If You Know Anyone With Alzheimer’s Disease, You Must Read This!

No… This headline is not click bait. A new study out of Finland brings profoundly disturbing news…

A drug commonly given to Alzheimer’s patients skyrockets their risk of an early death by 40%!

That’s right. Someone you love may be at risk of having their life cut short. By a drug that not only raises their risk of death… but also raises the risk anyone who takes it will wind up with Alzheimer’s disease.

Study After Study Brings Out the Bad News

If someone you love suffers with Alzheimer’s disease, research from the University of Eastern Finland will interest you. The University of where?

Here’s a sampling of what scientists there have uncovered…

  • In a study of 45,050 people, taking benzodiazepines (BZDs) raised the risk of stroke in Alzheimer’s patients by 20%.
  • According to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Alzheimer’s sufferers taking BZDs have a 30% higher risk of pneumonia.
  • The Finnish MEDALZ study reinforced evidence that BZDs speed up mental decline in Alzheimer’s patients.
  • The older Alzheimer’s patients get, the more likely doctors prescribe BZDs and related drugs. But they’re less likely to be given anti-Alzheimer’s drugs.
  • A Finnish-Swedish study found people taking BZDs are 45% more likely to commit murders than those not taking these drugs.

The Finnish-Swedish study looked at several types of drugs. And the link between BZDs and murder was one of the strongest links the researchers found.

BZDs have even been linked to a higher risk of head injuries in Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers found this risk lasts for at least two years after starting the drugs.

Stroke… Pneumonia… and Death?

Increased risk of disease is bad. But an increased risk of death?

Alzheimer’s sufferers already have a less-than-ideal life. But I can tell you from my own family’s experience, they can enjoy life to a remarkable degree.

Dad had problems remembering his past. But he still enjoyed family visits – even if he didn’t always know us. And he made friends at his assisted living facility. Friends with whom he enjoyed many happy hours.

Feeding these poor souls drugs that raise their risk of illness – and death – just seems wrong. Because it is wrong.

Now that we know BZDs raise their risk of death by 40%, shouldn’t we look at alternatives? Because the Finnish researchers say they exist.

Too Many Drugs… Too Little Care

“Our problem is not a lack of treatment, but a liberal use of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of behavioral symptoms of dementia,” says Professor Sirpa Hartikainen, “Excessive use may cause more damage than benefit.”

According to Hartikainen, “Non-pharmacological approaches should always be tried first, and psychotropic medication only temporarily when necessary.”

The good professor makes two points here:

  • We should use drugs only after other options fail, and
  • If we do resort to drugs, it should only be on a temporary basis.

In fact, he suggests, “Sometimes it can be asked whether these drugs are prescribed more to relieve the burden of caregivers and nurses than to help the patient.”

He goes on to point out weight loss – common in dementia – should be considered in prescribing drugs. And efforts to control weight loss can delay drug use.

Based on all this evidence, delaying use of BZDs could be a lifesaver for your loved one.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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“Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease,” University of Eastern Finland. Jan 16, 2017.

“Benzodiazepines increase pneumonia risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease,” University of Eastern Finland. April 10, 2017.

“Drugs to treat symptoms may worsen Alzheimer’s disease,” University of Eastern Finland. 2016.

“More than half of persons with Alzheimer’s disease aged 90 years or more use psychotropic drugs,” University of Eastern Finland. Oct 3, 2016.

“Finnish-Swedish study analyses link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk,” University of Eastern Finland. Jun 1, 2015.

“Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among per- sons with Alzheimer’s disease,” University of Eastern Finland. Aug 9, 2017.


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Why Mainstream Medicine Has Kept The Secret Under Wraps For Years

Imagine for a moment if one substance could…

  • Lower your blood pressure and improve circulation
  • Strengthen your bones, teeth, and muscles
  • Improve lung volume
  • Help sweep plaque from your arteries
  • Sharpen your mind, memory, and focus
  • Improve liver and kidney function
  • Boost your energy levels and libido
  • And that’s just for starters.

Now imagine that substance is 100% natural, remarkably inexpensive… and something drug companies don’t want you to ever find out about.

Because – let’s face it – such a substance could cut into the sales of dozens of drugs.

Well, such a substance exists. And it may even play a role in battling Alzheimer’s disease. Sound intriguing? Read on…

So Powerful, the Real Question Is: What Can’t It Do?

Long-term studies – using thousands of subjects – show this substance dramatically cuts your risk of liver cancer. Animal studies show it can help clear plaque build-up from clogged arteries… in just weeks. And a Dutch study found it could cut your risk of death from all causes by an incredible 26%!

