Alternative Medicine News – March 31, 2014

Bottom Line
Why Even “Normal” Amounts of Sugar Are Harmful

Sugar is natural, right?

Unfortunately, in the amounts many people get sugar in their diet, it is also harmful.

How harmful? The study in this article mentions three areas:

  • Mortality.
  • Competitive Ability.
  • Reproductive Vitality.

Okay, the study was done with lab rats. But the important point is that so-called “normal” amounts had very negative effects.

Read more about this here.

Medical Detective
Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity

If you have amalgam fillings, this is important.

Why? Because mercury can off-gas in your mouth. The result is that you can become toxic.

And one of the effects of mercury toxicity is increased blood pressure. Mercury also lowers protective effects of fish and fish oil. Ironic that so many fish have mercury in them, isn’t it?

That means that anyone with heart or blood vessel disease needs to have their mercury levels checked. And this needs to be done safely.

Learn more about the high blood pressure / mercury connection here.

Green Med Info
Why Ginger is a Diabetics Best Friend

If you are looking for a reason ginger is good for diabetics, here are 5. Ginger is shown to:

  • Lower fasting blood sugar.
  • Lower HbA1c levels.
  • Lower fasting insulin.
  • Reduce insulin resistance.
  • Increase insulin sensitivity.

That’s a lot of good from a simple cooking spice.

Of course this effect is reduced if you have ginger in the form of cookies. But it does make a nice hot or cold beverage.

If you want more information, click here.

Health Freedom Alliance
Aspartame Damages the Brain at Any Dose

Aspartame is dangerous.

There are multiple reasons to think this. For example, it has the highest amount of complaints with the FDA of any food additive. By far.

Aspartame has also been proven to cause brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood. Methanol is toxic. It destroys myelin in the body. Myelin protects nerves and makes them more efficient. One symptom of myelin destruction is MS. Another is migraines with bizarre visual problems.

Some argue that there is such a small amount it can’t be a problem. But there are reasons to think otherwise.

I recommend you look at this article to learn more.

Diabetes Library
Popular Drugs that Steal Nutrients

Depletion of nutrients is among the most common and overlooked side effects of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs.

They can cause poor absorption of vitamins and minerals. They can also speed the body releasing nutrients. There are many consequences from this.

This article lists the nutrients depleted by a variety of drugs. The doctor who wrote it gives great detail about different categories of drugs. He also recommends possible ways to compensate for them.

If you want the details, you’ll find them here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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