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  1. [Scary] Your BP meds are LITERALLY poisoning you!

    When a germ in lettuce makes a dozen people sick, they sound the alarm… call the press… and launch a nationwide effort to hunt down every last leaf.

    But when it’s a common drug taken by seniors?

    Shhhhhhh! Don’t want to upset the patients (…or the profits)!

    That’s SERIOUSLY what’s going on right now.

    You’ve no doubt seen the headlines scattered here and there since last summer of blood pressure drugs being recalled.

    They’ve quietly added up… FAST.

    A new report finds 1 million Americans – mostly older people – have been given drugs that we now know were contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.

    That’s scary enough… but what we DON’T know is even scarier.

    Don’t risk cancer to lower your BP. There’s a better way.

    4-step plan to PERFECT blood pressure

    Now, there’s no way of knowing the REAL cause of the problem. They may not even know themselves.

    And what they’ve admitted so far is terrifying.

    The feds right came out and said these cancer-causing contaminants slipped into so many millions of doses of so many drugs for one scary reason…


    So far, they’ve found tainted batches of valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan… as well as their related meds.

    But who knows how many OTHER drugs have contained – and still contain – similar contaminants?!

    Clearly, the problem is WAY worse than some funky chemical just happening to kinda-sorta-WHOOPS! “slip in” to “some lots” of the drug.

    It's happening far too often for that.

    Think of it this way…

    If you’ve ever been pulled over for speeding… and gotten a ticket… you know darned well you weren’t the only one cruising over the limit that day.

    You’re just the one that got CAUGHT.

    It’s the same with these meds.

    ALL of them are toxic. Even the “known” ingredients – including the “active” ingredients that make the drug “work” – can be poisonous to your body.

    That’s true with or without contaminants.

    But you don’t have to face those risks, especially not for better blood pressure control.

    I’ve got four steps that can help you avoid going on the meds or – with your doctor’s permission – ditch them if you’re on them.

    STEP 1:Magnesium. Take 500-1,000 mg per day. Some people may need even more, especially if they’ve had ongoing constipation woes (yeah, I know we don’t like to talk about that).

    STEP 2: Lose Weight. Did you know that 75 percent of adult men and two-thirds of women are overweight or obese? It’s THAT bad, and it’s one of the biggest drivers of high blood pressure.

    STEP 3: Food Tests. Sensitivities to foods – including entire categories like dairy as well as “hidden” ingredients like additives, preservatives and sweeteners – can raise blood pressure. Tests can reveal what you need to avoid, and along with cutting blood pressure you’ll enjoy everything from better digestion to a sharper mind.

    Or maybe skip all three of these and go straight to…

    STEP 4: Home Monitoring. Between 10 percent and 50 percent of people with “high” blood pressure actually have NORMAL BP and need nothing at all. No drugs. No magnesium. No food tests.

    It’s called “white coat hypertension,” a fancy way of saying BP that rises in the doctor’s office.

    Simplest cure of all: Take your own readings at home, and let your doctor know what your real blood pressure is.

  2. [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 change that, because getting enough of this nutrient could REVERSE nerve damage… END chronic pain… and CURE dementia!

    The vitamin you don’t know you’re missing

    I was flat-out called a QUACK for something I did in my own practice decades ago…

    Giving out B12 shots.

    Way back when, everybody said that B12 deficiency was SUPPOSED to be rare.

    But I KNEW that something was wrong with my patients… and B12 often fixed it.

    In fact, B12 shots often became my go-to treatment for problems with energy and fatigue.

    Well, now, lookee here… because new research finally backs me up!

    The mainstream has copped to the fact that 1 in 10 diabetics who take the drug metformin are deficient in B12.

    Mind you, nearly EVERYONE with this disease takes metformin -- especially older patients.

    Here’s how high the stakes are if you’ve got diabetes…

    Low B12 can lead to nerve damage (a.k.a. peripheral neuropathy), a common complication of diabetes.

