• Are Saunas Good for Your Brain?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 12th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Men who used a sauna four to seven times a week had a 66% lower risk for dementia, and a 65% lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease, compared to men who used the sauna once a week Sauna use may boost brain health by lowering inflammation and blood pressure, improving vascular function and enhancing […]

  • Fact Check Funder Publicis Pays $350 Million for Role in Opioid Epidemic

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 11th 2024 10:33pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE The Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest PR firms, recently agreed to pay a $350 million settlement over claims that its false and misleading marketing of opioids contributed to the lethal opioid epidemic in the U.S. Accusations against Publicis Health, Purdue’s PR firm, included creating the marketing materials that convinced doctors to […]

  • Why You Should Only Take Folate and Never Folic Acid

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 11th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE It’s extremely rare to get too much folate from foods, but it is possible to get too much folic acid, the synthetic version of folate found in supplements and fortified foods In pregnant mice, high levels of folic acid harmed brain development in offspring, and low levels of vitamin B12 made the damage […]

  • B Vitamins May Protect Against Damaging Effects of Air Pollution

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 11th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE A small-scale human trial found high doses of vitamins B6, B9 and B12 in combination completely offset damage caused by very fine particulate matter in air pollution Four weeks of high-dose supplementation reduced genetic damage in 10 gene locations by 28% to 76%, protected mitochondrial DNA from the harmful effects of pollution, and […]

  • Changing the Food System From the Bottom Up

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 10th 2024 10:34pm EST

    Download Interview Transcript | Download my FREE Podcast | Video Link STORY AT-A-GLANCE Around the advent of the American Civil War, in the 1870s or so, is when they developed the technology to extract oils from seeds. Before then, the average LA intake was less than 5 grams a day, and likely closer to 2 […]

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  • How Animals Impact Regenerative Agriculture Efforts

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 10th 2024 10:31pm EST

    Download Interview Transcript | Download my FREE Podcast | Video Link STORY AT-A-GLANCE By using regenerative land management that incorporates livestock, you can increase organic matter in the soil back to healthy levels within a couple of decades By urinating and defecating on the land, livestock provide important nourishment for soil microbes. Their hooves also […]

  • Ashley Armstrong and Animals

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 10th 2024 9:41pm EST

  • Get to Know Your Farmers

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 9th 2024 10:33pm EST

    Video Link STORY AT-A-GLANCE My biodynamic brand, Solspring, has one of the largest assortments of biodynamic products of any company in the world. We offer more than 70 Demeter certified biodynamic pantry staples, from snacks and spreads, to coffees and teas Biodynamic agriculture is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, initially developed by Austrian scholar Rudolf […]

  • The Deadly Rise of Scientism

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 9th 2024 10:33pm EST

    By: A Midwestern Doctor STORY AT-A-GLANCE The scientific process is one of the greatest tools humanity has created to separate fact from fiction. Because of the remarkable societal advancements science has created, our society in turn has placed a deep trust science This trust has incentivized bad actors to usurp the scientific process so that […]

  • Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 9th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Scientific advances suggest your state of mind is strongly influenced by the microflora in your gut, and that probiotics (beneficial bacteria) can alleviate symptoms of depression A small study involving adults diagnosed with IBS and depression found the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum provided depression relief. At six weeks, 64% of the treatment group had […]

  • What’s Your Score on This Sit-to-Stand Longevity Test?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 8th 2024 10:33pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE The sitting-rising test (SRT) measures non-aerobic aspects of physical fitness, namely muscle strength and power, flexibility, balance and body composition To receive the highest score of 10, you must be able to not only sit and rise from the floor without any support but also do so without showing instability or loss of […]

  • Can Chewing Affect Blood Glucose for Diabetics?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 8th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE The ability to chew, and how long you do it, appear to affect glucose metabolism, insulin secretion, dietary factors and other elements that influence diabetes risk A strong connection was found between the ability to chew and blood glucose levels in 94 patients with Type 2 diabetes Subjects who had difficulty chewing, due […]

  • Top Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 8th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Arugula is extremely healthy leafy green that helps decrease your blood pressure due to the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium, which help relax your blood vessels and, in turn, help reduce blood pressure Other foods that can help lower your blood pressure levels include flaxseeds, beets, celery, olive oil and cooked tomatoes High […]