Research from across the world suggests this substance helps balance blood sugar levels… may help ease the progression of rheumatoid arthritis… and helps insure calcium is absorbed into your bones.

There’s even more good news for men. Studies of this substance show it can cut your risk of prostate cancer by up to 63%.

Research suggests it may cut your risk of leukemia, too.

But there’s a good chance you don’t get enough of this remarkable substance… which I call “the X-Factor.”

Why the X-Factor Is the “Missing Link” in Your Diet

American’s throw away almost 20% of the food they buy. But your distant ancestors couldn’t afford to. They had to struggle to survive. And they wasted nothing.

Especially when hunters brought meat home to their families. We only eat the choicest cuts of meat… but they ate everything they could. Including bone marrow and organ meats.

In fact organ meats – like the liver and kidneys – were considered the prize parts of the animal. Which helps explain a remarkable discovery.

During the 1930s, Weston A. Price – an American dentist – traveled the world. He compared the diets and physical health of traditional cultures to those of modern Western nations.

He found “primitive” cultures eating a traditional diet had less disease than “modern” Westerners. Their teeth were straight and strong. Their bodies toned and healthy. And diseases like arthritis and heart disease were rare.

But whenever these cultures switched to a Western diet, their health declined within years. Children were born with crooked teeth… adults became bent with joint pain… and heart problems grew common.

A key nutrient was missing in these converts to a Western diet. It was the X-Factor. Because they stopped eating rich sources – such as organ meats.

If you add the X-Factor back into your diet, you give your body its strongest defense against many modern-day diseases.

Find Out How the X-Factor Helps Restore Good Health

Big Pharma has no interest in spreading the word about the X-Factor. They’re not in favor of anything that cuts into their profits. And the X-Factor could drain untold millions from their coffers.

That’s why I wrote The X-Factor Revolution: Nature’s “Missing Link” to a Disease-Free Life. In it, I reveal just what the X-Factor is… how much you need… and how to get it.

The X-Factor actually comes in two forms, and you need a balance of the two for maximum benefit. Get it right, and you’ll dramatically cut your risk of disease.

The X-Factor Revolution: Nature’s “Missing Link” to a Disease-Free Life, reveals how the X-Factor fights some of the most common diseases of aging. All with plenty of back-up from top labs and universities.

But don’t worry. This isn’t some long, dry, scholarly volume. I’ve packed all this information into a book most people can read in just a couple of days. And it’s all laid out clearly in layman’s terms.

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About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.



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How Did This Woman Lose 110 Pounds?

My friend and colleague, Alexandra Bradford was personally able to lose over 110 pounds and take her life back into her hands — thanks to the power of this special extract derived from a potent natural healing fat.

Until now, I’ve only been able to give you my natural health research and advice on how beneficial fats make a REAL difference in your diet.

But today, I’m proud to announce the perfect way to get this special healing fat extract into your diet. It’s a special project she has been working on and it’s a labor of love, and I know you’re going to love it too.

Alexandra has partnered with a cutting-edge FDA certified laboratory in the United States that tests everything for purity and cleanliness and she along with her team have developed their very own non-GMO advanced formula from this special extract.

It even contains a few of my favorite antioxidants and vitamins specifically chosen for their little-known fat shedding and energy boosting properties.…

There are just too many benefits of this formula to list here. Click here to discover it now — and everything it can do for you!

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


P.S. She only has a limited supply of this special formula. I assure you, everyone I know wants a bottle. But as a loyal reader, I want YOU to be one of the first to get your hands on it. Find out more right here.


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The Dark Underbelly of Medical Tourism

In 2013, doctors in Maryland sent disturbing news to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two patients had come down with raging infections from bacteria that didn’t respond to normal treatment.

When the CDC investigated, they found a total of 21 victims. And they were spread across six states. The common thread? They had all been to the Dominican Republic for elective surgery.

They were medical tourists. And they’d picked up a bug ordinary antibiotics didn’t touch.

Nine of the 21 had cosmetic surgery performed at the same Dominican clinic. All nine required surgery to root out the infection. Even after surgery, seven needed massive antibiotic treatments for three months or more.

The low healthcare prices in other countries make medical travel tempting. And it’s booming. But before you travel overseas, you need to understand the dark underbelly of this multi-billion dollar business.

Those Big Savings Can Come With Big Risks

Here at Discovery Health Publishing, I think we get more questions on medical tourism than any other topic. The industry has exploded in the last decade or so. And no wonder. You can easily save tens of thousands of dollars on medical care overseas.

