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August 1, 2011 - Issue 1808
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/01.aspx
* The Case Against Drinking 6-8 Glasses of Water a Day
According to this doctor, it's thoroughly debunked nonsense propagated by bottled water companies out to make a profit. And it can make your brain swell - to find out if you're drinking enough water is easy - just look out for this color in your urine.
> [A healthy person urinates on average about seven or eight times a day. As long as you are not taking riboflavin (vitamin B2; also found in most multi-vitamins), which fluoresces and turns your urine bright yellow, then your urine should be a very light-colored yellow. If it is a deep, dark yellow then you are likely not drinking enough water. Quenching Your Thirst with Sports Drinks is a Bad Idea.
- If you drink too much water, the sodium levels in your blood may drop to dangerously low levels, causing hyponatremia; a condition in which your cells swell with too much water. While most of your body's cells can handle this swelling, your brain cells cannot, and most of the symptoms are caused by brain swelling.]
* 10 Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next 10 Years
From robots to the Internet, how will technology impact your life in the next decade?
* Are Synthetic Thyroid Drugs, Like Synthroid, Actually Making Your Condition Worse?
Is the typically used standard treatment for the most common thyroid disease causing more harm than good?
> [A low basal body temperature (BBT), less than 97.6 degrees F averaged over a minimum of 3 days, may be a sign of hypothyroidism. Synthroid Does Not Address the Underlying Causes of Thyroid Problems. Gluten, soy, chlorine, fluoride, bromine, plastics and lack of iodine can cause it.]

August 2, 2011 - Issue 1809
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/02.aspx
* The Belly-Zapping Hormone that Helps Make Your Tummy Flat
Keep your levels of this hormone high - and it will help make your belly flat so you can lay the groundwork for that strong and sexy six-pack look. The trick: avoid this. Plus: A simple way to automatically burn off an extra 500-700 calories a day.
> [Eat at the magic hour: Have a snack that contains protein between 3 PM and 4 PM. It will boost your metabolism and balance your blood sugar. Beef up on a belly-zapping hormone: Eat as close to zero grams of sugar as possible. This will keep your insulin levels low, and also keep your glucagon levels high. Glucagon, a hormone, helps keep your belly flat. Etc.]
* Is This the Best Commercial You've Ever Seen?
An awesome display of choreography and unbelievable stunts that are actually real -- not animated!
* Does This Dangerous Chemical Lurk In Your Wallet?
Who would have known this dangerous chemical was part of the money you are carrying?
> [It's BPA.]

August 3, 2011 - Issue 1810
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/03.aspx
* Proven Unsafe But FDA-Approved: Are YOU Still Consuming This Man-Made Poison?
Buried deep in corporate greed and politics, perhaps the greatest scandal in U.S. history has become an atrocious public health threat. Through devious deception, this man-made poison received the rubber stamp of approval almost 30 years ago and today remains in nearly 6000 foods and beverages. Could the tremendous spike in brain tumors possibly be related?
> [It's deadly Aspartame.]
* Ever Seen a Moonbow?
Rare lunar rainbows occur in only a few places on earth -- and they appear without any storms.
* The 9 Foods the U.S. Government is Paying You to Eat
Are you indulging in these heavily subsidized "cheap" foods and sacrificing your health?
> [It's Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Rice, Beer, Milk, Beef, Peanut Butter and Sunflower Oil.]

August 4, 2011 - Issue 1811
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/04.aspx
* This 30-Second Morning Trick Can Profoundly Support Your Health
Do you make this critical health mistake? Find out how to get 100% mileage from this trick. Plus, the "growth stimulant" that improves it, the "golden" strain you may be lacking, and my 12-point checkpoint for high efficacy.
> [Add probiotic fermented foods.]
* This Fat Helps Reduce Anxiety and Inflammation
Many Americans are deficient in this inflammation-fighting, mood-boosting fat powerhouse.
> [It's omega-3 fat from shrimp, crab, wild salmon etc.]
* Harnessing Your Body's Own Chemistry to Treat Ovarian Cancer
This breakthrough treatment costs just pennies a day and is showing great promise for cancer treatment.
> [At very low dosages (3 to 4.5 mg), naltrexone (LDN) has immunomodulating properties that may be able to successfully treat cancer malignancies and a wide range of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's, fibromyalgia, and Crohn's disease, just to name a few. It is LDN's immune-supportive benefits that essentially allow you to harness your own body's chemistry to fight disease, including cancer.]

