Alternative Medicine News – March 11, 2013

Bottom Line
Foods That Rob Your Bones Of Calcium

Bone loss as you age is a big deal. Many people die each year from complications that happen after breaking a bone. This can happen even if they are hospitalized.

So knowing what foods pull calcium out of bones is important.

What are these foods? The short list includes salty foods, sodas and caffeine (coffee, tea).

You may also run across the idea that protein weakens bones. However the latest research shows this is only true if you don’t get enough calcium in your diet. Otherwise protein actually helps your body use calcium.

And, of course, you need other nutrients besides calcium. Vitamin D, Vitamin A, flavinoids, boron and other minerals help bones strengthen.

Get all the solid details on the Bottom Line web site. You’ll find the info here.

Functional Medicine University
Can This Be Destroying Your Health?

You might never have heard of this condition, but it is at the root of half of all chronic complaints.

The condition? Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).

This is when the protective lining of your intestines becomes too porous. As a result, your body can’t protect itself from pathogens as well. In other words, it is a weakening of your immune system.

Here’s a list of common conditions cause by LGS:

  • asthma
  • food allergies
  • chronic sinusitis
  • eczema
  • urticaria
  • migraine
  • irritable bowel
  • candida
  • fibromyalgia
  • inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis

It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, and breast fibroid.

Pretty good list, isn’t it?

Learn more about this condition and its causes at Functional Medicine University. You can see the report here.

Green Med Info
6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

Your body is constantly regenerating.

So why do we get sick? Usually it’s because of being overwhelmed by stress, toxins and bad food choices.

Fortunately, you can rebuild your body by following the right approach.

Here are the six tissues that can be regenerated:

  • Nerves
  • Liver
  • Beta-Cells (pancreas)
  • Hormones
  • Heart
  • Cartilage, Joints & Spine

To find out exactly how these tissues can be restored, see this article on Green Med Info. You’ll find it here.

Soy: Eat It Or Leave It?

People will try to tell you that soy is health food. But is it?

Balance Point readers know that soy is far from healthy. There are a variety of reasons for this. Among these are the following problems:

  • Soy contains anti-nutrients (phytic acid).
  • Soy blocks protein absorption.
  • Soy has a substance that promotes blood clots.
  • Soy can cause thyroid problems.

The exception to the above is fermented soy. Tempeh, miso, natto and soy sauce are the only forms that are fermented. That means tofu, edamame, soy milk, soy cheese, etc. are NOT healthy.

So how do you sort fact from fiction?

This article by Reed Davis is a great place to start. The article is here.

Natural News
Aspartame Is Linked To Leukemia And Lymphoma In Humans – Study

How many studies does it take to uncover a poison?

Apparently it takes a lot. Aspartame has the greatest number of health complaints to the FDA of any substance. It is greater by far than any other. But it still makes its way into our food.

And there have been many studies showing the toxic nature of this substance. But still it is on the market.

Now there is one more study that damns this toxic sweetener. It covered over two million person-years.

The result showed that a mere one diet soda a day increases cancer risk. Leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphomas all increased.

These increases were not small either. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 42 percent higher leukemia risk in men and women (pooled analysis).
  • 102 percent higher multiple myeloma risk (in men only).
  • 31 percent higher non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk (in men only).

If this doesn’t encourage you to stop using aspartame, then good luck to you.

This is a great article that gives you lots of details. I recommend you read it here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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