The industry makes it almost sound like a lark. You get quality healthcare… plus a luxurious “vacation.” When you get home, you’re relaxed, renewed, and have thousands extra in your pocket.

But, as the folks in the report above discovered, you may bring something extra home, too.

In most cases, you can’t just go back overseas for treatment. You’ll have to stay – and pay – here. So your savings may evaporate anyway. And your legal options are very limited with overseas healthcare providers.

Failures and other complications can lead to huge medical bills. Along with months – or even years – of suffering.

So how do you decide if medical travel is right for you? And how do you find out where to get medical care overseas?

Navigating the Medical Tourism Swamp

The International Board of Medicine and Surgery reports the five most common reasons for medical travel are…

  • Knee and hip replacements
  • Fertility treatments
  • Heart/circulation concerns
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Gastric bypass surgery

In many cases, you can save over half the cost of the same procedures in the U.S. And when you’re spending $20,000… $50,000… or even more, that’s no small savings.

Medical tourism is big business almost everywhere medical costs are lower than in the developed West.

Poland and Hungary have boards promoting medical tourism. So do India, Thailand, South Korea, and Singapore. Central America and the Caribbean are popular destinations, because they’re especially easy to reach from the U.S.

Of course, all these boards focus on the pluses of their own services… such as English-speaking staff, arrangements for travel companions, and various levels of affordability.

Medical travel companies and associations have sprung up like weeds. Many have deals with specific clinics in specific countries… and will steer you to their affiliates.

Reuter’s news service reports some of these groups may not be entirely above board. So look into any association or agency before you turn to them for help.

Here are three other ways to protect yourself – both physically and financially…

  • Talk to your doctor. What are the risks of travel before and after your procedure? What if you experience complications… and which are the most likely to occur?
  • Talk to your insurance company. Some now help people find less expensive – but fully qualified – U.S. hospitals and clinics. You may not have to travel so far to save thousands.
  • If you plan to travel overseas, be sure the hospital/clinic you plan to visit is accredited by the Joint Commission International. This is an offshoot of the top accrediting body for U.S. hospitals.

Healthcare costs in the U.S. are out of sight. But price shouldn’t be the primary driver where your health is concerned. As the patients in our opening story learned the hard way.

Medical travel is a huge – and often confusing – topic. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll delve further into the costs, advantages, and potential pitfalls. Stay tuned.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Cancer Pioneer’s 90-Year-Old Breakthrough Confirmed…

Imagine if we had understood one of the major drivers behind cancer 80 years ago. If we had we might have been able to drastically reduce the number of cancers. And slowed the growth of those that did occur.

How many lives could we have saved? How much misery could we have avoided? Sadly, this isn’t just conjecture. Because new research confirms a cancer secret discovered more than 90 years ago.

In the early 1920s, Otto Warburg showed cancer cells are largely anaerobic. That is, they get most of their energy without using oxygen. Instead, they ferment sugar like some primitive one-celled organisms. Simply put, cancer loves sugar.

This may help explain why so many cancers are linked to obesity. And – as many experts are coming to believe – the answer to beating cancer is metabolic, rather than genetic.

Warburg’s work gave us clues to solving cancer almost a century ago. Sugar was one. But the other may be even more important. In fact, it may be the missing piece of the puzzle to avoiding or eliminating virtually all cancers.

How did the mainstream overlook this important information for so long? And what do you need to know to cut your cancer risk? Read on.

A Science Story Like No Other

Otto Warburg was born into a family of scientists. After earning a doctorate in chemistry and a medical degree, he was named to a post at Germany’s prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. Just a few years before the rise of the Nazis.

Warburg’s father came from an Orthodox Jewish family. Under Nazi law, that meant he couldn’t hold a government job. But he was never arrested… or even fired. He was untouchable. Rumor has it Hitler himself gave the order.

Warburg won a Nobel Prize for his work. And was nominated dozens more times. That’s how important his peers considered his breakthroughs.

But with the discovery of DNA, cancer research moved towards finding a genetic solution. After all, cancer cells are mutants… and that requires changes to DNA. Warburg’s work fell out of favor.

But Belgian scientists recently demonstrated Warburg was right about cancer and sugar. This new research shows sugar feeds cancer growth. The more sugar a tumor can access, the more aggressive it becomes.

The genetic link has led us nowhere. But Warburg’s discoveries have taken on a new luster.

Is There a Two-Part Solution to Cancer?

