Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Be Wary About This Food - It Can Wreck Your Ability to Walk, Talk, and Think
Some is extremely contaminated, and eating it can really wallop your mental and physical wellbeing. Learn the safest varieties and the riskiest. Plus the blood test that warns of impending problems and more. You can't afford to make this potentially serious mistake.

Gut-Wrenching: New Studies Reveal the Insidious Effects of This Pesticide Poison
More than one billion pounds of this chemical are sprayed in the US every year, despite mounting research linking it to chronic diseases plaguing the nation.
A Sneaky Cause of Depression That Can Snag You Without Warning   psychoneuroimmunology inflammation
With this new discovery about depression and its link to chronic disease, it's now apparent that the cause of depression isn't as simple as psychiatrists want you to believe. Plus, the popular food that acts as a body and brain poison that can ignite a systemic inflammatory response, potentially leading to depression, MS, anxiety, ADHD, and more.

The Aftermath of Daylight Saving Time
Setting your clocks to "summer time' triggers a cascade of disruptions to your health, while the supposed energy conservation it offers has 
Possibly More Important Than Exercise for Fitness, Yet Most People Ignore It
Believe it or not, this appears to be more important than a regularly scheduled fitness routine. One analysis based on 18 studies found those who ignored this advice were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease compared to those who followed it.
These Bites May Look Benign, But They Can Land You in the Hospital for Days
Do not ignore these harmless looking bites! They can be much more serious than people think, and can land you in the hospital. So take bites seriously - especially if they're in either of these two places.
Worse Than Cigarettes, Yet Most Parents Give It to Their Kids Daily   obesity global health issue
You go to great lengths to keep your children safe from physical dangers, yet if you're like most parents, you expose your children to this without a thought for future consequences. No wonder rates of this have soared by five-fold in recent decades.
Medical Marijuana Advocates Bash Dayton, Urge Him to Pass Law   medical marijuana
Parents seeking access to a natural treatment for their children with epilepsy take aim at the Minnesota governor restricting its use.
Can Yanking Out Your Tooth Help Reverse Heart Disease? 
If you've had this type of procedure performed, it could be contributing to heart and kidney disease, arthritis, MS, Lupus and even cancer.
4 Health Drinks That Aren't Boring
New research shows that some fruit juices are just as bad for you as soda! If you want to quench your thirst, water, unsurprisingly, is always your best choice. But when you don't feel like plain-old H2O, skip the sugary sips and opt for these healthy drinks instead. 
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Peanut Butters ALL Guys Should EatSee how much nutrition is packed into this accessible snack. Read more here »
Pickle the Ultimate Protein SnackDiscover the deliciousness of homemade beet-pickled eggs. Read more here »
9 Super-Fast Protein Packed RecipesDon't limit your protein powder to a morning smoothie. This mega muscle-builder can do so much more. Read more here »
Can Help Combat Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infections - So Season Liberally with It   sprouted black garlic
Amazing culinary favorite helps thwart more than 150 diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and pathogens. But besides the culinary favorite you know and love, this new black version may be an even better disease fighter. Have you tried it?

Could Chocolate Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity?
Researchers determined which antioxidants in chocolate are most beneficial, and how they may offer significant benefits to your health.
The vitamin duo statin drug
makers don't want you to know about
Dear Reader,

Now here's something that really drives me nuts.

A new study found that postmenopausal women who supplemented with calcium and vitamin D for two years had significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels than women who didn't.

Yes, I'm talking about significantly lower "bad" cholesterol. (Though it's not nearly as bad as the statin drug companies would have you believe. But that's a discussion for another day.)

Still, for people with serious cholesterol problems, this is big news. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are dirt cheap compared to pharmaceuticals. They can also kill two birds with one stone (by decreasing your risk for cardiac events and warding off osteoporosis).

Yet, sadly--and you probably know what I'm going to say next--this story broke with zero fanfare. You could hear a pin drop.

Granted, the drop in LDL cholesterol was small in this case--just 4.5 mg/dL. But I really don't see why that makes it any less newsworthy.

We're still talking about a statistically significant reduction. And you can bet that if a drug company developed a compound that lowered cholesterol so effectively, everyone in the U S of A would be forced into taking it.

