How I cured my irritable bowel syndrome–healthy gut is needed for healthy body and mind

I'm reposting this because it seems that IBS is incredibly common among people with mental health issues as well as anyone who has been on psychotropics. The simple things I did to get to the root of my gut problem are so easy anyone can do them. I give out this information with some frequency... Continue Reading →

Meditation, thoughts on relationship with parents, the Nemeroff probe and more info on SSRI antidepressants: Wednesday news and blogs

This Is Your Brain On Meditation: Mingyur Rinpoche Describes The Science Of Happiness -- More on neuroplasticity -- The gamma activity, increased by meditation, remained high even after meditation had ceased. The studies indicated that meditation was an example of neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change). Simply put, the laboratory concluded that meditation... Continue Reading →

I am the decisive element…

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can... Continue Reading →

Thyroid is an autoimmune issue, Senator Grassley’s report regarding ghostwriting, why do we feed our kids crap and thoughts on meditation: Tuesday news and blogs

The Healthy Skeptic · The most important thing you may not know about hypothyroidism -- Thyroid issues are often missed when people are given psychiatric diagnosis. Chris Kresser is doing a series on thyroid problems. I'll be linking to them. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders. One recent analysis suggested up to... Continue Reading →

Choose wellness…

I ceased to exist: "When I accepted "illness" as my chosen paradigm I was rendered a slave, to my genes and my biology. I believed that I was somehow "broken", that my "personality" was "set" and unchangeable. I became dependent on people places and things outside of myself to make me feel "ok" and to... Continue Reading →

100,000 Americans die from prescribed drugs each year, advice for couples and a new test for Lyme disease: Monday news and blogs

100,000 Americans Die Each Year from Prescription Drugs, While Pharma Companies Get Rich | | AlterNet -- Daniela Perdomo: Your book includes some staggering stats. For example, 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs — that’s 270 per day, or, as you put it, more than twice as many who are killed in car... Continue Reading →

Before excessive drug treatments NIMH declared depression “on the whole” a diagnosis with best prognosis for recovery: not so anymore

Robert Whitaker's website -- Links to studies showing that depression with much greater frequency becomes a life long chronic problem with the advent of the use of drugs. Antidepressants/Depression A. The Natural Course of Depression Prior to the widespread use of antidepressants, the National Institute of Mental Health told the public that people regularly recovered... Continue Reading →

Bipolar before the psychopharmacology era

From Robert Whitaker's website links showing how bipolar disorder, too, has been exacerbated since the advent of heavy pharmacological intervention. Polypharmacy/Bipolar illness A. Bipolar Illness Before the Psychopharmacology Era Prior to 1955, bipolar illness was a rare disorder. There were only 12,750 people hospitalized with that disorder in 1955. In addition, there were only about... Continue Reading →

Benzos cause chronic issues and rebound “anxiety” that are far worse than original issue

A collection of studies on Robert Whitaker's website that show how benzodiazepines create worse havoc in the bodies of those given them: Benzodiazepines/Anxiety In the early 1980s, governmental medical authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom concluded that benzodiazepines were addictive and should not be used on a long-term basis. Studies showed that... Continue Reading →

The studies laid out: antipsychotics often cause chronicity/long-term disability

Robert Whitaker has a page on his website that puts an entire history of the damning evidence of neuroleptics together on one page. This is only one class of psychotropic. Similar sorts of aggravating results can be found with the other classes of psychiatric drugs as well. Below is the introduction to the page. What... Continue Reading →

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