Alternative Medicine News – April 7, 2014

Bottom Line
Fats That Fight Hip Fractures

Hip fractures are common in older people. They can also be deadly.

Those facts make it important to reduce your chance breaking a hip. Weight-bearing exercise is one way to insure this. Tai Chi, yoga and walking are all very good.

Another way is to avoid bone loss drugs. Boniva®, Fosamax®, and similar drugs keep bone from breaking down. Unfortunately, the bone that remains is much more fragile than healthy bone. And it is more likely to break.

Now a study shows the effects of two kinds of fats on hip fractures. It found one was much better, and one was worse. The ratio was also tested.

Learn which fats were better and which were worse here.

The Crux
How To Eat Fish Without Ever Worrying About Mercury Again

Fish is good for you. Or at least is used to be.

Now, many waterways are polluted. And one of the biggest pollutants is mercury. It is found in high levels in many kinds of fish.

So how can you get the benefit of fish without the mercury? This article includes a graphic that shows you how.

The most useful part of the graphic is about half way down the page. It is a circular chart that shows which fish have the least mercury. It also shows which have the most. In addition, it shows which have other toxins.

See the chart here.

Green Med Info
Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Brain Health

Your brain needs vitamin B-12.

How much does it need it? A lot.

This article talks about incidents where psychiatric conditions improved by simply adding B-12. And that was after doctors tried various medications. Ironically, these doctors didn’t check B-12 levels before prescribing.

Lack of B-12 is a likely cause of many symptoms. These include:

  • Dementia.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Nerve sensation problems.

Learn more, including causes and solutions by clicking here.

Health Freedom Alliance
Alzheimer’s Estimated to Be No. 3 Killer Disease in U.S.

Most people know that heart disease and cancer are the most common killers.

But now Alzheimer’s has moved to number 3. Up to half a million people die from it every year. And these numbers are climbing. In fact, among all major causes of death it is the only one that is increasing.

Sadly, there is no cure. There isn’t really one in sight either. But you can do things to prevent it. You can find a lot of ideas for reducing risk by clicking here.

This article gives more information on this alarming trend.

Your Medical Detective
Silent Bug and Heart Disease

Does low cholesterol mean you should never worry about heart disease?

Unfortunately, no.

In fact, you will see many articles on the Balance Point Blog telling you why cholesterol isn’t the culprit in heart disease. Inflammation and oxidation are the prime problems.

But what causes these?

Diets high in sugar and refined foods are at the top of the list. And now there is a much lesser known cause. It may surprise you. It is a bacteria called Chlamydia. And Chlamydia can cause inflammation in arteries.

Get the details here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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