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Coconut Oil Better Than DEET to Fight Insects

14/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Hematophagous arthropods are insects or spiders that feed on blood, and transmit human and animal pathogens worldwide. Called vector-borne diseases, the illnesses caused by their bites account for nearly 17 percent of all infectious diseases annually. …

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Showerhead Biofilms Can Host Pathogens

14/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

There are multiple areas in your home where bacteria find it easy to grow. Bacteria thrive in a warm, moist environments. One common household item that can harbor nearly 360 different species of bacteria is your kitchen sponge. However, while putting …

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Farmed Fish Are Depleting Oceans of Wild Fish

13/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

It’s estimated that within the next 10 years, farm-raised fish will make up the majority of fish consumed by humans. There are already 100 species being farmed,1 and while aquaculture, as it’s technically known, may sound like a sustainable alternative…

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93 Percent Breathing Polluted Air

13/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Breathing clean air is a right that should be enjoyed by every person on Earth, but as industry, agriculture and other sources of air pollution have proliferated, clean air has become increasingly scarce.
The problem has grown to monumental levels, s…

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What Are the Benefits of Vitamin B1, Thiamine?

12/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

You’ve probably heard of thiamine, another name for vitamin B1, possibly in relation to “fortified” foods like cereals and breads. As one of eight essential B vitamins, thiamine is considered “essential” because your body can’t produce it on its own; i…

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Fermented Dairy Protects Your Heart

12/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

A 20-year Finnish observational study suggests eating fermented dairy products could protect you against heart disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 610,000 Americans die of heart disease each year, accounting…

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Facts About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

10/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant with a history going back thousands of years. According to historians, cave dwellers from the Paleolithic age consumed the fruit for sustenance.1 During the time of Christ, the fruit was gathered in the wild in a…

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The Science of Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

10/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Sleep deprivation can have a number of health effects and ramifications, ranging from mild to devastating. The 2015 National Geographic video, “Science of Sleep,” starts out with the story of third mate Gregory Cousins, whose sleep deprivation led to o…

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Mustard Greens — An Easy to Grow Cool-Weather Crop

09/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Mustard, also known as mustard greens (of which there are several popular varieties1,2) is a relative of cabbage, broccoli and radishes. It’s a cool-weather plant that is easy to grow, matures quickly and is self-seeding.3
As noted by Grow Network,4 “…

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New Study: Smelling Lavender Really Can Relax You

08/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Anxiety is a worldwide problem, and in the U.S. it affects almost one-fifth of the adult population.1 Yet prescription treatments for anxiety are far from ideal and often present undesirable side effects.
SSRI antidepressants, often prescribed for anx…

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Cinnamon Leaf Oil: Perks From a Spice Oil

08/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Beyond its alluring fragrance and spicy-sweet flavor, cinnamon provides many benefits for your health, such as its insulin-like effects, which can be useful for diabetics.1 But did you know that you can also get many of cinnamon’s health benefits by us…

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Lead Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

07/11/2018 Dr. Mercola 0

Although lead-based paint has been banned from use in housing since 1978,1 nearly 535,000 children have blood lead levels high enough to damage their health. Nearly 24 million homes still have lead-based paint and contaminated dust, and nearly 5,300 wa…