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  1. 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 -- because MY advice on ibuprofen hasn’t changed a whit.

    I’ve NEVER recommended the stuff!

    Even when you absolutely need a mainstream med… as a fever reducer or pain reliever… I wouldn’t put ibuprofen anywhere near the top of the list.

    So, let’s take a closer look at WHY this drug… and even the entire NSAID class… is bad news.

    And more importantly, let’s go over your other… BETTER… and far safer choices for everyday use.

    Ibuprofen is bad news

    Millions of people around the world turn to ibuprofen daily for everything from aches to fevers

    And almost none of them realize it’s NOT the “safe and effective” med it’s been made out to be.

    A report a few years back in the BMJ… about as mainstream a journal as you could possibly name… found that taking NSAIDs can increase the risk of a heart attack by between 20 and 50%.

    That’s not a long-term risk. That’s after taking these drugs for just ONE WEEK.

    Another study found prescription-strength forms of the drugs can increase the risk of a dangerous irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation.

    And if you have heart failure, NSAIDs are high on the list of meds you should never, ever take – because they can make the condition WORSE!

    They can also:

    • INCREASE the risk of stroke
    • RAISE blood pressure
    • DAMAGE the lining of your gut
    • and more.

    For those folks ALWAYS taking the meds… for chronic pain conditions like knee osteoarthritis… they could see a spike in ALL of the above risks.

    This is why I’d recommend just about ANYTHING else instead of an NSAID -- unless you’re in the rare group of patients sensitive to all other medications and HAVE to take it as a last resort for a short-term problem.

    For a chronic battle with arthritis, UC-II collagen can help rebuild and repair your joints – so well in fact, that one study found it’s 240% more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin.

    And for fever, first things first: Call your doc. There’s a lot going around out there right now -- and if you have a fever, he needs to tell you what to do.

    But sometimes you can’t wait for your doc, and you’ve got to do something NOW.

    I’m not going to say acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol) is much better. That’s a drug that cause plenty of problems of its own, especially if you take too much (which is incredibly easy to do without even knowing it).

    But if you’re facing a high fever… and need a med to bring it down in a hurry… then acetaminophen's another option right now.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [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 dental X-rays, these bibs could give you at least a little (better than nothing!) protection from conditions such as thyroid cancer.

    For scans lower down, those same aprons will protect your “junk” from some of the nightmare cancers we all fear.

    And for all scans, in general, it can protect your bones, organs, and more from radiation… cellular damage… and disease.

    But a group of radiologists now says it’s time to DO AWAY with them.

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong???

    What imaging tests REALLY do to you

    There’s absolutely no denying it… not even from the most mainstream of all mainstream voices.

    Americans are exposed to far too much radiation…

    Especially from imaging tests such as X-ray and CT scans.

    There’s also no denying that all that radiation leads to cancer in some people, years later.

    One study found CT scans done in just the year 2007 alone would lead to 29,000 future cancers.

    Given that it’s now 13 years later, people are almost certainly living with those cancers right now… and some may have died from them.

    For what?

    Not as much as you’d think, given the risks… as studies show that many imaging tests are completely unnecessary.

    What I’m getting at here, is virtually EVERYONE agrees on two things.

    • Radiation is dangerous.
    • We’re exposed to far too much of it.

    But instead of cutting that exposure, they’re cooking up a plan to INCREASE it.

    Because as I mentioned, now they want to do away with lead aprons, claiming they don’t help as much as people think.

    The new report claims the aprons are:

    • Difficult to position: When they’re not placed right, they won’t protect what they’re supposed to.
    • Could block the area being screened: That could lead to another test and more radiation overall.
    • Might mess up the machine’s automated exposure controls: It could detect the thick apron and automatically fire off more radiation to get through it.

    Notice the issue here? NOT ONE of these problems suggests lead aprons are ineffective against radiation when used right.

    The key is in those last three words… when used right.

    Seems to me the best, safest, and easiest solution would be to make sure EVERYONE using these machines is trained correctly… and that the “automatic” settings are re-automated.

    But this is the mainstream… and they love to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    So, here’s my advice…

    If your doc wants an imaging test, ask if you REALLY need it… or if there’s a “wait and see” option.

    If he really needs an image, an ultrasound or MRI may do the trick in some cases – and neither of those uses radiation.

    And if you DO need an X-ray or CT, don’t trust ANYONE who says you don’t need a lead bib. Insist on wearing it for your own protection.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

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