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Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival (Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Human fertility is in a downward spiral, scientists warn and modern life — with its technological and chemical “progress” — is likely to blame. Female infertility tends to get the most attention, but in this case, it’s male infertility that has made headlines, as recent research shows sperm concentration and quality has

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Successful Vitamin D Project Aims to Change Standard of Care for Pregnant Women Across US (Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Despite being simple and inexpensive to address, vitamin D deficiency is epidemic around the world. It’s been estimated that if vitamin D levels were raised among the general population, it could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly a million lives throughout the world each year. Raising vitamin D levels among pregnant women

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Why Chili Peppers and Spicy Foods Trigger Hiccups (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola I love spicy foods and enjoy the benefits of the spicy chemical in peppers — capsaicin — that may improve health. Chili peppers, one of the main sources of capsaicin, are a staple in diets of Central America, Asia and India. Even in the U.S. there are many who believe “the spicier

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Most Americans Suffer From Nature Deficiency Syndrome (Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Spending time outdoors can significantly lift your mood, so it’s no surprise that outdoors activities such as gardening and nature hikes1 have been found to be good therapy. In one survey,2 80 percent of gardeners reported being “happy” and satisfied with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners, and the more

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Mercury in Australia’s Derwent River Turns Healthy Food Source Into Health Hazard (Tue, 04 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Mercury, a naturally occurring element, has a reputation for being deadly, especially to the brain. The heavy metal is one of only two elements on the periodic table that’s liquid at room temperature. In its liquid form, mercury shimmers with an iridescent light mesmerizing enough to be displayed in the world’s most

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How to Make Thick and Creamy Labneh at Home (Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

When it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine, there’s one particular fermented food you should not miss out on: labneh. Also called yogurt cheese or strained yogurt, this is a spreadable type of cheese that is made by draining out the whey from fresh yogurt.[1]   However, because of its foreign origins, labneh is usually elusive

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Alzheimer’s Deaths Exceed Half a Million a Year in the US (Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most serious form of dementia, eventually leads to the inability to carry out even the most basic of bodily functions, such as swallowing or walking. It is ultimately fatal, as conventional treatment options are few and universally ineffective. Like autism among children, Alzheimer’s among seniors has reached

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Study Confirms: Trans Fats Policy Killed Millions (Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola For the past six decades, saturated fats and cholesterol have been wrongly vilified as the central culprit of heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. However, research has demonstrated that it’s actually sugar, refined carbohydrates, trans fats and processed vegetable oils found in many processed foods that are the real enemy. In

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Are Bay Leaves Good for You? (Mon, 29 May 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola You’ve probably seen cooking shows or read cookbooks that recommended removing the bay leaves you added to your spaghetti sauce or other savory dish. But why put them in if you’re just going to take them out? One enterprising chef said if you really want an answer to that question, throw a

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‘Before the Flood’ — A Global Exploration for Answers to Climate Change (Sat, 20 May 2017 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In the National Geographic film, "Before the Flood," actor, environmental activist and United Nations messenger Leonardo DiCaprio explores what must be done to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on planet Earth. We all accept that we are harming this planet to our own detriment and we must stop our wasteful and polluting

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