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March 1, 2012 - Issue 2021
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/01.aspx
* The Potato Project -- Why Organic is Important
A child's science experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply.
> [See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/01/potato-project.aspx .]
* Pork: Did Leviticus 11:7 Have It Right?
Is there any scientific evidence to justify the reservations or outright prohibitions many cultures have against consuming pork?
> [Pork consumption may be more strongly associated with cirrhosis than alcohol. Other studies also show an association between pork consumption and liver cancer as well as multiple sclerosis.]
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March 2, 2012 - Issue 2022
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/02.aspx
* 300mg of This May Reduce Pain and Stiffness in 7 Days
It produces compounds which help quell inflammation before it can do too much damage to your tissues and helps with 100 different health conditions. But make sure you use this - the popular solution could do more harm than good in 25-50% of cases.
> [New research shows krill oil may offer several protective effects against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress, and preservation of colon length. However, krill oil is ridiculously expensive.]
* 10 Surprising Times to Hit the Gym
Should you exercise if you have a cold, are pregnant or are recovering from surgery? The answers to these, and other common exercise misconceptions, revealed.
> [Contrary to popular belief, it’s generally beneficial to exercise post-surgery, if you have a cold, during pregnancy and if you suffer from chronic pain, including joint pain
Exercise also offers surprising benefits for conditions you might not expect, including irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), headaches and quitting smoking. There's an overwhelming amount of evidence confirming that exercise is a key player in disease reduction, optimal mental, emotional and physical health, and longevity.]
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March 3, 2012 - Issue 2023
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/03.aspx
* Your Greatest Weapon Against Breast Cancer (Not Mammograms)
If you like the idea of having what may be the equivalent of 1,000 chest x-rays in one sitting and actually boosting the mutations that increase your risk of breast cancer, then get a mammogram. Otherwise, rely on this secret weapon - it's cancer's greatest enemy.
> [The Institute of Medicine is finally acknowledging the toxic effects of mammogram radiation as a significant factor in the development of breast cancer; just one mammogram can expose you to the radiation equivalent of 1,000 chest x-rays. Mammograms have been scientifically proven not to save women’s lives, and do not improve breast cancer survival rates. Your immune system is your greatest weapon against breast cancer; research now shows that 30 percent of breast tumors go away on their own, because a healthy immune system is so adept at eradicating cancer.]
* How Can Sunscreens Cause Alzheimer's?
Using sunscreen every time you go out in the sun could be damaging to your brain health.
> [Sunscreen not only contains cancer causing chemicals and it blocks not only your body’s ability to produce vitamin D, but also your production of cholesterol sulfate, which is highly protective of your brain health. Cholesterol sulfate may protect cells from glucose and oxygen damage, thereby reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Mid-day sun exposure on your bare skin is necessary for your skin to produce beneficial cholesterol sulfate and vitamin D3, which is also protective against Alzheimer’s disease.]
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March 4, 2012 - Issue 2024
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/04.aspx
* Bill Gates: One of the World's Most Destructive Do-Gooders?
It might appear as if he's trying to make a difference in the poverty and disease-stricken third world. But his collaboration with this evil company (including the purchase of 500,000 shares) suggests he has signed up as a lackey for the Dark Side.
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March 5, 2012 - Issue 2025
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/05.aspx
* The Guilty Pleasure that Could Save You From Heart Disease
The campaigns against this seasoning are not just based on shaky science, they are downright dangerous: decades of scientific research has proven avoiding it can increase your risk of heart disease.
> [Salt is an essential nutrient required for blood pressure regulation, transportation of nutrients into and out of your cells, ion exchange, and brain-muscle communication. Low-salt diets are associated with higher cardiac risk across multiple studies. Sea salt is best.]
* Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended
A new study -- and serious health concern -- prompts researchers to recommend that this very common use for a laptop computer is not safe.
> [You may be able to lessen EMF exposure during laptop use by using an external keyboard (as even typing on your laptop may expose you to high EMFs) and only using it while it’s battery-powered, not while plugged in, as the power supply from a laptop induces strong electric current densities. Laptops tend to lower sperm counts etc.]
