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February 1, 2012 - Issue 1992
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/01.aspx
* Use This Superfood to Help Remove Mercury From Your Tissues in Weeks
Taking this nutrient could be one of the greatest gifts you ever give yourself. A 3 year double-blind study with over 350 people reveals this superfood unleashes a tiny army inside your body that can remove heavy metals linked to lethargy, aching joints, depression, poor digestion and blood sugar levels.
> [Chlorella, a single-celled, micro-algae, is one of the most powerful detoxification tools to eliminate accumulated toxins, including mercury, in your body. A good cheap organic source is http://www.pacificbotanicals.com ]
* $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol
A new documentary may shed some light on the real reasons the media and your doctor tell you cholesterol is bad for your health.
> [The current value of the cholesterol-lowering drug industry is estimated at around $29 billion, but the drugs cause more harm than good.]
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February 2, 2012 - Issue 1993
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/02.aspx
* Dutch Get it Right and Recognize Saturated Fat is Not a Problem
New research shows that replacing dietary saturated fats with carbohydrates IS associated with an increase in heart disease risk.
> [Saturated fats are good for you; your body cannot function without them and studies that claim they cause heart disease are based on flawed data. To reduce your risk of numerous chronic disease, buck the incorrect dietary dogma that saturated fats are bad for you; instead, increase your intake of healthy fats (including saturated) and reduce your intake of carbohydrates (grains, sugar and fructose).]
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February 3, 2012 - Issue 1994
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/03.aspx
* The Safest, Most Effective Form of Exercise?
Want the most bang for your buck from your exercise? Forget aerobics - do this to increase production of human growth hormone.
> [A proper warm-up should raise your body temperature by one to two degrees Celsius, or just below three degrees Fahrenheit. While most opt to use aerobic activity for their warm-up, muscle-contracting exercises are far more effective, as it only takes 10-15 seconds of muscular contractions to raise your body temperature by 1ºC. Super-slow weight training is a form of high-intensity exercise that is not only more effective than conventional strength training, but also much safer, as it actively prevents you from accidentally harming your joints or suffering repetitive use injury. This makes it an ideal form of exercise for virtually everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Proper recovery is also important, as exercising too vigorously too frequently can stress your body and lead to injury.]
* How Grief Can Break Your Heart
Extreme emotional stress like the grief of losing a loved one can take a devastating physical toll on your heart.
> [Losing a significant person in your life raises your risk of having a heart attack the next day by 21 times, and in the following week by 6 times, new research shows. The abrupt increase in risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack following extreme stress may be related to the flood of stress hormones your body is exposed to. Taking cayenne or magnesium and DHA or EPA fatty acids from shrimp, crab, Arctic salmon, or sardines should lower the risk.]
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February 4, 2012 - Issue 1995
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/04.aspx
* This Food Blasts Your Body With Up to 180 Times the Fluoride in Drinking Water
Fluoride can ravage your thyroid and pineal glands, and it can lead to cancer, too. While fluoridated drinking water is a major culprit, so are these very common foods. In fact, this one everyday food contains a level that's up to 180 times greater than what's recommended for your drinking water.
> [One of the primary sources of fluoride exposure is not fluoridated drinking water but non-organic foods, due to the high amounts of fluoride-based pesticide residues on these foods. Non-organic foods may account for as much as one-third of the average person’s fluoride exposure. Foods particularly high in fluoride include non-organic fresh produce, breakfast cereals, juices (particularly grape juice), deboned meats such as lunch meats, and black- or green tea (even if organic). Fluoride has the ability to affect other chemicals and heavy metals; in some cases making them even more harmful than they would be on their own. For example, when you combine chloramines with the hydrofluorosilicic acid added to the water supply, they become very effective at extracting lead from old plumbing systems, promoting the accumulation of lead in the water supply. Studies have shown that hydrofluorosilicic acid increases lead accumulation in bone, teeth, and other calcium-rich tissues. This is because the free fluoride ion acts as a transport of heavy metals, allowing them to enter into areas of your body they normally would not be able to go, such as into your brain.]
* The Root Cause of Excess Flab Almost Everyone Ignores
Medical [care] for flab and malnutrition now cost more than smoking. So what's the solution - it's certainly not the flawed "food pyramid". Here's the dark truth about the conspiracy which keeps you flabby and encourages you to eat twinkles, corn chips and soda.
> [Current agricultural subsidies reflect the government’s priority of protecting the profits of big agribusiness, rather than preventing obesity or helping you make sound nutritional choices. The agribusiness lobby spent $122 million in 2011, making it the 10th most powerful economic sector last year. Medical costs related to obesity and malnutrition are skyrocketing; obesity now costs more healthcare dollars than smoking. If you don't like the idea of your tax dollars subsidizing big agribusiness companies that flood the market with sugary sodas and corn chips, now is the time to speak up as Congress is preparing to vote on the legislation that perpetuates this system.]
