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  1. 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 body that just won’t listen to you anymore.

    Scarier still, most docs still don’t fully understand who’s at risk and who isn’t.

    So, it seems like it can strike anyoneanywhereanytime.

    But today, I’m going to help make it a fair fight.

    I’ve got a way to spot a key warning sign of Parkinson’s risk… and then a way to turn it around…

    BEFORE it has a chance to wreck you.

    2 birds, 1 stone

    This is gonna sound a little WEIRD. And it might even be a little ALARMING, too.

    But I promise you, it’ll all make sense in a moment.

    If you have arthritis, especially the “wear and tear” form, then you’re at risk for Parkinson’s.

    OA in the knees or hips will raise your odds by 55%

    While arthritis in OTHER joints will boost your risk by 30-40%.

    So, yeah, if you have THAT pain… then this is one MORE thing you gotta worry about.

    But don’t worry TOO much.

    There’s also an OPPORTUNITY hidden in here…

    A little chance to cheat so you can not only AVOID Parkinson’s… but maybe even get that joint pain under control, too.

    Because believe it or not, the reason for this link could be that they’re potentially caused… at least to some extent… by the same thing.

    Specifically, inflammation.

    As your joints CRUMBLE with osteoarthritis… inflammation levels RISE. It’s one of the KEY reasons (but not the ONLY reason) for that pain and stiffness.

    Now, if it were a brief injury, the inflammation would come, and then it would go… and then you’d be done with it.

    Think of it as a cartoon thumb after being by a hammer -- red, swollen, and throbbing at first, then back to normal in the next scene.

    But that’s NOT what happens in arthritis. The inflammation is a CONSTANT.

    It NEVER goes back to normal… and CONTINUES to crank out inflammatory compounds to spread it EVERYWHERE…

    Including into the brain, where we know chronic inflammation can be a component of Parkinson’s disease (and lots of other bad stuff, too).

    That means fighting inflammation COULD be the key to beating BOTH some of the pain and stiffness in the joints… and reducing the Parkinson’s risk spotted by the new study.

    There’s a promising compound called PQQ (or pyrroloquinoline quinone), which has shown to reduce arthritis inflammation. And, wouldn’t you know it, it may also help protect against neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

    Some of the best studies so far have combined PQQ with resveratrol and quercetin for maximum all-over benefits… such as helping to restore the mitochondrial function that slows as we grow older.

    That energizes cells… and can give you an edge against aging and all that comes with the turf.

    In addition, avoid inflammatory foods as well as processed foods with toxins for maximum protection for both body and mind.

    In Your Corner,
    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. 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.

    It’s in your stomach!

    Millions of Americans are following a key piece of diet advice that the medical mainstream has been HAMMERING into us for DECADES now.

    And it’s having an absolutely DEVASTATING effect on people prone to migraines.

    But it’s not all bad news…

    Because new research shows it’s not too late to UNDO the damage.

    And once you turn it around… you can get the REAL and LASTING relief you’ve been BEGGING for.

    Is this ‘diet swap’ the TRUE cause of your migraines?

    Somewhere along the way, lard was replaced with shortening… and then shortening was replaced with vegetable oil.

    Now, I’m not saying lard is PERFECT (although it’s certainly not as bad as they’ve made it out to be).

    But those replacements over the years have been far, far WORSE on any number of levels…

    As shortening and vegetable oils turned out to be loaded with artery-clogging trans fats (even today’s “trans fats free!” versions often still have some).

    Now, the new study reveals one more way allegedly “healthy” vegetable oils can lead to medical misery.

    They can TRIGGER those migraines.

    The MORE of them in your diet… the MORE pain you can expect.

    But the same new study finds one simple change can turn things around in a hurry…

    Delivering FEWER headaches and LESS pain.

    Researchers gave 182 patients struggling with frequent migraines one of three diets.

    The first had the usual high levels of cruddy vegetable oils… and of course it led to the usual levels of pain.

