Saturday, 21 September 2013

An Ounce Of Prevention...

from 'Confirmed: Navy Yard Shooter Was On Anti-Depressant Trazodone' - Paul Joseph Watson - Sept. 19  (via G. Edward Griffin's weekly 'Unfiltered News/Reality Zone' e-newsletter for Sept. 14-20) 

A pet peeve of mine (worthy of standing alone as a blog): How far off the track of sanity we have gotten by following 'Doctor's orders' - taking the route of the medical-pharmaceutical complex.  Don't get me started, except for a quick comment... 

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  • Peter a day ago

  • Although, I always agree with Alex Jones, including Big Pharma, this is where I take great exception. His crusade against antidepressants is irresponsible and foolish. I agree with one of the other comments. Scaring depressed people out of medication is cruel, stupid, primitive, and generally unhelpful. In the past, I defended Alex when he was accused of `fear mongering', but now I am increasingly starting to believe he has another agenda or doesn't always get his facts straight. I take Trazadone to help me sleep. While my antidepressants are a great help, I can appreciate that in rare cases they can be dangerous if taken excessively or by those who also take non-prescribed drugs or have severe mental health issues. It is time for Alex Jones to step back and think about what he is doing. To do otherwise is deluded and arrogant.
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    • kibitzer3 Peter a few seconds ago [now just gone Sat. Sept. 21]

    • Depression and insomnia are symptoms, not illnesses. Taking meds for symptoms is simply to mask them, and thus not get to the underlying, causal conditions. Allopathic medicine - i.e., drug-based medicine - is guaranteed to make conditions worse, not better, except in a Band-aid way - plus with their dangerous side effects. We need to get to holistic medicine - medical practices that get to the underlying causes of conditions - and fast. 

    • Sometimes it can be a very simple 'call'. A lack of serotonin - which can cause depression - can be simply a matter of being low in vitamin B6, e.g., which causes an amino acid called tryptophan, which is a necessary precursor to the manufacture of serotonin in the body, to misfire and take another biochemical route. Result: low serotonin levels. The list of naturopathic approaches to these matters goes on. It's time for Change, alright. REAL Change.

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