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January 1, 2012 - Issue 1961
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/01.aspx
* This "Scary Drink" May Resolve Your Troubling Health Issues
The CDC defends the use of mercury in vaccines and fluoride in your water - yet tells you to be afraid of this super-nutritious drink that's loaded with healthy bacteria, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, CLA (which fights cancer), enzymes and proteins.
> [Outbreaks from consuming pasteurized milk are responsible for many more illnesses and deaths than raw milk, yet the CDC never issues warnings about those; although FDA and CDC would like you to believe their concern is for your safety, when you examine the facts, their first priority is protecting the dairy industry. Raw milk from factory farms would indeed be unsafe for human consumption as it is often loaded with pathogenic bacteria due to the filthy, overcrowded conditions on huge dairy farms. Real raw milk comes from “happy cows” allowed to roam freely on pasture and eat grass, which optimizes their health and immune systems and produces milk that is very safe to drink in its raw form.]
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January 2, 2012 - Issue 1962
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/02.aspx
* How Women May Be Contributing to Men's Rising Cancer Rates
Ironic as it may seem, a new suspected culprit linked to men's rising rates of cancer may be women themselves. With over 82% of women aged 15 to 44 having engaged in this potentially risky practice, it's not only linked to prostate cancer but may be linked to newly rising breast cancer cases, too.
> [An analysis of data from 100 countries found oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer; this may be due to exposure to synthetic estrogens excreted by women and that end up in the drinking water supply.]
* Tap Water in Neti Pot Kills Two People
Why you must avoid tap water at all costs if you use nasal irrigation to cleanse your sinuses
> [Two Louisiana residents have died after being infected with the so-called "brain-eating" amoeba in contaminated tap water, which the victims used in a neti pot (a small, teapot-like pot) to irrigate their sinuses. Because tap water can be home to any number of contaminants, it is extremely important to use only sterile, distilled or boiled water (that is allowed to cool) for nasal irrigation with a neti pot.]
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January 3, 2012 - Issue 1963
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/03.aspx
* The Horrible "Immune System Mistake" Millions Will Make This Year
You'll regret it if you fall into this trap and unknowingly expose yourself to more illness if you don't get the cold, hard facts. Ignore this and it may make you a "sitting duck" for the next opportunistic virus.
> [Children who did not receive a flu shot naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to vaccinated children. So the unvaccinated are more resistant to the flu.]
* New Study on Fluoride Shows No Benefits and Major Safety Issues
Using fluoride for the purpose of improving your dental health is not all health officials have it cracked up to be.
> [Join the fight to end the archaic practice of water fluoridation in the United States and Canada]
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January 4, 2012 - Issue 1964
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/04.aspx
* The Dr. Oz Show: Information I Couldn't Share
Including why we disagreed about statins... the supplement I believe everyone over 30 should take... why you should never stop your blood pressure medications without this... and much more. Plus: when it will air in your area in January.
> [Dr. Mercola was a guest on The Dr. Oz show on Wednesday January 4th. The general theme was why you might not want to trust your doctor. Topics covered include vitamin D, CoQ10/Ubiquinol, hypertension, statin drugs, and antidepressants.]
* Why this Vitamin is Better than ANY Vaccine and Improves Your Immune System by 3-5 Times
If you want to supercharge your immune system to fight diseases ranging from cancer and Crohn’s disease to depression and cavities, read on.
> [Dr. Joe Prendergast explains that vitamin D is more powerful than any vaccine you could take, as German researchers have found it increases your immune system by a factor of 3 to 5 times.]
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January 5, 2012 - Issue 1965
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/05.aspx
* Who Knew this Potent Antioxidant Also Protects Against Ulcers?
If you're suffering from gastric ulcers, this very special member of the carotenoid family may be your ticket to recovery... or prevention.
> [Astaxanthin, from shrimp, crab, salmon etc, has a significant protective effect against the formation of ulcers.]
* Almost 68% of Women over 40 Have Fallen for This Trap
Exposing themselves to a spectrum of "low energy" radiation that's up to 400% more carcinogenic than the spectrum of radiation released by atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Don't be fooled - it's 10x more likely to do harm than good.
> [X-ray mammography uses a uniquely harmful type of ionizing radiation which has been linked to the development of invasive breast cancer. The intense push for breast screenings has many women believing, falsely, that the technology actually “prevents” breast cancer, distracting them from other, truly preventive and effective strategies.]
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January 6, 2012 - Issue 1966
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/06.aspx
* Avoid This Popular Exercise - As It Shrinks Your Muscle and Accelerates Aging
Instead of a growth hormone spurt, you get a Cortisol spurt - reversing all your effort. Plus, it decreases your insulin sensitivity, thus increasing your flab. If that's not bad enough, it shrinks your muscle and hypes up aging. Don't let your valuable time and energy go to waste like that.
