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  1. The SKIN-CRAWLING side effect of a popular diabetes drug [Ew!]

    The old saying is that they treat you like a number.

    But now, it’s even WORSE than that.

    They don’t even treat YOUthey just treat the NUMBERS!

    They’ve got their noses so deep in the chart with cholesterol… blood pressure… blood sugar… and everything else…

    That they barely even NOTICE the human being standing there.

    And if you have diabetes

    New research reveals how this DANGEROUS obsession with numbers could leave you suffering from an ugly mix of BURNING pain and DEADLY risks.

    This can make your skin boil

    There’s a class of drug out there for diabetes called DPP-4 inhibitors

    And docs just LOVE ’em.

    Why?

    Because it’s GREAT at helping hit those numbers.

    It cuts blood sugar levels without the most common risk of most of the other drugs. And it doesn’t bring them down TOO low.

    Yeah, great for those NUMBERS.

    But for YOU? Not so much!

    The new warning finds these drugs could cause your skin to literally crawl with what’s known as bullous pemphigoid -- or itchy, painful blisters that can pop up in some of your most sensitive spots.

    Overall, the drugs – which include big-sellers like saxagliptin (Onglyza), sitagliptin (Januvia), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) – can increase the risk of this condition by 42%.

    In seniors, that risk jumps by 62%.

    And if the drug doesn’t cause your skin to bubble up with blisters…

    It can WRECK your joints with an agonizing condition so severe that when the FDA announced that risk in 2015… the agency said it could be “disabling.”

    But that’s not even the WORST part of it…

    Because these drugs offer a CLEAR lesson in the danger of treating the numbers.

    See, the idea of treatment in diabetes ISN’T to match your glucose up to some number on a chart…

    It’s to have BETTER control over the disease… and a LONGER life.

    Yet a study a few years back found these drugs DON’T deliver there.

    Even when they “work” by your doctor’s measures… even when your glucose is smack in the middle of the happy zone on the chart… the study found NO real survival benefit compared to a placebo!

    What the heck’s the point???

    I’ve got a better option here -- one that treats YOU and not some number on a chart.

    Start with a diet low in carbs, especially sugar. If you’re strict about it… and by that I mean going full Atkins or Paleo or whatever you wanna call it… that could be all you need.

    But I get it. Not everyone can be THAT strict.

    You can also BOOST your nutrition, especially vitamins B3 and C

    And look at natural therapies for blood sugar control such as chromium… berberine… Gymnema sylvestre… and/or vanadium.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. The SKIN-CRAWLING side effect of a popular diabetes drug [Ew!]

    The old saying is that they treat you like a number.

    But now, it’s even WORSE than that.

    They don’t even treat YOUthey just treat the NUMBERS!

    They’ve got their noses so deep in the chart with cholesterol… blood pressure… blood sugar… and everything else…

    That they barely even NOTICE the human being standing there.

    And if you have diabetes

    New research reveals how this DANGEROUS obsession with numbers could leave you suffering from an ugly mix of BURNING pain and DEADLY risks.

    This can make your skin boil

    There’s a class of drug out there for diabetes called DPP-4 inhibitors

    And docs just LOVE ’em.

    Why?

    Because it’s GREAT at helping hit those numbers.

    It cuts blood sugar levels without the most common risk of most of the other drugs. And it doesn’t bring them down TOO low.

    Yeah, great for those NUMBERS.

    But for YOU? Not so much!

    The new warning finds these drugs could cause your skin to literally crawl with what’s known as bullous pemphigoid -- or itchy, painful blisters that can pop up in some of your most sensitive spots.

    Overall, the drugs – which include big-sellers like saxagliptin (Onglyza), sitagliptin (Januvia), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) – can increase the risk of this condition by 42%.

    In seniors, that risk jumps by 62%.

    And if the drug doesn’t cause your skin to bubble up with blisters…

    It can WRECK your joints with an agonizing condition so severe that when the FDA announced that risk in 2015… the agency said it could be “disabling.”

