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  1. Homeopathic medicine under attack by the FDA

    The FDA's homeopathic medicine bash-fest backfires

    Earlier this year, the FDA held what the agency almost certainly hoped was going to be a homeopathic bash-fest.

    They scheduled a meeting with relatively little notice, and expected all the big critics of the practice to show up to gripe about homeopathic remedies and how they supposedly don't work.

    The agency was hoping to use all the complaints and criticisms as an excuse to crack down on homeopathy with strict and unnecessary new regulations.

    They stacked the deck... they loaded the dice... the fixed the table... yet they STILL didn't get what they had hoped for, because a funny thing happened on the way to the bash-fest.

    Not only did homeopathic defenders show up, but most of the thousands of letters and emails the agency received were testimonials in SUPPORT of homeopathy.

    So what's the agency doing?

    They're doing something they almost never do. The agency is re-opening the comment period, almost certainly in hopes of gathering more complaints.

    Yes, my friend, if you don't get the results you want... try and try again.

    The agency is acting as if all those testimonials don't really count since they're not studies. But that didn't seem to bother them over the summer when they approved Addyi, the so-called female sex drug.

    All the studies show it barely works or not at all, and even the experts recommended against approving it. But they approved it anyway based largely on testimonials -- testimonials in many cases from women who were paid by the company that makes the drug.

    Talk about a double-standard!

    So allow me to tell you what's REALLY going on here: Millions of Americans are turning to homeopathic remedies and seeing firsthand how well they work. It's gone from something most folks have never heard of to a $3 billion-a-year industry inside of a generation.

    That's $3 billion a year out of Big Pharma's offshore, tax-sheltered bank accounts, so OF COURSE they want a crackdown on homeopathy.

    And since they in essence fund the FDA, they call the shots. But don't be fooled by the rhetoric.

    There are dozens -- perhaps hundreds -- of studies that show the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies, and I have shared many of them with you right here in House Calls.

    Earlier this year, for example, a study found that homeopathic remedies are actually BETTER than drugs at easing depression and hot flashes in women suffering from menopause.

    Homeopathic remedies have also been shown to be effective for everything from pain to allergies to depression.

    They key is in understanding how they work. You don't, for example, pop any old homeopathic allergy pill and expect results; these remedies are carefully matched to causes and symptoms and you need to choose the one that best fits the specifics of your condition.

    Since the remedies are safe, you can feel free to experiment a little for non-urgent conditions. But if you need more help, or more immediate help, speak to either a holistic medical doctor or a pharmacist who specializes in natural remedies.

    And meanwhile be sure to let the FDA know how you feel about homeopathy and their proposed new -- and entirely unnecessary -- regulations. You can add your own note of support for this safe, natural and effective form of healing by clicking here.

  2. Knee replacement surgery ups heart attack risk

    Important heart warning for hip or knee surgery patients

    Show me a senior who's had a knee or hip replacement, and I'll show you someone living in disappointment -- because more times than not, those surgeries don't deliver on the promise of less pain and more movement.

    Surgeons know it, too.

    They know only certain patients are ideal candidates for the surgery. They offer it to just about everyone else anyway because they make tons of money off it: Last year, Medicare spent $7 billion just on hospitalization costs related to knee and hip replacements.

    But the real risk isn't money, and it's not even the disappointment -- because new research shows you could end up paying the ultimate price for your new knee or hip -- your very life.

    These surgeries can trigger a heart attack, especially in the days and weeks right after the procedure as the strain from the drugs and anesthesia and the stress of the surgery itself take a toll on the body.

    In the first 30 days after a total knee replacement, your risk of a heart attack jumps by 800 percent when compared to folks who don't have the surgery.
    And in the first month after a hip replacement, that risk jumps by 400 percent, according to the study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.

    And after that you're STILL not out of the woods. While the heart risk normalizes after that all-important first month, the surgery also comes with a risk of a blood clot in the lung or veins... and that risk lasts for years.