Fermenting sugar to lactate is less efficient than cellular respiration (which requires oxygen). It creates just a fraction of the ATP – cellular fuel – that healthy cells make. But fermentation can convert large amounts of sugar at a rapid rate.

And this metabolic change has other advantages… for cancer cells. For example, it creates an acidic environment, which helps these rogue cells thrive.

Fermentation also activates Ras proteins – evolutionary holdovers that effect cell growth. Activation of Ras proteins favors rapid cell growth and division. Which is exactly what cancer cells need to spread.

Cutting off cancer’s sugar supply is half the battle against cancer. The other half is oxygen. Combining oxygen with glucose (sugar) is the normal process that creates ATP – your cells’ fuel source.

But fermentation doesn’t like oxygen. That’s why making wine or beer involves allowing yeast to ferment sugars away from oxygen. If you don’t block oxygen from the process, the fermentation fails.

Defeating cancer doesn’t just involve choking off the supply of sugar. Warburg’s research shows you must also flood your body with oxygen.

Is This the Key to Life Without Cancer?

The new Belgian study shows half of Otto Warburg’s work was on track. More sugar equals more aggressive tumors. Sugar feeds fermentation… oxygen fuels healthy cellular respiration.

So how do you slash your risk? You can limit your intake of sugars and starches. That’s the easy part. But how do you flood your body with oxygen?

To answer that question, I wrote a book… “Life Without Cancer.”

I scoured hundreds of sources… cross-referenced scores of studies… and dug into long-overlooked archives. The result is a clear revelation of how oxygen can help you beat cancer.

The mainstream wasted almost 100 years chasing the wrong issues. Now we have further proof Otto Warburg was right.

Why not take the next step and embrace his solution? Life Without Cancer breaks down Warburg’s work… the Cancer Industry’s campaign to keep his life’s work hidden… and simple ways to put Warburg’s discoveries to work for you.

So why not click here to get the whole story? I promise you’ll be 100/% satisfied, or I’ll refund your investment… up to 30 days.

After nearly a century, the mainstream is finally taking Warburg seriously. But don’t expect quick action. After all, cancer treatment is their cash cow. Click here now to discover Life Without Cancer.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Hidden Danger of Antibiotics

Antibiotics can be miraculous. They’ve saved countless lives. They’ve made once-deadly diseases manageable…

But they’ve also made millions of people sick and unhealthy.

Antibiotic misuse is a problem I’ve brought up before. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports a third of antibiotic prescriptions are useless. They’re written for viral infections… that antibiotics can’t help.

Such a waste of money is bad enough. But these pointless prescriptions also add to antibiotic resistance. They help breed bacteria that don’t respond to drugs.

But that’s just the most obvious issue. Antibiotic overuse also creates another problem. One that could affect your health in many ways…

More Than Just a “Bathroom” Problem

If you’ve taken antibiotics, you’ve probably experienced an unpleasant side effect… Diarrhea.

Doctors often suggest eating yogurt to help ease the problem. That’s good advice. But it only restores a very limited range of healthy gut flora.

You see, antibiotics kill a wide range of bacteria. And the bacteria in your gut do much more than you might realize.

Your “gut flora” promotes health in remarkable ways. At least they do when you have a healthy mix of bacteria in your intestines. Here’s how your gut flora can boost your health… when your gut flora itself healthy.

The Benefits of Healthy Gut Flora

Vitamin K helps control blood clotting and is a key element in building strong, healthy bones. Getting enough vitamin K can be a challenge.

But when you have a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut, your vitamin K status improves. Because these bacteria make vitamin K – in a form your body can absorb.

A healthy balance of bacteria in your gut can also help you slim down.

In a 2010 Japanese study, men taking a probiotic mix began losing abdominal fat. A similar group of men taking a placebo didn’t have the same results.

The probiotic group lost 4.6% of their abdominal fat in 12 weeks. Their body mass index dropped… as did their body weight and waist circumference.

The placebo group didn’t see these improvements.

A healthy bacterial “garden” provides other benefits, too. Friendly bacteria…

  • Support insulin sensitivity (fights blood sugar problems)
  • Fight systemic inflammation – a condition that can lead to arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and more
  • Help prevent – or ease – depression

When your gut flora is in good shape it also supports tight junctions. That is, they help keep your intestinal barrier strong – so germs and toxins can’t pass into your body and spread to vital organs.

And these are just a few reasons tending the garden in your gut is so important.

