Mood-Altering Drugs—What You Need to Know
Recently, it has become evident that drugs for the brain or mental disorders may, in fact, cause these very disorders. What’s more, these drugs actually violence, even in people who are not predisposed to it. Recent evidence indicates that mood-altering drugs, such as Prozac, Xanax, Zoloft, and Paxil, cause brain damage. One study demonstrated actual brain cell death as a result of taking these drugs. Experts at the Department of Biochemistry/Biology, in Hamburg Germany, found in April 2002 that if brain cells are exposed to Prozac, they die. In Philadelphia researchers at Jefferson Medical College found similar effects: brain cells contaminated with antidepressants Prozac and Zoloft, as well as the weight loss drugs Meridia and Redux, became shriveled up, assuming a corkscrew appearance. The researchers concluded the damage was permanent.
Other investigators found toxicity of these drugs against other critical organs, including the thyroid. What’s more, Prozac was found to impair the ability of the brain to use thyroid hormone. This alone could result in irreversible depression. Prozac contains a fluoride derivative, which poisons the thyroid. One study reported by Konig showed that Prozac and similar drugs, rather than halting depression often severely aggravated it, causing users to decline into deep, perhaps irreversible, depression.
Prozac and other similar drugs disrupt the body’s chemistry. They destroy or disturb brain cells. They cause irritation, even damage, of the liver. They interfere with the function of the thyroid, a gland known as the master of metabolism. They increase the risk for violent acts, including suicide. When taken with alcohol, they increase the likelihood of violence and sudden death. These drugs are dangerous. The fact is they readily cause the very disease they are acclaimed to treat.
There is no evidence that mood-altering drugs cure the disease they are prescribed for. In contrast, there is significant evidence that they cause permanent organ and brain damage. The group most vulnerable to the toxic effects is children and teenagers, since in this group the brain is still developing. Since drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft, are enzyme inhibitors, they should never be prescribed for the young. Because the brain is still in a stage of development, and the inhibition of such brain enzymes will cause brain cell death.
Today some 6 million children and teenagers in the United States take mood-altering drugs. Millions more adults take them. Ultimately, thousands of these users will develop some degree of brain damage, and many, perhaps tens of thousands, will commit violent acts, particularly suicide or attempted suicide. A list of symptoms caused by these drugs includes impotence, hair loss, visual disturbance, migraine headaches, convulsions, spitting of blood, and vomiting blood. Diseases caused by these drugs include heart disease, cataracts, brain tumors, cancer, duodenal ulcers, gallstones, kidney/bladder infection, hepatitis, and cystic breast disease. Yet, the question is, why endure all of this pain and agony-why undergo such risks- when the drugs fail to even treat the disease and, in fact, aggravate it? Furthermore, there is a plethora of data indicating that these drugs fail to even work. As early as 1985 it was reported that, for instance, Prozac was no better than a sugar pill in reversing symptoms of depression. In contrast, according to research at Harvard University, 74% of children who use these drugs develop dangerous side effects. What’s more, as reported by the Washington Post there is no need to subject people to these drugs, because in clinical trials it has been found that herbal extracts, in this case St. John’s wort, work equally as well as the drugs without side effects.
Natural medicines to the rescue
Regarding mental disorders German investigators have thoroughly established that natural medicines are safe alternatives. Repeatedly, herbal medicines have been proven equal to drugs in minimizing mental syndromes and diseases. Thus, a high quality herbal extract formulated for boosting brain function is a sensible alternative to dangerous drugs. Neuroloft is one such alternative. Entirely natural, it is made from extracts of wild spices plus St. John’s wort. The primary spices it contains are extracts of wild rosemary and sage, plus a small amount of wild oregano and ginkgo. The wild St. John’s wort is a true wildflower, which has been used by the natives for thousands of years and is non-toxic. The spice extracts boost mood and memory. The fact is, while Prozac and similar drugs destroy enzymes Neuroloft boosts the levels of the valuable enzymes, such as the P450 system and the glutathione components, by up to 400%. In contrast, mood-altering drugs destroy these enzyme systems. The enzymes are the most vital component in the human body. Thus, mood-altering drugs are true poisons, and this is how they achieve there claimed effect. They destroy brain cells and at the minimum cause brain cell aging. In contrast, Neuroloft helps preserve brain cells, extending their lifespan. Neuroloft is available in two forms, as an aromatic essence and in capsules. Ideally, both forms should be taken.
