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  1. PPIs in new fracture link

    If a permanent case of the runs isn't enough to keep you away from proton pump inhibitors, maybe this will do the trick: These drugs can also leave you crippled for the rest of your life.

    I've told you before how PPIs can block the absorption of both calcium and magnesium, leaving you high and dry when it comes to the two nutrients your bones need most.

    Now, a new study shows what actually happens to those bones (in case it's not already obvious). A rock-solid new study out of Harvard that used data on some 80,000 nurses tracked since 1982 found that these meds can boost the risk of hip fractures by more than a third.

    Think that's bad? The increase in risk shoots up to 50 percent in women who take these drugs for at least six years.

    Now, if you've never taken a PPI you probably think it's nuts to take them for six years. And you're right -- it's nuts to take them for even six minutes.

    But these meds are like crack for heartburn patients.

    The more you take them, the more you need them -- because every time you try to stop, the stomach acid comes back with a vengeance.

    It's called acid rebound, and it's not a return of the original problem. It's a worsening of it that's CAUSED by the drugs, leading to a vicious cycle of meds that can go on for years or even decades.

    The best way to avoid all that is to not get started on these drugs in the first place.

    I've found the simplest way to get relief from stomach acid problems is with eight ounces of freshly squeezed cabbage juice, taken as often as necessary.

    If that doesn't work, you'll need to make some bigger changes. I have everything you need to know about out-of-control stomach acid problems -- and how to stop them cold -- in the August 2009 issue of the Douglass Report.

    Not a subscriber? I've got the cure for that right here.

  2. Study paints false picture of GERD treatments

    How do you make a bad treatment look good? Compare it to something even worse!

    A new study compares the effectiveness of a popular antacid to surgery for patients who suffer from severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) if those are the only choices.

    But there's a reason they want you to think that -- these meds are ineffective and dangerous. They're also among Big Pharma's biggest sellers. They don't want to risk it all by comparing them to something that might actually work.

    So instead, the researchers compared the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole, which is often sold as Prilosec, to the surgical procedure.

    Not that it matters, because it's a lousy study funded by Big Pharma...but after 12 years, the researchers found neither method to be especially great. The surgery patients had somewhat better control of their symptoms -- but 38 percent of them ended up on the meds anyway.

    The pill poppers, on the other hand, didn't have to worry about the complications and side effects of surgery. But if I were them, I'd be very worried about the effects of 12 years of drug use on the stomach -- trust me, it can get ugly in there.

    These over-prescribed meds not only have nasty side effects, but they'll actually make acid reflux problems like GERD worse, not better, over the long term -- especially if you try to stop taking them.

    But it's an empty debate over a meaningless study anyway, because you're not limited to dangerous drugs or risky surgery.

    I've found freshly squeezed cabbage juice -- and I mean a real fresh cabbage, run through a juicer or blender -- often does the trick. Drink an 8-ounce glass as often as you need to.

    In many cases, reflux is caused by too LITTLE acid, not too much. Even if you have a doctor astute enough to realize this (and you probably don't), he'll try to get you to take hydrochloric acid tablets to make up for what's missing.

    But don't bite into those -- they come with problems of their own.

    I wrote extensively about this in the August issue of the Douglass Report, including some natural ways to get your stomach acid flowing again and the dietary changes that can help end your problems for good. Click here to sign up for the Douglass Report today.

    Whatever you do, skip the drugs AND surgeries -- they're dangerous and don't work.

  3. No Sweat

    For the past few decades, we've been continually bombarded by exercise propaganda that tells us bouncing around and working up a sweat is the key to good health.

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