Grow It… Don’t Blow It

Every course of antibiotics wipes out billions of bacteria in your gut. That’s why it’s so important to only take an antibiotic when you really need to. And why I’ve urged you to confirm with your doctor that prescription is necessary.

Eating yogurt is a good stopgap. But it won’t restore the variety of bacteria antibiotics kill. Even a good probiotic supplement can’t do that. But short of a fecal transplant, a supplement is your best defense.

Here’s what to look for in a quality probiotic…

  • A variety of bacterial strains. Find a quality brand that offers at least 6 – 8 strains. And preferably not just Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
  • Billions of CFUs (Colony Forming Units). Recent research estimates your body plays host to some 39 trillion bacteria. Any supplement with less than billions of CFUs is just a drop in the bucket.
  • A guaranteed “live” count based on the expiration date; not the packaging date. A supplement with 5 billion live CFUs when it’s packaged will have far fewer at its expiration date.

Your Bottom Line for Building Optimal Health

There’s no question antibiotics are wonder drugs. They’ve saved millions of lives. But excessive and careless use has led to unintended consequences. And it’s not just because they help build drug-resistant “superbugs.”

As the CDC points out, 1 of every 3 antibiotic prescriptions is pointless. Which means a third of antibiotic use lays waste to your immune defenses. For no good reason at all.

Your goal should be to build and maintain a healthy colony of friendly bacteria in your gut. Which means taking antibiotics only when absolutely necessary.

That means avoiding antibiotics when you have a virus – such as with colds and flus. Eating as though you’re feeding your best friends – plenty of fiber and minimal sugar and starches. And taking a potent probiotic supplement every day.

These simple steps can make all the difference. They’ll help you build a powerful immune system… and a relationship with your body’s best friends that can see you through the worst times ahead.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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The Childhood Disease That’s Putting Thousands of Adults at Risk

In January 2015, Disneyland made the national news. And that news wasn’t good. An outbreak of measles was traced back to the amusement park.

A single infected guest arrived at the park. Within weeks, scores of cases were reported. Not only in California, but in other states, too. Within just 5 weeks, 125 cases came to light. 125 cases of a disease that’s more deadly than most people realize.

You see, measles is highly contagious. But because more and more parents are declining the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine for their children, it’s become a disaster waiting to happen.

Measles could have been wiped out in the U.S. We were that close. But now it’s a major public health threat. We’ve had outbreaks in 2008, 2011, and 2015. It’s just a matter of time before it spirals out of control.

The scary part? Well, it comes in three parts…

  • Measles is far more dangerous than most people realize
  • Outbreaks are almost entirely avoidable
  • These outbreaks are fueled by baseless fears.

You – or your loved ones – may be at risk when the next outbreak occurs. And you need to understand this: Measles is not a benign disease. It can be deadly – especially to adults.

It’s a textbook case of the profit-driven mainstream gone haywire. Here’s what you need to know…

Baseless Fears Turn Into a Giant Health Issue

The big fear has been that vaccines – including MMR – may cause autism. Well, not the vaccines themselves, but a preservative sometimes used in them. This preservative – thimerosal – contains a tiny amount of mercury.

The “link” between mercury and autism was largely based on a flawed study.  The study involved a tiny group – just 12 subjects. This 1998 study linked thimerosal to autism.

But shortly after the study was published, 10 of the 12 co-authors retracted their findings. In other words, they said they were wrong.

Large-scale, controlled studies quickly followed. And they proved the study’s findings were off the mark. Then, in 2010, even more damning information came to light.

Andrew Wakefield – the study’s lead author – had been funded by lawyers. Lawyers suing vaccine makers on behalf of parents of children with autism. Eventually, the entire study was proven a fraud.

Here’s the worst part… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the MMR vaccine never contained thimerosal. So refusing this vaccine just doesn’t make sense.

But the damage has been done. In spite of all the evidence, worried parents continue to decline the MMR vaccine for their children. And those children have started reaching a dangerous age: adulthood.

“It’s Just a Harmless Rash” – Not!

Before the mid-1950s, measles was extremely common. And that’s all most folks know – or remember – about the disease. But its history is a bit darker.

Measles was nearly wiped out in the U.S., but it still kills about 164,000 people each year. And those at highest risk are the very young… and adults.

Yes, adults can get this “childhood disease.” And it hits them much harder than it does children. Adults are far more likely than children to die from measles.

Which is scary when you realize almost half the victims in the 2011 measles outbreak were adults. And that measles is one of the most contagious viruses we know of.