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March 6, 2012 - Issue 2026
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/06.aspx
* The Hidden Email the White House Hopes to Keep Under Wraps
The White House has refused to release an email sent to this top Obama official. Why? Because it may reveal they are colluding with lobbyists to poison our wildlife refuges, with an untested seed.
> [Activist Adam Eidinger attended Monsanto's 2012 annual shareholder meeting, where he spoke about the dangers of the herbicide Roundup and genetically engineered foods, Monsanto’s questionable business practices, and the growing consumer backlash. He proposed a GMO shareholder resolution to address these issues. The White House has refused to release an email sent from a Monsanto-linked lobbyist to top Obama administration policy analyst Peter Schmeissner, requested by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. PEER believes the email could reveal the White House is colluding with lobbyists to defend the planting of genetically modified crops in wildlife refuges.]
* Why is the FDA Ignoring Its Own Scientists' Warnings About Amalgam?
The FDA has repeatedly defied the sound scientific and common sense judgment of its own expert panel in its insistence that mercury fillings belong in your mouth, and in the mouth of your child.
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March 7, 2012 - Issue 2027
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/07.aspx
* This Popular Nut Slashed Breast Cancer Risk in Mice by 50%
And just 2.4 ounces of these amazing nuts reduced prostate cancer growth by 30 to 40%, reversed brain aging, and they boost heart health, too. But... now its growers must keep all this a secret because the FDA wants it classified as a "drug".
> [It's walnuts.]
* Can Probiotics Prevent the Development of Celiac Disease?
Friendly bacteria are powerful health allies. New studies explore their impact on the millions of people suffering from celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders.
> [The combination of avoiding or eliminating grains (and sugar), along with increased consumption of probiotic foods (or a high-quality supplement) is a powerful combination that may improve the health of people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and a wide range of other related conditions. Your gut microflora play a critical role in the onset of celiac disease; past research has shown probiotics may help heal intestinal barrier function in people with celiac disease, as well as alleviate the severity of the condition by reducing inflammation.]
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March 8, 2012 - Issue 2028
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/08.aspx
* You Can Do This!
You can achieve amazing things, if you believe you can.
> [See inspirational video.]
* Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France
Monsanto, the biotech giant known the world over for its callous disregard for both human and environmental health, has been found guilty yet again, this time for poisoning a French farmer with one of its chemical concoctions.
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March 9, 2012 - Issue 2029
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/09.aspx
* Improve Blood Sugar Within 24 Hours, After Just 1 Session
It took just minutes, but it improved blood sugar regulation for the next 24 hours in this group. Another group was able to improve their insulin sensitivity in just 6 weeks. Also helps reduce wrinkles, burn flab, increase energy and even boost your libido.
> [Improve health and fitness by engaging in a high-intensity interval cycling program without any other form of exercise.]
* This Type of Exercise Can Actually Make You Smarter
Most people's brains decrease in size as they age. Learn how to stay active with these exercises to increase your brain size as you age and enhance your brain health.
> [Both aerobic and resistance training are important for maintaining cognitive and brain health in old age.]
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March 10, 2012 - Issue 2030
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/10.aspx
* Is This Fraud Too Big Even For 60 Minutes?
This recent 60 Minutes segment touches the surface of this immense problem that only seems to worsen each day, but to dive deeper would most likely be taboo... Find out what they did uncover in what could be called the "Biggest * Medical Fraud" of all time.
> [A recent episode of 60 Minutes revealed how Dr. Anil Potti, a cancer researcher at Duke University, was found to have manipulated research data to support his hypothesis, which led to over 100 terminally ill cancer patients participating in a fraudulent cancer trial. The real fraud, however, is revealed in Duke University’s statement that none of the trial participants were harmed—even though they died—because all of them still received “the standard of care” in chemotherapy. The cancer paradigm is based on an archaic cut, poison, and burn approach. This is a cash cow for the drug companies, and they are working hard to protect this paradigm at all cost—even when it means sacrificing millions of lives to prevent non-patentable or otherwise inexpensive treatments from reaching the market. In the last few years, we’ve seen several cases of shocking medical science fraud.]
