How I Overcame Bipolar and Saved My Own Life

Michael Ellsberg

Michael Ellsberg

I would encourage everyone to PLEASE read the following article! It is excellent! Well written and will give you great insight into the Bipolar reactions produced by antidepressants.

My comment on the article: “First of all Michael I am very grateful for your article which my Washington State director has just found and forwarded to me. He knows how often I recommend doing just what you did with your diet because scientific research on Bipolar is very compelling when it comes to tying the mood swings of Bipolar to the highs and lows of hypoglycemia.

“As for being Vegan contributing to Bipolar in any way … I have found the opposite. It will PREVENT Bipolar faster than most things I am aware of. Why? Because you avoid two of the most common contributors, next to sugar, alcohol, Aspartame, and stimulants (one of the most common of course being caffeine) to triggering Bipolar which are meat and the milk protein casein. (Dr. Cade’s research at the Univ of FL would be one reference on the casein turning to caso-morphine in the brain if the casein cannot be metabolized.)

“If anything Michael the Vegan diet likely prevented you from going into a full blown mania while you were taking the Prozac and Paxil they gave you. I have seen cases where only ONE pill, taken after the patient had experienced an initial manic reaction to abrupt withdrawal from antidepressants, send that patient on a six month manic reaction full of delusions. (I could write a full book on that one manic episode!)

“The only way a Vegan diet could contribute to Bipolar is if you are not eating enough food – good nutritious food – and focusing your diet mainly on avoiding the meat and dairy while consuming all kinds of junk foods.

“Since I have specialized in antidepressant adverse reactions for 25 years I have seen MANY cases of Bipolar as antidepressants are the biggest trigger for Bipolar on the planet currently. For instance as antidepressant use skyrocketed in use from 1996 – 2004 the incidence of Bipolarl rarely heard of before, increased an astounding 4000%!

“An anti-depressant, the opposite of a depressant, is clearly a stimulant and in fact will often test out in the blood as amphetamine causing people to fail drug tests. Stimulants trigger seizure activity and what most do not realize is that mania is a continuous series of mild seizures which basically puts you into the dream state (REM is a continuous series of mild seizures) where you are acting out in a dream state or what you and other commenting here were referring to as a “fog”.

“Of course the way in which sugar contributes to this would be the adrenalin rush you get as the sugar level drops after the initial high it gives you. The adrenalin can trigger that seizure activity. Once you understand the seizure connection to Bipolar you can see why it is so beneficial to avoid any stimulant or anything that will drop sugar levels. Americans have gone from consuming 5 pounds of sugar per year in the early 1900’s to consuming around 180 pounds per year today!

“According to Dr. Candace Pert, who served as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry at the National Institute of Mental Health for 13 years and whose discovery of the binding process on neurotransmitters made antidepressants possible, sugar is almost identical to cocaine. So why would it not trigger mania? (In 1997 in TIME magazine Dr. Pert came out against antidepressants calling them “monsters” which she regretted being involved in their development. She then served on our Board of Directors for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness until her death a year ago.)

“If you would like a more detailed explanation of this feel free to contact me. Thank you for giving hope to so many others! Bipolar is not a death sentence, nor a life long mental illness!”

READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelellsberg/2011/07/18/how-i-overcame-bipolar-ii/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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C-SPAN: In Memory of 9/11 & the Antidepressant Connections

Richard Gage on C-SPAN – Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

A World-renowned Expert In Controlled Demolition Weighs In

The evidence presented here is clear and shocking! It is absolutely amazing to me that this was on C-SPAN, but the sad fact is that it took 13 years to get there! Perhaps there is hope that some day the truth about antidepressants will finally be revealed on C-SPAN as well!

