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  1. 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 an alligator… or dive with the sharks.

    What do those activities have in common?

    I’d bet all of them are SAFER than taking this drug!

    The FDA has just been forced to admit that in the higher doses given for ulcerative colitis… this drug can lead to blood clots and even death.

    And as a result, they’re adding an ominous new “black-box warning” to the label for the drug.

    Turns out, that could just be the tip of the proverbial ol’ iceberg!

    EXPOSED: The true risks of a best-selling medication

    There’s a HUGE problem with the FDA’s sudden “concern” over the drug.

    THEY’RE THE ONES WHO APPROVED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

    It’s now been SEVEN YEARS since they allowed this drug onto the market…

    And somehow – only now – they’re just getting around to figuring out the risks due to a “required post-marketing safety study.”

    Um, whatever happened to PRE-marketing safety studies??? Shouldn’t we have known about these horrors BEFORE they approved the darned thing?

    Better yet -- maybe if we had known all this sooner, they would’ve NEVER OK’ed the drug in the first place!

    If you’re a patient over 50 with at least one cardiac risk factor, the risks you’re facing if you take higher doses of the drug include:

    • sudden cardiac death
    • pulmonary embolism
    • deep venous thrombosis
    • arterial thrombosis, and
    • all-cause mortality (a.k.a. DEATH from ANYTHING).

    The feds keep emphasizing that these are “ONLY” the doses used for ulcerative colitis… as if no one else could possibly be getting the drug at THESE levels.

    Just one problem…

    The new study underway right now… the study that exposed these risks… involved rheumatoid arthritis patients getting THOSE higher doses of the drug.

    So, while only LOWER doses have been APPROVED for rheumatoid arthritis (and psoriatic arthritis, too)… the reality is that docs could be prescribing it “off-label,” especially if the lower “official” doses didn’t work out.

    In other words… this situation could be MUCH worse than the feds will ever admit.

    The feds claim that even WITH these risks, the drug is important to have around… since autoimmune patients don’t have many other options.

    And that’s just not true at all.

    For ulcerative colitis, for example, a combination of careful diet and probiotics under the guidance of a naturopathic medical doctor can often bring dramatic relief.

    For rheumatoid, often the answer is in probiotics and vitamin B6.

    And for ALL autoimmune disorders, there’s another very intriguing option – and I’m going to share it with you later this month.

    Keep an eye on your email… because this powerful new option could change your life dramatically.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. 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 death!

    EVERY doctor in the country should be urging patients to get these two essentials.

    The mainstream’s doing just the opposite…

    They’re still giving you drugs PROVEN to WIPE OUT both of these nutrients -- in essence sucking them right out of your body until you’re practically dry.

    And that, my friend, is why patients die.

    But you don’t have to follow mainstream advice… OR lose your life before your time.

    Here’s what you can do instead.

    Could mainstream drugs be SABOTAGING this essential nutrient duo?

    Cutting-edge research shines the spotlight on two nutrients that get little to no attention from the mainstream…

    And it shows how they just might be two of the MOST IMPORTANT nutrients on the planet!

    They’re coenzyme Q10 and selenium.

    The researchers believe there are four key reasons that make them so important, as they work together to:

    1. IMPROVE cardiac function
    2. SLASH oxidative stress
    3. BLOCK inflammation, and
    4. STOP heart muscle from thickening. 

    In the study, seniors given 200 milligrams of CoQ10 plus 200 micrograms of selenium had HALF the risk of death from heart problems, compared to seniors given a placebo.

    HALF!

    Given that these folks had an average age of 78, that’s not just medicine.

    That’s practically a miracle!

    The folks weren’t given the supplements for longer than four years. But the researchers kept tracking them anyway.

    At the 12-year mark, the folks who took the two nutrients – many approaching age 90 – had a 41% lower risk of death from heart problems.

    What’s more, this didn’t just work in “healthy” patients.

    This worked in EXACTLY the folks who needed help the most…

    People with diabetes, high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease and/or other problems with reduced heart function.

    These results should be shouted from the rooftops!

    Every doctor in the COUNTRY should ensure that their patients get these two nutrients in the right levels.

    And that goes doubly so for seniors.

    Yet they will NEVER MENTION either of them…

    And if you bring it up, they’ll probably ask what kook you’ve been talking to!

     But there’s something else you need to know – something that PROVES that mainstream docs don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to your heart risk.

    Because one of the most commonly prescribed meds by cardiologists, statins, don’t just lower your cholesterol

    They DEPLETE you of your supply of selenium and CoQ10!

    That depletion is what causes the most common – and most notorious – side effect of statin drugs.

    I’m talking about muscle pain – which, in many cases, isn’t just little aches.

    It’s pain so bad you can barely lift your arms.

    NOW who’s the kook?!

    Fortunately, this duo is inexpensivewidely available…and perfectly safe in the levels used in the new study.

