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  1. SECRET risks of flu meds – and how to STOP infection naturally

    The “flu drug” is SUPPOSED to make you feel better.

    Instead, you pop one pill… and you’re rushing to the toilet. 

    Because now… along with ALL of the nasty symptoms of flu… you’re puking your guts out.

    And maybe leaking out the “other” end, too.

    I’m not TRYING to gross you out (and sorry if you were just eating)… but that’s a REAL and COMMON side effect of the drug oseltamivir (a.k.a. Tamiflu).

    And it often comes as quite the shock to the people who take it… and even to many docs 

    It’s thanks to an UGLY trick used to help make this drug… and other drugs, too… LOOK better, safer, and more effective than they really ARE.

    See, they know you’d never TOUCH that flu drug… if you knew it could bring side effects worse than the flu itself.

     Who in the heck would??? So, they’ve found a way to cover it up…

    And today, I’m going to blow the whistle on this ugly scam.

    Stupid drug tricks that could HURT you and your loved ones

    You know the old medical motto…

    First, do no harm.

    Well, the drug industry has managed to turn that on its head.

    They’ve created placebos designed to hurt people!

    In the case of the flu drug, which causes nausea and vomiting, a new report finds they’ve cooked up a “placebo” that ISN’T inactive, like a sugar pill.

    They’ve slipped a little dehydrocholic acid into the mix, supposedly to mimic the bitter taste of the drug.

    But guess what: Dehydrocholic acid also causes gastrointestinal problems.

    See the issue?  

    When you do a study, you don’t just compare the effectiveness of a drug to the placebo. You ALSO compare the side effects 

    That gives people a true picture of what the balance is between benefits vs. risks.

    If, for example, a flu drug “works”… but causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea… a perfectly sane choice would be to SKIP the drug and just deal with the flu

    Why trade one form of misery for another?

    So, these researchers have worked to mask the drug’s side effects -- with a placebo that can cause the SAME side effects.

    After that, the med doesn’t look so bad, by comparison.

    Now, if they pulled that once… just once… it would be an OUTRAGE.

    But this has been going on… secretly… for decades!

    A new report in European Journal of Clinical Investigation blows the lid off this scam once and for all, revealing how drug trials slip ACTIVE ingredients in placebos to help cover up side effects.

    They’re supposed to explain the placebo via a 12-item checklist, but almost none of them bother to answer all 12 questions.

    Instead, they CONCEAL the placebo ingredients, so NO ONE can even figure out what’s inside the darned things.

     Just 8.5% of studies explained WHY they chose their specific placebo… and less than half named who provided it.

    You’re just supposed to TRUST them on all this stuff.

    Clearly, you can’t.

    In general, there are almost ALWAYS better options than many of today’s common meds.

    So, ask your doc about natural therapies that have passed studies -- with NO shenanigans.

    Case in point: the flu.

    That drug I mentioned earlier? When it went head-to-head against an echinacea-based remedy, the echinacea not only MATCHED the drug in terms of effectiveness… but had LESS THAN HALF the risk of side effects.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. ‘Failed’ Alzheimer’s med RESURRECTED… and could get approved anyway

    A new beta-amyloid-busting drug for Alzheimer’s?

    That’s what the media says… that’s what the drug industry claims… and that’s what the FDA seems hellbent on approving in a hurry.

    But don’t get your hopes up!

    This drug that’s being hailed as a breakthrough… is already BROKEN!

    I’ll put the pieces back together in a moment and give you the inside track on what could work instead.

    First, let me pull back the curtain and show you what’s REALLY going on behind those oh-so-hopeful headlines.

    Alzheimer’s drug scam has the media hoodwinked

    The drugmakers CLAIM they missed something last year when aducanumab FLUNKED a study.

    Whoops!

    Turns out it ACTUALLY works, they say… and now, this FAILED med is suddenly in the fast lane for FDA approval.

    Here’s the part they’re leaving out of those rosy headlines…

    It didn’t just flunk a study. It flunked SO BADLY… they pulled the plug on the research early.

    Believe me, drug companies don’t simply walk away from studies like that unless something is VERY wrong.

    So, you have to wonder just what in the heck’s going on here.

    We know they had two studies going on at once. One turned out to be positive. The other was negative.

    In the negative one, high doses of the drug led to WORSE symptoms… and FASTER decline!

