Alternative Health looks at alternative ways of treating illness apart from the medical system.

Study: Broccoli Good for Leaky Gut and Other Digestive Problems

Among cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts, broccoli seems to be the most researched for its antioxidant, cancer preventative, and anti-carcinogen qualities. A 2017 study at Penn State University was centered on how broccoli and cruciferous vegetables may affect gut health, including permeability or leaky gut and other gut disturbances. Leaky gut or gut permeability has been brought to the forefront of medical concern since it has been determined to be a source of many other maladies. Two major reasons for this are: 1. It blocks nutrient absorption from the small intestines into the blood stream. 2. It allows toxins from ingested foods to escape the elimination process and enter the blood stream. These two concerns align with what Dr. Max Gerson, who created the Gerson Therapy for cancer and chronic disease, had proposed circa 1950 as the major causes of cancer and other non-infectious diseases, insufficient nutrition and overwhelming environmental toxicity.

The FDA Wants to Turn Vitamins into Drugs

We must keep the FDA from turning a vital nutrient over to Big Pharma. An important study finds that carbidopa, a standard Parkinson’s drug, “irreversibly binds to and permanently deactivates” pyridoxal-5’-phosphate (P5P), a key form of vitamin B6 in the body. The authors describe the essential role P5P plays in the body: “[P5P] is required for the function of over 300 enzymes and proteins. Virtually every major system of the body is impacted directly or indirectly by [it].” You’re not likely to hear from a conventional doctor how this drug destroys a vital nutrient in your body, just as you’re unlikely to hear how a host of other drugs interfere with the body’s absorption of key vitamins and minerals. (The FDA hasn’t approved alternative therapies for Parkinson’s, such as focused ultrasound, even though it is approved for similar conditions.) Actually, the FDA would prefer you to take your B6 in the form of a drug. You may recall the case of pyridoxamine, one of three bioavailable forms of vitamin B6. This vitamin has many health benefits; indeed, we could not live without B6. Notwithstanding, in 2009 the FDA banned the supplement form of pyridoxamine in response to a petition from a drug company, which wanted to use it in a drug formulation. P5P faces a similar threat. The FDA is considering a petition from Medicure Pharma to ban P5P because the company wants to turn this crucial vitamin into a drug. This is especially scary—all forms of B6, natural or synthetic, must be converted to P5P for the body to use them. If the FDA approves the petition, anyone who is not able to convert synthetic B6 to P5P would have to rely solely on Medicure’s product to stay alive.

Mainstream Medicine Admits Medical Cannabis is Effective in Treating Leukemia – But Only Synthetic Patented Version

There has been a bit of a stir recently over mainstream medical analysis that supports cannabis for treating leukemia. Unfortunately, most of it involves cannabis as an adjunct or supporting treatment for chemotherapy, while the rest supports synthetic THC for leukemia. An example of this is a 2016 study referenced in a June 2017 issue of Herb in the article “Is Cannabis Effective Against Leukemia,” which surprisingly cautiously skirted the issue of curing leukemia with cannabis. The study referenced, "Dronabinol has preferential anti-leukemic activity in acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia with lymphoid differentiation patterns," which basically examined the efficacy of a pharmaceutical drug called dronabinol, the active synthetic THC compound of Marinol . The study was very favorable, concluding: "Our study provides rigorous data to support clinical evaluation of THC as a low-toxic therapy option in a well defined subset of acute leukemia patients." So this synthetic THC drug dronabinol is okay with the FDA, and the DEA has it listed as a Schedule III controlled substance. Yet the whole plant cannabis commonly known as marijuana with its balanced assortment of 80 or so cannabinoids and terpenes and flavonoids that contribute to a safe synergistic entourage effect of healing is still listed as Schedule I, dangerous, addictive, and without medical merit.

FREE Replay of Event on Preventing, Treating and Beating Cancer

The Truth About Cancer LIVE 2017 is in the history books. Over three amazing days, we heard 40 leading cancer and health experts share their research and knowledge on how to heal and prevent cancer naturally. What people heard and saw over last weekend changed their lives dramatically … and filled us with hope for a cancer-free future. We hope you had a chance over the weekend to tune in to some or all of the LIVESTREAM event. If you did… it was impossible to see each and every speaker. With nine breakout sessions and three stages -- along with a dozen keynote speakers -- you’re sure to have missed something. But we’ve got great news… You have a second chance to see the event. Ty and his team recorded the entire event. And this weekend, you can tune in once again as The Truth About Cancer LIVE 2017 -- the entire weekend -- is replayed. Starting on Friday, October 13th at 8:30am Eastern, Ty will replay the whole event online for you to watch for FREE.

What are Leaky Gut Disorders? How to Heal Them

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek doctor, is often quoted as saying, "All disease begins in the gut." This includes many diseases not currently associated (by modern medical practitioners) with gastrointestinal (GI) tract issues, although there is a small contingent of progressive practitioners who are recognizing this phenomenon. Dysbiosis is the imbalance of intestinal gut flora or gut microbiome (the symbiotic bacteria occurring naturally in the intestines) that seems to be the foundation of gut diseases: Crohn’s disease, IBD (irritable bowel disease), and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). There has been a steady increase of various gastrointestinal (GI) tract diseases and disorders occurring throughout the U.S. over the past few decades. The popular scapegoat for the rise in GI tract disease is grains, specifically gluten, but much of that blame is misplaced. In this article we will look at common causes of gut dysbiosis, and how one can prevent or even reverse leaky gut disorders.