> [I think the popular one is jogging. Dr. McGuff is a proponent of high-intensity interval training using weights, which can achieve many of the same results as Peak 8 exercises using cardio equipment. High-intensity exercise, which engages your fast-twitch muscle fibers, is required if you want an effective aerobic workout, and can cut your workout time from an hour on the treadmill down to 12-15 minutes. Long, slow, distance-type of exercise can actually cause your intermediate and fast-twitch muscle fibers to atrophy, causing loss of muscle mass and loss of insulin sensitivity.]
* Major Secret in Achieving Joint Pain Relief
If you suffer from joint pain, adding this to your daily routine could spell relief.
> [Exercise helps prevent and relieve joint pain.]
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January 7, 2012 - Issue 1967
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/07.aspx
* This Food Lowered IQ 4 Points in Recent Study
This popular food can have devastating health consequences - including mental health issues, lowered IQ, gut imbalances, and toxicity suggestive of common American health problems... compared to those who ate another "starch". Shouldn't you quit eating it?
> [A Japanese study showed that children who eat wheat every day score almost four points lower on IQ tests than those who eat rice. Dr. Jaminet’s “Perfect Health Diet” recommends 20-30 percent of daily calories to be in the form of rice or potatoes, aka ‘safe starches;’ 15 percent animal protein, and 55-65 percent healthy fats, like olive oil etc.]
* Patient Dies One Day After Receiving First Dose of New MS Drug
Research shows that the most common brain and nerve disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, are linked to brain shrinkage and a malfunctioning of the cellular energy supply. Shifting your eating habits can help make a profound difference.
> [Dietary changes can be extremely effective in treating multiple sclerosis; Dr. Terry Wahls reversed her multiple sclerosis in a matter of months by switching to a Paleo-style diet focused on fresh raw foods, high in specific nutrients needed for proper function of both myelin and mitochondria.]
* If You Have These Genes, This Popular Drug Can Trigger Impulsive Violence
And cause a common side effect marked by anxiety, agitation, jitteriness and the inability to sit quietly or sleep due to the sensation of "jumping out of one's skin". Throw away these drugs - and use this safe and effective technique instead.
> [Since the late 1980s, there have been frequent reports of increased violent behavior, including homicides and suicides, among individuals taking antidepressant drugs. “Homicidal akathisia” is an extreme motor restlessness sometimes caused by antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs that is thought to underlie these violent outbursts. Depression and other emotional disturbances can be safely and effectively treated by an energy psychology technique called EFT, which a growing number of scientific studies are showing to be incredibly effective; EFT is even more effective when combined with healthy diet and lifestyle choices (maybe for some).]
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January 8, 2012 - Issue 1968
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/08.aspx
* Toxic Enough to Require Haz-Mat Transport... Yet Safe for You and Your Children?
The World Health Organization now discourages this, but the FDA still thinks this is safe - even in the face of public outcry and irrefutable evidence of great bodily harm. Can we help force their hand? Plus, must-know self-protection steps they're not willing to share.
> [As a result of enormous public pressure from dentists, health professionals and consumers, we are on the brink of prompting real change in the fight for mercury-free dentistry; you can help us reach the tipping point in order to bring about permanent change.]
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January 9, 2012 - Issue 1969
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/09.aspx
* This Pretended "Life Saving" Tool May Lead You Straight to Invasive Breast Cancer
Do you still believe this widely purported medical myth? It's a deadly trap that 68% of all women have fallen into during the past 2 years. Doing so puts you at an increased cancer risk - proven by Dartmouth College researchers.
> [The abnormal growth of cells within the milk ducts of the breast, is considered non-invasive or "stage zero breast cancer," with some experts arguing for its complete re-classification as a non-cancerous condition. The medical industry abuses patients by scaring them into trying expensive treatments that do more harm than good.]
* Far Safer than Vaccines in Limiting Chickenpox Spread
This natural element may explain why chickenpox is much less common among people in tropical climates.
> [Chickenpox is less common, and less easily spread, in tropical countries where people receive regular exposure to sunlight compared to countries with colder climates. Sunlight exposure on your skin may deactivate viruses, including chickenpox, while increasing your levels of vitamin D, which supports your immune system and may also fight off viral infections. The chickenpox vaccine is linked to serious side effects and death, is not 100% effective, and provides only temporary immunity, at best. In healthy children, chickenpox is typically a mild illness that resolves on its own without medical treatment, providing long-lasting natural immunity.]
