High-Fat Diets Still Don’t Boost Endurance

Nobody ever changes a strongly held opinion because of a single study. It’s too easy to find potential flaws in any given set of results: they tested the wrong people, or used the wrong protocol, or simply got a fluke result. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You shouldn’t discard all your previous opinions every time you read a new study. But it raises a question that’s worth asking yourself now and then with regard to controversial topics: What level of evidence would it take to convince you to change your mind? read more

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Why Aren’t We Promoting Health to Combat COVID?

It’s an unfortunate fact that health officials and pandemic response authorities, by and large, are completely ignoring the role a healthy lifestyle plays in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing instead, almost exclusively, on the necessity for a vaccine.

According to Reuters,1 the U.S. government is planning to launch an “overwhelming” COVID-19 vaccine campaign come November. An unnamed “senior White House administration official” is quoted saying:2

“The fine line we are walking is getting the American people very excited about vaccines and missing expectations versus having a bunch of vaccines in the warehouse and not as many people want to get it. You may not hear a lot about promoting vaccines over the airwaves in August and September but you’ll be overwhelmed by it come November.” read more

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‘Not facing challenges will never make you a good entrepreneur’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 30 gems and insights from the week of August 3-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India’s coronavirus responses here.

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Set your goals and go beyond them every day. Make today better than yesterday. – Neelima Burra, Ganymede Business Ventures read more

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Best of Weekender: From a candid chat with actor Swastika Mukherjee of Dil Bechara fame to a tête-à-tête with actor Kunal Kapoor

The year 2020 has been very eventful for Swastika Mukherjee as both Paatal Lok and Dil Bechara were released almost back to back on Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar, respectively. Though the actor has been in the film industry for over two decades now, she shot to new heights of popularity with her latest releases.

Swastika Mukherjee

Swastika Mukherjee

Dil Bechara, a coming-of-age romance movie, is directed by Mukesh Chhabra, and is based on John Green’s book The Fault in our Stars. In the movie, Swastika plays the role of Kizie's mother. She is strict when needed, and yet consumed with great love, tenderness, and helplessness when it comes to her daughter, who is suffering from a terminal illness. Don’t miss our interaction with Swastika, where she talks about her role in the film and web series, her journey in the film industry, and how she has evolved as an actor over the decades. read more

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Mercola.com Celebrates Its 23-Year Anniversary

It’s been 23 years since I launched Mercola.com, and I am tremendously excited and grateful to be celebrating this momentous milestone with you! When I started this website in 1997, my goal was to teach people simple, inexpensive natural alternatives to drugs and surgery. 

Thankfully, we’ve been able to reach hundreds of millions of people throughout the years. And although we’ve made improvements to the functionality and design of the site, its goal remains the same: to offer practical health solutions and tools that will help people take control of their health. read more

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The best protein bars

A high-quality protein bar tastes great without leaving a bad aftertaste, holds up to being tossed around in a gym bag, and has a low calories-to-protein ratio.
The following guide features bars that have a track record of consistent quality, are available in several delicious flavors, and are convenient to have on-hand.
Our top pick, the Optimum Nutrition High Protein Wafer Bars, goes easy on artificial sweeteners, has a strong commitment to food safety, and taste so good you won’t notice you’re eating a protein product.
This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. read more

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How to Fix the COVID-19 Crisis in 30 Days

In a June 22, 2020, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service press release,1 Damien Downing, president of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, outlines how we could resolve the COVID-19 pandemic in 30 days for about $2 per person, simply by taking affirmative action to raise vitamin D levels. The downside or risk of doing this is basically nil, while the potential gain could be avoiding another COVID-19 spike altogether.

“If we could arrange to give everyone vitamin D, and it failed to protect them, so what? The risk from not acting is much greater than the risk from acting,” Downing says, adding: “If you caught the COVID19 virus right now, having a good vitamin D status (from already having taken a supplement) would read more

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Full-Fat Dairy Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

In the past, I’ve written extensively about the differences between dairy from cows raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and those that are grass fed and raised in a more natural manner. Many of the health and environmental benefits associated with raising and consuming grass fed milk and dairy products originate in the cows’ diets.

Grasses are a cow’s natural food, while corn and other grains that are routinely fed to CAFO livestock, are not. When cows eat grains, it alters the composition of their meat and milk.1 This results in an inferior nutritional profile, which dairy pasteurization continues to reduce.2 read more

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Dave Asprey — How Ketones May Be Useful Against COVID-19

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts

This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here.

In this interview, Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founder and CEO of bulletproof.com, and author of “The Bulletproof Diet” and “Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster — in Just Two Weeks,” discusses the role ketones play in COVID-19. read more

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Contest: Who will be lucky member 75,000?

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No matter if you’re new to Diet Doctor or have been following us for a while, right now is the time to become a DD member.

Why? Besides the fact that we’re committed to helping you dramatically improve your health through a keto and low-carb lifestyle, we’re also holding a contest where two members will win the ultimate keto care package.

Since we are rapidly coming up on 75,000 members, we want to celebrate! If you become lucky member number 75,000, you get a prize. Already a member? You can still win, too. read more

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