The thyroid and depression syndrome
The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in brain and nerve chemistry. The function of all neurological cells is dependent upon this gland. The thyroid gland produces a hormone known as thyroglobulin. This is converted in liver cells into its active form. The active form, known as T3, acts directly upon brain cells. Here, it increases their metabolism, thus, improving mental activity. A severe lack of thyroid hormone is dangerous. Consider the condition cretinism. This is a form of retardation. It is due to a deficiency of thyroid hormone.
Note that in Nutrition Tests for Better Health a special test is available for thyroid imbalance. There is also a test for adrenal imbalance. Take these tests to determine your status. Corrective recommendations are included. For sluggish thyroid take Thyroset (formerly known as Thyrokelp), two or more capsules twice daily. Also take the oil of wild oregano (to purge fungal forms from the tissues and from the thyroid gland), five drops under the tongue twice daily.
How to wean off of dangerous mood-altering drugs
This is the dilemma of taking such drugs. They cause addiction. This is because they destroy the neurons and, thus, without the drug, the brain is unable to function. Thus, the key is to nourish the brain and build up neurons. Another key is to strengthen the adrenal glands, so that the person can sustain the withdrawal process. This is achieved through high-grade royal jelly formulas, which bolster adrenal function in order to prevent adrenal collapse. It may also be necessary to strengthen the thyroid, that is, through the use of Thyroset. A sample protocol for such withdrawal (under your doctor’s care) is as follows:
• Neuroloft Essence–one ounce twice daily; for severe cases take a tablespoon or two every hour or two.
• Neuroloft Capsules–one or two capsules three times daily; for severe cases take more often
• Royal Oil sublingual acting fortified jelly–a half teaspoon under the tongue as often as possible.
• Thyroset–two or more capsules twice daily to increase the natural metabolism of the brain.
• Oil of oregano (P73 Oreganol)–five drops or more under the tongue two or three times daily to purge the body of fungal residues.
• GreensFlush–to purge the tissues, including the liver, of toxins and to give great strength to the body, five or more drops under the tongue as often as possible. This is made from wild handpicked greens from the far north of Canada. This tends to provide great strength, much needed to reverse the toxicity of drugs and to endure a successful withdrawal from such agents.
What causes mental symptoms?
Mental symptoms and even mental diseases are caused by specific factors. None of them are drug deficiencies. There are deficiencies of nutrients, particularly B vitamins and there are imbalances in diet. To replace B vitamin deficiencies a natural method is most useful: take the Nutri-Sense B complex replacement powder, three tablespoons daily. For minerals, take the crude wild oregano, that is the OregaMax capsules, three capsules twice daily. For essential fatty acids, take the Pumpkinol (crude pumpkinseed oil), two or three tablespoons daily. Realize this: if the brain is provided with the nutrients it needs, symptoms will improve.
Food allergies also play a role. For instance, allergy to wheat causes sudden loss of focus, dizziness, sleepiness, narcolepsy, depression, and/or irritability. Infection is a factor, particularly in diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia. Here, Neuroloft, as well as the Juice of wild Oreganol, is invaluable, since it crosses the blood-brain barrier to help the body attack the infection. Defects in thyroid and adrenal function routinely cause mental symptoms. So do blood sugar imbalances, notably hypoglycemia. Merely prescribing antidepressants is never the answer. The cause must first be determined and, then, the appropriate treatment prescribed. Sadly, however, there are few doctors who know how to efficiently achieve this.
Diet: the key factor
Food can help or harm. In the United States the food supply is horrendous. Processed foods cause mental disease. This food is contaminated with a variety of synthetic chemicals, which readily contaminate the organs. Many of these chemicals are directly toxic to the brain. Among these are aspartame (NutraSweet), synthetic food dyes, artificial flavorings, and MSG. Foods containing such chemicals must be strictly avoided. In addition, refined sugar must be strictly avoided. Refined sugar causes blood sugar disorders, and the result is mental dysfunction. These sugars, which include white sugar, malt syrup, corn sweetener, and corn syrup, also accelerate the growth of human molds and yeasts. The latter produce chemicals known as mycotoxins, which poison the brain. This fungal poisoning is a major cause of depression, anxiety, and psychotic derangements. If the fungus is destroyed, the symptoms disappear. This demonstrates the value of a high-grade oil of oregano (i.e. the P73 edible oil) for reversing psychological symptoms and disorders. In addition, avoid corn and wheat.