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  1. [SHOCKER] What’s REALLY hiding in your ‘organic’ food

    You’d think shelling out extra scratch for organics would give you BETTER… CLEANER… and SAFER food.

    You’d THINK that… but you’d be WRONG!

    In too many cases, that “ORGANIC” label screaming at you from the front of the package is little more than a SCAM – one that’s aimed at separating you from your hard-earned cash.

    In some cases, what’s inside those foods is nearly as bad as what’s in the cheap-o non-organic foods you’re trying to avoid!

    Now, a report reveals a completely ALARMING ingredient hiding in DOZENS… if not HUNDREDS… of packaged organic foods.

    The feds once admitted it SHOULDN’T be in there

    And they VOWED to order it out.

    Except they went back on that decision – and that means you and your loved ones could be at risk!

    How a promise from the government is worth ZIP

    The hidden ingredient, called carrageenan, is made from seaweed.

    So far, so good.

    It’s used to improve texture in foods and as a stabilizer in drinks. It’s found in processed foods… frozen foods… deli meats… and precooked chicken and other poultry products.

    But there’s a BIG problem with this stuff.

    Your immune system can think it’s a THREAT… and react with inflammation.

    And in some people, that can lead to serious health threats.

    According to the Cornucopia Institute, this particular form of inflammation could lead to:

    • inflammatory bowel disease (especially ulcerative colitis)
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • arteriosclerosis, or
    • cancer.

    One animal study found carrageenan in the diet can lead to colon cancer!

    But it’s not just the BIG THREATS you gotta worry about. This stuff can ALSO lead to the small-time miseries you’d just rather not deal with -- such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

    Some people who’ve had lifelong battles with diarrhea have found the problem VANISHES when they ELIMINATE all sources of carrageenan.

    This SHOULDN’T be an issue for people who switch to clean organics. In 2016, the National Organic Standards Board ruled that carrageenan be REMOVED from the list of acceptable “organic” ingredients.

    Except the USDA just backtracked on that.

    Call this a good reminder that slapping “ORGANIC” on any kind of packaged or processed food doesn’t magically make it better.

    In many cases, these supermarket staples are just OVERPRICED versions of the same junk you’re trying to avoid.

    Heck, many “organic” foods aren’t even from the United States. They’re shoddy imports from places like China… which aren’t held to American standards and aren’t as easy to inspect and investigate as domestic products are.

    And along with shady origins, a 2017 report found many foreign imports… including organics… are chemically FUMIGATED when they enter the United States.

    MMMmm-mmmm! Love them delicious chemical fumes! (Said no one ever.)

    And then there are the OTHER scams they pull.

    Look closely at the word “organic” on the label and you might find it really says “made with ORGANIC ingredients”… which really means that it’s only PARTLY organic.

    This doesn’t mean you should give up and buy junk. Just the opposite.

    Stick to organics -- but avoid packaged foods in general, no matter WHAT’S on the label.

    Buy FRESH… and buy LOCAL when you can.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. New diet study trashes ALL the foods you love! [GARBAGE advice]

    The American public is absolutely FED UP with years of nauseating diet advice.

    QUIT this… GIVE UP that… and don’t you DARE try to have a meal you’ll actually enjoy.

    If you wanna live longer… you have to practically eat like a monk.

    Well, friend, a growing number of Americans are waking up to the fact that you CAN have it both ways.

    You can live the GOOD lifeand live LONGER, too!

    So now, the mainstream is taking a different tact…

    Trying to FORCE the same diet of bland, tasteless, and unfulfilling foods on us… but with a different name.

    And they falsely claim it’s a matter of life or death.

    The RIGHT diet for a LONGER life

    This new study puts the low-carb diet to the test against low-fat and found… well… nothing.

    NO DIFFERENCE in how long anyone survives.

    On the face of it, the lesson seems to be THIS…

    It doesn’t matter WHAT you do, you’ll DIE just the same.

    But then… they started subtracting the one and carrying the two and pushing all the numbers around… well… you know the drill.

    You can Gitmo those poor numbers… and eventually they’ll SCREAM whatever you want them to do.

    After they made these “statistical adjustments,” they “discovered” that the real key is… you guessed it… cutting out animal proteins.

    Supposedly, low-fat or low-carb, either one doesn’t matter as long as you LIMIT meat and dairy.

    They say that cutting back on animal proteins on either diet will cut your risk of death from everything by about 10%.

    I always gotta laugh at least a little when I hear the phrase “all-cause mortality,” which is what they’re talking about here.

    I’ve been at this game longer than I’d care to admit… and I’ve NEVER heard of a diet, drug, or vitamin that can prevent ALL death.

    Sooner or later, SOMETHING’S gonna get ya!

    That’s why it’s more IMPRESSIVE to hear, for example, that doing this-or-that will cut the risk of heart disease… or diabetes… or cancer.

    THAT’S where I base my real decisions. And when it comes to those specifics, there’s really only ONE diet that’s gonna deliver on those promises.

    I’ve got my money on the low-carb diet – a.k.a. the one the lets you have the steak, eggs, and cheese.

    NOT the one where you’re stuck with peas and leaves!

