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Joseph Mercola (Dr. Mercola)
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Can turmeric and its bioactive ingredient, curcumin, be the universal cancer cure? 
Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as well as Ayurvedic medicine.
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Go barefoot when you walk along the beach or on grass. Grounding or Earthing is defined as placing one's bare feet on the ground. Because the earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields, when you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs. 
Earthing or grounding helps improve heart rate variability, cortisol dynamics, blood viscosity, and sleep, and reduces stress effects and risk of inflammation.
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Drinking green tea has powerful health benefits for your body such as supplying your body with a powerful antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and decreasing your risk for developing dementia. 
A study found that people who drank green tea had less mental decline and lower risk of dementia than non-tea drinkers.
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Medical cannabis has been shown to be non-toxic, and has a robust safety profile. It's not surprising to know that this often works when other medications fail and not only is it generally safer than prescription drugs, cannabis preparations also tend to provide greater efficacy. 
Cannabis is safer than prescription drugs and there's enough information to compare it against the known toxicities of many drugs, according to Dr. Gedde.
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Fiber is not just for "cleaning your colon." Some of the microbes in your gut specialize in fermenting soluble fiber found in legumes, fruits, and vegetables, and the byproducts of this fermenting activity help nourish the cells lining your colon. Some of these fermentation byproducts also help calibrate your immune system, thereby preventing inflammatory disorders such as asthma and Crohn’s disease. 
Some microbes ferment fiber, while fermentation byproducts nourish your colon and help calibrate your immune system to prevent inflammatory disorders.
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The CDC reports that no one in the US has died of measles in the last 12 years. But ironically, US government statistics show 108 people have died as a result of adverse effects of the measles vaccine in the last 12 years. 
CDC reports that no one in the US has died of measles in the last 12 years, but US government statistics show 108 people have died because of the measles vaccine.
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If you drink alcoholic beverages on occasion, wine could arguably be described as one of the “healthier” options. Red wine, in particular, is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, including resveratrol.
But be very careful of drinking wine that may contain high, potentially dangerous levels of arsenic.
Wines tested are found to have up to five times the maximum amount of arsenic levels the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water.
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Can you eat your way to overcoming stress? Yes, you can. These 10 healthy foods are great for lifting your gloomy mood. 
Dark leafy greens, turkey breast, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, fermented foods, and blueberries are just some of the best foods to eat when you're stressed.
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In order to protect your health, I advise spending at least 90% of your food budget on whole foods and only up to 10% on processed foods (better if none at all). Here's a list of the 30 healthiest foods you can eat. h
Here are the healthiest foods that will supercharge your diet, so remember to spend 90 percent of your food budget on whole foods to protect your health.
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Some foods---and items---that are part of the “standard” of contemporary living can actually do more harm than good for your health. Here are 10 everyday items that you’d be better off without. 
Here are 10 everyday items that you should throw away for better health.
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Are antibiotics in your meat messing with your health? When shopping for truly healthy meat, meat from animals raised in factory farms is not the best choice. Organic, grass-fed and finished meat, raised without antibiotics and other growth-promoting drugs is really the only type of meat that is healthy to eat. 
Your gut, mental, and physical health are in danger when you eat CAFO foods from animals fed genetically engineered feeds.
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Pre-packaged processed foods may be convenient, but if you seek to improve your health, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is still the best option. Find out 7 everyday, often-undervalued superfoods that you can find in your kitchen and 7 more that you may not have even heard of! 
Here are seven healthy food staples that can supercharge your nutrition, and the less commonly known superfoods that can add some adventure to your cooking.
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Osteopath, Natural Health Advocate, and Author
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    Osteopath, Natural Health Advocate, and Author, present
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Hoffman Estates
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Illinois
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Natural Health Specialist
Introduction
My passion is to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the US. I am an active runner and a computer hobbyist. In 1997 I started Mercola.com, a natural health website that is constantly one of the top 10 health sites on the Internet. I am also the author of The No-Grain Diet and The Great Bird Flu Hoax, both New York Times Best-Sellers.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago Osteopathic Hospital
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Dr. Mercola