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January 10, 2012 - Issue 1970
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/10.aspx
* Refuse to Eat These Foods - They Could Destroy Your Reproductive Organs
There's a "protection racket" going on to tell you it's safe - but find out how foods that contain them can possibly disrupt your reproductive cycle and may even cause a miscarriage. Also contains a poison found to cause cancer in rat studies.
> [Avoid genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy, which have already been shown to reduce fertility in animals. Genetic engineering (GE) of both plants and animals is in full swing. As a result, virtually ALL processed foods and beverages contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient. Animal-based foods are also affected, such as meat and eggs, as conventionally-raised livestock are typically fed GE feed; the toxins of which tend to bioaccumulate in the animal. Animal studies have linked GE crops to a wide variety of health problems, from abnormal immune responses and organ disruptions to reproductive problems in both males and females.]
* This Menace Killed 50% of Rats Tested - But It's Hiding in Your Water, Air and Food
Also kills human cells within 24 hours - even at dilutions of 100,000 times... And is linked to 20 adverse health effects, including birth defects, infertility, and cancer. Find out the 2 ways you bypass its damage, inside.
> [Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, has long claimed that Roundup is safe and environmentally friendly, but recent studies show it does not readily break down in the environment and is now contaminating our air, rain, water and food. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to more than 20 adverse health effects, including birth defects, infertility and cancer. You can reduce your exposure to glyphosate-containing herbicides by avoiding genetically modified food, which are heavily contaminated with it. It’s also a wise choice to have your well or city water tested for contaminants, and install a whole-house filtration system to remove pollutants.]
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January 11, 2012 - Issue 1971
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/11.aspx
* The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You've Probably Never Heard Of
This can cause infertility, skin rashes, heart attacks, memory loss, and more... First patented as a flame retardant - why is it used in these popular beverages? Europe and Japan banned it, but it's still "okay" in the U.S. Discover the specific beverage offenders, plus 6 other common products to avoid.
> [The federal govt isn't protecting the people. It's destroying our health. About 10 percent of sodas sold in the US contain an additive called brominated vegetable oil (BVO), which has been banned in food throughout Europe and Japan. BVO is corn- or soybean oil bonded with the toxic element bromine. BVO has been shown to bioaccumulate in human tissue and breast milk, and animal studies have found it causes reproductive and behavioral problems in large doses. Bromines are common endocrine disruptors, and are part of the halide family, a group of elements that includes fluorine, chlorine and iodine. When ingested, bromine competes for the same receptors that are used to capture iodine. This can lead to iodine deficiency, which can have a very detrimental impact on your health. Bromine is a central nervous system depressant, and can trigger a number of psychological symptoms such as acute paranoia and other psychotic symptoms. Bromine toxicity can also manifest as skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue, and cardiac arrhythmias.]
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January 12, 2012 - Issue 1972
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/12.aspx
* Alarming New "Flu" Treatment -- A Serious Health Mistake in the Making
Based on this study you could be making a grave health mistake. They should have compared it to a placebo... Now they're touting this as the answer to the flu - when in fact, it's anything but... Please, don't risk your life with this until you know these facts.
> [Both statins and antiviral flu drugs carry serious side effects and their effectiveness at fighting the flu is dubious at best; antiviral drugs, for instance, only shorten the duration of the flu by one or two days and have been linked to convulsions, delirium or delusions, and death. Safe, effective and natural options, like optimizing your vitamin D levels and avoiding sugar, are readily available for both flu prevention and treatment.]
* Major Trouble Ahead - if You Don't Fix This Deadly Deficiency
Ignore this and you're flirting with danger - a wide range of health problems have been linked to this deficiency including depression, violence, weight gain, diabetes, allergies, eczema, memory problems and Alzheimer's. Follow these steps to help make the problem disappear.
> [The American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) position on omega-6 fats runs counter to the vast majority of scientific research that supports the health benefits of lowering your omega-6 fat intake, and raising your omega-3 intake. Research shows that mega-3 fat deficiencies can lead to increased inflammation in your body, which predisposes you to chronic diseases like diabetes, allergies, and problems with mood and memory. The types of omega-3 and omega-6 fats you consume matters as much as the ratio. All dietary fats should come from whole foods that are organic, unprocessed, unrefined, and non-GMO; the AHA fails to address this. Your primary sources for both omega-3 and omega-6 fats should be organic, unrefined oils such as olive oil and avocado oil, raw milk and butter, free-range eggs, grass pastured beef, and whole seeds. Oils/fats you should avoid include corn, canola and soy oil, and margarine.]
