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Life Lessons From 100-Plus-Year-Olds (Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Age is just a number, and this is clearly evident in the lives of the three centenarians interviewed in the LifeHunters video above. Each has his or her own story — Clifford Crozier, born in 1915; Emilia Tereza Harper, born in 1913; and John Millington Denerley, born in 1914 — but you’ll

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Rare Gene Mutation Allows Some People to Thrive on Minimal Sleep (Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In the U.S., working around the clock is still glorified. According to the documentary “Sleepless in America,” 40 percent of Americans are sleep-deprived. Many get less than five hours of sleep per night. The cost is rarely considered, even though it includes reduced productivity and an increased risk of serious accidents. Tired

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How Pharma Just Stole Your Tax Dollars (Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In December 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. After easily passing through the House of Representatives during the summer of 2015, the bill (H.R. 34) stalled in the Senate until the end of November, 2016, when it was put on a

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A New Way of Looking at Heart Disease and Novel Treatment Options (Sun, 18 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola We have an epidemic of heart disease in this country and the conventional treatments, such as the use of statin drugs and surgeries involving artery bypasses and stents, typically do not work well. So, what does? Dr. Thomas Cowan is a family physician and a founding member of the Weston A. Price

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Lift Your Spirits Up With This Fiery Essential Oil (Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

Amyris oil is packed with benefits that can greatly uplift your body and mind. Although it is not considered as valuable as true sandalwood, it offers amazing health perks that will make you want more of this herbal oil. Read on to learn more about amyris oil. What Is Amyris Oil? Amyris (Amyris balsamifera) comes

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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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