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  1. Coronavirus hope from potential vitamin therapy? [Trials underway!]

    I’m sure you’ve read all the breathless media reports about quick action by the government as Congress has allocated BILLIONS of dollars for the coronavirus pandemic.

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

    Yet there’s ALREADY a cheapeasy… and already-available potential treatment being tested in China 

    The only problem?

    It’s not a drug. Big Pharma can’t get rich off of it.

    So, instead of researching this potential game-changer

    Big Pharma is putting all its eggs in a basket that it’ll not only OWN… but could potentially make BILLIONS in profits from, too.

    Fortunately, American MDs aren’t waiting for that ship to come in… and are taking a cue from Chinese researchers.

    Here’s what’s happening with the therapy that American docs are now starting to turn to.

    Beat the odds

    In China, clinical trials are underway to test using intravenous vitamin C therapy for coronavirus.

    It’s not a CERTAINTY that it works – that’s the point of the trials, of course.

    But they at least SUSPECT that IVC can improve the prognosis for those with severe acute respiratory infection associated with COVID-19.

    That makes sense, given how IVC can rein in an inflammatory response.

    And since one of the complications experienced by COVID-19 patients has been sepsis… and IVC is one of the three key ingredients in the “sepsis cocktail”… the science could back their theory up.

    Are they onto something?

    Well, it’s too soon to tell for sure.

    But even American researchers are now testing IVC in patients with the novel coronavirus, in hopes that it can help them somehow.

    In a clinical trial sponsored by the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, the hope is that IVC could help coronavirus patients STAVE OFF respiratory failure.

    That would mean they could maintain PLENTY of physical distance from a mechanical ventilator

    And according to a recent report published by The Washington Post, older COVID-19 patients who get put on one of those ventilators “usually” don’t survive.

    I’ll take this opportunity to point out that this clinical trial is NOT funded by Big Pharma.

    Don’t expect ANY of them to be – at least not anytime soon.

    Some American MDs didn’t even wait for the clinical trials to begin. Docs in NYC have been dosing coronavirus patients with IVC since March.

    Now, I’ve already shared with you how taking vitamin C supplements can help boost your immune system and shore up your defenses in the age of coronavirus.

    But this is a SPECIAL version of the vitamin – one that you can only get in a clinical setting.

    It’s perfectly safe

    And it’s not mutually exclusive to any mainstream care they throw your way.

    It COMPLEMENTS conventional medicine.

    So, they’ll likely play along… and provide this complementary vitamin therapy without too much griping.

    Even better, you don’t have to wait for it. It’s available right now at many hospitals and clinics.

    Compare that to the drugs or vaccines that Big Pharma is cooking up, which could take months or years to get to you… even as they work at “warp speed.”

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. SHORE UP your defenses by beating back sleeplessness and anxiety

    You’re so anxious that you can’t sleep

    And because you haven’t slept, now you’re even more anxious the next day.

    Sound familiar?

    Yeah, there’s A LOT of that going around right now!

    It’s a minor miracle that any of us are getting any sleep at all.

    And that leads to the ultimate irony.

    Your immune system DEPENDS on sleep.

    When you’re out for the night, that’s when your immunity army gets a chance to rearm itself… so it’s locked, loaded, and ready for battle.

    When you miss out on shuteye, it’s not just YOU that feels rundown and ragged.

    Your disease-fighting cells could be positively POOPED – exposing you to a HIGHER risk of infection and illness.

    So today, let’s take a look at how to TURN OFF the noise… and SHUT DOWN for the night.

    Sleep like a baby without a care in the world

    If all good things must come to an end…

    Then the SAME must go for bad things, too.

    As they say, “This too shall pass.”

    But until it does… the FIRST thing I want you to do is this.

    Pick up the remote… and turn the television OFF every now and again. (Or at least switch it to something other than news.)

    DON’T turn to meds for anxiety.

    Instead, try some nutritional therapy to help ease your worries… and ensure calm.

    I’m talking about…

    • B vitamins
    • calcium
    • magnesium
    • the neurotransmitter GABA, and
    • some herbal teas.

    Second, you’ll want to make sure you get those full nights of restful sleep that are so essential to helping your ward off disease.

    As with anxiety, many sleepless folks are popping pills.

    But the next day, sleep meds can leave you feeling hungover and, well, weird.

    And if you think you have anxiety NOW, just wait ’til you see the long-term risks of those drugs… which include everything from dementia to early death.

    There’s a simpler way.

    Once again, I want you to turn everything off – the lights, the TV, your cell phone, wifi, EVERYTHING. Make the room as DARK as possible.

    For an EXCELLENT sleep aid that’s natural, try that same GABA that can help ease anxiety.

    Need something a little stronger?

    You got it -- melatonin. The “sleep hormone” tells your brain when it’s time to shut down.

    I like the “spray” form. Since you don’t have to wait for your stomach to digest a capsule, it kicks in pretty much right away.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. BEDROOM BLUES may be hiding a DEADLY risk [Yikes!]

    You know the score by now... It’s not just about how LONG you live… Just as important is how WELL you live. Maybe even more so. Because if you’re not livin’ the good life every day, what’s the point??? And when it comes to the pleasures of life, there’s nothing BIGGER and BETTER than the ones that come in the...
  4. SAVE your aging brain with this all-natural super-nutrient

    Time to take my LEAST favorite cliché… and toss it in the trash. You know it… you’ve heard it… and maybe you’ve even used it yourself. “I’m not getting any younger!” Well, friend, guess what? That’s NOT always true! Time isn’t some relentless march down a straight line from the cradle to the grave. Now, the latest research reveals a...
  5. The SECRET infection risk of popular heartburn meds [Scary!]

