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  1. Don’t fall for this BOGUS safety alert about your heartburn [False alarm!]

    Americans are DITCHING some of the most dangerous drugs in the pharmacy… and turning to SAFER options for acid reflux.

    We should CELEBRATE that, right?

    Well, friend, you’d better believe the drug industry ISN’T celebrating.

    They’re in full-blown PANIC mode!

    See, they don’t look at the part where drugs for reflux such as PPIs are DANGEROUS.

    No, they’re only looking at the balance sheet… where these meds are some of the most PROFITABLE.

    When people SWITCH, they lose big bucks.

    So, in a desperate attempt to save their bank accounts, they’re pulling an ugly little stunt behind the scenes.

    They hoped you’d never see it…

    But today, I’m going to pull back the curtain… and EXPOSE how they’re putting the screws to your doctor right now…

    To get you BACK onto their money-making drugs.

    More importantly, I’ve got what they’re so afraid of: safe and proven home remedies that’ll chase away the excruciating agony of acid reflux.

    The SURPRISING cause of your acid reflux… and how to FIX it

    The new report in Medscape – a website for doctors and nurses and such – urges doctors to be frank with patients about the “limited evidence” and “potential risks” of reflux treatments.

    No, they haven’t finally come to their senses about reflux drugs like PPIs, whose risks are serious and, in some cases, SEVERE…

    Nope.

    It’s only the NATURAL stuff they want docs to rip into!

    And of course, the report delivers a whole lotta claptrap.

    Here’s a real beaut…

    The report claims apple cider vinegar – a time-tested reflux remedy some people swear by – is “toxic” when it has acetic acid concentrations of 20%.

    Except as the same report quietly notes, the apple cider vinegar people use contains less than 5% acetic acid… and most people dilute it FAR beyond that.

    Uh...why bring it up then???

    So they can make a bogus safety claim, of course!  

    Then the report claims vinegar shouldn’t be used anyway since it’s acidic and “reflux isn't related to a lack of acid but is due to an excess of acid.”

    And that, my friend, is so much BUNK… I started yelling at my computer like a crazy person.

    It is absolutely proven that not enough acid can CAUSE reflux, since low levels weaken the esophageal sphincter. That allows any acid left to reach the wrong place -- even when levels are low.

    In other words… if that’s the cause of your reflux… then something like apple cider vinegar can be EXACTLY what you need.

    Yet these ninnies are trying to scare you away from it!

    The report isn’t ALL negative. It actually recommends melatonin for reflux – something I’ve never really had near the top of my list for reflux, but certainly worth a shot.

    Apple cider vinegar isn’t at the top of my list either, for that matter…

    Most people see much bigger improvements with acidophilus supplements and digestive enzymes.

    In fact, this easy approach works for about 2/3 of patients.

    And one of my favorites is DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice).

    If you’ve tried ALL of the above… and still aren’t getting relief… get tested for other possible problems.

    You’ll want to rule out an undiagnosed ulcer and/or hidden food sensitivity.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. ‘Brain drain’ drug risk is REAL… but they’re BRAINWASHING you to ignore it!

    Me? In a CULT?!?!?

    Never woulda pegged myself as a cultist…

    But that’s what the mainstream is calling me -- just for opposing statins, because they can cause memory problems and muscle pain.

    Agree with me? Welcome to the cult!

    A new report on the MedPage Today website for medical professionals claims we’re engaged in “fear-mongering.

    Now, WHERE could we have possibly come up with such a kooky idea?

    Oh wait – there it is, right on the FDA’s website! (Feel free to look it up; cult membership optional.)

    Whether you’re in the cult or not, let me give you what they won’t…

    And that’s a much better way to handle cholesterol.

    What REALLY happens when your cholesterol levels drop

    The MedPage Today report claims there is “no evidence” of a link between statins and memory loss.

    That flies in the face of not only the FDA website…

    But also what doctors see ALL THE TIME when panicked patients call in after starting on the drugs, terrified by the frightening mental lapses.

