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How To Get The Most Benefit From Your Fasting Strategies

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Listen to the article STORY AT-A-GLANCE Calorie restriction strategies such as fasting and partial fasting activate powerful metabolic processes that catalyze healing and rejuvenation Most of us are toxic these days, and one of the downsides of multiday water fasting is the detox symptoms, which is an indication …

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Slashes Cortisol Levels, Try This if You’re Stressed

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps your body manage and adapt to stress by balancing your immune system, metabolism and hormonal systems Withanolides — naturally occurring steroids — in ashwagandha suppress pathways responsible for several inflammation-based illnesses, including arthritis, asthma, hypertension, osteoporosis and …

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Can Green Bananas Somehow Prevent Overeating?

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Green banana flour is a new social media sensation, yet traditional cultures have used it for centuries. When used raw it has a slight banana taste, but cooked it adds an earthy flavor that blends well with many dishes It is a resistant starch that helps …

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Could Chowing Down on Cocoa Fix Your Heart?

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis 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 …

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Disgusting Source of the Majority of Urinary Tract Infections

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect anywhere from 25% to 60% of women over the course of their lifetime, and hospitalization rates for UTIs in the U.S. rose by 52% between 1998 and 2011 as a result of increasing antimicrobial resistance Researchers have found the reason UTIs …

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Study Shows Link Between Malignancy and Artificial Sweeteners

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE A March 2022 study shows a link between artificial sweeteners and cancer, even after controlling for factors known to contribute to cancer, including age, weight gain, physical activity and family history of cancer Artificial sweeteners are commonly found in diet and low-calorie foods. However, they are …

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Why a Light While You Sleep Can Be Bad for Your Health

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Researchers from Northwestern University found even a moderate amount of light exposure while sleeping has a negative effect on your heart health and metabolism, increasing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes Light controls your internal clock known as your circadian rhythm, which is influenced by …

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Does Your At-Home COVID-19 Test Contain This Poison?

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Since November 2021, two poison centers have received an uptick in reports of accidental exposure to sodium azide, a chemical with the potential to lower your blood pressure or cause seizures Health Canada reports the test kits are not properly labeled to indicate the contents may …

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Soybean Oil May Cause Irreversible Changes in Your Brain

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Vegetable oils and seed oils like soy, canola, sunflower, grapeseed, corn, safflower, peanut and rice bran oil are loaded with omega-6 linoleic acid (LA), which acts as a metabolic poison when consumed in excess. Anything over 10 grams a day will cause problems in the long …

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Chew on This: Is There Plastic in That Gum?

Republished with permission from MERCOLA.COMAnalysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Chewing gum is a popular item, yet estimates are 75% of people do not know there are fossil-fuel-based plastic chemicals in the product. The chemicals are so damaging to the environment that Singapore banned chewing gum in 1992 Gum base includes plastics and waxes. Most chewing …

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