William Campbell Douglass II

  1. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can damage the brain

    Damaging prostate treatment could turn your brain to mush

    The most important thing in a man's life besides his family isn't his money, his job or even his favorite sports team.

    It's what you'll find right below his belt!

    In fact, the relationship between a man and his plumbing is SO important that just two little words could send him into a panic worse than if he'd suddenly lost all his money AND his job on the same day his team moved out of town.

    Those two little words are, of course, prostate cancer. And as soon as they leave the doctor's lips even the smartest of men will do the dumbest of things, and I don't mean clearing out the retirement account to fulfill some bucket-list fantasy.

    No, the dumb move comes from actually listening to his doctor -- when he blindly rushes into getting a harmful treatment for a harmless tumor. And when it comes to harmful treatments for prostate cancer, the worst of the lot might be hormone therapy.

    This treatment robs you of testosterone and practically turns you into a girl, minus the dress (but you might end up getting fitted for a bra since "man boobs" is a possible side effect).

    And the risks don't end with diminished manliness. Testosterone is also a key BRAIN hormone, which is why new research finds hormone therapy can leave you foggier than London.

    Within six months of treatment, you could suffer from memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating and even problems with learning, according to the new study.

    Some men hadn't recovered by the end of the yearlong study -- and who knows, for them, the brain damage could even be permanent.

    What's especially terrible about this is that even many mainstream doctors now admit that hormone therapy is just about the WORST possible way to treat prostate cancer.

    But some docs have made a career out of specializing in it, and they're not about to learn any new tricks now. Since studies show many men don't get second opinions, too many still get hoodwinked into hormone therapy without ever knowing they had other options... including the option to do NOTHING.

    Fact is, most prostate tumors are 100 percent harmless and don't even need to be screened, much less treated. And if you've got a rare tumor that does need attention, you've got much better options.

    Seek the advice of a naturopathic medical doctor experienced in cancer care. I recommend a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

    Playing for your team,

    William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

  2. Multivitamins can fight stress

    Boost your mood and beat stress with this simple vitamin secret

    "Expensive urine." If you take vitamins, your own doc has probably thrown that term in your face in an attempt to get you off your supplements and onto prescription drugs.

    Maybe he's even said it enough times already that you're starting to worry that your vitamins really are going in one end and out the other.

    Well worry no more, friend -- and I mean that literally!

    New research shows how just one swallow of the most basic supplements of all -- your daily multivitamin -- can chase your worries away, helping to ease anxiety and stress and boost your mood.

    Women in the new study were given either a multivitamin with minerals or a placebo, and then took the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale.

    If the ones who took supplements were simply making "expensive urine," they should have had the same exact results as those on the placebo.

    But that's not what happened.

    Woman who got the real deal felt a real difference, with measurable improvements on the DASS -- and the biggest boost of all came in perceived levels of mental stress.

    Ready for the most amazing part? This wasn't some benefit that took days or weeks to appear. It kicked in immediately, because the study measured the effects of just a single dose.

    If that's what a multi can do for you when taken just once, imagine what it can do for you if you take it every day. Better yet, don't imagine -- make sure you take your vitamins, and don't miss a day, because the effects go far beyond busting up that stress.

    Multivitamins help establish your first line of defense, giving your immune system the power it needs to fight chronic disease, which is why a study earlier this year found that a multivitamin with minerals slashes the risk of heart disease in women by 35 percent.

    Other studies have shown that multis can cut the risk of cancer in men and women alike.

    The key is to make sure you don't take El Cheap-o pills and get the real deal: a quality multivitamin with the right levels of key nutrients, including essential minerals.

    Will you pay a little more? Yes, a little -- but it's worth the extra scratch, because you're not saving any money if you're buying a vitamin that's useless. That's how you really do make "expensive urine."

    Your stress buster,

    William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

  3. Low-carb diet won't cause weight gain

    Daffy new attack on the healthy low carb diet is for the birds

    If those PETA pinkos knew of all the rare and exotic animals I've had for dinner over the years, they'd probably form a picket line around my dining table.

    I've had bison and gator in America... giraffe and zebra in Africa... and lizards and peacocks in Asia. But there's one not so rare bird that I've never tasted before, and that bird is crow.

    I'm never afraid to admit when I'm wrong -- so if the new study claiming low-carb diets are dangerous for seniors with heart problems had even a ring of truth to it, I'd throw Heckle and Jeckle on the grill tonight and describe every bite to you.

    But if anyone's going to be eating a heaping plate of crow it's going to be the bird-brains behind this new study... because it actually proves no such thing.

    Sure, it got them a few cheap headlines when they claimed that replacing carbs with animal protein will increase the risk of weight gain by 90 percent and death by 59 percent in older folks at risk for heart disease.

