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Feb 25 2013

THIS IS AN ADVERTISING LIE, “DEPRESSION IS CAUSED BY A CHEMICAL IMBALANCE,” THEN WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

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Many People Never Needed a Dangerous Drug For Depression That Had No More Value Then a Sugar Pill.

By Dr. Paul Blake, N.D.

Is Depression a Chemical Imbalance in Your Brain?

This was a meaningless sales gimmick of pharmaceutical advertising to saturate the public and doctors with this lie. Why, so everyone including doctors would think that this lie was the answer to depression. What is the problem with this statement, “Depression is a Chemical Imbalance,” it has never been scientifically proven to be true!

-“If a psychiatrist says you have a shortage of a chemical, ask for a blood test and watch the psychiatrist’s reaction.” Jonathan Leo, associate professor of anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences

-“Patients [have] been diagnosed with ‘chemical imbalances’ despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and…there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like.” Psychiatrist David Kaiser

-”With the U.S. prescribing antipsychotics to children and adolescents and 30 million Americans having taken antidepressants for a “chemical imbalance” that psychiatrists admit is a pharmaceutical marketing campaign, not scientific fact.”

–The Corrupt Alliance of the Psychiatric-Pharmaceutical Industry, 2012 Citizens Commission on Human Rights International.
-The idea that depression is caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain is patent nonsense. Even the FDA spokesman can not bring himself to present this ‘metaphor’ when communicating with patients. *The ‘chemical imbalance theory of depression’ is purely a marketing tool for SSRI drugs and emerged at the same time as these became available.

–Television adverts for antidepressants cause anxiety, New Scientist 2005 Nov 12

A Realistic Answer

The truth is that the chemicals in your brain were created naturally by your body from the nutrition it receives. And if there is an imbalance then it would be connected to one or more of what are called essential nutrients that these chemicals are made of. That’s right; it is very possible that depression and other psychological and physical problems could basically be answered by a simple inexpensive essential nutrient. And yes it has been proven scientifically that a deficiency of numerous essential nutrients can cause mental and physical diseases like depression.

“Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.” Exodus 5, versus 18

This Bible quote from Exodus fits the subject very well because many diseases today, especially psychological are connected to vital, essential ingredients that are missing from our bodies.

You Must Have All Your Essential Ingredients

How can you make bricks or anything else without all the essential ingredients? The answer is you can’t, you can’t make window glass without silica sand, a cake without yeast, or a human being without all the essential ingredients. We all know that humans cannot live without air for even a few minutes but what about these three ingredients, vitamins B1, B3 and C? Humans cannot live without these three essential nutrients; without vitamin B1 you will die of the disease Beriberi, without B3 you will die of the disease Pellagra and without C you will die of the disease Scurvy. You can visit Trophy Skin for all the details, but just a marginal deficiency in any of these three vitamins and many others can cause severe mental and physical problems such as Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Irregular Heartbeat and many more.
-Lecture 5: DISCOVERING NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY DISEASES

(Stories in the History of Medicine), Adam Blatner, M.D., Lecture given February, 2009; Re-posted on website August 4, 2010,

Not checking these three basic essentials and others is what can and has happened during hundreds of thousands of medical diagnostic exams? Skipping the basics here would be like an Airline pilot not pre-flight checking to see if the plane has enough fuel to reach its destination? Yes, too many general practitioners and psychiatrists have omitted the basic essential needs of their patients during diagnosis. Instead of establishing their patient’s primary needs they go straight to prescribing dangerous drugs for mental and physical problems sometimes based on advertising, not science.

Warning: Before You Go Any Further, Please Read This Important Note!

To minimize the risk of antidepressant withdrawal symptoms or the withdrawal from any prescribed drug, talk with your doctor first.  
-Note: Quitting an antidepressant suddenly may cause symptoms such as: Irritability, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression symptoms and Thoughts of Suicide, etc.

–From Article: Antidepressants for children: Explore the pros and cons, By Mayo Clinic staff, Mayo Clinic
–From Article: Antidepressant withdrawal: Is there such a thing?, by Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D., Mayo Clinic

Question, is a Low Essential Nutrient Causing Your Depression?