    Maybe it’s not a “complication” of the disease in some cases… but a side effect of the treatment!

    Low B12 can also lead to memory loss. Chronically low B12 can lead to SEVERE memory loss -- a.k.a. dementia or something that looks very much LIKE dementia to a doctor.

    Who’s most prone to dementia? People with diabetes. Some experts even call Alzheimer’s disease “type 3 diabetes.”

    But what if these folks aren’t suffering from dementia at all… but just from low B12?

    It’s CRIMINAL that this is not under urgent investigation.

    If you have diabetes now… and especially if you’re on metformin… you don’t exactly have time for them to figure all of this out.

    B12 is cheap and nontoxic. At the very worst, it won’t HARM you.

    I’ve got my money on the best-case scenario.

    B12 can replenish lost energyprotect nerves and reverse painful neuropathy… and maybe even help you reclaim your precious memories.

    I find oral supplements don’t work, as they often can’t be efficiently absorbed by the stomach.

    A shot of methyl-B12 is best, with sublingual tabs that dissolve under the tongue the next-best option.

    But don’t stop there.

    Over the long-term, work to get off your metformin… and all of the other meds they shove at diabetic patients.

    You can reverse this disease with a strict diet low in sugar… and a mix of nutrients in the care of a naturopathic medical doctor.

  3. The cancer SHOCKER that’s got doctors SPOOKED

    The mainstream is running scared! They’re NOT terrified of a new disease. They’re NOT worried about hurting patients with the side effects of their sickening meds. And they’re certainly NOT scared of an FDA slap on the wrist. But there’s one thing they’re absolutely terrified of… and they just admitted it out loud for perhaps the very first time. They’re...
  4. 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...
  5. ‘Devil’s secret’ helps you MELT up to 23 pounds in 8 weeks

    The new year is here… And you’re telling yourself that you’ll FINALLY take off the weight in 2019. But you’ve already tried exercising until you were ready to pass out… and following every fad diet under the sun. It hasn’t worked. But I GUARANTEE you’ve never tried this… I’ve just revealed the easiest… and most effective… way to lose weight...
  6. This Superfood REVERSES Aging

    If you love mushrooms, you’ve got lots of company. After all, mushrooms taste good… and they’re great for perking up a pizza or sassing up your salad. But mushrooms have also treated more patients for disease than you might believe. And the reason is simple – mushrooms learn to survive in some pretty tough environments. That means they develop specific...
  7. How to Get a "Super Senior" Brain (It's EASY)

    We all know people who seem to defy aging. No matter how old they get, their brains stay sharp as a pin. Well these "super senior" brains don't just SEEM different... they ARE different. New research has just uncovered some key differences in brains that seem to stay "eternally young." And here's the REALLY good news – there are some...
  8. Do These 3 Things RIGHT NOW to Keep Dementia Away

    For generations, the odds of getting dementia -- or hopefully, avoiding it – pretty much came down to luck. Essentially, you would get older and hope that most of your cognitive abilities remained intact. But no more. These days, researchers have learned that avoiding dementia is possible, and more importantly, relatively easy. The three keys to avoiding dementia include these...
  9. 4 Ways to STOP Musculoskeletal Pain in its Tracks

    If you suffer from short-term or chronic musculoskeletal pain, you know it’s often difficult -- or sometimes close to impossible -- to think about anything else. Every time you move or change positions, you’re reminded of your pain. And everything hurts. Before you know it, your day-to-day existence is affected by discomfort and pain. You make choices based on what...
  10. Study finds glyphosate levels in people up 1,200 percent

    Dear Reader, Do you have cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate, a.k.a. Roundup, inside of your body? How about your kids and grandkids? According to some new research, that's not just a possibility... but a probability. Some stunning findings have just been released showing that we're all being turned into walking test tubes in Monsanto's long-running experiment with this chemical. And doing...
  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. Don't Let Musculoskeletal Pain Dominate Your Life

    pain MusculoskeletalIf you’re suffering from short-term or ongoing musculoskeletal pain, you know how all-encompassing it can be.