August 5, 2011 - Issue 1812
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/05.aspx
* 50% of Rats Given this Died -- Why is it On Your Dinner Plate?
A 50% mortality rate and 57% birth defect rate in rats... and this substance is now "attaching" itself to 60-100% of air and rain tested - and slipping onto your dinner plate? Remedy: avoid these 8 unprocessed foods and demand this label for processed ones.
> [Evidence now clearly shows that glyphosate is devastating crops, animal and human health around the world, even when the exposure is restricted to residues leftover in the soil. Clearly, its presence in air and rain water can only add to its destructive force. Genetically engineered crops have vastly increased the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's nonselective broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, and this product alone is now wreaking unimaginable havoc in our environment. According to Jeffrey Smith with the Institute for Responsible Technology, by 2004 farmers used an estimated 86 percent more herbicides on GM soy fields compared to non-GM fields. Avoid using glyphosate-containing weed killers on your lawn and garden, and Buy organic foods to avoid both genetically modified crops and agricultural chemicals like glyphosate. At least avoid these GM foods: Soy, Sugar from sugar beets, Corn, Hawaiian papaya, Cottonseed (used in vegetable cooking oils), Some varieties of zucchini, Canola (canola oil), Crookneck squash.]
* Slow Motion Hummingbird
Get a close-up glimpse of an elegant hummingbird feeding with grace.
* 5 Diet Mistakes That Prevent Workout Results
These common dietary mistakes could hamper you from getting the results you want from your exercise.
> [1. Drinking a Protein Shake Before a Workout: Protein is digested more slowly than carbs, so too much pre-workout can give you stomach cramps. Have them afterward instead. 2. Exercising on an Empty Stomach: This forces your body to break down its own muscle mass and convert it into blood sugar. 3. Overusing Energy Bars: Too many of these and you might "eat back" the calories you burned exercising. 4. Not Eating Enough "Good" Fat: The right kinds of fats are needed for your cells to heal and repair post workout. 5. Buying Into the Afterburn Myth: You will indeed burn more calories in the hours after a workout -- but for most it amounts to just 50 additional calories burned, not enough for a calorie splurge. - Exercising on an Empty Stomach May be Key. If You Can't Exercise on an Empty Stomach, consuming whey protein (20g protein / serving) 30 minutes before resistance training boosts your body's metabolism for as much as 24 hours after your workout. Kefir may be better. You MUST EAT within 30 minutes after your workout, and the best is fast-assimilating protein. Avoid sugar, fructose and high carbs.]

August 6, 2011 - Issue 1813
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/06.aspx
* The Stunning Effect of This Single Vitamin on CANCER.
Cancer's set to grow 15% per year through 2025. Yet it can be prevented with a single vitamin. Big Pharma knows too - they currently have 1,350 clinical trials on it ... and over 800 other studies agree. Find out what Pharma wants, how much you need, and more.
> [Vitamin D prevents cancer. A 30-minute dose of sunshine can give an adult more than 10,000 IUs! Countless studies indicate that much higher levels of vitamin D are required for optimal health. So get midday sunshine as often as possible.]
* Lung Cancer Scans Can be Unreliable
New research reveals this "gold-standard" test for measuring cancer growth may be highly inaccurate.
> [CT scans ARE unreliable. And the ionizing radiation used by CT scans may cause chromosomal mutations that are often irreparable, and the effects are cumulative (meaning the more scans you receives, the worse the effects will be). It also causes DNA changes that are proven to lead to cancer. CT scans alone will cause nearly 30,000 unnecessary cancer cases (about 2 percent of cancer cases), which will lead to about 14,500 deaths. Overuse of diagnostic CT scans may cause up to 3 million excess cancers over the next 20 to 30 years. CT scans produce 100 Times the Radiation of a Chest X-Ray.]
* Before You Give Your Child This, Ask Yourself: Is this Worth the Risk?
Because you may be increasing the risk of contracting this devastating sleeping disorder that can destroy the quality of life by 400%. Is it worth the risk? - try this safe remedy instead which can slash the risk by 58%, without the side effects.
> [Narcolepsy is a High-Risk Side Effect of H1N1 swine flu Vaccine. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder in which your brain loses its ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. As a result, this causes you to suddenly fall into a deep sleep at any point during the day.  Bouts can last from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, you may remain asleep for an hour or longer. Needless to say, this is a disabling disorder that can have a significantly detrimental impact on your quality of life, not to mention it can be dangerous, depending on where you suddenly fall asleep. Side effects included high fevers and seizures, headaches and allergic responses, and abnormally high rates of miscarriage and stillbirths.]

