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Alternative Medicine News – March 18, 2013

Bottom Line
Fall Asleep Faster

Most of your life is influenced by rhythms. You wake and sleep, are active and restful, work and play.

But modern times are such that your internal rhythms are not in sync with nature. Artificial light, electromagnetic pollution and busy schedules are to blame.

Sometimes this unnatural relationship with the cycles of nature interferes with sleep. The process involves your inner clock. That’s the internal cycle that determines when to sleep and when to wake.

The process is controlled in part by your pineal gland. It secretes melatonin at just the right time to promote sleep.

When you can’t get to sleep easily, you can often help restore normal sleep by using melatonin. But you have to use it the right way. Bottom Line has a good article talking about just how to do this. It also offers other useful suggestions for getting a good night’s sleep.

You’ll find the info here.

GM Watch
10 Reasons Why We Don’t Need GMO Foods

Here is a very good list of the problems with GMO foods.

By now you probably know that GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. And these foods are touted by their makers as being the answer to just about every problem of food availability. And they claim that they are “substantially” the same as conventional foods.

But are they?

In a word, no. Here are 10 reasons we don’t need these foods in our stores, on our plates or in our bodies:

  • GM foods won’t solve the food crisis.
  • GM crops do not increase yield potential.
  • GM crops increase pesticide use.
  • There are better ways to feed the world.
  • Other farm technologies are more successful.
  • GM foods have not been shown to be safe to eat.
  • People don’t want GM foods – so they’re hidden in animal feed.
  • GM crops are a long-term economic disaster for farmers.
  • GM and non-GM cannot co-exist.
  • We can’t trust GM companies.

Some of these are strong statements. See for yourself the details of these reasons in this well presented report. You’ll find it here.

Green Med Info
Lavender Is Effective Against Drug Resistant Staph Infection

Medicine used to present antibiotics as a kind of panacea. It was going to solve the problem of infection for good.

But as with many things, there have been unintended consequences. Because of over use, there are more and more resistant organisms. They can’t be stopped by antibiotics.

The most well-known of these is MRSA. It was first found in hospitals. However now it is out in your community.

The result is that companies are making stronger and stronger drugs. But the bugs just keep adapting. It doesn’t seem like the right approach. No matter how strong the drugs are, the bugs will adapt.

That’s why I like finding natural ways to treat things. Nature has a way of dealing with things that is more balanced. It is also often more effective.

A case in point is lavender. Tests shown it to stop many bacterial infections (including MRSA). It is also fights fungus. Things like yeast infections and nail fungus respond well to it.

On top of all that, it is good for your heart, digestion, nerves and breathing. It is even helpful for pain relief.

To learn more about this natural remedy, see the article on Green Med Info here.

Green Med Info
Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

Sugar feeds cancer.

What does that mean for you?

You already know the connection between sugar and diabetes. And since high amounts of sugar trigger inflammation, it is also a factor in heart disease.

But now, UCSF researchers have found you can starve cancer cells. How? By denying them sugar.

The basic idea that cancer cells use more sugar than normal cells has been known for 90 years. But only recently did they discover that it is possible to kill cancer by stopping this food source.

There are, of course, lots of details here. To get the full picture, see this article on Green Med Info. You’ll find it here.

Waking Times
Why 80 Percent Of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat

You probably grew up thinking that whole wheat was healthy. I know I did.

And at one time in history it probably was. But no more.

Modern wheat bears little resemblance to it’s ancestor of only 100 years ago. It’s been hybridized out of existence.

The modern version has less nutrition. And there are more people having allergic reactions to it. Part of this is due to how it is grown, harvested, stored and processed.

This is a fascinating article that delves into why wheat is no longer the nutritional food it used to be. It goes into the history of this change and its health consequences.

I recommend you read it here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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