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  1. REPORT: What ‘aspirin therapy’ can REALLY do to seniors [Yikes!]

    Every time I see yet another aspirin commercial, I’ve gotta wonder…

    What in the HECK ever happened to truth in advertising???

    Clearly, it’s a concept that DOESN’T exist anymore…

    Because if they were REALLY forced to give you the truth… they wouldn’t be ALLOWED to market it as some heart-saving wonder drug.

    They’d have to show frantic phone calls… ambulance lights

    And terrified seniors being RUSHED into the ER after suffering from internal bleeding.

    “I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN STABBED FROM THE INSIDE!” would be about as honest an endorsement as they could show!

    So, let ME give you what THEY won’t -- and that’s the ugly truth about aspirin.

    How it DOESN’T work

    And more importantly, how you can get the heart protection you need… WITHOUT those risks!

    Get the HEART-SAVING benefits of aspirin… with ZERO risk!

    Years ago, they had everyone over 40 absolutely CONVINCED that an aspirin a day will keep a first heart attack away.

    Now, millions have undoubtedly paid a high price for little to no ACTUAL protection.

    And new research shows how as you get OLDER… the risks get even BIGGER.

    In seniors even so-called “baby” aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding by 60%!

    Bad as that is, this gets a whole lot WORSE…

    Because a second study just out finds that aspirin can not only increase your risk of cancer… but speed the growth of the DEADLIEST tumors!

    If you’re past 70, the old “aspirin a day” plan will DOUBLE your risk of death from a stage 3 tumor… and boost the risk of a stage 4 death by almost a third.

    Short of going in your sleep at the age of 110, there aren’t too many “good” ways to die. But I can assure you… dying of a stage 3 or 4 cancer is one of the absolute WORST.

    Yet THAT’S what aspirin can do to you!

    You’d think with these risks… the benefits would be off the charts.

    But here’s the thing about that…

    The “benefits” for primary prevention are almost nonexistent. 

    One study a few years back found aspirin cuts the chance of a first cardiovascular event like heart attack or stroke by a crummy 11%...

    But it increases the risk of a dangerous bleed by 43%.

    It’s so bad that even the mainstream is starting to sound like… well… they’re sounding more like ME!

    The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association last year finally updated their guidelines… and recommended AGAINST aspirin for most people.

    Yet the word hasn’t gotten out -- close to 30 million Americans are still taking it daily.

    If you’re one of them, talk to your doc about quitting (just don’t do it on your own) and trying something safer instead…

    Like a mix of heart-friendly basics, such as…

    • CoQ10
    • L-Carnitine
    • magnesium and
    • vitamin E as mixed tocopherols.

    Real protection. Real benefits. And no bleeding!

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. Earlier this year, I shared how taking too much aspirin could lead to a terrifying stroke-like problem. If you missed that one… or just want to take another gander at it… click here.

  2. FDA label change spells BAD NEWS for diabetes patients

    Scary drug warnings have you down? Well, friend, the FDA is here for you.

    The agency just took action to make millions of American diabetics feel better about a popular diabetes med

    One that’s been linked to horrific side effects… including a warning about foot amputations… right on the label.

    You’d have to be NUTS to take this drug with a warning like that slapped on the package.

    So, the FDA just “fixed” it.

    No, they didn’t REMOVE the drug… ENFORCE stronger standards… or APPROVE a safer medication.

    This is the FDA we’re talking about here.

    They REMOVED the warning!

    There… don’t you feel better now?

    The ‘hush-hush’ risk of your diabetes med

    The biggest issue isn’t just that they REMOVED the warning from the packaging of canagliflozin, a.k.a. Invokana.

    It’s that the risk is STILL THERE!

    The feds actually ADMIT the drug can cause amputations of the toes, feet and even parts of the leg

    It’s just not quite as BIG a risk as they had thought.

    Up until this point, the warning has been right in your face -- a “black box” on the front of the package.