    But before you trade your steak for fries... before you skip the burger but eat the bun... there's one tiny detail you need to see: this supposed study of low-carb dieters included ZERO actual low-carb dieters. Continue reading

  4. Celiac disease linked to neuropathy

    Could gluten be attacking your nerves?

    You'd think that celiac disease would be punishment enough. One hint of gluten, and you're battling the stomach-wrecking, body-breaking pain and misery of this nightmare condition.

    But the disease isn't done with you yet.

    Celiac packs plenty of other risks -- risks that aren't as immediate or obvious as the ones you've come to know and dread.

    Deep inside your body, celiac disease could be slowly causing damage to your nerves, setting the stage for painful and potentially permanent neuropathy years down the road.

    About one in every 133 Americans is battling celiac, and if you're in the group your risk of suffering from debilitating neuropathy jumps by 250 percent, according to a new study published online in JAMA Neurology. Continue reading

  5. Ease seasonal allergies with probiotics

    The barnyard secret to beating hay fever

    You can lead a scientist to raw milk... but you can't make him drink!

    Decades of MAINSTREAM research proves the best way to end the sniffles and sneezes of seasonal allergies is to get back to basics and drink farm-fresh raw milk.

    The healthy bacteria in raw milk -- the bacteria KILLED by pasteurization -- is nature's number one immune-booster, giving your body the power to fight the reaction to pollen, ragweed and all those other seasonal misery-makers.

    Of course, most docs won't admit that. Not long ago, they wouldn't even admit there's a connection between bacteria and allergy control. Continue reading

  6. Warfarin linked to new risks in the obese

    Overweight? This common heart drug could be KILLING you

    If you've ever had a battle with rats, you know how tough those little buggers are. Some of them just don't know how to die!

    Years ago, one of the most effective ways to kill a rat was to leave out a poison containing the very same warfarin that's used as a blood thinner by millions of Americans today.

    It worked... for a little while. But it's less effective these days as the rats become resistant to it.

    But for us humans, the exact OPPOSITE is happening.

    As time goes on, we're not getting more resistant to it. We're getting more HURT by it -- and new research spots the surprising reason: The fatter we get, the more likely we are to suffer the drug's infamous risk of internal bleeding. Continue reading

  7. Obamacare is causing overcrowded ERs

    Nightmarishly long ER waits could put your life in danger

    What do the DMV, Disneyland and your local emergency room all have in common?

    Here's a hint: You could take your grandkids on Space Mountain -- twice -- and then renew your driver's license in less than the time it takes to see a doctor in the ER these days.

    Hospital waits are so long you'd think they were handing out money instead of $30 aspirins.

    Obamacare promised to change all that, but new numbers show -- surprise, surprise, surprise! -- that was just another lefty lie. Continue reading

  8. Price of diabetes drugs on the rise

    Big Pharma's dirty tricks send diabetes drug prices skyrocketing 169%

    It's not your imagination. If you're diabetic your prescription costs are burning through your wallet faster than your wife on a shopping spree.

    The cost of diabetes drugs is shooting through the roof, in large part because Big Pharma knows they've got you trapped, like a rat in a maze with only one way out.

    You need the drugs. You'll die without them. So what do they do? They jack the price up by as much as 169 percent!

    Similar drugs from different companies are rising by the same amounts at the same time, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Take the popular diabetes drugs Lantus and Levemir for example. Since 2009 these two drugs have made 13 nearly identical price jumps in almost perfect tandem -- and that's a sure sign this isn't the free market at work. Continue reading

  9. High blood sugar linked to dementia

    Blood sugar shocker: Alzheimer's linked to "normal" glucose levels

    If the majority of your doctor's appointments end up with you being lectured about bringing your cholesterol levels down, you're not alone.

    The truth is most docs are positively obsessed with LDL levels, fixating on cholesterol the way Glenn Close is infatuated with poor Michael Douglas in "Fatal Attraction."

    But while he's unnecessarily obsessing over your cholesterol -- and lecturing you about LDL -- he's totally missing the boat on what REALLY matters most: your blood sugar levels.

    If you're not diabetic and your blood sugar levels are anywhere in the ballpark of normal -- even if they're a little on the high side -- chances are he won't even mention them. Continue reading

  10. Fruit can make your hungrier

    So-called "healthy" snack is a diet destroying sugar bomb in disguise

    If you stroll into your pal's house and notice the fruit bowl has been emptied of coins, keys and junk mail, and filled with actual fruit instead, then it's a pretty safe bet he's been badgered into yet another diet attempt.

    If you want your buddy's weight loss efforts to succeed wait for him to leave the room... and then quick, like a bunny, toss that fruit in the trash!

    Because I'm sure his doc has convinced him the best way to lose weight is to snack on more fruit, but the truth is you couldn't dish out worse advice if you tried -- because fruit is actually a LOUSY diet snack.

    New research finds that fruit's natural sugar, fructose, can induce so much hunger that simply taking a bite of an apple could have you suddenly craving chips and other garbage. Continue reading

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