    Here are 3 reasons why:

    1. It’s your best hope of AVOIDING diabetes if you don’t have it… and CONTROLLING or REVERSING it if you do… because eating carbs leads to sugar in the blood.
    2. Choking off that sugar supply can stop cancer from forming and STARVE tumors in-the-making. And if you already have cancer, it can help make treatment more effective.
    3. You’re more likely to lose weight… and less likely to suffer atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events.

    So, DON’T be fooled by the dopey mainstream hype that makes it sound like it doesn’t matter WHICH diet you pick.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. The SKIN-CRAWLING side effect of a popular diabetes drug [Ew!]

    The old saying is that they treat you like a number. But now, it’s even WORSE than that. They don’t even treat YOU – they just treat the NUMBERS! They’ve got their noses so deep in the chart with cholesterol… blood pressure… blood sugar… and everything else… That they barely even NOTICE the human being standing there. And if you...
  4. The SKIN-CRAWLING side effect of a popular diabetes drug [Ew!]

    The old saying is that they treat you like a number. But now, it’s even WORSE than that. They don’t even treat YOU – they just treat the NUMBERS! They’ve got their noses so deep in the chart with cholesterol… blood pressure… blood sugar… and everything else… That they barely even NOTICE the human being standing there. And if you...
  5. FDA cover-up… EXPOSING you to BIG risks? [Shocking New Report]

    If the FDA ever shut down… it would be an improvement! Because they’re not just FAILING to PROTECT you. No, my friend, it’s gone FAR past that point. These creeps are actively working AGAINST you… AIDING and ABETTING a massive Big Pharma fraud to rob you of both your dollars and your health. A new report blows the lid off...
  6. New Alzheimer’s ‘test’ raises hopes… but WON’T improve outcomes

    If the FDA were to debut a new slogan, it should be “much too little, way too late.” And if you think that’s an exaggeration… just take a look at their latest approval for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not a CURE. It’s not even a TREATMENT… It’s a TEST that’s supposed to help figure out who’s at the highest risk… But...
  7. Feds approve new back pain therapy – but don’t get ZAPPED just yet

    Tweak it, strain it, poke it, bang it, hit it… or just plain twist it around. I’m betting at some point or another… ALL of that’s happened to your poor, overtaxed back. And if you’re like me, you’re feeling EVERY SINGLE ONE of those old injuries act up as you get older. I’ll share how I get relief from my...
  8. Do you actually need to be taking this common med? [Study says MAYBE NOT!]

    It’s the question EVERY senior asks at some point… What happens if I just don’t take this pill???? Maybe you’ve even been tempted to toss one out… instead of tossing one down… just to see what happens. The mainstream wants you to think that if you miss a dose, you’ll drop dead. Well, my friend, that’s not NECESSARILY true. New...
  9. ‘Everywhere’ toxin can WORSEN dementia damage

    No one will TALK about it. They won’t even ACKNOWLEDGE it. And if you bring it up, they treat ya like a kook in a tinfoil hat. But there’s a hush-hush reason for the SURGE of Alzheimer’s disease… One that has NOTHING to do with ANY of the suspects the mainstream will usually try to blame. It’s NOT bad genes...
  10. Skin cancer risk PLUNGES with this vitamin trick [No chemicals needed!]

    We’ve all been told, repeatedly, that the ONLY way to avoid skin cancer is to avoid the sun. And if you DO have to go outside – ohmygod!!!! – you’d better SLATHER some poorly tested chemicals all over your body’s most sensitive organ. That’s right -- your skin. Well, friend, the mainstream may have gotten it ALL WRONG… Because the...
  11. New probiotics guidelines are a SMEAR campaign – to STOP you from taking them!

    They’re spittin’ mad now… steamed at YOU. The crime? You had the NERVE to take matters into your own hands… PROTECT your own health… and TRY something they don’t like. Americans are turning to probiotics -- including some you can find in things like yogurt and sauerkraut (just don’t eat them together, blech) as well as from supplements. Good reason...
  12. Big Pharma IGNORING shortages of cheap, life-saving meds? [Feds say YES!]

    When the history of the year 2020 is written, it’s NOT going to be the story of a 50-state nation rising as one to defeat a deadly pandemic. It’s going to be a story of millions of ordinary lives… disrupted in ways no one EVER expected! And you don’t have to be in a virus “hot spot” to feel the...
  13. Vitamin trick gets SURPRISING stamp of approval from mainstream expert

    Time to SHUT DOWN the haters… CHASE AWAY the “gloom and doom” narrative… and get a dose of something positive for a change. Scientists now believe they’ve identified a common factor among some of those who have survived the worst of the COVID-19 infections. It’s NOT just a matter of age… preexisting conditions… or even sheer, dumb luck. There’s something...
  14. Is a drug for your DOG hiding a CANCER MIRACLE?!?!

    They want you to TRUST them… LISTEN to them… and BELIEVE them… Especially when you’re locked in a life-or-death battle with cancer. And they really, really, REALLY don’t want you to think for yourself! “Trust us,” the mainstream experts all insist. “If there’s a better way to beat cancer, we’ll let you know.” Well, friend, that trust has been SHATTERED…...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ‘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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...