Today, psychotropic medications are the most widely prescribed drugs in America! A great deal of evidence has suggested that psychotropic drugs do not make you better, but in fact, can make you worse. Below are common dangers related to psychotropic drugs.
If you are suffering from headaches, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, chronic fatigue, sugar cravings and stomach problems you may be suffering from an over-production of yeast and candida. A common symptom is thrush, which is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth and/or vagina. If left untreated, candida will weaken the immune system allowing more serious disease to take hold.
Major Causes of Candida
Once conditions are right, candida will thrive and your general health will suffer. There are various causes that trigger or feed a yeast infection including:
- Overconsumption of processed and sugary foods
- Oral contraceptives
- Overuse of antibiotics
- Steroid use
- Alcoholic beverages
Many people opt for over-the-counter anti-fungal creams, but they only treat the symptoms, not the environment that allows candida to flourish. You need to eliminate the underlying cause in your diet or medication, restore your body’s pH balance and boost the presence of good bacteria.
Processed and refined foods create the acidic environment that candida and other diseases need to survive. Replace foods high in gluten, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with fresh fruit and vegetables. While treating candida, restrict your intake of alcohol, vinegar, bread, high-sugar foods, peanuts, mushrooms and aged cheese. Nuts, seeds, wild-caught fish and other food fresh from Mother Nature will all fight candida, along with garlic, turmeric and cinnamon. Changing to a healthier lifestyle, whether or not you have candida, can only lead to a healthier body with the added benefit of countering any future yeast infection.
Garlic is a natural anti-fungal and a powerful antibiotic while turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a powerful treatment against candida, according to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Tests performed at the Department of Microbiologia at the Centro de Engenharias in Brazil showed that turmeric was a more potent anti-fungal than the commonly prescribed drug fluconazole (source).
- Amasai / Kefir
- Raw Vegetables
1 in 5 people, or an estimated 50 million Americans sugger from all types of allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. The chances are high that you or someone you know suffers from an allergy of some kind. Most people who are struggling with an allergy go to the doctor to be treated and are routinely given pharmaceuticals from acetaminophens to antihistamines, both of which can aggravate the allergy symptoms it was given for.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 50 million Americans have one form of arthritis or another. An estimated 50% of United States adults over the age of 65 reported being told by a doctor that they have arthritis.
Bad breath is not only embarrassing it can be a sign of a serious problem, although in most cases it’s not. Once you rule out any serious problems possibly causing your bad breath and are still left with the stink you have a few options to consider for ridding yourself (and your loved ones) of this all too common problem.
Despite the decline in health today, the supplement industry is a billion dollar a year business (topping in at $6 billion in 2008.) You would think that with so many Americans spending their hard earned money on one type of supplement or another, chronic disease would be on the decline. Sadly, the rate of chronic disease continues to climb each year.
These days it’s a challenge to keep up with all the latest supplement crazes that come and go. There’s always something new to try and something else to avoid. Today I’d like to talk to you about bromelain and how you can use it for your health.
Bromelain is an enzyme, specifically a protease enzyme, found in the pineapple stem and fruit.
You may have thought cancer or heart disease takes the lives of more Americans than any other illness or event. But conventional medicine is actually the leading cause of death today!
Iatrogenesis is known as the “inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon.”
Use of antibiotics in children increases their risk for allergies, asthma and eczema.
A 2009 study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood found that when antibiotics were used in the first year of life, there was an increased risk of asthma and eczema by the age of
Many of my readers are women, and while I might have quite a bit of head knowledge to offer them on this particular topic, I haven’t experienced it firsthand! That’s why I asked natural childbirth educator Jenny Yarbrough to share her thoughts on natural childbirth.
When people ask me about my birth experiences and I tell them I had natural births with all three of my children, there are typically two responses:
“There’s no medical reason to have your monthly periods.”
Have you seen this TV ad? The medical reason would be pregnancy, since that is now considered a medical, rather than a natural condition. Menstruation too, is now a medical condition: one that can be “fixed.”
The medicalization of reproduction has increased our acceptance of unnecessary cesarean sections, the regular use of hormones and the suppression of monthly periods.
About 10 years ago, a woman I know visited her family practitioner who noted that she was struggling with depression. There were a lot of tough things going on in her life and it was a rocky period.
The physician offered to prescribe an antidepressant. When the woman hesitated, the doctor explained: “Everyone takes them now. Most of the people you walk past in the street are on antidepressants. They’re as common as vitamins.”
“Pharmaceutical deficiency.” Mike Adams of Natural News has coined this term in reference to the FDA’s backing of Crestor prescriptions for otherwise healthy people and I love this phrase! Do you think we get headaches because we are deficient in Advil or Tylenol? This is the premise for this marketing tactic by Crestor which can widen the market for the drug by 6 million patients initially and could one day apply to the whole American population.
By Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD
Originally printed at Weston A. Price
Hypercholesterolemia is the health issue of the 21st century. It is actually an invented disease, a “problem” that emerged when health professionals learned how to measure cholesterol levels in the blood. High cholesterol exhibits no outward signs–unlike other conditions of the blood, such as diabetes or anemia, diseases that manifest telltale symptoms like thirst or weakness–hypercholesterolemia requires the services of a physician to detect its presence. Many people who feel perfectly healthy suffer from high cholesterol–in fact, feeling good is actually a symptom of high cholesterol!
I’m sure you’ve all heard the news reports about Michael Jackson’s abuse of prescription painkillers. Here’s a news report with all the basic info:
“Reports of prescription drug abuse have dogged Michael Jackson for much of his career, and now a close associate has come forward to talk about the late singer’s battle with addiction.
In a recent post I talked about how fish oil works even better than Ritalin for the treatment of ADHD. I realize, though, that many people will still not be convinced to take their children off these meds if they see them working. Medications will treat the symptoms of the condition, and will admittedly work faster than a natural method, but they are not taking care of the root causes. And they are changing your child’s brain long term. Seems the risks are far outweighing any perceived benefits.
While birth control pills are indeed effective at preventing unwanted pregnancies, the risks far outweigh the benefits as far as your health is concerned. If you are currently using birth control of any kind (the pill, shots, the patch, etc.), I cannot urge you strongly enough to stop using them immediately. There are many other safer ways to prevent pregnancy.
So many children (and even adults) are being diagnosed with Attention-Deficient/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) these days. And almost all of them are being prescribed dangerous, mind-altering medications like Ritalin.
But fish oil actually improves the symptoms of ADHD without any of the side effects of drugs like Ritalin and Concerta–and does it even more effectively.