There’s no treatment or cure for measles. And it spreads like wildfire. You can become infected just being in the same room with an infected person. One cough and it’s done.

And because victims are contagious for about four days before symptoms occur, you can be infected long before the person who infects you even knows they’re sick.

That’s probably what happened with the Disney cases.

Which is where things get really scary. Disney’s California theme parks host about 24 million visitors per year. Guests come from every state and almost every country. One infected person could trigger a worldwide outbreak.

If you’re not protected – even as an adult – you could easily be the next mortality statistic.

Don’t Become a Victim of Ignorance

You probably know I often disagree with the medical mainstream. I’m not afraid to call them out when they put greed or tradition ahead of the evidence. But this is one time I’m telling you the evidence says they’re right.

The autism argument is B.S., plain and simple. The MMR vaccine is safe. And it saves lives. It could even save yours.

Measles is no joke. It kills babies and it kills adults. If you or your loved ones haven’t been vaccinated, you need to be. We’ve had serious outbreaks in the U.S. every three years since 2008.  If the pattern holds, 2018 could be a bad year.

Lifesaving Info You Need to Know

If you were born before 1957 – or you’ve already had measles – chances are you’re fine. Up to the mid-1950s, measles was so prevalent that almost everyone was exposed. And they’ve probably developed antibodies.

Immunity to measles seems to last for decades. So, chances are you don’t need a vaccine if you were born before 1957. Even if you’ve never been vaccinated.

If you received two doses of the MMR vaccine as a child, you’re probably still covered, too. But these groups are at increased risk:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Students in colleges and universities
  • Overseas travelers.

If you fall into one of these groups – or if you know your parents declined the MMR vaccine when you were a child – you should be immunized.

Just check with your doctor to be sure you’re not among the handful of people (such as the immuno-compromised) who should avoid the vaccine.

Getting a third dose of the vaccine hasn’t been shown to carry any risk. But it could save your life. So if you’re not in a contra-indicated group, but may be at higher risk… by all means, get vaccinated. Better safe than sorry.

As far as autism goes, there’s no link. But there is a link between adult measles and risk of death. This is one case where following the mainstream could actually save your life.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Is This America’s Real Drug Abuse Problem?

The U.S. has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. More than seven of every 1,000 Americans are behind bars. That’s more than 30% higher than Cuba… over 40% higher than Russia… and more than double the rate in Belarus.

Why are so many Americans behind bars? The “War on Drugs” is a big contributor. Tens upon tens of thousands of our fellow citizens are locked up for possession of tiny amounts of drugs.

At the same time, a bigger drug abuse problem goes almost unreported… and virtually ignored by authorities. It’s a problem that touches almost every family and puts countless thousands at risk every year.

If you guessed it’s prescription drugs, you’re right. But it’s not the abuse of prescription drugs by patients or addicts.

It’s the abuse of prescription drugs by the medical mainstream. And it’s far more common than you might imagine.

Misuse and Abuse by Prescription

Not long ago, I wrote to you about antipsychotic use in cases of dementia. No antipsychotic drug is FDA-approved for dementia. But doctors still routinely prescribe these powerful drugs inappropriately.

I’ve also written to you about doctors over-prescribing opioids. I highlighted the fact that there’s virtually no evidence they’re effective for chronic pain.

But did you know a recent study went even further? Researchers at Brown University compared opioids to ibuprofen in patients who’d been in car accidents. They found opioids were no more effective than ibuprofen.

They also found opioid users were 17.5% more likely to still be taking pain medication after six weeks. This finding suggests the beginnings of dependence.

Even worse, the study’s lead author slammed the science behind opioid use. “You’d think there would be a wealth of studies comparing our ‘go-to’ pain meds,” said ER doc Francesca Beaudoin, “but there just aren’t.”

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

An Apparent Case of Valuing Money Over Health

The problem is so bad, NBC News titled a story on the issue, “The American Greed Report.”

According to NBC, a third of Americans suffer with chronic pain… generating $24 billion in sales of pain-management drugs. And the prescription bonanza has spun out of control.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 99% of the doctors they surveyed prescribed opioid drugs for longer than the suggested three-day period.

Over-prescribing has become a way of life for American doctors. In part, it’s a way to satisfy patient expectations. Many patients now assume their doctor will offer a prescription for whatever ails them – regardless of whether it will help or not.

But it’s also a way to satisfy drug companies… which offer doctors plenty of perks. Nobody wants their monthly lunch – or those free “educational” seminars at golf resorts – to disappear.

Whatever the cause, the problem is almost universal.