    But the other two diets turned the ratio around. Both of them reduced the intake of vegetable oils.

    One just boosted levels of omega-3 fatty acids

    And the other INCREASED levels of omega-3s… while REDUCING omega-6 fatty acids.

    BOTH of them led to dramatic improvements in migraine levels.

    The one with just the omega-3 tweak resulted in…

    • 2 FEWER raging headaches a month, and
    • 1.3 FEWER hours in pain each day, on average.

    The one with the better omega-3/omega-6 ratio delivered even BIGGER results, with…

    • 4 FEWER headaches a month, and
    • 1.7 FEWER hours of daily pain, on average.

    Overall, the two diets combined to cut that raging pain by 30-40%.

    You can try this for yourself easily enough by cutting back on vegetable oil with two simple steps:

    • DON’T cook with it.
    • DON’T consume packaged or prepared foods that use it.

    It’s that simple.

    There’s no special diet to follow…or books to read… or whatever.

    Just eat natural foods… built around proteins, fats (like lard), and dairy (like butter) from fish and grass-fed animals

    And your omega-3/omega-6 ratio will swing right back into balance.

    A natural diet will also help you avoid the chemical additives in processed food that can trigger migraines.

    If that doesn’t work, a naturopathic doctor could help put you on an elimination or rotation diet… which could help identify food allergies that might be the hidden culprit behind your migraines.

    Taking a B complex could also cut migraine frequency IN HALF…

    And butterbur has been shown to help cut the FREQUENCY and SEVERITY of migraines, too.

    In Your Corner,
    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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…...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. [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...
  10. 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...
  11. [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...
  12. 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...
  13. [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...
  14. 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...
  15. REAL relief from fibromyalgia pain and fatigue [FINALLY!]

    Want to read your doctor’s mind? Just read his prescription pad! If he gives you an antibiotic… there’s a good chance he has NO IDEA what’s wrong but is hoping it goes away in a few days. If he gives you a painkiller… he’s saying he can’t actually FIX the pain… but, again, is just biding time to see if...
  16. Is this the NEXT pandemic? [Here’s how to BEAT it!]

    They fill our heads every single day with DOOM… GLOOM… FEAR… and DESTRUCTION. And if you listen to the manipulative politicians and their lapdogs in the media… NONE of it EVER gets any better! They want us COWERING in fear… so we OBEY their endless nonsensical commands. Well, friend, new research reveals the TRUE toll of a nation on constant...
  17. Top 2 supplements… UNDER ATTACK by mainstream [Again!]

    Imagine attacking a dog for NOT being cat… slamming a book for NOT being a record… Or hating your food for NOT being clothes… Nuts, right??? Of course it is. Yet that’s the nutty new hit job on supplements from the mainstream! They’re attacking 2 of America’s favorite nutrients for FAILING to do something they weren’t really meant to do...
  18. BEAT post-cancer pain… WITHOUT a painkiller!

    I don’t think there’s ANYONE on the planet pushed through more misery than cancer patients. They’re manipulated… sickened… beaten down… and outright abused. And I can say one thing for sure after over 4 decades in medicine… It’s NOT because of the disease! It’s the mainstream treatments for it… And how cancer docs treat their patients like walking ATMs. Cancer...
  19. [URGENT] How QUITTING an opioid could WRECK your health

    They rushed to get you ON the painkillers… and now they’re rushing to get you OFF. And in both cases, they’re not only WRONG… They’re leading to TRAGIC consequences for America’s seniors, who are caught in the middle of an increasingly BIZARRE and totally UNSCIENTIFIC approach to pain. Yes, friend, this one’s about the opioid drugs that have sucked the...
  20. [New Report] The danger that’s hiding in your own medicine chest!

    The establishment will NEVER miss a chance to threaten… cajole… and manipulate the masses when it comes to vitamins, supplements, and other natural therapies. The media dials up the fear factor… Mainstream doctors warn against them… And the feds issue nonsensical threats over them. But a new analysis of calls and cases from the American Association of Poison Control Centers...