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The Many Benefits of Sage, the 'Savior' Herb

The Many Benefits of Sage, the 'Savior' Herb

A member of the mint family, sage (Salvia officinalis) originated from the northern Mediterranean coast, where it was traditionally used for cooking. Italians are known to add flavor to veal with sage, while the French use it for sausages, stuffing and cured meats. The herb’s warm and musky essence also ...

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What’s All the Noise About Coffee?

What’s All the Noise About Coffee?

By Dr. Mercola According to the National Coffee Association1 more Americans drank coffee in 2017 than they had in the past four years. This represents a reversal as gourmet coffee brews gain popularity, especially among younger consumers. In an online survey, National Coffee Drinking Trends2 reported coffee drinking was up ...

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No, Pasta Is Not an Effective Tool to Reduce Your Girth

No, Pasta Is Not an Effective Tool to Reduce Your Girth

By Dr. Mercola Limiting your net carbohydrate intake is an effective way to normalize your weight and reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome, heart disease and many other chronic diseases. Net carbs are calculated by subtracting your net fiber in grams from your total carbohydrates in grams. The resulting number ...

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More Trouble for Organic Products

More Trouble for Organic Products

By Dr. Mercola Carrageenan, a food additive extracted from red seaweed, is commonly added as a thickening agent to processed foods, particularly dairy products, certain deli meats and other prepared foods. Since it comes from seaweed, many people assume carrageenan is natural — perhaps even healthy — and along with ...

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Privilege of Knowledge and the Duty to Act on Pesticides

Privilege of Knowledge and the Duty to Act on Pesticides

By Dr. Mercola Though he still sees himself as “just a little boy who loves frogs,” Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., an integrative biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has spent a decade feuding with chemical giant Syngenta, manufacturer of the pesticide atrazine. Novartis, which eventually became Syngenta, asked Hayes to ...

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The Benefits of Baobab

The Benefits of Baobab

By Dr. Mercola If you should visit the markets across the African continent, you’d find an interesting looking fruit harvested from the baobab tree (pronounced bay’-oh-bahb, emphasizing the first syllable) has earned not just popularity in its native regions but superfood status worldwide. A member of the silk-cotton family (Adansonia ...

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