    But that’s not even the WORST part of it…

    Because these drugs offer a CLEAR lesson in the danger of treating the numbers.

    See, the idea of treatment in diabetes ISN’T to match your glucose up to some number on a chart…

    It’s to have BETTER control over the disease… and a LONGER life.

    Yet a study a few years back found these drugs DON’T deliver there.

    Even when they “work” by your doctor’s measures… even when your glucose is smack in the middle of the happy zone on the chart… the study found NO real survival benefit compared to a placebo!

    What the heck’s the point???

    I’ve got a better option here -- one that treats YOU and not some number on a chart.

    Start with a diet low in carbs, especially sugar. If you’re strict about it… and by that I mean going full Atkins or Paleo or whatever you wanna call it… that could be all you need.

    But I get it. Not everyone can be THAT strict.

    You can also BOOST your nutrition, especially vitamins B3 and C

    And look at natural therapies for blood sugar control such as chromium… berberine… Gymnema sylvestre… and/or vanadium.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. FDA cover-up… EXPOSING you to BIG risks? [Shocking New Report]

    If the FDA ever shut down… it would be an improvement! Because they’re not just FAILING to PROTECT you. No, my friend, it’s gone FAR past that point. These creeps are actively working AGAINST you… AIDING and ABETTING a massive Big Pharma fraud to rob you of both your dollars and your health. A new report blows the lid off...
  4. New Alzheimer’s ‘test’ raises hopes… but WON’T improve outcomes

    If the FDA were to debut a new slogan, it should be “much too little, way too late.” And if you think that’s an exaggeration… just take a look at their latest approval for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not a CURE. It’s not even a TREATMENT… It’s a TEST that’s supposed to help figure out who’s at the highest risk… But...
  5. Feds approve new back pain therapy – but don’t get ZAPPED just yet

    Tweak it, strain it, poke it, bang it, hit it… or just plain twist it around. I’m betting at some point or another… ALL of that’s happened to your poor, overtaxed back. And if you’re like me, you’re feeling EVERY SINGLE ONE of those old injuries act up as you get older. I’ll share how I get relief from my...
  6. Do you actually need to be taking this common med? [Study says MAYBE NOT!]

    It’s the question EVERY senior asks at some point… What happens if I just don’t take this pill???? Maybe you’ve even been tempted to toss one out… instead of tossing one down… just to see what happens. The mainstream wants you to think that if you miss a dose, you’ll drop dead. Well, my friend, that’s not NECESSARILY true. New...
  7. ‘Everywhere’ toxin can WORSEN dementia damage

    No one will TALK about it. They won’t even ACKNOWLEDGE it. And if you bring it up, they treat ya like a kook in a tinfoil hat. But there’s a hush-hush reason for the SURGE of Alzheimer’s disease… One that has NOTHING to do with ANY of the suspects the mainstream will usually try to blame. It’s NOT bad genes...
  8. Skin cancer risk PLUNGES with this vitamin trick [No chemicals needed!]

    We’ve all been told, repeatedly, that the ONLY way to avoid skin cancer is to avoid the sun. And if you DO have to go outside – ohmygod!!!! – you’d better SLATHER some poorly tested chemicals all over your body’s most sensitive organ. That’s right -- your skin. Well, friend, the mainstream may have gotten it ALL WRONG… Because the...
  9. New probiotics guidelines are a SMEAR campaign – to STOP you from taking them!

    They’re spittin’ mad now… steamed at YOU. The crime? You had the NERVE to take matters into your own hands… PROTECT your own health… and TRY something they don’t like. Americans are turning to probiotics -- including some you can find in things like yogurt and sauerkraut (just don’t eat them together, blech) as well as from supplements. Good reason...
  10. Big Pharma IGNORING shortages of cheap, life-saving meds? [Feds say YES!]