    But somehow, the numbers didn’t change… but the analysis did.

    Oh, and the company behind it is being real sketchy about the safety end of the business, saying only that it’s “consistent with previous studies.”

    Given that the drug’s been liked to potentially deadly brain inflammation in the limited “previous studies” we know about, that’s not exactly encouraging.

    For one final trick, they’re cooking up a new study… one the FDA could use to APPROVE this drug.

    And it WON’T have a placebo.

    What are these people hiding??? I wouldn’t stick around to find out.

    In fact, you couldn’t PAY ME to try this drug… even if I was in desperate need of it.

    So far, there are two things very clear about Alzheimer’s disease:

    • The beta amyloid plaques targeted by this drug ARE linked to dementia… but clearing them out ISN’T the cure. Plenty of drugs have tried this, and they’ve all failed – including the new one. That fact that it magically “worked” after failing is beyond suspicious.
    • This is a modern disease – caused by something unique to modern society, almost certainly toxins in general (in food, water, etc.) and very likely in many cases linked to medications.

    If I ever had a loved one “diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” my very first step would be to ELIMINATE all drugs -- at least as much as possible.

    My guess is this move alone would CURE a not-insignificant number of cases, right out of the gate.

    If that doesn’t do the trick, next step is to rule out the mimics – conditions such as chronic Lyme, which can look like dementia so well that even the experts will misdiagnose it.

    And if you’re still stuck, I would take extreme action with your diet, including…

    • CUT OUT all hints of anything processed and anything with chemicals.
    • EAT ONLY organic, non-GMO
    • DETOX your GI tract with a cleanse.
    • TREAT undiagnosed yeast infections.
    • LOAD UP on essential nutrients for brainpower -- including ginkgo biloba, phosphatidyl serine, high-dose intravenous vitamin C, NAC, ALA, etc.

    Don’t just pick one of those. Do ’em all. And don’t even wait to find out what the FDA decides to do with this drug in their meetings this month.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years?

    REVERSE aging in your brain… and RESTORE up to 14 years? A sharper… smarter… and YOUNGER… brain?!?!? That just doesn’t seem possible, I know, especially if it feels like your mind is aging in fast-forward mode. But there’s a way to hit the PAUSE button on that process. And something even more incredible could happen, too… You could hit the...
  4. Big Food is PUMPING you full of these cancer-linked forms of iron [There’s a better way!]

    Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’re sharing this cherished day… and a nice meal… with those you love. Because by serving up a big ol’ bird at the dinner table, you could be sharing the BEST way to nourish yourself with an essential mineral… One that TOO MANY people are getting TOO MUCH of… and of the WRONG KIND. The science...
  5. The HIDDEN cause of RA… and the immune-boosting key to REVERSING it

    Rheumatoid arthritis? At MY age???? Hate to break it to ya, but… yep. You can get rheumatoid arthritis at just about any age, with the latest numbers showing that the average age of diagnosis is on the rise. It’s jumped by an average of nearly FIVE YEARS, so most people almost hit Social Security age before they’re even diagnosed But...
  6. [EXPOSED] The shocking TRUTH about America’s most popular heart drug

    They made a promise… and they LIED about it. What a shocker!  Statins were supposed to “change everything” by CUTTING cholesterol… and therefore BEATING BACK heart disease. Well, here we are… all these years later… and someone’s finally crunched all the numbers. New research reveals the truth about the drugs given to tens of millions of Americans for more than...
  7. How to FIGHT DIRTY against cancer… and WIN!

    Sometimes you’ve gotta fight dirty to win – especially when you’re fighting a dirty enemy. And inside your body, there’s no cell that fights dirtier than cancer cells. They use EVERY trick in the book to hide… grow… spread… and kill. But today, I’m going to give you the weapon you need to fight back… And it’s something that EVERY...
  8. The FDA just dished out TERRIBLE heartburn advice [Beware!]

    I’ll say one nice thing about the FDA. After all, we’re entering the season of giving. When the chips are down… times are tough… and it feels like everyone’s turning on you… I hope you have a friend in your corner who’s as loyal to you as the FDA is to its drug company pals. Right now, one drug is...
  9. Steroid shots for knee pain? Not after you read this!

