Alternative Medicine News – September 1, 2014

Jonathan Wright
Mounting Evidence Challenges Decades of “Low Sodium” Beliefs

You’ve been told for decades that salt was bad.

Now there is evidence that this idea may be wrong, especially for seniors. This flies in the face of what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says. For years they have held that if you are 50 or over, 1,500 mg of sodium a day should be your maximum.

Why? They say because high salt intake is dangerous for your heart. But consider that researchers say daily salt intake of over 12,000 mg is dangerous. that’s 8 times the recommended maximum!

Researchers at the Institute of Medicine looked at the evidence. The result? They say that sodium intake should not be lower than 2,300 mg per day. Why? because too little salt is as dangerous as too much.

Go figure.

You can get the whole story here.

Mercola
Cynicism Linked to Greater Dementia Risk

Research done over the past 35 years has found surprising things about how your attitude affects your health.

For example, researchers found that a single negative thought could affect your DNA in only 2 seconds. That’s very fast.

Now new research finds that being cynical is dangerous. Older people with high levels of cynical distrust had a 2.5 times higher risk of dementia.

Cynicism is often described as a form of chronic anger. It also goes along with a negative expectation of the future. In addition, being cynical causes chronic stress. Chronic stress has a negative impact on every part of your body.

There are a lot more associations of cynicism and negative health outcomes. You can learn more here.

The Crux
A Simple, Natural Way to Correct ED

If you are a man experiencing sexual performance issues, pills are not the best answer.

Researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide, simple lifestyle changes are enough to reverse impotence. In the study, they found that 29% of participants (aged 35 to 80 years) reversed the problem by making simple changes. What changes?

  • Losing weight

  • Sleeping better

  • Eating better

  • Cutting alcohol consumption

Do these guarantee results? No. But it is in almost 1/3 of the participants. That means you can’t go wrong by following these suggestions. In addition, many other parts of your life will improve. These include better energy, clearer thinking and being happier.

Find out more here.

Bottom Line
Is Your Heartburn Remedy Stealing Your Vitamin B-12?

If you are taking a acid-reducing drug, you may be in for trouble.

There are many potential problems with these, but now one more problem is clear. They block your body from getting enough B-12.

Why is this a problem?

You need B-12 for your nerves to work right. You also need it to make blood cells. And your DNA needs it to repair itself. In addition, B-12 helps you have more energy.

Of course acid reflux is also a problem. But there are other ways to deal with it. Especially, get to the underlying cause and fix it. This article has links to three other articles offering suggestions about how to do this. Learn more here.

Rodale Press
Do Antidepressants Work?

Many people take antidepressants. But do they work?

In many cases, they do give relief from depression. At least they do in the short and medium term.

The problem is that they cover up they symptom without fixing the problem. That keeps people from ever addressing the real issue. And that makes them dependent on the drug for life.

Are these antidepressants helping people? In many cases not. 35 clinical trials showed they were little more effective than sugar pills.

This article has the details of these studies. It also has specific suggestions about how to address depression naturally.

Find our more here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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