Do Not Miss This Movie – Sleepwalk With Me – REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia

This is a movie about the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) which I have one DVD out on the subject already and am finishing up an e-book on the subject currently… My comment on the movie?

“This is a movie that should be seen by absolutely everyone!!! In 2010 there were 250 Million prescriptions written for antidepressants in America yet 86% of those being diagnosed with the potentially deadly sleep disorder featured in this movie were found to be on an antidepressant … no one should miss this movie! Mike Birbiglia has done an excellent job of presenting this now all too common sleep disorder, very funny, yet making it clear to the audience just how serious this condition can be and disruptive to normal life.”

Although this disorder has gotten much press lately as being associated with the sleeping pill Ambien, the drugs in that class are found to be in 3% of the diagnosis of RBD while a staggering 86% of those diagnosed with RBD are taking an antidepressant! Even worse is to know that RBD used to be a rare disorder and mainly found in drug withdrawal from psychoactive illegal drugs. But with 86% currently being on an antidepressant when diagnosed with this disorder in which patients have no paralysis during sleep and thus can act out whatever they are dreaming or having a nightmare about we need to be very concerned about the number of cases found in withdrawal from antidepressants.

What is the connection to antidepressants?

One theory is that it is the elevated serotonin levels that stimulate the brain stem and remove paralysis during periods of sleep.

It has been my experience in working with patients having reactions to antidepressants that the side effect of vivid or abnormal dreams or nightmares are the first sign of the manifestation of RBD.

Egbert movie review: “The hero of Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk With Me” is a stand-up comic who suffers from REM behavior disorder. One night in a motel in Walla Walla, he leaps through a second-floor window while acting out a nightmare he was having and narrowly escapes death… but has to have glass splinters removed from his legs. His doctor tells him to start using a sleeping bag to sleep in — and wear mittens so he can’t get out of the bag to act out his dreams or nightmares.

“Funny stuff, if it weren’t true….” (continue reading by clicking the following link): http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/sleepwalk-with-me-2012

Also see the trailer: http://watch.sleepwalkmovie.com/

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70 MILLION Americans are on Mind-Altering Prescription Drugs

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AMERICA’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION

CDC: NOW FASTEST GROWING DRUG PROBLEM

BREAKING NEWS FROM TODAY’S LONDON DAILY MAIL

…. Experts have warned legal substances caused more overdose deaths than heroine and cocaine combined during the past decade, according to the U.S. report.

…. In 2010 more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants were written for Americans.

…. 70 MILLION Americans are on mind-altering drugs: shock statistic which shows full extent of use of illegal and legal narcotics

…. One in Five adults take prescription psychiatric drugs

…. CDC: “Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States.’

…. 27,000 unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States

…. 10 per cent of high school pupils are prescribed drugs for ADHD

…. Anti-depressants have been linked to a series of school shootings

(You can see that data posted here: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/)

My Posted Comment to This Article

“For 25 years I have been screaming this warning of the prescription drug train wreck heading straight for America, but then extending worldwide. Most did not want to hear it. If mainstream media wanted to keep their advertising dollars – one of their main sources of revenue – they knew they had to keep quiet about it or even downplay what was happening before our eyes. So I documented school & workplace shootings, etc.

“My first book came in 1991, another in 1994, then 2000 Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare warned in even more detail the ravages of drugs acting upon serotonin – the antidepressants, antipsychotics, & pain killers. Serotonin is what LSD mimics. Increase the level gradually & the individual begins to appear as if they are becoming mentally ill. No one links it to the drug because it has been such a slow process. Sadly even the patient is convinced they are going insane due to his/her own drug-induced thoughts & actions & becomes a customer for life.”

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2555950/70-MILLION-Americans-mind-altering-drugs-shock-statistic-shows-extent-use-illegal-legal-narcotics.html#ixzz2sxPHIzvn

If you are caught up in this new age drug nightmare and want off you need to know what you are doing and how to wean off safely. Make sure any doctor you go to for help knows about withdrawal because far too many do not know anything about it. Many patients will share with their doctors the CD mentioned below on safe and successful withdrawal as it explains why there is a need for such a slow, gradual withdrawal with serotonergic medications. Withdrawal can be one of the most dangerous periods of taking an antidepressant if you do not know what you are doing! (See FDA withdrawal warning below)

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

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!”