    You’d have to be blind not to see it.

    But now, the FDA is moving it to the “other” part of the label

    The fine print part sometimes hidden on paper so thin it’s made of tissue, and folded so many times it’s practically an origami project.

    If you were able to break out the magnifying glass and check out this section, you might be STUNNED by what they’ve buried there…

    With warnings of risks such as DANGEROUSLY low blood pressurekidney function impairmenthyperkalemia (a.k.a. excessive potassium levels)… and yeast infections DOWN THERE.

    And that’s just to name a few.

    Oh, and this ENTIRE class of medication has also been linked to weaker, thinner bone and bone breaks.

    I don’t know any SANE person who would take this drug – especially since there is literally NOTHING special about it, other than it’s on the newer side.

    And people LOOOOOOVE stuff that’s new.

    But when it comes to meds, NEWER is rarely BETTER. It’s often just more EXPENSIVE and more DANGEROUS.

    And that’s what we’ve got here.

    One analysis found that newer and more dangerous diabetes drugs flooding the market are no better than metformin for blood sugar control.

    And let’s face it -- metformin ain’t all that hot, either.

    It can have immediate side effects, like embarrassing gas… and long-term risks including , which can lead to mood and memory problems as well as nerve damage.

    You’ve got a better option.

    Cut back on carbs… WAY back… and your glucose levels should snap back to normal in a flash.

    Not just sugar, mind you -- but ALL carbs (even whole grains).

    For more help, I find these all can deliver big results with little to no risk:

    • chromium
    • berberine
    • Gymnema sylvestre, and/or
    • vanadium.

    Just don’t quit any meds without talking to a doctor first!

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. If you’re in the crosshairs for heart failure, metformin is one of the drugs your doc should NEVER prescribe for you. But like I shared with you before, too many docs still do.

    Find out what the rest of the “never drugs” are right here.

  3. Do YOU need a probiotic? Here’s what the SCIENCE says!

    They’ll DISMISS you… and they’ll DISRESPECT you. And they’ll do it in a single word! Ask a mainstream doc… even a supposed expert… about a natural therapy… And they’ll look down their nose at ya and sniff “unproven.” The goal isn’t just to get off the topic. It’s to make you feel like such a dum-dum… that you’ll never ask...
  4. [Senior alert] The key to a frustration-free ‘virtual visit’ with your doctor

    They make it sound so simple, don’t they? Wanna see your doc, just fire up your computer or cellphone… and you can do EVERYTHING from the comfort of your sofa. Sounds GREAT. Why didn’t we think of this YEARS ago??? Well, when you actually try it out… you SEE why we didn’t think of this years ago. They call it...
  5. EXPOSED: The ABSURD new claims behind flu & pneumonia shots

    They’ll say just about ANYTHING to get you to roll up your sleeve for a flu shot or pneumonia jab. That’s true ANY year. But that’s extra-extra-extra true this year, where they’re starting early with the annual propaganda push for vaccination against flu and pneumonia. They must REALLY want you to line up and get your shots… Because they’re out...
  6. [SHOCKER] What’s REALLY hiding in your ‘organic’ food

    You’d think shelling out extra scratch for organics would give you BETTER… CLEANER… and SAFER food. You’d THINK that… but you’d be WRONG! In too many cases, that “ORGANIC” label screaming at you from the front of the package is little more than a SCAM – one that’s aimed at separating you from your hard-earned cash. In some cases, what’s...
  7. New diet study trashes ALL the foods you love! [GARBAGE advice]

    The American public is absolutely FED UP with years of nauseating diet advice. QUIT this… GIVE UP that… and don’t you DARE try to have a meal you’ll actually enjoy. If you wanna live longer… you have to practically eat like a monk. Well, friend, a growing number of Americans are waking up to the fact that you CAN have...
  8. 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 YOU – they 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...
  9. 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 YOU – they 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ‘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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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…...
  20. 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...