Alternative Medicine News – April 29, 2013

Green Med Info
There Is Only One Type of Cholesterol: Here’s Why

Here is a great article about cholesterol. It exposes several misconceptions about this maligned molecule.

Warning: it will turn everything you think you know about cholesterol on it’s head.

Here are a couple of highlights:

  • HDL, VDL and VLDL aren’t cholesterol.
  • Cholesterol isn’t a fat.
  • Cholesterol is not harmful.

Get the idea?

Find out the well-researched details of these claims on the Green Med Info site. The article is here.

Waking Times
20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In Any Food You Consume

Eating healthy requires paying attention.

But paying attention gets more difficult every day. There are so many details you have to know. And you have to be a label detective to spot the offenders.

I pay attention to this sort of thing. A lot. But the list in this article had some things on it I hadn’t heard of before. For example, Propyl Gallate. And Acesulfame-K.

As a reader of Balance Point, you probably know many of the worst foods and food additives for your health. But do you know all 20 of these?

Waking Times has the list. You’ll find it here.

Natural News
Why Coconut Oil Stands Out As Today’s Most Amazing Superfood

The benefits of coconut oil are many.

Outstanding uses for it include:

  • Supporting healthy skin and hair.
  • Relieving stress.
  • Maintaining cholesterol levels
  • Increasing immunity.
  • Improving digestion and metabolism.
  • Relieving kidney problems.
  • Fighting heart disease.
  • Regulating high blood pressure.
  • Controlling diabetes.
  • Supporting the immune system.
  • Protection against cancer.
  • Supporting healthy teeth.
  • Increasing bone strength.

Learn about all of these uses in this article from Natural News. You can see it here.

Bottom Line Health
Do Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Give You Skin Cancer?

According to a new study, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) can cause many health problems.

They can damage human skin. And they may cause premature aging, impaired healing, and possibly even skin cancer!

Test indicated that the damage happens after only 5 hours of exposure at 14 inches. That’s about how far away many desk lamps place the light.

Since incandescent bulbs are being phased out, this is important news.

On top of the possible exposure, some bulbs are not made well. They can leak even more.

Bottom line is, try never to be closer than 30 inches. Read the details here.

Green Med Info
American Ginseng Effective in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Multiple studies show that American Ginseng (AG) can improve and even reverse type 2 diabetes.

That is pretty remarkable. Prescription drugs only manage it at best. And they come with many side effects.

AG worked by managing the glycemic response. In other words, it kept blood sugar from spiking after a meal.

That’s huge. High blood sugar after eating has been linked to various cardiovascular conditions including atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attacks. But taking AG with a meal helps control this response.

You can read the article here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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