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  1. It's not dementia -- it's drugs

    What if it's not dementia?

    Lose your keys again? Be careful who you tell -- because next thing you know, everyone will be tossing around the "D" word.

    It doesn't take much to get slapped with a dementia diagnosis these days, and it doesn't even matter if you don't actually have the brain-robbing condition. Suddenly, everyone -- your doctors and your own family -- will start treating you like an infant.

    But here's the dirty secret about dementia and even Alzheimer's disease: Up to a third of the people who've been diagnosed with these conditions really have something else entirely -- and that "something" is often completely reversible.

    "Every Alzheimer's expert living today has been fooled," admitted P. Murali Doraiswamy, chief of biological psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, in a recent Wall Street Journal report.

    If the experts can get this one wrong, you can bet your own doctor will too -- more often than he'll ever admit (even to himself). But don't be too hard on him: There are literally dozens of conditions and more than 100 drugs that can mimic dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    If you or someone you love has been hit with the "A" or "D" word, start with the drugs.

    The prime suspects are usually the anticholinergic meds, such as antihistamines and sleeping pills, which are known to rot the brain and even lead to an early death in seniors.

    But they're not the only drugs to watch out for.

    Antidepressants, painkillers, stomach meds, and more -- including many over-the-counter drugs -- can also cause dementia-like symptoms in seniors. And in many cases, stopping the drugs will stop the "dementia," almost like magic.

    That's not to say dementia isn't a real condition. It certainly is -- and while mainstream medicine says it's incurable, there are completely natural ways to slow, stop, and even reverse the damage.

    Douglass Report readers already know all about one of them, since it's the main story in this month's issue. And if you're not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for? Don't miss the next big breakthrough in natural health -- sign up today.

    As a bonus, you'll be able to read every issue I've ever published -- including my recent report on beating dementia -- in my online archives.

  2. Finger-lickin' bad!

    How poison ends up on your dinner table

    It might take a tough man to make a tender bird. But it takes a mad scientist to create the "chicken" on your dinner plate these days.

    In fact, a recent series of tests finds enough drugs to stock a pharmacy hidden inside your chicken -- including Prozac, antibiotics, antihistamines, acetaminophen, and (as if that's not enough) a side of arsenic.

    Yum!

    In one study, researchers tested a poultry byproduct called feather-meal made (obviously) of feathers. That might sound strange, but toxins, drugs and everything else fed to a chicken end up in those feathers.

    That means if it's in the feathers, it's in the meat -- and they found everything short of Col. Sanders' goatee in the feathers.

    First and foremost, they found traces of banned antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin. Poultry farms aren't supposed to use these drugs, but to hell with the rules. They have chickens to grow, and antibiotics plump those birds up fast and easy.

    Just one problem: Along with fatter chickens, the overuse of antibiotics has created a frightening new class of drug-resistant superbugs. So while they get more meat to sell, we get incurable infections.

    The researchers also found caffeine, which stimulates chickens so they stay awake and eat more. But since caffeinated stressed-out chickens have tough meat, the birds need something else to bring them down.

    That would explain the Benadryl and acetaminophen also found in the feather-meal. They're basically tenderizers. That would also explain the PROZAC (!!!!) found in samples of feather-meal from China.

    I'd say that's what you get for buying chicken from China -- but clearly, we have nothing to crow about since the rest of those drug-laced samples were all-American.

    Meanwhile, a second new study finds arsenic in the feather-meal. This is no accident; poultry farmers feed low levels of the poison to their chickens to give the meat that pink glow consumers love so much.

    All this is bad news for chicken-lovers, of course, but don't flip the bird into the trash just yet. Just go organic.

    It'll cost you a wing and a leg, but it'll be worth it.

  3. New standards for sinus infections

    A mainstream medical association is actually urging docs to stop giving out the armloads of meds that usually accompany sinus infections and try a completely natural treatment instead.
  4. Common meds raise death risk

    It's the study every senior on the planet needs to see right now: Some of the world's most common drugs can dramatically boost your risk of an early death when taken together.
  5. Butterbur is nothing to sneeze at

    According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, the herb butterbur is an effective treatment for hay fever.

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