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How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health by Dr. Mercola

It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for your brain health, but other nutrients such as vitamins are also necessary for cognition and the prevention of neurological disease and mental disorders. Psychiatry typically relies on drugs as a first line of treatment, but even more severe […]

Arthritis

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, or infection of the joint. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid […]

Aging = Sickness? Video

What is the genetic capacity for humans to live? What is the average age? Why is there a big difference? Are we all destined to get some sort of disease as we get older? Dr. Peter Glidden says no. Find out why this is and why the perception is that we will all get sick […]

NSAIDs: The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers

Are you or someone important to you suffering from pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, headaches, or a physical injury? Chronic pain can be very crippling, and it's natural for anyone to seek ways to relieve it. Millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain take painkillers and believe it to be one of […]

What Are ORAC Units?

The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidant content which was originally developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can browse foods alphabetically to find their ORAC values, or if you want to […]

The `Dirty Dozen` Foods to Avoid

by Dr. Weil Eating fresh produce is the best way to obtain the nutrients that support optimum health, but the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern. By choosing organic foods, you can reap the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself and your family to potentially harmful chemicals. Pesticides […]

The Truth About Sugar Addiction

by Dr. Mercola Sugar, in moderate amounts, is essential to our body. As a carbohydrate, it helps supply you with the energy you need for your daily activities. All of your cells use it. But at the same time, sugar is also a calorie, and once it is in consumed in excess, negative effects to […]

Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits

By Dr. Mercola The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there's such enormous medical potential for cannabis. If it can help restore homeostasis, it will prove itself as a very powerful therapy. CBD may be the most potent and beneficial of the cannabinoids, particularly […]

Effortless Healing

EFFORTLESS HEALING Statistically speaking, you're more likely to be sick than healthy these days.  Nearly 70 percent of adults in the US take at least one prescription drug for a chronic or other medical condition, with antibiotics, antidepressants and narcotic painkillers topping the list. One in 5 deaths in the US is linked to obesity, […]