How could an essential nutrient fix a psychological problem that is in your head?  The key word here is, “essential,” it means something that is vital in order for you to function normally as a human being. As I said above, “without vitamins B1, B3 and C you will die because they are vitally essential physical ingredient(s) which are necessary for you to even live. And these three essential nutrients and all the others cannot be created by your body. The majority of them must enter as food. Yes, each essential nutrient must be brought into your body in the food you eat to live normally and avoid numerous symptoms like depression or anxiety and physical problems like convulsions, asthma and even death (vitamin D can be created by your body through sun light exposure).
–Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, Definition of Essential, “being a substance that is not synthesized by the body in a quantity sufficient for normal health and growth and that must be obtained from the diet.”

Yes, just a low level of the essential nutrient vitamin C, can cause you to have a psychological problem. Example, sub-acute vitamin C (not even close to causing Scurvy) can cause symptoms like full blown depression. Look at this vitamin C study cited below.
-“There is a well-known relationship between vitamin C deficiency and psychologic state [6–8]. Subnormal vitamin C concentrations in the cerebrospinal fluid adversely affect brain function, their replenishment could improve mood.“  
-“Patients are rarely given vitamin supplements. Most physicians are simply unaware of the problem. Sub-clinical deficiencies of vitamin C and D have each been linked to psychological abnormalities, so we examined that aspect in our clinical trial,” 
added Dr. Hoffer

–Treatment of hypovitaminosis C improves the mood state of acutely hospitalized patients, Authors: M. Zhang, L. Robitaille, S. Eintracht, L. J Hoffer

They Knew the Truth All Along

Now, what I have told you and what I am about to tell you below has been common knowledge for a very long time. Yes, this information has been scientifically studied and written up in numerous publications and books, including, “medical school textbooks for years!” So no one, especially a health professional has any excuse for not being aware of these scientifically proven facts about essential nutrients. They are fully aware that these essential nutrients can prevent and relieve many mental and physical symptoms and diseases such as depression and thereby eliminate the need for dangerous medical drugs.
 -“Did you know that every medical text book, at least up until a few years ago, indicated that one of the most common effects of inadequate vitamin C is depression?”
– Overcoming Depression, by Dr. Hugh D. Riordan, M.D., The Center For The Improvement Of Human Functioning International

Do You Have These Basic Symptoms?

Basic essential nutrient deficiency symptoms: Fatigue,  Brittle and/or Ridges and/or White Spots on Fingernails, Cracked Lips (at corners), Acne, Headaches, Allergies, Mood Swings, Mania (obsession), Learning Difficulties, Insomnia, Paranoia, Anemia, Weakness, Lack of Appetite, Abdominal Pain, Irregular Heartbeat, Poor Balance, Muscle Spasms, Leg Cramps, Bruising, Irritability, Nervousness, Frequent Minor Colds or Flu, Immune Impairment, Infertility, Poor Wound Healing, Premenstrual Syndrome, Inflamed Tongue, Mouth Lesions, Facial Oiliness, Dizziness, Joint Pains, Loose and/or Sensitive Teeth
- “A classical symptom of B complex deficiency, which has reached cronicity, is a constant feeling that something dreadful is about to happen. However, the first and most common complaint, especially among women, is depression and the tendency to cry without any particular reason.”
–Murray, Michael, N.D., Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements Prima Health, Rocklin, CA, 1996

Children’s Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiencies

Late Teething, Dry Skin, Hyperactivity, Poor Growth, Muscle Cramps, Tiredness, Irritability (see ADD, ADHD below) Hair Loss, Frequent Colds, Flu and Respiratory Infections, Vision Problems, Weakness, and Weight Loss, Dry Eyes, Scaling of the Skin, Abdominal Pain, Edema, Weakness, Insomnia, May lose their voice, Diarrhea, Anemia, Easy Bruising, Joint Pain, Poor Appetite, Frequent Nose Bleeds, Frequent Infections, and Illness.  Also ADD and ADHD behaviors, including Irritability, Inattention, Impulsiveness, Hyperactivity, Temper Tantrums, and other Inappropriate Behaviors.

