1. Deadly radiation being used to diagnose gout

    Are you trading gout for cancer?

    When you're suffering from an undiagnosed case of gout, the first few moments of the day are physical AND mental torture. Because the second your foot hits the floor... the moment that wave of agonizing pain shoots from your big toe to your knee... you're hit with a depressing realization.

    This is the best you're going to feel all day.

    But if you're sick of waddling through life like a wounded penguin... if you're ready to conquer gout once and for all... the folks at the Mayo Clinic have an "exciting" new plan to get you diagnosed fast so you can start on the road to recovery.

    And all they need to do is give you a TEENY bit of cancer first.

    In the latest performance in mainstream medicine's theater of the absurd, some prominent doctors actually want to start using dangerous CT scans to diagnose your gout. These scans are so toxic that they can deliver 150 TIMES more radiation than an X-ray, and could DOUBLE your risk of certain cancers.

    Listen, I have a name for doctors who find gout difficult to diagnose -- morons. It's practically easier to spot than measles, and even if your doc jabs you with a needle and performs a tissue test, he is probably just being thorough -- he already knows you have gout.

    But you'd better believe there's a heck of a lot more money to be made zapping you with radiation -- in fact, a typical CT scan can run in the THOUSANDS as you're paying for the scan AND some high-priced radiologist to interpret the results.

    If you're trying to get the upper hand on gout, skip the drugs and give this natural cure a try instead. And if your doc recommends a CT scan to "be sure" of your diagnosis, do the one thing that could save you from a chemo drip -- limp your way out of his office as quick as you can and get a second opinion.

  2. Cherries for osteoarthritis isn't as sweet as it sounds

    Cherries for osteoarthritis isn't as sweet as it sounds

    It's one of those things that sound too good to be true... and sure enough, it is.

    A new study makes the claim that cherries can beat osteoarthritis pain. But as it turns out, not just any cherries -- it has to be tart cherry juice. And in this three-week study, patients who drank two glasses a day say it reduced their levels of osteoarthritis pain by 20 percent.

    Big whoop.

    Throw in the fact that this was a small study with no control group, and I'm even less impressed. Add the fact that tart cherry juice is expensive and two glasses a day will quickly break the bank, and I'm REALLY not impressed.

    About the best thing I can say about this is that it might be at least as effective as some meds, since osteoarthritis meds themselves aren't very effective.

    Plus, cherries come with no side effects, act as a natural anti-inflammatory, and are loaded with antioxidants.

    So if you like cherries, eat cherries or even try a glass of tart cherry juice.

    But if you're looking to beat the pain of osteoarthritis -- or avoid getting it in the first place -- you've got much better options, and I'll have a full report on SEVEN all-natural solutions in the September issue of my Douglass Report newsletter.

    None of them are tart, most of them are cheap, and one of them might even save you money.

    It'll be mailed out in just a few short weeks, so watch for it in your mailbox. And if you're not already a subscriber, here's your chance. A full year of my Douglass Report is cheaper than three weeks of tart cherry juice.

  3. Double trouble over gout treatment

    The only thing worse than one bad med is two -- and if you're battling gout, that's exactly what's on the menu next: two bad meds.

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