Herbs & Supplements

The variety of vitamins and natural supplements available today can be confusing and overwhelming. The NorthStar blog on herbs and supplements provides the latest updates on what's out there, what works, what doesn't and why.

  1. Is Big Pharma using coronavirus… to ROB you?!

    They ought to lock these criminals up… and throw away the key!

    The world is absolutely PANICKING over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

    Americans are DESPERATE for anything that can cure or even treat the disease.

    It’s SO BAD now that you can’t even buy a roll of toilet paper… as terrified shoppers stock up like the apocalypse is upon us.

    And what’s the drug industry doing?

    They’re NOT stepping in to help… they’re NOT out to ease our fears

    And they’re NOT following up on a cheap, easy, and already-available treatment that’s showing promise in China. 

    They’re using this panic to ROB US BLIND!

    The multi-billion-dollar BOONDOGGLE

    I’m sure you’ve read all the breathless media reports about quick action by the government as Congress allocated $8.3 billion to fight the spread of coronavirus.

    More than $3 billion of it is a big, wet kiss to Big Pharma – a massive infusion of cash to pay for the development of drugs and vaccines.

    All that, when the most promising treatment of all already exists… and is super cheap!

    It’s so promising… it’s already become the OFFICIAL recommended treatment in Shanghai!

    Yet instead of researching this potential game-changer

    The drug industry has its hands out for YOUR money.

    If they develop something with it, care to guess who owns it?

    Not you!

    Big Pharma will not only own it… the bill specifically allows them to make BILLIONS in profits from it, too.

    See, the bill states that anything they make for coronavirus must be “affordable in the commercial market”… but never defines what that is.

    What’s more, the bill also says the feds can’t delay the development just to keep it affordable.

    Quite the Catch-22 there!

    One likely way they’ll “solve” that by requiring insurers including Medicare cover the shots and treatments. Then, they can charge whatever they want… while still claiming it’s “affordable,” since you’ll just have to kick in your copay.

    But let’s run some numbers…

    If they manage to vaccinate half of America at $100 a pop, that’s a $16 billion windfall.

    If it’s a $1,000 a pop – and who’s to stop them, really??? – that’s $160 billion.

    Yet a cheaper potential therapy is hiding in plain sight.

    In China, multiple trials are under way right now on intravenous vitamin C therapy for coronavirus.

    It’s not a certainty that it works – that’s the point of the trials, of course – but the results so far are so encouraging, Shanghai isn’t wasting time.

    They now recommend it.

    Here in America, here’s what I would do if I were concerned about coronavirus…

    I would not panic, and I would not hoard toilet paper.

    If the disease really IS spreading rapidly, then the best place to catch it would be standing in the middle of a packed supermarket or bulk store!

    More importantly, I’d boost my vitamin C.

    I’d take about as much as I could without getting gassy, a number that varies from person to person. Start with smaller doses more frequently, such as 500 mg several times a day.

    If you get sick… if a loved one gets sick… demand IVC.

    They might look at you like you’re nuts…

    But since it’s perfectly safe… and you’re not REJECTING any mainstream care… they’ll likely play along.

    If they resist, point to the work being done in China, where cases are now mercifully leveling off.

    Seems to me they’re onto something!

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [Revealed] The flu-beating remedies they DON’T want you to know about

    Well, this has to be more than a little embarrassing for the mainstream…

    For YEARS, they’ve TALKED UP flu drugs as the best invention since canned beer and TV dinners.

    For AGES, they’ve insisted you need to take one of these things at the very first sign of a winter sniffle (and never mind that the side effects are often WORSE than the flu).

    But NOW, they’ve just been FORCED to admit what I’ve been telling you ALL ALONG.

    Those flu drugs work MUCH worse than they’ve let on.

    So, they’ve come up with a NEW plan for you – and of course, it’s NOT the proven natural flu-beating option I’m about to share.

    Nope – it’s MORE drugs!

    RELIEF from the flu, times two

    They’ve been pushing oseltamivir – a.k.a. Tamiflu – on sick Americans by claiming it’s the best and only way to BEAT an influenza infection.

    But now… whoops… they’ve quietly admitted…

    Well, guess it could be better.

    In fact, when combined with ANOTHER flu drug, favipiravir (a.k.a. Avigan), the results were 2-3X better.

    Sounds impressive… if you ignore the fact that the only way to improve by two or three times is if you weren’t all that good to begin with.

    But they just love it. Instead of selling you on ONE med, they’re selling you TWO – or who knows? Maybe more.

    And they make bank on every pill you swallow.

    Nothing like a little polypharmacy for the ol’ bottom line!