–Signs of Vitamin Deficiency in Children, Tue, Apr 10, 2012, Content by Sylvie Branch. Apr 10, 2012

-Pediatrician OnCall – Nutrition in Children

– Boys diagnosed with ADHD had lower levels of the omega-3 essential fatty acid DHA (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition), Purdue University 1994

The Scientific Truth About Essential Nutrient Deficiencies 

As you will see below, everything from headaches to depression has been scientifically linked to low levels of these common vitamins and minerals and other nutrients. Some of these essential nutrients are B1, B3, B5, B6, B12, and C, D, Iron, Magnesium, OMEGA 3, Zinc and Protein Deficiencies. Have a look below at some of these essential nutrients whose critical balance must be maintained to avoid the diseases like depression that they can cause.

-LISTED BELOW ARE JUST A FEW ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS AND THE SYMPTOMS THAT CAN ARISE IF YOU ARE DEFICIENT-

Protein

Amino acid deficiencies such as phenylalanine, glutamine, tryptophan and tyrosine that make up protein can cause depression and must be obtained from your diet. Amino acids produce the important neuro-transmitters in the body that are connected with Motivation, Happiness and Ability to Deal with Stress. Symptoms of a protein deficiency: Impairment of Cognition, Depression, Anxiety, Edema (swelling), Thinning Brittle Hair and/or Hair Loss, Ridges in finger and toe nails, Skin Rashes; Dry Skin, Weak and Tired, Muscle Soreness and Cramps, Slow Healing, Skin Ulcers, Insomnia, Headache, Nausea, Fainting, Depression/Anxiety

Read the full article on back pain relied – do’s and don’ts here.

-“Protein Deficiency: the Hidden Signs, By Dr. John Douillard DC, July 21, 2011, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science Newsletter”
-Note: The majority of Americans get plenty of protein in their diets; the problem is stress and poor digestion that can deplete the absorption of these essential amino acids.
–”Depression – The Aminos (protein), by Ross Bishop, Article, Blue Lotus Press, 05/2003”

Vitamin B6

A Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal Phosphate) Deficiency Can Cause Depression and Must Be Obtained From Your Diet.
A Deficiency of Vitamin B6 can cause Depression, Anxiety, Antagonism, Irritability, Mood Abnormalities, Convulsions and Seizures, Nausea, Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Weakness, Anemia, Eczema, Cracks or Sores on Lips, Mouth, Inflammation of Mucous Membranes, Arm/Leg Cramps, Numbness of Hands and Feet, Increased Susceptibility to Infections and Asthma.  71% of male and 90% of female diets are deficient in Vitamin B6 in the USA.

–”Vitamin B6, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institute of Health”
–“Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses, T. S. Sathyanarayana Rao, M. R. Asha,1 B. N. Ramesh,2 and K. S. Jagannatha Rao2, Indian J Psychiatry. 2008 Apr-Jun; 50(2): 77–82., doi:  10.4103/0019-5545.42391, PMCID: PMC2738337”
Vitamin B12

A Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Deficiency Can Cause Depression and Must Be Obtained From Your Diet.

A Deficiency of Vitamin B12 can cause , Dementia, Irreversible Damage to the Brain and Nervous System, Headache, Fatigue, Syncope (fainting), Shortness of Breath, Heart Palpitations, Depression, Confusion, Irritability, Disorientation/Hallucinations, and Pernicious Anemia Disease (an acute B12 deficiency disease).
”Vitamin B-12, Serum levels were found to be low in 25% of hospital patients.”