* The Most Unhappy of Pleasures: This Is Your Brain on Sugar
You may have contemplated what sugar does to your waistline, but do you know what it does to your brain?
> [When you eat sugar it triggers the production of your brain's natural opioids -- a key factor in addiction. Your brain essentially becomes addicted to the sugar-induced opioid release, not unlike addictions to morphine or heroin. Like many types of addictions, sugar addiction can be deadly. Evidence is mounting that sugar is a primary contributing factor not only in obesity and diabetes, but other chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer.]
* The Prescribed 'Preventive' That Labs Use to Induce Brain Damage in Animals
They want to force you - even frighten you - into accepting this so-called preventative procedure without question, but it's such a well-known neurotoxin that labs rely on it to induce experimental encephalomyelitis in animals. Do you really want it - or even need it?
> [Children and adults, who have received all government-recommended pertussis containing shots can get B. pertussis whooping cough, including being asymptomatic carriers. Whooping cough “outbreaks” in states occur among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.]
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March 11, 2012 - Issue 2031
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/11.aspx
* Do This - or You Could Soon be Eating an "Agent Orange" for Dinner
They've already stuffed your food full of processed ingredients and chemical residues, but now you could be forced to eat a chemical linked to cancer, skin and eye irritation and birth defects. Don't panic though - just make this switch.
> [2,4-D, an Agent Orange broadleaf herbicide, may be introduced directly into our food supply via GMO soybeans. Researchers have linked 2,4-D to increased cancer risks, especially soft tissue sarcoma and malignant lymphoma, and higher rates of birth defects primarily involving the respiratory and circulatory systems, and musculoskeletal defects such as clubfoot, fused digits and extra digits. Many other health hazards have been identified. Switching to organic foods helps you bypass all the concerns about processed food ingredients, chemical residues and GMOs. See http://organicconsumersfund.org about requiring GMOs to be labeled.]
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March 12, 2012 - Issue 2032
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/12.aspx
* The Hidden Perpetrator of Sinus Infections - Found in 96% of Mayo Study Participants
Discovered in 1999 by the Mayo Clinic, but still largely unknown even by doctors... Avoid this "stimulus" to greatly reduce your sinus infection odds, because antibiotics are almost always ineffective. Plus discover natural fixes, including the 2 foods that can burn congestion away.
> [The vast majority of chronic sinusitis cases may be due to exposure to mold or fungi rather than bacteria, which antibiotics cannot treat. Antibiotics and steroids can actually worsen fungal-related infections by destroying your body's natural biological terrain, creating an internal incubation ground for further fungal growth. All-natural treatment options for acute sinusitis includes: drinking hot liquids, applying warm compresses, sinus irrigation, aromatherapy steam bath, certain foods such as horseradish and wasabi, eliminating dust, reducing room air temperature and getting about 40% humidity, and elevating your head when sleeping.]
* How Honest Is Your Doctor?
A new U.S. survey reveals shocking information about the doctor-patient relationship, including the unsettling percentage of physicians who have lied to their patients within the past year
> [One-third of physicians polled did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients, and one-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue. A survey of nearly 1,900 physicians revealed that many are not completely open or honest with their patients.]
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March 13, 2012 - Issue 2033
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/13.aspx
* The UN-"Safe" Garden Product that Can Destroy Your DNA
It's a popular best-seller, so there's a good chance you're using it and potentially exposing your family to DNA damage, endocrine disruption, SIDS and birth defects. It can also end up in your gut, decimating your good bacteria and wreaking havoc on your immune system.
> [Glyphosate has been linked to birth defects, endocrine disruption, DNA damage and other health affects, along with Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a serious plant disease, and the creation of superweeds. Along with avoiding the use of Roundup around your lawn and garden, you can avoid exposure to glyphosate by boycotting genetically modified foods.]
