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  1. [Exposed!] How a CHEAP compound became an EXPENSIVE heart drug

    Here’s my new plan to make a million bucks…

    I’m gonna sell a HOT new drug that everyone will want.

    It’s gonna be a top seller because it’ll promise to SLASH the risk of death from two of the scariest bogeymen for heart patients:

    • heart attack by 40%
    • stroke by 60%

    When I say this drug will be HOT, I mean it… because that’s just what’ll be inside it.

    HOT SAUCE!

    Except instead of $2.99 for a bottle of Tabasco that’ll last for months, my “pharmaceutical” version of it will run for HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS a month.

    Think I’m crazy?

    What till you get a load of what the FDA just approved!

    All the benefits of a heart drug… WITHOUT the actual drug!

    The feds have once again expanded the approval for Vascepa, after studies found it cut the risk of major cardiovascular events by 25%.

    Good? Sure. That’s a solid number.

    However, Vascepa isn’t some truly life-changing drug created with cutting-edge science.

    It’s little more than an expensive synthetic version of one of the two main omega-3 fatty acids in plain ol’ fish oil – EPA.

    This “drug” runs about $300 a month.

    Most people don’t pay that, of course, since insurance may cover it. (No wonder premiums are through the roof!)

    But even if your share of the bill is a $25 copay… you’re STILL paying WAY MORE than you would for a basic high-quality fish oil supplement.

    In fact, a decent fish oil supplement will cost about $25 a YEAR -- not a month.

    And the supplement will also give you a whole lot MORE, including brain-saving DHA along with your heart-happy EPA.

    So… forget the drug. It’s not worth it at ANY price.

    Get some honest-to-goodness fish oil instead.

    And while I was kidding about making a hot sauce drug, I wasn’t joking about the benefits…

    One recent study found that eating chili peppers 4X a week will cut the risk of death from heart attack by 40%... and stroke by 60%.

    But don’t stop there.

    For the ULTIMATE heart-protecting, stroke-stopping, circulation-enhancing, life-preserving super plan, add these essentials to your routine (if you haven’t already):

    • 1,000 mg L-carnitine
    • 100 mg coenzyme Q10
    • 500-800 mg magnesium
    • 400-800 mg vitamin E

    None of these things will make anyone rich (at least, not until they give ’em the EPA treatment and sell a patented synthetic version as a drug).

    But they WILL protect your heart for just pennies a day.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. Frightening new UTI cure packs scary death risk

    It’s a scary infection… but somehow, they’ve just managed to make it even more horrifying.

    They’re out with a new treatment for complicated urinary tract infections.

    On the one hand, the powerful new antibiotic cefiderocol seems to work just great, essentially punching a hole in the cell wall of the bacteria that’s making you sick.

    In studies, it CURED 72.6% of patients, compared to just 54.6% given the older meds.

    On the other hand, if it doesn’t CURE you…

    It just might KILL you instead!

    It’s got a SHOCKINGLY high death rate, with the patients who need help most … those who’re sickest to begin with… facing the biggest risks of all.

    Since the drug is aimed at sicker patients in the first place, that makes for a crazy catch-22.

    Don’t take the drug, and possibly die. Or take the drug, and possibly die.

    But that didn’t stop the FDA from approving it!

    So today, let me show you the TRUTH about this drug, including when you might NEED it… and when you might NOT.

    And I’ve also got some other options that could help make sure you’re NEVER in a position where you’ll have to choose.

    The FYI on your UTI

     

    A normal – or “uncomplicated” – UTI is just what it sounds like.

    A run-of-the-mill, everyday, painful, but mostly common UTI.

    A “complicated” UTI is usually caused by the same germs… but “complicated” by the fact that you’ve got something else going on… from bladder issues to heart problems to other forms of illness and infection.

    It’s like when you go into the hospital and pick up a UTI while there. This is especially common if you’ve got a catheter, a.k.a. germ tube, poking into you.

    And that’s what this new drug is aimed at -- at least, on paper.

    But in studies, while some patients got protection, others dropped like flies.

    After two weeks, 18.8% of the folks given the new drug died, versus 12.2% of those on the older meds…

    That’s a 50% jump in deaths!

    After four weeks, 24.8% on the new drug died, versus 18.4 percent on the other meds… an increase of a third.

    Don’t want to face that risk yourself?

    Stop the UTI from turning complicated in the first place.

    If you’ve been prone to UTIs over the years, sugar-free cranberry extract and d-mannose can help make your bladder walls slippery…

    So the E. coli germs behind the infection can’t cling to it and make you sick.

    That’s NOT always possible, of course. And complicated UTIs can turn scary in a hurry.

    In fact, you may have NO choice but to take the drug… cross your fingers… and hope it kills the infection instead of killing YOU…

    Especially if you’re very ill… confined to a bed… and in need of a catheter (which itself is a UTI risk, which is why the most dangerous infections are the ones you get inside a hospital).

    If you’re NOT at that desperate stage of a scary infection, doctors may be willing to first try intravenous vitamin C, which spills into the urine and then kills off bacteria once it gets there.

    When it works, it works fast – sometimes immediately.

    So, you can make a decision quick on whether or not you may need to try the toxic drug.

     

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. [Finally!] Heal your gut wounds with this rainforest vine

    You’re WRITHING in pain… and SCARED out of your wits. Having an ulcer isn’t just painful… It can put you in the crosshairs for cancer! As if that weren’t bad enough, the drugs the mainstream offers put a target on your back for bone loss… And even dementia. That’s about as bad as anything can get. But you don’t have...
  4. [BULLETIN] Phony scare over natural heart supplement

    You don’t have to be a “Breaking Bad” fan to know the first move in the illegal drugs biz. You gotta wipe out the competition… any way you can. Well, turns out the LEGAL drug industry isn’t so different… They’re out with a whole new series of cholesterol meds… from expensive injections to cut LDL to pricey new synthetic fish...
  5. [Mainstream Mea Culpa] DITCH cough medicine for this Chinese concoction

    Ah, there it is… that unmistakable sound of the season. No, not jingle bells… But COUGHING all the way! Yes, friend, cough season is here. Odds are… at some point this winter… you’ll be hacking away. Even the feds say to stop trying cough medicine.   It just WON’T do the trick. But that doesn’t mean you have to put...
  6. Common scan can WRECK your kidneys [Yikes!]

    They’ll make it sound as easy as snapping a photo with your cellphone. “Just a scan,” they’ll tell you. “We’re just taking a picture to help us figure out what’s going on.” Sure, sounds good. But wait a minute… what are you sticking in my arm??? Yeah, the scans they like to send you out for these days… like MRIs...
  7. Will your next doctor appointment be INFILTRATED with MISINFORMATION?

    The room goes dark… except for a single, bare light bulb… shining directly into your eyes. “Are you taking any vitamins? How about herbs? Can you tell me about your supplements?” your doc asks. It’s an interrogation… masquerading as a “counseling session”! According to to a report in Medscape, your doc is supposed to tell you that you’re wasting your...
  8. DODGE sepsis death with this crazy… but PROVEN… concoction

    Every two minutes. That’s how often an American DIES of a devastating form of infection known as sepsis. By the time you’re done reading this, five more lives will be lost to it. Every year, sepsis is responsible for 1.7 million hospitalizations -- more than the populations of 11 U.S. states. But NONE of those people have to SUFFER… and...
  9. 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...
  10. ‘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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. [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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...