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January 13, 2012 - Issue 1973
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/13.aspx
* Try this Simple Trick to Slim Down and Build Muscle Faster
Our personal trainer reveals this simple, but well kept nutritional secret in the competitive bodybuilding and fitness world. He's found it makes it easier for his clients to stick, long-term, to an eating plan that helps bring better and faster results to their workout efforts. What's more, you'll love how satisfying this way of eating can be.
> [Diet accounts for as much as 80 percent of the health benefits reaped from a healthy lifestyle. Much of your exercise will be in vain if you neglect your diet. Ideally, you’ll want to eat 5-6 small meals per day, with protein and carbs (primarily from vegetables) combined in each meal. About 50% or more of your calories should come from healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, butter, eggs and animal fat. After a cardiovascular workout, wait 45-60 minutes, and then consume a high quality source of protein (whole food) and vegetable-type carbohydrate. An example would be a spinach salad and some organic chicken. The best post-workout meal on resistance training days is whey protein and a medium glycemic carbohydrate (such as banana).]
* Exercise May Encourage Healthy Eating Via Brain Changes
There's much more to exercise and weight loss than simply burning calories; new research shows your workouts may also make it easier to eat healthy.
> [New research shows exercise helps to enhance your brain’s executive functions like inhibitory control, making it easier for you to resist unhealthy food and instead choose healthy options that will help you realize your weight loss goals.]
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January 14, 2012 - Issue 1974
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/14.aspx
* How to Starve Cancer Out of Your Body - Avoid These Top 4 Cancer-Feeding Foods
Eating these 4 foods FEEDS cancer cells... Deny it by refusing to supply it these 4 cancer-promoting foods. Then layer these 3 supplements which each individually slash your cancer risk at least 50%. Combining these strategies could get your risk to near zero - what's not to like about that?
> [Your diet is the one of the best ways to either feed or prevent cancer. Processed foods, soft drinks, red meat from CAFO-raised animals, trans fats, all forms of sugar, and any food containing or contaminated with xenoestrogens promote cancer growth. Plant foods, particularly cruciferous vegetables and flax seed, as well as many herbs and spices are cancer-preventive. Healthy fats of particular importance for cancer prevention are omega-3 and omega-9, which effectively slow down tumor growth in estrogen-sensitive cancers such as breast-, prostate- and colon cancers. Olive oil and avocado are the best sources of omega-9.]
* How to Tell if Your Doctor is on the Drug Industry's Payroll
Soon you'll be able to see if your doctor is taking his share of the $761 million that physicians were recently paid for consulting, speaking, research and other expenses. Here's where you'll need to go to find out if their advice is really unbiased.
> [Dr. Mercola says, "In many cases, even prominent researchers and expert physicians are being influenced by the [drug] industry, whether they realize it or not. I speak from experience because, in fact, I used to be one of those lecturers. I was hired as a "rising star" shortly after I finished my residency training in 1985 and flew across the country lecturing on estrogen replacement therapy, and receiving handsome checks from the drug companies for doing so. I stopped this over 20 years ago when I realized that the entire approach was a scam. Fifteen years later all the major studies came out showing that estrogen replacement therapy radically increased heart disease and cancer, and did not prevent it like the drug industry's manipulated studies suggested."]
* No Deaths in 38 Years From This Raw Food -- So Why is it Condemned?
While its processed sibling has killed over 40 people in the same time period, why should this amazingly healthful food with a shining record be demonized? Find out the truth behind this tragic struggle.
> [There has not been a single death from drinking raw milk since collection of food safety data began in 1973. For comparison, there have been over 40 deaths from pasteurized milk during that time period, and another 50 deaths from pasteurized cheese. Join Mark McAfee's raw milk movement.]
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January 15, 2012 - Issue 1975
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/15.aspx
* Worse than DDT: When You Eat This, it Ends Up Lingering in Your Gut
And it will decimate your good bacteria, wreaking havoc with your health (as 80% of your immune system resides in your gut). What's more, it's zapped of 80-90% of its iron, manganese and zinc. Avoid this nutritionally deficient food - opt for this instead.
