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  1. 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, CT scans, and angiograms… ain’t always a quick zap-and-go X-ray

    They want to pump some dye into you so you light up like a flashy Christmas tree on the screen, letting them see what’s going on more clearly in whatever trouble spot they’re examining.

    But those bright dyes have a DARK side…

    Kidney damage.

    And instead of trying to PROTECT you from it… the mainstream is working overtime to hide the risk.

    The DARK truth about contrast dye

    This condition has alarmed enough people that it’s got an official name: contrast-induced nephropathy.

    See, all that dye eventually has to get processed and filtered through your kidneys.

    If your kidneys aren’t at 100%… which is VERY common, even if you’ve never been diagnosed with kidney problems… OF COURSE they’re gonna choke on that dye.

    Yet they want you to think it’s just some crazy old coinky-dink!

    A new report in Medscape claims the risk is overblown… “unfair”… and maybe not even real.

     Don’t be such a chicken. Get the dye… get the scan… and stop worrying.

    Care to guess the type of expert they cited?

    Someone who just happens to be “…a scientific advisor for GE Healthcare, the manufacturer of a variety of contrast media products…”

    Gee, no conflict there!

    This is a little like saying the dangers of going for a swim in shark-infested waters are exaggerated… that sharks aren’t necessarily to blame for all those bites… and then citing a shark as your expert.

    “C’mon in for a swim,” said Jaws. “Ignore the murky red color. The water’s fine!”

    Of course, you can’t always say NO to these scans. Sometimes, you need the things.

    Fortunately, there are 4 ways to minimize the risk

    1. CHECK kidney function: Make sure it’s in shape before they feed it a chemical.
    2. LOWER the dosage: It varies wildly from clinic to clinic. Insist on the LOWEST possible dose for the scan.
    3. DRINK UP: Unless there are special instructions to the contrary, get plenty of water the day before and day of the procedure. Avoid caffeine/booze/anything else that’ll dry you out.
    4. LOAD UP: Some studies have found that taking N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and vitamin C supplements twice a day before and on the day of the scan can protect the kidneys and cut the risk. Just let your doc know.

    And if your scan is an outpatient thing, keep a close eye on how you feel in the days after the scan.

    Get help ASAP if ANYTHING feels off… at ANY time.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. 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 money… and “exposing” yourself to harm… if you don’t have “a clear medical indication for a particular supplement” (whatever that means),

    This isn’t one random out-there report from a wackjob.

    It’s part of a concerted effort.

    And they’re not just working behind the scenes to manipulate the feds

    They’re targeting YOU.

    The priciest meds… and 3 affordable alternatives

    They’re not even TRYING to hide it anymore!

    The mainstream has openly declared war on vitamins and supplements.

    They’re PROUDLY pushing a prohibition plan that would FORCE nearly every nutrient you use off the market.

    One of the latest attacks repeats the age-old slam -- that vitamins are responsible for “expensive urine.”

    I wonder if these clowns have seen the price of drugs lately!

    The tired – and DISPROVEN – argument is that taking supplements WON’T benefit your health because your body will just pee them out when you go to the bathroom.

    If anything is causing “pricey pee,” it’s the meds that run in the thousands, even with insurance… while delivering limited benefits and big risks.

    In fact, choosing vitamins over meds to cut the “price” of your “pee” just might be the best way to boost your health events you save money!

    Here are just THREE examples, for starters:

    1. CANCER: Some of the most expensive drugs on the planet, many chemo drugs offer a “benefit” that’s more like a deal with the devil. They MIGHT extend lives… but only a little (weeks or maybe months, not years). In return, you’ll be in a living nightmare, losing QUALITY in exchange for QUANTITY.

      Intravenous vitamin C is cheap… can fight cancer… and boost survival. Using it in combination with mainstream treatment means you’ll need lower doses of chemo and fewer sessions. IVC can help limit the toxic side effects, too.

    2. CHOLESTEROL: Remember the infamous bill-padding scheme in the military in the 80s, where a single screw sold for $37? This is even worse, and you end up with another kind of screw. The latest cholesterol meds run more than a thousand smackers a month – yet studies have found NO SURVIVAL BENEFIT!

      The best “cheap urine” alternative to cholesterol meds is often nothing at all. LDL as a risk factor is often overblown and downright meaningless. If you DO need to cut your levels, boost your fiber and go for a walk. It won’t hurt to drop a few pounds, too.

    3. OMEGA POWER: Big Pharma has had the utter audacity to cook up synthetic versions of omega-3 fatty acids… and then sell them as a “prescription drug” at a massive markup.

      Cheapen your urine by getting a plain old fish oil supplement. Even the highest-quality stuff is the fraction of the price of the “drug” version… and will give you protection from heart attack and stroke.

    As always, check with your own doc before starting any new regimen with supplements.

    Hopefully, he’s one of the good guys – and the mainstream hasn’t gotten to him.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

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