 

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The Real Thomas Jefferson Saw Our Day Clearly!

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Someone sent me the following quotes today by Thomas Jefferson who amazingly must have seen clearly where we were headed and pin pointed the problems we would face today! That made me think of my dear life-long friend Andy Allison who has written the best book available on Jefferson. (Of course Andy, as nearly everyone else I know, has also lost a loved one to an antidepressant, his beautiful teenage son, Jacob,  in 2003.)

Jacob Allison

Jacob Allison

See Jefferson’s warnings to us below…

The Real Thomas Jefferson: The True Story of

America’s Philosopher of Freedom

“Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and…he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past–historians can. His observation is especially applicable to our changing perceptions of great historical personalities, most of whom are relentlessly reinterpreted by each new generation of biographers.”

… Andrew M. Allison

Jefferson on the subject of too much government

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” — Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” — Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson on the subject of banks

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” –Thomas Jefferson

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. — Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson on the subject of the right to bear arms

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”– Thomas Jefferson

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 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and sucessful withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ 

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Michael Frye – My Ten Year Zoloft Nightmare & How I Survived It

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Michael Frye

A Zoloft Survivor

My name is Michael Frye and I was a victim of Zoloft for over 10 years. I have been through this life with a lot of regrets. The biggest regret of all was ever taking the prescribed antidepressant drug Zoloft.

Zoloft Prescribed for Side Effect of Another Medication

I was taking a treatment for a virus. That medication had depression as a side effect. So my doctor felt I needed to take something for depression too. He prescribed the antidepressant Zoloft. Initial treatment for the virus also produced a side effect of blood abnormalities which overrode any benefit of that drug. So, that drug was discontinued but I continued to take Zoloft for a period of almost ten years. The Zoloft only magnified the depression and produced unusual behavior. The dosage started at 25 mg and as I reported still having depression and other side effects, they(my doctors) just raised the dosage being oblivious to the fact that they were killing me with the increasing of the dosage. Once I achieved 150 mg dosage, I just have a blank period of time and memory loss of about 3 or 4 years. I will never fill in those blanks for I feel that is long term memory damage.I have since also learned that the reason I stayed on the drug so long is likely because most doctors have no clue how to withdraw patients correctly from antidepressants. Because of this they are afraid to take patients off because of the horrible withdrawal. So doctors generally just tell you that you need to stay on these drugs for life!

Forced Into Abrupt Withdrawal Due to Life Threatening Side Effects

I was forced into cold turkey withdrawal because I was so close to death. I was hemorrhaging out the ears, mouth, eyes and rectum. I was in a state so near death, cold turkey was my only choice at that point. I would recommend no one ever try that method! It is much too dangerous and nothing anyone would ever want to endure. I do not know how I survived but for the grace of God! Gradual withdrawal is much safer and far less painful!

Out of Character Behavior Led to Divorce

During that ten year period, I started displaying bizarre behavior. I had been married and happily married until the medicine took its toll on me. I started being hostile with my family, friends, and coworkers. During that period I displayed unusual behavior and it tore my family apart after a 20 year marriage. I was divorced in 2009 after almost twenty years. I was separated from my daughter who graduated in 2010. I also suffered the uncontrollable cravings for alcohol that are so common with antidepressants.

Multiple Congestive Heart Failures

I have suffered (3) congestive heart failures after being on Zoloft and I have no hereditary predisposition to heart disease. But I have since learned that heart disease is linked to antidepressants. (http://www.wellnessresources.com/freedom/articles/antidepressants_strongly_linked_to_heart_disease/?)

Bone Density Problems

I have severe bone density issues as well as the inability to absorb calcium in any form. What goes along with this is the inability to keep platelet counts normal.

Agranulocytosis – Often Fatal Side Effect

I also now have agranulocytosis which is often fatal. I have found that papaya leaf extract in liquid and capsule form help with those issues. Iowa Select Herbs (http://stores.iowaselectherbs.com) provide the best quality I have found.

