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  1. 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 do you in.

    And new research reveals how you might accidentally give it the opportunity it’s looking for.

    No, not by going out into a crowd…

    But by simply staying home… and TAKING your “medicine.”

    Specifically, the PPI drugs millions of Americans turn to daily for acid reflux.

    Today, I’ve got a way OFF this crazy train.

    You can use this period of “isolation” to wean yourself AWAY from reflux meds… and ONTO a better, safer, gentler option.

    It can ease the worst of it… WITHOUT putting your life on the line!

    The TRUE danger of acid reflux drugs… EXPOSED

    As I’ve warned before, taking drugs to reduce stomach acid can turn your gut into a walking germ-farm.

    You could be silently breeding an entire colony of dangerous bacteria

    And a new study shows just what’s on the line right now.

    Taking reflux meds… especially PPIs… can increase your risk of having multi-drug resistant germs by 74%.

    “MULTI” as in these germs won’t just resist ONE drug the docs throw at it if you become sick…

    But multiple OTHER drugs, too. 

    That’s bad news in even the BEST of times. But right now… with U.S. hospitals overflowing with sick Americans… getting sick could mean you won’t get the attention you need.

    Also, let’s face it: A hospital or medical office full of sick people is the LAST PLACE you want to be right now!

    Fact is, you probably never needed these drugs in the first place.

    Even the medical mainstream acknowledges that 70% of patients given PPIs don’t actually need them.

    I’d say that number is even higher… MUCH higher…

    Because I haven’t encountered a case of reflux yet that couldn’t be TREATED… REVERSED… and even CURED without medication.

    First, for quick relief from the boiling, bubbling reflux agony, turn to licorice root – but not just any form. You want the one that has glycyrrhizin removed… or “deglycyrrhizinated licorice,” which you can more easily find under the name DGL.

    And second, take steps to manage the long-term cause of the problem. I find many people get over their reflux/heartburn with a combination of acidophilus supplements and digestive enzymes.

    That should do the trick for you, too…

    But if it doesn’t, get yourself tested for other potential causes of reflux -- including a previously undiagnosed physical problem, like an ulcer, and/or hidden food sensitivities/allergies.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [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, I’m here today to set the record straight with the inside scoop on some of the biggest MYTHS and MISTAKES in circulation right now.

    The TOP 4 biggest coronavirus myths… EXPOSED!

    #1 MASK ABOUT-FACE: C’mon, you knew they were LYING about this from Day 1, when they claimed “masks won’t help” and told people to STOP buying them. They later had to BEG for masks -- y’know, the ones they just said didn’t work.

    Truth is, N95 masks can protect you – but only when worn properly. If it makes you feel good to wear a plain ol’ cloth mask instead, I won’t stand in your way.

    But the question has to be asked… if they’ve been LYING about masks, what else are they HIDING from us???

    #2 NO TREATMENT: They keep saying there’s ZERO treatment for COVID-19. But while there’s no OFFICIAL treatment, experts are testing multiple therapeutics, some of which show some promise.

    Even mainstream doctors – including those at the Northwell Health hospitals in New York – have seen encouraging results from intravenous vitamin C, which docs also used with some success in China.

    #3 SHELTER IN PLACE: I’m not saying it’s time to go to the movies or the mall right now (not that any of them are open). OF COURSE you should keep your distance from crowds – but I’d say the same thing to some of my patients at ANY time, depending on their age and their general level of health.

    That DOESN’T mean you need to lock the doors… SHUT the blinds… and COWER in the dark basement. Not only will that stress you out – also bad for your health – but you won’t get the sun needed for the vitamin D that can arm your immune system.

    So, find a way to safely step outside and soak up some sun every afternoon. It’s spring. Don’t DEPRIVE yourself or your body of this incredible weather!

    #4 PREPARE FOR THE WORST: COVID-19 is a MILD infection 80% of the time. The other 20% may feel miserable… and there’s a high death rate in folks who are some combination of older and sicker to begin with… but this is NOT the “doomsday” germ the media makes it out to be.

    The simple act of washing your hands with soap and water is ENOUGH to protect you. What does that tell you??

    Taking vitamins and the immune-boosting supplements can help, too. So will following conventional food safety rules when you’re cooking at home or ordering take-out.

    Because the LAST thing you want right now is to get sick from ANYTHING that’s serious enough to send you into a germy hospital.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. [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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. [Flu Shocker] Vaccine failing at ALARMING rate!

    Here’s the LEAST surprising news I’ve heard all winter… This year’s flu shot’s a flop. It’s a failure… a fiasco… a… well, I think I’ve better stop the “f” words right there. When it comes to this vaccine, I have to keep my language in check – because the problem isn’t just that it DOESN’T WORK in many cases. It’s...
  17. WIPE OUT Alzheimer’s with the brain’s ‘master antioxidant’

    It’s like a confession… and a desperate cry for help… all at once. We’re STUCK… and we’ve got NOTHING! The medical mainstream is finally admitting that NONE of their drugs do JACK for Alzheimer’s disease. OK, so that’s mostly stating the obvious. After all, they’ve FLUSHED billions down the drain in the name of dementia research… and still have ZIP...
  18. [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...
  19. Don’t fall for this BOGUS safety alert about your heartburn [False alarm!]

    Americans are DITCHING some of the most dangerous drugs in the pharmacy… and turning to SAFER options for acid reflux. We should CELEBRATE that, right? Well, friend, you’d better believe the drug industry ISN’T celebrating. They’re in full-blown PANIC mode! See, they don’t look at the part where drugs for reflux such as PPIs are DANGEROUS. No, they’re only looking...
  20. ‘Brain drain’ drug risk is REAL… but they’re BRAINWASHING you to ignore it!

    Me? In a CULT?!?!? Never woulda pegged myself as a cultist… But that’s what the mainstream is calling me -- just for opposing statins, because they can cause memory problems and muscle pain. Agree with me? Welcome to the cult! A new report on the MedPage Today website for medical professionals claims we’re engaged in “fear-mongering.” Now, WHERE could we...