Alternative Medicine News – January 6, 2014

Bottom Line
“Sell By” Dates and Other Misleading Labels Cause Terrible Food Waste

If you want to avoid wasting food and other items, you’ll want to know this.

For example, if a product has a “sell by” or “enjoy by” date on it, it most likely won’t be bad on that date. In fact it might be good for a long time afterwards.

The secret is that these labels are mostly for manufacturers, not consumers.

Also, there are foods that don’t go bad for a very long time. These are typically packaged foods, etc.

Get some tips that will save you money. You will find the information here.

Are You Using These Simple Lifestyle Strategies to Decrease Your Stroke Risk?

Stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. And the results can be devastating.

There is a great list of seven simple things you can do to greatly lower your chance of stroke. It’s called “Life’s Simple Seven.”

You might not be surprised by most of these ideas. They include things like getting more active, eating better and stopping smoking. But the surprise is how much just small changes can lower your risk.

For example, if you lower your systolic blood pressure (the high number) just 20 points, your lower your stroke risk by 50 percent. That that is regardless of how high it is.

Learn more about this here.

Wright Newsletter
Study links GMO foods to intestinal illness

A study of hogs fed GMO foods showed that these foods cause inflammation.

The study was double blind. Half the hogs were fed GMOs and the other half regular food. After 22 weeks, the GMO group had severe intestinal inflammation.

You probably know that inflammation can lead to many dangerous health problems. And since hogs have a similar anatomy to humans, this doesn’t bode well for how people are affected by GMOs.

This study adds fuel to the argument that people should have choices about eating GMO foods or not. And to make those choices you need to know what foods contain them.

You can find more information about this here.

When Exercise Is BAD For You

This provocative headline points out one situation where exercise will actually hurt you.

The situation? If you take statin drugs. The reason is that statins decompose muscles. And if you exercise, you will speed the process.

Ironic, isn’t it? Statins are supposed to lower heart disease risk, but they make it dangerous to exercise. If you add to that the fact that statins reduce CoQ10 levels (another heart protection), it starting to look like statins are just plain bad medicine.

Learn more on the HSI website here.

Health Freedoms
10 Best Foods To Boost Your Immune System

We’re in the middle of cold and flu season.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make your immune system stronger with food? You bet.

This article gives a list of 10 foods that can strengthen your immune system. These foods are tasty and easy to find. You probably have some of them in your kitchen right now.

Some of the foods on this list may surprise you. Rather than spoil the surprise, take a look at the article here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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