Too Many Drugs… Too Little Benefit

A 2016 survey revealed just how widespread the problem is.

In this survey, 27% of the doctors responding said antibiotics are often prescribed when they can’t help.

Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Giving them to someone with a viral infection is pointless. Antibiotics don’t affect viruses.

Yet doctors routinely prescribe antibiotics for viral infections… because it satisfies the patient’s desire to have the doctor “do something.” Think of it this way…

You go to the doctor for a nasty sinus infection. She can take one of two routes. She could say, “Go home, keep warm, drink plenty of fluids, and you’ll be fine in 7 – 10 days.”

Or, she can say, “Go home, keep warm, drink plenty of fluids, take these pills three times a day, and you’ll be fine in 7 – 10 days.”

Which sounds more like your doctor has helped you?

Exactly. The problem is, the antibiotic you take won’t speed your recovery by even a second. But it will help build drug-resistant bacteria.

Meaning, the next time you have a bacterial infection, that antibiotic may be useless.

According to the CDC, almost half of all antibiotic prescriptions are pointless. But those unnecessary prescriptions sure line the drug companies’ pockets…

… with money you could probably use for other things.

Be Brave: Ask Questions

Sometimes, your doctor will suggest a drug you really need. But not always. And you should be on guard for the difference.

Remember: You’re paying the bills. You have the right to question any course of treatment.

But you don’t have to do it in a confrontational way. Most doctors will respond positively to a patient who shows an interest in finding the best course of treatment.

Be positive… be respectful. Ask questions politely. And don’t sound accusatory.

Most doctors respond positively to a patient who wants to take a more active part in their treatment. If your doctor doesn’t… Well, maybe it’s time to find another doctor.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Thompson, D., “U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey,” WebMD.com. Dec 5, 2016.


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5 Breakthroughs for a Longer, Healthier Life

The old cliché says, “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” It’s overused… but it’s true.

Today, I’ll share not one, but five steps that can make your life better. And maybe even longer. They’re all small and simple… but the results can be gigantic.

If you want to live a longer, healthier life, these five recent breakthroughs could be exactly what you’re looking for.

July 2017 – Run for Just One Minute a Day

Want to boost your bone health by 4%? Two British universities found just 60 – 120 seconds of weight-bearing exercise a day can make that much difference.

A single minute of exercise – such as running – boosted bone health by 4%. Women who went more than two minutes showed a 6% improvement.

The researchers called it “high-intensity” exercise. But for pre-menopausal women, it worked out to running at a moderate pace. Post-menopausal women saw the benefit by running at a slow jog.

A 6% boost to bone health may not seem like all that much. But compared to the investment, it’s gigantic. You can’t even soft-boil and egg in 2-1/2 minutes.

But you could prevent a fracture that puts you on the sidelines permanently.

June 2017 – Toss Your Pain Pills

You’ve probably heard all the talk about the opioid crisis. Doctors have been handing out these pain pills like candy for years. And, like sugar, they’re highly addictive.

But they aren’t proven effective for long-term pain management. In fact, there are few studies on opioids that run longer than 12 weeks.

But a small study from Leeds Beckett University strongly suggests you could effectively manage pain for free. How? Mindfulness meditation.

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation a day could raise your pain threshold and increase your pain tolerance. In other words, meditation could make pain seem less painful… and boost your ability to shrug it off.

Mindfulness meditation also eases stress, aids sleep, and improves mood (among other benefits). So meditating may be the most effective ten minutes of your day.

July 2017 – Boost Your Brain the Delicious Way

After cancer, dementia is probably the scariest age-related problem you can face. Imagine your very identity slowly slipping away… and being powerless to do anything about it.

Well, act now, and maybe you won’t be powerless. At least that’s the conclusion reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

According to the report, mature adults who followed the Mediterranean Diet – rich in vegetables and fruits, whole grains, olive oil, and fish – cut their risk of memory and cognitive problems by 35%.

Even folks who followed the diet loosely had a 15% lower risk.

Best of all, most people who switch to a Mediterranean-style diet love it. Because they wind up eating lots of foods that taste great.

July 2017 – Skip the Sugar Substitutes

“Sugar-free” makes everything better, right?

Not according to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers from across Manitoba found artificial sweeteners are linked to both BMI (body mass index) and risk of diabetes and heart trouble.

In fact, their review of 37 studies linked artificial sweeteners to weight gain, bigger waistlines, a greater risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and more heart problems.

Does that mean you should switch back to sugar? No. But you may want to avoid added sugars and artificial sweeteners as much as possible.

