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  1. 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 happened to you – and odds are, you didn’t even realize it.

    You didn’t… because when it’s an “approved drug,” this kind of reckless and unethical behavior isn’t just ALLOWED.

    It’s practically ENCOURAGED!

    The authorities are totally cool with it when mainstream docs reap huge profits off drugs

    Even when EVERYONE KNOWS they not only WON’T help… but quite possibly could HURT.

    And you don’t have to take my word for it on that.

    Just take a look at the latest research on arthritis, which once again – for the umpteenth time – proves that a common first-line treatment is a sick joke.

    How NOT to treat your knee pain

    Docs have used steroid shots as a go-to treatment for knee pain since… well, FOREVER.

    And for about that long, we’ve known they don’t work very well.

    But docs offer them anyway, because they take about 10 seconds…. and they can bill up to $300 a pop for them.

    What a scam!

    Now, a new study shows the REAL price of those injections

    Among patients given intra-articular corticosteroid injections for knee or hip pain, 8% suffer from serious complications that lead to:

    • MORE pain
    • LESS function
    • WORSE deterioration, and
    • FASTER arthritis progression.

    How’s that for a kick in the knees???

    That last problem was the most common… and maybe the worst.

    About 6% of patients suffer from accelerated progression of their arthritis.

    But the other risks are no picnic either.

    Fracturesloss of blood flow to the joint… and joint DESTRUCTION, including bone loss.

    Ouch, ouch, ouch and OUCH!

    And what do people get for those risks? Pretty much nothing!

    One analysis a couple of years back found the shots do NOTHING for pain in 56% of patients… and NOTHING for physical function in 64% of patients.

    Among the rest, the response rate is only slightly higher than what you get from a placebo – and even then, the benefits don’t last.

    They’re gone within six months!

    Yet docs keep offering it anyway… and keep getting rewarded for it.

    It’s time to reward yourself instead by giving your knees something that works for a change.

    UC-II collagen can help your joints to rebuild and repair themselves so well… it’s been proven to be 240% more effective than the tried-and-true combo of glucosamine and chondroitin.

    By itself, it’s just about the most powerful natural option for arthritis pain in the knees out there.

    But don’t just take it by itself.

    For complete relief and maximum protection, combine it with other proven natural therapies such as curcumin, hops, and Boswellia extract.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. 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, too?

    There IS one – one that can UNDO the damage of everything normally blamed on age and disease.

    And you won’t believe how easy it is to get!

    EXTEND your life with this overlooked vitamin

    This REPAIR KIT nutrient is plain ol’ vitamin C.

    But don’t dismiss it just because it’s so simple and basic.

    It’s also so FORGOTTEN, too!

    Many people don’t even bother with it – but research reported on by Life Extension showed what happens when you make an effort to raise your levels.

    Over the course of more than 16 years, folks with the HIGHEST vitamin C levels had a…

    • 25% lower risk of death from ANY cause
    • 28% lower risk of death from cancer
    • 28% lower risk of death from stroke, and
    • 35% lower risk of death from heart disease.

    Seriously, if a drug did that, how much do you think they’d charge for it?

    Whatever you’re guessing, I’d say double it. Maybe triple it. Heck, quadruple it… and they’ll still probably charge more.

    But YOU can get it… right NOW… for literal pennies.

    The study theorizes that the reason for the benefit is that vitamin C fights off oxidative stressprotecting your DNA from damage and enhancing the endothelial layer of the blood vessels to fight off heart disease.

    And sure, it’s a neat antioxidant.

    But it’s also the #1 component of collagen, which is top repair protein in the body.

    Anything that needs fixin’ needs good collagen – and the only way to get good collagen is with the right levels of vitamin C.

    That makes vitamin C the most important tool in your body’s repair kit.

    And along with the benefits found in the new study, higher (intravenous) levels can carry out even more complicated “repairs.”

    Specifically, it can KILL OFF nearly any bacteria… and WIPE OUT cancer cells (and almost any type!).

    Those cancer cells in particular LOVE vitamin C. Well… they THINK they do. They suck it up like sugar, pulling it in faster than normal cells.

    But they essentially POISON themselves with it in the process.

    The C disrupts their cellular metabolism, and they DIE.

    So, for general daily support, protection against infection, good heart health and an overall longer, healthier life… boost your C.

    If it makes you gassy or whatever, split up the doses so you’re taking it three or four times a day. Over time, you may build tolerance and can handle fewer, higher doses.

    And if you’re fighting off a serious infection or a “deadly” disease like cancer, get yourself hooked up with intravenous C from a naturopathic medical doctor.

  3. Sick of your low-salt diet? It’s probably not working anyway!

    You’ve heard the advice so often… you’re probably sick of it. And maybe you’re even TRYING it now… If only to shut your doctor up about it. After all, every time he checks your blood pressure, he nags you about it. He probably sounds like a broken record… Cut your salt. Cut your salt. Cut your salt. Cut your salt...
  4. Mainstream DISMISSES these 3 PROVEN memory boosters [Under attack!]

    The New York Times is out with a big exposé… and who do you think they’re going up against? They’re not going after crooked politicians… They’re not taking down corrupt business for stealing your hard-earned dough… And they’re not attacking Big Pharma for selling poison pills to desperate American patients. Nope. They’re going after your vitamins! They’re attacking the supplements...
  5. [WARNING] FDA signs off on DANGEROUS diabetes drug

    FDA signs off on DANGEROUS diabetes drug A major drug company has got a diabetes drug that’s so dangerous… the instructions almost BEG you not to take it. Not at first, anyway. It says it SHOULDN’T be “first-line” treatment for the disease. When you consider how bad many of the “first-line” treatments are, that’s saying something. But instead of...
  6. STOP prediabetes from turning into diabetes in 2 easy steps!

