For the past two weeks Surviving The 21st Century has focused on the dietary supplement Crila. Crilia is derived from the Vietnamese herb Crinum latifolium. We invited Sue McKinney CEO of Crila Health to join the panel of Mannie Barling, Ashley F. Brooks and Simon Barrett to share the Crila story.

It is very rare that we discuss a specific dietary supplement as we do not wish to be seen as endorsing products. We prefer to leave that to the many ‘snake oil’ salesmen on late night TV and the Internet.

In fact I will admit that when the idea of doing a program on Crila first came up, I was quite frankly dubious. Were we risking our hard earned reputation? More importantly and much more serious, were we potentially helping or harming somepeoples health?

I decided to go along with the program, but at the first sign of Snake Oil, the rabid Pit Bull in me would come tumbling out.

Actually I had nothing to worry about. Sue McKinney is the first to admit that Crila is not a wonder drug, it won’t make you live to be 200 years old, it does not remove wrinkles around the eyes, and it does not promote growth of male appendages!

Crila does however seem to be very effective in treating certain conditions. It has been and continues to be the subject of independent scientific study. In Vietnam it has achieved the equivalent of FDA approval as an approved medicinal drug.

Do not take that statement lightly. Vietnam is a very advanced country with some excellent researchers and rigorous drug standards.

Crila seems to be particularly effective in two areas. Treating male prostate gland issues, which is a very common issue with males over 50, and with the Bay Boomer generation aging, it is an ever growing concern today.

It has also proved to be very effective for menopausal women. It appears to have many of the abilities found in HRT drugs (Hormone Replacement Treatment) without the nasty side effects (Strokes etc).

Sue McKinney and Ashley F. Brooks spent some time discussing HRT drugs, and specifically where they come from.


PREgnent MAres uRINe!

Hint – use some of the capitalized letters to make a well know drug name….

Apparently if you crush one of the tablets and add a small amount of water you can enjoy the odoriferous source in the comfort of your own home.

If you missed the live programs, the recordings can be found here (July/9 2011) and here (July/16 2011).

I walked in as a skeptic, but obviously this is a product that shows great potential. It will be interesting to watch what happens next. If it is as effective as the research indicates, Big Pharma will be forced to react. The direction they may take is unknown, but I could guess on a few possibilities.

For more information on Crila please visit

For more information about Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks please visit

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