-”Pernicious Anemia, decrease in red blood cells, intestines cannot properly absorb
vitamin B12, symptom Depression, Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of
Medicine”
–“Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia”

Magnesium

A Magnesium Deficiency (responsible for 300 plus functions in the body), can cause depression and Must Be Obtained From Your Diet.
A Magnesium Deficiency can cause Anxiety, Insomnia, Irritability, Confusion, ADHD and ADD and Sensitivity to Light and/or Sound, Nervousness, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia. Other Magnesium deficiency symptoms: Twitching, Trembling, Muscle Cramping, Muscle Weakness, Heart Palpitations and Allergies, etc. 
-“Magnesium, 75 to 85% of diets deficient: average diet contains 50 to 60% of RDA”
- “A Magnesium deficiency can cause depression, behavior and personality changes,
apathy, irritability and anxiety. (Wacker WE. 1968 & Freyre AV. 1970 &
Rasmussen HH. 1989)”

–“Kozielec T, Starobrat-Hermelin B. Assessment of magnesium levels in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Magnes Res 10(2):143-8, 1997.
Starobrat-Hermelin B, Kozielec T.”

–“The effects of magnesium physiological supplementation on hyperactivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Positive response to magnesium oral loading test. Magnes Res 10(2):149-56, 1997.”

Causes of Nutrient Deficiencies:

One of the biggest causes of nutrition deficiencies in the USA can be seen as you walk through the food section of any supermarket. It all looks very nutritious, clean, efficient and cost effective but is it really nutritious or is it causing disease? Were our health needs and safety left out of Big Food Corporations plans to get rich? Yes, they just went around our safety nets, the USDA and the FDA, with their money, political influence and power. Then they chemically farmed, GMO’ed, refined out, or plugged in anything they wanted. We all know this and I don’t have to show you the list of dangerous ingredients, just look on any food label yourself, it’s appalling.
-Senate Document 264 of the 74th Congress, 99% of American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in most important minerals actually results in disease.”

–Corporate foodopoly is heading us toward farmageddon, by: PF Louis, NaturalNews, October 24, 2011

Lifestyle Causes of Nutrient Deficiencies?

Poor lifestyle habits that contribute to essential nutrient deficiencies: Consumption of white sugar and flour, fast and processed foods, petrol-chemically grown produce, dairy and meat (these foods lack many vital nutrients especially in their homogenized and processed state plus they have contaminants such as GMO’s, steroids and pesticides). Tobacco and especially alcohol use, stress, environmental pollution, inadequate digestion, undernourished, illness and operations, pharmaceutical medications (see below) and any poorly planned weight loss diet all contribute.

A person who seldom eats raw fruits and vegetables every day has a very high risk of developing a nutrient deficiency. The Center for Disease Control recommends that we eat a minimum of five to ten or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily to help avoid these deficiencies. And women who are pregnant or nursing may need extra vitamins because they are passing their vitamins and minerals on to their baby.
–“Vitamin B Deficiencies, by Karen Railey, I Want My Vitamins Website”
–Foods, Fortificants, and Supplements: Where Do Americans Get Their Nutrients?,

Victor L. Fulgoni, Debra R. Keast, Regan L. Bailey, Johanna Dwyer, American Society for Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, October, 2011
Pharmaceutical Drugs That Destroy Essential Nutrients

Acid Blockers (B12, C, D)
Antibiotics (B6, B12, C, friendly bacteria)
Antidepressants (CoQ10)
Beta Blockers (CoQ10)
Birth Control Pills (B6, C, magnesium)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (B6)
Pain-Killers (C and iron)
Steroids (B6, C, D, K)
”The loss of some of these essential nutrients brings on the very diseases you are taking the drug for.”
-Nutrients Depleted by Common Pharmaceutical Drugs, by Michelle Schoffro Cook, Care2 Healthy Living, October 31, 2009 

How to Correct Essential Nutrient Deficiencies?

Now you might very well ask, “what about those expensive vitamins I take every day? Those vitamins say that they have thousands of times the minimum daily requirement (MDR) of essential nutrients. Sorry but 95% plus of those vitamins are synthetic, made from chemicals not food. Nature, God bless her, has a basic law when it comes to the nutrition of living things; “we can only get our nutrition from plants”. We cannot sidestep nature’s laws and eat dirt or man made chemicals, it will not work.

To be effective your vitamin should say, “100% Whole Food”, “Made From Whole Foods” or words to that effect, “Food Based” is an advertising trick. Plus having thousands of times the MDR is confusing to your body, a meaningless sales gimmick that will not fill an essential nutritional need either.

