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Alternative Medicine News – June 10, 2013

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The Grocery Store Blacklist – 12 Food Companies To Avoid

How do you spot GMO foods?

It’s not easy to do. That’s because companies don’t have to shoe them on ingredient lists. As a result, they remain hidden. This is especially true in packaged and processed foods.

That means if you want to avoid them, you will have a hard time of it. Even foods labeled “natural” can still have GMOs.

So until labeling becomes law, you can only do your best to dodge this food-borne bullet.

Waking Times has a list of companies that almost certainly use GMO food in their products. They base this on how much they or their parent company spent to defeat GMO legislation.

What I like about this list is that it also includes the brands each company sells. Some of these subsidiary brands are, in fact, organic. That means they don’t have GMOs.

However when a company spends a huge amount on keeping us from knowing what we are eating, I prefer not to support them financially. That means avoiding even their organic brands.

You can get the list here.

Life Extension
Long-Term Nutritional Supplementation Reduces Progression Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

If you saw last week’s newsletter, you know that macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness.

That article listed two nutrients that help prevent it.

Now new research shows that there are other nutrients that can slow vision loss. This new research found that a combination of 4 nutrients made definite improvements.

The four are:

  • Beta carotene.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc.

If your eyesight is important to you, I recommend reading this article. You’ll find it here.

Natural Blaze
10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic

Most people like garlic in food. But it also support your health.

Here are 10 of the health benefits of this pungent food:

  1. Garlic assists babies to gain weight in the womb.
  2. Garlic strengthens the immune system.
  3. Garlic contains high levels of iodine to support the thyroid.
  4. Contains good levels of vitamin C.
  5. Helps circulation, thus improving impotency.
  6. Helps reduce heart disease.
  7. Helps fight infection.
  8. Garlic healthy cell growth and improves mood.
  9. Helps prevent multiple types of cancer.
  10. Regulates blood sugar.

This Natural Blaze article has the details of each of these. It also has some cautions about not overdoing garlic intake. See the article here.

Bottom Line
Supercharge Your Brain!

Men and women are different.

Yes, I know that’s a “duh” statement. But the differences are more than external. If you are a man, your brain is different than a woman’s brain.

That means when you want to supercharge your brain, gender counts.

This article points out which foods are best to support the brain based on your gender. And the lists are quite different.

The information comes from Dr. Daniel Amen, MD. He has done many thousands of functional MRI studies. The results of these are how he came up with this list.

Get the details here.

Natural News
Ten Delicious Health Benefits Of Eating More Avocado

Most people love their avocados.

And it’s easy to see why. They are versatile, tasty and creamy.

Even though they are high in calories, they also pack a lot of nutrients. These include omega-3 fats and magnesium.

And even if you don’t want to spend the money on organic, even conventionally grown avocados are rated “clean” by the Environmental Working Group. So eat up!

This article lists the benefits of eating avocado. They range from supporting heart and brain health to lowering inflammation and blood pressure.

I recommend you read the article to get the full story. Find it here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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