I’ve introduced that I’m leaving Fb, regardless that I’ve 1.eight million individuals who have been relying on this avenue to be taught in regards to the newest well being information and knowledge straight from me. The threats to safety and privateness have merely turn into too nice, and there are different, higher methods to proceed receiving the well being data you crave, together with my free e mail e-newsletter.
Nonetheless, it’s vital to remember that many pure well being websites are being banned from sending emails. Not too long ago, Mailchimp, which sends digital newsletters and advertising content material, eliminated so-called “anti-vaccination content material” that they mentioned violates its Phrases of Use.
Paying clients sending well being data to individuals who voluntarily opted in to obtain mentioned data have been all of a sudden lower off, with no warning. In a press release to NBC Information, a spokesperson for the corporate mentioned:1
“Spreading misinformation in regards to the security and efficacy of vaccines poses a critical risk to public well being and causes real-world hurt. We can not enable these people and teams to make use of our Advertising and marketing Platform to unfold dangerous messages and increase their audiences.”
This assault in your entry to well being data, and blatant censorship overreach, is a rising pattern, one which’s been equally echoed by Amazon, Fb, YouTube and Pinterest, which have additionally blocked, pulled or disabled content material deemed to be “anti-vaccination.”2
Luckily, we personal and function our personal servers to make sure no third events can get in the way in which of our communications, however you could take motion to make sure receipt of our newsletters.
Watch out for Google and its main e mail service, Gmail
Google’s main enterprise is the harvesting of person knowledge, and it catches all the pieces you do on-line if you’re utilizing a Google-based function, resembling Gmail or a Chrome browser. This knowledge gathering goes far past what most individuals understand was even attainable and contributes to what is without doubt one of the largest monopolies on the earth.
For this reason I eliminated Google Search from this web site and changed it with a search engine with out the privateness considerations, however with related capabilities. I additionally suggest you keep away from any and all Google merchandise, together with:
Cease utilizing Google search engines like google. Up to now, among the best options I’ve discovered is Startpage
Uninstall Google Chrome and use the Opera browser as a substitute, obtainable for all computer systems and cell gadgets.four From a safety perspective, Opera is way superior to Chrome and affords a free VPN (digital personal community) service to additional protect your privateness
In case you have a Gmail account, shut it and open an account with a non-Google affiliated e mail service resembling ProtonMail, an encrypted e mail service primarily based in Switzerland5
Cease utilizing Google docs. Digital Developments has revealed an article suggesting a lot of options6
For those who’re a highschool scholar, don’t convert the Google accounts you created as a scholar into private accounts
The right way to be sure you see Mercola emails
For those who use Gmail, you may not remember that it makes use of algorithms to “kind” your incoming messages in accordance with totally different classes, together with main, social and promotions tabs. It’s one other solution to suppress data, and most emails go to the promotions tab — until you alter that.
To make sure you proceed to obtain your Mercola.com e mail subscription in your main inbox, add Mercola.com to your Google contacts. (For those who’re utilizing one other e mail service, additionally add Mercola.com to your contacts to make certain our newsletters go to your inbox as a substitute of the “junk” folder.)
In Gmail, you may also transfer one in every of our e mail newsletters from the promotions tab to the first tab. Gmail will then ask for those who all the time need this text delivered to your main tab, to which you’ll be able to reply sure. You can too select to take away the extra class tabs altogether, so you’ve solely a main inbox. To take action:7
Click on on the gear icon on the prime proper
Click on the Inbox tab
Select “Default” for Inbox Kind
Examine solely the classes you need; for those who solely need a main inbox, make sure all different classes are unchecked
Scroll to the underside and click on Save Modifications
The place to get Mercola data
In 2019, you’ll be able to proceed to get the data you could take management of your well being straight from my web site, Mercola.com. There you’ll discover prime information tales, knowledge about our most searched-for phrases (CBD oil, the 5G apocalypse and Overlook Fb have been particularly scorching these days) and interviews with well being specialists on all the pieces from the weed killer glyphosate to treating Lyme illness.
For those who’re on the lookout for one thing particular, you should use my search function to entry greater than 100,000 pages of well being data. Whether or not you’re beginning a ketogenic eating regimen, studying extra about magnesium, trying to find a wholesome recipe or monitoring down a brand new health plan, you’ll discover it right here. For those who aren’t already getting the most recent headlines despatched on to your e mail inbox, I urge you to enroll in my free e-newsletter as nicely.