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February 5, 2012 - Issue 1996
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/5.aspx
* Why is Lyme Disease Not JUST a Tick-Borne Disease Any More?
Discover new ways you can get Lyme disease, how to skirt the notoriously tricky diagnostic process, the bizarre ways it manifests itself (insomnia, MS, and more...). Plus, the 5-step protocol for treating it without antibiotics, and the toxic exposure you MUST avoid.
> [The increased virulence of Lyme disease is likely related to the dramatic increase in electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation. Dr. Klinghardt successfully uses ozone and a variety of novel approaches to treat the simplest presentation of Lyme disease, the orthopedic forms, which typically affect the larger joints.]
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February 6, 2012 - Issue 1997
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/06.aspx
* A Daily 900 mg Dose of this Fat Helped Reverse Memory Loss
Cognitive decline during aging may not be so "normal" after all... New research shows this fat acts as a precursor for a molecule that both protects and regenerates eye, brain and nerve cells. After taking it for 24 weeks, subjects saw significant improvements in memory.
> [Omega-3 fat deficiency is a contributing factor to many neurological and psychological problems, including degenerative disorders such as “age-related” memory loss and Alzheimer’s. Sixty percent of your brain is fat. DHA alone makes up about 15 percent to 20 percent of your brain’s cerebral cortex, as well as 30 percent to 60 percent of your retina, making it an essential nutrient for both brain- and eye health. It’s important to get the bulk of your omega-3 fat from animal-based sources such as krill oil, because the DHA and EPA are far more important for your health than the plant-based ALA. While ALA can convert into DHA/EPA, this conversion is severely impaired when you have elevated insulin levels, which affects over 80 percent of Americans. In two different studies, taking 800-900 mg of DHA per day for 16-24 weeks resulted in significant improvements in memory, verbal fluency scores, and rate of learning.]
* This Vitamin Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes
Supplementation with this vitally important nutrient lead to improved vision in just six weeks.
> [The findings suggest vitamin D3 may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. Given that vitamin D affects the accumulation of amyloid beta in the eyes, there is reason to believe it may do so in your brain and other areas, potentially impacting diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Safe sun exposure is the best way to optimize your vitamin D levels, but a safe tanning bed, or a vitamin D3 supplement, can also be used. Other important nutrients for eye health include astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry, black currant and omega-3 fats.]
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February 7, 2012 - Issue 1998
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/07.aspx
* Don't Eat it: Linked to Cancer and Gets into Your Blood
It's meant to be destroyed by your stomach, but in a recent test it was found in 93% of maternal blood samples. Scary stuff when you consider it's in most of our food and may also play a role in cancer, lung damage and birth defects.
> [That's GMOs. Genetically modified crops will be phased out from being grown in Boulder County, where the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee voted to no longer allow GMOs on county-owned land. The decision to transition out GM crops came from a recommendation from the county's Food and Agriculture Policy Council, and was in large part influenced by a turnout of 250 residents at a public meeting, most of whom voiced their opinion against GMOs. The health effects of eating genetically engineered foods are largely unknown, but research to date suggests they may play a role in cancer, birth defects, lung damage, organ disruption, allergies, DNA damage and more. A 2012 California Ballot Initiative is underway that would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients. If California voters pass this ballot initiative, it will likely be the beginning of the end for genetically engineered food in the U.S. -- find out how you can get involved.]
* Doctor Outraged After Recommending a Drug (That You May Be Taking)
This doctor said it was effective. But after digging deeper, he found some of the evidence was based on fraudulent or missing data. You could be exposing yourself to convulsions, delirium and delusions without an upside.
> [Side effects of the flu vaccine, Tamiflu, include convulsions, delirium and delusions. The death of five Japanese children and seven adults has been linked to the drug. Disturbingly, a 2009 study found more than half of all children taking Tamiflu experience side effects, including neuropsychological effects such as altered behavior and nightmares. Other rare side effects such as toxic epidermal necrolysis and blindness have also been reported. A number of damaging studies published in the medical literature, negating the claim that flu vaccine is the best form of flu prevention.]
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February 8, 2012 - Issue 1999
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/08.aspx
* Sidestep These Veggies - Even if They're Organic
They may contain hidden ingredients that have been the source of several outbreaks of food poisoning in recent years. Here's the best way to ensure you avoid eating this "rubbery" substance that could poison you.
> [A now-common practice is coating fresh fruits and vegetables—including organic varieties—with edible plastic coatings to increase shelf life. These types of coatings present several potential health hazards, the most severe of which is the potential to promote the growth of foodborne pathogens.]
* Iodine is Important but New Study Shows Too Much Causes Problems
Before you consider taking an iodine nutritional supplement, be sure you're aware of the potential health risks.
> [Taking iodine in supplement form has been linked to the development of subclinical hypothyroidism, which may increase your risk of heart problems. Toxin-free sea vegetables and spirulina are among the best natural dietary sources of iodine.]
