Archive for 2011


The Benefits of Eating Traditionally Fermented Foods

Posted on March 18th, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  26 Comments »

Traditionally fermented foods like grass-fed cheese, kefir, miso, natto, olives, pickles, sauerkraut, tempeh, and yogurt are some of the oldest and healthiest foods on the planet. The term “fermented” may sound unpalatable but this ancient preparation and preservation method — which involves breaking down carbohydrates and proteins using microorganisms such as bacteria, molds, and yeast […]


Dr. Mercola Reveals the Benefits of Probiotics

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  28 Comments »

Probiotics are live microorganisms — usually found in your gut — that can benefit your health. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek “for life,” and aptly so because these friendly bacteria help support your body in many different ways. Numerous studies have investigated the potential health benefits of probiotics. New patients at Dr. Joseph […]


Dr. Mercola’s Top 5 Top Secrets to Avoid Getting Sick

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  23 Comments »

The flu season is upon us. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu activity often peaks between January and February, but can occur as late as May. Be forewarned: the flu can strike no matter what time of the month it is. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to dodge the dreaded flu virus. You […]


What’s the Best Time to Exercise? Ask Dr. Mercola

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  45 Comments »

Did you gain weight during the holidays? Even the most health-conscious probably succumbed to the temptation of indulging in the comfort food that everyone else was enjoying. You’ve had your cake — and eaten it, too! Now it’s time to burn the excess fat and get back in shape to start the New Year right. […]


Can You Still Trust WebMD?

Posted on January 1st, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  37 Comments »

WebMD is the second most visited health website, next to the National Institutes of Health. But is it a truly independent and objective online health information resource? Like many web sites, WebMD makes money from advertising. An online depression screening test advertised in a WebMD TV commercial sponsored by drug company Eli Lilly directed viewers […]

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