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Choline, SIBO, and Pregnancy: What’s the Deal?

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Choline is a crucial nutrient for gut, skin, neurological, and cellular health. Yet, according to the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), only 10 percent of Americans consistently meet the adequate intake for choline (1). Choline also plays essential roles during growth and development, and the body’s need ...

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Stomach Band Claimed to Resolve Obesity

Stomach Band Claimed to Resolve Obesity

By Dr. Mercola In the U.S., more than 2 in 3 adults are either overweight or obese, while 1 in 13 is considered to have extreme obesity.1 As obesity rates have risen so, too, have obesity-related diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. It’s still commonly ...

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How Farmed and Frankenfish Salmon Endanger Our Most Perfect Food

How Farmed and Frankenfish Salmon Endanger Our Most Perfect Food

By Dr. Mercola In November 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AquaBounty salmon, a genetically engineered (GE) “frankenfish” that’s being touted as a way to solve overfishing and world hunger. The GE salmon are engineered to grow about twice as fast as typical farm-raised salmon, an eerie ...

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Two Major Legal Victories in Federal Court Case to End Water Fluoridation

Two Major Legal Victories in Federal Court Case to End Water Fluoridation

By Stuart Cooper Campaign Director, Fluoride Action Network In November 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) together with a coalition of organizations and private citizens, including Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, and Moms Against Fluoridation, presented a petition1 to ...

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Dear Mark: More On Women and Fasting

Dear Mark: Vitamin B and Lung Cancer, Folate Stability in Liver, and Less DNA Damage on No Produce

Last week, I updated an older post on women and intermittent fasting. For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’ll be answering some of the comments and questions from that post. First, should a lean woman with a stressful life try fasting to heal her gut? Maybe, maybe not. Second, does ...

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Why Are Walnuts and Seaweed Good for Your Gut?

Why Are Walnuts and Seaweed Good for Your Gut?

By Dr. Mercola The importance of fiber to your diet is nothing new. The dietary fiber you get from foods such as nuts and seaweed, for example, acts as a food source for your gut microbiota, helping your beneficial bacteria do their jobs. This involves breaking down complex foods, providing ...

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Eggs Are Good for Your Cholesterol

Eggs Are Good for Your Cholesterol

By Dr. Mercola Chicken as the foundation of a delicious home-cooked meal has been an American mainstay for decades. Not centuries, you might ask? As a matter of fact, up until the 1920s, homesteaders filled chicken coops with chickens to fulfill one main purpose: to produce eggs. Chickens weren’t regarded ...

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What Is Camu Camu Good For?

What Is Camu Camu Good For?

By Dr. Mercola Chances are, if you live in the U.S. and Europe, you may not have heard of camu camu (Myrciaria dubia, sometimes also referred to as cacari and camocamo), a small orange-red fruit, similar in size to that of a large cherry, with a tart flavor. The camu ...

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