Liver Failure & Pancreatic Problems Lead to Answers

Most doctors just label this problem as liver and pancreatic issues associated with liver disorders. I know they are incorrect in all their diagnosis’s of me. I have experimented with their diagnosis as well as consulted with an expert on antidepressants who has written and lectured and testified about these drugs around the world, Ann Blake-Tracy, the Executive Director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) and author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare. And subsequently learned what the real problem stems from. Sad to say but most physicians are ignorant to the fact that antidepressants cause these issues. In my case the problem was the Zoloft itself, especially after taking it for ten years. But I have since learned how to counteract the damage by listening to my body in healing these issues. I tend to get better results from natural and homeopathic healing.

I started having blood sugar issues where my blood sugar would swing from very low levels to extremely high levels and told my doctors about them. Yet they came up with negative results for a non-fasting test. My pancreas became enlarged, my gall bladder quit working, my liver was very toxic and my brain started showing damage as well.

Warning to Others

I did not know until 2011 or early 2012 that my problems were related to the antidepressant drug Zoloft. I was tired of misdiagnosis’s and started doing research myself. Several experts assisted me in the diagnosis and the cold turkey withdrawal and the healing. I have just begun to fight to get all the things back that I was robbed of. This is my year for all things to be restored! This is also a warning to all my friends and relatives! Do not allow your doctor to put you on antidepressants without reading the fine lines. Your life depends on it. Your loved ones lives depend on it. Be informed. Everything cannot be cured with a pill. God has a way of healing us naturally. I invite you to try His methods first.

Liver Transplant?!

I would say I am at the far end of recovery from taking the drug Zoloft. I have been diagnosed with end stage liver disease and the damage is from Zoloft. I was given a limited amount of time to live and they said I would need a liver transplant to live. I have stage 4 fibrosis/cirrhosis and have started healing myself. I hope what I post will help others to survive as I am doing.

Additional Serious Reactions

Almost 2 months ago I had an ammonia content in my blood of 319 with 75 to 78 being normal. My legs were swelling as well as my abdomen and pancreas. My renal function was very poor. I could not even have a normal bowel movement except maybe once a week. My short term memory was still an issue and my WBC and RBC were off the charts. My bone marrow was being suppressed and my back pain was so severe that I had to lie down at all hours of the day. I was hopeless and depressed to the max.

Encouragement

I still did not give up! I have a strong faith in God and I know he has a purpose for me. So what I am about to post may be an inspiration to others. I certainly hope so. Here it is as follows and I may say that this information I am providing is based on my individual results. It is not intended to cure any disease or prevent any disease. It was just my way of healing the damages to my body caused by Zoloft.

How Bad Things Got

After having a liver biopsy in August 2013, I had decreased white blood cells and red blood cells. I had an ammonia content in the blood of 319 and I had no platelet functions. My blood would not clot. I bled out on the biopsy table. At that time I decided to do what I could to change the quality of life I was living. I have no immune system and of course brain and organ damage from Zoloft.

Steps I Took to Recovery

What I am about to post is what worked for me and radically changed both my physical and mental state.

~ I began regular consultations with Ann Blake Tracy at www.drugawareness.org

~ I started eating a vegan diet – mostly raw or slightly steamed.~ I began a regimen of no red meats and only white meat, excluding pork. It was mostly fish broiled and not fried which I have now stopped eating meat and dairy altogether.

~ I ate raw broccoli and other green leafy vegetables, onions and fresh garlic.

~ I started taking or making fruit and vegetable smoothies which included uncooked raw vegetable juices.

~ I used flax seed oil and omega 3 oils.

~ I had amazing results using Sovereign Silver for the pancreatitis I developed.

~ I used Young Living oils of Lemon, Frankincense, Peppermint and Valor. The Valor and Peppermint helped my back pain. Lemon lifted my spirits and Frankincense helped with so many things that I don’t know what I would have done without it.  More info here: http://www.drugawareness.org/alternatives/

~ I used milk thistle for my liver.

~ For each morning detox I use a cup of 165 Deg. Green Tea steeped with a slice of organic lemon. This helps to detoxify the Zoloft out of my system.

~ I then discovered about a month into the raw vegetables a brand of fruit and veggie smoothie. The brand name is “Bolthouse Farms” and it is even available at WalMart. The most beneficial of their smoothies was the “Green Goodness and the “Blue Goodness”. They have produced some amazing results. They even have wheat grass in them.

Amazing Results

I dropped almost 40 lbs of weight in less than a month. My mind became clearer, my energy level increased 100%. No more depressive moods!

My ammonia level was at 319, which is critical and life threatening, lowered itself naturally to 75 in less than thirty days.

