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.