in 2015.1 However, even though the U.S. tops $3 trillion in spending on health care each year, it is the worst performing system ranked by multiple aspects of care.2 Americans spend, on average, over $9,500 per

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Know the Signs of B12 Deficiency and Top B12 Benefits (Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Pregnant women were recently given new information in regard to optimizing their child’s health: Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin B12. A recent study revealed that babies whose moms had a B12 deficiency during pregnancy may later have higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as other serious metabolic problems.1

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If Common Chemicals Harm Frogs and Rats, What Are They Doing to Your Children? (Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The TED Talk above features Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, director of the documentary film “Toxic Baby,”1 and Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, who has dedicated most of his career to studying the health effects of the herbicide atrazine. According to Chaffer, the average American woman

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Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Sleep is an integral part of being human, but one that, unfortunately, many people struggle with. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has called insufficient sleep a public health problem, states that 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep.1 The number may be even higher in actuality,

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Why Hospital Beds Should Have Warning Signs (Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola What the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling a “winnable battle”1 is currently claiming the lives of tens of thousands of Americans every year. According to the CDC, between 5 and 10 percent of people admitted to the hospital acquire an infection while an inpatient.2 In real numbers this

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Omega-3s Can Help Lupus (Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) recently reported encouraging news for people suffering from lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million people in the U.S. Lupus attacks your immune system and destroys healthy cells (aka macrophages), tissues and other organs. The most common target is your skin, although your brain,

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How 1 Company Is Helping Solve Clean Water Crisis (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola “Carbon for Water,” a film by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez, reveals a reality most people in the Western world cannot fathom — a world where a large portion of each day is devoted to finding drinkable water. In the Western Province of Kenya, 90 percent of the population have no

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GABA for Sleep (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid, is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in your central nervous system (CNS). That is, your body uses GABA to dampen nerve activity in your brain, which leads to feelings of calm and relaxation. Many anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills, including alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium), work

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Battered Bees and the Threat to Our Food (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Some plants produce offspring by producing seeds, but the seeds can only be produced by the transfer of pollen from the male anther of one flower to the female stigma of another. While wind and water can transfer pollen to some extent, and some plants are self-pollinating, pollinators are the primary route

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe (Sun, 11 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

Recipe From Linda Smith If you’re looking for a new vegetable to enjoy, I recommend you try butternut squash. A member of the pumpkin family, it’s known for its creamy texture, nutty flavor and aroma, and mild sweetness. What makes squash great is that it is versatile. You can boil, sauté or, in the case

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