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Alternative Medicine News – June 16, 2014

Men’s Sexual Health, Beauty Ingredients to Avoid, Prevent Hip Fractures, BPA is Hard to Avoid, Doctors Don’t Know Diets

Mercola
Potent Treatment Strategies to Address Men’s Sexual Health

Men’s sexual health is a very important, especially as they age.

The reason it is so important include both psychological and physical consequences.

But what can a man do to increase performance and overall health? Fortunately it isn’t rocket science. Among the top factors are diet and exercise. Not a big surprise to Balance Point readers.

This Mercola article offers some simple, yet practical advice to fix the problem. And it lists some basic herbal remedies you can add to support the other things you do. I like the list, even though it is basic.

Get the full story here.

P.S. – If you do some or most of these already and still have problems, there are more advanced natural herbs you can take. You can learn more about these here.

Health Freedom
List of Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

Some common ingredients in beauty products are toxic.

How toxic?

How about this list of symptoms?

  • Joint pain

  • Depression

  • Skin allergies

  • Cancer

  • Chronic fatigue

And those are just some of the symptoms from just one of the 12 ingredients mentioned in this article. Not so good…

There isn’t a lot of fluff in this article. Rather, it is a straight-forward list of these ingredients along with their possible problems. It is worth the read. There is also an image of all of these that will enlarge if you click it.

You will want to review what’s in your shampoo, skin products, toothpaste, etc. to make sure none of these show up. If they do, find alternatives.

Check out the list and why these are not good for you here.

The Crux
A Simple Way to Prevent One of Aging’s Biggest Dangers

This short article is by Dr. David Effrig, MD.

Although he is known more recently as a retirement investment writer, he practiced medicine for many years. He still writes about health matters.

The biggest danger he refers to is the risk of hip fractures. Hip fractures are deadly in the aging population. And the drugs given to supposedly prevent them don’t really help. In fact, they often make the problem worse.

But there is a very simple way to reduce the chances of your hips breaking. In fact it is so simple that you might not believe it.

I don’t want to spoil the suspense by giving you the answer here. Just click through to get the scoop. You can read it in less than a minute.

You can find the info here.

Nutritional Anarchy
Dangerous Chemical Hard to Avoid

BPA is dangerous.

How dangerous?

A recent study found that even low-level exposure contributes to a higher risk of prostate cancer later in life. In other words, this chemical predisposes a man to prostate cancer even before his is born. Yikes!

And BPA is everywhere. Can liners (all cans have them) and plastic water bottles are the most common sources.

Aside from BPA’s link to prostate cancer, it also is linked to:

  • Altered metabolism

  • Obesity

  • Glucose intolerance

  • Insulin resistance

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid problems

  • Infertility and other reproductive problems

  • Breast cancer

There is a lot more to this story. Learn more by clicking here.

Jon Barron
Doctors Don’t Know Diets

Jon Barron is looking at ironies in modern medical care.

In a previous article, he uncovered the fact that doctors overwhelmingly reject the same medical procedures they recommend for their patients when facing end-of-life decisions.

In this article, he looks at what doctors eat. His conclusion? Modern doctors often fail to follow the advice, “Physician heal thyself.”

You might be surprised by the graph he presents showing what diets doctors follow. But even more importantly, Jon gives a quick look at the pluses and minuses of 11 different diets. To me that’s the biggest value of this article.

He explores the following diets:

  • Typical American
  • American Heart Association
  • Mediterranean
  • Weight-loss, caloric restriction
  • Weight-loss, no calorie restriction
  • Meals on-the-the-go
  • Paleo
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Ornish

If you want to make a quick comparison, this is a great place to do it.

Read the article here….

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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