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

Is the Gallbladder Really “Not Needed” and OK to Routinely Remove by Surgery?

Surgically removing gallbladders has become big business for surgeons. There are around 750,000 surgeries for removing gall bladders in the USA each year. It’s estimated that 10 to 15 percent are emergency removals that are almost life or death necessities. The other 85 to 90 percent, are elective. Those who complain about pains under the right side of the rib cage or are experiencing digestion and/or elimination issues can be diagnosed with gallstones after further examination. The diagnosis explains the pains and digestive issues, but mainstream medicine usually has one solution: have them surgically removed in order to no longer have gallstones or other gallbladder issues. The medical advice given to those who undergo operations to have gallbladders removed is that the gallbladder is not a necessary organ. They say it’s not needed and it’s causing you problems so why not cut it out? The gallbladder is not a bad tooth. Its contribution to digestion and ultimately to homeostatic metabolism is actually very significant.

FREE Online Heavy Metals Summit Shows You How to Detox

You can’t escape environmental toxins. No one can. Heavy metals are interfering with your life. Learn how to overcome their influence and reclaim your health! The Heavy Metals Summit is online and FREE from January 29 - February 5, 2018. Toxins are everywhere. They are in our food, water, air, even our household goods…and they’re destroying health. EVERYONE has some level of mercury toxicity. Aluminum, has been linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, allergies, even autism. The connection between toxins and disease is now undisputed, but it’s still being ignored by the conventional medical community. Fortunately, you can protect and heal yourself from these toxic metals!

Medical Cannabis and Other Natural Potential Life-Saving Remedies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The pharmaceutical remedies for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which may seem to help at first, are side effect nightmares that most COPD sufferers abandon upon discovering other more natural solutions. Pharmaceuticals also usually fail to stop the progression of COPD into the later stages that demand oxygen tanks as ones' partner for life. There are several natural options existing that can make life less miserable for COPD sufferers. One option is medical cannabis. It’s too early to tell if cannabis can completely cure one with COPD, meanwhile it serves to relieve the anxiety of not breathing well while simultaneously restoring normal breathing and providing relief by dilating bronchial tubes and healing lung tissue. One of the pioneers who helped forge medical marijuana legislation in Oregon, Dr. Phil Leveque, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, has prescribed cannabis for over 5,000 patients and stated for the record: “Marijuana is one of the best bronchodilators, much better than any other class of drugs. For these respiratory diseases, [asthma and COPD] marijuana can be life-saving." Holistic doctors and health practitioners have successfully used other natural remedies for COPD, and they are reviewed in this article.

FDA Declares All Homeopathic Drugs Illegal Threatening Remedies for Millions of Americans

In one fell swoop, the FDA has declared that virtually every single homeopathic drug on the market is being sold illegally. The FDA says that it does not intend to take action against such products at this time, but the writing is on the wall. If it wants to, the FDA could go after any homeopathic drug currently on the market. FDA’s process started two years ago, when the agency held a public hearing to evaluate its enforcement policies for homeopathic products. We suspected the agency was planning to tighten its grip on homeopathy, which, after all, competes with the pharmaceutical drugs that fund the FDA. We cannot let the FDA eliminate consumer access to homeopathy.

Safe and Effective Natural Remedy for the Flu: Over the Counter Hydrogen Peroxide

Early in January 2018, a 69 year old Health Impact News reader emailed us with a natural tip on how to beat the common cold and flu effectively and safely. He wrote that he has avoided cold and flu episodes for a dozen years, while avoiding flu shots, using what some would call a flu-hack because it is unique and easy to administer. He would grab a dropper full of over-the-counter (OTC) hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and place a few drops into his slightly aching left ear, (where he receives his first early warning). He would let it “fizz” until it stopped and then be free from the worry of being bedridden for a few days, all the while avoiding a potentially greater threat than the flu, the flu-shot. At first I questioned the efficacy of this method, but when I investigated further using the link he had provided--the Cancer Tutor--the information I found there satisfied my need for further corroboration. I also discovered even more hydrogen peroxide applications!

