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Is It True That Salt Is Bad for Your Heart?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-Glance “Conventional wisdom” states that a high-sodium diet will increase your blood pressure, thereby raising your risk for a cardiac event. However, this claim is largely based on uncontrolled case reports from the early 1900s A 2018 systematic review found no evidence of benefit from a low-sodium diet for those […]

The Most Important Stealth Factor to Improve Your Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Minerals play a crucial role in the activation of enzyme pathways, which are responsible for metabolism. This, in part, is what makes minerals so foundational for good health. If you don’t have the required minerals, the “batteries” of your cells, the mitochondria and the nuclei, won’t work. Inflammation is […]

Could Chowing Down on Cocoa Fix Your Heart?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE In the first large-scale trial to evaluate the long-term effects of cocoa flavanols on heart disease, notable benefits were uncovered Those who received cocoa flavanols had a 27% reduction in death from cardiovascular disease, and incidence of three cardiovascular events — heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths — was […]

Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Lung function tends to peak around the age of 30, after which it starts to decline. The rate of decline varies depending on factors such as smoking, exercise, exposure to pollutants, medical conditions and diet Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, have been shown to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive […]

Sugar Coated — How the Sugar Industry Duped the World

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Thousands of studies spanning many decades show excess sugar damages your health, yet the sugar industry successfully buried the evidence and misdirected the public with manipulated science “Sugar Coated” investigates the sugar industry’s once secret PR campaign, showing it normalized excessive consumption by deflecting evidence implicating sugar as a […]

Could Eating Too Many Vegetables Wreck Your Health?

Video Link by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Dr. Paul Saladino, a functional medicine practitioner, advocates the use of a nose-to-tail carnivore diet to heal many autoimmune conditions, and points to evidence suggesting the notion that all plants are beneficial may need to be revisited and revised Plant lectins can have harmful effects by binding to […]

Does Your Farmed Salmon Contain This Chemical?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Fish farms are the water-based equivalents of land-based concentrated animal feeding operations, and as such they create the same, if not worse, environmental concerns Since the salmon pens are placed along wild salmon runs, they pose a severe threat to wild salmon that pass by, exposing wild fish to […]

Broccoli Shows Major Healing Potential

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower contain plant compounds that are important for optimal health, including chemoprotective compounds One of the most well-known of these is sulforaphane. Sulforaphane supports normal cell function and division while causing programmed cell death in colon, liver, prostate, breast and […]

How to Measure and Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE As you age, your mitochondrial function decreases, and this is a hallmark of both the aging process itself as well as most chronic disease. Bio-energy testing can quantitatively measure the function of your mitochondria Even asymptomatic people in their 30s can have significantly decreased mitochondrial function. Early onset mitochondrial dysfunction […]

Best Vegetables for Your Heart

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE The more vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, with different types of vegetables protecting your heart through different mechanisms Leafy greens have high amounts of nitrates that naturally boost your nitric oxide level. L-citrulline in watermelon also boosts nitric oxide Cruciferous veggies lower your risk of […]

Mind Over Milkshakes Matters!

by Dr. Valerie Donaldson via Regenerative Medicine Center Watching athletes in the winter Olympics win by hundredths of a second is a testament to how much your mind and focus can affect yby our outcome. Being mentally prepared as well as physically prepared is a well-accepted concept to most.  But have you ever wondered if […]

Ketogenic Diet: A Beginner’s Ultimate Guide to Keto

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE A ketogenic diet is a dietary approach that focuses on minimal carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and high healthy fat consumption — the three keys to achieving nutritional ketosis The ketogenic eating plan is slowly gaining traction as an effective method of helping to promote weight management, reduce inflammation and […]