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Enormously Popular Drug Used to Treat this Harmless Condition Can be Addictive, Trigger Hip Fractures, and Spark Intestinal Infection

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Here are some of the side-effect free methods U.S. News & World Report lists as ways to relieve heartburn: Avoid heartburn-triggering foods Stay upright for a few hours after you eat Eat smaller meals Go easy on caffeine ...

Healthier Men Want More Sex for More Years

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

According to a new study, healthier men, no matter their age, have better sex more frequently and desire it more often than healthier women -- and a healthier sex life could mean a longer life. The paper's findings have wide implication for ...

Experts Say U.S. Doctors Overtesting, Overtreating

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many cesarean sections. A spate of recent reports suggests that many Americans are being overtreated. New evidence and updated guidelines are recommending a step back and more thorough ...

Central Figure in Vaccine Cover-Up Absconds With $2 Million

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Dr. Poul Thorsen, a central figure behind the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) claims disputing the link between vaccines and autism and other neurological disorders has disappeared after officials discovered massive fraud involving the theft of ...

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people. But there are many steps you can take to avoid it. One of the best things you can do to prevent back pain is to exercise regularly and keep your back and abdominal muscles strong. Here are some quick ...

New Research Finds Most Slippery Non-Stick Surface

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Scientists have obtained the first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface. The non-stick material was created by “pock-marking” a smooth material with cavities measuring mere billionths of a ...

Omega-3 Boosts Brain Function in Boys

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

The omega-3 fat DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may alter the function of the brain associated with working memory, according to results of a new study with healthy boys. Scientists showed, for the first time using neuro-imaging, that supplementation ...

Fructose: This Common Food Ingredient Is as Addictive as Cocaine?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola The interview above is with Dr. Richard Johnson, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, where he runs the kidney division and is in charge of transplantation and research about blood pressure. He has also written ...

Is Vitamin D the New Silver Bullet for Cancer?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Doctors have known that low levels of vitamin D are linked to certain kinds of cancers as well as to diabetes and asthma, but new research also shows that the vitamin can kill human cancer cells. Researchers took human breast cancer cells and ...

Do Not Take The Deadly Diabetes Drug "Avandia" -- Two Reasons Why

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month. Confidential government reports say that about 500 heart attacks and 300 cases of heart failure would be averted ...

Why Anxiety Drugs are Addictive

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Valium-like drugs use the same potentially addictive "reward pathways" in the brain as heroin and cannabis, according to new research. Researchers found that so-called benzodiazepine drugs, such as Ativan, Xanax and Valium, exert a calming effect ...

Top 8 Foods That Slow Your Aging

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Healthy foods not only provide you with life-giving nutrients and fuel for all the organs in your body, they also help you keep an ideal weight. And as study after study proves, and regular readers of this newsletter know, ...

HFCS: This Common Food Ingredient Can Really Mess Up Your Metabolism

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Continued from Part 1. What if you were to learn that every day, 25 percent of your calories came from a poison, disguised as a food? And what if you discovered that this chemical imposter was responsible for your insulin ...

Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

You have had a long-standing deal with biology: whatever choices you make during your life might ruin your short-term memory or make you gain weight t or could hasten death, but they won't change your genes — your actual DNA. The answer lies ...

How to Lick Bad Breath Fast -- as Easy as 1, 2, 3...

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Bad breath is often a symptom of dry mouth -- a condition known as “xerostomia.”  Other symptoms of this problem include saliva that seems thick, sores or split skin at the corners of your mouth, and difficulty speaking and swallowing,. Most ...

Which Organic Label Should You Trust?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Many "health" experts continue to argue that there is little difference between organic and conventionally raised produce, but the scientific evidence -- and common sense -- says otherwise. Food grown in healthier soil, with ...

Your Habits Are More Important Than Your Genes

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

The risk of becoming obese is 2.5 times higher for those who have double copies of a particular gene. However, a good diet neutralizes the harmful effects of the gene. This means that the critical factor is what you eat. Several studies have found ...