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February 9, 2012 - Issue 2000
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/09.aspx
* Why Did MS Drug Kill Eleven People?
The new MS "miracle drug" is showing its true colors; so far at least 11 have died, prompting a multiple-country investigation.
> [11 deaths in multiple sclerosis patients who took the drug Gilenya are being investigated. The deaths were due to sudden death, heart attack, or fatal disruption of heart rhythm. Dr. Terry Wahls explains how she reversed multiple sclerosis after seven years of deterioration on the best conventional treatments available -- simply by changing her diet! She found that MS, Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease have one common denominator, poorly functioning mitochondria. Three nutrients in particular are essential for proper mitochondrial function: Animal-based omega-3 fat; Creatine; Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), or better yet, the reduced version known as Ubiquinol. She also eliminated processed foods, grains, and starches (which includes potatoes and corn), and within a matter of months experienced astounding improvements. Here's what she took: 1) 3 cups daily of green leaves, such as kale, which are high in vitamins in the B group, A, C, K, and minerals; 2) 3 cups daily of sulfur-rich vegetables from the cabbage- and onion- families, mushrooms and asparagus; 3) 3 cups daily of brightly colored vegetables, fruits and/or berries, which are a good source of antioxidants; 4) Wild fish for animal-based omega-3's
Grass-fed meat; 5) Organ meats for vitamins, minerals and CoQ10; 6) Seaweed for iodine and selenium. See article for more details.]
* Drug Firm Agrees to Pay One Billion Dollars in Major Scandal
Another investigation into fraudulent marketing by a top drug company leads to a hefty sentence.
> [Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $1 billion in a civil settlement involving fraudulent marketing of their antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Drug companies, including not only Johnson & Johnson but many others, continue to be among the top corporate criminals on the planet… which makes trusting the products they produce a risky proposition, at best.]
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February 10, 2012 - Issue 2001
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/10.aspx
* Boosts Your Youth Hormone by 771% in Just 20 Minutes
In just 8 weeks, the average person in this study of middle aged workers lost 31% body flab, making it twice as effective as injecting the hormone. This is very powerful - if you were an Olympic athlete, this 3x a week strategy would cause you to test positive.
> [Peak Fitness exercises are far more effective as they promote human growth hormone (HGH), a synergistic, foundational biochemical underpinning that addresses the serious muscle loss and atrophy that typically occurs with aging. Your production of vital human growth hormone increases by up to 771 percent during a Peak Fitness workout because you are stimulating your fast muscle fibers, which are rarely used during most exercise programs. Here's the procedure: 1) Warm up for three minutes; 2) Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You should feel like you couldn't possibly go on another few seconds; 3) Recover for 90 seconds; 4) Repeat the high intensity exercise and recovery 7 more times. Do this only 3 times a week.]
* Will You Get Big and Bulky if You Lift Weights?
Afraid weight lifting will ruin your shape? Don't be! Learn why integrating weight lifting routines into your fitness or fat loss program is essential for optimal health.
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February 11, 2012 - Issue 2002
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/11.aspx
* Take 4-8 mg of this to Help Avoid Getting Sick When Traveling
Simply take this for several weeks prior to travel - and it will help strengthen your immune system and help protect you from radiation exposure related to flying and airport scanners.
> [Drinking plenty of fresh water, avoiding junk and processed foods, and exercising daily when you’re away from home are some of the key strategies to prevent getting nabbed by a virus while traveling. Astaxanthin, a powerful natural antioxidant, can strengthen your immune response and help protect you from radiation exposure related to flying, airport X-ray scanners, and even help prevent sunburn if you’re visiting a tropical location. Zinc and medicinal mushrooms are additional supplements you may consider using to boost your immune health.]
* Kills More People Than Heart Disease or Cancer (But Hardly Anyone Knows)
It's the little known, most common cause of death that many hope you never discover, causing injuries or death in 1 of 5 hospital patients and costing us more than $136 billion annually. Here's how to virtually guarantee you're not the next victim.
> [Conventional medical care leads to adverse drug reactions, medical errors, hospital-acquired infections, and thus is a leading cause of death. Many of the leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even infectious diseases like the flu can be warded off by a healthy lifestyle; imagine the lowered death toll, not to mention costs to the economy, if more people decided to take control of their health.]
* This Common Medical Mistake Speeds Your Aging and Chills Your Sex Drive
Has your doctor told you about this? Most don't even know. As if that isn't enough, it's also linked to heart failure, diabetes, major birth defects, mental decline, and more. So if you want to SLOW aging and ENJOY sex - avoid this mistake made by 25% of those over 45. Here's how.
> [One in four Americans over the age of 45 is now taking a statin drug, and few are properly warned about the related health risks, which include diabetes, premature aging, and heart failure.]
