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  1. [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 oil to cut triglycerides

    But they’ve run into one little problem.

    Niacin.

    This natural B vitamin can:

    • SLASH triglycerides
    • CUT levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
    • RAISE levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol
    • STOP arteries from hardening

    And it costs about 2 cents a day.

    No wonder they’re attacking it!

    But don’t quit your niacin yet – because there’s more to this report than meets the eye.

    Behind the ugly new attack on niacin

    They’ve practically declared war on niacin, with a scary new claim that it’ll make you nearly blind from a form of vision loss called “niacin maculopathy.”

    But hold on a sec… this declaration is NOT based on a “study.”

    It’s a single person who took high doses of niacin.

    They’re treating this new report – a SINGLE PATIENT, mind you, NOT a study – as some kind a HIGH ALERT scenario.

    They’re publicizing the heck out of this thing… putting it on the front page of Medscape, which every doctor in the nation reads… and even sending it out in their email summaries.

    I’m not sure what dose this guy took. But I can tell you about ANOTHER case…

    My own sister took 10,000-30,000 mg a day -- for MONTHS -- without this happening.

    And I know of a case where one young woman tried to “off” herself by overdosing on niacin.

    She knocked by 90,000 mg in one sitting… and the only time she came close to death is when she nearly choked on all the pills!

    The niacin itself did NOTHING to her.

    The closest I could find to any kind of confirmation of this latest headline is a report -- from 30+ years ago -- that said less than 1 in 100 people who take high doses of niacin daily could experience vision loss.

    But guess what? It goes away when you quit the niacin.

    In other words… if you’re taking niacin, it’s probably NOT going to happen to you. And if it does happen, there’s a quick and easy fix.

    The irony here is that if I were to submit a letter to one of these journals about a patient who, for instance, beat cancer with intravenous C

    They would DENIGRATE it as “anecdotal evidence.”

    But a single patient who has a bad experience with a supplement? That, they play up – making it sound important by calling it a “case study.”

    Don’t fall for this line of bunk.

    If you’ve been taking niacin, keep right on at it.

    And if you’re not, talk to your doc about how to make this part of your own heart-boosting plan.

    The main thing to watch for ISN’T blindness… but a warm body flush. This is the most common side effect.

    It’s NOT dangerous, but it IS uncomfortable for some.

    It usually goes away after about two weeks, but you may be able to limit it by starting with a low dose such as 25 mg/d. There could still be a brief flush… but it’ll likely go away within an hour.

    After a few days of this, work your way up slowly to the dosage your doctor recommended, dividing it into several smaller doses throughout the day.

    And if you’re interested in more “natural” ways to manage your cholesterol levels, stay tuned right here to eAlert.

    I’ll be back with more food for thought… on that topic and many others… in 2020.

    Happy New Year!

     

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [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 up with all that hacking.

    The evidence backing up an ancient Chinese secret is so good… it’s FORCING the mainstream to grudgingly accept it.

    Give your cough the one-two punch

    It’s called “Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa” or just “pei pa koa.”

    Try to say that, and it might sound like you’ve developed a cough already!

    In China, it’s been used in some form or another for centuries…

    But right here in the United States, it’s gotten so popular with American consumers… that the mainstream just issued a startling confession.

    It WORKS!

    A recent report in Medscape finds it contains two key ingredients that have been backed by solid science:

    #1 Honey: It’s so good in a piping hot mug of herbal tea when you’re sick because it’s a potent cough suppressant. In one study, honey beat the drug dextromethorphan, often found in cough formulas.

    #2 Chinese licorice: In one study, it helped cut the cough in patients with a sore throat after surgery. It’s also been shown to knock back the inflammation in one of your prime cough zones -- the laryngeal mucosa, a.k.a. the lining of your larynx.

    Medscape claims that the proof behind the REST of the ingredients is “speculative at best”…

    But that’s an insult to a medical tradition that’s older than our entire nation.

    In reality, it’s backed by the best science of all: the real-world test.

    It would be one thing if it FLUNKED clinical trials… but in most cases, the studies haven’t been done.

    Why? Because no one will pay for them.

    After all, at $7 a bottle, no one’s gonna get rich off this funny little cough medicine with the funnier name.

    Just about the only real criticism Medscape was able come up with is that it can contain apricot seed. This ingredient has amygdalin, which can be turned into cyanide.

    NO ONE has come down with cyanide poisoning from this stuff.

    If it HAD ever happened -- even once -- you can bet the FDA would’ve brought the axe down in a heartbeat and it would’ve hit the national news.

    If you want to try it – for yourself or a little one – you can find versions with zero apricot seeds at your local health-food store, a Chinese pharmacy, an Asian supermarket, or online.

    Just write it down… so you don’t have to cough up a pronunciation.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ‘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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. [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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. [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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...