At 52 I am in better shape now than I was in my body building days of the early 80’s. I feel almost bullet proof. I have stabilized my weight at 198 pounds and while on Zoloft I was over 230 pounds.

My heart is healing and the cramps have gone away. I believe that the cramps were being caused by the elevated serotonin because the main function of serotonin is constriction of muscle tissue. I tried the magnesium and the calcium supplements but they did not work on the painful cramps. Yet after only a week of daily taking the smoothies with the wheat grass, the cramps disappeared.

What I want to make clear is to experiment with raw vegetables and fruit and veggie smoothies until you achieve your optimal health. I could not emphasize this more … “Until you rid yourself from the toxins of antidepressants and other prescribed drugs, you are just existing and not living.”

I wish you all the best. I believe that the information I have given you, based on my experience, will help you recover. I am healing!

October 2014 Update

I just got an email from Michael that needs to be shared. He began having additional problems with his liver failing and pancreatic function shutting down leading to diabetes. This is the update I just got today:

” I have been using Aloe Vera juice to detox my liver, and my pancreatic function was gone. I was becoming diabetic.  After one gallon of cold pressed aloe, my blood sugar stabilized and the size of my pancreas reduced 200% and now insulin function is normal. So common sense would dictate that all our sicknesses can be cured through natural God given plants and herbs.

“I also eat papaya fruit and my hematologist told me I could not raise my red blood cells or platelet count. But just papaya fruit, leaf, and liquid extract has nearly tripled my platelets.

“They actually had sent me home to die. They said a blood transfusion or platelets would not help. Boy did I prove them wrong through Biblical methods. I am healing. Thank you for all your help.”

[I must caution you that the above statement from Michael has not been approved by the FDA …. the same FDA who brought you Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Fen-Phen, Redux, Vioxx, Effexor, Stratera, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Brisdelle, Wellbutrin, Trazadone, Risperdal, Clozaril, Zyprexa, etc., etc., etc.]

Good Luck and May God Bless You All!

Michael R. Frye

“A Zoloft Survivor”

Please share Michael’s story with others so they know there is hope and a life after antidepressants. We will continue to gather more stories for you from others who have “been there” and come through it so that you can see how they have done and what works and what does not.

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, as Michael did in his recovery, 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

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!”

 

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The REAL State of the Union in just 889 words…

This was just too good not to share today! Simon Black is one of my most favorite – very bright when it comes to finances – financial advice I am hoping I will need soon when these drugs are finally off the market and I can get on with my life so that I once again have any money to worry about knowing what to do with it!

When this came in my email this morning I thought the only thing missing from this is the serotonin nightmare in which we now live in this nation as the highest users of antidepressants….shockingly senseless and extremely violent murders and suicides, school shootings, workplace violence, road rage, air rage, skyrocketing divorce, female school teachers molesting male students, entire families being wiped out in murder/suicides, an epidemic of antidepressant-induced Bipolar completely disabling the lives of so many, etc., etc.

Sometimes I have to wonder if one reason for all this is to distract us from seeing what is really going on in this nation? So I share with you the REAL State of the Union from Simon Black … ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT and WELL WORTH THE READ!

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Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens:

This summer we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

This senseless, destructive war was started and championed by politicians who cared nothing for the 9 million people who lost their lives.

And in doing so, they began a century of warfare which continues to this day.

Our military industrial complex is larger than ever. We have nearly 2 million troops and national guardsmen, plus 3.5 million civilians employed in the defense sector.

With such awesome capabilities, we continue to resort to violence and death to exact political goals which benefit a tiny elite.

All of this has created a police state in the Land of the Free that is a far cry from the country we all grew up in.

Your government has spawned a culture of fear and intimidation. Nearly every federal agency, including the Fish and Wildlife Service, has its own gun-toting police force to pistol-whip citizens into submission.

And we’re stocking up. Your government has recently procured 1.6 BILLION rounds of hollow-point ammunition to supplement our existing supplies.

But frankly, we don’t need guns to harass citizens.

Our tax authorities have become more threatening than mafia warlords. The plunder is so severe that record numbers of Americans are renouncing their citizenship and leaving the country.

There are now dozens of federal, state, and local agencies and courts which have the power to confiscate your assets without any due process.

