Articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola


Vitamin D Supplements May Be Ineffective Without Magnesium Too

New research highlights the vital importance of taking magnesium in combination with vitamin D as well as previously studied vitamin K2.

Deceleration: The Art of Slowing Down

Time is precious, so why are we all rushing through it in a distracted state?

Study: Blood Pressure Meds May Backfire in a BIG Way

Hypertension is dangerous if uncontrolled, increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke. But using drugs to lower your blood pressure may shorten your lifespan instead of extending it, according to the results of a University of Florida study.

Meet the 75 Brands Still Lacing Your Food with a Dangerous Chemical

It’s widely known that bisphenol-A (BPA), an endocrine-disrupting chemical, is used in plastics, and as a result it’s been removed from many baby bottles, water bottles, and other plastic products.

168 Chemicals—That’s What the Average Woman Puts on Her Body Daily

Almost 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety.

Want to Save Your Memory? Avoid Foods That Contain This Fat

There are a number of dietary links between dementia and heart disease. Excessive sugar/processed fructose, grains, and trans fat consumption are three factors that promote both.

Study Finds Vitamin Intervention Could Save a Million Lives Annually

A chronic lack of essential vitamins and minerals is a leading cause of death in the developing world. The so-called ‘hidden hunger’ impacts 2 billion people around the globe, costing $180 billion a year and leading to millions of deaths.

Migraine Headaches 101: Why They Strike and What You Can Do About Them

I am thankful I have never had a migraine headache before, but migraine headaches are one of the most common health conditions in the world---more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. They're also one of the top 20 causes of disability among adults.

7 Countries Ban or Suspend the Flu Shot — Should You Still Get It?

It all began on October 17, when vaccine maker Crucell, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, suspended delivery of 2.36 million doses of their seasonal flu vaccine, Inflexal V, destined for Italy and other European countries, after discovering "problems" with two of the 32 lots.

9 Health Risks Not Worth Taking

[ad#banner]We all make certain health exceptions now and then, but here's 9 commonly taken health risks that are just risking too much.