It brings to my mind a Zoloft criminal case in which I testified. After my testimony about the dangers of Zoloft and other antidepressants and how Zoloft contributed to causing this crime the judge made a couple of very interesting statements from the bench. First he called the defense attorney to the bench who had persuaded his client to plead guilty and said, “Do you realize that this evidence on Zoloft could have been used as a defense?!” Since that was not done and the man was told to plead guilty the judge’s hands were tied as he could not find the man Not Guilty because of the Zoloft and it also limited him in how he could sentence the man. Then he made this statement, “Now would we believe that our government (FDA) would lie to us about this Zoloft? The same government who told us that 9/11 was a terrorist attack?”

See the C-SPAN video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zbv2SvBEec#t=11

 

The 9/11 Antidepressant Connection Few Ever Heard About

Another interesting fact that many never heard about 9/11 is that there was a LA Times reporter who went to the Middle East to interview the Taliban psychiatrist. (My first thought was “They have their own psychiatrist?!”) He found the psychiatrist’s office covered with antidepressant posters and pads and pens indicating that drug reps were well acquainted with this doctor.

He first shared a story with the reporter about a Taliban officer who had become so suicidal on these meds that he was putting himself on the front lines in hope that he would be killed in battle.

Then as they spoke further a young woman lying on a couch in the office put her hand to her forehead and said, “Oh doctor do we need to sacrifice another goat so that I can feel better?” The doctor turned to her and said something that has sent chills down my spine since then, “Nay! Nay! Allah has given these drugs great power! Swallowing them is like swallowing a piece of God!” As one father, whose son had horrific reactions to antidepressants, said, “Yes, he is right. These drugs are Satan’s sacrament!” But I think that anyone could clearly see that a doctor with that mind set was giving these drugs to everyone who walked into his office and on top of that was likely taking them himself!

Pharma to the “Rescue” After Disasters

Of course I do hope you know that some of the antidepressant makers offered their antidepressants free of charge for a short time after 9/11. Knowing how highly addictive these drugs are the drug makers would have known that this would greatly increase their profits for a very long time as the patients could not withdraw from them unless they found our site to know how very slowly one must come down to avoid the withdrawal from hell associated with antidepressants. The fact is that doctors reported that their prescribing of antidepressants DOUBLED after 9/11. In this way 9/11 became a huge boon to Pharma for many years to come because as I just stated so few have learned how to come off these drugs safely and successfully so they sadly remain loyal customers for many years to come.

 

Update: With the Disasters in Texas, Florida & ???

More recent concerns would be the natural disasters just experienced and in progress here in the US and also Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands, etc. Besides the great concern over patients getting their medications in order to avoid an epidemic of cold turkey withdrawal from antidepressants known to produce suicide, hostility and psychosis in abrupt withdrawal there is concern that many more will be given these drugs that are next to impossible to withdraw from unless they understand how very gradual the withdrawal must be to be safe and successful.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS??? WA Teen Sentenced for First Degree Animal Cruelty

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The following is my comment on an article in an article on a Bellingham, WA case of violent crime by a teen who was in the foster system for years before being adopted in 2009. He has just been sentenced for animal cruelty in the first degree consisting of torturing the family cat by “hitting, slamming, choking, smothering, swinging a body by the neck” See the original article detailing the case, and where you can post your own comments, below my comment here.

“This kid is NOT the root problem but is the product of the problem – the foster “care”/Family “Services” system which we allow to continue damaging these children who have no one to protect them. Family Services or Child Protective Services, or whatever “new speak” term we happen to call them, have been drugging children out of their minds for decades now with few stopping them other than perhaps Senator Charles Grassley who has investigated the financial motives for this practice and been able to stop some of it.

“At least equally culpable is Pharma with their bribing of government officials to get deadly drugs on the market that can produce this behavior and then get government officials to peddle them to children in a situation where they can bring in the bucks at an astounding rate! And who is left to pay the bill for those drugs? You and I and everyone else who also have to live in this world with these damaged children.

“The boy has likely been on antidepressants since first coming into the system and could easily still be on the drugs since the article detailed him having many of the behavioral effects associated with these drug and because antidepressants have such terrible withdrawal most patients cannot get off the drugs once started on them. These drugs are known to cause violence to the point of homicide. Patients report that feeling guilt or remorse is next to impossible as is feeling anything and someone wants this kid to feel empathy? About the only feeling I hear patients on these meds report being able to feel any longer is rage.