August 8, 2011 - Issue 1815
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/08.aspx
* The Bone Destroying Daily Drink Fooling Millions of Americans
New research has found bone fracture rates increased steadily when people were exposed to low levels of this common toxin that you're probably unknowingly swallowing today. Reduce your exposure by 80% - with this simple little trick.
> [Fluoride destroys bones. Fluoridated water used directly, or used in processing or processed foods poisons it with fluoride. The more fluoride in the bones, the weaker they become.]
* What's the Best Way to Keep Fluoride Out of Your Water?
Dr. Mercola answers questions about water filters and fluoride, posed to him by followers on Facebook.
> [Reverse osmosis water filters are good. It's better to have clean rainwater, or clean snow or frost meltwater.]
* Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat but These 10 Things Will
Are you falling into these dietary traps that are sabotaging your ability to shed pounds and achieve optimal health?
> [You probably know by now what they are.]

August 9, 2011 - Issue 1816
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/09.aspx
* The Drink that May Destroy Your Sleep
It contains a toxin which calcifies in this gland that produces melatonin - putting you at risk of Alzheimer's, insomnia and low back pain. Plus: it can cause early puberty in girls. Here's how to limit your exposure - and fight back.
> [It's fluoridated water. Join the Fluoride Action Network.]
* Gus the Bulldog Wants to Keep Cool
The air conditioning is indoors, but the pool is outdoors -- what's the solution?
* Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
Rather than risk the consequences of growing genetically modified crops, Hungary takes quick action and plows them under.

August 10, 2011 - Issue 1817
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/10.aspx
* The Crippling Toxin You Knowingly Consume Every Day
Half this crippling toxin you ingest goes straight to your bones - taking up residence for a LONG time (half life = 20 years!). Then you add more daily, spiking your risk. Isn't it time to 'X' this out now - and spare yourself from arthritis, fractures, and more?
> [It's fluoride again, from fluoridated water and foods and drinks containing fluoride from fluoridated water or processing with fluoridated water.]
* Baby Duck Feeds the Carp
The fish are hungry, so their friend helps out.
* New Study Shows this Omega-3 Fat Reduces Heart Disease
Making sure your diet is rich in this healthy fat may be one of the simplest ways to protect your heart health.
> [It's krill oil.]

August 11, 2011 - Issue 1818
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/11.aspx
* Why You Need to Avoid These 'Healthy' Fruits and Nuts
The eating mistake more common than you think, making many fruits and veggies high risk - ignoring this warning could lead to brain damage - and fatal bone cancer.
> [The fumigant, sulfuryl fluoride, will be phased out, but until then, many non-organic fruits, nuts etc are contaminated with it.]
* How to Strengthen Your Tooth Enamel Naturally
Should you give your children fluoride tablets for their teeth? Dr. Mercola answers this important question and gives tips on how to strengthen your tooth enamel.
> [See http://www.smartahealth.com/remineralization.html. It says soda demineralizes enamel the most and sweets and high carb foods are next worst. Conventional toothpastes also demineralize. To remineralize, do the following. 1. Make your own paste by mixing seasalt and baking soda 50/50 in a container. Then just put the mixture in a small glass or cup and add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and brush it on. 2. Get half an hour or so of midday sunshine or full spectrum light with UVB, as from Mercola; this provides vitamin D. 3. Use sea salt. 4. Eat fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, natto, pickled vegetables, and other foods that contain high levels of natural probiotics and drink kefir or raw unpasteurized milk - not pasteurized. 5. Eat foods high in Vitamin K2 such as marrow, natto, high vitamin butter, egg yolks, hard cheese, chicken liver pate, or salami cured naturally. 6. Have foods high in Vitamin C. 7. Swish olive oil or other natural oil in the mouth for 5 minutes or more to stimulate saliva and absorption of minerals from the oil.]
* Is This Natural Hormone One of the Keys To Slowing Brain Aging?
Exciting new research sheds light on the benefits of this naturally produced hormone.
> [Yes. Melatonin is produced by sleeping in complete darkness at night.]