Exposing the Cholesterol Myth: Big Pharma and Their Corporate “Mainstream” Media Strike Back

It seems to coincide that when fraudulent medical or nutritional dogma promoted by mainstream medicine or government nutritional institutions starts getting exposed in the alternative media, they both double down with the aid of mainstream media, especially if the result of that exposure is lowered sales of statin drugs and processed non-fat foods. This is what is happening with both statin drugs and saturated fat disinformation. But now the empire is striking back. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen writes: "We are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our patients to websites developed by people with little or no scientific expertise, who often peddle ‘natural’ or ‘drug-free’ remedies for elevated cholesterol levels. This 'Internet-driven cult' denies statins’ benefits and whips up fears of side effects, then profits from the resulting confusion by peddling snake oil. The diversion of patients away from evidence-based therapy by advocates of unproven dietary supplements must be vigorously opposed by physician-scientists. Similarly, the claims that cult diets can reverse heart disease have no scientific basis and represent a danger to public health." Dr. Nissen’s viewpoint was also covered in a MedPage Today article titled “CardioBrief: Statin Denialism Is 'A Deadly Internet-Driven Cult,'" where Dr. James Stein (University of Wisconsin) supported Dr. Nissen’s editorial with more vitriol than even Dr. Nissen expressed, stating: "There is a special place in hell for people who use fear tactics and misinformation to promote books and natural health aids, including crazy diets, at the expense of proven medical therapies, rather than as complimentary options under medical direction. I am not sure why Americans are so susceptible to these charlatans."

Why Does the FDA Want to Ban this Supplement that has Been Around for Decades?

Vinpocetine, a natural nootropic (nōəˈträpik), is an active ingredient in several brain boosting supplement formulas. It is also sold as an inexpensive supplement by itself. Nootropics are neurologically active memory and cognitive enhancers, promoting well being and learning potential. It is the sole ingredient of an Eastern European medicine, used since 1978 for recovering stroke victims and other neurological issues called Cavinton. Its use has spread throughout Asia and other parts of Europe. Both Cavinton and Vinpocetine, extracted from the periwinkle plant, have been tested, studied, and tried internationally for several neurological issues with mostly highly positive results since 1978. Along the way, other benefits were discovered related to heart health, vision, hearing, and more. Now there is a current controversy involving the FDA and a Missouri Senator seeking to restrict public access to this supplement which has a long history of use outside the U.S.

3 Day LIVE Event FREE: Preventing, Treating and Beating Cancer

Ty and Charlene Bollinger are hosting their critically-acclaimed health summit, The Truth About Cancer LIVE, from October 5th through October 7th, 2017. This year they’ve gathered an impressive collection of alternative health and natural cancer experts, maybe some of the best in the world, to present. It’s a “who’s who” of the very brightest minds and caring hearts in the field of alternative healing. Here’s just a taste of who’s coming: Dr. Patrick Quillin - Beating Cancer with Nutrition, Dr. Joseph Mercola - Ketogenic Diet and Cancer, Dr. Robert Scott Bell - Gut Health, the Microbiome, and Cancer, Dr. Rashid Buttar -The Cancer Conflict: Resolving the 5th Toxicity, Dr. Tony Jimenez - Treating Cancer with Sound and Light, Mike Adams - The importance of "ORGANIC", Del Bigtree - Freedom of Choice in Medicine, Chris Wark - How "Chris Beat Cancer" - Plus SO many more! These experts will share their most front-line, advanced and important information about healing and preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. And you have a front row seat - from the comfort of your own home. Here’s the best part: it’s absolutely FREE to you! The broadcast starts Thursday, October 5th at 9am Eastern.

Study: Cannabis Prevents Premature Deaths – Cannabis Prohibition is a Major Cause of Premature Death in the U.S.

The head of the Biology Department at Indiana University South Bend, Professor Thomas M. Clark, recently published in 2017 a lengthy “systematic review, meta-analysis, and narrative summary of effects of cannabis use on mortality are performed.” The bottom line from the 53 page document titled “Cannabis use is associated with a substantial reduction in premature deaths in the United States” is: "Cannabis use prevents thousands of premature deaths each year, and Cannabis prohibition is revealed as a major cause of premature death in the U.S."

How the Mineral Boron found in Common Borax Helps Arthritis and Other Health Problems

Dr. Newnham was originally a professor of soil science and agricultural botany. After enduring the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs without improvement of his arthritic condition for years, he realized he needed to understand nutrition better to heal himself. So he earned degrees as an Osteopathic Doctor (DO) and Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with a Ph.D. in nutrition. That training combined with his background in soil science led him to discover a trace mineral lacking in most food, due to poor soil conditions from modern farming methods. This trace mineral healed his arthritis – boron. In Australia where he lived and worked, natural boron compounds weren’t banned, but they were labeled as a poison. Newnham argues that it is the amount that determines toxicity, not the compound itself. He used oxygen as an example. Breathing with 100 percent oxygen is rarely achieved, even so, too much oxygen well beyond the normal 21 percent we normally breathe for extended periods can actually kill. After determining the toxicity zone of boron to be between 45 and 60 grams, which is quite a lot, Dr. Newnham used 30 milligrams of sodium tetraborate, aka Borax, as a daily dose of boron to finally cure his arthritis in three weeks. Borax is a mined natural mineral compound that is high in boron. It is not a synthetic compound.