Alternative Medicine News – May, 2012

Here are some of the most interesting alternative medicine articles from May, 2012.

Functional Medicine University
Hey! Would You Like To Lower Your IQ? How About Shrinking Your Brain?

If so, then you’re in luck! Even better, you can accomplish both with a single food. And it’s one you are probably already be eating.

The food? Soy.

There are multiple problems with soy. The folks at Functional Medicine University add one more to the list. It’s about how soy affects your brain.

Since soy is in so many foods, it’s worthwhile to know how it can affect you. Get more details here.
Vegetable Oil Not Heart Healthy

For the last 40 years or so you’ve been lied to.

The lie? That vegetable oil is more heart healthy than any other oil.

Sadly, that is far from the truth. Part of the reason is that cholesterol is only a problem when it is oxidized. And guess what oxidizes cholesterol? Yep, vegetable oil.

Dr. Robert Rowen, M.D. is an expert on this. He gives you the inside scoop in this article on You’ll also see great recommendations to keep your heart healthy naturally. Read the article by clicking here.

Green Med Info
The Dark Side of Wheat

Some people think celiac disease (CD) is rare. But it isn’t.

And it isn’t limited to people of European descent. 20-30% of the world’s population have the gene that make them susceptible to CD.

In fact, CD may be just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone’s favorite bread and pasta ingredient may cause other sub-clinical problems.

Sayer Ji over at offers up the latest research. Among the parts I found especially interesting was the statement, “It is no longer accurate to say our genes ’cause’ disease.”

He also says, “What we eat and what we are exposed to in our environment directly affects our DNA and its expression.”

That means wheat has the ability to affect everyone negatively. It also means that bread may not be the ‘staff of life’ we once thought it was.

Get the inside story here.

Your Lifestyle Can Kill You

This somewhat obvious statement sounds like a ‘duh’ moment to me. Of course lifestyle counts.

But knowing that and having hard numbers are two different things. For example, a cancer research organization in Britain found that 40% of cancers are caused by lifestyle.

This article on the Life Extension website gives the data. In addition to the obvious (smoking), there are some other causes that might surprise you.

You can see the list of lifestyle cancer causes here.

Jon Barron - Baseline of Health -
Alternative Medicine Skeptic Debunked

You gotta love Jon Barron. His Baseline of Health site is a great resource for well thought out articles on important health issues.

In one of his posts this month, he does a stellar job of debunking a pompous skeptic. The skeptic is Robert Carroll. He runs a site called, “The Skeptic’s Dictionary.” His stated purpose is to protect people from dangerous beliefs. He states that “truth matters.”


Jon’s article addresses just one page on the site. It happens to be a page attacking Jon. Now as he says in his rebuttal, he doesn’t normally care to respond to such attacks. But his staff encouraged him to do so anyway.

The result is stellar. It is also a long read. In my view, it is worth the time. He covers cellular energy in cancer cells, mercury in vaccines, the need for supplements and detoxification.

If you want to see a clear thinker defend alternative medicine, read the article here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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