The good news here? If you follow a Mediterranean-style diet, you won’t need either. Because you’ll discover there’s so much more to flavor than just sweet.

August 2017 – Spend Just 20 Minutes More on Your Feet

Chances are you’ve heard how a sedentary lifestyle puts you at risk of heart trouble and an early death. But you may not have heard that a very small change can make a huge difference in your risk.

According to researchers in Finland, that small change is just 20 minutes a day.

Over the course of a year, sedentary adults who added just 20 minutes a day to the time they spent on their feet held off the expected loss of muscle mass. And they cut their risk of heart trouble by lowering several markers of heart risk.

In just 20 minutes a day.

The bottom line? Small changes can make a huge difference.

You don’t need radical change to boost your quality of life – or even your chances of living longer. Even these five tiny steps could add years to your life… and make those years healthier and more fulfilling.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Are Nursing Homes Killing Your Parents for Convenience Sake?

The recent deaths of eight residents of a Hollywood (FL) nursing home left relatives – and much of America – shaken. In the aftermath, a long list of the home’s failures emerged.

Sadly, its spotty record is all too common. Stories of nursing home neglect are common. But the stories are rarely this horrific.

These nursing home residents died from the heat. That’s rare. But another problem isn’t. But it is insanely deadly. It’s the “off-label” use of antipsychotic drugs.

Before we go further, consider this…

  • Among older dementia patients, one in 50 will die early if they’re given the drug Seroquel.
  • For the antipsychotic drug – Zyprexa – the number is one in 40.
  • Resperidol – a similar drug – kills one in 27 before their time.
  • And the antipsychotic Haloperidol kills one of every 26 elderly dementia patients within 6 months.

What’s going on here? The answer is simple.

Doctors are writing “off-label” prescriptions for these dangerous drugs. Drugs with side effects that include a huge jump in the risk of early death. Up to a 70% higher risk.

“Off-label” means prescribing a drug for a use not approved by the FDA. And none of these drugs has been approved for dementia.

But if you have a parent or other relative with dementia, there’s a fair chance they’re getting these dangerous drugs anyway.

Playing Russian roulette With Human Lives for Convenience

If you faced a 1 in 26 chance of dying from riding a merry-go-round, would you get on? I doubt it. But doctors often give your loved ones these odds.

The Government Accountability Office found doctors give 1 in 7 home-cared elderly antipsychotic drugs. The numbers are even higher for nursing home residents.

So why are doctors using unapproved drugs? In a word: convenience.

Dementia patients often get agitated, hallucinate, or display other disruptive behaviors. Giving Granny or Grampy an antipsychotic can ease the problem.

It’s an easy way to deal with a tough situation. And many doctors go along with it. Even though these drugs could mean Granny or Grampy will die much sooner.

The FDA required a “black-box” warning on atypical antipsychotics in the mid-2000s. They added them to similar drugs a few years later.  The warning states these drugs raise the risk of early death in older patients by up to 70%.

The warning ends with this chilling statement: “[Established medication name] is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.”

Prescriptions for these drugs have dropped for dementia patients since 2005. But they’re still shockingly common.

Banned, but Still in Use

According to geriatrician Dr. Cheryl Phillips, 14% of nursing home residents were still on antipsychotic drugs in 2012. Including 40% of dementia patients. That’s at least 4 out of 10 taking drugs not approved for their conditions. But proven to lead to an early death in many.

AARP reports the numbers remain as high today. According to their research, these drugs qualify as “chemical restraints” – a use banned by Medicare.

Caring for patients with dementia –at home or in a facility – isn’t easy. But would you want doctors to take a deadly shortcut with your life? One that’s been banned by Medicare? Probably not.

I’ll bet you wouldn’t want your parent’s life cut short for the sake of convenience, either.

But until the folks paying the bills demand a change, nursing homes will keep on using these drugs.

Dementia may be a tragedy. But so is an early death.

As Dr. Phillips points out, most of the “disruptive behaviors” of dementia patients are attempts to communicate. Or responses to being unable to communicate effectively.

We shouldn’t use deadly drugs to quiet our parents and grandparents. We should invest in trying to respond to their needs.

After all, there’s a chance you’ll be in the same position someday. And how would you want to be treated?

Probably not with a drug that could easily kill you in half a year.

Keep a close eye on the medications given to your relatives in nursing homes. Don’t be afraid to question any drug – especially antipsychotics. You’re already paying plenty for your loved one’s care.

You don’t want to pay for their death on top of it.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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