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Alternative Medicine News – September 29, 2014

Detox GMOs, Saturated Fat is Good, More Reasons Fasting is Good for You, Harmful Medical Tests, Tyrosol Fights Aging

Natural Society
4 Ways to Detox GMOs from Your Body to Minimize Damaging Effects

GMOs are everywhere.

You can count on them being in any processed food you might eat. They are in restaurant food. They are in vending machines. If it doesn’t say, “GMO Free” on the label, they are likely in there.

Readers of Balance Point know there are health problems with GMO foods. Lots of problems. Since you can’t avoid them, the second-best approach is to detoxify from them.

This article gives you some good basic ideas to do this. You can get the whole story here.

Mercola
Butter is Back, But Avoid These

Butter has gotten a bad rap.

For decades the message is that butter clogs arteries. But does it? Nope.

So how could the media and the government get it so wrong? It turns out the devil was in the details. In this case, the details are about cholesterol. Specifically, LDL cholesterol.

There are various types of LDL. They are categorized by size. Big, fluffy LDL is not a problem. The smaller and more dense versions are.

And contrary to what you’ve heard, saturated fat isn’t a problem. In fact, it increases the healthy (fluffy) form of LDL.

What causes the dangerous forms of LDL? Low-fat diets high in carbohydrates. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Learn more here.

Jon Barron
More Reasons Fasting is Good for You

In the modern world, not eating can be very good for you.

Of course we are genetically programmed to make sure we eat. That comes from times in human history when food was hard to get.

But these days, at least in first world cultures, food is plentiful. So we tend to eat. Often, way too much. This has its own consequences.

Recent research finds that fasting can flip a regenerative switch in the body. It can regenerate the immune system. It also helps reverse aging.

However, even though fasting is good for you, how you do it matters. The research says 3 days is what it takes.

And there are various ways to do this. Personally I like intermittent fasting. That is not eating 16 hours a day. This article by Jon Barron lists his 3 favorite ways to fast.

Find out more here.

Bottom Line
Medical Tests That Can Cause More Harm Than Good

It’s common to think medical tests are benign. But not all are.

There are a variety of reasons for this. One is exposure to toxic influences. CT scans are an example of this. Another reason is false positives. That is finding something that isn’t there.

Then there are “problems” that aren’t problems at all. Osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis) is one of them.

There are many other examples in this article. If you are advised to get tested by your doctor, this would be a good list to have in mind.

See the list here.

Al Sears
A New Wrinkle on Aging

Al Sears does research. And much of it is on aging.

In this article he talks about a little-known component in olive oil. It’s called tyrosol. Not only is it a potent antioxidant, it also protects the heart.

Now research shows tyrosol activates longevity genes. These are called “forkhead box” genes, or FOXOs. They stimulate telomere repair. And you should know that telomeres are the guardians of DNA. The more damaged they are, the more likely you will have a short life.

Dr. Sears points out three sources of tyrosol. Of the three, adding olive oil to your meals is my favorite.

Find our more here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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