Why not Use Natural Alternatives?
~Eric Geoffrey von Leonard Plott~ June 15, 2015
Depression is A Condition rising to near Epidemic status throughout the country. The National Institute of Mental Health has Estimated that 10 Million Americans are seriously depressed.
Everyone from the young Child to mature adult seems susceptible and doctors have been more than eager to write prescriptions for anti-depressants such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and others. But is the pharmaceutical answer the correct one? Are the dangerous side effects worth it, or even necessary?
These wild, unfortunate (and well-documented) side effects include agression, hostility, hallucinations, confusion, seizures, as well as suicidal and homicidal thoughts.
There have been many shootings, suicides, and murders within school and family settings, in which the instigator has been under "Treatment" by these anti-depressants. I don't know how you feel about it, but to me, that does not sound like medicine.
Unintended side-effects create harrowing, waking nightmares.
The anti-depressants listed above belong to a class known as SSRI anti-depressants- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Seotonin is the neurotransmitter believed to help people maintain the feelings of well-being, happiness, worthiness, and so on. The goal of SSRIs is to prevent reabsorption of already- present serotonin, helping to maintaining balance within the brain.
Here we stumble on the initial problem. To quote Dr.Ann Blake Tracy PhD, Author of "Prozac- Panacea or Pandora?"
"The Last 15 years of my life have been devoted full time to researching and writing about SSRI antidepressants. Research on serotonin has been clear...That the most damaging thing that could be done to the...System would be to impair one's ability to metabolize serotonin. Yet that is exactly how SSRI antidepressants exert their effects.
For decades research has shown that impairing seoronin metabolism will produce...hostility. Violent crime...Impulsive behavior with now concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.
Can you remember two decades ago when depressed people used to slip away quietly to kill themselves rather than killing everyone around them and then themselves as they do while taking SSRI antidepressants?
A Study out of the University of Southern California in 1996 looked at a group of mutant mice in an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. These genetically engineered mice were the most violent creatures they had ever witnessed.
They were born lacking the...Enzyme which metabolizes serotonin. As a result their brains were awash in serotonin. This excess serotonin is what the researchers determined was the cause for this extreme violence. Antidepressants produce the same end result as they inhibit the metabolism of serotonin.
It is believed that the high seotonin levels over stimulate the brain stem leading to a lack of muscle paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patients to act out the dreams of nightmares they are having.
Connecticut witnessed the Prozac induced case of Kely Silkk several years ago.
This young mother attacked her fmaily with a knife, then set the house on fire killing all but her 8 year old daughter who ran to the neighbors.
As she stood blessing and screaming for help she explained, 'Help! My mommy is having a nightmare!'
Why Didn't they warn us?
Well, I did...Or At least I have been for nearly half a decade or longer.... Prozac itself was a dangerous matter right out the gate. Released to the public in '88. By the winter of '95 there had been over 35,000 reported adverse reactions (Including hallucinations, hostility, assault, manslaughter, and suicide) and nearly 2,400 deaths (Source: The Dark Side of Prozac).
The Manufacturer, Eli Lilly, hid knowledge from initial testing that SSRIs did in fact cause these suicidal/homicidal tendencies. Moreover, their testing was extremely limited with most placebo trails lasting only a mere 5-6 weeks.
Reports demonstrate 86% of testing patients remained under study for less than three months, with less than 300 people actually staying in the study for its full course.
This is very troubling. It demonstrates a serious lack of cautionary procedures such as researching the long term effects of drugs like these. More or less, the unsuspecting citizens have been guinea pigs in a mass experiment on the safety of these harmful drugs.
My heart goes out to the many who've suffered losses due to this- no one should be traumatized, suffer, or be murdered at the expense of corporate profiteering and lack of care towards its customers and the public.
Interestingly enough, research suggests that in terms of pharmacology SSRIs don't truly function like a sedative/anti-depressent, they are a stimulant. They actually belong under the category of AMPHETAMINES.
This is partly what stirs agitation and hostility issues within patients and the reason these drugs are often prescribed alongside a sedative. Many Scientists have likened Prozac and friends to a legal form of cacaine, when regarding its actual effect on our body and metal state.
ENOUGH'S ENOUGH- What Are The Alternatives?
If anyone is seriously looking into treatment options for depression, I highly recommend exploring other options. Many people are rightfully turning back to their roots, medicating through nature's various solutions. One Such option is St.John;s Wort (Which we sell on this website along with MORINGA Which helps tremendously!)
