Author: Aimee Proulx

The ultimate ‘lung foods,’ an important read if you’re over 30

By Dr. Mercola Flavonoids are a group of polyphenols, phytonutrients found in most fruits and vegetables. There are more than 6,000 unique flavonoids, but as a group, they’re most well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and have been found to lower the risk of many chronic conditions rooted in inflammation. Anthocyanins, specifically — found in red-blue plant pigments that give berries and other foods their red, blue and purple color — have been shown to: Improve blood sugar control Normalize blood pressure and enhance capillary strength Lower oxidative stress and inflammation Inhibit platelet formation Prevent buildup of arterial plaque...

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Georgia mom warns others after son, 5, contracts rare disease from tick bite

Danielle McNair of Georgia is warning parents after her 5-year-old son, Mason contracted Rocky Mountain fever from a tick bite. On May 10th, Mason McNair was staying with his grandparents in LaGrange, Georgia, when they noticed a tick inside of Mason’s belly button. Although the tick was immediately removed, Danielle says it got infected and red. Mason also had fatigue, diarrhea, and a fever. RELATED STORY: Deadly brain swelling tick virus found in Minnesota and Wisconsin McNair him to the doctor, who prescribed an antibiotic but when 10 days later, Mason’s symptoms had gotten worse, fatigue, diarrhea, fever, headaches, and pain in...

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Ghost in the Machine, Part 4 — The war on supplements, essential oils and homeopathy

By Dr. Mercola If you suspect that supplements are more popular than ever, you are right. More than half of American adults have used one or more supplements and more than half of women and 43 percent of men used a supplement of some kind within the last 30 days. While that means not taking vitamins or supplements is now a minority position, it also means Big Pharma is trying to get “in on” the supplement business. The U.S. retail sales of vitamins and supplements is expected to exceed $36 billion in 2017. While that’s less than a tenth of...

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New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami

Beginning September 18th anyone building a new house in South Miami, and in some cases renovating an existing home, will have to install solar panels. The ordinance that passed last week, the first of its kind in Florida, will require “175 square feet of solar panel to be installed per 1,000 square feet of sunlit roof area, or 2.75 kw per 1,000 square feet of living space, whichever is less. If the house is built under existing trees, the shade may exempt it.”1 Also included in the ordinance are home renovations that replace “more than 75 percent of the structure or...

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6 benefits of oil pulling and how to do it

Oil pulling is an ancient practice that involves swishing oil in your mouth to remove bacteria and promote oral hygiene. It is often associated with Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system from India. Studies suggest that oil pulling can kill bacteria in the mouth and improve dental health. Some alternative medicine practitioners also claim that it can help treat several diseases. While it’s not entirely clear how oil pulling works, it’s claimed to “pull” bacteria from the mouth. It may also help by moisturizing your gums and increasing saliva production, which can reduce bacteria. Some types of oil also contain...

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