Alternative Medicine News – July 14, 2014

Weston A Price
Low-Fat Milk Causes Weight Gain; Full-Fat Milk Does Not

For years you’ve been told that low fat milk helps with weight control.

It turns out that’s not true.

A study published way back in 2005 uncovered this. Almost 13,000 children from 9 to 14 were tracked for milk intake. They were also measured for weight gain.

When the results were analyzed, dairy fat was not one of the factors associated with weight gain.

Learn more here.

Your Medical Detective
Sudden Heart Attack: This May Save Your Life

Recently, actor James Gandolfino (“Tony Soprano”) died of a heart attack.

But could it have been prevented? Possibly.

He died just hours after eating back-to-back orders of deep fried prawns with mayonnaise chili sauce.

What’s the connection?

Low quality fats like those found in deep fryers cause short-term increase in clotting. Transfats, vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils are all culprits. Good oils like nuts, avocado, olive oil, etc. don’t have this problem.

But even if you occasionally eat some of these bad fats you can protect yourself. There are 5 nutrients that will counter their effect. Find out what they are in this article.

Bottom Line
Fish Oil’s Omega-3s Lower Blood Pressure

The benefits of fish oil just keep coming.

Now researchers have found that it lowers blood pressure.

These results showed up in an anaylsis of 70 high-quality studies. Each looked at how taking fish oil affected blood pressure.

The result? Small, but measurable decreases in blood pressure. Even though the changes were small, they are clinically significant.

The ideal amount of fish oil was between 2 and 4 grams. Make sure the oil is high in EPA and DHA.

You can get more info here.

Lack of Minerals in the Soil is a BIG Problem for Your Health

The mineral content of our soils is waning.

Why is this a problem? When crops are grown in mineral depleted soil, they don’t contain all the natural minerals they should. And that means you don’t get them when you eat these foods.

This article starts by talking about the negative effects of Roundup. It talks about the increase in disease since GMO foods were introduced.

About 1/3 of the way down they start talking about the mineral problem. There are numerous examples given of the problem. For instance, compared to 1950, now you’d have to eat 26 apples to get the same amount of iron that was in just one.

I especially like the chart shown in the article of which disease are associated with what deficiencies. It’s about half way down the page.

Get the story here.

Organic Consumers
Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

Ever faced a momma bear? Me neither. Nor would I want to.

In fact, the mothering instinct crosses species. Human mothers will do amazing things to protect their young.

In this case, a group of mothers is asking the EPA to recall Roundup. And they aren’t taking no for an answer.

Their message? They have personally seen their children suffer from exposure. They have seen such problems as:

  • life-threatening allergies

  • severe gastrointestinal problems

  • mysterious autism-spectrum disorders

  • major nutritional deficiencies

  • failure to thrive

Their argument is that there is no safe level. And they have research to back it up.

You will find the information here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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