”-The truth is that most vitamins in supplements are made or processed with petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars [1-5].” Dr. Robert Thiel
–The Truth About Vitamins in Nutritional Supplements, Robert Thiel, Ph.D., N.D., Doctors Research Inc.

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES

Anti-depressant Permanent Damage and Questionable Value

Those with depression have been led down an advertising garden path with drugs like Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and Serzone. They were told by false advertisements that they had a chemical imbalance and to find happiness again they needed to take these drugs. The truth is these drugs can’t treat chemical imbalances that are nutritional deficiencies. And in fact they are barely more effective than placebos for treating depression in the first place (see below).

Permanent Brain Damage from Anti-depressants

-“Psychiatric drugs have directly contributed to an alarming new epidemic of drug-induced mental illness. Drugs prescribed by physicians to stabilize mental disorders are inducing pathological changes in brain chemistry and triggering other mental and physical problems, even death.”
–Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans – interview with Robert Whitaker, Saturday, August 27, 2005, by Terry Messman, Pub. Naturalnews

Anti-depressants Have No More Value Then a Sugar Pill

-Through a Freedom of Information Act request, two psychologists obtained 47 studies used by the FDA for approval of the six antidepressants prescribed most widely between 1987-99. University of Connecticut psychologist Irving Kirsch and co-author Thomas Moore released in “Prevention and Treatment,” an e-journal of the American Psychological Association. More than half of the 47 studies found that patients on antidepressants improved no more than those on placebos, Kirsch says. He says studies finding no benefit have been mentioned only on Celexa, others unlabeled are Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and Serzone; yet 47 million Americans are taking these dangerous drugs every day.
–Article, Antidepressants Barely More Effective Than Placebos, By Healthy Place.com Staff Writer
Anti-depressant Suicide, Death and More

Note: At least 48 known school shooting have been connected to antidepressant use.
-Anti-depressants will produce migraines, hot flashes, pains around the heart, difficulty breathing, a worsening of bronchial complaints, tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere, depression, suicide – especially very violent suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease, autism, anorexia, reckless driving, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.
–Suicide & Death Can Lurk In Each SSRI Pill, By Ann Blake Tracy, PhD, Drug Awareness.org, 07-06-07

To Summarize

How did we come to this, that pharmaceutical companies can use a lie as an advertisement campaign to sell a drug that has scarcely more value to the depressed then a placebo with the side effects of violence and suicide? And that dangerous, addictive drugs would be prescribed to us before even the basic causes are ruled out first, “that depression can be caused by scientifically proven essential nutrient deficiencies.” Today, to believe that we are protected by government agencies like the FDA turns out to be naïve and even dangerous in the extreme.

-I believe that more than ninety percent of Modern Medicine could disappear from the face of the earth – doctors, hospitals, drugs, and equipment – and the effect on our health would be immediate and beneficial . . .
–Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn
Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee of the State of Illinois

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Dec 09 2010

How to Find the Safest Supply of Herbs and Vitamin Supplements for Your Children?

Published by under Herbs,Supplements

Obviously, no one wants to unintentionally give anything harmful to their children, they are their most precious gift and must be guarded at all cost.   The best safe guard we can use to protect our children is our knowledge based on the truth of what is known to be safe and what is known to be dangerous.   But with all the media advertisement hype aimed at us just finding a healthy brand of cereal can be a challenge let alone finding a safe supply of herbs or supplements.

 

If you depend on the media to inform you about the safety of supplements you might think that Herbs and Vitamins were risky, possibly too dangerous to give to our children; that you would be wise to be careful or you or your children might be poisoned by an herb or overdosed on a vitamin supplement.   You might also think that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should enforce stricter controls (like CODEX) over herbs and supplements to reduce all the injuries and fatalities.   But what is the truth; are there really a lot of innocent victims being poisoned or overdosed every year on herbs and vitamins?

