Alternative Medicine News – February 10, 2014

Green Med Info
Turmeric Extract 100% Effective At Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Long-time Balance Point readers already know about how great turmeric is for health. Now there is yet another reason to consider taking it.

The reason is a recent study. It showed that turmeric extract was 100% successful at preventing pre-diabetic patients from becoming diabetic over 9 months. Did you catch that? 100% effective.

The study measured a wide range of parameters. They all remained steady or improved with turmeric. No drug can claim this level of effectiveness.

And when you consider that around 40% of the population has pre-diabetes, this is a big thing.

Learn more here.

Al Sears
Runner’s High

For decades running has been promoted as a healthy activity. But is it?

Dr. Al Sears doesn’t think so. In fact, he thinks it is downright unhealthy.

There are many reasons for his opinion. This article details many of them. For example, he cites the titles of articles on the Runner’s World website. Here is a sample:

  • “No More Sore Shins.”
  • “Get Over It: Foot Pain.”
  • “My Knee Aches.”
  • “Painful Thoughts: When your body pleads with you to stop, your mind can keep you going.”


In addition, there are many other reasons running hurts your body. He more in the article. He also talks about ways to get exercise that won’t trash your body.

Learn more by reading the article here.

Balance Point Blog
Sneaky Names for MSG – Check Your Labels

MSG is in lots of foods.

This is a problem because MSG has many potential health problems associated with it. For example,

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Fatty liver
  • High insulin and blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • Liver toxicity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Disturbance to the gut-brain connection
  • Neurological and brain damage

The problem is you might not be able to spot it in a list of ingredients. That’s because it can be listed under a wide variety of names.

To learn more, including a list of the names it can hide under, go here.

Bottom Line
Foods That Rev Your Metabolism

If you want more energy, how you eat matters. This is true for dropping weight, increasing mental focus and enjoying life in general.

This article offers a number of tips to help you increase energy efficiency. It gives you a list of foods that support optimal heath and vitality. It also lists supplements and other helpful adjustments.

Readers will know that I don’t think there is a one-size-fits-all way to eat. So take these suggestions as part of an overall plan for eating in a way that is best for your body. If you need to get a better idea of how to do that, Metabolic Typing® is an excellent way to go.

Find the list of metabolism-increasing foods here.

Jonathan Wright
Simple Way to Stop Alzheimer’s

If you want to avoid the horror of Alzheimer’s there are some simple ways to go.

Recent studies have shown that two drug-free therapies can slow the decline of mental function. And they don’t require more than a few minutes a day.

The two are meditation and yoga. And practicing just 2 hours a week gives great benefit. That’s less than 20 minutes a day. And the result is increased quality of life.

Pretty good trade-off, wouldn’t you agree?

You’ll find the article about this here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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