    Everyone’s worried about one particular virus right now… But don’t forget about ANOTHER tiny threat. Because this one is MANY times worse… kills MORE Americans… and doesn’t give a whit about how well you “socially distance” yourself from others. You could have a dangerous type of bacteria HIDING inside your body RIGHT NOW -- just waiting for a chance to...
  6. [BUSTING MYTHS] The coronavirus scoop you WON’T get anywhere else

    It’s being passed around from person to person… reaching MILLIONS of Americans from coast to coast. And I’m NOT talking about the coronavirus! It’s the claptrap, misinformation, disinformation, and outright LIES floating around about the infection. And much like COVID-19 itself, the misunderstandings and mistruths are spreading rapidly through communities. It’s time to wipe out this “other infection” fast… So...
  7. The ‘SUPER HORMONE’ breakthrough that could help LIGHT your fire

    You know me by now… I’m NOT the type who likes to brag. But this time, I can’t help but crow a little… I’ve been working on something BIG – something I believe is a game-changer for ANYONE getting a little older. Not just my patients… As a guy who just hit the big 7-0, I’m in that group myself...
  8. Is it a stroke… or just your aspirin acting up???

    I don’t know what it’ll take to get people off the aspirin wagon. There have been WARNINGS… but the warnings were pooh-poohed. There have been STUDIES… but the studies were ignored. And there are about a gazillion people who can tell ya first-hand about the toll this drug takes on the gut… ripping up the walls like you swallowed a...
  9. How getting a flu shot could be BAD NEWS for avoiding coronavirus

    It’s the kinda thing where I have to laugh… if only to stop myself from SCREAMING! I’ve seen them yammer on about it on TV… and they’ve slipped into news articles, too. It’s even on The New York Times webpage about protecting yourself from the deadly coronavirus. Get a flu shot!   They know it won’t do a THING for...
  10. Dementia drugs FAIL new study – but there’s HOPE for you!

    They called it the last hope against Alzheimer’s disease. Not just ONE promising drug… But TWO separate medications… in development at the same time… each one set to attack the disease that 5.6 million older Americans are now living with. And now, we have the results. Both of them FLOPPED! Now, the mainstream says, there’s NOTHING in the works that...
  11. When NSAIDs could be the WRONG CHOICE for you

    The advice is confusing and frustrating – and right at a time when Americans need it straight. Instead, they’re left bewildered and even frightened. Can you take an NSAID like ibuprofen for a fever? Or is there ever a time when you might avoid it and try something… ANYTHING… else??? Well, friend, you’ve come to the right place today...
  12. [INSANE] Mainstream plots to DELIBERATELY expose you to MORE radiation

    There’s ONE THING standing between you and a potential case of cancer years from now…. So naturally, the mainstream wants to LITERALLY strip it right off your body! There’s a new push by the establishment to do away with the lead aprons used during imaging tests. They’re what’s supposed to stop stray radiation beams from going where they shouldn’t. During...
  13. Heart failure? Don’t let your doc prescribe you one of these ‘NEVER drugs’

    There are some things we ALL know we should NEVER do. You NEVER stick your hand in the lion cage at the zoo… You NEVER step out into a busy highway… Ad you NEVER stand between a politician and a microphone. If you’re a doctor, you’re SUPPOSED to know to NEVER give certain drugs to heart failure patients… Because some...
  14. 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...
  15. The drugs your doc should NEVER give you… but MIGHT anyway

    The worst kind of addiction isn’t a street junkie looking for a fix… And it’s not an American in pain struggling with opioid drugs. It strikes your doc… and EVERYONE else in mainstream allopathic medicine. They’re ADDICTED to prescribing meds you should NEVER get!  Even when they KNOW they’re bad for you… And the studies PROVE they’re more likely to...
  16. Big Pharma pushes scary drug for cognitive problems [YIKES!]

    It’s the kind of bird-brained scheme Wile E. Coyote might come up with. Just disguise some bird poison as an important and life-changing medicine… filled with hope and promise… And wait for Road Runner come along and eat it up. MEEP! MEEP! In the cartoons, you know the Road Runner’s never really fooled… But out in the real world, the...
  17. Could this common reflux drug GIVE YOU the ‘stomach flu’?

    In many parts of the country, the “cold” season is giving way to the “cold and wet” season… which will then be replaced by the “just wet” season. That means people will spend a LOT of time indoors… cooped up together… probably learning to recognize each other by smell alone over these next couple of months. But you could end...
  18. Diet drug in frightening cancer link

    Weight-loss drug linked to deadly disease Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… They cook up a drug they HOPE will make billions… and have NO CLUE if it’s safe or not. And the feds APPROVE it anyway!  Well, it’s happened again. They approved a diet drug BEFORE they knew it was safe. “But you gotta do more...
  19. Could the coronavirus cure the world’s looking for be RIGHT under our noses?

    Right now… as coronavirus rapidly spreads around the world… some of the leading minds in medicine are working desperately on a cure for this deadly disease. And so far, they’ve come up with… NOTHING! There’s NO treatment… NO cure… and NOTHING in the pipelines. But I’ve got what they don’t… A way to help save you and your loved ones...
  20. How to FIGHT the 5G a way that matters for YOUR health

    There’s a nightmare in the making right now – one we can SEE is about to happen. This is no joke… Some of the leading voices in science have even issued stark warnings over it. But it’s going to happen… and there’s not a darned thing ANY of us can do to stop it. We can’t, because it’s already here...