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Alternative Medicine News – July 21, 2014

Roundup and Lymphoma, Why CoQ10 is So Good, 5 Underrated Supplement, Myths of Obama Care

Rodale
Roundup Chemical Doubles Your Risk of Lymphoma

Rodale Press has been a staple of natural health reporting for decades.

There was a period a few years back when it looked like they sold out to big pharma. Their magazine had many ads for drugs and their articles never criticized medical myopia.

But they seem to have come back to their roots lately. I’m once again a fan of their reporting and news.

This article is an example of their renewed focus on natural health. In it you will learn the latest problem with exposure to Roundup. It hugely increases the risk of lymph cancer. In fact, it doubles it.

So much for how “safe” it is for humans and pets.

This is a real problem because many GMO crops are made to withstand massive doses of this toxin. That means more gets into the food supply. And more gets onto your plate.

This article also lists other problems with exposure. And since 57 million pounds of it was used in 2010 alone, that’s a concern. It also gives you advice about how to avoid eating foods with Roundup in them.

Get the scoop here.

Al Sears
Why is CoQ10 So Good?

Dr. Al Sears knows about CoQ10.

In this article he talks about the many benefits of taking it. In fact, he lists 6 different experts and their views on the nutrient.

It is widely known as a support for heart health. But did you know it also it protects you from a dangerous side effect of statin drugs? And that it increases energy in all your cells? And that not having enough causes premature aging?

All true.

He also reinforces the idea of getting the right form of it. That is the ubiquinol form. If you are going to take it, that’s by far the best form to use. My favorite is here.

Learn more about what the experts say in this article.

Health Freedoms
The 5 Most Underrated Supplements

Readers of Balance Point know more about supplements than most.

Even so, there may be some that don’t come to mind as readily as others. This article should go some way to fix that.

You will likely have heard of most of these. But you may not know all the good they can do. That’s the value of the article.

The 5 are:

  1. Selenium

  2. NAC

  3. CoQ10

  4. Iodine

  5. Alpha Lipoic Acid

The article gives a nice overview of the benefits of each, including dosages. Learn more here.

Mercola
Secrets of Longevity

There are factors that will help you live longer. And you might be surprised at some of them.

There are the obvious ones, of course. Eating well and exercising both help. But even these have nuances that you might not know.

Among the other aids to a long, happy life are:

  • Having a sense of purpose in life.

  • Honoring family.

  • Having a strong religious faith.

I like the story. And there is a great “Story at-a-glance” summary in the sidebar. It will give you the quick version.

See it all here.

National Center for Policy Analysis
The Biggest Myths of Obama Care

I don’t normally talk about politics in Balance Point. But with the rollout of government mandated health care, it seems relevant to at least mention it.

This article, by the National Center for Policy Analysis does a good job of examining the myths of Obama Care. It takes each concept and then talks about how each is being implemented.

Here are the 8 myths explored in the piece:

  • Myth No. 1: If you like your health plan, you can keep it.
  • Myth No. 2: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
  • Myth No. 3: There is an “employer mandate” to offer affordable coverage.
  • Myth No. 4: Health reform will lower the cost of health insurance by $2,500 a year for the average family.
  • Myth No. 5: There is an “individual mandate” that ensures everyone has health coverage.
  • Myth No. 6: Individuals cannot be denied individual coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
  • Myth No. 7: Health insurers no longer can cancel a policy after an insured individual gets sick.
  • Myth No. 8: Medicare has been strengthened.

If you want to understand the actual effects of Obama Care, this article will help. 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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