    The new study doesn’t get into side effects, but you know the score on that…

    Twice the meds, twice the risks!

    Oseltamivir alone packs a few doozies – it can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, headaches, and more.

    And if you ALREADY have the flu, that’s not exactly making it BETTER, is it?

    If you REALLY want to get better… and of course you do… let me give you two options.

    They won’t DOUBLE your meds… or leave you DOUBLED over the toilet, puking your guts out.

    One you can get now, to have ready when you need it. The other you’ll need to get ASAP when sick from an integrative physician.

    • Echinacea: An echinacea-based remedy went head-to-head against Tamiflu in a 2015 study and matched it WITHOUT the side effects. Stock up on this stuff now so it’s ready when you need it – and take it at the very first sign of trouble. It often comes with elderberry, which is also great against flu.
    • IVC: Ordinary vitamin C is like a seek-and-destroy missile for viral invaders – but ONLY at the super-high levels you’ll get intravenously from a doctor.

    Now, the patients in that new study who got the two-drug deal were facing worst-of-the-worst-of-the-worst case scenarios to begin with.

    They were sick and getting sicker, suffering from respiratory failure and on mechanical ventilation.

    But that won’t stop them from pushing this combo on YOU when you’re suffering from a less severe case of the flu.

    When it DOES get bad, however, it’s what I call a “kitchen sink” scenario – a situation where they’ll need to throw everything in the room at it.

    But along with taking whatever they give you, ask for that intravenous C… because when it comes down to it, the C is more likely to get you back on your feet than all that other stuff combined.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. [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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Dodge deadly drugs with the 3 most ‘dangerous’ natural cures

    If a SINGLE PERSON taking a vitamin suffers from a side effect, it’s treated like a national emergency. They launch a RECALL. They demand INVESTIGATIONS. They alert the MEDIA. But now, a report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has exposed the truth about supplements. There’s nothing safer! In fact, the three “worst” natural therapies… the “most dangerous” ones of all…...
  8. [Breakthrough] WIPE OUT pain with this ‘miracle’ oil

    It’s the latest craze in healthcare… a proven natural therapy for everything from pain to cancer. But it’s pretty much doomed already. It’s got FOUR big “problems” working against it … It’s safe. It’s cheap. It’s effective. It’s natural. Now, I know that none of that SOUNDS like a problem. Of course, It’s NOT a problem for you –  but it’s a BIG problem for Big Pharma! If it ain't...
  9. [Shocker] The only thing ‘complicated’ about your diabetes is your MEDS!

    There’s a health crisis hiding in plain sight. Nearly EVERY doctor has SEEN it… yet almost NONE have been able to RECOGNIZE it. And even those who know something’s wrong can’t explain it. But I can… Millions of Americans with diabetes are quietly suffering from a debilitating nutritional deficiency. Docs CAN easily test for it, but almost none DO. It’s time to...
  10. The flu med your doc is pushing on you could make you SICKER

    So many people suffer needlessly every winter… And here’s why. The TOP reason so many people suffer with the agonizing symptoms for days on end… is that we don’t recognize those first warning signs. Sure, it FEELS like something’s wrong… But early on, the flu can masquerade as something more minor. By the time we realize we’ve been bitten by...
  11. New research finds omega 3s and vitamin D are vital for lupus patients

    Dear Reader, The Lupus Foundation of America calls the disease a "cruel mystery." But what's really mysterious here is how in the world two natural, safe, and effective treatments for this autoimmune disease keep being left in the dust... while risky meds continue to sell like hotcakes. One thing is very clear: If you or someone you love is suffering...
  12. The Dangers of Natural Supplements

    supplements naturalHave you seen the recent sensational headlines about natural supplements sending people to emergency rooms in staggering numbers?

    They certainly caught our attention. So we read more.

    Sure enough more than 23,000 emergency room visits are caused by supplements every single year.

    The headlines definitely had our attention. So we read more.

    They certainly got us to read their articles, I’ll concede that point and give them credit for it.

    But I’m also glad that I took the time to read the information presented and didn’t just take the headline at face value. Continue reading

  13. What to Watch for When Buying Supplements

    Buying SupplementsSupplement Interactions: What to Watch for When Buying Supplements

    When most people decide on which supplement to take, they focus on how it can improve their health. And that’s fair.

    You’re taking supplements to make you healthier, after all. But supplement interactions with other drugs is important to consider as well.

    The last thing you need is for one of the supplements you’re taking to exacerbate another – often entirely unrelated – condition.

    In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the most common supplements people take – and the supplement interactions you could be facing.