Join SMS — Textual content messaging
SMS (brief message service) is one other place you will discover data distinctive to Mercola.com. Once you be part of Mercola SMS, you’ll obtain recurring textual content messages from Mercola.com through automated know-how to the cell quantity supplied, providing well being information and unique entry to bonus content material.
Mercola well being information podcast
Have you ever signed up for my weekly podcast but? That is the place I share protected and sensible options to deal with widespread well being issues through interviews with main well being specialists.
In latest weeks, I’ve spoken with Stephanie Seneff, a senior analysis scientist on the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise (MIT) on the risks of glyphosate, interviewed Dr. Dale Bredesen, director of neurodegenerative illness analysis on the UCLA Faculty of Drugs, about Alzheimer’s illness, and mentioned the risks of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) with Peter Sullivan, the founding father of Clear Gentle Ventures, a corporation devoted to elevating consciousness about EMF well being results.
Different previous subjects embody the advantages of a carnivorous eating regimen, pure most cancers therapies and new methods to deal with macular degeneration. For these of you who like to digest new data whereas on the go — in your automotive, throughout a exercise or whilst you’re cleansing the home, for starters — podcasts are supreme.
Mercola well being weblog
For bite-sized bits of well being data you could know, tune in to my well being weblog. It’s refreshed each day with new highlights protecting prime information tales, vitamin data and well being warnings. Do you know, for example, that one other individual fell sufferer to flesh-eating micro organism in Florida in July 2019, or that antacid medicines could also be linked to allergic reactions?
For those who observe my well being weblog, you’ll know this and rather more on subjects starting from health and wholesome meals to medical gadget recollects and suggestions for stopping power sickness.
Meals info and recipes
Once you’re after onerous info about which meals are most healthful so as to add to your eating regimen, look no additional than Mecola.com’s Meals Info. Damaged down into meals classes, together with fruits, greens, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, grains and legumes, condiments, meats and seafood and others, you will discover vitamin info, well being advantages and cooking suggestions to your favourite meals.
At Mercola Wholesome Recipes, you may also discover scrumptious methods to organize the wholesome meals you’ve examine. Primarily based on meals present in my optimized Vitamin Plan, there are recipes for soups, salads, entrees, facet dishes and extra.
Why I’m leaving Fb
Fb’s “free” service has revolutionized the way in which many individuals keep up a correspondence with their associates, household and acquaintances, in addition to information and knowledge that pursuits them. However this free comfort comes at a value of your private privateness, as YOU are the product — one which’s being intensively mined for knowledge.
Each time you “like” a web page or click on on an commercial, you’re contributing extra knowledge about your pursuits and preferences. Even knowledge like your personal messages, login places and private data could also be tracked and bought.
Because it stands, the Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) fined Fb $5 billion for its privateness breaches,eight however even that quantities to solely a slap on the wrist for a corporation like Fb, which posted income of $15.08 billion within the first quarter of 2019.9 What’s extra, Fb’s inventory rose in worth by about $10 billion after information of the FTC high-quality broke.10
That is solely the tip of the iceberg on the subject of Fb’s privateness breaches. It’s estimated that Fb could have 52,000 knowledge factors on people11 — together with kids. What they do with that knowledge now’s go it on to advertisers, however what they could do with it sooner or later stays to be seen.
By being part of Fb, I could possibly be contributing to the invasive knowledge mining, which is why I made a decision that leaving the platform and going again to relying on e mail and different free types of communication is the accountable manner ahead. After I surveyed my viewers they, too, agreed, with 65.49% stating I ought to cease posting on Fb solely.
Sooner or later, the one posts you might even see from me on Fb can be warnings about Google or Fb, to encourage folks to depart and defend their privateness.
You possibly can nonetheless entry the Mercola well being data you belief
Whereas I’m grateful for the big quantity of people that have adopted my web page on Fb, for those who’re one in every of my present or previous Fb followers, make sure you subscribe to my e mail e-newsletter, which will provide you with entry to a few well being information articles day by day, persevering with to convey you the data you could take management of your well being and improve your well-being.
For those who’re already a e-newsletter subscriber, make sure you take the steps talked about to make sure your subscription goes proper to your main inbox so you’ll be able to keep abreast of any vital information.
So, whereas I’m leaving Fb, I’m not leaving my followers — simply bringing you information in codecs that higher defend your proper to privateness. Along with my e mail e-newsletter, make sure you take a look at the opposite sources of Mercola well being data, together with:
SMS textual content messaging
Well being blogs