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articles by: Dr. Mercola

Aspartame Isn’t Safe…Unless You Ask Coca-Cola

Photo Courtesy of: iStock/Thinkstock Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The irony of the situation was not lost o…

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7 Not-So-Healthy ‘Health’ Foods

Many people believe the best way to start the day is with a bowl of cereal, whole wheat toast with margarine and a glass of OJ. But many foods considered "healthy" are exactly the opposite. I agree…

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The 5 Worst Condiments

Photo Courtesy Of:  Fuse/Thinkstock What foods do Americans often forget when inventorying good food choices? You probably eat them every day, one little dollop after another … I'm referring to condi…

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.  Here's an expansion on…

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms comprising your body's microflora outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. It's becoming increasingly clea…

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10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere

Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn't just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it's created differently. Sadly, many U.S. foods are BANNED in Europe -- and fo…

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Ice is Dirtier Than Toilet Water in Fast Food Restaurants, Study Reveals

If the thought of drinking toilet water makes you cringe, you'll hate learning that ice served at many fast food restaurants contains more bacteria than the water found in their toilets. As reported b…

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Toxic Ingredients in Feminine Hygiene Products

The issue of safe feminine hygiene product options is rarely discussed, but it's an important topic for roughly a third of the population. Why? Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and also…

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DOs and DON’Ts of Soothing Sore Muscles After Exercise

Photo Courtesy of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who…

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Dangers of Statin Drugs

Sadly, a quarter of the U.S. population over age 45 takes statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s Number One money maker, largely due to relentless advertising, which a recent study found may be d…

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about Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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I've tried the sore throat one and it worked very well. But I had no idea about the rest--- all use…