    Astaxanthin – If anyone ever truly finds a fountain of youth, I’d be willing to bet it includes astaxanthin. That’s how amazing this anti-aging supplement is. You’re still going to want to be on the lookout for these supplement interactions, though. If you’re taking blood thinners, blood pressure, or blood sugar medications, talk to your doctor about taking astaxanthin. Because it can lower all of those on its own, it may cause unhealthy drops when combined with medications. It also has the potential to lower serum calcium levels, so use caution taking astaxanthin if you have osteoporosis, or other calcium-related conditions. Continue reading

  14. A consumer’s guide to buying supplements

    Buying health supplementsIt seems like every time you turn around someone is touting a new breakthrough…or pitching a new product…or telling you to take this pill, or drink this powder.

    There are more bottles than you can count on your shelves, or in your medicine cabinet.

    Heck, entire stores are devoted just to selling supplements.

    It can be overwhelming.

    That’s why we've created the NorthStar Nutritionals’ Guide to Buying Supplements – to help you figure out what you need, what you don’t, and how to navigate all the options to find the best choices for you and your health.

    This Guide to Buying Supplements has 2 major sections, to better fit your needs.

    If you've never bought a supplement before, but want to, start with Section 1. In this section, you’ll learn the basics of buying a supplement from identifying what supplement you should be taking, to learning how to test if you’re actually getting anything from your morning pill.

    If you are only looking for specific ingredients for some of the most popular conditions, you might want to consider jumping to Section 2. We discuss 5 of the top reasons people take supplements, and what ingredients you should be looking for in order to address them. Continue reading

  15. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    Benefits of AntioxidantsPeople, especially health professionals, talk a lot about how important the benefits of antioxidants are. You hear things like “take this supplement because it’s packed with antioxidants” and “get your fruits and veggies” and even “eat every color in the rainbow.” It’s great advice. Too often, though, doctors and nutritionists stop at the advice, without ever explaining themselves. But since we don’t expect you to follow blindly, we wanted to make sure you know why antioxidants are so important… Continue reading

  16. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    RegeneCell IngredientsAging isn't just about getting older. There’s very little we can do about getting older, and truthfully, getting older can be a good thing. But we can fight aging – the tell-tale wrinkles, the more regular doctors’ visits, the ever lengthening list of specialists, even the physical changes. You don’t have to give into them without a fight. That’s why Dr. Mitchell Ghen developed RegeneCell – the single most comprehensive anti-aging supplement on the market.

    Dr. Ghen has brought together more than 70 of the most effective, most reputable anti-aging fighters to create the formula that will help you rejuvenate every system and every cell in your body! How did he do this? By identifying the 10 signs of aging – and then researching the RegeneCell ingredients you need to address every single one of them and more. Continue reading

  17. The sunshine vitamin may help reduce blood sugar and weight

    We already knew vitamin D was a superstar, but June sure was a banner month for the sunshine vitamin. Besides being linked to better blood pressure control and dropping your risk of an early death, new research finds that D could turn out to be the key to lowering your blood sugar AND your weight.

    It turns out that the sunshine vitamin treatments act on the brain to improve both weight and blood glucose control in the overweight, according to an animal study presented at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago. Continue reading

  18. Low vitamin D linked to high blood pressure and early death

    “It’s as plain as the nose on your face.”

    My grandmother always delivered this little gem with a twinkle in her eye when I found myself struggling to wrap my noodle around something that should have been as obvious as…well… the nose on my face.

    It used to make me cringe. But I must admit that lately—when it comes to the obvious importance of vitamin D—I often feel like yelling it from the rooftops.

    Because, let’s be clear, low vitamin D could really affect your health. And this already obvious fact is becoming more and more obvious with each passing day. Continue reading

  19. Is RegeneCell A Scam? The Truth Behind this Premier Antioxidant

    Is RegeneCell  A Scam?In this day and age, we understand why people ask a question like this one. But in this case, knowing everything we know about RegeneCell, the question kind of makes us laugh.

    Why?

    Because not only is RegeneCell not a scam, it’s one of the ultimate anti-aging products available anywhere.

    What Is RegeneCell?

    But it’s not enough for us to tell you there’s no RegeneCell scam – we have to prove it. And we understand that. So let’s look at what RegeneCell is. Continue reading

  20. Dr. Ghen & RegeneCell – The Only Anti-Aging Team You’ll Ever Need

    RegeneCell Anti-Aging SupplementWhen researching anti-aging products, like RegeneCell, you've probably noticed the name Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

    Or maybe when reading about RegeneCell, you've run across his name. It makes you wonder - just who is Dr. Ghen, and what does he have to do with RegeneCell?

    Let’s take a closer look at RegeneCell and Dr. Ghen, both…

    Continue reading

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