On his blog, Mecola.com, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains the evidence that statins may double diabetes risk. He writes: Statins are a type of medication prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. They work by blocking an enzyme in the liver your body uses to make cholesterol.1 Although vilified for many years as causing heart attacks and stroke,2 your body […]
Why Aren’t Doctors Telling People About this COVID Treatment?
On his blog, Mercola.com, Dr. Joseph Mercola wonders why doctors aren’t telling their patients with COVID-19 that if they rinse their nasal passages within 24 hours of a COVID-19 diagnosis, they have an 8.5 times better chance of avoiding hospitalization. He writes: Rinsing your nasal passages with a saline solution within 24 hours of a […]
Reduce Back Pain and Maintain Flexibility
Modern-day Americans are spending more time hunched over desks and slouching over iPhones and tablets. The terrible posture and weakness caused by this reality is hurting Americans’ backs. In The Wall Street Journal, Jen Murphy discusses back strengthening and limbering exercises with Kara Kessans, the head physical therapist and athletic trainer for the U.S. Women’s […]
“Food Has a Profound Effect on Your Health”
How much of what you eat every day could be considered nutrition? That is, how much of what you eat supplies your body with what’s necessary for it to function properly? The average American isn’t getting nearly enough nutrients in their diet. According to a study from Oregon State University, over 40% of Americans aren’t […]
Can Ginger Combat Heart Disease and Improve Circulation?
UPDATE: On Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Health website, Emma Slattery has listed the benefits of ginger, writing: “Ginger is fantastic,” says Slattery. “It’s not just delicious. Gingerol, a natural component of ginger root, benefits gastrointestinal motility ― the rate at which food exits the stomach and continues along the digestive process. Eating ginger encourages efficient digestion, so food doesn’t […]
How Broccoli Can Help You Fight Bacteria
On his blog, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains broccoli’s potential ability to help humans fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria with its cruciferous compound. He writes” Cruciferous vegetables have long been cherished for their health benefits. Broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and bok choy, just to name a few, contain several plant compounds that are important for […]
THE KING OF OILS: Have You Tried Frankincense Oil for Health?
Not all health supplementation needs to be swallowed. Frankincense oil, writes Dr. Joseph Mercola on his blog, Mercola.com, “stands out above the crowd,” among other essential oils. He writes: Scents can have a powerful influence on your well-being. Aromatherapy, which uses concentrated essences of various botanicals, allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants […]
MELATONIN 101: What Do You Know About Melatonin?
Melatonin is an antioxidant chemical. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, melatonin has been part of biological life for over 3 billion years. Here he gives readers a review of melatonin writing: In this interview, Russel Reiter, Ph.D. — a world-class expert on melatonin — discusses some of the biological activities and health benefits of this […]
Fantastic Fungi: The Magic of Mycelium
In just under four days, the world will view Fantastic Fungi, a move examing the complex world of mycelium and fungi.
YOUR HEALTH: Are You Getting Enough Time Outdoors?
Are you getting enough time outdoors for your health? Debbie and I spend plenty of time outside throughout the year in our Key West, Florida garden, pictured here, and walking around town to UVA Wine Shoppe, or the Thirsty Mermaid. On his blog today, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains the benefits of time outside for your health. […]
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