Especially because, according to this new study, supplementation with calcium/vitamin D did more than just lower LDL cholesterol levels. It also lowered triglyceride levels. (And those are the nasty fats you do really need to worry about). Calcium and vitamin D also raised levels of "good" HDL cholesterol.

Just to put these benefits into perspective--the mainstream's favorite heart "remedy," statins, can't lower triglyceride levels. And they barely budge HDL levels. Statins are a one-trick pony. And the risks involved simply aren't worth the supposed "benefit."

Calcium and vitamin D, on the other hand, are essential nutrients your body needs to survive. And the fact that they also offer these significant healing benefits for your heart? Well, that's just icing on the cake.

So, how much do you need?

Well, as in most supplement studies, subjects with the highest blood levels of vitamin D fared the best.

These researchers considered vitamin D levels greater than 30 to be high enough to see a meaningful effect. That barely even qualifies as a "sufficient" blood level. Yet the subjects still showed significant improvements. So just imagine the benefits they would have seen had the subjects supplemented with enough to reach optimal blood levels.

The real level you want to achieve for optimal health is around 80. 2,000-5,000 IU of D3 is the minimum that I typically recommend--even with 20 minutes of mid-day sun every day. But if you're vitamin D deficient, you may need as much as 10,000 IU per day. As always, you should work closely with a doctor who can help you keep close tabs on your levels and adjust your dose accordingly.

As for calcium, I usually recommend my female patients take 500 mg in tablet form per day.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred

P.S. Calcium and vitamin D are really just two of the nutrients you need to keep your heart healthy. And statins are just one of the drugs you should avoid at all costs. To get the full scoop on ultimate heart health, check out my new report The World's Easiest Heart Disease Cure.


"Calcium/vitamin D supplementation, serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and cholesterol profiles in the Women's Health Initiative calcium/vitamin D randomized trial." Menopause. 2014 Mar 3. 
Weird 7-question quiz can predict heart attack
Before he even gets out the blood pressure cuff, one world-renowned physician asks his patients seven weird questions.

Surprisingly, they don’t seem to have ANYTHING to do with your heart.

But these questions are an uncanny predictor of future heart attacks.

In fact, he’s found that this 7-item checklist zeroes in on your true heart health better than any stress test, blood sample, or cardiac catheterization.

Watch this shocking video NOW to find out what these odd questions are… How to find out what each of them means for your heart… And why you should never ignoreany of them. 
15 Ways to Feel Lighter by the End of the Day
Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to feel less bloated and puffy—and get a flatter belly—by the end of today! 
Click through to learn the 15 savvy tricks to feel lighter and debloat by this evening! »
7 Weight-Loss Tips That Are FalseDon't fall for these myths. Read more here »
How to Lose 15 Pounds Without DietingWeight loss just got easier. Read more here »
9 Exercises That Burn Major CaloriesAdd them to your workout to blast fat fast. Read more here »
Horrifying New Discovery Haunts Big Ag, and They'll Stop at Nothing to Squash It   glyphosate herbicide
They've been promising you this isn't so, making it extra meaningful that they cover the news of this disturbing finding. Make sure you aren't caught unaware.

Two Recent Cases That Demonstrate How Industry Is Trying to Eliminate Farm-to-Table Operations   bakers pig farming
They make out as if they're protecting your best interest, but the ban on this meat was nothing more than a blatant attempt by industry-led bullies to force you into eating meat from factory farms. Don't be fooled.
The hidden hazard of living longer
Dear Reader,

This winter was like the villain in a horror movie. Every time you thought it was dead, it clawed its way back. But after one more snowy setback last week, I think Spring hasfinally sprung here in New York. And I couldn’t be happier about it. Except for one important detail.

As soon as the temperature hits 60, people start worrying about slimming down for swimsuit season--and forget all about the rest of their health. Now, you know I applaud and encourage your efforts to drop any excess pounds you might be carrying around. But it’s absolutely critical not to let everything else slide in the meantime. Especially your immune health.

It might seem like winter poses more threats to your immunity. But the truth is, there’s a good chance your immune system is taking a major hit all year long.

In fact, right now, over 40 million adults are suffering from a condition called immunosenescence.

