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  1. Surgery in your future? Watch for this HIDDEN danger!

    If you STRUGGLE after surgery… you know who gets the blame, right?

    Not the hospital or the surgeon or anyone else involved in the procedure.

    Nope – they blame YOU!

    YOU were too sick… too weak… too old!

    Well, friend, new research reveals the TRUE cause for one of the worst possible outcomes after surgery – one many people would argue is worse than death itself.

    That’s the rapid cognitive decline and then dementia that often follows.

    It’s not YOUR fault… at all!

    What IS at fault is one of the most common medications used during surgery.

    But I’ve got what they don’t -- and that’s a way to bring this risk back down, even if you absolutely need to have that operation.

    The TRUE toll of anesthesia

    I’m talking about sevoflurane – a common anesthetic drug used during surgery.

    The new study finds that it essentially causes tau to leak out of neurons and into the brain’s immune cells, called microglia.

    They’re not prepared for that tau invasion… so they respond the way cells often do when they’re thrown onto the defensive.

    They CRANK OUT inflammation!

    That inflammation, in turn, then drives cognitive impairment.

    And, of course, all that tau running loose in there isn’t doing you any favors in PROTECTING you against dementia.

    Next thing you know, it’s “Animal House” in your brain.

    That helps explain why we’ve seen this link so often before…

    Like a 2014 study that found patients who have surgery with anesthesia face up to DOUBLE the dementia risk in the 3-7 years that follow.

    Yet they’ll blame YOU and YOUR AGE for those cognitive problems.

    The nerve!

    You DON’T have to put up with this or any other risk linked to sevoflurane or other anesthetics…

    Because I’ve got 3 tips for anyone about to go under the knife:

    1. SKIP the surgery: Studies find that absurd numbers of common operations – elective procedures in particular – are totally unnecessary, especially for seniors. And some of the most common ops, ranging from meniscus to spinal fusion, seem to exist to score quick cash… NOT to improve lives. So, always do some homework before any operation… and get a second opinion.
    2. STAND UP TO your anesthesiologist: These guys like to think of themselves as the REAL “Dr. Feelgood,” because their entire job is to ensure you don’t feel a thing during surgery. Some of them will give you enough juice to knock out a moose! Tell him you want the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period… and you REALLY don’t want sevoflurane if it can be avoided.
    3. DETOX, DETOX, DETOX: If you do need surgery, realize it’s not over when they zip you up and you wake up. It’s not even over when you leave the clinic. You need to take QUICK ACTION once you’re home to detoxify and help purge your body of the damage cause by both the drugs – especially anesthesia – and the chemicals released by your own body in response to surgery.

    For that third tip I just mentioned, one option is an all-natural compound called Robuvit. In a study of hysterectomy patients, for example, this patented French oak extract helped fight oxidative stress and free radical damage.

    And this natural antioxidant has shown cognitive benefits in plenty of studies, too.

    Other than that, just eat rightsleep well… and get on your feet as soon as you’re able…

    And you’ll feel like yourself again in no time.

    In Your Corner,
    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. Going in for a joint replacement? You’ll want to know about THIS scary risk.

  2. New drug research STALLED… only AFTER getting the green light?!

    Remember how I recently shared with you the UGLY truth about the OVERHYPED Alzheimer’s drug approved over the summer?

    It FLUNKED the studies that were supposed to “prove” it worked.

    But the company behind it pulled some last-minute shenanigans to get the feds to APPROVE it anyway – AGAINST the advice of the agency’s own experts.

    The only condition? They just have to KEEP studying it to show it works.

    That could take YEARS. Meanwhile, every desperate patient who tries this drug is essentially being treated as a lab rat!

    It’s hardly the FIRST case of this.

    A new report finds the FDA has given quick approval to DOZENS of drugs

    With little to no evidence.

    The SLOW walk… after FAST approval

    A new report looks at 253 drugs authorized via the FDA’s accelerated approval program… all of which are SUPPOSED to remain under study to prove they actually deliver.

    But the report in The BMJ finds 112 of them still HAVEN’T been proven effective.

    And that’s not even the SCARIEST number here.