August 12, 2011 - Issue 1819
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/12.aspx
* Study Proves: This Everyday Drink Lowers Your IQ
The CDC wants us to believe it's safe. But 24 studies have reported an association between this drink and reduced IQ in children - in fact, some children could have their mental development impaired by drinking as little as one glass on a daily basis.
> [Fluroidated water lowers IQ.]
* Cockapoo Puppy Vs. the Pinecone
Has the fearsome pinecone at last met its match?
* Why Does Successful Drug Treatment of GERD Increase Cancer?
One of the most common treatments for GERD could be masking your symptoms of a more serious underlying condition.
> [Proton pump inhibitors (PPI), like Prilosec, are commonly given for any acid-related condition, like GERD, i.e. gastro-esophigal reflux disease. People who suffer from GERD for long periods are those most likely to develop Barrett's esophagus and its related complications, like cancer, and PPIs may therefore contribute to this risk by covering up symptoms without treating or healing the underlying problem. PPIs can even make GERD worse. - Ultimately, the answer to heartburn and acid indigestion is to restore the natural gastric balance and function by consuming enough good bacteria, while minimizing your intake of fructose and other sugars and grains, which can push your gut flora in the wrong direction. This will help balance your bowel flora, which can help eliminate helicobacter bacteria naturally. It will also aid in proper digestion and assimilation of your food. Eat traditionally fermented foods, such as: Natto; Fermented vegetables, like Kimchee and unpasteurized sauerkraut; Kefir; or raw Yoghurt.]

August 13, 2011 - Issue 1820
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/13.aspx
* The Daily Activity Every Middle Aged Woman Should Beware of
Once you hit 50, you are at the highest risk for damaging the gland that's responsible for maintaining your overall metabolic rate - and developing a common disease which can make you tired, depressed and flabby. I urge you to do this today.
> [Normal dietary intake of iodine is 100-150 mcg per day, however greater amounts of iodine are recommended for pregnant and lactating women, as the most detrimental effects of iodine deficiency occur during fetal and neonatal growth. Fluoride greatly contributes to hypothyroidism and thus to low metabolism and obesity. Avoid fluoridated water, toothpaste and processed foods exposed to fluoridated water.]
* Controversial: You Don't Get Flabby from Overeating Calories and Not Exercising
In fact, this is the MAIN thing which makes you flabby. Plus: the food you must avoid - as it converts directly to flab, in your liver and around your hips, thighs and butt. As long as you keep eating it, you're programming your body to create and store flab.
> [You do not get fat because you eat too many calories and don't exercise enough. You get fat because you eat the wrong kind of calories, i.e. carbs, mainly sugar, fructose and starchy foods. Natural fats and proteins do not increase weight.]
* How to Help Eliminate the Hidden Enemy that Triggers Autism
New research suggests autism is not an autoimmune disorder, but is actually caused by your body's response to this invader that damages your child's brain through "bystander injury". The good news: eliminate it and you eliminate the trigger.
> [Helen Ratajczak did something that no one else has apparently bothered to do -- review the complete body of published science since autism was first described in 1943. She found numerous documented causes of autism caused by encephalitis following vaccination. Ratajczak goes on to discuss many potential vaccine-related culprits, including the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time. According to CBS news: She also looks at a factor that hasn't been widely discussed: human DNA contained in MMR vaccine. She also says an additional increased spike in autism occurred in 1995 when chicken pox vaccine was grown in human fetal tissue.]

August 15, 2011 - Issue 1822
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/15.aspx 
* This Popular Supplement Can Spike Your Heart Attack Risk by 30%
Fact or fad for this popular supplement? Be aware of the "killer" heart attack you're risking... the ONLY way to safely get this nutrient... its other link to weak, fragile bones. I unmask the fables, layer upon layer - so you can make science-based decisions.
> [There is a 30 percent increased risk of myocardial infarction for those taking 500 mg or more of elemental calcium. Calcium from whole foods may even extend your lifespan. But this is NOT the case for calcium supplements. Dr. Thompson believes overconsumption of calcium creates other mineral deficiencies and imbalances that will increase your risk of heart disease, kidney stones, gallstones, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. The predominant theory of bone mineralization is itself flawed.]
* Why is the Price of Gold Exploding While Your Paycheck is Crashing?
The markets have not taken too well to how the U.S. resolved its debt ceiling price and now gold is quickly rising.
* Alzheimer's: Early Detection, Risk Factors are Crucial
These important lifestyle modifications may help you prevent Alzheimer's disease from destroying your life or the life of someone you deeply care about.
> [The Top Alzheimer's Risk Factors are: Physical Inactivity; Diabetes and Obesity; Depression; and High Blood Pressure. Eating a nutritious diet, rich in folate, is important. Strict vegetarian diets have been shown to increase your Alzheimer's risk, whereas diets high in omega-3's lower your risk. However, vegetables, without question, are your best form of folate, and we should all eat plenty of fresh raw veggies every day. It is best to get your folate from foods like vegetables rather than a multi vitamin. Alpha Lipoic Acid, Turmeric and Coconut Oil may help cure Alzheimer's.]

