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Awesome Aloe Vera Oil (Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

What Is Aloe Oil? By itself, aloe oil is not a true, pure oil. It is prepared by mixing the aloe vera plant with a fatty oil.1 This plant oil basically contains the properties of aloe, from which it is extracted. However, since it is combined with a carrier oil, its nutritional properties may be

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Fluoride, the Only Drug Intentionally Added to Your Tap Water (Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Michael Connett Fluoride Action Network (FAN) Following the recent water crisis in Flint, it’s no wonder that the U.S. public has begun to question exactly how safe our drinking water actually is. What was once taken for granted — the idea of safe, pure, drinkable water for everyone — is now in serious question.

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Why Young Physicians Should Consider Locum Tenens: Try Before You Buy! (Mon, 16 May 2016 16:55:43 +0000)

*This blog post was initially published on the Barton Blog. When doctors complete their residency training, they are under a lot of pressure to land their first “real job” quickly. Student loan deferments end shortly after training, and whopping debt faces many of them. But choosing a job that is a good long-term fit can

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DUTCH — The Most Informative Hormone Test Out There (Sun, 08 May 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Understanding what your hormones are doing is highly useful information. The challenge lies in accurately measuring your hormone levels and interpreting the test results. Mark Newman, founder of Precision Analytical Laboratory in Oregon, is also the developer of the DUTCH Test, which stands for Dried Urine test for Comprehensive Hormones. “I’ve had

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Study: How Often Do Happy People Have Sex? (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It’s often suggested — in media, movies, and the like — that the more sex you have the happier you’ll be. But is this really true? Researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada conducted a series of experiments to find out. The first study revealed the association between sexual frequency and well-being is

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Obesity Reaches Global Crisis Point (Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults hit 38 percent — a 3 percent increase from 2012.1 In 2004, about 32 percent of adults fell in the obese category. While many still consider obesity primarily a cosmetic issue, the health ramifications of obesity are significant. The fact that 1 in 5

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5 Tactics for Surviving the Spring Allergy Season (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In much of the U.S., spring allergies may begin as early as February and last until summer. Tree pollen is a common springtime allergen, although often people have allergies to three or four species of trees and plants. Airborne mold spores represent another common culprit. Monitoring outdoor pollen counts can be helpful,

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U.S. Rolls Out New National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It’s that time of year again. Spring is upon us, and summer — when sun exposure is at its peak — is just around the corner. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is a high-risk time of year for developing skin damage that can lead to melanoma, a deadly form

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Increasing Concern Over Antidepressant Overprescription (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The use of antidepressants is rarely more controversial than when they’re prescribed to children and adolescents. In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black-box warning on antidepressants, indicating that they were associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in young people. In 2007, the FDA

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Regenerative Farming — One Solution That Solves Many Problems (Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola We face a number of very pressing problems in the world today. Water scarcity is getting worse as aquifers are drained faster than they can be refilled. Soil erosion and degradation is also rapidly worsening. Ditto for air and water pollution. Land is turning into desert at a rapid clip, and with

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