“Tragically these poor innocent animals and this child who started out innocent before the system did this to him are the ones who are paying for what WE continue to allow in our society by turning a blind eye. How many children do we allow them to destroy before we say ENOUGH?!”

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/06/3839681/teen-caught-on-camera-torturing.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Vaccine Whistle Blower: CDC Caught in Billion-Dollar Scheme to Sell Vaccines

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CDC caught in billion-dollar scheme to sell vaccines

by Jon Rappoport, September 5, 2014

If someone told you…a public relations agency promoting the benefits of refined sugar was also doing scientific studies on the effects of sugar…you’d laugh.

You’d naturally know the studies were worthless. You’d understand the “researchers” were slanting data, cooking data, burying data—whatever was necessary to support their prime directive: hype sugar as a wonderful product.

These “scientists” would never say, “Well, we found that refined sugar is quite unhealthy.”

This is precisely the state of affairs at the Centers for Disease Control. The agency is, first and foremost, a PR machine. It promotes products. For example: vaccines.

So when CDC whistleblower William Thompson emerged from the shadows on August 27 and admitted he’d participated in research fraud, thereby giving the dangerous MMR vaccine a free pass by claiming it had no causal connection to autism…

he was illustrating a primary mission of his employer, the CDC: spread propaganda assuring the public that vaccines are safe.

Science? Are you kidding? The “research” effort of the CDC is just another way to do PR.

The rest of the CDC’s PR message? Vaccines are effective, and everyone must get them.

How does the CDC convince millions of people they’d better take the needle?

Through invoking fear.

In March 2006, Harper’s published a stunning article by Peter Doshi: “Viral Marketing; The Selling of the Flu Vaccine.”

(Also see Gary Null’s excellent blog post, “The Public Relations Machine for the Vaccine Complex,” at The Gary Null Blog, Feb. 1, 2013. Note: This article was originally published on 2009-10-07. The .pdf of the article is here. And, see this other excellent article co-authored by Gary Null, “A New Flu Season of Pain, Profit and Politics”)

In the Harper’s piece, author Doshi discussed a key presentation at the 2004 National Influenza Vaccine Summit, where speaker and CDC flack, Glen Nowak, outlined a recipe for promoting vaccines to the public.

Using slides, Nowak made key points. As you read them, one by one, picture a huge lab where researchers do studies (“we’re all about finding the truth”)—and picture that lab one open door away from the real bosses at the facility, who are all vaccine hustlers and hype artists and two-bit scammers.

Everything in quotes is from the CDC PR recipe. (See also this article by Brooke Lounsbury: “Part Two – A Look at the Influenza Vaccine,” February 13, 2014)

One: Sell the idea that the flu can “occur among people for
whom influenza is not generally perceived to cause serious complications (e.g., children, healthy adults, healthy seniors).”

Translation: expand the target market for the flu vaccine—pretend that the people who would never need protection from the flu do need it.

Two: “Foster the demand for flu vaccinations” by bringing on board “medical experts and public health authorities publicly (e.g., via media) [to] state concern and alarm (and predict dire [flu] outcomes)—and urge influenza vaccination.”

Three: Make sure we are “framing…the flu season in terms that motivate behavior (e.g., as [flu is] ‘very severe,’ ‘more severe than last or past years,’ ‘deadly’).”

Four: Release continuing updates “from health officials and media” to emphasize that “influenza is causing severe illness and/or affecting lots of people–—helping foster the perception that many people are susceptible to a bad case of influenza.”

Five: Present “visible/tangible examples of the seriousness of
the illness (e.g., pictures of children, families of those affected coming forward) and people getting vaccinated (the first to motivate, the latter to reinforce).”

CDC PR flack Nowak, on National Public Radio, explained the real crisis at the CDC by referring to the CDC’s client—every PR firm has a client for whom they work: “… the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine for use in November or even December … It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot.”

