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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

Decreasing Post-Exertion Muscle Soreness: What's the Best Way?

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who wants to suffer?

Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

In my opinion, feminine hygiene products can be likened to a "ticking time bomb" due to years of exposure. The average American woman uses 16,800 tampons in her lifetime -- or up to 24,360 if she's on estrogen replacement therapy.

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good For You

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?

Sugary Drinks Linked to Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Many people mistakenly believe that as long as you are drinking fruit juice, it's healthy even though it's sweet, but this is a dangerous misconception.

Aspartame Pathway

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Coca-Cola notes that "when aspartame is digested, the body breaks it down into aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol" -- and it is methanol that is one of the root problems with aspartame.

The Many Health Benefits Of Avocado

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

You probably know that avocados are an excellent source of healthful fats, but this whole food may also have other unique health benefits.

Eating This Could Turn Your Gut Into a Living Pesticide Factory

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A new generation of insect larvae is eating the roots of genetically-engineered corn intended to be resistant to such pests. The failure of Monsanto's genetically-modified Bt corn could be the most serious threat ever to a genetically-modified crop in the U.S.

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

At least when it comes to topical application, you have a choice. You can easily buy fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwash. But you're stuck with whatever your community puts in the water, and it's very difficult to filter out of your water once it's added.

6 Ways To Shrink Your Belly (And 5 Don't Include Exercise!)

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you're looking to get rock-hard abs, remember that proper dietary choices is your first step, but from there a comprehensive fitness program and targeted ab exercises will help you achieve your goal.

Prop 37's Top Donor Is 'Strange' Doctor Who Flouts Mainstream Medicine

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans The companies that make those candy bars leftover from Halloween don't want Califo...

Rethinking Food Budgets -- "High Value" Nutritious Foods

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

When it comes to the price of food, I think it's extremely important to remember that a food cannot be judged by its sticker price alone.

Astaxanthin Makes Flamingos Rosy, But Will It Keep You Young?

Arlene Weintraub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene Weintraub

The newest supplement to catch the fancy of folks who refuse to get old is astaxanthin, an antioxidant found in algae. But should we be taking it?

Coconut Oil: When Fat Is A Good Thing

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Joseph Mercola

The truth about coconut oil is obvious to anyone who has studied the health of those who live in native tropical cultures, where coconut has been a primary dietary staple for thousands of years.

The Best And Worst Vegetables To Eat

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Whether you're munching them raw or juicing them, some vegetables contain more health building nutrients than others. The following tables detail some of the best and worst vegetables for your health.

What's In The Non-Chicken Half Of The McNugget

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other half includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

The Soy Controversy

Katherine Nichols | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Nichols

It's the same processed food story. Additives make the product cheaper and tastier, and they give it a longer shelf life. It's about business, not health. This is what happened with soy.

This Sweetener Is Far Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Most agave "nectar" or agave "syrup" is nothing more than a laboratory-generated super-condensed fructose syrup, devoid of virtually all nutrient value.

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

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Saliva serves several functions, one of which is to protect and help repair your teeth from the constant assaults mounted by bacteria and your diet. Without sufficient amounts of saliva, your teeth are left unprotected.

Chicago Health Freedom Expo: Your Right to Know, Your Right to Choose

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lisa Derrick

While the health care reform bill may change some aspects of our medical treatment, what has been made clear is that we need to take personal responsibility for our own health and well being.

This Antioxidant Can Smash Insulin Resistance and Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

In the case of alpha lipoic acid, your body does produce it in minute quantities, but most of it comes from your diet. Some of the best natural sources include grass-fed red meat and organ meats.

Health Freedom Expo: Your Right To Know, Your Right to Choose

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Derrick

While the health care reform bill may change some aspects of our medical treatment, what has been made clear is that we need to take personal responsi...