    Are you sitting down?

    There are 24 STILL-UNPROVEN meds that were approved through this system MORE THAN 5 YEARS AGO.

    Six of ’em have had SOME kind of outcome – withdrawn, approved, or postponed – but the rest NEVER put up the proof.

    The companies behind a dozen of the drugs didn’t even bother answering questions from The BMJ.

    Of the 6 left, 4 were still in the “patient recruitment” phase of their trials… and 2 were still “in discussion” with the FDA about the trials they say they PLAN to run.

    Yeah, I’m betting they’re just gonna milk this out for years and years… and hope NO ONE NOTICES!

    If that’s not the SUREST sign that drug company execs and the feds have nothing but COMPLETE CONTEMPT for the rest of us… I don’t know what is.

    You gotta take matters into your own hands. When a doc prescribes a new med, don’t just take it.

    Talk to him.

    Find out…

    • WHAT it is
    • WHAT it does
    • HOW it works
    • WHAT the risks are, and
    • WHAT evidence they have for it.

    Most importantly, ask if it’s been through the FULL process… or if it’s STUCK somewhere along the way. 

    I’m not gonna tell you whether to take it or not take it.

    That’s up to YOU.

    The important thing is that you KNOW… so that you can make the best possible decision for your health…

    And not what’s best for some greedy drug boss.

    In Your Corner,
    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. How to stop this SURPRISE cause of Parkinson’s in its tracks

    You hit a certain age, and there’s not a heckuva lot you fear anymore. Not even DEATH itself can scare ya. You want a piece of me, punk??? Just you TRY it! But the very notion of Parkinson’s disease can send a chill down your spine… Because it’s NOT just a disease. It’s a sentence to being TRAPPED inside a...
  4. Mainstream advice linked to STABBING, THROBBING pain!

    Forget nails on a chalkboard. Having a migraine is like the other kind of nails… driven right into your brain. And most of the 40 million Americans who get NAILED by these headaches believe there’s NO option… but to just “deal with it.” It turns out that one key cause of that driving pain ISN’T in your brain at all...
  5. GUYS: Cholesterol drug can WIPE OUT your testosterone

    Sometimes, the biggest threat to your health ISN’T some contagious bug. It’s mainstream health advice!  Just about ALL of it’s wrong… From the low-fat diet that can SAP you of your strength and energy… to the notion you need to BLOCK the sun, depriving your body of vitamin D and nitric oxide. Now, the latest science shows how one of...
  6. This SILENT toxin could be DESTROYING your kidneys

    When I mention kidney disease… a lotta people tune right out. “Oh, that’s not me.” Well, friend, I’ve got news for you… There’s a good chance that IS you… whether you know it or not. Nearly every senior has at least SOME decline in kidney function -- and about HALF of all folks past the age of 75 have full-blown...
  7. The SHOCKING reason why you should ALWAYS 'cheat' on your doctor!

    You might think the world of your doctor… and trust him to the ends of the Earth and back again. But do yourself a favor, my friend, and take a page out of Ronald Reagan's book… TRUST… but VERIFY! Reagan didn't come up with that, by the way. It was an old saying by the Russkies that the Gipper turned...
  8. GUYS: Here's the REAL reason you feel so DRAINED

    If you're a guy past 60… they'll blame your age before you even finish telling 'em what's wrong. You're battling low energy… low libido… and rising heart risks all at the same time… And they'll practically roll their eyes at ya. This is what happens! They'll INSIST it just comes with the turf… that you're lucky to still be alive…...
  9. New hope for Alzheimer's found in 'forbidden' oil [Wow!]