* This Foolish Cancer "Prevention" May Only Extend Your Life by 2.8 Days
Making certain assumptions about treatment and screening, you'll increase your lifespan by a whopping 2.8 days - fraught with high risk of seizures, paralysis, blindness, blood clots and heart attacks... meaning you might spend those days in the E.R. Are you sure it's worth it?
> [Annual PAP tests are virtually useless, but the motivation to decrease their frequency may have arisen out of concern for the financial bottom line, rather than from genuine concern for women’s health. The heavily promoted alternative to PAP smears, the HPV vaccine, has been a flop, with less than 27 percent of women opting to receive it, and reports of serious adverse effects continue to pour in. There is evidence that HPV vaccines may actually increase your risk for cervical cancer, especially if you are exposed to the virus prior to getting the vaccine.]
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March 14, 2012 - Issue 2034
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/14.aspx
* Doctors Prove This Test Can Give Healthy People Cancer
Results in massive over-diagnosis and over-treatment... and it may be the hidden reason for exploding cancer rates. Also proves the wisdom of getting multiple alternate opinions. Best, discover the simple vitamin that helps make cancer cells shrivel up and die.
> [Mammograms result in ten times more harm than good by healthy women being misdiagnosed and treated unnecessarily with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and/or full or partial mastectomies. The Nordic Cochrane Center has issued a leaflet explaining the potential benefits and potential harms of mammography. They state that, based on the available research, it no longer seems reasonable for women to attend breast cancer screening.]
* This Vitamin Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
New research reveals a simple natural solution for relief of severe menstrual cramp pain.
> [Women with relatively low vitamin D levels who took a 300,000 IU mega-dose of vitamin D3 had a significant reduction in menstrual cramp pain; I do not recommend taking a massive dose of vitamin D, but recommend optimizing your levels with regular consistent dosing or, preferably, regular sun exposure instead. Conventional treatment for menstrual cramps such as NSAIDs or birth control pills do nothing to heal the problem and carry significant risks; natural solutions in addition to optimizing your vitamin D include exercise, evening primrose oil, acupuncture and more.]
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March 15, 2012 - Issue 2035
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/15.aspx
* Eating Canned Food Shown to be Linked to Heart Disease
If you eat canned foods, you’re likely increasing your exposure to a toxic substance linked to heart problems, obesity and more.
> [Avoiding all BPA-containing plastics and canned foods and beverages is essential to limiting your BPA exposure. Adults with the highest levels of BPA in their urine are more than twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as those with the lowest levels.]
* Ignore This Deficiency... And Become 3 Times More Likely to Die?
Breaking landmark study finds it so dangerous to ignore this shortfall that you're 3 times more likely to die if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. You cannot afford to blow this off. Discover the mistaken assumption about its role, the test that best reflects your status, and how much you need (more than you think).
> [Correcting a vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying by more than half, according to an analysis of more than 10,000 patients. People with low levels of vitamin D were found to be more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure, and diseased heart muscle -- and were three times more likely to die from any cause compared to those with normal levels. Vitamin D from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed is the BEST way to optimize your vitamin D levels, but as a last resort, a vitamin D3 supplement can be taken orally (8,000 IU's or more per day).]
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March 16, 2012 - Issue 2036
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/16.aspx
* Got a Cold? Here's a Trick to Feel Better Fast
Many people make this mistake when they come down with a cold. Do this instead to feel better now and help cut your risk of getting a future cold by up to 50%. Plus: How to help stop a cold in just 3 days.
> [If you have enough energy to tolerate it, increasing your body temperature by sweating from exercise will help to kill many viruses. Carefully listen to your body, and avoid doing your full, normal exercise routine as overdoing it could stress your immune system and prolong your illness. Studies have clearly shown that regular exercise will also help prevent catching colds in the first place.]
* What Will Cause You to Lose More Fat -- Exercising Fasted or Non-Fasted?
Is it better to eat before you exercise, or will strategic fasting give your fat-burning capabilities a boost?
