Alternative Medicine News – December 1, 2014

Al Sears
High Fructose Cancer Syrup

The debate about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) continues.

Dr. Al Sears has some of the latest research. And it doesn’t look good for HFCS.

For example, one study found it caused liver tumors in animals. And the change happened in just 6 months.

Another study, looking for cancer links, found:

  • DNA damage
  • Inflammation
  • Altered cell metabolism
  • Increased free radical production

All of these have been associated with various cancers.

And there’s more. Learn about this latest research here.

Your Medical Detective
Why You Might Be Depressed

Loss of hope is an awful thing.

Depression isn’t always visible, but it can have deep and horrible results. That probably explains why one in 10 Americans take antidepressants. The problem with these medications is that they are band aids at best.

When seen from a natural perspective, there are MANY possible contributors to depression. In my experience these causes can come from any of the following:

  • Environmental toxins
  • Internal pathogens
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Food additives and preservatives
  • Emotional or physical trauma
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Genetic conditions
  • Endocrine imbalances, especially thyroid & adrenal problems

None of these issues are corrected by medication. All can be addressed with functional medicine.

This particular article talks about the ways in which thyroid issues can cause depression. Get the details here.

Natural News
7 Ways GMOs are Destroying the Planet

There is a lot of confusion out there about GMO foods.

In every state that just tries to mandate labeling, the vote is always very close. Mostly this comes after many millions of dollars spent by big agriculture to influence people on the issue.

If you want to think clearly about this issue, take a look at this article. It lists seven important reasons to consider the potential problems they cause. You might be surprised at some of these.

And all of them are pretty scary.

You can get the details here.

barking up the wrong tree
4 Life Lessons That Lead to Happiness, Success and Longevity

I love this article.

Two of the longest studies on human happiness are the source of this information. One lasted 75 years. The other started in 1921. It is still ongoing.

The studies point out some basic truths about being happy, fulfilled and successful. Here are the bullet points.

  • “Happiness is love. Full Stop.” The details that lead to this are fascinating.
  • Being laid back and stress-free will kill you. Bet you were surprised at that one. People with low motivation actually die younger. The article lists the ways to avoid this problem.
  • Be optimistic… with a little bit of worrying. This section lists 5 things that will support this and helps you understand how it works.
  • There is always hope. Even damage from difficult childhoods can be reversed.

This is a must-read article in my view. You can get the details here.

Bottom Line
Are Your Medications Fighting Each Other?

Medications carry risks. But do you know how they might interact?

If you are taking medication for any of the following, there are potential drug interactions that you should know about:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Heart disease
  • Atrial fibrulation
  • Osteoporosis
  • GERD or peptic ulcers

Check out the list of conflicting drugs here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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