Well, sure. That’s the job. That’s what PR firms do.

And when the CDC has billions of dollars to promote their messages and “do research” that confirms those messages, they’re in the driver’s seat….

People say, “But how could this be? How could this be?”

The CDC is a PR agency.

That’s how….when the reality-egg cracks (hear it?), a very satisfying sensation begins to spread, and the hypnotic trance recedes.

Jon Rappoport

www.nomorefakenews.com

ORIGINAL ARTICLE WITH LINKS TO ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/cdc-caught-in-billion-dollar-scheme-to-to-sell-vaccines/#comment-75821

Jon Rappoport is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for 30 years.

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Amazing Story To Give You Insight Into the Feelings and Thought Processes of Animals

Washoe

Washoe and Loulis

After reading this I doubt that you will ever look at an animal the same way again. Just because they cannot speak, does not mean they do not think and feel much the same way we do. (Keep in mind that animals have long been given antidepressants and are used in testing for prescription drugs and makeup, etc.) People tend to distance themselves from animals in many ways in order to excuse what we as a society do to them. In doing so I believe we are prevented from seeing how deeply animals feel compassion and the same feelings we have for our loved ones which they clearly experience right along with us along with their ability to have deep conscious thought processes.

This is the story of Washoe and her adopted son, Loulis who learned sign language and could, therefore, communicate all of these thoughts and feelings. The insight this will give is astounding as she shows such compassion for her trainer who has lost a child! And then her adoption of a baby monkey and her teaching him to sign on her own! It will touch your heart and open your mind!

Please read her story and see more pictures here: http://www.tickld.com/x/this-is-washoe-and-shes-about-to-change-the-way-you-see-animals-seriously

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Media Bias on Antidepressants Astounding!

pregnant mom

Bravo to Dr. Urato for working to get this information out to a far too unsuspecting public!!!! Thanks to David Bostrom for bringing this article to us. I have specialized in antidepressant adverse reactions for 25 years now and have a large book out on the subject, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! For many years now I have worked to get the media in Utah, where so many women of child bearing age are on these drugs, to address the Autism/Antidepressant link to no avail.

I have been warning that these drugs could produce Autism, even in the users, since the mid 90’s. In fact in the mid 90’s I had a woman in Utah come to me to ask if I thought her use of Prozac could be the reason she had three Autistic children in a row. Of course my answer to her was that Autism had long been known as a condition of elevated serotonin, so why wouldn’t I think that a drug designed to increase serotonin levels would have produced Autism in her children?

But in 1999 when I did the Leeza Gibbons Show on the subject of mothers on antidepressants killing their children they opened my eyes wide to how difficult it had become to get any information on prescription drug problems to the public.

The approval for drug makers to advertise their medications had come just two years before this.

As we stepped onto the stage we were told we could say the word “antidepressant” but we could not say the brand names of the drugs “because of our advertisers” and we all know WHO those advertisers are!

I highly recommend that you click this link below and read the article on media bias toward warning the public about serious birth defects of those babies being exposed to antidepressants in the womb! From what I have seen over the years it is my opinion that we are only barely scratching the surface in this area of antidepressant-induced birth defects.

Original Articlhttp://www.wnd.com/2014/08/top-doc-media-bias-on-antidepressants-astounding/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

 

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Senate Hearing: Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death???

medical errors

Third Leading Cause of Death – Medical Errors

and When You Add In Medications How High Is The Toll Really?

July 17, 2014 the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions held a hearing on the number of deaths caused by preventable medical errors.

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/medical-mistakes

C-SPAN has a video of those Senate hearings posted here… http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/

But before going to those links if you will go to our website to read our mission statement at http://www.drugawareness.org/mission/ you will see how long this situation has been going on and find a link to a study done by pharmacists who were tired of seeing patients die from the drugs they were handing out. They found that the Third Leading Cause of Death in America is “properly prescribed prescription drugs” (prescribed according to what the FDA has judged to be “safe and effective”.) This is a study done in 1995 so you can imagine how much worse it would be by now. If you add that together with these deaths plus add in the medication-induced heart attacks and medication-induced cancer and medication-induced suicides you will find medical treatment to be the leading cause of death in America!