  • Changing the Food System From The Bottom Up – Interview with Ashley Armstrong

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 8th 2024 1:00am EST

    An interview with return guest Ashley Armstrong, a certified personal trainer with a Ph.D., MS and BS in engineering, and cofounder of Angel Acres Egg Co., which specializes in low-PUFA (polyunsaturated fat) eggs. On average, her eggs contain 17 to 20 milligrams of linoleic acid (LA), which is about one-quarter of the LA found in […]

  • The Military Routinely Disperses Aluminum-Coated Fiberglass Into the Air

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 7th 2024 10:34pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Militaries around the world routinely disperse tiny bits of aluminum-coated fiberglass and plastic — known as “chaff” — into the air column, to shield aircraft and ships from enemy radar Chaff has been used for decades, without clear evidence that it’s safe for humans and the environment In response to a United Nations […]

  • Does Your Finger Length Reveal Psychopathic Tendencies?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 7th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE The index finger-to-ring finger-ratio (2D:4D-ratio) is linked to exposure to hormones, specifically testosterone and estrogen, in the womb A lower 2D-to-4D ratio — meaning the ring finger is longer than the index finger — signals an increased likelihood of certain psychiatric disorders In one study, people with psychiatric conditions had significantly lower 2D-to-4D […]

  • Chemotherapy Spreading Cancer

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 7th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Preoperative chemotherapy may increase the likelihood of metastasis in breast cancer cases by increasing what are known as “tumor microenvironments of metastasis” When mice with breast cancer were given preoperative chemotherapy, it altered the tumor microenvironment in ways that made them more conducive to cancer spread In mice, chemotherapy treatment doubled the number […]

  • Is Zinc Deficiency Behind the Dramatic Spike in Yeast Infections?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 6th 2024 10:33pm EST

    Download Interview Transcript | Download my FREE Podcast | Video Link STORY AT-A-GLANCE Three out of four women will have a vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime and an estimated 140 million women worldwide suffer recurrent infections According to recent research, vaginal yeast infections may be triggered by zinc insufficiency. Candida feeds on zinc, and […]

  • Poison Centers Received One Call Every 44 Minutes for This

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 6th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Data show that despite a public awareness campaign after the Tide Pods Challenge, children, adolescents and adults continue to be poisoned by liquid laundry detergent packets. The most common age group affected is children less than 6 years, but annual exposure rates in adults and adolescents rose dramatically from 2014 to 2022 Liquid […]

  • The Case Against Yoga Pants and Other Technical Athletic Wear

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 6th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Nonorganic cotton is a chemical-dependent crop. While making up only 2.4% of global cropland, it receives 10% of all agricultural chemicals and 25% of all insecticides Athletic wear such as yoga pants and fleece jackets shed copious amounts of microscopic plastic fibers each time they’re washed; 1.7 million tons of microfibers enter the […]

  • You’ve Been Genetically Hijacked to Produce Pfizer’s Pfrankenstein Proteins

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 5th 2024 10:33pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 shots instruct cells to produce additional “off-target” proteins that could pose significant health risks The finding was revealed by a team of U.K. researchers, who found a “glitch” occurred due to the way the COVID-19 shots were genetically modified According to the study, off-target cellular immune responses occur in 25% […]

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  • Can This Molecule Boost Fertility and Longevity in Aging Humans?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 5th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Spermidine, a polyamine compound originally isolated from semen, encourages autophagy, a cellular ‘self-eating’ process known to positively affect aging and longevity Spermidine, an antiaging molecule, has the potential to reverse declining fertility in older mice, with potential ramifications for humans as well Older mice not only had less spermidine in their ovaries compared […]

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  • 5 Ways Grains Can Destroy Your Skin

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 5th 2024 10:31pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE While you may take great care with the outside of your skin each day, the foods you’re eating may be doing greater damage Close to 6% of people in the U.S. are gluten-sensitive, affecting your blood glucose, insulin resistance and triggering skin damage Some grain products can act like wheat, increasing gut permeability […]

  • Liposomal Carnosine Is Essential for Detoxing Linoleic Acid

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 4th 2024 10:33pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Carnosine is a dipeptide found in meat. The highest concentrations of carnosine are found in your muscles, brain, central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you will have lower levels of carnosine in your muscles. This is one reason why many strict vegans who do not properly compensate […]

  • Do Heart Attack Symptoms Vary Between Men and Women?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola DO - Feb 4th 2024 10:32pm EST

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE Heart attack symptoms may vary significantly between men and women Both women and men reporting chest pain and chest tightness or pressure as the most common symptoms upon arrival at a hospital Women are more likely to experience atypical heart attack symptoms from men, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness and fear of death Compared […]