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  1. Allergy relief NOT worth killing yourself over [Are they KIDDING?]

    It’s not just you…

    Allergies ARE getting worse.

    And they’re not just limited to spring anymore.

    MORE people are MORE miserable for MORE of the year -- including right now in summer, when allergies USED to at least tail off a little bit.

    Not anymore.

    But of course, the drug industry sees that as a chance to push MORE sales of MORE drugs!

    And today, I’ve got the scoop on another “more” they hope you never hear about… as the FDA has delivered a warning over a common allergy drug.

    Turns out it has MORE risks than you’ve been led to believe!

    But don’t worry… I’ve got a way to get MORE relief, right when you need it most.

    The BEST way to beat seasonal allergies

    Earlier this year, AccuWeather warned that the 2020 allergy season would start SOONER

    And last LONGER.

    Worse yet, folks who have grass allergies in particular “will face a long and severe season into summer.”

    It’s not just grass; the rest are worse than ever, too. In some parts of the country, ragweed season is now 25 DAYS longer than it used to be.

    That explosion of allergies has led to an EXPLOSIVE market for medication – and not just for antihistamines.

    More than 30 million Americans now take a prescription-based anti-inflammatory drug known as montelukast (a.k.a. Singulair).

    The FDA has a frightening new alert for all 30 million of them.

    Turns out the price for a breath of fresh mucus-free air could be… are you ready for it?… SUICIDE.

    They’ve added a black box warning to the drug’s packaging over the risk… and they’re telling docs to STOP giving it out so quickly and easily.

    They now say the drug SHOULDN’T be a first option… especially for people with allergies… and ESPECIALLY for people with mild symptoms.

    But guess what?

    It NEVER should’ve been ANYONE’S first choice for allergies in the first place! And it certainly NEVER should’ve gone into widespread use like this.

    This risk ISN’T new.

    This drug has a long and scary history of doing weird things to your brain -- and not just causing suicidal thoughts or actions.

    It can lead to depressionaggressionnightmaresheadaches… and more “severe neuropsychiatric symptoms.”

    Call me crazy, but there’s NO need for any of that – not when studies show OTHER ways to ease the worst of allergy season.

    Even if you seem to have allergies in EVERY season, you can try these 4 simple tricks…

    1. TWEAK your diet. Processed foods can make allergies worse, and gluten in particular can stimulate mucus to enhance the misery. On the flip side, spicy foods can CLEAR mucus… and local honey can help you build tolerance to local pollens.
    2. PURIFY your air. Get a good purifier with a HEPA filter and use it in spring, summer or whenever allergies strike. Some have a specific “allergy” setting to suck in pollens. Just remember to change the filter.
    3. GO herbal. Natural therapies including nettle, goldenseal, butterbur, and/or astragalus can all help. Some people absolutely SWEAR by them.
    4. LOAD UP on vitamin C. Try increasing your intake into the multi-gram range.

    There’s also one other option, but I gotta warn ya…

    Your doctor will absolutely HATE it!

    It’s homeopathic medicine – which most mainstream docs DESPISE and SWEAR it can’t possibly work.

    But it DOES… with a catch. In this herbal practice, there’s no one-size-fits-all remedy for allergies.

    It’s all based on specific triggers and symptoms – so, do a little research, maybe mix and match a little to find what works.

    For more help, speak to a naturopathic doc with experience in homeopathy.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. SCARY news about what’s ‘protecting’ you from sun damage

    THEY want you to live in fear.

    They want you to be scared of infections… science… and even each other!

    And they REALLY want you to be afraid of going outside.

    Well, friend, today I’m here to DIAL BACK the fear factor… and share the TRUTH about the great outdoors.

    It’s perfect for RECHARGING your soul… AND your body!

    But if you GIVE IN to the fear, you may NEVER get those benefits.

    So, let’s pull back the shades… let the sunlight in… and expose to the daylight what they hope you’ll never see.

    The TRUTH about SUNLIGHT and SUNSCREEN

    When I was a kid, no one ever flipped out over the sun.

    We were practically CHASED out of the house to go play for hours -- and no one ever BASTED us in thick layers of chemical goop over some bogus fear.

    I bet it was the same for you.

    Now, of course, they’ve got everybody BRAINWASHED into believing that you shouldn’t go outside without COATING yourself in sunscreen… and/or COVERING UP like “The Invisible Man.”

    But don’t FALL for it. And certainly don’t SLATHER that oily goo onto your own precious bod.

    Because a recent study shows what happens INSIDE YOUR BODY after your rub in that sunscreen.

    And if you ask me… it’s pretty SCARY!

    Scientists tested just about every common form of sunscreen: lotions, sprays, pumps, you name it. Each contained one or more of 6 common sunscreen chemicals.

    I’m talking about DANGEROUS chemicals… such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octocrylene.

    We haven’t known quite HOW dangerous they are to humans – especially since the FDA has long insisted that they don’t really get inside the body from the skin.

    So, they don’t need to be studied too closely… right?

    This latest study proves them wrong, wrong, WRONG.

    ALL 6 were quickly absorbed through the skin… into the body… and into the blood…

    And at levels far HIGHER than the FDA’s so-called threshold for action.

    That’s the limit where they’re SUPPOSED to require those critical safety studies.

    But get this…

    The study’s authors claim that “These findings do not conclude that individuals should refrain from the use of sunscreen.”

    Are you KIDDING me???

    That’s pure insanity!

    Some sunscreen ingredients have been linked to hormone disruption… and even cancer.

    And now that they KNOW they can PENETRATE your protective barrier… a.k.a. your skin… they want you to go ahead and use them anyway?

    NOPE.

    Everyone has different skin types and tones, so there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for safe sun exposure.

    But I’ll tell you what I do.

    First, if I’m going to be out for 20 minutes or less, I don’t put ANYTHING on.

    In fact, I take things off – as much clothes as I can get away with – to get the full effect of healthy sun exposure.

    See, sun exposure triggers 3 key reactions that keep you HEALTHY:

    1. STIMULATES vitamin D production
    2. ARMS the immune system
    3. ACTIVATES artery-opening nitric oxide.

    After 20 minutes, though, I DON’T want to burn… so I’ll retreat to a shady corner or head inside.

    If that’s not possible… like if I’m spending a day at the beach, park, or pool… I’ll use something like the old-fashioned zinc oxide or para-aminobenzoic acid sunscreens.

    You know PABA – that’s the stuff that’ll leave handprints on your body if you don’t put on right, and stain your clothes if you’re not careful?

    EVERYTHING has a downside, after all…

    And if my only other option is chemicals being SLURPED UP by my body… I’ll take a temporary hand tattoo and shirt stain any day.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. ‘Mystery’ illness… SOLVED! [But YOUR doc may be no Sherlock]

    You know something’s WRONG… And you feel downright AWFUL. But whaddaya get from your doc? MAYBE a shrug… and DEFINITELY a drug. Fact is, he has NO CLUE how to solve the mystery that’s PLAGUING you. But I do. See, DOZENS of today’s most debilitating symptoms often boil down to 1 simple culprit. To fix all of them… you’ve got...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. [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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. [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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...