    But what's so outrageous here isn't just that the risk exists. It's that the entire industry has been trying to cover it up for years.

    When researchers have studied the link between knee and hip replacement surgery and heart risk in the past, they've ignored the damning data from that all-important first month.

    They're all protecting that $7 billion gravy train. Even now, with the true risks finally revealed, "experts" who are of course part of the industry are urging seniors to get the surgery anyway.

    Don't fall for it, my friend. This kind of surgery should be an absolute last resort, after you've tried the non-invasive and nondrug therapies that have helped many to overcome the pain and mobility problems.

    In most cases, however, you'll find you won't need that surgery after all.

    I had the full scoop on one cutting-edge therapy that has had my own patients cancelling their knee and hip surgeries in the May 2014 edition of my subscription newsletter, Health Revelations.

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  3. Prostate cancer often needs no treatment at all

    Low-risk prostate tumors almost never turn into potentially deadly cancers -- and even when they do, there's plenty of time to treat them.
  4. Sleep can give your immune system the power to fight the cold

    Sleep is critical to immune function, and new research shows how getting what you need can slash your risk of catching a cold even if you've been exposed to the virus.
  5. Hamburger contaminated with bacteria

    Hamburger is crawling with the filthy fecal germs that cause food poisoning, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.
  6. Protein can protect your arteries

    Protein is an essential part of any diet, and new research finds that animal protein in particular can help stop your arteries from hardening.
  7. Dementia again linked to diabetes

    The brain 'plaques and tangles' linked to dementia are common in diabetics long before they show any sign of the brain disorder, according to a new study.
  8. DPP-4 inhibitors for diabetes linked to joint pain

    DPP-4 inhibitors, drugs taken by millions of diabetics, can cause sudden and severe joint pain, according to a new FDA warning.
  9. Omega-3 fatty acids improve cognitive function

    Omega-3 fatty acids can boost cognitive function, but a new study claims otherwise. The problem isn't the fish oil -- it's the study, which has eight major problems!
  10. Bagged salad hiding dangerous bacteria

    Bagged salads are supposedly washed, double washed and "triple washed," but a new study finds 90 percent of disease-causing germs can survive the rinse and make you sick.
  11. Statins given to elderly based on no evidence

    Statins for the healthy elderly? Even mainstream guidelines say that's ridiculous! But healthy older folks are getting them anyway, and that could be a deadly mistake.
  12. Knee replacement linked to infection risk from oral bacteria

    Knee replacements can become infected years after surgery from oral bacteria if you floss too aggressively, a new study finds.
  13. Antibiotics linked to diabetes risk

    New study reveals antibiotics could increase your risk of diabetes by up to 50 percent!
  14. Psoriasis doubles depression risk

    Psoriasis can double the risk of depression, a new study finds -- but that's a risk you don't have to face if you beat this condition naturally.
  15. Beat osteoporosis with growth hormone

    Growth hormone can help women with osteoporosis avoid crippling falls and bone breaks, a new study confirms.
  16. Aspirin is the wrong way to cut colon risk

    Researchers claim aspirin can cut the risk of colorectal cancers -- but neglect to point out that you're far more likely to battle serious side effects such as bleeding.
  17. New drug approvals hit record levels

    Drug approvals are hitting record levels, with the FDA now approving almost every new drug sent its way. In fact, the agency has issued just one real rejection this year.
  18. Fight metabolic syndrome with magnesium and calcium

    Metabolic syndrome is a major risk factor for chronic disease, but you can slash your risk by simply boosting your intake of magnesium and calcium.
  19. Mastectomy doesn't boost survival for 'stage 0' breast cancer

    Mastectomy is a common choice for women with ductal carcinoma in situ, or "stage 0 breast cancer," but it shouldn't be as new research shows it doesn't increase survival.
  20. Olive oil can keep you healthy

    Olive oil can help improve your health, fighting off blood sugar spikes after meals and cutting levels of triglycerides and two types of bad cholesterol.

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