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Why the Use of Glyphosate in Wheat Has Radically Increased Celiac Disease (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops. According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with

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A Cautionary Tale: Acute Hepatitis In The Rehab Unit (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:39:56 +0000)

I recently treated a patient who was hospitalized with paraplegia. During some routine lab testing I noticed that his liver function tests were elevated, and so I began looking for a cause. I discussed the patient’s drinking habits (he rarely drank alcohol), risks for viral hepatitis (no IV drug use or exposure to those with

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Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents are experienced long before words. This is why it’s nearly impossible to describe them with language. Olfaction is different from your other senses, processed through different pathways in your brain.

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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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