Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Joseph Mercola’

 

Can You Fast Your Way to Optimal Brain Health?

Posted on June 22nd, 2012 by author  |  2 Comments »

Fasting for two days a week may be beneficial in tons of ways. According to a featured article in the Daily Mail, fasting helps trigger protective processes in the brain, which are similar to those you get from exercising. Fasting, defined not as abstaining from all food but as a dramatic reduction of calorie intake […]

 
 

The Truth About Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and Trans Fat

Posted on June 15th, 2012 by author  |  1 Comment »

In 1907, Edwin Kayser, a German chemist, wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble about a process of turning cottonseed oil into solid form. Before that, cottonseed oil was a cloudy, red, and bitter because of gossypol, a phytochemical dangerous to many animals because it is linked to abnormal potassium levels, organ damage, and paralysis. […]

 
 

This Chili Substance Can Help You Control Your Weight

Posted on June 10th, 2012 by author  |  2 Comments »

The rates of obesity have risen immensely in the United States. In fact, close to 60 percent of the population is obese – if body-mass index (BMI) is taken into consideration. In order to remedy the problem, weight control surgeries, such as bariatric surgeries, have been introduced to the general public. While potentially effective in […]

 
 

Why Chlorinated Water Isn’t Safe or Healthy

Posted on June 1st, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

Did you know that over one billion people do not have access to pure drinking water? Because of this, it is estimated that about half of all beds in hospitals in the world are occupied by patients suffering from the adverse effects of contaminated water. Despite this disturbing statistic, some communities in third-world countries have […]

 
 

Astaxanthin: Why It’s Not Your Ordinary Antioxidant

Posted on May 27th, 2012 by author  |  6 Comments »

Did you know that creatures such as shrimp, crabs, lobsters, salmon, and flamingos are not naturally red or pink? They get their pink hue from a carotenoid called astaxanthin – often found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Apart from being a pigment, astaxanthin is also becoming known as one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants […]

 
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