To all that add to it the warning from Dr. John Ioannidis, the world’s leading expert on medical research, who says that 90% of medical research is now tainted or just plain bogus and that he fears that medical science will not be able to survive this. http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science

From all this information the lesson seems clear…Keep your loved ones away from doctors and nurses and their treatments!!!

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Antidepressants Can Kill Spiritual Feelings

Christ

New Testament Video Series

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-Day-Saints-New-Testament-Bible-Videos/250923148437266?fref=photo

After such an incredible Church service today with so many teen speakers who are so inspiring that they give me great hope for the future of this world I thought it would be good to share this New Testament video series with you and talk about antidepressant effects upon spiritual feelings. In this beautiful new set of videos of the Savior’s life you will find my son-in-law, Todd Bentley, our webmaster at www.drugawareness.org, and his mother who both appeared in the videos. They spent much time over the past couple of years filming them. (Just in case any of you have wondered about Todd’s bearded face over the past couple of years … their baby even cried and tried to get away from him when he finally shaved because she did not recognize him as her daddy. 🙂 🙂

But I think you will agree with me that they did a beautiful job of featuring the life of the Savior. And for those of you who have so much trouble now, after the use of antidepressants, in feeling spiritual feelings due to the damaging effects of the drugs upon the pineal gland which prevents you from feeling spiritual feelings, perhaps this series can help you to feel those feelings again.

To learn more about the effects of antidepressants upon spirituality you can read the following newsletter I wrote back in 2008 at the request of a minister friend titled Spirituality and Sorcery ( http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/spirituality-and-sorcery) and/or go to our products list at www.drugawareness.org and find my DVD on the effects of serotonin upon spirituality.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Overcoming Years of Hypothyroidism With Alternatives

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Thyroid problems is one of the most common after effects of using antidepressants. Hypo-thyroidism is the most common but Hyper-thyroidism is seen as well. Because of that I wanted to share Frances Fuller’s story of overcoming many years of thyroid issues. To overcome this after almost 30 years of suffering with it should show you there is a way to overcome this once it is caused by antidepressants.

If you click on the Alternatives button on the top blue bar at drugawareness.org you will find the products she used to overcome her hypothyroidism.

The Frances Fuller Story

December 19, 2009

I was a competitive swimmer and spent hours in the pool every day. When I was 14, my thyroid was tested and found to be underactive. I was put on Armour’s Thyroid extract. By the time I was 15, the dosage had been increased to a whopping amount – 3 grains/day – which is more than many whose thyroid has been totally removed take as replacement. However, all of the tests indicated that I needed that amount.

In 1968 when I was 25, the doctors decided to try me on a relatively new drug which was synthetic thyroid containing both T3 and T4, two of the three main hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland. Although the dosage began a bit lower than the amount of thyroid extract that I had taken for over 10 years, it was back up to the 3 grains/day within months.

When I moved to Florida in 1996, the doctors could not believe that I needed so much thyroid medication. The tests indicated otherwise. However, the doctor decided to switch me to a different preparation – and did the arithmetic wrong. Not only was I lethargic, but also my hair began falling out!!! That was such a frustrating experience . . .

I went back on the T3 and T4 synthetic thyroid that I had successfully taken for 28 years.

In 2000, I heard Gary Young say, “Chlorine shuts down the thyroid.” The words were like a massive alarm in my brain! I had not only spent my childhood in chlorinated swimming pools, but I had also continued swimming laps daily as an adult – even clocking 2 miles a day (3000 meters) most of that time!!! I immediately decided that I would have to find another form of exercise and stopped swimming in chlorinated pools. Of course, it took a while before I also was able to get a whole house water filter, but I drank bottled water until that time and had to give up my “beloved long hot bath soaks” as we absorb chlorine through the skin in the bath water – along with all the other chemicals in municipal water systems!