If you haven’t heard of it before, I’m not surprised. Scientists only discovered it 45 years ago (relatively recently, in the medical research world). And the research didn’t really pick up until the late 1990s. So there’s a lot we still don’t know about immunosenescence. But what scientists have found is frightening, to say the least.

According to one study, immunosenescence is directly responsible for the staggering toll the flu can take on older patients each year. And it’s the primary reason the flu vaccine is such a dismal failure in older people. In fact, people over age 65 account for more than 90% of the deaths from flu. Plus, older patients are at significantly higher risk of developing complications from the flu. Like pneumonia.

And immunosenesence automatically makes you more vulnerable to outbreaks of dangerous--even deadly--viruses. For instance, during the 2002 West Nile Virus outbreak in the U.S., the majority of the 4,156 cases occurred in people over age 50. And the average age of victims who died as a result of this outbreak was 78.

These are just two examples of the dangers immunosenesence poses to every single person over the age of 50. Research has also shown that this dramatic decline in immunity is a leading cause of painful shingles outbreaks. Not to mention the resulting post-herpetic neuralgia that can last for months--or even years--after the shingles rash has disappeared

And while there’s not as much hard-and-fast evidence quite yet, the statistics alone suggest immunosenescence may also play a role in some of today’s biggest killers. For example:
  • More than 60% of new cancers and more than 70% of cancer deaths occur in patients over age 65
  • Age is the No. 1 risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. And as life expectancy continues its upward trend, rates of this devastating illness are expected totriple in the next 35 years.

These consequences make sense, considering one of the hallmarks of immunosenesence is a dramatic increase in inflammation. And as I’ve told you many times before, inflammation is behind just about every chronic health problem there is--from heart disease to COPD to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

All this makes immunosenescence one of the most frightening--and dangerous--aspects of aging. It sneaks up on you without much warning. Which is why it’s one of the first things I check for in my patients.

The beginning stages usually begin to appear in your 50s. And they’re not as dramatic as you might think, considering the potential risks involved. You may feel tired, sluggish…or just plain “worn out”. In fact, most people chalk it up to “just getting older”. But obviously, it’s a lot more serious than that.

Both the CDC and NIH have admitted immunosenesence is a real threat. And three separate international conferences have convened to try and understand it.

But so far, they haven’t turned up any answers. Let alone any solutions. But I’ve been investigating immunosenescence for over two decades now. And what I’ve uncovered is vital information for every person over the age of 50.

I’m out of space for today. But stay tuned! On Thursday, I’ll tell you about three important factors I’ve found that exacerbate immunosenescence--so you can get a jump start on stopping its progression.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred 
10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism
Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving. The faster your metabolism, the more calories you burn. And just like there are ways to speed it up—by working out, for instance—certain things can hit the brakes on your natural calorie-churning engine. 
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7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight LossBeat breakfast boredom and lose weight. Read more here »
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9 Exercises That Burn Major CaloriesAdd them to your workout to blast fat fast. Read more here »
If You Eat This, Prepare Yourself for a Possible Superbug Infection   agricultural antibiotic overuse
Avoid this mistake as if your life depends on it - because it causes 23,000 US deaths and 2 million infections a year. Making this simple change is one of the best ways to dramatically slash your risk.

Study Finds Tamiflu Not Effective as Believed
The go-to treatment for the flu shortens symptoms by mere hours and causes serious side effects, leading researchers to question why it is still being stockpiled by governments around the globe.
Why You're Still Hungry After You Just Ate
Do you sometimes feel ravenous, even though you just polished off a tasty lunch, a full dinner, or a midnight snack? Some food ingredients can trick our bodies into not recognizing when we're full, causing "rebound hunger" that can add inches to our waistlines. But these simple tweaks can help quiet your cravings for good. 
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Sneaky Ways to Get Your 7 ServingsAdd more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet, and you could slash your risk of an early death.Read more here »
Fuel Up with Cashew Bacon Rice BarsCreate your own on-the-go nutrition hits for endurance exercise. Read more here »
The 20 Best Snacks for MenWhen hunger takes hold, you can fuel your body or grow your gut. Which will it be? Read more here »

Dear Reader,

There's one simple substance relieving arthritis pain when others can't.

