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

Blueberries Outperforming Pharmaceuticals In Reducing Blood Pressure

Blueberries have been championed for their high antioxidant potential and anti-inflammatory properties. They are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which have strong antioxidative activity, some of which have antioxidant activity shown in laboratory studies. New research shows they can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and potentially better than pharmaceuticals.

Tomato Juice Reduces Inflammation

A daily glass of tomato juice is known to significantly lower cardiovascular disease, cancer and even osteoporosis. A new study from Taiwan is now showing that it also has a direct effect on waist circumference, cholesterol, and markers of inflammation in women.

FDA Attacks Man for Selling Supplement that has Healed Tens of Thousands – Facing 37 Years in Prison

For almost 5 years, the FDA has been attacking Daniel Smith of Spokane Washington for selling a mineral supplement that purifies water and has been used in places like Africa by the Red Cross to prevent Malaria. The product is called MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution), and the active ingredient is sodium chlorite, a common mineral that is even used in some municipalities in the U.S. to purify water instead of chlorine. Daniel Smith will face a trial in less than 30 days, the culmination of close to 5 years of legal battles, that could result in him spending 37 years in prison if convicted. In addition, a homeschool family recently had their 7 children seized and taken away simply because the father was using this same supplement. Why? Because the FDA has not approved this product for health claims. Has the product killed anyone? No. Do FDA approved products kill anyone? Yes. According to statistics published by medical authorities themselves, FDA prescription drugs are one of the top causes of death in the United States, and probably the #1 cause of death among Americans today. Read More:

Vitamin K1 and K2—Two Underappreciated Nutrients That Are Crucial for Health

Optimizing your vitamin K level has tremendous potential for improving your health, and it’s such a simple intervention. You can swallow vitamin K supplements, but it’s far easier to get vitamin K2 from fermented vegetables. Most if not all people are deficient in vitamin K to some degree.

Will Dallas Become the Next City to Ban Public Fluoridation of City Water?

Fluoride is a known toxin that prevents proper brain development and lowers IQ according to a Harvard study, and yet it is forced upon millions of Americans every day through public water fluoridation programs that benefit the chemical companies producing fluoride. Will Dallas join Portland, Wichita, Davis, and other cities in banning this forced public drug program?

Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Deadly Brain Cancer

No one wants to hear that something as “indispensable” as your cell phone might cause grave harm to your health, but that’s exactly what mounting evidence tells us we’re faced with. Wireless phones and other gadgets have the potential to cause all sorts of health problems, from headaches to brain tumors. The link between brain cancer and cell phone use has been a particularly persistent one, and mounting research has only made this association stronger In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared cell phones a Class B Carcinogen, meaning a “possible cancer-causing agent,” based on the available research. This places cell phones in the same category as diesel engine exhaust, some pesticides, and some heavy metals.

Ozone Therapy Curing Ebola in Africa, but Government Banning it in Favor of Test Drugs

Dr. Robert Rowen, a leading expert on oxidative therapy, received an invitation by the President of Sierra Leone to bring his team there to teach health care workers how to treat Ebola using ozone therapy. After getting local doctors and the president himself to agree to using ozone therapy, Paolo Conte, the defense minister of Sierra Leone and newly appointed Ebola czar, prevented them from administering the treatment. However, they permitted the experimental drug ZMapp to be used on patients and they're also going to allow the use of Amiodarone—a highly toxic drug that, according to Dr. Rowen, has been proven ineffective. In the meantime, while ozone therapy is withheld from Ebola patients, two doctors who received ozone therapy treatment and training contacted Ebola, and recovered immediately.

2014 Top Stories: Medical Kidnappings, Vaccine Cover-ups, Glyphosate Food Contamination

2014 was a year that saw Health Impact News grow into a major network of health information in the Alternative Media. Two new websites were launched in 2014 due to reader demand: MedicalKidnap.com and VaccineImpact.com. Our top stories in 2014 were on the topics of Medical Kidnapping, Vaccine Cover-ups, and the contamination of our food supply by the herbicide glyphosate.

Top 12 Best Foods and Antioxidants to Fight A Cold or the Flu

When you have a sore throat or if you're congested, you might not want to eat. You feel worn down and swallowing can be very painful. Here are 12 of the most amazing foods and antioxidants that will help alleviate symptoms and even shorten the duration of any cold or flu.

Surprising Finding: Gut Microbes Make Dark Chocolate Healthy

Researchers have now discovered that certain bacteria in your gut actually break down and ferment the components in dark chocolate, turning them into absorbable anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your health. In particular, beneficial microbes including Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria like to “feast” on cocoa, according to the researchers. The microbes also break down the fiber found in cocoa powder, turning it into highly absorbable short fatty acid chains that promote satiety. The study, which involved three cocoa powders tested in a model digestive tract, may help explain why chocolate has been found to be so good for your heart, as the anti-inflammatory compounds may reduce inflammation of cardiovascular tissue.