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February 12, 2012 - Issue 2003
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/12.aspx
* Hidden "Agent Orange" Chemical They Want to Sneak into Your Food
If you eat any of these foods, watch out. They're about to be sprayed with massive amounts of this herbicide linked to birth defects and kidney toxicity. Also reduces blood cell numbers and can cause coughing, nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
> [Dow AgroSciences (a subsidiary of Dow Chemicals) has developed a new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops -- soybeans, corn and cotton -- that are engineered to resist an herbicide called 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), which was a major ingredient in Agent Orange, which caused major health problems for Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese. Once the 2,4-D resistant seeds are released, it will mean farmers will be spraying massive amounts of the herbicide onto U.S. farmland; health effects linked to 2,4-D include birth defects, blood, liver and kidney toxicity. The 2,4-D-resistant crops are being touted as a solution to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which have triggered the creation of super weeds; however, the new crops will likely only add to the problem of herbicide resistance, while even greater amounts of herbicides are sprayed onto U.S. farmland, exposing millions to their harmful effects. - You have until February 27, 2012 to comment on Dow’s application for “non-regulated status” of its 2,4-D-resistant corn. This is a rare opportunity to let your opinion be heard that you do not support products that will increase the use of this toxic chemical once used in Agent Orange.]
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February 13, 2012 - Issue 2004
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/13.aspx
* This Trick May Force Your Body to Burn 400-500 Extra Calories/Day
Simply place this on your upper back and upper chest for 30 minutes while relaxing in front of the TV and this expert says you could increase your flab burning potential by as much as 300%. Plus: 5 other ways to boost your metabolism.
> [Brown fat is a heat-generating type of fat that burns energy instead of storing it, acting more like muscle than fat. Animals convert white fat into brown fat simply by exercising. According to Tim Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Body, you may be able to increase your fat burning potential by as much as 300 percent simply by adding ice therapy to your dieting strategy. You can do this by placing an ice pack on your upper back and upper chest for 30 minutes a day; or by drinking about 1 pint of ice water each morning; or by taking ice cold showers or immersing yourself in an ice bath three times a week.]
* How Doctors Do Harm
When you go to the doctor, could it be that your health problem could actually be made worse?
> [A large number of Americans are dying avoidable deaths because of inappropriate medical care, including medical errors, unnecessary surgeries, adverse drug reactions, and more. Medical treatments are often ordered because of the providers’ financial interests -- even though evidence to support their effectiveness is lacking, and oftentimes they end up doing more harm than good, sometimes even causing the patient to die. The more you take responsibility for your own health -- in the form of nurturing your body to prevent disease -- the less you need to rely on the "disease care" that passes for health care in the United States.]
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February 14, 2012 - Issue 2005
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/14.aspx
* The Major Cause of Breast Cancer Almost Everyone Ignores
It might prolong the life of one out of 2,000 women. But ten healthy women who would not have been diagnosed get treated unnecessarily. The fact it is still recommended speaks volumes about the state of modern medicine.
> [Mammograms are outdated technology, as they are very unreliable and may cause more cancer than they prevent. Thermography is much more reliable at detecting actual cancer and causes no cancer on its own, because infrared light is much gentler than x-rays.]
* The Latest Risky Fad to Hit Your Child's Pediatrician's Office
This is meant to decrease potential infections for your child or grandchild. But it may be expanding the risk to unsuspecting family members. Studies show it to be worthless and hazardous... but you won't hear that at the doctor's office. Know this before your next visit - and do these 5 simple things.
> [Pediatricians are now suckering children's parents and caregivers into getting dangerous vaccinations on the pretext of protecting the children from communicable diseases, without any evidence of effectiveness. And, if it's so safe, why are pediatricians shielded from virtually any liability, as are vaccine manufacturers? Just another dangerous medical scam. Natural lifestyle strategies, including optimizing your vitamin D levels, exercising and eating right, are very effective at boosting your immune system health, which is the cornerstone of any disease prevention program. Vaccines have never been proven to be safe or effective. There is only propaganda and threats backing them up.]
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February 15, 2012 - Issue 2006
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/15.aspx
* 26 out of 54 People Who Avoided These Foods Got a Brain-Destroying Vitamin Deficiency.
A new study revealed early signs of a deficiency in those who followed this eating plan for just 2-4 years. This is extremely scary - as after about 7 years - irreversible brain damage can result, as well as depression, cancer and heart disease.
> [Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal tissues, which vegans and vegetarians do not typically eat. The few plant foods that are sources of B12 are actually B12 copycats, which block the uptake of true B12 and actually increase your need for it. B12 is stored in your liver, kidneys and other body tissues. As a result, a deficiency may not be apparent for about seven years. Initial symptoms of deficiency include: lack of motivation, apathy, mental fogginess, muscle weakness and fatigue. Chronic long-term B12 deficiency can lead to serious conditions such as depression, dementia, and fertility problems.]
* Why Are More than One in Ten Americans at Risk for Suicide?
A new report reveals an epidemic of suicidal thoughts and actions among Americans, but what is causing this tragic behavior?