It's natural, abundant, and goes to work in minutes--not days.

And now YOU can have it. Thanks to the courage of a former senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health.

If it weren't for his perseverance--and one private conversation--no one would ever know about it. Not if "the powers that be" at the NIH and FDA could help it.

Work actually began on this powerful, natural pain killer over 83 years ago! And new revelations regarding its pain-relieving power keep coming to light.

It's codenamed, "The Prometheus Pain Cure." And today, I have exclusive permission to release all the details.

I'm honored to do so--because everything we know about pain (from arthritis to pulled muscles) could change in the blink of an eye.

Watch the "Prometheus Pain Cure" here--absolutely free today. But please don't wait. I'm sure once word gets out, the Mandarins of Medicine will move swiftly to shut it down.

Meanwhile, you and your loved ones could be living pain free--in mere minutes.Watch it here, now.

Chris Hollins
Editor, Insiders' Cures

P.S. My NIH insider is amazed by the results--but is absolutely floored by how the "Prometheus Pain Cure" works. It could literally make the difference for hundreds of thousands. My exclusive rights to this exposé could be taken away at any moment. So please don't wait. Watch it here now.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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he war on complementary
medicine is costing us billions
Dear Reader,

The U.S. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) recently commissioned an eye-opening report. It put some pretty shocking price tags on the money this country could save if the healthcare industry would only put more emphasis on prevention.

With all the concern over healthcare spending in this country, you would think a report like this would be making headlines left and right. But did you hear about it on the nightly news? Nothing but crickets, right? In fact, I read about this CRN report in an article about Australia, published in an international health journal (the same one I told you about yesterday). As far as I can tell, no major American media outlets reported the news.

Which is a shame, because there were more than a few priceless pearls of wisdom unearthed.

Like this one, for example. Apparently, the United States could save almost $4 billion in total costs related to heart disease over the next couple of decades. Simply by focusing more on prevention.

That's not all. This country could also save over $12 billion if all women diagnosed with osteoporosis over the age of 55 were prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements.

And that's at the government's puny Recommended Daily Allowances. Could you imagine what this country could save if it encouraged women to supplement with optimal levels of these nutrients? (Which, for the record, are 500 mg of calcium and anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.)

Of course, who would use all of that leftover Fosamax then? (You want to know why this report disappeared under the radar? Well there's your answer.)

Isn't it funny how the government is responsible for educating consumers--yet these reports come out and no one hears about them?

True, when it comes right down to it, you're the one who's responsible for your own health. But it still falls on the government to disseminate the correct information so that you can make those decisions appropriately.

So I have to give Australia some credit. At least they're aware of the biased nature of the dialogue Down Under. They know some groups would rather see alternative approaches to health and wellness stay on the fringes.

And Australia's Complementary Healthcare Council (CHC) doesn't hesitate to call these groups out when they start slamming the supplement industry.

Here is a refreshingly on-point quote from Carl Gibson, head of the CHC: "We've always had detractors and naysayers, and it doesn't help when friends of science and medicine make a concerted effort to make sure that complementary medicines are attacked constantly."

Gibson points out that some members of the conventional medicine lobby in Australia even go so far as to write to universities and urge them not to offer courses in alternative medicine.

It's outrageous. And I assure you, the same kinds of attacks are happening over here.

This is why we have to continue to fight back. Alternative medicine has a lot of enemies. And they'll do anything and everything in their power to deny people access to natural medicine and other holistic approaches--simply because they're not the "standard of care."

But our detractors invented the standard of care. (And not always for the right reasons, as you well know.) So of course they're going to try to shoot down anyone who disagrees. And unfortunately, we are pretty outnumbered in this war.

Luckily, we have some great allies in Congress and the Senate. They won't be there forever, though. So please, write to your own congressperson or senator now to defend your right to make your own medical choices.

It's easy. Just tell them your success stories. I know you've got them--so write them down, and share them with your elected officials. It only takes a few minutes. But it will make a huge impact on helping to keep our medical freedom of choice alive.

Just be sure to share your success stories with me while you're at it--either throughmy website, or on Facebook. Because like I'm always telling you, reading them really is the best part of my day.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred


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