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  1. 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 car counter.

    Looks like I’m driving!

    Now, keep that in mind when you hear about a new study that claims a common type of drug… one that’s used by MILLIONS of Americans, often every day…  is safe.

    Well… MOSTLY.

    Not COMPLETELY safe presents TOO MUCH DANGER

    The new study looked at proton pump inhibitors, a.k.a. PPIs.

    They’re supposed stop acid reflux… but they come with the minor cost of, say, a broken bone.

    Or a deadly infection.

    Or pneumonia.

    Y’know. Fun stuff.

    They can even drain you of magnesium – leaving your levels so low you could suffer a serious heart problem.

    But the new study wants you to forget all that bad stuff!

    As Medscape put it, the drugs are “largely safe” when taken over the course of up to three years… “for the most part.”

    This is hilariously stupid.

    The drugs themselves have a warning right on the label that they’re for short-term use only… BECAUSE of the risks.

    And the FDA ain’t exactly known for being TOO cautious!

    Even the NEW study finds these drugs can increase the risk of stomach infections by about 40%.

    I don’t know in what world that would be considered “safe.”

    Oh right, in Big Pharma Fantasyland!

    But what makes this so far BEYOND idiotic is that the study completely IGNORES one of WORST parts of these drugs

    They practically FORCE YOU into staying on them… FOR LIFE.

    The drugs cut acid levels, as advertised… but then they play a dirty little trick, laying the groundwork for an ugly side effect.

    It’s called rebound acid hypersecretion.

    In other words… once you quit, your body actually makes MORE acid than ever before.

    “OH MY GOD!” you think, as the acid reflux returns with an intensity you never imagined.

    “Look at what this drug was protecting me from! I’d better take some more!”

    But the drug didn’t PROTECT you. It CAUSED this.

    The drug creates a condition that ENSURES you continue to need it.

    Whoever came up with THAT “side effect” probably got a nice, fat bonus!

    I’ve been doing this a very long time… and I’ve NEVER needed to put a patient on these meds for reflux problems.

    The following three things work roughly two-thirds of the time:

    • Acidophilus supplements can protect your esophagus without harming acid levels. When you have reflux, don’t just swallow the capsule; pop it open and dump the contents of the capsule into your mouth, and let your saliva do the rest.
    • Digestive enzymes help ensure proper digestion, which in turn will restore and protect the critical junction that stops acid from bubbling up where it shouldn’t. Be sure to get one with betaine hydrochloride.
    • DGL is a form of licorice that has one component removed (DGL means De-Glycerrhizinated Licorice). Chewing or sucking on a lozenge 20 minutes before eating can be very effective.

    If you’re in that other third… and get no relief… see a naturopathic doc who can help nail down the true cause.

    Whether it’s an undiagnosed ulcer, food sensitivity, or whatever – it can be FOUND and FIXED without a single PPI.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. 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 moment.

    But first -- you’ll have to stop listening to them.

    Because a new report shows how they’ve been WRONG all along.

    And now, they’re trying to save what little face they have left.

    Lying to diabetes patients for fun and profit

    A new report in Medscape – a mainstream news service for docs and such – claims they’ve been behind the diabetes-destroying low-carb diet all along.

    They even dusted up some weird study from the 1860s as “proof.”

    Yep. If you can’t beat ’em… pretend you invented it!

    But the very same new report also notes – oops! – that it “…took until 2019 for the American Diabetes Association to include low-carbohydrate diets as a therapeutic option."

    If they KNEW all along that it worked… why in the heck would it take 150 years to admit it?

    Here’s the real reason: Thanks to the internet, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to keep the lid on something like this anymore.

    People found out… tried it… and witnessed the life-changing results.

    And they started telling everyone else!

    The ADA and others in the mainstream REALIZE they can’t hide this anymore.

    So, they’re pretending they thought of it first.

    Nice try, guys.

    But we’re onto you.

    No one’s falling for it anymore – and that includes your OTHER nonsensical proclamations, too.

    The ADA still recommends AGAINST chromium for blood sugar, claiming there’s no evidence it works.

    C’mon. It’s been proven again… and again… and again… and again.

    A cost analysis by Frost & Sullivan calculated that every $1 on chromium supplements leads to $3.90 in savings.

    And THAT, my friend, is the REAL reason the ADA won’t recommend chromium…

    Every dollar saved by taking supplements is a dollar OUT of Big Pharma’s pockets.

    Don’t believe me? Go and Google the ADA’s sponsors.

    You’ll find the ones that have given $1 million or more – and ALL SIX are drug companies!

    Sure, they’re giving that $1 million eac with no strings attached… purely out of the goodness of their hearts… and NOT AT ALL to ensure the ADA favors expensive meds over stuff like chromium and low-carb diets.

    Right below them are drug/device companies that have kicked in $500K or more. More pure goodwill. Right.

    And in recent years, the organization made big-money deals with junk food companies including Cadbury-Schweppes and Coca-Cola… and sugar kingpin Domino.

    I’m sure that’s had NOTHING AT ALL to do with the ADA’s insistence for years that carbs aren’t the problem.

    But when you get enough coincidences in a row… at some point they stop being coincidences!

    So, forget these corporate hacks and their drug money… and get on board with REAL solutions.

    A low-carb diet and chromium, for starters -- along with berberine, Gymnema sylvestre and maybe some vanadium.

    Who knows? Maybe someday the ADA will pretend they invented all that, too.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. [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...
  4. [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...
  5. [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...
  6. 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...
  7. [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...
  8. 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...
  9. [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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. [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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. [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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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…...
  19. [BUSTED] Big Pharma caught BURYING the ‘Fountain of Youth’

    Imagine having a potential game-changer… a single molecule that can achieve what EVERYONE wants. It can slow… maybe even STOP… the aging process. Do you share it with the world? Or do you HIDE it? Guess which option Big Pharma has chosen. A few years back, GlaxoSmithKline bought a company doing some of the best research into one of the...
  20. [BUSTED!] Deadly risks of new blood thinners exposed

    Looking for a reason to escape Big Pharma’s DEADLIEST new blood thinners? I don’t just have ONE for you today… I’ve got 775 million reasons! Because that’s how many dollars two drug companies are shelling out to settle thousands of lawsuits that accused them of HIDING the deadly risks of a blood thinner med. Rather than face the music over those allegations…...