 

Well the truth is going to be a real surprise to you as it was to me just how low the number of fatalities really is.   Below are the facts from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) who keep records of these kinds of incidents.   Anyone has access to these numbers including the media and those in government who are trying so hard through spin to put tighter controls on herbs and vitamin supplements. 

 

In the last 25 years there have been a total of 11 fatalities from taking herbs and supplements and for many of those years there were zero fatalities.   For instance in 2008 not one person died from taking an herb or the best hair growth vitamins on the market! (ref. Orthomolecular News).   Your chance of being struck by lightning in 2008 was much higher.   The National Weather Service reported 28 deaths from being struck by lightning in 2008.

 

What makes this news even more amazing is when you consider the vast amount of herb and vitamin supplements consumed by Americans.   A low estimation of herb and vitamin consumption by Americans is 56 billion doses a year says, “Orthomolecular News”.

 

Now contrast those very low numbers of herbal and vitamin deaths with those from a product line we have all grown to trust and give to ourselves and our children regularly from our local drug store.   Deaths from aspirin and ibuprofen type anti-inflammatory drugs kill an estimated 16,500 Americans every year and hospitalize approximately 107,000 patients (how many of these were children was not listed) (ref. Deaths).

 

Now that you know the truth about the real safety of herbs and supplements, I am going to give you some extra information that makes the task of finding safe supplements even safer.   There is a way to find the safest herb and vitamin supplements on the market and it is our government that has supplied us with this information.   I know, I know how can you trust the government to do anything right, well in this instance they have done something right for the wrong reason but it works in our favor.   The government is so interested in stamping out the herb and vitamin supplement health business that they inadvertently created some very safe products in that industry.   What they created with their interference is “Certified Organic Herbs” and ‘Whole Food Vitamins” and here is why.   In order to try to make it as difficult as they can to get into these industries they made the rules and enforcement very strict.   So strict that when the supplement label says Certified Organic or the supplement says “100% Whole Foods” you can be assured that the product is what it says.   Why, because the government watches that industry like a hawk for any infringements (ref USDA and FDA).

 

Certified Organic means that you can be safe in the knowledge that the herb you give to your child or yourself has not been sprayed with pesticides, fumigated or grown with petrochemicals or in a cesspit somewhere outside the USA.   And the “100% Whole Foods” vitamin supplements give you the assurance that the supplement you give to your child or yourself is from real foods not chemicals, alot of these are covered on health insurance (ref. USDA and FDA).

 

Because guess what, not all vitamins are the same; the majority are made from things that if you knew what was in them you would never buy them, let alone put one of them in your mouth.   Here is a list of things that are put in so called “natural” vitamin supplements including children’s vitamin’s that you see advertised every day and you can find covering the shelves in just about any store.   Benzene, petroleum esters, acetylene, refined oils, coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid, ammonia, isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde, phytin hydrolyzed with calcium hydroxide and sulfuric acid, cobalamins reacted with cyanide, irradiated animal fat/cattle brains and I could go on but enough is enough you get the idea (ref. Thiel).

 

And I am sure that you thought the same thing that I did, “that they have to make those vitamins from food because we like every life form on this planet depend on plants for our nutrition.”   Well, this seems to be one of those many places were our government, probably the FDA, forgot to use their brains or somebody influenced their decision.   Anyway you now have this knowledge and can apply it to protecting yourself and your family just like I did when I learned this valuable information (Ref USDA and FDA).

 

Reference:

No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs, Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements’ Safety, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 19, 2010, by Doctor Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D, (Editor)

Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2008 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 26th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2009). 47, 911-1084. The full text article is available for free download at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2008annualreport.pdf . Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1052-3. Minerals, herbs, amino acids and other supplements are in the same table, pages 1047-8.

Aspirin kills 400% more people than H1N1 swine flu, Natural News, November 20, 2010, by Mike Adams (Editor),

Deaths ascribed to the use of over-the-counter NSAIDS.” (Wolfe M. MD, Lichtenstein D. MD, and Singh Gurkirpal, MD, “Gastrointestinal Toxicity of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 17, 1999, Vol. 340, No. 24, pp. 1888-1889.)