> [Fasting before aerobics leads to reductions in both body weight and body fat, while eating before a workout decreases only body weight. When you exercise while fasting, it essentially forces your body to shed fat, as your body's fat burning processes are controlled by your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and your SNS is activated by exercise and lack of food. Exercise and fasting also yield acute oxidative stress, which may actually benefit your muscle. A post-recovery meal of fast-assimilating protein such as high-quality whey protein, eaten within 30 minutes of your workout, is very important when you exercise while fasting; this will essentially “rescue” your muscle tissue out of a catabolic state and supply it with the proper nutrients to stimulate repair and rejuvenation.]
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March 17, 2012 - Issue 2037
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/17.aspx
* Fix These 3 Things and Most Health Problems Can Resolve Themselves
This doctor shares the three basic causes of disease. Address them first and almost everything can automatically fall into line. Plus, why genes are not the "master controllers" and how these factors influence them.
> [The first statutory protection for natural medicine in the United States was created by Dr. Rowen in the state of Alaska in 1990. This law states that the medical board shall not find a doctor professionally incompetent solely on the basis that the licensee’s practice is unconventional or experimental in the absence of demonstrable, physical harm to a patient. Since then, about 14 other states have adopted similar legislation. According to Dr. Rowen, the foundation of health and treatment of problems revolves around three basic factors: nutrition or malnutrition; elimination of toxins; and stress. Once those three are addressed, most health problems will begin to resolve. Suggestions for identifying a well-qualified natural health practitioner to guide you through your healing process are included.]
* New Study Shows Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death and Cancer
One of the study’s researchers noted that “if sleeping pills cause even a small portion of the excess deaths and cancers associated with their use, they are too dangerous to use.”
> [New study findings revealed that people who take sleeping pills are not only at higher risk for certain cancers, they are also nearly four times more likely to die than people who don't take them. Improving your sleep hygiene habits and your bedroom environment can go a long way toward helping you get restful sleep naturally.]
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March 18, 2012 - Issue 2038
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/18.aspx
* Why this Single Organ Powerfully Dictates Whether You're Healthy or Sick
The importance of sending correct messages and feeding this organ with vitality-promoting foods cannot be overstated, it's so profound. Yet for most people this balance is dramatically skewed - negatively. Here's how to reverse course and see a dramatic jump in your health starting today.
> [Your gut serves as your second brain, and even produces more serotonin—known to have a beneficial influence on your mood—than your brain does. It is also home to countless bacteria, both good and bad. These bacteria outnumber the cells in your body by at least 10 to one, and maintaining the ideal balance of good and bad bacteria forms the foundation for good health—physical, mental and emotional. Most disease originates in your digestive system. This includes both physical and mental disease. Once you heal and seal your gut lining, and make your digestive system work properly again, disease symptoms will typically resolve. The GAPS protocol is designed to restore the integrity of your gut lining by providing your body with the necessary building blocks needed for healthy enterocyte reproduction, and restoring balance to your gut flora. Basic dietary details are included. First, fiber is removed from the diet, at least temporarily, because it feeds microbes, especially bad ones. Second, probiotics are incrementally added in, because without their presence, no healing can ever occur in your digestive tract. The third factor is introducing foods to rebuild the integrity of your gut lining: Homemade meat stock; Homemade bone broth; Soups with no fiber; Homemade fermented yoghurt (OR KEFIR) and whey; Fermented vegetables or vegetable juice; Raw eggs.]
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March 19, 2012 - Issue 2039
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/19.aspx
* One of the Worst Ways to Eat Eggs
Free range eggs may be an ideal food, being one of the least expensive and best proteins you can eat. But if you cook or fry them excessively, it'll oxidize the cholesterol in the yolk.
> [If you are pregnant you have two options: Measure for biotin deficiency. This is best done through urinary excretion of 3-hydroxyisovaleric acid (3-HIA), which increases as a result of the decreased activity of the biotin-dependent enzyme methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase; Alternatively, take a biotin supplement, or consume only the yolk raw (and cook the whites).]
* Why are Kids Getting Pink Slime for Lunches?
Reports of “mystery meat” in school lunches are not a hoax; you won’t believe what’s being passed off as “beef” in U.S. school cafeterias.