In addition to your house, your business, and your savings, we also have the authority to take your children away from you as if they are property of the state.

We are here to tell you what you can and cannot put in your own body, or whether you can collect rainwater that falls on own property.

In fact, on any given business day, the federal government issues hundreds of pages of new ‘rules’, proposed regulations, draft bills, executive orders, and/or regulatory notices.

And if you are not compliant with these rules, you may be committing a crime. Whether you know it or not.

When this nation was founded, there were four federal crimes on the books. Today there are THOUSANDS. Plus we have millions of government employees at all levels to enforce the penalties.

All of this, of course, is financed by you the tax slave.

You (plus unborn generations) are the poor suckers charged with paying off the national debt we politicians have created….

No, this may not be the country that you all grew up in. But it is the state of our union… whatever remains of it.

(Click link below to continue reading the full statement – trust me it is worth the read!)

http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/the-real-state-of-the-union-in-just-889-words-13430/

 

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Scientists: Ginger Kills 91% of Leukemia Cells and Shrinks Tumors

Just in case you ever know someone who needs this research on Leukemia…..

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….and since antidepressants are well known to cause cancer it is good to have this info on hand if you have ever taken one of these drugs. Using things like this in a preventative manner could save your life because far too many patients end up with cancer down the road after a regime of antidepressants .

Scientists Find Ginger Kills 91% Of Leukemia Cells And Shrinks Tumors In Vivo (Orignal medical studies included)

There are SO MANY natural cures for cancer that I do not understand why anyone dies from cancer any more! I long believed the cancer industry to be the most evil of all until I learned about antidepressants. I cannot even begin to tell you how upset I get when I see one of those blasted pink ribbons!!!!! And for many years now I have chased those off my porch who are fundraising for cancer research. I would at least explain that there are cures already and the researchers are ignoring those cures because they are natural and therefore, unpatentable. If they cannot make money on them they remain uninterested.

Now keep in mind that the low temperature steam distilled oils I speak of will produce similar effects. So if you go to our  “Alternatives” section on Young Living Oils you can use the ginger oil if you don’t like the taste of ginger. Also in putting this on the skin you avoid putting any drain on the metabolic processes of the body that have been so impaired by the use of antidepressants. In bypassing that digestive system you may have more benefit than taking the ginger internally. Of course I am sure that both would be even better.

Click link below to read the original studies and get more information.

http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/scientists-find-substance-ginger-kills-leukemia-cells-shrinks-tumors-vivo/

You can also go to our board member, Dr. Lorraine Day’s, website where you an find all kinds of information on beating cancer naturally. Although she is a surgeon and headed one of the largest surgical departments in San Francisco at one time she believes cancer can be cured naturally as she and I both have done. Her direct website is www.drday.com.

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 WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants or alternative treatments 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

 

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CNN: Teen in coma from severe brain injury recovers with alternatives

Grant Virgin

Grant Virgin (16), Given Up for Dead by Doctors

Luckily His Parents Did Not Give Up!

Thanks to my son for sharing this story and video from my most favorite of all medical investigative journalists, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, from CNN! One of the most open, honest and sincerely questioning interviews I ever did on the subject of antidepressants and children was done by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He has a very open mind and is clearly searching for truth in all areas to help others. Please see the video and story airing tonight and tomorrow on CNN with Dr. Gupta in the link below. DO NOT MISS THIS INSPIRING VIDEO AND NEWS REPORT! It is well worth reading and watching!!!

Do antidepressants and other psychiatric meds cause brain damage?

And if so, what do we do about it?

Because in May I testified before the Danish Parliament on the issue of brain damage being caused by the use of antidepressants, I believe anything to help us learn more about recovering from brain damage is critical. Anyone interested in these medications and how they affect themselves as patients or their loved ones on the medications should be hyper vigilant when it comes to this issue.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments

Hyperbaric oxygen is another absolutely incredible treatment for brain injury. If you go to our website and click the links on Dr. Paul Harch you can see before and after brain scans of those who have used hyperbaric oxygen. That link can be found in alternative treatment #7 at http://www.drugawareness.org/alternatives/

Essential Aromatherapy Oils

What did Princess Di use to ward off some of the adverse effects of her Prozac? She used essential aromatherapy oils. And this CNN story featuring a young man given up for dead after a tragic hit and run accident and slipping into a coma reminds me so much of my friend Connie Bertoldo’s son when she was told that IF he did recover he would only be a vegetable after his traumatic brain injury from a 4 wheeler flipping and landing on top of him.