Naturopathy For The 21st Century, Robert J. Thiel, Ph.D., Whitman Publications, 2000

USDA, Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 and regulations in Title 7, Part 205 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards.  Inacted in October 2002, and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info

FDA, General Dietary Supplement Labeling, April 2005, Guidance for Industry, A Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide, www.fda.gov/food/dietarysupplements

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Mar 22 2009

The Thyroid Epidemic

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Are You Gaining Weight, Losing Weight, Fatigued, Too Much Energy, Diminished Sex Drive, Severe PMS, Losing Hair, Sleeping Too Much, Insomnia, Brittle Nails?   Could it be an Autoimmune Disease is Attacking Your Thyroid?

The title of this article has a lot of contradictory symptoms in it; well thyroid disease is very contradictory in this modern unhealthy world.   Thyroid diseases are actually very rare but they have reached epidemic numbers; there I go again a contradiction but it is true.   Why because autoimmune diseases are involved here and autoimmune diseases are a total contradiction when you look closely.

Medical science has identified 80-100 different autoimmune diseases at this point and suspects at least an additional 40 exist, unnamed.   Here are some examples of well known and dangerous autoimmune diseases; muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) Disease, Parkinson’s,  Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis C, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.   And though they have been with us for a long time medical science cannot explain why and has not found a cure for even one.

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Mar 02 2009

Arthritis Formula to Reduce Pain, Swelling and Increase Movement

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The 2 most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both are characterized by an inflammation and/or pain in a joint or joints. Both diseases are related to nutrition. Osteoarthritis is from a lack of proper nutrition to replace what is lost through the wear and tear of aging and involves deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of the bones.

Rheumatoid, adult and juvenile arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease that attacks the synovial fluid membranes surrounding the lubricating fluid in the joints. This autoimmune disease like all autoimmune diseases is due to poor nutrition and pollutants that cause your immune system to not recognize and so attack you. Both arthritic diseases are due to the poor American food supply, low in nutrition that contains toxic and chemical pollutants. Other forms of arthritis such as gout, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) also respond positively to proper, absorbable nutrition.

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Feb 12 2009

The Naturopathic Way to Combat Insomnia, Stress, Restlessness and Anxiety, Plus Many Other Common Psychological Problems

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A total 41% of American workers interviewed reported an increase in work stress on their jobs compared to a year earlier.   Another poll taken among Americans showed that more than one half of the respondents (58%) reported having experienced insomnia at least a few nights a week.   This is a trend in American health, where we are seeing many common psychological problems such as stress and insomnia moving to an epidemic stage (epidemic means 1 in 4 have the ailment). But have you heard about the natural remedies for insomnia? In this post you will find a few.

Why have these psychological problems reached epidemic numbers?   There are many reasons for stress, insomnia, restlessness and anxiety, such as significant personal events, like losing a job, marital problems, money worries and generally worrying.   Other causes can include physical illness that causes pain, depression, shift work, caffeine or alcohol consumption, and medication side-effects.   Each one is a drain on your nutritional support system, this is a scientific fact.

The drain on your nutritional support system is the common thread here which runs through all of these problems.   What do I mean when I say drain on your nutritional support system?   I mean that each one of those problems burns up large amounts of your B vitamins and minerals.   Those B vitamins and minerals are your nutritional support and if they get low the problems you are experiencing will seem to grow in number and severity.

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Feb 05 2009

Are You Gaining Weight Because of Nutritional Debt? Do You Know What Nutritional Debt Is And Are You In It So Deep That Everything You Eat Turns Into Fat? Nutritional Debt Can Cause You To Gain Weight And Starve At The Same Time, How Could That Be? The Good News, Getting Out Of Nutritional Debt Is Easy, Read On And I Will Show You What Nutritional Debt Is And How To Get Out Of It.

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America Is Number One, The Fattest Industrialized Country In The World, With 74% Of Our People Overweight And 25% Obese.   What Is There About The American Diet That Is Producing Billions Of Fat and Obese People All Over The World?   Is gaining weight and obesity the outward expression of a symptom of Nutritional Debt?

