A Patient Exchange

Uniting the Voices of Experience

Author

Dr. Mercola

Legal eagle goes after opioid wholesale distributors

This post was originally published on this sitePrescription painkillers — not illicit drugs — are now among the most commonly misused drugs in the U.S.1,2 As of June 2017, opioids became the leading cause of death among Americans under the… Continue Reading →

Juul funds program to get kids hooked on vaping

This post was originally published on this siteQuitting smoking is likely one of the best things you can do for your health as traditional cigarettes cause damage to nearly every organ in your body. Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is sometimes… Continue Reading →

Popular eating program for kids sparks controversy

This post was originally published on this siteAccording to the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 39.8% of all U.S. adults are obese. The same data… Continue Reading →

EPA blocks warning on glyphosate

This post was originally published on this siteCalifornia’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced in 2015 that they intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, as a chemical known to cause cancer… Continue Reading →

Countries everywhere are banning this, why aren’t we?

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we celebrate amazing progress around the world, and we urge you to support the two keys to victory: Consumers for Dental Choice and mercury-free dentists. Consumers for Dental… Continue Reading →

Chiropractor must pay $100k for sharing content like this

This post was originally published on this siteDena Churchill, a former doctor of chiropractic from Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the latest examples of a health professional being targeted for daring to share anything other than the standard medical… Continue Reading →

NASA takes astaxanthin into space

This post was originally published on this siteThe space program was in the news in mid-2019, not for the extended time astronauts are spending in space, moon landings or space stations, but as a result of a medical error that… Continue Reading →

How to increase your health span

This post was originally published on this site Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,1 he offers guidance on how to decode science to… Continue Reading →

A flavonoid a day keeps the doctor away

This post was originally published on this siteFlavonoids may not have the name recognition vitamins and minerals do, but as antioxidants with the power to fight disease and premature aging,1 plus decrease inflammation, they can make a dramatic difference in… Continue Reading →

Weekly health quiz: Pollution, exercise and smartphones

This post was originally published on this site 1 For optimal health benefits, the following omega-3 source is the best: Omega-3-rich plant foods such as flaxseed, flaxseed oil, chia seeds, walnuts and leafy greens Small, fatty fish such as sardines,… Continue Reading →

2019 update on the fight for mercury-free dentistry

This post was originally published on this site In this interview, Charlie Brown, former state attorney general of West Virginia and executive director of Consumers for Dental Choice, provides us with an update to the global mercury-free dentistry campaign you’ve… Continue Reading →

Experts warn about opioids post tonsillectomy

This post was originally published on this siteIn the U.S., 289,000 children aged 15 years and younger receive a tonsillectomy each year, making it one of the most common surgeries.1 The procedure completely removes the tonsils and is sometimes performed… Continue Reading →

Why you’re addicted to your cellphone

This post was originally published on this site This article will focus on the social addiction issue of cellphone use and does nothing to address the electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures, which I cover carefully in my next book “EMF’d,” slated… Continue Reading →

Meet a trendy, designer vegetable — the cucamelon

This post was originally published on this siteYou may have seen large and small varieties of watermelons at your local supermarket, featuring not only deep coral-colored fruit, but varying hues of orange, yellow and white, with rinds having the typical… Continue Reading →

What to plant now to maximize your harvest

This post was originally published on this site Table of Contents Plan a bountiful low-maintenance fall harvest Your best fall garden vegetable choices Succession planting expands your harvest Cover crops aren’t just for large farms Planting and caring for your… Continue Reading →

Do optimistic people sleep better?

This post was originally published on this siteOptimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and one reason why could be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the… Continue Reading →

Fingerroot: A flavorful spice bursting with benefits

This post was originally published on this site Table of Contents What is fingerroot? Health benefits of fingerroot Culinary uses of fingerroot Components of fingerroot What can fingerroot essential oil do? What do studies say about fingerroot? How is fingerroot… Continue Reading →

How exercise treats depression

This post was originally published on this site In this short video, Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist and researcher with the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California, discusses the science behind the mood-lifting effects of exercise.1… Continue Reading →

Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals

This post was originally published on this site Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health… Continue Reading →

The second silent spring has sprung

This post was originally published on this siteThe renowned biologist, writer and ecologist Rachel Carson called for humanity’s responsible action as stewards of the earth, warning that the federal government was part of a problem that may lead to environmental… Continue Reading →

Corrupted data on gene therapy approved to treat babies

This post was originally published on this siteThe exposure of medical fraud is not new. In the past, drugs have been brought to market before clinical trials revealed a deadly list of side effects, including heart attacks and deaths, as… Continue Reading →

Why swimming in lakes will soon be banned

This post was originally published on this site It could soon be declared unsafe to swim in lakes, due to the presence of microcystins and other toxins that can be found in algae blooms. Microsystins are nerve toxins produced by… Continue Reading →

Home Depot and Lowes sued over Roundup

This post was originally published on this sitePesticide and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is facing approximately 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, caused them to develop cancer.1 The retail giants Home Depot and… Continue Reading →

Monsanto hit list exposed

This post was originally published on this site In what Democracy Now!1 refers to as an “explosive report” by The Guardian,2 documents obtained during the discovery process of lawsuits against Monsanto reveal the company has been engaged in a coordinated… Continue Reading →

Weekly health quiz: Sleep, autophagy and privacy

This post was originally published on this site 1 For how many years has Mercola.com offered free health information to the public on the internet? 13 years 16 years 22 years After starting a website to share the latest natural… Continue Reading →

Buyer beware — Many fish oils are synthetic

This post was originally published on this siteAs you probably know, fish oil has long been touted as an excellent source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), two marine-based omega-3 fats that are important for brain and heart… Continue Reading →

Why you should mix coffee into your cream

This post was originally published on this site Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Statistics show that more than half the population in the U.S. drink coffee on a daily basis. Further, those individuals drink… Continue Reading →

Dietary intake of vitamin A may prevent skin malignancy

This post was originally published on this siteYour diet has a significant impact on the health of your skin. When it comes to wellness, beauty is more than skin deep. As a general rule, diets that include lots of fresh… Continue Reading →

Game Changer of the Year: Barbara Loe Fisher

This post was originally published on this site Each year during the anniversary week of Mercola.com, we recognize a Game Changer, someone whose work stands as a great service to humanity by making a significant contribution to improving people’s health…. Continue Reading →

Must-read destinations for optimizing your health

This post was originally published on this siteMore than half the U.S. population is struggling with chronic illness,1 and 1 in 5 deaths is obesity related.2 We have overwhelming rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, and future projections only… Continue Reading →

© 2019 A Patient Exchange — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