    And it flies in the face of SCIENCE, too.

    A massive study in 2015… that involved combing through 11 MILLION medical records… found there absolutely IS a link between statins and memory loss.

    In fact, folks who start on cholesterol drugs are 4X more likely to report memory loss compared to folks who don’t.

    All this name-calling is just a distraction, anyway.

    The memory stuff is hardly the WORST of the side effects of these drugs, which have also been linked to:

    • diabetes
    • muscle pain
    • CoQ10 deficiency
    • sex problems
    • …and MORE

    And even THAT’S not the worst of it. Because let’s face it, the biggest issue here is…

    Statins DON’T work!

    I mean, sure they “work” in that they cut cholesterol. But they DON’T deliver the longer, better, healthier life you’ve been promised.

    In fact, most people who have heart attacks DON’T have high cholesterol. They have NORMAL cholesterol.

    Studies even show that people with low-cholesterol diets have a HIGHER risk of death.

    And that, my friend, is why I don’t obsess over cholesterol levels.

    But if you DO need help bringing your LDL and triglycerides down, you’ve got much better ways to get control -- WITHOUT having to deal with the mind-melting side effects.

    Some of my faves include:

    • red yeast rice
    • niacin
    • policosanol, and
    • fish oil.

    And remember: Cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily become high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

    So, don’t shy away from your favorite foods, such as eggs and cheese.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. [Exposed!] How a CHEAP compound became an EXPENSIVE heart drug

    Here’s my new plan to make a million bucks… I’m gonna sell a HOT new drug that everyone will want. It’s gonna be a top seller because it’ll promise to SLASH the risk of death from two of the scariest bogeymen for heart patients: heart attack by 40% stroke by 60% When I say this drug will be HOT, I...
  4. Frightening new UTI cure packs scary death risk

    It’s a scary infection… but somehow, they’ve just managed to make it even more horrifying. They’re out with a new treatment for complicated urinary tract infections. On the one hand, the powerful new antibiotic cefiderocol seems to work just great, essentially punching a hole in the cell wall of the bacteria that’s making you sick. In studies, it CURED 72.6...
  5. [Finally!] Heal your gut wounds with this rainforest vine

    You’re WRITHING in pain… and SCARED out of your wits. Having an ulcer isn’t just painful… It can put you in the crosshairs for cancer! As if that weren’t bad enough, the drugs the mainstream offers put a target on your back for bone loss… And even dementia. That’s about as bad as anything can get. But you don’t have...
  6. [BULLETIN] Phony scare over natural heart supplement

    You don’t have to be a “Breaking Bad” fan to know the first move in the illegal drugs biz. You gotta wipe out the competition… any way you can. Well, turns out the LEGAL drug industry isn’t so different… They’re out with a whole new series of cholesterol meds… from expensive injections to cut LDL to pricey new synthetic fish...
  7. [Mainstream Mea Culpa] DITCH cough medicine for this Chinese concoction

    Ah, there it is… that unmistakable sound of the season. No, not jingle bells… But COUGHING all the way! Yes, friend, cough season is here. Odds are… at some point this winter… you’ll be hacking away. Even the feds say to stop trying cough medicine.   It just WON’T do the trick. But that doesn’t mean you have to put...
  8. Common scan can WRECK your kidneys [Yikes!]

    They’ll make it sound as easy as snapping a photo with your cellphone. “Just a scan,” they’ll tell you. “We’re just taking a picture to help us figure out what’s going on.” Sure, sounds good. But wait a minute… what are you sticking in my arm??? Yeah, the scans they like to send you out for these days… like MRIs...
  9. Will your next doctor appointment be INFILTRATED with MISINFORMATION?