Everyone thinks that they have gained weight because they eat too much or because they are genetically prone or they do not exercise.   Those answers are only partially true; they are missing the root cause of why so many people are gaining weight and also getting sick in America.   There are some details being left out, that give you the real answer and the root cause of why you are gaining weight and getting sick, no matter what you do.

There are some spectacular diets out there that can have you losing weight at a very fast rate but what about your health?   These diets can make you look good but why are you getting sick and on medication and what happened to your energy?   About 80% of Americans are on medication and so are most kids over 12 years of age.   Hey, we have a real problem here and it is not getting better, it is getting worse.   I do not expect that this article is going to solve the health problems of Americans but maybe I can help you as I was helped by someone a long time ago.

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Dec 11 2008

Make this Energy Packed, Healing Fruit Smoothie your Everyday Morning Drink

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Slows down aging process while helping you fight disease and lose weight

When I had cancer I made a very carefully thought out decision to put a strong effort into using natural healing before I turned myself over to modern medicine. I put in a great deal of time studying Chinese, Ayurvedic, European Herbal medicine, herbal healing and many other styles of natural healing. I finally decided to follow the advice of a Thompsonian Naturopathic Doctor. His was the first advice that made it real clear, how I got sick and how I would get well.

The very first thing he told me was “make a fruit smoothie every morning for breakfast for the rest of your life.” That was twenty years ago and I have not varied from that advice and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made.

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Nov 30 2008

Acid Alkaline Balance is the Ailment, the Disease is Cancer and all Chronic Afflictions and the Herbal Remedy is Balancing Your Ph

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The Nasty Blunt Truth about Modern Medicine and Cancer!
                   “Modern Medicine’s Secret Ph Cure”

Any American who was ever treated for cancer by modern medicine has been ripped off, are you one of them?   There are many someones right now screaming their lungs out because they are dying of a cancerous disease and there is no pain killer strong enough to help them.   But guess what; not only are they dying a horrible death, they are being deceived by the institutions that are supposed to help them?   Those institutions who found the cure for cancer are withholding it from those who need it.   That is right; they would rather see you die than apply the cure that they have known about for years.     

Here are a couple of direct hits between the eyes of those institutions.   The real search for a cancer cure has been over for years.   Anyone who asks for money to help find the cure for cancer is a fool, a charlatan or a liar.   Modern medicine long ago cured cancer but told no one what they did.   You heard me right, modern medicine found the cure for all cancers years ago.   And any doctor who says that statement is wrong is either a total fool who should not hold a doctorate degree or a complete liar.

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Oct 26 2008

Foods That Athletes Use to Gain Strength and Endurance

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The pressure to win and be the best in amateur and professional sports drives many athletesnfl spread picks 2014 , at times with the urging of their coaches, to turn to dangerous, illegal steroids and other physical enhancing drugs.   At the other end, the associations who control these athletes look for more ways to detect the use of these drugs and punish the athlete for using them. Click here to read our lastest review on the athletic benches and much more.

There is another way of getting similar results without endangering your health or breaking the law.   In nature there are strength and endurance enhancing foods that can get the same results.   Here is a partial list of natural enhancing foods; Bee Pollen, Codonopsis, Ginger, Hawthorne Berry, Schisandra Berry, Siberian Ginseng, Tribulus and Wild Yam are a few of many.   These foods are totally legal because they are foods and there is nothing dangerous about them physically or mentally.

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Oct 11 2008

The Roll of Enzymes in the Digestion Process and Beyond

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So what is the end result of all this digesting information?   What does it mean to the person who is reading this and wants to know how they can benefit from this new knowledge?   Well of course a lot of it has to do with the amount of raw foods you eat.   The more of those raw foods that are added to your diet the less health problems you will experience.   The two big key reasons are the enzymes that are brought into the body and the alkalinity of the raw vegetables.   The big key I want to discuss here are the enzymes.

When we looked at four stages of digestion the main star of the digestive process is the enzymes and their role in digestion.   As you shall see, digestion is only one function of enzymes in your body they play many other roles such as anti-inflammation, healing injuries, energy detoxing, anti-parasite, and many more.

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