    If I ever offered a patient a natural, non-FDA-approved treatment proven to hurt instead of help… The authorities would have me tarred, feathered, and chased right outta town. And rightfully so! Of course, I’d never do that. But mainstream docs get away with something just like that ALL THE STINKIN’ TIME! If you have arthritis, there’s a good chance it’s...
  10. EVERY senior needs this ‘repair kit’ nutrient to SLASH risk of death

    You have a repair kit in your closet… in the garage and/or shed… and I’m guessing one in your car, too. You no doubt have what you need to fix anything -- whether it’s a torn shirt, a broken pipe, a flat tire, or a creaky door. But what if I told you there’s a repair kit for your BODY...
  11. Sick of your low-salt diet? It’s probably not working anyway!

    You’ve heard the advice so often… you’re probably sick of it. And maybe you’re even TRYING it now… If only to shut your doctor up about it. After all, every time he checks your blood pressure, he nags you about it. He probably sounds like a broken record… Cut your salt. Cut your salt. Cut your salt. Cut your salt...
  12. Mainstream DISMISSES these 3 PROVEN memory boosters [Under attack!]

    The New York Times is out with a big exposé… and who do you think they’re going up against? They’re not going after crooked politicians… They’re not taking down corrupt business for stealing your hard-earned dough… And they’re not attacking Big Pharma for selling poison pills to desperate American patients. Nope. They’re going after your vitamins! They’re attacking the supplements...
  13. [WARNING] FDA signs off on DANGEROUS diabetes drug

    FDA signs off on DANGEROUS diabetes drug A major drug company has got a diabetes drug that’s so dangerous… the instructions almost BEG you not to take it. Not at first, anyway. It says it SHOULDN’T be “first-line” treatment for the disease. When you consider how bad many of the “first-line” treatments are, that’s saying something. But instead of...
  14. STOP prediabetes from turning into diabetes in 2 easy steps!

    Make no mistake about it… They WANT you to get sick. They WANT you to have diabetes. And most of all… they WANT you to NEED their meds for the rest of your life! If you think that’s a wild conspiracy theory, I’ve got news for you, my friend. There’s a new study out right now that exposes the mainstream’s...
  15. MIRACLE CURE for chronic pain, RA, fibro, and more? [Shocking]

    MIRACLE CURE for chronic pain, RA, fibro, and more? You’re not going to BELIEVE what I’m about to recommend to you today. There’s NEW HOPE for millions of Americans facing the horrors of some of today’s most agonizing conditions. This cutting-edge treatment can help not only with some of the most complicated and difficult diseases in the world… It can...
  16. WARNING: Common autoimmune drug linked to deadly new risks

    If you watch any TV at all… you’ve almost certainly seen the ads. They show happy, active autoimmune patients bouncing through life without a care in the world -- thanks to the magic of tofacitinib (a.k.a. Xeljanz). Just pop a pill or two, and you’re off to climb the Himalayas… audition for the NFL… skydive with the Army Rangers… wrestle...
  17. EVERY senior facing heart risk needs these 2 nutrients ASAP

    Here it is: absolute proof that following mainstream medical guidelines will DOOM you to pain, misery and an early death. We have new research that now PROVES two critical nutrients work in the most desperate of all patients. Not just in folks hoping to avoid heart disease… But in people who already have it… they can CUT the risk of...
  18. Do acid reflux drugs pack the world’s most DEVIOUS side effect?

    Here’s a question for ya today… If you got on a plane and the pilot announced it was a “largely safe” aircraft… and that he has a record of landing intact “for the most part”… what would you do? I know I’d calmly get up from my seat… and walk right back out the door and straight to the rental...
  19. Mainstream now admits THIS can beat diabetes [MAJOR turnaround!]

    It’s time to update that old saying about fooling some of the people, some of the time… At least when it comes to diabetes. No one’s being FOOLED by the mainstream anymore! They’ve figured out the truth: You can STOP, REVERSE, and even CURE this disease… And you can do it without drugs. I’ll tell you EXACTLY how in a...
  20. [REVEALED] Scary new risk of joint replacement surgery

    Thinking about replacing a joint? When you hear the latest news, you might want to think again… The feds just admitted that there’s a MASSIVE problem with the replacement parts. They’re NOT giving you some kind of Bionic Man upgrade, with a shiny new knee that’ll make you better… stronger… faster. The FDA warns that you might get something else instead...