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

Truth About Cancer Live Symposium FREE Replay During BLACK FRIDAY Weekend

In what was a star-studded event in Dallas last month (October 2016), some of the biggest names in Alternative Health gathered all together in one place for the first time in a live Symposium event. Some of the top names in alternative health that delivered keynote presentations included: Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Dr. Jack & Heather Wolfson, and many others, including Mike Adams, Sayer Ji, and Robert Scott Bell, some of the biggest names in the alternative health media along with Dr. Mercola and Ty and Charlene Bollinger. For those that missed the live Symposium last weekend, they are replaying it and streaming it over the Internet again this weekend, starting tomorrow Friday October 21, 2016. For those that missed the live Symposium last month, they are replaying it and streaming it over the Internet again this weekend, BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND starting today Friday November 25, 2016.

Cranberries: The Holiday Healthy Superfood

It's traditionally common to include some form of cranberry offering as a side dish with Thanksgiving dinners, along with turkey or turkey substitutes and stuffing. Ironically, it just might prove to be the healthiest part of the meal. Its health benefits are unknown, ignored, or underrated. Its somewhat tart taste isn't an attractive feature for many of us, including this reporter. My understanding is the tart taste would be worse if some sort of healthy sweetener wasn't added to any type of cranberry offering. But cranberries modified minimally do offer the most health benefits, while the excessively sucrose sweetened commercial juices negatively impact those benefits. This reporter is eating crow to let you know that eating cranberry is very healthy in many ways. Some of the health benefits may surprise you as much as they surprised me.

How Functional Medicine Can Cure Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

An episode of Dr. Mark Hyman's “Fat Summit” featured the work of Dr. Dale Bredesen, who specializes in researching and clinically applying his research on those afflicted with dementia, including Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are considered "incurable" by modern pharmaceutical dominated mainstream medicine. Fortunately, Dr. Bredesen is a practitioner of functional medicine, which approaches the underlying cause of any disease then focuses on treatments usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine instead of pharmaceutical drugs. His research has been ongoing for 27 years to determine what really causes dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). It was fun witnessing Dr. Hyman's energetic, fascinating interview of Dr. Bredesen. Some of what was revealed about Alzheimer's was quite surprising, and his research went beyond the lab to confirm his team's findings clinically. They were actually diagnosing root causes and curing the incurable with natural holistic means.

Americans Consume 80 Percent World’s Pain Pills: How to Treat Pain Without Drugs

A new federal report revealed that the majority of U.S. adults (more than 54 percent) had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics are available). Congressional testimony from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) stated that Americans consume 80 percent of the pain pills in the world, and in a survey of more than 2,000 pain patients in the U.S., most said they were taking a dangerously addictive opioid pain medication. Research suggests, however, that these drugs work for only about three months, after which changes in your brain may lead to increased feelings of pain along with added emotional upset, including feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Many pain sufferers have tried virtually every treatment that conventional medicine has to offer — medications, injections, surgery and more — only to find that their pain hasn't gotten better and they may be struggling with treatment-induced side effects as well (one of the worst of which is opioid addiction). At that point (and for many far sooner), it's only natural that you would begin to seek other options, which brings many people to holistic, complementary or "alternative" health care options for relief.

Tylenol During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Another in a long list of reasons to avoid this drug. A recent study found that boys exposed to acetaminophen (Tylenol) before birth were more likely to have symptoms of autism during childhood. This isn’t the first time that scientists have reported a connection between using this drug during pregnancy and brain and behavior abnormalities in children. Other studies show that exposure to acetaminophen raised the risk of developing ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) by 40%. Another study found that women taking it increased the risk of their child having behavioral problems by 70%. Pregnant mothers aren’t the only ones who should avoid acetaminophen and other common painkillers like NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)—a class that includes drugs like Advil, Celebrex, and Aleve.

Study: Statin Cholesterol-lowering Drug Use Linked to Increase in Parkinson’s Disease

New findings from a large national claims database show the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to be associated with an increased risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), contrary to previous research suggesting the drugs have a protective effect for PD.

$70 Million Awarded to Woman with Ovarian Cancer Due to Baby Powder Usage

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use. The jury ruling ended the trial that began Sept. 26 in the case brought by Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. The suit accused Johnson & Johnson of “negligent conduct” in making and marketing its baby powder.

Thyroid Cancer Scare: The Test Removes Your Thyroid Whether it is Cancerous or Not

Suppose you went to a doctor for low energy and a raspy throat. You vaguely suspect your thyroid is weak, maybe hypothyroidism. But after a series of tests, tiny nodules were found on your throat and the doctor determined you needed to have your thyroid removed, a thyroidectomy, to determine whether or not the nodules are cancerous. Then you are told not to worry, there are medicines that will be prescribed to replace the missing thyroid's hormone production. You would have to take them for the rest of your life. You figure anything is better than dying from cancer spreading from the thyroid to elsewhere or undergoing chemotherapy, so you go for it. Nipping it in the bud, they say. Then after the procedure, you discover that those nodules weren't cancerous and there was no threat of cancer. You'll have to take those synthetic pharmaceutical drugs forever, but at least you know you're cancer free now. After several months of taking those drugs, you discover your complaints and symptoms prior to the surgical procedure have been worsening. This unfortunate medical procedure is harming people far too often, leading some doctors to declare it needs to stop.

Harry Hoxsey’s Cancer Cure and His Long War Against the Medical Establishment

Harry Hoxsey's flamboyant, aggressive persona persisted through several decades of AMA attempts to stop him from curing cancer patients. He even won a libel lawsuit in 1950 against AMA head Dr. Morris Fishbein and the powerful Hearst Publications group. It wasn't until the FDA became more empowered to intervene with interstate sales of unapproved remedies that the Hoxsey Clinic was forced to shut down all its clinics throughout 16 different states in 1960 and move to Tijuana, Mexico in 1963. Hoxsey appointed his longtime assistant Mildred Nelson, RN, to make the move and change the clinic's name to avoid further harassment while he remained in Dallas to deal with his successful oil business. Now it's called the Bio-Medical Center. It was established there in 1963. According to the Center's executive administrator Liz Jonas, Mildred Nelson's sister, its cancer free success rate is 80 percent. This includes patients abandoned by orthodox oncology. This article will conclude with a list of some of the better known clinics and hospitals in Mexico that welcome cancer patients with highly effective natural treatments without terrible side effects. Most of these treatments are currently banned in the United States, due to Big Pharma's monopoly on cancer drugs that only treat symptoms, but do not actually cure cancer. A true cancer cure would kill their multi-billion dollar industry, which requires new patients to grow every year.

The Thyroid Connection Summit: Help for Your Thyroid from Top Alternative Health Experts

Dr. Amy Myers, M.D., a renowned leader in functional medicine and the New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection is hosting The Thyroid Connection Online Summit from October 24-31. The Summit is FREE to anyone who registers. This Summit will feature top notch presentations on thyroid health from some of the biggest names in Alternative Health, information you are not likely to find in conventional medicine or the mainstream media. You are encouraged to join the Thyroid Connection Summit if you have Graves’, Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, cancer, nodules, cysts, are post-I-131 radiation or are post-thyroidectomy, or if your doctor says your labs are normal, yet you still have symptoms. The Thyroid Connection Summit will help you: Work with your doctor to get the right diagnosis/treatment, Address the root causes of thyroid dysfunction, Implement healthy dietary and lifestyle changes, Reclaim your health and vitality, And more! Tens of millions worldwide have some form of thyroid dysfunction, and 60% don’t know they have it or how it occurred. Attend the Thyroid Connection Summit online for FREE!