When Connie called for help wanting to know what oils would help, I rushed to the hospital with all the Young Living oils I knew would help with brain injury. She continued to use the oils on her son as she sat with him rubbing them on his feet and brain stem area and also down his spine whenever she could. Only one, the combination of oils called Brain Power, she would apply to his thumb and press it against the roof of his mouth in order to apply it as close to the brain as possible. (Keep in mind that all oils are not okay to use internally. The Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade oils and we knew which ones to use internally and which ones could not be used that way.)

The doctors could not believe Connie’s son’s miraculous recovery. But like the parents in this CNN story she did not tell them all she was doing to help him in using alternatives. Although I think she did in the end.

I also remember little Lazarus (Lazzie), the little black Chi-weeny dog (Chihuahua/Dachshund) we got from my sister. He was only between six and eight weeks old when he ran under a rocking chair at exactly the wrong time. As he did the rockers came down on his tiny head crushing it. The injury was so bad they heard his head crack and blood was coming out of his mouth, etc. They too were told there was no hope for him and he should just be put to sleep or he would die from the brain injury soon anyway.

That is when my niece, Kindred, called sobbing and begging me to hurry and bring my oils to see if they could help him. When I got there he was still crying out in pain. So I immediately covered his little head with all the oils known to stop pain, bruising, and swelling to prevent any further brain damage from occuring – like Valor, Peppermint, Lavender, and Helichrysum and Frankincense. I also applied Brain Power to the roof of his little mouth with my pinky finger. His crying stopped quickly. I then took him hom with me and stayed up all night layering the oils over and over this way on his little head.

To everyone’s amazement he recovered rapidly and was just as normal as he could be the rest of his life and was so full of life and so much fun! My sister told me he was mine because he would never have lived had I not known what to do for him. So I named him the most fitting name I could think of, Lazarus, because it was as if he had come back to us from the dead. Our sweet little Lazzie, with all the joy he brought to us, was worth every bit of that effort and so much worth the effort I had expended in learning about the oils in order to know what to do to help him!

Merrill Osmond Recovers Using Aromatherapy – Learn More

What a shame people are not told that there are many alternatives, used freely in other countries, that are restricted in ours because the pharmaceutical giants want no competition because they know how well these alternatives work …. to learn more about the oils that brought little Lazzie back to us and the same oils that helped Merrill Osmond (Yes one of the famous Osmond Brothers and brother to Donnie and Marie. His story is on our site also.), when I worked with him to be able to wean off his medications after 20+ years on them, you can go to the alternatives section of our website at http://www.drugawareness.org/alternatives/ And there you can listen to an NPR radio interview I and Kathy Farmer, an expert in the oils, did on the subject of antidepressant adverse effects and how the oils help with that.

Link to original CNN news story and video:

Family says fish oil helped son recover from traumatic brain injury

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/health/fish-oil-recovery/

(In reading this story everyone should keep in mind that the Omega 3 oil from flax seed works just as well as fish oil in making these changes in the brain. That was made very clear to us as when attending a worldwide conference at the National Institutes of Health in 2002. They explained that we only hear more about fish instead of flax because the fish industry has more money to fund the studies)

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 WARNING: In sharing information on alternatives 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

 

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Mental Health Diagnosis? Records Opened Ignoring Hippa Laws to Restrict Gun Ownership

Guns-Destroyed

Guns Being Destroyed

And Hitler Being Resurrected?????

Jan 3, 2014 Obama signed an executive order limiting second amendment rights. A large part of that is opening mental health records and ignoring Hippa laws.

Opening mental health records is exactly where I said they were going to go two decades ago! These will be used to bar anyone with a “mental health history” – any diagnosis of a mental problem of any kind will be barred from owning a gun. Do everything possible to avoid ever getting a diagnosis for any so called mental disorder because it will be used against you in every way possible for the rest of your life. Even schools are handing out these “diagnosis” now.

Too bad those on the gun rights side do not even understand any of this about how they are creating “mental illness” with their drugs that are being handed out like candy to as many as possible with few knowing what they even are. How many are aware that these drugs are even being given for TB and urinary incontinence – and in fact have been given to children for decades for bed wetting!!!

