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

Berberine Supplement Effective in Controlling Diabetes without Side Effects of Dangerous Drugs

The benefits of berberine are not as well known as most supplements on the market. It wasn't even widely available until recently. Yet it has been tried and tested for type 2 diabetes and fat accumulation reduction, including that of fatty liver. Our diabetic institutions are misleading people with pre-diabetics or metabolic syndrome testing and leading them into full-blown diabetes 2 with their recommendations, while mainstream medicine's prescription diabetic drugs are questionably efficacious with dangerous side effects, such as bladder cancer and unpredictable interactions with other drugs. Dr. Jonathan Wright of the holistic Tahoma Clinic in Washington state notes that several studies have shown that berberine, an alkaloid found in the herb goldenseal and other natural sources, can lower blood glucose as effectively as the drug metformin at similar doses (500 mg 3x/day).

How Big Technology Companies Control the Minds of the Masses Through Smart Phone Addiction

With the push of a button, tech companies can make a billion people have the same thought. The tool they use is the smartphone. The thought could be a bit of truth or it could be a lie. Regardless of the content of the message, they have the power to capture our attention and to insert a thought in our minds, even if the thought only lingers there for a few seconds before we move on to something else. This kind of mind control is not accidental but is part of an intentional plan of technology companies to get us addicted to their technology, to steal our time, and to build profitability at our expense. Research shows that it is common for many people to check their phones 150 times a day and to touch the phone 2,617 times every day. The top 10% of users touch their phones more than 5,400 times daily. How many times an hour do you check your phone? Supercomputers have now beaten the best chess masters in the world, and it is these same supercomputers that are used by tech companies to manage smartphone addiction. The process involves collecting information about our interests and using psychological and behavioral methods to get us hooked on their technology. Unless we understand the techniques being used to get us addicted and take steps to control how we use smartphones and tablets, these devices have a high potential for taking over our lives.

BPA-Free, but Not Toxic-Free

The word is out about bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that is commonly used in drinking containers, children’s toys, and other plastic products: it’s been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and altered prostate and neurological development, among other illnesses. Unfortunately, the alternatives that industry is using are no safer, despite the “BPA-free” marketing ploys—but federal regulators continue to protect the chemical industry by refusing to ban these dangerous compounds. The chemical industry has, in response to consumer demand (and an FDA ban of BPA in plastic baby bottles), used bisphenol-S (BPS) to replace BPA. However, reports indicate that BPS is just as toxic as BPA. Studies have found that even small amounts of BPS—as little as one part per trillion—can disrupt cellular functioning and impair brain development. Studies have also shown that BPS causes breast cancer cells to aggressively multiply. BPS has also been linked to heart arrhythmia and endocrine disruption, causing puberty at a premature age in females. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.

FREE Online Addiction Summit

Dr. Paul Thomas, MD, ABAM, FAAP, ABIHM, is hosting a FREE online Addiction Summit August 13 - 19, 2018. We’re in the midst of an addiction crisis of epic and tragic proportions — not just drugs, but foods, tobacco, technology and behaviors — our high-stress, unhealthy choices and lack of responsibility and belonging are putting us at terrible risk. Odds are, you or someone you know has or is vulnerable to an addiction — 1 in 7 of us struggle with food, tobacco, alcohol, opioids, meth, stimulants, technology and/or other behavioral addictions.

High Fat Ketogenic Diet More Effective than Pysch Drugs for Schizophrenia and Mental Health

Health Impact News has published many articles about the low-carb high-fat ketogenic diet, and its favorable influences on several diseases or dysfunctional health conditions. The ketogenic diet was originally developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1920s to stop seizures in children with epilepsy, when pharmaceutical drugs did not work. More recently, the ketogenic diet has been used successfully for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Recently, there have been efforts by some researchers and medical practitioners to explore the potential of ameliorating schizophrenia, a major brain disorder that affects one out of a hundred, with the aid of the ketogenic diet.