August 16, 2011 - Issue 1823
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/16.aspx 
* The Shocking Truth About Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
If you think you're pouring yourself a bit of freshly picked Florida sunshine from your carton of orange juice, you're in for a big surprise. This PhD researcher reveals the bare truth about this all-time favorite beverage. Warning: If you're an orange juice lover, brace yourself!
* Puppy at 1,000 Frames Per Second
It's in slow motion to maximize the adorability.
* FINALLY People Starting to Consume Less Sugar!
Are Americans starting to realize that sugar is one of the most detrimental foods to their health?

August 17, 2011 - Issue 1824
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/17.aspx 
* Two Grams of this Household Spice Lowered Blood Sugar by a Whopping 62 mg/dl
From helping treat asthma and diabetes to easing arthritis and stress, your kitchen is hiding a plethora of healing aids. Find out the top 10 most potent herbs and spices, the one that may lower blood sugar, and one that has 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples.
> [Cumin has been used to treat symptoms such as: Diarrhea; Flatulence; and Respiratory diseases. It May Enhance Memory and Help Reduce Stress. It may help Diabetes, Asthma, Candida, Cadmium toxicity etc.]
* Kitten Vs. TWO Scary Things
What are these strange objects on the bed? What do they want?
* This Highly Effective Muscle Building Protein Doubles as a Powerful Antioxidant
This incredible protein is not only a phenomenal muscle builder; it may help ward off free-radical damage at the same time.
> [It's whey protein and possibly kefir.]

August 18, 2011 - Issue 1825
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/18.aspx
* The Missing Ingredient for Long Lasting Energy and Focus for School (or Work)
Many readers ask how I can eat healthy when rushing between meetings or travelling. Or what to suggest for children as school. Here are my secrets to eating fast in a health-loving way - what works best for 'fast foods' and immune system enhancers.
> [This is another whey protein ad.]
* Should Pediatricians 'Fire' Patients Whose Parents Don't Vaccinate?
What should you do if your pediatrician refuses to treat you, or belittles you, if you ask vaccine questions or decide not to get vaccinated?
> [No, parents should fire such pediatricians and go to a good alternative doctor instead.]
* Can Drinking Darker Coffee Improve Your Health?
Does the darkness of the coffee's roast influence its ability to provide you with health benefits?
> [New research in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research found that dark roast coffee restored blood levels of the antioxidants vitamin E and glutathione more effectively than light roast coffee. The dark roast also led to a significant body weight reduction in pre-obese volunteers, whereas the light roast did not. Whole, organic coffee may help keep your brain and muscle tissue young and reduce the rate of prostate cancer, liver cancer, diabetes and stroke.]

August 19, 2011 - Issue 1826
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/19.aspx
* They Say it's Safe - But it's Unknowingly Destroying Your Liver
Metabolically, consuming this popular ingredient is very similar to consuming alcohol. And you might be "guzzling" or "chomping" it down by the bucketful. The end result: your liver (and your children's liver) are getting scarred.
> [When it Comes to Sugar, Fructose is the Worst of the Worst. And sugar is half fructose. Fructose is a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks, which can damage your, or your child's, metabolism. More than any other form of sugar, heavy fructose consumption can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and can trigger the early stages of diabetes, heart and liver disease. Obese children are getting fatty livers, which can lead to liver failure.
- Fructose, usually derived from corn, is fueling the obesity crisis in a big way due to its heavy use by the food and beverage industry in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose. If you or your child are consuming excess fructose daily, it can result in damage to your liver.
- Since the 1970s, the consumption of HFCS in the United States has skyrocketed. Soda and other sweetened beverages are easily some of the largest contributors, in which HFCS is the primary sweetener.
- But HFCS is also in the vast majority of processed foods—even those you wouldn't think of as sweet, such as ketchup, soup, salad dressing, bread and crackers. Even "natural" foods often contain fructose as a sweetener. So even if you don't drink soda, if you eat processed or packaged foods at all, you're likely consuming fructose—and a lot of it. Fructose accounts for 10 percent of the calories in the average American diet.  Metabolically, it's the worst of the worst.]
* Bulldog Puppy Navigates the Steps
An adorable puppy conquers his fear.
* Genes Are NOT the Main Cause of Autism
A new study on twins reveals that genetics may not be the major causative factor behind autism as is commonly believed... so what is?
> [Dr. Campbell is convinced that autistic children are in fact born with perfectly normal brains and perfectly normal sensory organs, but abnormal gut flora, passed on from their mother and father, leads to devastating toxicity. She discovered that a large percentage of mothers of autistic children were bottle-fed. Then, as they received many courses of antibiotics throughout their childhood, they developed increasingly worse abnormalities in their gut flora.
- Bottle-feeding along with over-use of antibiotics and use of the contraceptive pill set the stage for increasingly abnormal gut flora with each passing generation. Then, add to that a diet of processed junk food and excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup and you have a prescription for disaster in terms of intestinal health. And this disastrous intestinal microflora is subsequently passed on to your children. Vaccines likely Play a Role as well.]