> [Substance abuse is involved in a large percent of those who end up taking their own lives fit in to this category. While depression can lead to suicide, if left untreated, antidepressant drugs are often ineffective and may increase suicidal behaviors, especially among children. The low-fat craze is a major cause of depression. Natural fats are vital.]
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February 16, 2012 - Issue 2007
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/16.aspx
* The Vitamin that has Been Shown to Dramatically Improve Fertility
Optimizing your levels of this essential vitamin may be the infertility solution you’ve been searching for.
> [It's vitamin D, which is best from midday sunbathing.]
* Cancer Alert: Beware of These 5 Home Appliances
Forget about power lines and mobile phones -you could be unknowingly boosting your risk of cancer with devices that turn off the anti-cancer agents in your brain at night and boost your risk of leukemia if you stand too close. I urge you: do not ignore.
> [While the international safety standard for power fields, such as those emitted from overhead power lines, is set at 1,000 milliGauss, more than 20 studies have linked exposure at a mere 4 milliGauss to childhood leukemia. Certain home appliances are particularly troublesome, in terms of the EMF emitted, such as electric heaters, electric stove rings, microwave ovens, electric blankets, and hair dryers, which increase risk for cancer.]
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February 17, 2012 - Issue 2008
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/17.aspx
* Eat 15g or Less of This Daily to Help Slim Your Waistline
These Master Keys are THREE times more important to controlling your waistline than exercise - simply minimize your consumption of these two popular foods and increase your consumption of this to beat the bulge and lose maximum flab in minimum time.
> [Poor dietary and lifestyle choices are at the root of our skyrocketing obesity rates. Knowing which lifestyle strategies give you the greatest return can help make weight management into a “non-issue”. Avoiding sugar/fructose and refined grains, and increasing vegetables and healthy fats are four of the “Master Keys” to successful, long-term weight management and optimal health. Knowing which type of exercise is the most efficient is essential if you want to reach your fitness and weight goals with the least amount of struggle. For optimal health and weight management, keep your total fructose intake below 25 grams of fructose per day if you're in good health, and below 15 grams/day if you're overweight or have any chronic health conditions.]
* This Forbidden Indulgence Could Actually Spare You a Heart Attack
Your doctor has probably forbidden you to consume this zesty flavoring, citing the (one and only) study ever done which 'proved' it would raise your blood pressure. Now the real proof is in, saying you should enjoy 1½ teaspoons per day to help regulate blood pressure and more.
> [The Weston A. Price Foundation has warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that plans for dietary salt restriction pose a serious threat to human health. High-quality salt is essential for life, but in the United States it has been vilified. Recent research has linked low salt diets with increased heart failure and diabetes. The best salt for your health is natural and unrefined, not common table salt, which is heavily processed.]
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February 18, 2012 - Issue 2009
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/18.aspx
* 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure
While this German physician made this stunning observation over 40 years of treating terminal cancer patients, it sheds light on cancer. You or a loved one may be affected as this dangerous procedure is done 41,000 times a day in the US. The good news is... there's a fix.
> [Root canals often lead to cancer, kidney and liver problems and more, due to dead flesh left in the gums. Biological dentists can replace root canals and fillings safely to prevent further infection. Find a local practioner at http://toxicteeth.org .]
* Pasta, Not Bacon, Makes You Fat. But How?
A concise "infographic" sets the record straight about why eating fat doesn't make you fat, but eating too many carbs can destroy your health.
> [A wonderful infographic based on Why We Get Fat by science writer Gary Taubes, explains exactly why eating fat doesn’t make you fat -- but eating high glycemic carbs does and can kill you too. Overeating carbohydrate-rich foods can prevent a higher percentage of fats from being used for energy, and lead to an increase in fat storage. It also raises your insulin levels, which in short order can cause insulin resistance, followed by diabetes and other chronic diseases. According to experts, carbs should make up only 20 percent of your diet, while 50-70 percent of your diet should be healthy fats. Fat is far more satiating than carbs, so if you have cut down on carbs and feel ravenous, this is a sign that you haven't replaced them with sufficient amounts of healthy fat.
* These Foods Have 'Invisible Thorns' Which Can Rip Apart Your Insides
This single most important factor may reach far beyond the control of your genes - and is something you can control. And its power influences cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's... But just what does that mean for your daily life? Find out how to increase your likelihood of outdoing your genes.
> [New research has found that microscopic RNA in certain non-organic plant foods, including rice, wheat and potatoes, can build up in your body – even after being cooked and digested -- which could be affecting your risk of developing cancer and other diseases. Rice, wheat, spelt, and rye, have high levels of defensive glycoproteins known as lectins. Lectins are capable of disrupting the health of the creatures that consume them, often piercing through the protective coating of their digestive tracts, and gaining entry into systemic circulation.]
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February 19, 2012 - Issue 2010
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/19.aspx
* This Revolting Practice Targets Poor Unsuspecting People First - And You Next
Accused of killing 14 children... They use the poor and uneducated to "prove" it's safe for you and your loved ones. But the most negative studies simply vanish into thin air. How to best protect yourself from these people, and help protect your family.