> [The USDA has ordered 7 million pounds of “Lean Beef Trimmings” – aka “pink slime” for school lunches; the product is not actually meat but a concoction of ammonia-treated beef scraps and cow connective tissues. The beef products used to make pink slime are from areas of the cow most likely to harbor pathogens, but while the USDA routinely tests meat used in hamburger products for contamination, meat from Beef Products, Inc., which makes the “pink slime,” is exempt from the testing.]
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March 20, 2012 - Issue 2040
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/20.aspx
* Booted Out of Germany - the Ignorance that Could Destroy Your Health
In Germany, massive resistance to these foods caused a chemical giant to relocate to the USA. But if you're eating food without this label, you're probably swallowing this food (linked to cancer and lung damage in animal studies).
> [In Germany, massive resistance to genetically engineered (GE) foods, both among politicians and the general public, has caused chemical giant BASF to move its genetically modified plant science headquarters from Germany to Raleigh, North Carolina.]
* The Worst of Both Worlds -- Genetically Engineered Goats to Produce New Vaccine
It's being touted as a "lifesaver" for children, but drinking a vaccine in goat’s milk could prove to be a disaster.
> [Goats are being genetically engineered to become "pharm animals" that carry vaccines in their milk.]
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March 21, 2012 - Issue 2041
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/21.aspx
* 17 Micrograms of This in Your Body Lowers Your IQ by 10 Points
How to Flush it Out - There is little doubt toxic heavy metals and chemicals in our environment contribute to the vast majority of cancers, MS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Here's a quick way to unclog these disease-causing and IQ destroying elements from your body.
> [It's lead. Ideal detoxification tools include saunas, steam baths and Whirlpools, as your skin is a major organ of elimination. Infrared saunas are particularly helpful for releasing toxic contaminants, including mercury and lead.]
* Why You Need More of this Crucial Vitamin if You Are Heavy
Being overweight, obese or simply heavy with muscle affects the amount needed of this crucial nutrient to help you prevent disease and stay healthy.
> [If you weigh more than the average person your age your vitamin D requirements, as from mid-day sunshine exposure, will need to be adjusted upward. Vitamin D levels tend to be low in obese individuals as well as in those who are physically inactive, and one researcher even stated that vitamin D deficiency is the primary cause of common obesity and metabolic syndrome.]
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March 22, 2012 - Issue 2042
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/22.aspx
* Gov. Dept. Works With Major Corporation to Hide Animal Abuse
Animal abuse is only one of the atrocities that occur regularly at the hands of corporate agricultural systems.
* Use This Japanese Trick to "Amp Up" the Antioxidant Content of Your Meals
Already served for many years in Russia, Korea, and Japan - this food is packed with high-quality protein, good fats and antioxidants. The best part: it doesn't have much flavor, so it's an easy way to amp up the nutrition content of your meals.
> [Krill are plentiful and packed with essential nutrients, like antioxidants, and may prove to be an important solution for staving off world hunger, if they ever go down drastically in price.]
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March 23, 2012 - Issue 2043
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/23.aspx
* Boost Your Metabolism, Burn Pounds - With This "DNA Changer"
Most people who do this, even briefly, produce an immediate change in their DNA - and those who do it on a weekly basis can drop pounds, improve muscle tone, increase energy and libido and enjoy firmer skin.
> [When it comes to boosting metabolism, increasing muscle mass, and maximizing fat burning, high intensity interval training has been identified as being one of the most effective. Previous research has shown that just 20 minutes of high intensity training, two to three times a week, can yield greater results than slow and steady conventional aerobics done five times a week.]
* Man Refuses Surgery and Loses Nearly 300 Pounds
A man who once weighed nearly 600 pounds sheds nearly half his body weight after refusing the risky weight loss surgery his doctors were pushing.
> [Doctors suggested that 577-pound Bryan Ganey consider weight loss surgery to lose weight. Instead, he made changes to his diet and lifestyle and was able to lose nearly 300 pounds naturally. Severely restricting carbohydrates (sugars, fructose, and grains) in your diet, increasing natural fat consumption, and exercising regularly are keys to losing weight naturally that work for the majority of people.]
