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How to grow watercress

06/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

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Growing watercress has unique requirements
How to grow watercress in your garden
Plant your watercress in containers indoors or outside
Harvesting and storing watercress
History and medicinal uses of watercress
Water…

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Low vitamin D linked to adolescent behavior problems

05/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

Vitamin D was once regarded as a nutrient important for bone health, but it’s now known that this steroid hormone influences virtually every cell in your body, including those in your brain. Far from just influencing your physical health, vitamin D pla…

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Insomnia linked to increased risk for heart disease

05/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness,1 which may help explain why lack of sleep is tied to an increased risk of numerous chronic diseases,2 including heart disease. For example, research3 has shown…

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Nurdles are a growing pollution problem

04/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

The looming threat of plastic pollution is undoubtedly one of mankind’s greatest challenges. More than 381 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide each year,1 and plastic is now found in our soil, lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as in the …

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Natural Products Association is going bankrupt

04/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

Natural Products Association (NPA) is the largest and oldest trade group in the natural products space,1 whose stated mission is to be2 “the leading voice of the natural products industry” and “to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to …

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Research confirms fluoride lowers children’s IQ

03/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

The August 19, 2019, issue of JAMA Pediatrics1 delivered an unexpected bombshell: A U.S. and Canadian government-funded observational study found that drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy lowers children’s IQ.
The research, led by a Canadi…

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New mandates for hepatitis A vaccine

03/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

Franklin County, Missouri, has made it mandatory for food handlers to receive a hepatitis A vaccination. The commission order, dated July 30, 2019, gave 90 days for all currently employed food handlers to get vaccinated, and gave two weeks for new hire…

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Why farm bailouts may cause the next Dust Bowl

03/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

On their surface, farm subsidies, which are government funds given to farmers to help offset bad weather, price fluctuations and other risks to crops, seem like a reasonable use of taxpayer money. And many people probably assume that farm subsidies are…

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How dead soil and toxins reduce food nutrients

02/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

While agrochemical companies work hard to convince you their toxic chemicals are necessary in order to grow enough food to feed the world, this is not the case. One of the greatest treasures we have is healthy soil, without which humanity will not s…

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Higher cholesterol is associated with longer life

02/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

For those who aren’t sure the conventional health community is wholly in support of individual health when it comes to cholesterol levels — which in some cases still adheres to the story line that too much cholesterol increases the risk of heart diseas…

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Top anti-inflammatory foods and supplements

02/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of virtually all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease. While inflammation is a perfectly normal and beneficial process that occurs when your body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect you from f…

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The revolutionary science of aging and longevity

01/09/2019 Dr. Mercola 0

David Sinclair, Ph.D.,1 is a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. Generally recognized as one of the thought leaders in the science of how to improve our life span and …