Regarding depression, St.John's Wort is believed to cause an increase in the level of nerve impulse transmitters within the brain. These transmitters maintain normal mood and emotional stability that is needed to fight the effects of depression, anxiety, apathy, insomnia, anorexia and the general feeling of worthlessness.
A Research project by Dr.Klaus Linde, from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich Pooled data from 29 studies involving 5,489 patients with mild to moderately severe depression.
He commented that "Overall, the St John's Wort extracts tested in the trials were superior to placebo, similarly effective as standard anti-depressants, and had fewer side effects than standard anti-depressants.
The Absence of Comparable side effects should be emphasized. The Patients undergoing trials with St.John's Wort were studied far longer than those in the inadequately short safety anti-depressant mentioned earlier. In many cases, trial patients of SSRI meds drop out of testing early due to overwhelming, unfavorable side effects.
Aside from St.John's Wort, B-complex vitamins have demonstrated high success in restoring healthy moods and proper functioning of the nervous system.
Infections, stress and alcohol are some factors that drain massive amounts of B vitamins from the body. Without replenishing them, adverse effects including depression, irritability, poor stress management and others have been reported due to B vitamin deficiency.
RECENT RESEARCH TAKES DEPRESSION TREATMENT INTO EXCITING NEW DIRECTIONS:
Last, and certainly not least, exciting new research suggests that N-acetyl L cysteine (NAC found in MORINGA) may also offer a protective role against depression and other mental health troubles. What is NAC?
N- Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) - a stable form of amino acid Cysteine, NAC is required to produce the powerful antioxidant Glutathione. Glutathione neutralizes the free radicals in our body that cause cellular damage through oxidative stress another way of saying inflammatory damage. (Moringa has 37 ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES)
Additionally, Gluthione is required by the liver for detoxifying chemicals, heavy metals and poisons. This includes pollutants, tobacco smoke, exposure to radiation, chemotherapy, alcohol and other immune suppressors. Altogether, Gluthione protects the tissues of the brain, heart, arteries, immune cells, kidneys, eyes, liver, lungs, and skin.
NAC is such a powerful detoxifier that it is used in hospitals to treat acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose. In Fact, NAC is wisely featured on the World Health Organization's "Model List of Essential Medicines" under "Antidotes and other substances used in poisonings."
Research indicates that many neurological issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's, and even chronic fatigue syndrome (considered a "neuroimmune" disorder), all share a common denominator: strikingly low gluthione levels!
Additionally, it is well understood that gluthione levels drop with age. Another report, hosted at BioMedCentral.Com, is boldly titled, "So depression is an inflammatory disease, but where does the inflammation come from?"...(Keep in touch and subscribe to my newsletter, as I explain the importance of b12 next time)
"We now know that depression is associated with a chronic, low-grade inflammatory response and activation of the cell-mediated immunity, as well as activation of the compensatory anti-inflammatory reflex system. It is similarly accompanied by increased oxidative and nitrosative stress. THIS TYPE OF STRESS CAN CONFOUNDINGLY BE DIRECTLY CORRELATIVE WITH MEAT, DAIRY, AND EGG CONSUMPTION AS WELL; That would be called ENDOTOXEMIA When You Refer to the stress that animal products put on our human body. I will write about this another day and another time.
Obvious question this poses is 'what is the source of this chronic low-grade inflammation?'
A range of factors appear to increase the risk for the development of depression, and seem to be associated with systemic inflammation; these include psychosocial stressors, poor diet, physical inactivity, obesity, smoking, altered gut permeability, atopy, dental cares, sleep and vitamin D deficiency.
Most, but not all, of the above mentioned sources of inflammation may play a role in other psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder."
What appears to happen is that as Glutathione levels drop, the body loses its ability to defend itself against oxidative stress (Inflammatory damage). Eventually, The body folds under pressure and the floodgate opens, releasing an unrelenting attack of free radical damage throughout the body.
As Levels of inflammation rise throughout the brain and immune system, the risk of neurological problems, autoimmune diseases and so on skyrocket.
WHAT MORE CAN BE SAID?
I hope that, if anything, you now see at least two important facts:Pharmaceutical anti-depressants are extremely dangerous and natural alternatives are being extensively researched and utilized.
What's more , even those who do not suffer mental troubles may be well served to use supplements that are wholefood, like B-Complex found in Moringa, NAC (Found in Moringa), and St.John's Work (Which we carry at cost price) in the meantime. It is much easier to maintain good health, by exercising an ounce of prevention, than to reverse poor health after the damage is done.
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