    The room goes dark… except for a single, bare light bulb… shining directly into your eyes. “Are you taking any vitamins? How about herbs? Can you tell me about your supplements?” your doc asks. It’s an interrogation… masquerading as a “counseling session”! According to to a report in Medscape, your doc is supposed to tell you that you’re wasting your...
  10. DODGE sepsis death with this crazy… but PROVEN… concoction

    Every two minutes. That’s how often an American DIES of a devastating form of infection known as sepsis. By the time you’re done reading this, five more lives will be lost to it. Every year, sepsis is responsible for 1.7 million hospitalizations -- more than the populations of 11 U.S. states. But NONE of those people have to SUFFER… and...
  11. SECRET risks of flu meds – and how to STOP infection naturally

    The “flu drug” is SUPPOSED to make you feel better. Instead, you pop one pill… and you’re rushing to the toilet.  Because now… along with ALL of the nasty symptoms of flu… you’re puking your guts out. And maybe leaking out the “other” end, too. I’m not TRYING to gross you out (and sorry if you were just eating)… but...
  12. ‘Failed’ Alzheimer’s med RESURRECTED… and could get approved anyway

    A new beta-amyloid-busting drug for Alzheimer’s? That’s what the media says… that’s what the drug industry claims… and that’s what the FDA seems hellbent on approving in a hurry. But don’t get your hopes up! This drug that’s being hailed as a breakthrough… is already BROKEN! I’ll put the pieces back together in a moment and give you the inside...
  13. REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years?

    REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years? A sharper… smarter… and YOUNGER… brain?!?!? That just doesn’t seem possible, I know, especially if it feels like your mind is aging in fast-forward mode. But there’s a way to hit the PAUSE button on that process. And something even more incredible could happen, too… You could hit the...
  14. Big Food is PUMPING you full of these cancer-linked forms of iron [There’s a better way!]

    Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’re sharing this cherished day… and a nice meal… with those you love. Because by serving up a big ol’ bird at the dinner table, you could be sharing the BEST way to nourish yourself with an essential mineral… One that TOO MANY people are getting TOO MUCH of… and of the WRONG KIND. The science...
  15. The HIDDEN cause of RA… and the immune-boosting key to REVERSING it

    Rheumatoid arthritis? At MY age???? Hate to break it to ya, but… yep. You can get rheumatoid arthritis at just about any age, with the latest numbers showing that the average age of diagnosis is on the rise. It’s jumped by an average of nearly FIVE YEARS, so most people almost hit Social Security age before they’re even diagnosed But...
  16. [EXPOSED] The shocking TRUTH about America’s most popular heart drug

    They made a promise… and they LIED about it. What a shocker!  Statins were supposed to “change everything” by CUTTING cholesterol… and therefore BEATING BACK heart disease. Well, here we are… all these years later… and someone’s finally crunched all the numbers. New research reveals the truth about the drugs given to tens of millions of Americans for more than...
  17. How to FIGHT DIRTY against cancer… and WIN!

    Sometimes you’ve gotta fight dirty to win – especially when you’re fighting a dirty enemy. And inside your body, there’s no cell that fights dirtier than cancer cells. They use EVERY trick in the book to hide… grow… spread… and kill. But today, I’m going to give you the weapon you need to fight back… And it’s something that EVERY...
  18. The FDA just dished out TERRIBLE heartburn advice [Beware!]

    I’ll say one nice thing about the FDA. After all, we’re entering the season of giving. When the chips are down… times are tough… and it feels like everyone’s turning on you… I hope you have a friend in your corner who’s as loyal to you as the FDA is to its drug company pals. Right now, one drug is...
  19. Steroid shots for knee pain? Not after you read this!

    If I ever offered a patient a natural, non-FDA-approved treatment proven to hurt instead of help… The authorities would have me tarred, feathered, and chased right outta town. And rightfully so! Of course, I’d never do that. But mainstream docs get away with something just like that ALL THE STINKIN’ TIME! If you have arthritis, there’s a good chance it’s...
  20. EVERY senior needs this ‘repair kit’ nutrient to SLASH risk of death

    You have a repair kit in your closet… in the garage and/or shed… and I’m guessing one in your car, too. You no doubt have what you need to fix anything -- whether it’s a torn shirt, a broken pipe, a flat tire, or a creaky door. But what if I told you there’s a repair kit for your BODY...
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