Disclaimer: Let me clarify that I am for gun control while someone is under the influence of any of these drugs and for several years after being on one due to the adverse suicidal and homicidal aspects of the drugs.

See original video and article herer:  Corsi: Obama Limits Second Amendment Gun Rights by Stroke of Pen 

http://www.teaparty.org/corsi-obama-limits-second-amendment-gun-rights-stroke-pen-32781/

Are you affected? This comment from Facebook basically says it all:

Rick Duarte “Let’s see if I have this right Ann Blake-Tracy

…20 to 30 million Americans on Antidepressants

…80%+ of the elderly on Antidepressants and/or Antipsychotics

…10 to 15 million kids hit with ADHD diagnosis and on Legal Speed (Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Stratera, etc.)

…50% or more of American troops on some sort of Psych drug

…psych drugs for the Stop Smokers…psych drugs for the Arthritic

…psych drugs for the Fibromyalgia Crowd…psych drugs for everyone!

OMG Ann! We’re All Nut Jobs! Looks like no of us can ever own a gun! True?”

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 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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Blue LOVES Raw Butternut Squash Spaghetti ….

The recipe on Pg 147 of “Hooked on Raw” earns….

The Baby Blue Stamp of Approval

For those of you who do not know Baby Blue, she is my antidepressant, a two pound three year old Chihuahua, who happens to love raw food better than cooked and prefers Vegan. She sets a great example for me always by begging for food before I cook it!!  Offer her a piece of jerky and a red or green or yellow sweet bell pepper and I can tell you it will only be a split second before she grabs the pepper and shuns the jerky!

Well she has just found a new dish she has fallen in love with. As this was being prepared in the kitchen tonight she began crying to come out for dinner from the bedroom because she could smell the food being prepared….

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Baby Blue devouring my raw butternut squash spaghetti after

begging incessantly for it….

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Licking her plate clean ….

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Baby Blue begging for MORE spaghetti….and begging and crying

and crying …. begging for seconds…..

for more raw spaghetti …. SHE REALLY LOVES THIS!!!

This recipe definitely gains the Blue Stamp of Approval!

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Are Vivid Dreams A Concern in Antidepressant Use?

 

Dr

Dr. Tracey Marks

Thanks to our Southern Washington State Director for ICFDA (International Coalition for Drug Awareness) who learned firsthand how deadly vivid dreams are in association with antidepressant use when his son took a gun to school in a dream state while on Effexor and in withdrawal from Paxil and held his classmates at gunpoint for what seemed an eternity for some.

Dr. Marks downplays any importance of the SSRIs repression of REM sleep and the vivid dreams or nightmares associated with these drugs and even suggests switching to another antidepressant if this reaction bothers you…yet she gives no warning of the dangers of switching medications by going off abruptly and then on another one abruptly – the way all meds are prescribed.

My response to this video and the incorrect information relayed:

“This is perhaps the MOST IRRESPONSIBLE statement I have ever heard on antidepressant adverse reactions!!! These antidepressant-induced vivid dreams are the most dangerous reactions anyone can have next to Serotonin Syndrome. That is because the vivid dreams indicate you are on the verge of suffering an antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) where you act out these dreams or nightmares! Add to that the fact that in RBD 80% are known to hurt themselves or someone else. RBD is even known to result in murder and suicide committed in a sleep state! Before SSRIs RBD was rare but not now and now 86% of those being diagnosed are taking an antidepressant – a figure shocking even to the world’s leading experts on this disorder who found this percentage!

“The repression of REM sleep via a medication reaction or sleep deprivation has long been known as a trigger for psychotic breaks. So I am confused as to why would you tell patients not to worry about this? Eric Harris, the lead shooter at Columbine, had those vivid dreams about killing his classmates for some time on the antidepressant Luvox before acting out those dreams on April 20, 1999!

“I have raised the issue of this deadly sleep disorder associated with antidepressants often preceded by the vivid dreams for 2 1/2 decades and would like to know if you have vested interests due to working for a pharmaceutical company? Or are you trying to avoid a wrongful death suit brought by a patient who suffered this reaction? Something just does not smell right when you are downplaying such a deadly reaction to antidepressants.”

Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MERzOzmG8zo

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 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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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