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Alternative Medicine News – August 11, 2014

Sunlight Stops Prostate Cancer, Surprising Green Tea Benefits, Cleansing Your Blood, Is GMO Soy Making You Sick?, Gratitude is an Antidepressant

Al Sears
Sunlight Stops Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer rates are on the rise. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there is a connection between sun exposure and lower incidence of prostate cancer. So much for the idea sunshine is bad for you.

Dr. Al Sears gives you the details. One study he quotes found that men with the highest sun exposure reduced their risk by 66 percent. Those who got the least sun had the highest risk.

In another study, as little as 20 minutes a day of exposure reduced risk of prostate and 15 other kinds of cancer.

Why is this the case? It’s simple. Sun exposure triggers your body to make vitamin D. And if you have enough vitamin D, your chances of dying from prostate cancer go down 700%.

Get the details here.

Mercola
Surprising Green Tea Benefits

Here’s the short version – green tea helps your health in multiple ways.

What are they? It’s an impressive list. For example it:

  • Reduces mortality

  • Decreases inflammation

  • Improves heart health

  • Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

  • Supports weight loss

  • Decreases the chance of vision problems

  • Lowers cancer risk.

Not bad for just one plant.

But you have to get the right stuff. Not all green tea products have the full amount of EGCG (the active ingredient). And some products have lead and other toxins in them.

Learn how to get the most benefit from green tea here.

John Barron
Cleansing Your Blood

“Clean” blood supports your health.

But how do you clean blood? Jon Barron has an in-depth article on this subject. In it he details why getting toxins out of blood is beneficial. He also lists several herbal formulas to achieve this.

Of course your blood doesn’t flow in a vacuum. You also need to make sure your lymph system is healthy to help clear your blood.

The herbs he talks about have been controversial in some circles. But he shows you the real information behind these reports. And he points to solid research supporting their effectiveness.

Check out the article here.

Northstar
Is Monsanto’s Roundup Ready GMO Soy Making You Sick?

This is a nice article about the problems with soy.

First, it isn’t just the fact that most non-organic soy is GMO. There are other reasons soy is a problem.

For example, it has a substance that causes blood to clot. It also inhibits digestion.

But when you add the higher pesticide residue and the uncertainties of GMO foods, soy really isn’t an attractive option. And since it hides in many processed foods, you need to look carefully at ingredients.

If you must eat soy, make sure it is organic and fermented. The forms of fermented soy are soy sauce, tempeh and miso.

There are many reasons to avoid soy in general. Learn more about them here.

Rodale Press
Gratitude is an Antidepressant

What makes people happy? Being grateful for the good things that you have in your life.

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it?

But this isn’t just some pop psychology platitude. The American Psychological Association supports the idea. In a study presented at their recent conference, people who were grateful for their life were less depressed than those who weren’t. This was especially true for people who were self-critical.

My favorite quote from the article is:

“When you have positive feelings about your life, you tend to be happier, more energetic, and more productive.”

Find out more here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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