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March 24, 2012 - Issue 2044
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/24.aspx
* Addictive and Toxic: Found in Bread, Pasta Sauce and Salad Dressing
It's found in an alarming number of everyday products and can cause a beta-endorphin rush to your brain (stimulating the production of morphine-like chemicals), it can wreak havoc on your body, make you flabby and turn you into an addict.
> [Leading medical experts explain the reasons you crave certain foods, and how the food industry has secretly engineered foods to be addictive, as well as what you can do to eliminate food cravings once and for all. Food additives, such as artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and MSG, can lead you down a path of food addiction, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, while increasing your risk for chronic disease. You can escape the diet trap and optimize your health naturally by gradually replacing processed “faux-food” with organic, nutrient-dense real foods, and other lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and proactively reducing your daily stress.]
* Is This FDA-Approved Sweetener Causing Brain Damage?
It’s the most popular zero-calorie sweetener in the United States, but why is it on the market if it is likely causing brain damage to the millions of people who consume it?
> [The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation, called excitotoxicity. You might not realize you're having a reaction to aspartame; most people don't make the connection between their headaches, fatigue, anxiety attacks and other symptoms until they conduct an elimination diet. You can help break free from aspartame addiction by addressing the emotional component of cravings and using stevia, a natural herb, or xylitol as a safer alternative to add sweetness to your food or beverages.]
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March 25, 2012 - Issue 2045
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/25.aspx
* Tell Your Doctor: If You Don't Show Me This, You're Breaking the Law
Your doctor is legally obligated to provide you with this sheet prior to this popular procedure, but many don't. Here's the nerve-shattering story of a couple who is suing 3 doctors and a clinic for failing to disclose these side effects which may lead to death.
> [The Colorado Board of Health has been holding hearings on whether or not to adopt a new rule that would mandate healthcare workers get an annual flu vaccine, with NO religious or conscientious/philosophical belief exemptions. A federal vaccine advisory committee has already voted to encourage hospitals and medical facilities to force health care workers to get an annual flu shot as a condition of employment. According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), there’s been an increase of reports of harassment in the past two years - not only from parents being coerced and “fired” by pediatricians if they decline one or more vaccines for their children - but also from health professionals. More health care workers are reporting being threatened and fired from their jobs for declining influenza vaccination, even in cases where they’ve suffered side effects from previous flu shots or other vaccinations or have health conditions that could get worse if they are forced to get vaccinated. - Knowing your rights and your options for legally opting-out of vaccinations is crucial. Your doctor is legally obligated to provide the CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) that describes vaccine reaction symptoms and discloses the potential side effects of federally recommended and state mandated vaccines you or your child is about to receive. If doctors don’t give you a VIS to read BEFORE you or your child get vaccinated, they are breaking US federal law. A Canadian couple is now suing three doctors and a clinic for failure to disclose the side effects associated with the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, claiming they were never told of any potential side effects. Their 14-year old daughter, Annabelle, died two weeks after receiving her second dose.]
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March 26, 2012 - Issue 2046
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/26.aspx
* Little Sunshine Mistakes that Can Give You Cancer Instead of Vitamin D
Did you know there are certain times when you hardly get any vitamin D? Also find out what you shouldn't do after sunbathing, and other health-giving vitamin D strategies.
* FDA Considering Making Many Drugs OTC
Easier, prescription-free access to drugs marketed for ”high cholesterol” and high blood pressure is on the FDA’s radar, but you should know the hidden risks before you take part.
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March 27, 2012 - Issue 2047
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/27.aspx
* Eating This Common Food Could Damage Your Kidneys
It can stop your kidneys from effectively removing waste products from your body. Researchers have found a toxin found in these popular foods can kill kidney cells at levels 200 times below agricultural use. Avoid these foods - no matter how safe you're told they are.
> [Genetically Modified corn contains chemicals that kill kidney cells.]