    Check your multi before you go shopping. Many already have selenium, so you’ll just need some CoQ10.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

     

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. [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...
  6. [BUSTED!] Pain ‘advocates’ caught hiding an ugly secret

    Well boo-hoo-hoo! Some of today’s “top experts” on pain are practically WEEPING in public… but it’s not because of pain. No, it’s because several “pain groups” – organizations that claim to advocate for patients with chronic pain– are going belly-up. “Oh no!” the experts are weeping. “Who will speak for the pain patients now???” But don’t break out the tissue...
  7. [URGENT] Popular sleep meds in DEADLY new link

    It’s a lesson in how NOT to warn Americans about a dangerous drug! There’s an entire class of medication out there… taken by millions of Americans, especially older folks… nearly every single night for sleep. A new report finds… they’re ALL poisonous. ALL of them.EVERY… LAST… ONE. THAT should be the headline, right? Of course, that’s NOT how they covered this. The...
  8. Breakthrough CRACKS the ‘Alzheimer’s code’… and helps SAVE your brain from these ‘killers’

    If you feel your memory getting worse… or find you’re more easily confused than you used to be…  The mainstream has ALREADY failed you.   Most docs are getting it all wrong (even if they mean well) – because Alzheimer’s drugs simply DO NOT WORK.   But I’ve uncovered a MAJOR medical breakthrough – one that can help REVERSE memory issues.  This...
  9. [WOW!] NEW vitamin can power your internal batteries and SLOW aging

    Move over ABCs… There’s a new nutrient in town -- and it just might be the most POWERFUL one yet! Cutting-edge research reveals how a single compound… locked inside hundreds of plants as well as green tea… could give you the upper-hand against aging. And when I say upper-hand, I mean this stuff could help you with just about EVERYTHING you might...
  10. Feds admit: Skin-protecting sunscreen might be POISONING your body!

    The feds just issued a HUGE confession. They admitted that the sunscreens they’ve been URGING you to rub all over your bare bod are shockingly… horrifically… and demonstrably unsafe. The FDA now admits that common sunscreen chemicals… including some linked to CANCER and other risks… can penetrate the skin and slide inside your body. And they can rapidly reach alarming levels. Fortunately...
  11. [BUSTED!] New exposé reveals Coca-Cola’s ‘science’ is going FLAT

    Coca-Cola is NOT honest and straightforward when it comes to science??? Omigosh, SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!! A new report just out finds the carbonated beverage company is funding “research”… But it’s under shady terms that allow it to essentially control what gets out. Coke is KILLING any results it doesn’t like! Not exactly the scientific method at work there. But, I...
  12. Could Big Pharma’s constipation ‘cure’ make you want to OFF yourself? [Scary]

    I’ve heard of plenty of ways to describe constipation. Painful… frustrating… exhausting… embarrassing… and a few I can’t print here! But I’ve never – not once – heard anyone say they’ve thought about KILLING themselves over it. But if you take the new gut-clearing med, that’s EXACTLY what could be running through your head! That’s an ACTUAL RISK linked to...
  13. Could you be pronounced DEAD too soon… just to get your organs?!

    It’s like a scene out of a crime thriller… You wake up in a bathtub full of ice -- with one of your kidneys missing. Except this ain’t a movie… and there’s a good chance you’ll NEVER wake up. Hospitals are in such a rush to harvest organs from donors that in at least some cases, they’re trying to pop the...
  14. Is this common med turning you into a MONSTER?

    If you’ve ever had the SNEAKING suspicion that you’re surrounded by psychos, zombies, uncaring creeps, and various sociopaths… I’ve got news for you today. You're 100% right! People are worse to each other than ever. You see it on TV -- on what passes for “news” in these crazy times -- and you see it out there in the streets...
  15. [SCANDAL!] Feds’ latest move on fluoride is a silent confession

    There’s a MAJOR health crisis in plain sight… and the mainstream is taking action to STOP it. But don’t give them too much credit here. In fact, don’t give them ANY CREDIT at all… They’re the ones that caused it! The feds just quietly announced a plan to cut the allowable levels of added fluoride in bottled water. This comes...
  16. New back pain ‘drug’ is really a cheap natural remedy… with a JACKED-UP price!

    The mainstream is pleased as punch. They couldn’t be happier with themselves. It’s for doing what they’ve always claimed to be practically IMPOSSIBLE. They say they’ve discovered a way to help ease back pain in some of the toughest of all cases… without dangerous and addictive pain pills. I’d stand up and pat ’em on the back, except for one little...
  17. Could this nutrient trio restore 95% of your lost vision?

    I thought my own eyes were going! There it was -- in the MAINSTREAM medical press-- a special report promising the latest and greatest in vision care. Medscape promised to give docs “evidence and ‘bottom line’guidancefor patients who ask whether they should take supplements to prevent eye disease.” It started out positively enough. According to the first report, some supplement...
  18. [Urgent Warning] Big Pharma tips docs off to ALARMING drug risks

    It’s the letter you were NEVER meant to see. It was sent to doctors around the country on the hush-hush… to quietly warn them about a whole mess of new dangers linked to a popular drug. People with inflammation of the large intestine are suffering horrific, newly uncovered drug risks. But all the dirty details were being HIDDEN from those patients! Well, guess what...
  19. Beat one of the WORST RISKS of diabetes… without meds!

    Not long ago – you probably even remember the days – diabetes patients looked like Civil War veterans, hobbled by missing feet and legs. They hopped around on peglegs and false feet… and some were confined to wheelchairs. No one uses peglegs or hooks for hands anymore (except pirates). But people are losing limbs all over again, because… An ENTIRE...
  20. Dodge deadly drugs with the 3 most ‘dangerous’ natural cures

    If a SINGLE PERSON taking a vitamin suffers from a side effect, it’s treated like a national emergency. They launch a RECALL. They demand INVESTIGATIONS. They alert the MEDIA. But now, a report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has exposed the truth about supplements. There’s nothing safer! In fact, the three “worst” natural therapies… the “most dangerous” ones of all…...