> [The major danger of genetically engineered foods may be related to the increased use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, which is the most common weed killer in the US and just happens to be more toxic than DDT. Roundup, can accumulate and persist in the soil for years, where it kills off beneficial microbes and stimulates virulence of pathogens. Since organically-farmed fields are not doused with glyphosate, organic fields still contain beneficial soil bacteria that actually hinder pathogens in and on the food from multiplying out of control. This may be yet another reason why organic foods are less prone to be contaminated with disease-causing pathogens than conventionally-grown foods. When applied to crops, glyphosate becomes systemic throughout the plant, so it cannot be washed off. And once you eat this crop, the glyphosate ends up in your gut, where it can decimate your beneficial bacteria. Rats that are fed genetically engineered feed are irritated. They don't get along together. They always go off into their own little world. They crawl up and run around the cage. They can't get any peace; can't settle down.  That is very typical of what you'd see with autism. The stomachs of the GMO-fed animals have severe allergy responses, inflammation and reddening. The intestinal lining is deteriorating. The smell of the intestinal contents is very rank. The biology has been drastically changed. That's exactly what we're seeing with our children with autism.]
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January 16, 2012 - Issue 1976
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/16.aspx
* New Warning About Manicures, Piercings and Tattoos
Many think nothing of indulging in an occasional manicure or pedicure, or even a body piercing or tattoo, but few appreciate the risks involved. About 4.4 million Americans harbor this associated hidden disease but don't know it and 95% exhibit no symptoms until it's too late.
> [Hepatitis B, i.e. infection of the liver, is transmitted through contact with blood and/or body fluids of an infected person. Common routes of infection include IV drug abuse, sexual activity with an infected partner, and blood transfusion. But any procedure where contaminated tools can break your skin, such as manicures/pedicures, tattoos, or body piercings can spread the infection. The liver is a vital organ; safeguard it.]
* Be Careful of 'Green' Cleaning Products as they May Not Be Very Green
One of the most popular "green" cleaners on the market is far from natural. In fact, it contains a chemical so toxic it's been banned from a product in the UK.
> [Simple Green claims to be “non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally safe,” but it contains 2-Butoxyethanol, a petrochemical solvent that has been shown to destroy red blood cells and cause reproductive problems and birth defects. Tried and true items such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice can get the job done just as well.]
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January 17, 2012 - Issue 1977
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/17.aspx
* Never Do This with Your Teeth - No Matter How "Safe" They Say It Is
Despite its "safety" propaganda... it bio-accumulates in your tissues, is linked to tremors, paralysis, lost hearing/vision, attention deficit, and more... and is banned in many countries. But if you live in the U.S., you may be still living with this smoking health bomb. Here's why.
> [Don't use amalgam fillings, because they contain highly toxic mercury.]
* Why Are Cell Phones Using the Wrong Safety Standards?
The process used to certify cell phones is based on a one-size-fits-all model that leaves many typical cell phone users, especially children, vulnerable to excessive and dangerous radiation exposure.
> [Under the industry-designed process for evaluating radiation exposure from cell phones, children may absorb double the radiation in their heads, three times the radiation in their brain’s hippocampus, and up to 10 times the radiation to their bone marrow compared to adults.]
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January 18, 2012 - Issue 1978
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/18.aspx
* No Matter What the FDA Says - Clear This Out of Your Fridge
Despite another recall after 14 people got infected, the FDA has caved into industry pressure again and reversed its more than 30 year old promise to ban this process. It's up to you to protect yourself - and you can start by only selecting this healthy option.
> [You can help protect yourself and your family -- and prompt change in the consumer realm -- by purchasing only antibiotic-free meats that were raised on high-quality organic farms.]
* As Bad as Cocaine and Amphetamines - Will Authorities Now Force This Drug on Your Child?
Their solution for poor behavior falls in the same class as cocaine and amphetamines. And a controversial new ruling advocates major trouble for parents who refuse - despite a high 20% misdiagnosis rate. Could you proactively reduce the threat with these 10 natural strategies?
> [Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has issued controversial draft guidelines that imply a child could be taken into protective custody if a parent refuses to give their child ADHD drugs. Ritalin is a potentially dangerous “class 2” narcotic; other side effects include psychotic symptoms, hostility, delayed growth, heart problems and more. There are many safe and effective non-drug options for treating behavioral problems like ADHD, including changes to diet and other lifestyle interventions.]
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January 19, 2012 - Issue 1979
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/19.aspx
* Warning: 50 Minutes with This Daily Gadget Can Alter Your Brain and DNA
Why are so many countries adopting new rules for this trendy but dangerous health trap? Until the U.S. catches on, it's up to you to take these 9 steps to prevent cancer and a slew of other diseases. Its damage is incredibly swift, so you'll want to act even faster to protect your health.
> [An important new analysis from Sweden, just published in Neurology & Neurophysiology, projects a very large increase in brain cancer incidence resulting from widespread mobile phone use beginning in approximately 15 years. The projections are based on well-established known effects of this radiation on DNA:that mobile phone use decreases the efficiency of the repair of mutated DNA and that mobile phone use increases the rate of DNA mutations. A few years ago Dr. Mercola predicted something like 50,000 new cases of brain cancer per year by 2010 from cell phones. Maybe this new prediction will be more accurate.]