    When the history of the year 2020 is written, it’s NOT going to be the story of a 50-state nation rising as one to defeat a deadly pandemic. It’s going to be a story of millions of ordinary lives… disrupted in ways no one EVER expected! And you don’t have to be in a virus “hot spot” to feel the...
  11. Vitamin trick gets SURPRISING stamp of approval from mainstream expert

    Time to SHUT DOWN the haters… CHASE AWAY the “gloom and doom” narrative… and get a dose of something positive for a change. Scientists now believe they’ve identified a common factor among some of those who have survived the worst of the COVID-19 infections. It’s NOT just a matter of age… preexisting conditions… or even sheer, dumb luck. There’s something...
  12. Is a drug for your DOG hiding a CANCER MIRACLE?!?!

    They want you to TRUST them… LISTEN to them… and BELIEVE them… Especially when you’re locked in a life-or-death battle with cancer. And they really, really, REALLY don’t want you to think for yourself! “Trust us,” the mainstream experts all insist. “If there’s a better way to beat cancer, we’ll let you know.” Well, friend, that trust has been SHATTERED…...
  13. Allergy relief NOT worth killing yourself over [Are they KIDDING?]

    It’s not just you… Allergies ARE getting worse. And they’re not just limited to spring anymore. MORE people are MORE miserable for MORE of the year -- including right now in summer, when allergies USED to at least tail off a little bit. Not anymore. But of course, the drug industry sees that as a chance to push MORE sales...
  14. SCARY news about what’s ‘protecting’ you from sun damage

    THEY want you to live in fear. They want you to be scared of infections… science… and even each other! And they REALLY want you to be afraid of going outside. Well, friend, today I’m here to DIAL BACK the fear factor… and share the TRUTH about the great outdoors. It’s perfect for RECHARGING your soul… AND your body! But...
  15. ‘Mystery’ illness… SOLVED! [But YOUR doc may be no Sherlock]

    You know something’s WRONG… And you feel downright AWFUL. But whaddaya get from your doc? MAYBE a shrug… and DEFINITELY a drug. Fact is, he has NO CLUE how to solve the mystery that’s PLAGUING you. But I do. See, DOZENS of today’s most debilitating symptoms often boil down to 1 simple culprit. To fix all of them… you’ve got...
  16. Coronavirus hope from potential vitamin therapy? [Trials underway!]

    I’m sure you’ve read all the breathless media reports about quick action by the government as Congress has allocated BILLIONS of dollars for the coronavirus pandemic. More than a little bit of it of it is a big, wet kiss to Big Pharma – a massive infusion of cash to pay for the development of drugs and vaccines. Yet there’s...
  17. SHORE UP your defenses by beating back sleeplessness and anxiety

    You’re so anxious that you can’t sleep… And because you haven’t slept, now you’re even more anxious the next day. Sound familiar? Yeah, there’s A LOT of that going around right now! It’s a minor miracle that any of us are getting any sleep at all. And that leads to the ultimate irony. Your immune system DEPENDS on sleep. When...
  18. BEDROOM BLUES may be hiding a DEADLY risk [Yikes!]

    You know the score by now... It’s not just about how LONG you live… Just as important is how WELL you live. Maybe even more so. Because if you’re not livin’ the good life every day, what’s the point??? And when it comes to the pleasures of life, there’s nothing BIGGER and BETTER than the ones that come in the...
  19. SAVE your aging brain with this all-natural super-nutrient

    Time to take my LEAST favorite cliché… and toss it in the trash. You know it… you’ve heard it… and maybe you’ve even used it yourself. “I’m not getting any younger!” Well, friend, guess what? That’s NOT always true! Time isn’t some relentless march down a straight line from the cradle to the grave. Now, the latest research reveals a...
  20. The SECRET infection risk of popular heartburn meds [Scary!]

    Everyone’s worried about one particular virus right now… But don’t forget about ANOTHER tiny threat. Because this one is MANY times worse… kills MORE Americans… and doesn’t give a whit about how well you “socially distance” yourself from others. You could have a dangerous type of bacteria HIDING inside your body RIGHT NOW -- just waiting for a chance to...
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