Alternative Medicine News – September 15, 2014

Al Sears
Laughing at Aging

Want to live longer? Then laugh more.

Sounds too simple, doesn’t it? But it turns out people who see the humor in life are 35% more likely to live longer than those who don’t.

Part of the reason this works is that humor is a powerful antidote for stress. When you bottle up stress, it affects your whole body.

Dr. Sears also has another specific suggestion to live longer. You’ll find it in the article here.

Bottom Line
ED Drug Linked to Cancer

The “little blue pill” men take for ED has problems.

Aside from the fact that it isn’t always reliable, it is also toxic. And now there is another problem. It is associated with higher rates of skin cancer.

And the risk wasn’t just a bit higher. It was over 2-1/2 times higher for men who’d ever used the drug.

The specific form of cancer is melanoma. That’s not the most deadly form, but do you really want any type of cancer? Probably not. Not even for to promised benefit of the drug.

Fortunately, there are many other things that you can use to solve the problem. Here’s some information on natural approaches.

The article is here.

Health Freedoms
Drugs Deaths From This Source are Higher Than Heroin And Cocaine Combined

Drugs kill.

At least that’s what we’ve all heard since the “War on Drugs” started. And of course there is some truth to it.

But the biggest death toll doesn’t come from street drugs. It comes from prescriptions. Specifically, prescription pain killers. Oxycontin and methadone are among these.

The toll? More than 16,000 deaths in 2010 just in the U.S.

Why is this happening? There are numerous reasons. Among these are the fact that more of these drugs are being prescribed than ever.

It’s not that pain killers are inherently bad. Rather it’s how they are being used that is the problem.

Find out more here.

Harvard School of Public Health
Fats and Cholesterol

Low fat eating has failed.

For years you have heard that fat is bad. Many people have taken this to heart. But it hasn’t helped improve their health.

There are many reasons for this failure. For one, in products with less fat, often more sugar is added. Sugar doesn’t exactly support your health.

Another, possibly more important reason is that there is NO link between fat intake and major disease. That includes cancer, heart disease and obesity. Read that again: NO link.

Of course you need to be eating quality fats. I don’t agree entirely with this article. It concludes that vegetable oil is more healthy than meat. I would argue that grass fed and naturally raised meat is healthier than canola, sunflower, soy and corn oil. Much healthier.

I include this article because it comes from the Harvard School of Public Health. It’s good to see that such a high-profile institution is backing off the “fat is bad” bandwagon.

Get the full scoop here.

Modern Health Care Professional
5 Reasons BPA Damages Men’s (and Children’s) Health

Some plastics can turn men into women.

Why? Because certain of them contain BPA. BPA is a xenoestrogen. That means it mimics the effects of estrogen in the body. And that’s a big problem.

First, it lowers testosterone. And low testosterone lowers men’s quality of life. It reduces fertility. It increases diabetes. It promotes cancer. In other words, nothing good comes from it.

Common sources of exposure to BPA include:

  • hard, reusable, plastic water bottles or food containers (especially bad if food or beverages are heated in them)

  • canned food liners

  • thermal receipts (most credit card receipts)

  • soda and beer cans (glass is better for both)

Find our more here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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