Rare Gene That Confers Drug Resistance Between Bacteria Now Found in 27 States

Rare Gene That Confers Drug Resistance Between Bacteria Now Found in 27 States

By Dr. Mercola According to the largest review of the drug resistance problem to date, by 2050 the annual global death toll from antibiotic-resistant disease will reach 10 million.1 At present, an estimated 23,000 Americans die each year from drug-resistant infections, and the death toll will continue to rise until or unless the underlying causes are properly addressed. One significant ...

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Privilege of Knowledge and the Duty to Act on Pesticides

Privilege of Knowledge and the Duty to Act on Pesticides

By Dr. Mercola Though he still sees himself as “just a little boy who loves frogs,” Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., an integrative biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has spent a decade feuding with chemical giant Syngenta, manufacturer of the pesticide atrazine. Novartis, which eventually became Syngenta, asked Hayes to use his extensive knowledge of frog hormones to determine if ...

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More Trouble for Organic Products

More Trouble for Organic Products

By Dr. Mercola Carrageenan, a food additive extracted from red seaweed, is commonly added as a thickening agent to processed foods, particularly dairy products, certain deli meats and other prepared foods. Since it comes from seaweed, many people assume carrageenan is natural — perhaps even healthy — and along with conventional foods this additive is often found in “natural” and ...

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Who Can Benefit from Virtual Reality CBT?

Who Can Benefit from Virtual Reality CBT?

I have previously written about the possible benefits of using virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Now it seems that virtual-reality based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has more wide-reaching benefits and can help reduce momentary paranoia and anxiety, as well as improve social cognition in individuals with psychotic disorders. In a February 2018 study published in The ...

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How to Be Kind to Yourself

How to Be Kind to Yourself

We tend to think that we have to earn self-kindness. That is, in order to be kind to ourselves, we must meet certain conditions. We must not make mistakes. We must work out five times a week. No exceptions. We must keep a tidy, organized home. We must make “healthy” meals. We must check off everything on our to-do list. ...

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Screening mammograms: One recommendation may not fit all

Screening mammograms: One recommendation may not fit all

To date, official recommendations on when and how often a woman should have a screening mammogram, have been based on risk factors (such as age, a family history of breast cancer, a personal history of radiation to the chest), genetic testing (the BRCA test, for example), or troubling results from a previous biopsy. Race and ethnicity have not officially factored ...

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Dear Mark: PUFA Confusion, Mushroom Coffee, Swiss Water Process, and Timing the Fast

Dear Mark: Coffee and Cancer, Beef Cheeks, Paleo Pancakes

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering four questions from readers. First, should someone homozygous for the FADS variant that increases PUFA conversion eat less or more PUFA? Next, what’s the deal with all the mushroom coffees out on the market? Are they actually beneficial? Third, when looking for a healthy decaf coffee, what should you watch for? And ...

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Introducing the Fitnessista Fit Guides

Introducing the Fitnessista Fit Guides

Personalized fitness plans based on what you like to do, and your unique goals. Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back soon with a recap from the fun, but in the meantime, I have some exciting news. The Fitnessista Fit Guides are on the way, and they’ll be in subscribers’ inboxes on May 1.  ...

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The Benefits of Baobab

The Benefits of Baobab

By Dr. Mercola If you should visit the markets across the African continent, you’d find an interesting looking fruit harvested from the baobab tree (pronounced bay’-oh-bahb, emphasizing the first syllable) has earned not just popularity in its native regions but superfood status worldwide. A member of the silk-cotton family (Adansonia digitata), the baobab tree typically reaches as high as 90 ...

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