Alternative Medicine News – October 13, 2014

Health Freedoms
‘All Natural’ Yogurt Products Found To Contain Aspartame And Artificial Colors

Products that are “All Natural” are, well, all natural, aren’t they?

It turns out, not so much. The FDA doesn’t regulate “all natural” claims. And that gives manufacturers an out.

This article shows you the proof. It gives two examples of “natural” brands that list aspartame, sucralose and artificial colors in them. Hardly natural.

The bottom line is that you need to read ingredient lists. The word, “natural” on the label doesn’t mean anything. In fact it should raise questions in your mind.

See the ingredients and learn the misleading brands here.
4 Ways to Ease Your Achy Back

8 of 10 Americans have back pain at least once in their life.

Doctors will prescribe pain killers and muscle relaxants. They will also recommend surgery. But neither of these are guaranteed to fix the problem.

Before you go to either of these extremes, consider natural approaches. They often work wonders.

This article offers 4 natural ways to consider. 3 of them are food-based. The fourth is herbal therapy. And there is a bonus fifth recommendation as well. All are worth considering.

Learn more here.

Bottom Line
5 Eye Symptoms Never to Ignore

Many serious health problems are first diagnosed from changes in the eyes. Never ignore these eye symptoms.

Here is the list:

  1. Sudden eyelid droop.

  2. Chronic eyelid droop in both eyes or double vision.

  3. Eye pain (often sudden).

  4. A haze, blur or darkness in your field of vision.

  5. Swarms of floaters or flashing lights.

The article goes into depth about what each symptom could mean. And it gives specific actions to take if you have any of these.

Read more here.

Acupuncture Today
Happiness is Not Enough: Why a Life Without Meaning Will Make You Sick

Existential angst.

That’s a fancy name for the feeling that life has no meaning. And it’s a major cause of stress if you are experiencing it.

Who gets this? Probably most people at one point or another. It’s the feeling of “what’s the use?”

Note that it isn’t solved by just “being happy.” Without a purpose, happiness is temporary at best.

This thoughtful article focuses on finding meaning. It has some great quotes in it, including some from Victor Frankl. Dr. Frankl wrote, “Man’s Search for Meaning.”

Learn more here.

Stress Promotes Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life

High levels of stress reduce quality of life.

Here is another specific example of how this happens. A high level of cortisol (the stress hormone) shrinks brains. It also lowers short-term memory.

They key is how long the stress lasts. In the short term, cortisol is critical for survival. It can save you in an emergency.

But prolonged stress is very damaging. Such stresses include depression, loss of meaning in life, relationship problems and constant work deadlines that can’t be met.

Find our more here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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