August 20, 2011 - Issue 1827
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/20.aspx
* Known as the "Deadliest Nutrient" - but There's No Meaningful Evidence
You've been told it's bad and contributes to heart disease. But it's based on one study - which they refused to release and is still unproven. But why? To direct attention away from what the real culprit is - read this to get all the juicy details.
> [Saturated fat is healthful. Unnatural fat, as in vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils, is harmful. See my condensed version of Mary Enig's article on Good and Bad Fats at http://nhc.lefora.com/2008/11/06/fatsoils .]
* New Research Shows Abdominal Exercises Do Not Reduce Your Belly Fat
If abdominal exercises won't get rid of excess flab on your belly, then what will?
> [80% of belly fat is caused by diet, not lack of exercise. Reduce carbohydrate consumption and increase natural fat consumption.]
* The Incredible Oil that Helps Prevent Heart Attacks (And Stalls Aging Too!)
A critical constituent you can now measure in your blood - and a far better marker than knowing your triglyceride or cholesterol levels. It finally unlocks the Japanese mystery of a 4-year longer lifespan than Americans - despite their smoking and hypertension.
> [Omega-3 fats are the key, especially from unbreaded shrimp, crab, wild Arctic salmon, sardines etc.]

August 22, 2011 - Issue 1829
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/22.aspx
* If Your Multivitamin Contains These Ingredients - DUMP THEM NOW
Go and check the labels now for these ingredients (classified as dangerous and toxic to the environment) that can be carcinogenic, prevent the absorption of ingredients, cause autoimmune disorders and reproductive problems.
> [Organic selenium is an essential trace mineral found primarily in plant foods. Many farming areas are becoming increasingly selenium depleted and selenium is also lost when the food is processed or refined. But beware of Inorganic Selenium. As explained in the featured article, sodium selenite and selenate are two potentially problematic ingredients found in many multi-vitamins. They can cause cancer, damage the liver and spleen and cause other toxic effects. Other Problematic Ingredients Found in Many Multi-Vitamins are Magnesium stearate and Titanium dioxide, which can damage the immune system.]
* Popcorn Kittens
Playful rescued kittens bounce around their playpen like popping popcorn!
* Why are They Raising a Fuss Over Raw Milk When these Infections are FAR Worse?
While the FDA wastes valuable resources to shut down your right to purchase raw dairy, these contaminated foods have been causing thousands of times more illnesses and deaths for more than a decade.
> [Contaminated Ground Turkey and Poultry from Your Supermarket that Contains Salmonella cause many infections. The reason why they're trying to shut down raw milk farmers is because so many people consume raw milk and raw milk dairy products, and the numbers are growing every year, from over nine million in 2008 to 12 to 13 million today. Big Dairy agribiz is losing business that the FDA is trying to keep as a monopoly.]

August 23, 2011 - Issue 1830
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/23.aspx
* Never do This Before Bed if You Want a Good Night's Sleep
These common mistakes disrupt your brainwaves and upset your hormones - causing you to toss and turn. Eliminate them now - and if that doesn't help, try this quick, drug-free cure for insomnia which helped 30% of people in this study.
> [Turn off your TV, computer, iPad and any other light emitting technologies at least an hour prior to bed time, and make sure your bedroom is shrouded in pitch darkness.]
* Stunningly Lovely Time-Lapse Video of Cloud Formations and the Sky in the Canary Islands
A surreal view of nature at one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
* New Study Shows Soy No Help for Bone Loss or Hot Flashes
Is taking soy to treat menopausal symptoms wasting your money and actually causing you far more harm than good?
> [Yes! If You Eat Soy, Make Sure it's Fermented. Black Cohosh may help regulate body temperature and hot flashes. Authentic Royal Macha from Peru seems to be an effective herbal solution for menopause.]

