TOXIC TURKEY, BEEF& SWINE (80%)
Before you sit down to a big turkey for Thanksgiving there are a few things you need to know about #1 turkey and serotonin and #2 turkey and a drug banned throughout Europe and many other countries, but of course the US is not one of those.
Ractopamine, sounding all too familiar to fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxatine, imipramine, clonazapine, etc., is a chemical fed to 80% of turkeys, pigs and cattle in the United States. It is a beta-adrenergic agonist used to increase weight gain in certain animals and Americans wonder why they have a problem with obesity? But read on to learn that obesity is the least of anyone’s worries with this drug.
Thankfully the Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club have now filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving ractopamine for use in turkey feed without fully examining how the drug affects people, animals and the environment. Even though the effect of ractopamine on humans is not fully understood, but consumption of products that contain ractopamine residues is not advisable to people with cardiovascular issues. It has also been found to generate feelings of restlessness, apprehension and anxiety – just what someone in antidepressant , benzo or atypical antipsychotic withdrawal needs – MORE restlessness, apprehension and anxiety! And as you read on to discover the effects upon the animals you will begin to see the similarity in what patients on antidepressants report.
As of March of 2011, more than 160,000 pigs taking ractopamine have been reported to have suffered adverse effects, according to a review of FDA records. The drug has triggered more adverse reports in pigs than any other animal drug on the market. Pigs suffered from hyperactivity, trembling, broken limbs, inability to walk and death, according to FDA reports released under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Ractopamine has been linked in a 2014 study to significantly increased mortality in cattle fed the drug.
Ractopamine is fed to an estimated 80% of all beef, swine, and turkey raised in the United States. California attempted to ban the sale and slaughter of livestock unable to walk, but that law was struck down by the Supreme Court after a lawsuit from meat producers.
Both USDA and Consumer Reports have found traces of ractopamine in meat samples. One problem is that there is currently no mandatory date when the drug must be curtailed from animal feed – meaning that it can currently be fed to them up to the day of their slaughter!
Ractopamine has been approved for turkey feed since 2008.
Please go to Original Article for references: http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/warning-thanksgiving-turkey-contains-insane-size-enhancing-drug-ba nned-in-29-countries/
Also every year at this time I warn once again of the serotonergic effects of turkey. Some of you are already suffering Serotonin Syndrome or Akathisia, or anxiety, etc. and the last thing you need is something making that worse. Turkey is one of the foods that increase serotonin. Rosie and I would watch every year for the increase in cases knowing that we would soon need to add to the database at www.ssristories.NET around Thanksgiving and full moons – both of which are known to increase serotonin levels and increased serotonin has long been linked to violent crime, suicide, and a long list of other not very pleasant things which you can find in my FDA testimony of 2004: http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda
I should also add that I spoke with a woman after I did a Coast to Coast radio show in the late 90’s who ran a chicken farm for Tyson foods. When I said something about eating chicken she said she would never consider eating them because of the two inch thick stack of papers with chemicals she was to feed them to make them big and fat for market at only six weeks of age! So as you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner you may want to pass the turkey, etc. unless perhaps it is organic (but you still elevated serotonin from the turkey) and go for the veggies.
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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