Secret Link Between Cigarettes and Cell Phones?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Cell phones are used by an estimated 275 million people in the United States and 4 billion worldwide. A recent review of studies assessed whether there was epidemiologic evidence for an association between long-term cell phone usage and the risk of ...

Despite Anti-Vitamin D Bias, CDC Stumbles on Deficiency Link to H1N1 Deaths

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

So far, Swine flu, H1N1, has killed thirty-six children in U.S. and analysis of CDC data indicates Vitamin D deficient children at higher risk of death. The CDC did not realize they discovered this. However, anyone familiar with the Vitamin D ...

Simple Inexpensive Solution to Radically Lower EMF Exposure

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Vicki Warren, an electrical engineer and former executive director of the Building Biology Institute specializes in creating healthy and environment-friendly homes and workspaces, explains that however convenient wireless devices may be, they are ...

Why You Should NEVER EVER Sleep Where Your Cat Sleeps

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Vicki Warren, an electrical engineer and a Certified Building Biologist who specializes in creating healthy and environment-friendly homes and workspaces, explains how you can protect yourself from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation in your home.

Rosacea: A Misunderstood Skin Condition Sweeping the Baby Boom Generation

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a disorder of your facial skin. While it is similar to acne, it is distinctly different and is characterized by some or all of the following indicators: Redness on your cheeks, nose, ...

Insights on Multiple Sclerosis

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

The usual prescription for MS is a cartload of highly toxic medications. But a number of natural methods can produce a profound effect on this debilitating disease. Vitamin D Dose Recommendations ...

Exercise Fights Fatty Liver Disease

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Counseling patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease on how to increase physical activity leads to health benefits that are independent of changes in weight. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of chronic liver disease ...

Can Self-Help Make You Feel Worse?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Researchers found that people with low self-esteem actually felt worse after repeating positive statements about themselves. They said phrases such as "I am a lovable person" only helped people with high self-esteem. The researchers asked people ...

A Kidney Stone's #1 Natural Enemy

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Kidney Stones are among the most painful conditions you can have. Here’s what you need to know in order to treat and prevent them.

Nine Health Benefits of Sex

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

A good sex life is one way to stay happy, healthy and fit. For example, sex can actually cause you to get fewer colds. Research has shown that couples who have sex weekly have a 30 percent increase in immunoglobulin A, an antibody that fights ...

Your Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

A new review assessed whether certain modifications in diet have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating the cancer. Researchers ...

Vaccine Doctor Given at Least $30 Million Dollars to Push Vaccines?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia earned millions of dollars as part of a $182-million sale by the hospital of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. The amount of income distributed to Offit could ...

The Real Reason Why Breast Cancer is Plummeting

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

The death rate due to cancer has declined in the United States in recent years. In fact, 650,000 lives were spared from cancer between 1990 and 2005. A decrease in deaths from breast cancer accounted for 37 percent of the reduction in the ...

Who Knew Preventing Kidney Stones Was this Easy?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) can be one of the most excruciatingly painful conditions you can experience. In the United States, about 10-15 percent of adults will be diagnosed with a kidney stone in their lifetime. Roughly 1 ...

Leptin: This Hormone Makes Counting Calories Irrelevant

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Ron Rosedale, M.D. It is amazing how the little twists and turns of researchers can have such a profound impact on what we generally come to realize as “scientific truth.” Let me share a recent fascinating example of how this impacted one of ...

How Do You Know if You Have Hemorrhoids... or Something Serious?

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Mercola Hemorrhoids aren't a pleasant subject and can be embarrassing to discuss -- even with your healthcare specialist. But they are quite a common problem in both men and women. In fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes ...

Magnesium Benefits Your Blood Pressure

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Magnesium may reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, according to new findings. The study adds to data from epidemiological studies that have reported more magnesium, potassium, and calcium may reduce your risk of ...

The 20 Cancer Symptoms Women Are Most Likely to Ignore

por Dr. Joseph Mercola

Don't rely on routine tests alone to protect you from cancer. It's just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that's different, odd, or unexplainable. Here are some signs that are commonly overlooked: 1. Wheezing or shortness of ...