August 24, 2011 - Issue 1831
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/24.aspx
* Enormously Useful Allergy Treatment - With Virtually No Side Effects
Looking for a drug free option to help put an end to annoying allergy symptoms? Here's a list of experts that can help, plus the amazing allergy busting foods you should know about.
> [During provocation-neutralization treatment, a small amount of allergen is injected under your skin to produce a small bump called a "wheal" on the top layers of your skin, and then it is monitored for a reaction. If you have a positive reaction, such as fatigue, headache, or a growth in the size of the wheal, then the allergen is neutralized with diluted injections or with drops that go in your mouth of the same allergen. If you are interested in pursuing PN, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has a list of physicians and offices that are trained in this technique.
- The Buteyko method seems better. See it on Youtube etc. After exhaling, not inhaling, hold your breath for a few seconds before breathing normally and repeat several times.]
* Boston Terrier Likes His Belly Tickled!
Boston Terrier Mackie likes his belly tickled, and makes funny faces.
* Are You Fat Because You are Being Poisoned?
Stealthy toxins are pervasive and you could unknowingly be adding inches to your waistline.
> [Recent research has implicated environmental contaminants in the pathogenesis of obesity.]

August 25, 2011 - Issue 1832
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/25.aspx
* Still Taking Fish Oil? Check Out This NEW Warning
Omega-3s are crucial for supporting heart health, your immune function, and a positive mood, but you may want to think twice about the source you're getting them from... especially when you read about this new warning.
* Baby Screech Owls
These wide-eyed, alert orphans will stay in care until they're old enough to be released back into the wild.
* The Hidden Danger in Your Car Seat
This little-known car seat danger could be putting your child at risk.
> [The Ecology Center tested over 150 infant, convertible, and booster car seats, and found that some are saturated with dangerous chemicals. Car seats were tested for bromine, chlorine, lead, and other heavy metals.  Heat and UV-ray exposure in cars can accelerate the breakdown of chemicals, and may even increase their toxicity. WTSP 10 News reports: Sixty percent of children's car seats tested contained at least one toxic chemical. The study also found brominated flame retardant chemicals, that are either deemed toxic or lack adequate health safety data, in 44 percent of seats tested. Toxic Chemicals are Widespread in Children's Products. Only use glass baby bottles for your baby. Give your baby natural fabric or wood toys instead of plastic ones. Choose chemical-free furniture for the nursery, especially mattresses.]

August 26, 2011 - Issue 1833
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/26.aspx
* This Almost Perfect Natural Oil Could Slow Down Your Aging Clock
Most people are deficient in omega-3 fats and consume too many damaged omega-6 fats (found in vegetable oils and processed foods). A 2011 study confirms that this natural oil is 48 times more potent than fish oil in helping you balance this ratio more in your favor.
> [It's krill oil. Surprise.]
* Baby Bunny Eats a Tiny Flower
A little wild bunny eats a flower then washes its face. The filmmaker released the bunny back into the wild when it was older and able to survive on its own.
* Probably the Best Way to Enhance Your Baby's Gut and Brain Development
This no-to-low-cost strategy may play one of the most important roles in your child's healthy development.
> [It's breastfeeding.]

August 27, 2011 - Issue 1834
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/27.aspx
* Up to 30 Times the Cancer Risk - From This 'Indispensable' Daily Tool
It's become an 'essential' daily tool no one thinks they can live without. And may be trending toward being something no one can live WITH - potentially multiplying your risk of cancer by 30 TIMES... along with headaches and brittle bones. Tricks to protect your brain and bones now.
> [It's cell phones and the like.]
* Deficiency of This Vital Mineral May Result in a Shorter Life
80% are deficient in this mineral. Are you getting enough of this important nutrient that plays a major role in keeping your heart and bones healthy?
> [The Weston A. Price Foundation said: Magnesium works in concert with calcium to regulate electrical impulses in the cell—magnesium concentration inside healthy cells is ten thousand times greater than calcium, and there are crucial reasons for this safeguard. Cellular calcium channels allow that mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse; it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled. This vigilance is necessary to prevent calcium accumulation in the cell, which could cause dangerous hyper-excitability, calcification, cell dysfunction and even cell death. When excess calcium enters the cells because of insufficient magnesium, muscle contraction is sustained for too long, and we suffer, for example, twitches and tics in mild cases. When magnesium deficiency becomes chronic, we suffer the symptoms of heart disease such as angina pectoris, hypertension and arrhythmia, or the spasms and contractions characteristic of asthma, migraine headache or painful menstrual cramping. Even bones and teeth need magnesium for calcium to be incorporated.
-The best way to consume this mineral is through organically bound magnesium, which is found in organic green, leafy vegetables. Other foods high in magnesium are: Rice-, wheat- or oat-bran, Spinach, Artichokes, Dried herbs, Squash-, pumpkin- and watermelon-seeds, Dark chocolate cocoa powder, Flax and sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, Sunflower seeds, Almonds, mixed nuts, or pine nuts.
- To see Dr. Mercola and others speak at the Weston Price annual conference, see http://products.mercola.com/weston-price-dallas/ .]
* What You Must Know - if You're Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure
How over 45 million people (and millions more over the years) were suddenly labeled as abnormal, and in need of "treatment" for a blood pressure condition that doesn't exist. Before you take your doctor's advice - you must know these facts.
> [Trying to lower blood pressure too much can actually increase your risk of both heart problems and death! The current definition of normal blood pressure was created in 2003 by the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Rife with drug industry conflicts of interest, both declared and indirect, this panel decided that relatively low blood pressure readings were a risk for heart disease. They urged doctors to treat high blood pressure more aggressively, often with more than one drug. The reason was pure greed.]