I continued to take the T3 and T4 synthetic thyroid replacement medication.

As I began using the Young Living essential oils and NingXia Red, which was introduced in the summer of 2002, I began feeling as if I did not need as much thyroid medication. The dose was decreased ever so slightly, and the blood tests were okay.

My wonderful friend and neighbor is a medical doctor, and she was so helpful in assisting me to slowly reduce the medication . . . and then I moved to Singapore in 2003. There is no preparation with T3 available in Singapore! I stocked up on all that I could purchase in the US and made a decision: I will support my thyroid gland with the Young Living essential oils and the other foods that are supportive of the thyroid.

Gary Young taught that GERANIUM, and MYRTLE are especially supportive – and his blend ENDOFLEX was created to support and balance the entire endocrine system. I also learned that COCONUT OIL is supportive. Fortunately, coconuts are plentiful in the tropics, and I began eating fresh coconut as well as taking a spoonful of oil each day. I also used CEDARWOOD essential oil over the brain stem, on my temples, and on the bottom of the great toes – the reflex point for the pituitary gland.

In 2004 I made the switch to a medication that contained no T3. According to my friend in the US, it is not possible to get off T3 once you are on it – and certainly not after you have been on it for almost 50 years. However, I was able to make the switch without any adverse effects.

As my body became more balanced, I began reducing the amount of thyroid medication in tiny increments with no ill effects – and continued drinking NingXia Red and using the Young Living essential oils.

January 2009 I found that I no longer needed ANY synthetic thyroid medication!!! I was a bit nervous the first morning when I skipped it. However, instead of feeling lethargic, I was fine. What I DID notice immediately was that instead of always feeling “nervous”, I was far calmer and more relaxed. I anticipated needing to take the medication “every other day”, but that was not the case. Once it was discontinued I have never gone back.

I carefully monitored my body for the telltale signs of underactive thyroid – lethargy, weight gain, falling hair, and dry and flaky skin. Not one of the signs appeared!!! I began sleeping better at night.

It has now been one year (lacking a few days) since I discontinued thyroid medication. [Note: I discontinued the medication January 2009.] I have not gained any weight. My hair is thicker than before. I feel wonderful all the time. My skin is moister than it was years ago. It is pretty amazing to feel the way I do at soon-to-be 67 years without a single medication.

I use the following Young Living products especially for thyroid support – and of course, I use a lot of oils because I love them and feel I am healthier because of them!

ENDOFLEX 1 drop over thyroid 3 times a day
ENDOGIZE 1 capsule morning and 1 capsule evening
THYROMIN 1 capsule morning
NINGXIA RED 180ml (6oz) each day
I also use GERANIUM, CEDARWOOD, and YLANG YLANG daily along with a variety of other Young Living oils and blends.
Frances Fuller 19 December 2009

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FACTS ABOUT THE THYROID

The following is taken from articles and/or answers I have written to individuals. Much of it is based upon lectures by Dr. D. Gary Young and the Essential Oils Desk Reference.

Frances

ENDOFLEX blend assists in balancing the glands of the endocrine system. I personally use it, neat, right over the thyroid (at the base of the neck below the “Adam’s apple) 2-3 times a day.

THYROMIN is a capsule specifically supports the thyroid.

ENDOGIZE is a capsule that supports the entire endocrine system. It contains DHEA, which is a precursor for growth hormone. It is not a hormone. However, the Singapore government (sometimes) requires that you sign a form in order to bring into the country anything that contains DHEA, whether it is a cream or something that is ingested.

Located at the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid is the energy gland of the human body. It produces T3 and T4 thyroid hormones that control the body’s metabolism. The thyroid also controls other vital functions such as digestion, circulation, immune function, hormone balance and emotions.

The thyroid gland is actually controlled by the pituitary gland which signals the thyroid when to produce the thyroid hormone. The pituitary gland, in turn, is directed by chemical signals sent by the hypothalamus gland, which monitors hormone levels in the blood stream.