> [A lack of respect for human life seems to permeate modern medical trials. A case in point is the approval of a pediatric anthrax vaccine trial by the National Biodefense Science Board.... The Argentinean Federation of Health Professionals has accused GlaxoSmithKline of misleading participants and pressuring poor families into joining their Synflorix pediatric pneumonia vaccine trial, in which 14 children have died.]
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February 20, 2012 - Issue 2011
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/20.aspx
* The Sweet Golden Treat That Can Help Wipe Out Deadly MRSA
Clinical trials have made an astonishing discovery - this revered golden nectar can kill more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including deadly hospital infection MRSA germs. More effective than antibiotics and easy to find, this gem belongs in every home first aid kit.
> [Certain types of honey, such as Manuka, have been shown to be more effective than antibiotics in the treatment of serious, hard-to-heal skin infections. The only types of honey you should ever attempt to use for wound care are Manuka honey or raw (unprocessed) honey. Conventional “Grade A” type honey found in most grocery stores may actually worsen infection and should never be applied to wounds. Clinical trials have found Manuka honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as MRSA.]
* This Popular Beverage Can Increase Your Stroke Risk by 50%
This non-calorie drink is often touted as a “healthy” alternative, but in reality may make a stroke or heart attack much more likely, spelling disaster for your health.
> [People who drink diet soft drinks daily may be 43 percent more likely to suffer from a vascular event, including a stroke or heart attack, according to new research. Previous research has already revealed very serious long-term health consequences of consuming diet, including weight gain, increased waist size, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.]
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February 21, 2012 - Issue 2012
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/21.aspx
* The Dr. Oz Show: My Latest Jaw Dropping Interview
For the fourth time, I was invited back as a guest on Dr. Oz's show and, as usual, we have some sizzling hot discussions. Get your in-depth scoop of what we talk about here and when you can catch the show on your local station.
> [If you have silver fillings, it would be wise to take chlorella with every meal to support your body’s detoxification process and ability to eliminate mercury. Non melanoma skin cancer affects over 3 million people every year in the US alone. Fortunately there is a cream derived from plants, Solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides, BEC5 or Curaderm and is available online. It works by targeting a receptor that is only on the cancer cells so is very safe to use. - The soles of our feet are the best contact to make with the earth, and will naturally discharge inflammation.]
* The Cruel Science Experiment They Want to Force You to Take
They'll tell you it's "for the greater good" but it's not only outlandish - it's tyranny, and the epitome of a heartless system based on broken ethics.
> [A paper published by the American Medical Association’s Virtual Mentor is concerned that current enrollment in vaccine trials is extremely low. As a solution, the authors propose a federal law that would force all Americans to “opt-out” if they do not want to participate in vaccine trials or let their children be used in vaccine trials. Human experimentation -- the practice of subjecting live human beings to science experiments that are sometimes cruel, painful, or deadly -- is shameful part of U.S. history, and if the authors of the featured paper have anything to say about it, medical experimentation on ALL infants would not only be possible; it would be mandatory! While mandatory vaccine trial participation is still nothing but a theoretical proposal, everyone should be educated about their medical rights, including their right to refuse vaccinations of all kinds. In the US, you have three types of exemptions: religious, medical, and philosophical, although not all are available in all states.]
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February 22, 2012 - Issue 2013
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/22.aspx
* Avoid This Food to Help Slow Aging
Americans on average, eat 2.5 pounds per week - and it forms a particularly dangerous reaction when combined with amino acids. That turns it into a fat producer and fast-acting aging stimulator. Why not claim your high-energy healthy lifestyle instead?
> [Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a complex group of compounds formed when sugar reacts with amino acids. Glycation is one of the major molecular mechanisms whereby damage accrues in your body, which leads to disease and aging. Restricting dietary AGEs can increase lifespan in animal models, and limiting sugar in your diet is a well-known key to longevity.]
* I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen's Race is for Money, Not the Cure
Are all of those pink ribbons really helping to cure breast cancer? A revealing look at the dark side of the Susan G. Komen Foundation
> [The multimillion-dollar company behind all those pink “breast cancer awareness” ribbons -- the Susan G. Komen Foundation – uses less than a dime of each dollar to actually look for a breast cancer cure.... Plastering pink ribbons on every conceivable product has much more to do with raising ... money for the Komen Foundation than it does curing breast cancer; pink ribbon campaigns are commonly used on products that may contribute to cancer, such as fried chicken and cosmetics that contain cancer-causing ingredients. It’s reported that the Komen Foundation owns stock in several pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, the maker of tamoxifen, a cancer drug that is actually classified as a human carcinogen by both the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society. In the case of many large cancer charities, your money will go toward research to create often-toxic and sometimes deadly cancer drugs, questionable screening programs like mammography, and into the bank accounts of its numerous well-paid executives -- all while the real underlying causes continue to be ignored or actively concealed.]