    Make no mistake about it… They WANT you to get sick. They WANT you to have diabetes. And most of all… they WANT you to NEED their meds for the rest of your life! If you think that’s a wild conspiracy theory, I’ve got news for you, my friend. There’s a new study out right now that exposes the mainstream’s...
  7. MIRACLE CURE for chronic pain, RA, fibro, and more? [Shocking]

    MIRACLE CURE for chronic pain, RA, fibro, and more? You’re not going to BELIEVE what I’m about to recommend to you today. There’s NEW HOPE for millions of Americans facing the horrors of some of today’s most agonizing conditions. This cutting-edge treatment can help not only with some of the most complicated and difficult diseases in the world… It can...
  8. WARNING: Common autoimmune drug linked to deadly new risks

    If you watch any TV at all… you’ve almost certainly seen the ads. They show happy, active autoimmune patients bouncing through life without a care in the world -- thanks to the magic of tofacitinib (a.k.a. Xeljanz). Just pop a pill or two, and you’re off to climb the Himalayas… audition for the NFL… skydive with the Army Rangers… wrestle...
  9. EVERY senior facing heart risk needs these 2 nutrients ASAP

    Here it is: absolute proof that following mainstream medical guidelines will DOOM you to pain, misery and an early death. We have new research that now PROVES two critical nutrients work in the most desperate of all patients. Not just in folks hoping to avoid heart disease… But in people who already have it… they can CUT the risk of...
  10. Do acid reflux drugs pack the world’s most DEVIOUS side effect?

    Here’s a question for ya today… If you got on a plane and the pilot announced it was a “largely safe” aircraft… and that he has a record of landing intact “for the most part”… what would you do? I know I’d calmly get up from my seat… and walk right back out the door and straight to the rental...
  11. Mainstream now admits THIS can beat diabetes [MAJOR turnaround!]

    It’s time to update that old saying about fooling some of the people, some of the time… At least when it comes to diabetes. No one’s being FOOLED by the mainstream anymore! They’ve figured out the truth: You can STOP, REVERSE, and even CURE this disease… And you can do it without drugs. I’ll tell you EXACTLY how in a...
  12. [REVEALED] Scary new risk of joint replacement surgery

    Thinking about replacing a joint? When you hear the latest news, you might want to think again… The feds just admitted that there’s a MASSIVE problem with the replacement parts. They’re NOT giving you some kind of Bionic Man upgrade, with a shiny new knee that’ll make you better… stronger… faster. The FDA warns that you might get something else instead...
  13. [BUSTED!] Pain ‘advocates’ caught hiding an ugly secret

    Well boo-hoo-hoo! Some of today’s “top experts” on pain are practically WEEPING in public… but it’s not because of pain. No, it’s because several “pain groups” – organizations that claim to advocate for patients with chronic pain– are going belly-up. “Oh no!” the experts are weeping. “Who will speak for the pain patients now???” But don’t break out the tissue...
  14. [URGENT] Popular sleep meds in DEADLY new link

    It’s a lesson in how NOT to warn Americans about a dangerous drug! There’s an entire class of medication out there… taken by millions of Americans, especially older folks… nearly every single night for sleep. A new report finds… they’re ALL poisonous. ALL of them.EVERY… LAST… ONE. THAT should be the headline, right? Of course, that’s NOT how they covered this. The...
  15. Breakthrough CRACKS the ‘Alzheimer’s code’… and helps SAVE your brain from these ‘killers’

    If you feel your memory getting worse… or find you’re more easily confused than you used to be…  The mainstream has ALREADY failed you.   Most docs are getting it all wrong (even if they mean well) – because Alzheimer’s drugs simply DO NOT WORK.   But I’ve uncovered a MAJOR medical breakthrough – one that can help REVERSE memory issues.  This...
  16. [WOW!] NEW vitamin can power your internal batteries and SLOW aging

    Move over ABCs… There’s a new nutrient in town -- and it just might be the most POWERFUL one yet! Cutting-edge research reveals how a single compound… locked inside hundreds of plants as well as green tea… could give you the upper-hand against aging. And when I say upper-hand, I mean this stuff could help you with just about EVERYTHING you might...
  17. Feds admit: Skin-protecting sunscreen might be POISONING your body!

    The feds just issued a HUGE confession. They admitted that the sunscreens they’ve been URGING you to rub all over your bare bod are shockingly… horrifically… and demonstrably unsafe. The FDA now admits that common sunscreen chemicals… including some linked to CANCER and other risks… can penetrate the skin and slide inside your body. And they can rapidly reach alarming levels. Fortunately...
  18. [BUSTED!] New exposé reveals Coca-Cola’s ‘science’ is going FLAT

    Coca-Cola is NOT honest and straightforward when it comes to science??? Omigosh, SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!! A new report just out finds the carbonated beverage company is funding “research”… But it’s under shady terms that allow it to essentially control what gets out. Coke is KILLING any results it doesn’t like! Not exactly the scientific method at work there. But, I...
  19. Could Big Pharma’s constipation ‘cure’ make you want to OFF yourself? [Scary]

    I’ve heard of plenty of ways to describe constipation. Painful… frustrating… exhausting… embarrassing… and a few I can’t print here! But I’ve never – not once – heard anyone say they’ve thought about KILLING themselves over it. But if you take the new gut-clearing med, that’s EXACTLY what could be running through your head! That’s an ACTUAL RISK linked to...
  20. Could you be pronounced DEAD too soon… just to get your organs?!

    It’s like a scene out of a crime thriller… You wake up in a bathtub full of ice -- with one of your kidneys missing. Except this ain’t a movie… and there’s a good chance you’ll NEVER wake up. Hospitals are in such a rush to harvest organs from donors that in at least some cases, they’re trying to pop the...