    Every day, every position, everything can hurt.

    It’s easy to let your whole world be controlled by the discomfort.

    Decisions get made on what will hurt less.

    Plans get cancelled because you just can’t risk it.

    You know the routine, and you know it’s no way to live.

    But you don’t have to. We promise… Continue reading

  13. What is Warm Water Therapy?

    therapy warm waterEverybody loves an indulgence. And everybody loves an easy at home remedy that makes them feel better.

    Now, there’s something that combines the two – warm water therapy.

    In fairness, warm water therapy has been around for thousands of years, but we’re finally understanding how and why it actually works to ease stiffness, pain, and just about every other symptom of musculoskeletal conditions. Continue reading

  14. 4 Healthy Pie Recipes That Are GOOD For You

    Pie Recipes HealthyWho doesn’t love pie?

    Especially this time of year, when it seems like holiday tables are sagging under the weight of desserts!

    If only there were such a thing as a healthy pie…

    Well, guess what? There is!

    Not only are there healthy pie recipes, but there are ways to make your favorite pie recipes a little healthier without making many changes at all.

    Read on for healthy pie tips AND healthy pie recipes. Continue reading

  15. Eating Cheap: How to Feel Full on a Strict Budget

    cheap eatingWhen you’re on a strict budget, it’s easy to think that you can’t eat well.

    Because yes, organic foods cost more and fresh foods cost more – generally.

    But they don’t have to.

    You can eat healthily, well, and feel full even on a strict budget.

    It just takes a little planning and creativity. Continue reading

  16. Is SetraVida Safe to Use?

    safe setravidaThe most important question you can ask when looking at a new supplement or medication, even before “does it work?”… is “is it safe?”

    It’s the question we ask first, too!

    After all, it really doesn’t matter if something works or not if it’s going to cause bigger problems than the ones you’re trying to solve.

    So we respect the fact that you want to know if SetraVida is safe or not.

    Being worried about your health and premature aging is enough.

    You shouldn’t be worried about if the supplement you’re taking for it is safe, too.

    We’re always happy to revisit the question with you. Continue reading

  17. SetraVida Benefits: Help Activate the Longevity Gene

    benefits setravidaThe fountain of youth…

    Methuselah from the Old Testament…

    Dorian Gray and his portrait in the attic…

    For as long as there have been people growing older, there have been people trying to stay young.

    Longer, healthier lives has been the dream since the beginning of time.

    And now – the dream is becoming a reality. Because researchers may have learned how to activate the gene that could keep you younger, longer.

    That’s the SetraVida benefit we’re excited to share with you! Since researchers have learned this power, we’ve learned how to harness it.

    That’s right – SetraVida actually helps activate the longevity gene. Continue reading

  18. The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Dementia

    For generations, avoiding dementia – or not – was a roll of the dice.

    Essentially, you would get older and hope you kept most of your cognitive abilities in the process.

    But no more. These days, researchers have learned that avoiding dementia is possible, and more importantly, relatively easy. Continue reading

  19. Your Stuffy Nose Could Mean Something More

    It’s almost winter and that means it’s stuffy nose season.

    Colds, flu, dust, even allergies can all cause a miserable stuffy nose.

    But it could be something else, too. Something that’s supposed to help, not make it worse.

    To understand it, though, it helps to understand how and why your nose gets stuffy in the first place… Continue reading

  20. SetraVida Ingredients: What’s in the SetraVida Formula?

    ingredients setravidaImagine ingredients that can practically stop aging in its tracks.

    Because that’s what SetraVida ingredients can do.

    It’s a little heavy on the science but, please, stay with us, because it’s worth it to understand how the SetraVida ingredients work. Continue reading