Alternative Medicine News – October 15, 2012

Here are some of the choice news items in alternative medicine this week.

Today’s stories include…

Health Freedom Alliance
The Hierarchy of Healthiness

If you pay attention, you know that health isn’t a fixed thing.

What this means is that there are levels of being healthy. What one person thinks of when they say the word might be very different from another.

I’ve posted my version of this idea on the blog. You’ll find it in “Where Are You On The Wellness Meter?

As simple as the diagram in the above article is, it tells a lot. But it doesn’t go into all the details that go to make up a healthy life.

The article linked below from the Health Freedom Alliance does. It shows 10 different aspects making up health. The image alone is worth the trip.

You can read about it here. First-Ever Lifetime Feeding Study Finds Genetically Engineered Corn Causes Massive Tumors, Organ Damage, and Early Death

Don’t you just love it when the title tells the whole story?

That’s certainly the case with this article.

As you probably know, GMO foods are big in the news right now. The focus is on California, where a ballot initiative comes up in November mandating labels for GMOs.

This lifetime feeding study comes at a good time. It highlights the reason people want to know what they are eating. And it helps counter the smiley face message from the GMO companies who want us all to believe their are just the same as natural foods. has the details. You can read about it here.

Jonathan Wright Newsletter Ginger Wards Off Nausea

The very best natural remedy for nausea is ginger.

In fact, for many kinds of nausea, it beats prescription drugs. But you need to know how to use it.

The best form of ginger to use for this is fresh ginger. You can find it at almost any grocery store. It will be in the produce section.

Put 3 to 5 slices (about 1/4 inch thick) into two cups of water. Bring it to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. You will smell a very pleasant ginger smell.

Once done simmering, you can sip on it. If you prefer, you can add just a bit of honey, but don’t overdo it.

If you can’t get fresh ginger, any form of ginger will work, although not quite as well. Try natural ginger ale, candied ginger or even ginger powder.

Okay, so the above might be a spoiler for the article, but there are other ideas of how to use ginger to combat nausea. Dr. Jonathan Wright gives his take on this remedy here.

Green Med Info
Statins Have Over 300 Negative Health Effects

I knew they had some negative effects. But I didn’t know that it was this bad.

Sayer Ji of Green Med Info is a tireless researcher. He has come up with this total after combing through piles of papers.

Perhaps the most known problem is that they lower heart protective CoQ-10. But there is more to it than that.

Statins lower other nutrients as well. And wouldn’t you know it, some of these also protect the heart. The list includes zinc and selenium.

They also can cause muscle problems. That would be bad enough if it were “just” legs or arms. But you have to remember that the heart is, well, a muscle. Hmmm… anyone else see the problem with this?

Green Med Info has the research. You can see the article here.

Bottom Line
Easy Exercises To Help Carpal Tunnel

With more people using their computers, tablets and smart phones, there are lots of cases of carpal tunnel.

Needless to say, it isn’t always practical to stop using these devices. But carpal tunnel makes it harder to use them.

So, what to do?

MDs offer surgery as a common treatment. But there are risks that it won’t work. And even in the best case, there is downtime for recovery.

There are also nutritional approaches. Many alternative doctors recommend vitamin B-6 for this.

I’ve also used acupuncture to help relieve this in patients.

But what if you could do some simple exercises to handle it? That’s the promise if a recent article in Daily Health News. The article tells you what to do, and what not to do. And there are helpful pictures illustrating the exercises.

If I had carpal tunnel, these would be the first thing I would do to see if they fixed the problem.

Bottom Line Health has the story. The link is here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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