* This Could Give Women Deadly Blood Clots - US Health Officials Admit
And that's just the beginning - acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest and "sudden death due to unknown causes" have all been reported to have occurred in girls and women shortly after they accepted this common medication. Use this instead.
> [Gardasil vaccine: U.S. health officials admit that deadly blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest and "sudden death due to unknown causes" have all been reported to have occurred in girls and women shortly after they've received the Gardasil vaccine.]
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March 28, 2012 - Issue 2048
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/28.aspx
* Is This More-Dangerous-than-Aspartame Sweetener Hiding in Your Food?
Sporting a new name, this artificial sweetener is 30 times sweeter than aspartame and even MORE toxic. While it's marketed to help you shed pounds, the truth is, it's used to help fatten cattle overseas. Is it in your food?
> [It's Neotame, which is essentially aspartame plus 3,3-dimethylbutyl, another toxic chemical.]
* How Factory Farmers Use the Media To Distort Reality and Make Them Look Good!
A classic propaganda video from the Pork Producers Council tries to make confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) look like idyllic family farms.
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March 29, 2012 - Issue 2049
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/29.aspx
* Eating This Fatty Snack Can Protect Your Heart and More
Many shun this snack due to its high fat content, but doing so could mean you’re missing out on important benefits to your heart and overall health.
> [A recent study revealed that nut eaters gain several health benefits compared to non-nut eaters, including lower weight and systolic blood pressure, decreased waist circumference, and a lower risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Nuts are excellent sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and they can boost your heart health and your overall health. Choose nuts that are organic and raw; avoid those that are irradiated, pasteurized or coated in sugar. Most almonds sold in the United States are pasteurized, but can still be labeled raw; it is still possible to purchase raw almonds in the U.S., but it has to be done very carefully from vendors selling small quantities that have a waiver from the pasteurization requirement.]
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March 30, 2012 - Issue 2050
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/30.aspx
* This Simple Hand Trick Helped Participants Melt Away Flab
In this study, overweight women used this technique to help them lose 2 inches off their waistlines and reduce their blood pressures from 139/84 to 124/70 in just 12 weeks. This novel hand trick appears to flip on a calorie burning switch.
> [New research suggests overweight women can exercise longer if they cool the palms of their hands with a cooling device. In one recent study, men burned more calories when cooled, and lost white fat, the kind that causes obesity. Periodic fasting, such as eating very lightly for two days a week, can also help boost your metabolism and help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals faster. The combination of fasting and short intense exercise also triggers a mechanism that recycles and rejuvenates your brain and muscle tissues, effectively helping maintain the youthfulness of both your muscles and brain.]
* Serious Tip to Help Women Cheat Death
This simple strategy could easily be called a lifesaving “wonder drug” -- except it’s not a medication, a pill or a medical treatment of any kind.
> [Exercise can help prevent death from cancer, but what I (Lloyd) would focus on is curing it with lots of raw garlic and healthful diet. And I’d use MMS, black salve, midday sunshine and “baking soda” injections.]
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March 31, 2012 - Issue 2051
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/31.aspx
* What Hospitals Won't Tell You - Vital Strategies that Could Save Your Life
Hospital errors are a leading cause of death, killing 100,000 people a year in the United States. Will you or your loved one leave by the front door? Hedge your bets from the get-go - win medical arguments, keep your supplements, choose your best advocate... and take a black Sharpie pen with you (here's why).
> [Hospitals have become notorious sources of lethal infections. In the United States, more than 2 million people are affected by hospital-acquired infections every year, and 100,000 people die as a result.]
* How to Save Up to 89% on Your Organic Food
Are you using this trick to drastically cut down on your grocery bill while still getting organic, wholesome foods?
> [In the first study of its kind to look into the benefits of buying in bulk, researchers revealed that Americans could save an average of 89 percent on costs by buying their organic foods in bulk, compared to organic packaged counterparts. Aside from buying in bulk, by going directly to a local farmer you can often get healthy, locally grown, organic food for less than you can find at your supermarket. For local organic farmers, see http://localharvest.org .]