Mercury Awareness Week

Obesity Responsible for 40 Percent of Diagnosed Cancers

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Many still hold fast to the idea that you can be metabolically healthy no matter what your scale says. With this new alarming research, we now know that's not true and may be giving you false reassurance. Even if you're not too heavy pound-wise, but have a pooch, you're still at risk.

Safe Alternatives to Toxic Mothballs

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Mothballs are toxic and dangerous to your health, but several safe alternatives exist to protect your clothes by repelling moths and moth larvae naturally.

Medical Mistakes Affect 1 in 5 People

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Medical mistakes are a serious public health threat that may result in permanent injury, damage or death. Medical mistakes may happen in the doctor's office, hospital or outpatient clinic, and the numbers may be even higher as death certificates do not record errors in care.

Gulf of Mexico Now Largest Dead Zone in the World, and Factory Farming Is to Blame

Gulf of Mexico Now Largest Dead Zone in the World, and Factory Farming Is to Blame
They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It's not necessarily true. These foods cause health-crushing fallout far from where they're produced. Example: this 8,700 square mile nightmare in a place you might not suspect. Its outcomes can be life altering, even deadly.

Big Chickens, Little Nutrition

Big Chickens, Little Nutrition
Chickens have grown in size in the last 50 years while decreasing in nutrition. With less protein and beneficial omega-3 fats, CAFO-raised chickens, which make up the majority found in grocery stores, pale in comparison to pasture-raised chicken in terms of nutrition, the environment and animal welfare.

75 Percent of Honey Contaminated With Pesticides

honey contaminated with pesticides
A study of nearly 200 honey samples from around the world revealed the majority contain at least one neonicotinoid pesticide while 10 percent contain up to five. Bees depend on honey for food and they're essential to the growth of at least 30 percent of the world's food crops.

Why Organic Mustard Seed Powder Is an Essential Kitchen Staple

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Rarely do people rave about these tiny spicy seeds but they should. Contains a mighty compound that does wonders for your health especially when added to these apoptosis-inducing foods. Also improves blood pressure, heart health and kidney function. Love it for health and flavor today.

Eat Your Prunes

Prunes Benefits
A surprisingly delicious, versatile and nutritious snack, the humble dried plum offers an incredible number of health improvements, such as lowering your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. Due to high amounts of fiber, they're also noted for easing constipation, a very popular benefit.

Spicy Foods Offer Much More Than Heat

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Spices work harder than many realize, imparting sweet to spicy flavors. Most contain healing compounds such as capsaicin and curcumin to lower inflammation, improve gut health and treat infections, but a sprinkling of some may even help keep you slim.

The Effects of Biodynamic Farming on the Environment and Food Quality

The Effects of Biodynamic Farming on the Environment and Food Quality
It all started here when winemakers noticed that the best wines in the world were coming from vineyards that adopted this standard. Now a strong force in Germany, I'm so impressed with it that I'm starting the process of converting the Mercola line of products over to this much more stringent and earth-healing certification.
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