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The REAL nutrient deficiency behind America’s osteoporosis epidemic

(Hint: It’s not calcium!) There’s an epidemic of osteoporosis in older women in the U.S. Each year, it leads to 1.5 million dangerous—and even fatal—bone fractures. But I have always been curious why osteoporosis is virtually unknown in East and Southeast Asian women. That’s why two recent Asian studies caught my eye. Problems with low …

Ghost plant disappearing from the wild

Today, in the spirit of the season, I’m going to talk about a rare perennial plant called monotropa uniflora or ghost plant. If you stumble upon this spooky plant growing in the wild, you may mistake it for a mushroom or a fungus because of its lack of color. The plant doesn’t conduct photosynthesis, so …

The wrong operation for the wrong problem

The meniscus is a sliver of joint cartilage that acts as a cushion in your knee. Older adults who have osteoarthritis of the knee often suffer meniscus tears. Marathon runners and other extreme athletes also suffer from them. With a torn meniscus your knee is painful and swollen, and it may feel as if it …

Useless medical procedures to avoid at all costs

It’s no secret, the FDA is a dysfunctional cesspool of mediocracy and double standards. And it baffles me how many harmful drugs make it through the agency’s regulatory process. But here’s something a lot harder to swallow… There is no regulatory process required to determine the safety and effectiveness of surgical and medical procedures before …

My safe, natural, effective, and inexpensive way to end the opioid addiction epidemic

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found a disturbing new trend among both legal and illegal drug users. Over the last nine years, heroin use and overdose has tripled. But illegal opioids aren’t the only problem. There are also increasing deaths from legal, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, codeine, OxyContin, and other prescription pain killers. …

FDA continues to turn blind eye to pain drug problems

Yesterday, I told you about the former FDA Commissioner who faces a federal racketeering lawsuit that alleges she used her government position to reap financial gain. The lawsuit also alleges she ignored pleas from public health experts, researchers, doctors, and patient organizations to place “black box” warnings on deadly and dangerous drugs. Thankfully, not all …

Natural pain relief in any weather

Summer weather — with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes — is upon us. You may even feel it in your joints when a storm is coming. In fact, many people can predict the weather (at least as well as the TV meteorologists) based upon these feelings in their bones and joints. Many patients and doctors also …

The new meaning of “tell me where it hurts”

What your aching body is REALLY telling you about your emotional and mental state By now the whole nation knows about the disaster of prescription pain drugs. Of course, Insiders’ Cures readers knew this train wreck was coming down the track years ago…and you also already know that there are safe and effective non-drug approaches …

Road to perdition paved with pain pills

My old colleague and science journalist Faye Flam recently wrote a superb article for Bloomberg News about the pain drug epidemic in this country. In it, she reviews some important medical and public health research recently published on pain drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and others. These drugs belong to the family of drugs known …

Six supplements to avoid if you have arthritis

Many safe, natural approaches can help you relieve and even reverse your chronic pain, whether you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, degenerative and herniated spinal discs, or fibromyalgia. And I recently launched a comprehensive pain-reversing protocol that outlines all these science-backed approaches. In one section of my new pain protocol, you’ll learn everything you …


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