A lack of thyroid hormones does not necessarily mean that the thyroid is not functioning properly. In some instances, the pituitary may be malfunctioning because of its failure to release sufficient TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to spur the thyroid to make thyroid hormone.

Other cases of thyroid hormone deficiency may be due to the hypothalamus failing to release sufficient TRH (thyrotropin releasing hormone).

In cases where thyroid hormone deficiency is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary or hypothalamus, better results may be achieved by using supplements or essential oils that stimulate the pituitary or hypothalamus, such as cedarwood.

People with type A blood have more of a tendency to have weak thyroid function.

Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s disease) This condition occurs when the thyroid is underactive and produces insufficient thyroid hormone. Approximately 40% of the US population suffers from some milder forms of this disorder to some degree and these people tend to also suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In its severe form, it is referred to as Hashimoto’s disease.

Hashimoto’s disease affects the thyroid, limiting its ability to produce thyroid hormone.

The following symptoms occur: – Fatigue – Yeast infections (Candida) – Lack of energy – Reduced immune function – Poor resistance to disease – Recurring infections – Falling hair

Hyperthyroid (Graves disease ) When the thyroid becomes overactive and produces excess thyroid hormone, the following symptoms may occur: Symptoms of hyperthyroidism: – Anxiety – Restlessness – Insomnia – Premature gray hair – diabetes mellitus – arthritis – vitiligo (loss of skin pigment)

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Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.

Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health. However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Safer Alternative: Bird Droppings vs Antidepressants

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Judge Orders Man to Get Rid of Birds

Here is something to give you a chuckle in the middle of all these horrific antidepressant-induced tragedies…

While in Salt Lake City lecturing I read this article in the news today …. it is about a poor elderly immigrant who loves pigeons and spends his time caring for them. Well one of the SLC suburbs of South Jordan wants him to get rid of his birds he has had in his backyard for years. Most all of the comments are supportive of the man and his rights and upset with the city for doing something like this to him. But one comment was something I HAD to respond to so here it is – his first and then mine …. hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 🙂 (See the original story link below)

“So if he was harboring 300 rats we should leave him alone? I think everyone who is whining about how mean the world is to this guy should do a little research. Just for fun, Google the words “Pigeon, health, and hazards” all on the same line. Did you know that the EPA, yup our liberal EPA, says that you can kill as many pigeons as you want? They are considered a “bird pest” and for good reasons all having to do with DISEASE.they are basically rats with wings. I hate to sound harsh but these are the facts. Honestly if I was in charge of a city, I would ban any private ownership of pigeons because their populations can get out of control in a hurry. I have been on jobs where we had to remove years of pigeon droppings from rooftops. It’s basically a hazmat situation where protective clothing and respirators are required. When pigeon droppings dry out they become airborne and can cause serious respiratory disease. I highly recommend the city not level their roosting place. They need to exterminate the population prior. Leave the buildings and get rid of the birds.”

MY RESPONSE: “Hazmat situation?! When anything dries out and becomes airborne it turns to dust that can cause respiratory disease. Dust does that.

“They call out hazmat teams to clean up hydrochloric acid spills(yes the same muriatic acid that is used to clean toilets and cement spills), yet people in the Salt Lake Valley voluntarily consume more of that daily than anywhere else in the world in the form of an antidepressant. (Example: fluoxetine hydrocloride [Prozac], sertraline hydrocloride [Zoloft], etc.) I would be far more concerned about these highly toxic chemicals than I would pigeon droppings!

“Now there is a solution! The City of South Jordan could check with a large pharmaceutical firm to see if they could come up with a new drug promoted to be the next new “cure all” that has pigeon droppings as an ingredient since people seem so willing to put anything in their mouths as long as the marketing tells them it is good for them. Then everyone could see value in the pigeons since sadly money seems to be our society’s mode of determining value now. They could all make money on the situation and walk away happy campers. Not so sure the patients will be such happy campers, but pigeon droppings sound safer than what they already take!”

Original Article: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=29798204

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