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January 20, 2012 - Issue 1980
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/20.aspx
* Proven: Kids Get Smarter Just from Doing This One Simple Thing
Students doubled their reading scores, lifted math scores 20 TIMES. Even monkeys learned new tasks twice as fast doing it. It's not a supplement and doesn't need to cost anything. For renewed clarity and brain focus, it can't be beat - just think how well you'll perform in everything you do.
> [A review of 14 studies has demonstrated that the more physically active schoolchildren are, the better they do academically. High-intensity interval training is the ideal form of exercise for children. Intermittent bouts of activity with pauses in between is entirely natural for the human body, and kids will spontaneously resort to this type of activity when left to their own devices.]
* Lifting Weights for Dummies in Four Easy Steps
Achieve your fitness goals faster by incorporating weight training into your exercise routine.
> [A common mistake is lifting too heavy of a weight too fast. For optimal results, every repetition should take about 8 seconds, 4 seconds up and 4 down. To gain muscle and lose fat, aim for lifting the amount of weight that allows you to barely finish 12 repetitions on your first set, and 10 on your second. Simply try to focus on the intended muscle with your mind. Act like you are trying to squeeze water out of a sponge in the targeted muscle. This is only possible if you lighten the weight and utilize the slower repetition.]
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January 21, 2012 - Issue 1981
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/21.aspx
* Eating This Can "Tear Holes" in Your Gut
Allowing various gut contents to flood into your bloodstream where they wreak havoc on your health, causing bloating, gas and abdominal cramps as well as fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain, allergies, psychological symptoms, autism and more. Stop eating it now.
> [Grains contain anti-nutrients and lectins that can damage your gut, and humans did not consume them until relatively recently in our history. Leaky gut may result in allergies and candida etc. There is a much scientific evidence that grains and legumes contain anti-nutrients that may increase intestinal permeability and cause leaky gut and associated symptoms. Eliminating grains (and sugars) from your diet, while introducing traditionally fermented foods, can help prevent leaky gut as well as other chronic health conditions.]
* Why is Massive Conflict of Interest Allowed in Government Health Recommendations?
You need unbiased advice when it comes to making decisions about your health... so why are so many government health recommendations the result of extreme corporate bias?
> [Many government health recommendations are developed by “experts” who receive money from pharmaceutical companies. A telling example: Eight of the nine doctors on the panel that developed the new cholesterol guidelines had been making money from the drug companies that manufacture statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Conflict of interest is rampant in the field of medicine. Beware.]
* The Mistake That Can Cost You Up to 85% MORE for Medical Tests
When you need to get an outpatient X-ray, CT scan or MRI, where do you go? If you make this mistake, you may be throwing away your hard-earned money. Find out the easy and safe way to save 50 to 70% and even more on necessary tests.
> [Hospitals tend to charge much more than private, freestanding imaging centers for the same test, of the same quality. But most conventional testing is highly inaccurate and misleading. Many natural practitioners are more reliable.]
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January 22, 2012 - Issue 1982
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/22.aspx
* Dr. Oz Proves This Fruit Juice Can be Toxic
After testing 50 different brands of this type of juice, Dr. Oz found they ALL contained high levels of this poison that can cause a wide variety of health problems including chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, reduced IQ and various cancers.
> [Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment, and is a common groundwater contaminant. Tests performed by both Consumer Reports and Dr. Oz recently exposed high levels of arsenic in fruit juices, especially apple juice. Many foods, including chicken, rice, and processed baby foods have also been found to contain high levels of arsenic. While acutely toxic at high levels, low-level chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including gastrointestinal problems, skin discoloration and hyperkeratosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, reproductive problems, reduced IQ and other neurological problems, and various cancers.]
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January 23, 2012 - Issue 1983
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/23.aspx
* This Food Robs Your Brain Power - Avoid It for Clearer Thinking
New evidence: those who ate this food struggled mentally, whereas the other group had more gray matter in their brains and higher perceptual organization - key intelligence markers. Further, the brain robbing food causes disease and prevents nutrient absorption. Shouldn't you switch to brain-healthy foods?
> [Wheat and other glutinous grains are probably the worst starches to consume, in terms of metabolic impact versus micronutrient benefit, and many are heavy in toxins. The most important consideration is that your carbohydrate sources are as organic and unprocessed as possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives, and not genetically modified. Studies now demonstrate that your child’s diet has a direct impact on his or her cognitive function, and that both quality and quantity of carbohydrates are important.]
