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Alternative Medicine News – October 28, 2013

Jon Barron
Hospitals Unsafe At Any Speed

If you need to go to the hospital, you need to be aware of the potential pitfalls.

Jon Barron has a very thorough article on the problems with hospitals as well as what you might do to avoid them. Interestingly, most of the problems are NOT related to poor care or medical mistakes. Yes, those are problems, but not the only ones.

The article also talks about “post-hospital syndrome.” It includes mental and physical impairment. Most patients are not aware of this problem and therefore can’t address it.

You shouldn’t be afraid of hospitals. Nor should you avoid them if you need to go in. However you also must know how to avoid potential problems.You will find all the information here.

Green Med Info
An MD’s Perspective On How To Avoid, Treat And Reverse Diabetes

This interesting article is written by a doctor. He addresses diabetes and various factors that contribute to it.

Interestingly, these factors aren’t all sugar related. For example he talks about the issue of acid and alkaline forming foods. He also mention how allergies can affect the disease.

He also talks about your glycemic load. This is different than the glycemic index, which is commonly referred to in such discussions.

Finally, he mentions the effect of fiber in the diet.

This is a very useful article if you want to avoid or reduce the affects of diabetes. You’ll find it all here.

Life Extension
Study Finds No Increase In Cancer In Association With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

As men age their testosterone levels decrease.

That is a problem. The reason is that adequate levels mean better quality of life as men age.

However for many years there has been concern that using testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could increase the chance of prostate cancer. But no long-term studies have been done showing this connection.

This article presents the findings from the only long-term study done about this issue. It showed no connection between TRT and cancer. In fact by some measures TRT seemed to reduce the chances of prostate cancer.

For more details on this, see the article here.

Mercola
Front Groups Exposed

In case you haven’t noticed, you are being manipulated in the media.

This happens in many ways. However this article on Mercola.com emphasizes a group formed to change opinions on junk food, GMOs and additives.

These front groups hide the true sponsors of the message they send. Mostly these sponsors are big food companies who stand to profit from lowering food standards. These lower standards increase their profit margins, but at the cost of reduced health.

If you want to know more about these groups you can read the article here.

Bottom Line
The Pill Boosts Blood Clot Risk for Women with PCOS

For many women, birth control pills are dangerous.

For years we’ve known about their contribution to cancer. But now there is information about how they affect women with PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome). A recent study shows the pill increases blood clot risks in such women.

PCOS can lead to many problems. These include menstrual irregularities, infertility, excessive facial and body hair, acne, weight gain and an increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.

You can read about it here.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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