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February 23, 2012 - Issue 2014
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/23.aspx
* If You Take Oral Vitamin D You MUST Avoid Making This Serious Mistake
You may be innocently making this mistake - sometimes with your doctor's blessing. It can mean the difference between a 6% lower mortality risk and a 2% higher risk. Plus dramatic and striking differences in absorption, potency (500% and 87% respectively), and more. Check it out here.
> [Research shows vitamin D3 is approximately 87 percent more potent in raising and maintaining vitamin D concentrations and produces 2- to 3-fold greater storage of vitamin D than does D2. D3 is also converted into its active form 500 percent faster. Plant-based food sources that contain vitamin D provide vitamin D2. Only animal-based food sources, such as fish, egg yolk, and raw milk, contain D3. Mid-day sunshine is probably the best source.]
* Should Pregnant Women Avoid Using Cell Phones?
Important news for all parents-to-be; new research sheds light on the impact of chronic cell phone use on the fetal brain.
> [Past research has also found pregnant women using handsets just two or three times a day have increased risk of their babies developing hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions and relationships by the time they reached school age. There is growing scientific evidence that cell phones and other wireless devices pose significant health risks to all of us, and especially to children and pregnant women.]
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February 24, 2012 - Issue 2015
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/24.aspx
* Highly Stressed Women Age Much Faster If They Fail to Do This
Study shows this buffered telomeres from stress-induced damage. Whereas, those who failed in this, showed a staggering 15-fold increase in likelihood of having short telomeres - for each unit increase of stress! And short telomeres equal a shortened lifespan. What to start doing today.
> [Exercise affects the behavior of your muscle stem cells, which play an important part in your muscle repair process. This finding may also lead to new combination therapies that include stem-cell-based strategies to prevent age-related muscle loss.]
* Chiropractors and Exercise Better than Drug Says New Study
Are you struggling with chronic neck pain? Natural solutions prove once again to be more effective than dangerous drugs.
> [According to a new study, those who used a chiropractor or exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who took medication.
Exercise often leads to improved posture, range of motion and functionality of the body which may help treat the underlying source of pain, as well as help prevent chronic neck pain from developing in the first place.]
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February 25, 2012 - Issue 2016
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/25.aspx
* He Murdered a Friend After Taking This Best-Selling Drug
The judge ruled it caused him to overreact "in an impulsive, explosive and violent way". Are you taking this popular drug linked to 11 tragic school shootings? Try this instead - it's safer, more effective and longer lasting.
> [A Canadian judge has ruled that Prozac caused a teenage boy to murder his friend, as the drug caused him to overreact “in an impulsive, explosive and violent way”. Many drugs, particularly antidepressants, are associated with violence, including suicidal and homicidal tendencies. Of the top 10 drugs linked to violence, half are antidepressants. Recent research has discovered that certain genetic variations may predispose you to homicidal behavior following exposure to antidepressants, due to an inability to properly metabolize the drugs. Studies have found that up to 75 percent of the benefits of antidepressants can be duplicated by a placebo. So not only are these drugs ineffective, but the evidence is clear that most of these drugs in fact increase your risk of suicide and violence, including homicide. Diet and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, exercise, and intestinal health are root causes of many mental health issues, and need to be addressed in order for healing and recovery to occur. Guidelines and recommendations included.]
* FDA's Outrageous New Claim: Your Body Is a Drug -- and They Can Regulate It
Has the FDA crossed the line now that they have claimed that cells from your body are “drugs” that fall under their nearly absolute regulatory power?
> [The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to regulate stem cell procedures at a Colorado clinic, stating that stem cells are “drugs” that fall under FDA jurisdiction. The FDA is making this claim even though the stem cells being used in the procedure come from the patient’s own body, which means they are essentially claiming that they can regulate a part of your body.]
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February 26, 2012 - Issue 2017
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/26.aspx
* The Silent Time Bomb on Your Plate - When Will Your Moment of Truth Arrive?
This mistake made by millions depletes your health one bite at a time. Please avoid these dangerous foods, unless you want to suffer from their hidden costs which are only discovered too late. Consider this refreshing healthy alternative today.
> [The mistake is using unnutritious foods. We have already lost 75 percent of the world's crop varieties over the last century. Over the past 10 years, we've had 100 million tons of herbicides dumped onto our crops, polluting our soil and streams. The agriculture industry now tries to convince us that housing 110,000 to more than one million chickens or 20,000 hogs in a warehouse is a necessary practice to feed the masses. The quality of our food is in free-fall, and disease is rampant. Not to mention that the quality of life for those animals is so horrid that many people cannot bear to look. Meanwhile, the human population on our little blue globe continues to rise, recently topping 7 billion souls. We simply cannot sustain this growth with our current model. If we continue along the present path, world hunger will continue to escalate without a viable way to meet the need. - It is time to shift our food paradigm toward one that is more focused on natural, organic and independent community farms that practice polyculture, as opposed to monoculture. Monoculture agricultural practices damage the soil, increase dependence on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, encourage the use of GMOs, and contribute to antibiotic resistant bacterial strains. The argument that small independent farms cost more to operate and are less profitable is a myth that has been disproven by science. Government subsidizes corn growers but not veggie growers, and massive food production monopolies like ADM and Cargill control the food chain from seed to plate, essentially holding farmers captive.]
