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  1. LED light worsens sleep… but you can reverse the damage

    QUICK FIX addresses this HIDDEN cause of sleep disruption


    It’s incredible how badly they managed to SCREW UP the lightbulb.


    For more than a century, we were fine with plain ol’ incandescent bulbs. Then, some D.C. geniuses decided we needed “new” bulbs to save energy.


    First, they gave us CFL bulbs filled with mercury… turning any room where one breaks into a hazmat zone.


    Then, they cooked up LED bulbs… which are HUGELY expensive and cast a harsh and artificial light that NO ONE likes.


    But many of us use them… because the old bulbs are getting so hard to find.


    Well, friend, a new report confirms that the LED bulbs can do more than make your room glow like you’re in a nuclear furnace.


    They can SCREW with your sleep.


    Fortunately, I’ve got a quick fix for this unwanted DISRUPTION.


    How your LIGHTBULBS are messing with sleep


    Those new LEDs… the ones that cost a pile of cash but promise to last for years… crank out high levels of BLUE light.


    The light doesn’t LOOK blue, mind you. But the cells in the back of your eyeballs pick it up on those blue wavelengths… and send signals to your brain.


    The brain then thinks, “Blue skies! Daylight! YES!!!!”


    It WANTS you to be awake and alert for your day… even if it’s the middle of the night.


    So, it NEVER triggers the “settle down” process needed for good rest… such as cranking out the sleep hormone melatonin.


    And THAT’S a key reason people CAN’T sleep… or can’t sleep WELL… according to the new report from University of Houston researchers.


    They’re working on a “better” bulb with a special computer chip to make the blue light more violet -- and supposedly less damaging.


    I’m sure they’ll cost even more and have a whole new set of issues.


    For now, if you can’t find the old “filament” bulbs… look for an LED with blue-filtered light.


    They’re harder to find (of course). And they’re more expensive (of course).


    But at least they won’t UNDERMINE your brain and MESS with your sleep cycles.


    It’s not just the bulbs, by the way.


    If you spend a lot of time staring at a screen… and who doesn’t?!… you’re probably getting a literal EYEFUL of those same blue wavelengths, every single moment.


    LED screens are heavy in blue… but here are 2 steps you can take:


    • Look for a setting that turns down the blue. In an iPhone, for example, it’s called “night shift”… and you can even set it so that the blue levels drop specifically in the evening. Many other devices have similar settings.


    • If you’re a hardcore screen junkie, I’d suggest breaking that habit… but if you can’t or won’t, you can get a pair of “blue blocking” glasses designed for screen use that filters out some of that harsh light.


    If you’re still struggling to sleep, it may not be the LED light alone SABOTAGING your melatonin levels.


    Age can also mess with your “sleep hormone.”


    Fortunately, melatonin supplements are inexpensive… highly effective… and easy to find…


    Unlike a decent lightbulb.


    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen


    P.S. You may be TEMPTED to try sleep meds… but don’t GIVE IN to that temptation! Because a 2019 report found they’re ALL dangerous.


    Think I’m exaggerating? Click here to read the details for yourself.


  2. Bad skin… or BAD MEDS??? Common drugs that can trigger psoriasis

    They CLAIM your meds are there to PROTECT you…

    To SOLVE your problems…

    And to make you BETTER.

    But if you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that any of your prescription drugs could be actually CAUSING more problems than they SOLVE

    Then I’ve got a new report you need to see.

    Because it CONFIRMS some of your worst fears, revealing how medications could trigger a common problem that many people find…

    • painful
    • debilitating
    • embarrassing
    • and more.

    I’m talking about psoriasis.

    In most cases, people believe this condition is caused by poor genetics… or maybe an immune system gone funky.

    Allow me to share what could be the TRUE cause of psoriasis.

    More importantly, let me give some BETTER options than the ones most commonly behind this condition.

    Top 3 drug culprits you may not need

    Studies show that nearly a third of all cases of psoriasis are “late onset” ones – starting past the age of 40.

    The prime window for the onset of these late cases is 57 to 60 years old.

    Hmmm… what typically happens past the age of 40? And what REALLY kicks in from the mid-50s on?

    You guessed it…

    MEDS, MEDS, and MEDS.

    The new report from MedicalNewsToday names drugs often suspected in psoriasis cases…

    And they’re meds that more people take during “middle age” and beyond.

    They include 3 prime suspects:

    • Blood pressure meds: Both beta blockers and ACE inhibitors – two of the most common classes of drugs for hypertension – have been linked to psoriasis, with beta blockers in particular linked to plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the condition.
    • Painkillers: NSAIDs in particular can cause psoriasis if you don’t already have it… and worsen the condition if you do.
    • Benzodiazepines: Honestly, if you’re on these anxiety meds, psoriasis might be the least of your worries. For seniors, they can cause cognitive problems, falls, pneumonia and a whole mess of nightmares.

    Other potential drugs behind psoriasis include antibiotics, antifungals, antimalarials, TNF inhibitors, and biologics

    Each of which has MUCH BETTER and FAR SAFER options.

    So if you’re struggling with this condition, speak to your doc about the meds you’re taking… and see what other alternatives you might be able to choose from.

    In the meantime, I’ve got some ideas for ya.

    Magnesium, lycopene, weight loss, and a daily walk can all help cut BP about as well as or better than many common meds.

    Better options for pain include pregnenolone, bromelain, boswellia, capsaicin, MSM, and DMSO… as well as “bodywork” treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, stretching, and more. (And don’t forget acupuncture.)

    If you need some help relaxing, turn to herbals such as rhodiola or valerian.

    And no matter what the cause of your psoriasis… there are some nondrug ways to get relief

    Starting with phototherapy.

    Sure, it’s just light -- but it works. A 2017 analysis found it delivered at least a 75% improvement in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.

    In Your Corner,
    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. BEAT diabetes with this ALL-NATURAL trio!

    If you’ve ever played Monopoly with a kid, you know what happens when you land on a space that’s going to wipe you out. It’s the happiest day of their little lives! They’re giddy as they take all your fake money… practically throwing it in the air and rolling around in it like Scrooge McDuck. The “adults” in drug company...
  4. The BIGGEST scams in medical research… and how to SPOT them!

    Your doctor DEPENDS on it… The FDA absolutely SWEARS by it… And the drug industry makes BILLIONS from it. But if you think medical research is on the up-and-up, friend… then I’m here with a bucket of cold water. Because as you’ll see in a moment, many of the studies used to PUSH drugs through the approvals process… including medications...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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…...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. [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...
  16. 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...
  17. [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...
  18. 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...
  19. [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...
  20. 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...