Alternative Medicine News – June 17, 2013

HSI
Ignore Reports That Link Salt With Health Issues

A recent report linked salt with Multiple Sclerosis. Don’t believe it.

The reason is that salt (sodium chloride) is natural. It is present in many foods we eat.

But there are other forms of sodium in food. Most of these are added. This is especially true of packaged, processed food. These forms of sodium have names like…

  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Sodium Metabisulfite
  • Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG)

These are used as preservatives and flavor enhancers. But they aren’t natural to food. This article refers to these as “junk sodium.” I agree.

Learn about the damage these can cause in this article here.

Life Extension
Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk Of Diabetes

You probably said, “Duh!” when you read this headline.

And you are right. For people paying attention to health, this is an obvious fact.

But surprisingly, many mainstream doctors don’t get this. Now a study done in Britain shows how true this is.

For example, they discovered that just one soft drink a day increases the risk of diabetes by 22 percent.

Interestingly, those drinking sugar free sodas didn’t fare much better.

You can get the details in this short article. You’ll find the article here.

HSI
Statin Users Talk About Side Effects

What do you get when you ask 100,000 statin users about their experience? An eye-opener.

This study wanted to find out how many users quit and why. They found some interesting facts.

First, even though the official number of people having side effects is 5% to 10%, the number in this study was 17%.

Second, fully half the users quit taking them. And the kicker is why. The biggest reason is that these drugs impacted their quality of life.

And, of course there are many other reasons to avoid them. To learn more about this, see the HSI article here.

Green Med Info
Roundup Damages Human Health

Remember all those old Roundup commercials? They emphasized how “safe” it was. Heck, they said to use it around food plants and pets.

Turns out, that isn’t such a good idea.

A new study concludes that to the contrary, this herbicide contributes to a wide range of fatal human diseases. Did you catch that? Fatal.

There are 30 distinct adverse affects. And it doesn’t take a lot to cause problems. Even at very low concentrations this can happen.

The source of the study is MIT. They found that the Roundup disrupted important human enzymes.

I highly recommend you read this. Find the info here.

Mercola
Five Worst Foods For Sleep

Sleep is very healing.

Lack of sleep is a factor in heart disease, obesity and many other health problems. So it makes sense to do what you can go get a good night’s sleep.

One way is to avoid foods that interfere with deep, healing sleep. Mercola has a list of the top five to avoid. They are:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Coffee
  3. Dark Chocolate
  4. Spicy foods
  5. Unhealthy fatty foods

You will want to read the article to see why each of these can block sleep. Find it here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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