Lithium Orotate: Nutrient for Brains that Fights Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s

Whenever someone mentions or especially recommends lithium, people tend to get nervous. They think it’s only for manic-depressive or bipolar types with the normal expectations of pharmaceutical side effects. But more recently, holistic doctors, naturopaths, and chiropractors have been recommending a natural form of lithium that’s safe and effective as both a mood stabilizer and overall neuroprotective nootropic, a cognitive enhancer that improves memory and motivation in normally healthy individuals. This is lithium orotate. As expected, the pharmaceutical compound, lithium carbonate, has long-term side effects created from renal (kidney) damage and hypertension (high blood pressure) and rapid weight gain. Even so, lithium carbonate was considered psychiatry's last sane drug until the pharmaceutical industry's take-over of psychiatry with newly-designed, dangerous drugs, starting in the 1990s. For around 30 years, holistic Dr. Jonathon Wright, MD has been using lithium orotate on his Washington State Tahoma Clinic patients and himself. He declares: "I’m convinced that lithium is an anti-aging nutrient for human brains. And there are also some very strong reasons to believe that lithium therapy will slow the progression of serious degenerative mental problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, and Parkinson’s disease."

Government Aims to Dictate Your Vitamin Dosages

Draconian limits on vitamin dosage amounts could be coming if the feds get their way. That bottle of 50,000 IU, 5,000 IU, or even a measly 1,000 IU in your medicine cabinet could soon be contraband. Important entities are meeting to discuss how to restrict the kinds of supplements you can take under the guise of “harmonization” of supplement standards. If they’re allowed to move forward, it’s possible that the federal government could adopt restrictions on vitamin doses that can be legally sold, as Europe has already done.

Photobiomodulation Technology is Healing Neurological Diseases

It is well established that, so far, nothing the pharmaceutical industry has concocted has done anything positive for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS (amyotrophic lateral disease), MLS (multiple sclerosis), strokes, or any other neurological issue. Pharmaceuticals tend to be ineffective with too many side effects to even promote. Thus, these neurological conditions tend to be categorized as “incurable,” leaving most hopeless. The result is years of mentally-impaired living that’s a burden to everyone involved until death, which some consider “premature.” Nevertheless, some successful, natural, dietary and vitamin-mineral supplemental methods have been developed that mainstream media ignores and mainstream medicine marginalizes. They’re not FDA approved, because the FDA only approves pharmaceutical drugs. But most of these natural cures can be applied on a do-it-yourself basis, and the FDA can’t stop that. Currently, near-infrared light has been discovered to be safe and effective against all sorts of neurological pathologies.

Former National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health Scientist Calls Cancer “An Induced Disease of the Twentieth Century”

Health Impact News first introduced the iconoclastic work of cellular biologist, Dr. Mahin Khatami, PhD, in an earlier article entitled "HPV Vaccine Scam: NIH Scientist Exposes Corruption in Cancer and Vaccine Industries", which mentioned Dr. Khatami's extensive credentials that put her beyond criticism, though not beyond ignoring. The pharmaceutical industry-controlled medical profession won’t allow any light to shine on her 2016 white paper "Safety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?" Now, Dr. Khatami, a former program director and health scientist administrator at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has published a new white paper exposing the fraud in the cancer industry, claiming that cancer is "an induced disease of the twentieth century." Dr. Khatami points out that vaccines and the multitude of environmental toxins introduced over the past six decades are mostly responsible for the proliferation of most diseases, including cancer, despite the “unlucky” random genetic mishap theories offered by some.

Is Beer a Good Detox Beverage to Remove Aluminum?

There have been two recent animal studies in Spain indicating that beer is capable of removing aluminum from brain cells, allowing the brain to heal from its toxicity and inflammation. The most recent study used non-alcoholic beer, and the earlier one used beer with alcohol. Both types of beer, mostly due to their antioxidant hops content and silica from silicic acid used in the brewing process, have been observed leaching aluminum from aluminum nitrate induced into lab rats. Aluminum that gets into brain tissue creates all sorts of neurological ills. Silica binds with aluminum to neutralize its toxicity and escort it out of the body through urine. Cucumbers and the herb horsetail are high in silica that doesn't penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Beer contains the silicic acid which does. But there is a serious caveat for using beer to eliminate aluminum from the brain that will be discussed in this article.