FREE Online “Dirty Genes” Summit with Dr. Ben Lynch Reveals how Your Genes Are NOT a Blueprint for Poor Health

Are you afraid you've inherited a “master plan” with your genes - characteristics that are written in stone? Have we been brainwashed to believe that conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, or even heart disease or cancer are all pre-determined by our genes? NONE of that is true! Your GENETIC destiny is changeable, every moment of your life. From January 22, 2018 through January 29, 2018, you can join Dr. Ben Lynch, author of the book Dirty Genes, along with 45 other renowned experts at the Dirty Genes Summit FREE online to learn how to overcome "dirty genes" and live a healthy life.

Dental Mercury: Dangerous to Pregnant Women and Children in Europe but Safe in the US?

Dorice Madronero offered a grave warning to a 2010 Dental Products Panel of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “As a young expectant mother I know that twice following dental work I miscarried. I know that at the time the dentist gave no warning about a mercury exposure. I know that at no point in my visits to the obstetrician was I warned about a mercury exposure, in the dental fillings or asked about my medical and dental history.” At the same meeting Madronero presented her experiences with dental mercury, one of the Dental Products Panel members supported her concerns about children. Dr. Suresh Kotagal a pediatric neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, concluded: “…I think that there is really no place for mercury in children.” While health agencies inform the public about the possible presence of mercury in certain types of fish and shellfish and recommend that pregnant women and children restrict these food products in their diet, the use of mercury in dentistry continues in the United States without any warnings. Meanwhile, other parts of the world are taking action. While other countries around the world are enacting measures to protect children and women of child-bearing age from the hazards of dental mercury, the US is still allowing this dangerous scenario to continue. Millions of Americans, including children and fetuses, are needlessly exposed to the neurotoxin mercury because of dental amalgam fillings.

Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

Drugs such as cocaine and heroine are difficult to stop after daily use for a month or longer. The longer the more difficult. But there are “legal” pharmaceutical drugs that are as difficult or worse, depending on the length of time one is placed on them by a physician or psychiatrist. It’s not unusual to be on one or more of those types of drugs for several months to several years. A 2103 study discovered that one in six Americans is on a psychiatric drug for nervous and emotional issues, up from one in ten disclosed in a 2011 government Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) report. And many were initially put on these drugs for lifetime use or have become addicted after even a few months of using them. Many are seeking to get off psychiatric pharmaceuticals. Their attempts often fail due to the difficulty of tapering off alone. They usually speak of “waves and windows” that can go on for years after getting off anti-depressants and other psychiatric drugs. Waves are surges of needing or craving the drug while overwhelmed with the symptoms that were supposedly held off with the drugs. Windows are lucid occasions of being free from disturbing thoughts and emotions. There are several natural options for getting more windows and less waves while tapering.

Iodine Supplements Used Successfully for Diabetes and Other Diseases at Higher Doses

The importance of iodine supplementation is a topic found in the alternative health media, mostly to regulate thyroid activity. But the importance of iodine for other organs and its function as a disease fighter and preventive are not well known. The fact is that all our cells use iodine for optimum functioning. While more are beginning to realize the importance of iodine for proper thyroid function and protecting the thyroid against radioactive iodine-131 from nuclear bomb testing and nuclear plant disasters such as the most recent Fukushima catastrophe, the importance of iodine supplementation is underestimated nutritionally and medically, while iodine fears, are greatly exaggerated. Dr. Guy Abraham, the national father of higher dosage iodine calls such fears about iodine “idophobia”.

Medical Kidnapping Stories Top Most Viewed Articles of 2017 – Gardasil Vaccine Still #1 Topic on Health Impact News

The top 4 stories published in 2017 in the Health Impact News network were medical kidnapping stories, showing that the public is becoming more aware and more concerned about the state-sponsored abduction of children by child protective services. Medical kidnapping stories comprised half of the top 10 articles published in 2017. The other top-read stories published in 2017 were on the topics of vaccines, and saturated fats and coconut oil. From all of us at Health Impact News we thank our readers for their support in 2017. It has been a pleasure to serve you! We look forward to proclaiming the truth in 2018, mainly health news that the corporate-funded mainstream media censors, primarily due to massive funding from the pharmaceutical industry.