    They've SHOT IT down… WARNED against it… And they've even had it BANNED! The mainstream has attacked CBD like nothing else out there. Heck, I haven't seen them go this hard against something since they tried to shut down chiropractors in the 1970s. And that makes me wonder… Just what are they so afraid of??? Well, friend, new research shows...
  10. Does the NEW Alzheimer's drug live up to the HYPE? [Don't bet on it]

    Call me crazy… Call me old-fashioned… Call me a hopelessly antiquated stick-in-the-mud if you want to… But I thought the whole point of a drug approval is that the company has to PROVE the thing works BEFORE it's given the OK. Turns out that's just wishful thinking in today's America. Because the FDA just approved a new drug for Alzheimer's...
  11. [URGENT] Top sunscreens contaminated with CANCER chemical

    Looks like we just spotted the BIGGEST threat to summer fun this year. It AIN'T the coronavirus. It's NOT shark attacks. It's not even drowning… although the lifeguard in me will always remind you to be extra careful at any body of water deeper than a puddle. The REAL danger this summer is… NAGGING! Yes, my friend, you could suffer...
  12. Is your health being quietly UNDERMINED... by your own drugs? [You betcha!]

    It could be the EASIEST way yet to improve your health... And it's something NO conventional doctor in the world will acknowledge. Not yet, anyway. They HATE this one, my friend... because it doesn't just mean ADMITTING there's a PROBLEM. It means they have to admit they were WRONG. Most docs would rather hang themselves by their own stethoscopes than...
  13. [BUSTED!] Shadowy conspiracy BLOCKING Alzheimer's breakthroughs?

    Alzheimer's is one of the most HOPELESS conditions out there. People BEAT cancer. They SURVIVE a stroke. Some even BOUNCE BACK after a heart attack… and in better shape than ever! But not dementia. For most, it's like being sucked slowly into a black hole – one you'll never come back out of, as your family and loved ones watch...
  14. Could these common BP drugs give you CANCER? [Terrifying!]

    It happens every year, right around Memorial Day (which is a little over a week away). Just when you're getting ready to plan some fun in the sun… the nags come out in force with their tiresome warnings. DON'T GO OUT!!!! YOU'LL GET CANCER!!! And if you DO go out… they want you to baste yourself in so much sticky...
  15. [WHOOPS!] Docs are giving UTI patients the WRONG MEDS!

    Ladies, it's a classic case of insult after injury. Because when you go to your doc for that "down there" pain… when you have yet ANOTHER urinary tract infection… You're NOT being given the best-of-the-best treatment. In many cases, you might be getting the LAZIEST option possible – just to get you out of the clinic faster! New research exposes...
  16. Loved one with dementia? Watch for this DRUG NIGHTMARE!

    You think it’s the disease – and there’s NOTHING you can do as you watch a loved one with dementia suddenly and rapidly decline. Sometimes, it happens before your eyes in a matter of weeks… or even days. But new research reveals the TRUE CULPRIT in many cases -- and it’s NOT always the disease. It’s the TREATMENT!   The problem...
  17. REAL relief from fibromyalgia pain and fatigue [FINALLY!]

    Want to read your doctor’s mind? Just read his prescription pad! If he gives you an antibiotic… there’s a good chance he has NO IDEA what’s wrong but is hoping it goes away in a few days. If he gives you a painkiller… he’s saying he can’t actually FIX the pain… but, again, is just biding time to see if...
  18. Is this the NEXT pandemic? [Here’s how to BEAT it!]

    They fill our heads every single day with DOOM… GLOOM… FEAR… and DESTRUCTION. And if you listen to the manipulative politicians and their lapdogs in the media… NONE of it EVER gets any better! They want us COWERING in fear… so we OBEY their endless nonsensical commands. Well, friend, new research reveals the TRUE toll of a nation on constant...
  19. Top 2 supplements… UNDER ATTACK by mainstream [Again!]

    Imagine attacking a dog for NOT being cat… slamming a book for NOT being a record… Or hating your food for NOT being clothes… Nuts, right??? Of course it is. Yet that’s the nutty new hit job on supplements from the mainstream! They’re attacking 2 of America’s favorite nutrients for FAILING to do something they weren’t really meant to do...
  20. BEAT post-cancer pain… WITHOUT a painkiller!

    I don’t think there’s ANYONE on the planet pushed through more misery than cancer patients. They’re manipulated… sickened… beaten down… and outright abused. And I can say one thing for sure after over 4 decades in medicine… It’s NOT because of the disease! It’s the mainstream treatments for it… And how cancer docs treat their patients like walking ATMs. Cancer...