* Dangers of Feminine Hygiene Products that Every Woman Needs to Know
If you use tampons, do you know the three variables that may interact to create a perfect storm of conditions for toxic shock syndrome (TSS) to develop?
> [Tampons are an example of biologically incompatible technology, which can react with bacteria in your body and women’s menstrual cycles to create the ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, triggering potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Minimize your risk of this potentially life-threatening condition, such as by avoiding super-absorbent tampons and those made from synthetic materials.]
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January 24, 2012 - Issue 1984
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/24.aspx
* 213 Women Who Took This Suffered Permanent Disability
And that was just between May 2009 and September 2010. It also caused 16 deaths, 25 cases of Guillian Barre Syndrome and 789 reports of "serious" adverse reactions including MS, seizures, paralysis, blindness, memory loss and speech problems.
> [A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Australia against drug maker Merck by a young woman who suffered autoimmune and neurological health problems following injections with the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Multiple-sclerosis-like symptoms and neurological complications, including seizures, paralysis and speech problems, are being reported by increasing numbers of girls and women following Gardasil vaccination.]
* New Evidence Refutes Fraud Findings in Dr. Wakefield Case
A new twist has been uncovered that may blow the case to discredit the link between MMR vaccine and autism clearly out of the water.
> [A new investigation into Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s hotly contested MMR-autism study concluded there was no fraud committed by Dr. Wakefield. Growing research is now supporting the link between gastrointestinal disturbances and autism; it could be that if your child has suboptimal gut flora, vaccines can become the proverbial "last straw"—the trigger that sends his/her immune system over the edge into the development of chronic heath problems.]
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January 25, 2012 - Issue 1985
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/25.aspx
* One of the Worst Forms of Exercise There Is
Most exercise reduces your risk of heart disease by a factor of three, but this can actually scar your heart muscles and increases your risk by seven. Don't stress your heart - here's how to get head-shaking results (and burn excess flab) in an hour a week.
> [Long-term endurance athletes were found to suffer diminished function of the right ventricle of the heart after endurance racing. They also had increased blood levels of cardiac enzymes, which are markers for heart injury, and 12 percent of the athletes had detectable scar tissue on their heart muscle one week post-race. Although exercise reduces your cardiovascular risk by a factor of three, too much vigorous exercise, such as marathon running, actually increases your cardiac risk by seven. Not only is it possible to over-exercise, but simply focusing on the wrong type of exercise to the exclusion of everything else can actually do you more harm than good. There’s compelling evidence showing that high-intensity interval training, which requires but a fraction of the time compared to conventional cardio, is FAR more efficient, and more effective. You can literally reap greater rewards in less time. The same can be said for the super-slow form of weight training, which mirrors many of the health benefits of high-intensity interval training.]
* Is Nerve Damage The Rule, Not the Exception With Cholesterol Meds?
New research sheds important light on the serious health risks to those taking statin cholesterol-lowering medications for two years or more.
> [A new study found treatment with statin cholesterol-lowering drugs caused a clinically silent but still definite damage to peripheral nerves when taken for longer than 2 years. Your body needs cholesterol, and using drugs to lower it as low as it will go is not usually beneficial for your health, to say the least.]
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January 26, 2012 - Issue 1986
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/26.aspx
* Can This Mineral Improve Hearing Loss?
If you experience sudden, unexplained hearing loss, new research shows supplementing with this mineral may be beneficial.
> [New research shows zinc supplementation may enhance the hearing recovery in cases of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, also known as SSNHL, which is a sudden, unexplained loss of hearing.]
* Using Primitive Wisdom to Radically Improve Your Health
One of the greatest nutritional pioneers of our times explains the secrets that kept certain primitive populations free of disease while others perished.
> [The research of Dr. Weston A. Price found that the most successful primitive groups health-wise were those who paid attention to and integrated beneficial ancient knowledge and dietary wisdom into their lives. You can benefit from this primitive wisdom by eating foods, such as vegetables, nuts, and grass-fed meats, that are concordant with your genetic ancestry, refocusing your diet on fresh, whole, unprocessed, "real" food, and listening to your body to learn which foods are best for you.]
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January 27, 2012 - Issue 1987
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/27.aspx
* This Exercise Mistake Can Give You a Heart Attack
This mistake can make you vulnerable to a heart attack. In fact, these 4 conditions should preclude this type exercise. Even if you're the picture of health, do it only if you follow these 9 urgent safety precautions, know the early warning signs of these 3 dangers, and more.