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February 27, 2012 - Issue 2018
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/27.aspx
* Almost Everyone Eats it, But it's a "Breeding Ground" for Disease
Lifestyle diseases - diabetes, heart disease and some cancers - are (for the first time) causing more deaths than communicable diseases. This "poison disguised as food" is the culprit.
> [According to Dr. Robert Lustig, one of the leading experts on childhood obesity, sugar is a poison, responsible for obesity along with chronic and lethal diseases
Recent research shows that fructose can activate taste cells found on your pancreas, a reaction that can increase your body’s secretion of insulin and raise your risk of type 2 diabetes. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a complex group of compounds formed when sugar reacts with amino acids. Glycation is one of the major molecular mechanisms whereby damage accrues in your body, which leads to disease and aging. As a standard recommendation to limit glycation, I strongly advise keeping your TOTAL fructose consumption below 25 grams per day.]
* Do You Have ANY Idea How Absurd U.S. Farm Subsidies Are?
Your tax dollars are being used to support farmers all right, but not the farmers you're probably thinking of.
> [Wealthy absentee landowners and millionaire mega-farms receive the most farm subsidies, with top recipients earning over $1 million in subsidy payments a year. The bottom 80 percent of subsidy recipients averaged just $587 a year in payments, whereas 62 percent of U.S. farmers received no subsidy payments at all. Farm subsidies were initially created to protect staple crops during times of war, reduce crop surpluses and provide monetary support to farmers when crop prices fell, but today mega-farms receive subsidies whether they need them or not in the form of fixed annual cash payments. The most heavily subsidized crops are corn, wheat, soybeans and rice, the very foods you should eat less of if you want to stay healthy. If you don't like the idea of your tax dollars lining the pockets of wealthy corporations, support small family farms in your area instead of buying heavily subsidized processed foods.]
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February 28, 2012 - Issue 2019
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/28.aspx
* "Harmless Procedure" Can Cause Narcolepsy, Muscle Weakness
Health officials keep insisting it's safe, and the side effects are unrelated flukes. But they've finally consented on this after overwhelming research demolishing their claims.
> [The fast-tracked pandemic 2009-2010 H1N1 swine flu vaccine used in Europe turned out to be particularly reactive, causing many cases of narcolepsy across Europe. Now, parents, whose children developed narcolepsy following their swine flu vaccination, report their children are beginning to fall behind at school. According to new research published in JAMA, the more children are exposed to per fluorinated compounds (PFCs), the less likely they are to have a good immune response to vaccinations. The finding suggests that these chemicals can affect children’s immune system enough to make them more vulnerable to infectious diseases.]
* Vermont Parents Fight to Save Philosophical Exemption
The philosophical vaccine exemption is under attack in Vermont, where legislators are trying to take away the basic legal and human right to choose what does (or does not) get injected into your body.
> [In Vermont, State Senator Kevin Mullin and State Representative George Till are working with the Vermont Health Commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen, and medical trade organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies to take away the philosophical exemption to vaccination with two bills before the state House and Senate -- S. 199 and H. 527. Vermont parents, including a mother and father whose seven year old daughter died within 92 hours of a routine flu shot, are urging Vermont legislators to oppose the bills that would strip Vermonters of their right to exercise philosophical belief exemption to vaccination (see VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/embed/lEISjz5pZXM? ).]
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February 29, 2012 - Issue 2020
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/02/29.aspx
* The One and Only Way You Can Tell if a Food is GMO-Free
Over 60% of consumers are being tricked into believing this label assures them a product is GM-free. And companies have become craftier than ever in hiding GM ingredients - even organic companies. Here's the one trusted way you can be sure you're not being taken advantage of.
> [Vermont has recently introduced bill H.722, requiring labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. Such products would also be prohibited from using advertising or promotional material that states or implies that the food is “natural”. If passed, the bill will take effect in 2014. Other US states pushing for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods include California, Michigan and Washington.]
* What Mystery Disease is Killing Thousands in Central America?
Thousands of young men are dying in what is being called an under-recognized epidemic, but the cause remains a mystery.
> [Chronic kidney disease is claiming the lives of many young workers on sugar plantations in Central America; though the cause remains a mystery, exposure to agricultural chemicals, fructose and dehydration from the labor-intensive work are the front-running theories. Severe dehydration can activate the polyol pathway that will convert glucose to fructose, which is then metabolized by a “killer” enzyme called fructokinase, which may cause kidney disease and damage. The rate of chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua is 10 times higher than in the U.S.]