August 29, 2011 - Issue 1836
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/29.aspx
* Vision-Boosting Antioxidant 500 Times More Powerful Than Vitamin E
This super-antioxidant provides superior protection against oxidation of retinal tissues... is more powerful than zeaxanthin and lutein... helps maintain eye pressure levels... and supports your eyes' energy levels and visual acuity. Yet, it's nearly impossible to get enough from what you eat.
> [A diet rich in dark leafy greens  helps support eye health. And those with the highest consumption of carotenoid-rich vegetables, especially ones rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, have increased vision health. Consume omega-3 rich foods such as fresh caught salmon – or supplement with krill oil, because omega-3 fatty acids are protective of healthy vision.]
* Do We Need to Kiss More?
Could puckering up more often lead to a more satisfying relationship?
* Powerful Antioxidant Found Useful for Most Common Cause of Death
Research shows this antioxidant has "very special and remarkable properties" that make it stand out above the rest.
> [The Antioxidant that Can Actually Help Regenerate a Damaged Heart is resveratrol, found in grapes {skins} (muscadine grapes have the highest concentration), cocoa, dark chocolate and peanuts. Blending grapes can increase intake.]

August 30, 2011 - Issue 1837
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/30.aspx
* Could THIS Be One of the Biggest Taxpayer Rip-Offs AND Health Threats Ever?
Without your knowing, it's robbing you of your money AND most likely your health. What's more, you're being handed the bill whether you choose to participate or not. It's time to take action. We're truly on a roll and urgently need your help!
> [It's mercury amalgam fillings. Ask Congress to end this rip-off.]
* The ONE Thing That Can Slash Your Risk of Dying From Cancer Up to 50%
Whether you want to ward off cancer or are battling it now, there's ONE thing that stands out from the crowd... It may help cancer cells die, lower dangerous estrogen levels, and rev up the circulation of immune cells in your blood to defend against cancer.
> [Every hour of TV watched by people age 25 or over equates to a 22-minute reduction in life expectancy. But a mere 15 minutes of exercise a day can increase your lifespan by three years!]
* A Great Story without Words
When Bibi the tiny Maltese mix was blown off a pier by gale force winds, his despairing owner feared the worst... Then a brave young hero came to the rescue.
* Even if You Do Everything Else Right - This Frequently Overlooked Threat can Destroy Your Health
Yes, even if you eat well, sleep well, exercise and drink purified water this invisible enemy can get under your skin and cause headaches, fatigue, depression, memory loss, and skin irritations. Follow these steps to stop it from jeopardizing your health.
> [It's indoor air pollution.]

August 31, 2011 - Issue 1838
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/08/31.aspx
* You Don't Need to Be in a Hospital or Doctor's Office for THIS Medical Device to Harm You
You may not call this a medical device, but the FDA does. Their own scientists oppose it, but FDA Big-wigs via crafty deception, give it the green light... The battle lines are now drawn - Who'll get the LAST word on this risky device used by nearly everyone?
> [It's mercury amalgam fillings. A revolving door allows amalgam insiders to bounce between well-paid positions in industry and high-ranking FDA positions that regulate industry. See the Detailed action plan for Americans, Canadians, Australians, Britons, and Europeans to help remove mercury fillings from their countries, http://www.toxicteeth.org .]
* Why is this "Unsafe" Food Banned When It's 35,000 Times SAFER Than Others?
New U.S. government data says it all -- you are 35,000 times MORE likely to get sick from other foods. So why does the FDA continue to wage a vicious war against innocent farmers? Find out what they desperately don't want you to know.
> [It's raw milk.]
* Cat Helps Itself to a Treat
When there was no one around to help him get a treat when he wanted one, this kitty decided to take matters into his own hands paws.
* 16 Reasons Why You Can't Stick to Your Diet
These common nutritional dogmas could be causing you to pack on the pounds despite your good intentions.
> [It's mainly from high carbohydrate foods, like sugar, flour, starches, grains.]