> [Three primary dangers of cold weather exercise are frost bite, hypothermia, and an increased risk of heart attack. Cold air can also restrict your airway, making breathing more difficult. Those with asthma, exercise-induced bronchitis, heart conditions, or Reynold’s disease should confer with their doctor prior to exercising during cold weather. Cover your face with mask or scarf when the temperature is below freezing to avoid frostbite and to help warm the air a bit before entering your lungs.]
* Simple Activity to Radically Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
Integrating this action into your daily routine may lower your risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent, while giving you other health benefits to boot.
> [Studies already performed show physical activity may reduce breast cancer risk by up to 40 percent. The best exercise programs are those that include a variety of activities, also including strength training, core work, stretching, and most importantly, high-intensity interval training like Peak Fitness. If you have cancer, exercise is also important, as it may increase your likelihood of survival while offering improved quality of life and reduced symptoms.]
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January 28, 2012 - Issue 1988
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/28.aspx
* The Honey You Should Never Buy - It May Be Tainted with Lead and Antibiotics
Trickery is alive and well... 76% and 77% in these two types of stores, plus 100% in a 3rd type of store, turned out to be just a tainted brew of vile ingredients - including cancer-causing antibiotics, lead, and additives... despite the sweet sounding label. Where to buy pure honey you can trust.
> [One Colorado beekeeper named Tom Theobald exposed the EPA’s complicity with Bayer in allowing Clothianidin to market without honeybee safety studies. An average of six different pesticides were found in hives across the country, with one hive testing positive for 31 different pesticides, in one recent study. More than 75 percent of the honey on American supermarket shelves is not honey at all, but rather an ultra-processed mixture of sugar-water, malt sweeteners, corn or rice syrup, jaggery, barley malt sweetener and other additives, smuggled in from China and tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals, such as lead.]
* Research From 100 Countries Proves This Strongly Protects Against Cancer
If you're interested in preventing at least 15, and probably closer to 24, different types of cancer, you’re going to want to make sure you’re doing this.
> [A new research review that collectively examined data from more than 100 countries concluded exposure to sunlight, which stimulates the production of vitamin D, is protective against cancer.]
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January 29, 2012 - Issue 1989
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/29.aspx
* The Worthless Way to Prevent Cancer
Pick something responsible for less than ONE percent of all cancer deaths. Then put millions of lives at risk with a limp-wristed solution that causes heart problems, seizures, Bell's Palsy and sudden death. Do not be fooled by these recommendations.
> [The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now recommends Merck’s HPV vaccine, Gardasil, for males between the ages of 11 and 21, because it's useless and toxic and makes Merck and the medical industry lots of stinking money.]
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January 30, 2012 - Issue 1990
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/30.aspx
* Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Side Effect of Calcium Supplements?
Mainstream medicine touts the importance of calcium for strong, dense bones but fails to warn about all the studies that show how calcium can boost your risk of malignant breast cancer by 300% AND heart attack by 27%. Plus, calcium supplements may not be so helpful for bones after all.
> [Taking elemental calcium supplements (with or without vitamin D) in amounts of 500 mg or more may actually increase your relative risk of heart attack by up to 27 percent, and may even increase your risk of stroke. Taking the wrong type of calcium and in isolation, without complementary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K, which help keep your body in balance, can have adverse effects, such as calcium building up in coronary arteries and causing heart attacks. And calcium doesn't even help teeth or bones either.]
* Don't Swallow This for Diabetes - Even If a Celebrity Chef, Paula Deen, Hawks It
Besides being a solution that's worse than the disease, its staggering cost is enough to take your breath away. It spikes heart attack mortality by 43%, is backed by black box warnings, and is linked to cancer. Celebrity or not - this is like playing with fire. Do these 9 simple things instead.
> [Popular chef, Paula Deen, famous for her high-sugar, deep-fried Southern dishes admits she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago. In a show of remarkable ignorance, Deen has chosen to become the spokesperson for a new very dangerous diabetes medication.]
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January 31, 2012 - Issue 1991
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/01/31.aspx
* Banned in Germany, But You're Probably Still Eating It
Despite being banned in Germany, Hungary and Ireland and the fact all their wonder claims have failed to materialize, the world's most evil company continues to spread its poisonous tentacles. Whatever you do, avoid anything containing these 2 ingredients.
> [Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, has been named the worst company of 2011 by Natural Society for “threatening both human health and the environment.” Monsanto can count among its ranks some of the most dangerous products known to man, including Agent Orange, dioxin, and GM seeds. You can stop supporting Monsanto by boycotting GM foods and supporting California’s 2012 Ballot Initiative to require labels on GMOs.]
* Monsanto to Face Biopiracy Charges in India
The Indian government is suing Monsanto for stealing local varieties of eggplant to use for their own commercial gain.