Common Legal Drinks Kill Boy, 16, In 3 Hours

Davis Allen Cripe, 16

What are your children drinking that may cause this to happen to your child? Do you know? This boy dropped dead at school and his family is now warning others….Through his friends, investigators learned that Cripes consumed a large Diet Mountain Dew, a McDonald’s Cafe Latte and 16 ounces of an unspecified type of energy drink within two hours.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children and adolescents shouldn’t consume energy or sports drinks at all and instead should be drinking water.

Of more than 5,000 cases involving energy drinks that were reported to U.S. poison control centers between 2010 and 2013, nearly half the children did not know what they were drinking, according to research presented to the American Heart Association in 2014. In many cases, children 6 and younger consumed a drink they found in the refrigerator, or one left lying around the house by a parent or older sibling.

 It’s sometimes called the world’s most common drug, and regularly consuming as little as two cups of coffee (or three cans of soda) a day is enough to get you so hooked that stopping the habit can cause withdrawal symptoms, Murray Carpenter, author of “Caffeinated” said in Men’s Journal.

In small amounts, caffeine makes us feel good, but “it is a drug whose strength is consistently underestimated,” Carpenter says.

“A quarter teaspoon will lead to bodily unpleasantness — racing heart, sweating and acute anxiety. A tablespoon will kill you,” he wrote in “Caffeinated.”

That’s far more than the maximum safe level given by most health officials which is 400 milligrams a day, roughly the amount in 4 cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two energy drinks, the Mayo Clinic says.

Original Article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680110/This-common-legal-substance-can-kill-a-healthy-teen-in-3-hours.html

How sad and tragic it took a child losing his life for such an important subject to be addressed. Our ability to perform & cope in life is built via good nutrition. Stimulants which force us beyond our own natural ability should always be avoided because they will deplete us of our ability to perform and cope by using up that energy which our bodies would naturally conserve for us if we would allow it to do so rather than forcing it.

I have long been very concerned over the high rate of use of these drinks full of not only the stimulant, caffeine, but yet another very strong stimulant drug so very similar to cocaine – refined sugar. This is not even mentioned in the article or considered as a contributor to this boy’s death when in fact not only was it a contributor, but also the aspartame he consumed in his diet Mountain Dew was as well.
Brain Scan Comparing Stimulant Effect of Sugar to Cocaine
Note the Sugar Appears to Have a Stronger Effect Than Cocaine!

Mental Health Concerns of Stimulants

Not only are there the serious physical health risks associated with these “energy drinks,” but also the mental health risks. With the child suicide rate announced last week to be doubled worldwide and as of last year tripled in Utah, we should be even more concerned about any stimulant a child is consuming because we know that basic science tells us what goes up comes down. Stimulants produce depression after the initial high we  mistakenly​ refer to as an “energy boost”.
But depression is not the only mental concern produced by stimulants. Psychiatrists have long warned that these so called “energy drinks” are producing a toxic psychosis in children which can manifest as either Bipolar or Schizophrenia and it does not subside until the child stops drinking these stimulant drinks. How many of them are being misdiagnosed and instead of stopping the energy drinks or latte’s are instead treated with dangerous psychiatric drugs for the rest of their lives?
While we complain about how insane our youth are becoming we fuel that insanity by feeding them stimulants and/or never teaching them these things and allowing them to consume stimulants with no knowledge of the risks.

Any Antidepressant Connection Here?

Keep in mind while discussing stimulants that anti-depressants… the opposite of a depressant….is?
Yes! They are stimulant drugs!
When antidepressants can produce a doubling of cortisol with one dose that is a huge stimulant effect! So strong a stimulant effect is it that many patients end up with adrenal fatigue or failure as a result. You can only force the body for so long before it crashes and goes into burn out. That burn out comes when the adrenal glands can no longer or only barely produce the adrenaline they should produce. (See our Facebook group: Antidepressant-Induced Adrenal Fatigue/Failure https://www.facebook.com/groups/904424182981085/ )
But another way that antidepressants contribute to this stimulant effect is the cravings they produce for other stimulants: sugar, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, diet drinks, etc. People will report consuming abnormally huge amounts of all of these. Forget the four cups of coffee a day described as safe! They report drinking pots of coffee daily and do see them without a big gulp of diet pop once they begin drinking it is also rare. Which is why we also have the following Facebook groups online as well:
Antidepressant-Induced Hypoglycemia & Diabetes
Antidepressant-Induced Cravings for Alcohol
Antidepressant-Induced Weight Gain

 In Conclusion: Children Exposed to Antidepressants in the Womb

The are so many children being exposed to these drugs in the womb that there needs to be more said about the long-term effects of antidepressants upon these children. The first thing researchers noticed were the hypoglycemic effects these children have setting them up for an early diagnosis of diabetes if parents do not know to watch their diets closely. Increased rates of depression, anxiety, asthma – any of the many effects of elevated serotonin are what should be watched for with these children and most definitely an avoiding of stimulants of any kind. I will post my 2004 testimony before the FDA which lists all of the symptoms of elevated serotonin as I related them to the FDA Advisory Panel so you will know what to watch for:

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS & ALZHEIMER’S: Glen Campbell’s Final Album “Adios”

How very sad and tragic that these medical disasters continue to destroy the lives of so many celebrities, as well as many more in the general society, and NO ONE seems to know that medications have done this to any of them! Glen Campbell is sadly only one example of so many more.
FIRST THE ARIZONA DUI
Years ago when Glen was arrested in Phoenix for drunk driving they let everyone know he was on the antidepressant Lexapro (You can find that in our database of thousands of cases at www.SSRIstories.NET). Most important to consider in his arrest is that all of these serotonergic antidepressants – SSRIs and SNRIs – produce overwhelming craving for alcohol – even in those who have never touched alcohol before. And for those who had alcohol problems previously, these antidepressants so often given as “treatment” in rehab, have been shown in medical studies to increase drinking by 45%!
Did anyone explain that to Glen Campbell back then? Of course not! That would cut into their profits. I am sure they did as most doctors were doing – increased his dose or just switch to a different brand of the same kind of drug.
See our Facebook group “Antidepressant-Induced Cravings for Alcohol” for more info on the alcohol cravings:
So in thinking the antidepressants were helping him he continued to use them as his various mental disorders worsened and changed from depression, to major depression, etc. He could have easily developed a Bipolar Disorder,  as so many do who take antidepressants since antidepressants induce Bipolar so rapidly, but if he did I missed that one while I was attempting to keep up with all the other tragedies caused by these drugs.
Now for years we have heard that Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But what he and so few others remain completely unaware of is that these drugs which are designed to increase serotonin produce all the symptoms of Alzheimer’s while they slowly shut down every body system. The drugs affect memory sp strongly that Amnesia is a common side effect!
Alzheimer’s disease has long been known to be a condition of elevated serotonin levels. The gummy gooey glossy substance they know builds up in the brain is the same gummy gooey glossy substance they found built up on the heart valves of those who took the serotonergic diet pills Fen-Phen and Redux.
These diet pill heart valve issues wound up being one of the very largest patient damage suits in the history of the US due to that gummy gooey glossy gunk that built up on the heart valves preventing the valves from shutting properly.
And what was the cause of that gummy gooey glossy gunk? Wwll according to the Mayo Clinic study by Dr. Heidi Connolly it was elevated serotonin – exactly the action of the these diet pills which increase serotonin levels from two directions while antidepressants do so from one direction.
So does that risk remain a concern with antidepressants as well? Certainly it should although it should take longer to produce this adverse effect than the diet pills due to the antidepressants increasing serotonin via one direction, serotonin reuptake, rather than two directions as the diet pills did. 
 

But what about the brain?

While the drug maker got away with the massive brain damage … the drugs were actually pulled for causing brain damage, not heart damage. Most were left to believe the drugs were pulled due to the heart valve damage brought to light by Heidi Connolly’s research but that was clear back in June, months before the drugs were pulled. What was new was the research of Dr. Una McCann at NIH on the resulting brain damage from these serotonergic diet pills. Only two weeks before the drugs were pulled she published a study done for NIH indicating some of the worst brain damage I have ever seen. The catch was that when the FDA had issued a temporary approval for Redux the year before they were concerned there may be brain damage from these serotonergic diet drugs so they insisted that Wyeth do research to learn if that was indeed the case with Redux. But Wyeth had done NO research at all on brain damage associated with their drug by the time Una McCann’s research came out. This is the real reason why the drugs were pulled by the manufacturer.

 

The brain damage was clearly associated with the elevated levels of serotonin in my opinion and this is why antidepressants designed to increase serotonin can produce that same brain damage which I have no doubt is what has happened to Glen Campbell over the years.

 

ROBERT REDFORD’S FAMILY TOO?!

Is it just a coincidence that two of the states with the highest use of antidepressants, Florida and Utah, hold the two highest rates of Alzheimer’s?!!! Read this link to see how this same reaction affected Robert Redford’s Utah family very early on and could have ended the same way as Glen Campbell’s has…

ANTIDEPRESSANTS & MEMORY LOSS: Utah No. 2 in nation for Alzheimer’s

Please visit our Facebook group on that side effect of these drugs: “Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s, Amnesia and Memory Loss” :

Glen Campbell IS NOT not dying of Alzheimer’s!

He is dying of antidepressant poisoning!

And if anyone knows how to reach him they could let him know that he does not need to die of Antidepressant-induced Alzheimer’s, but that does not mean it will not be a long road back with a long and gradual weaning process and then rebuilding from all the damage.

Go here to listen to him sing “Adios”…..

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/7783512/glen-campbell-adios-final-album-song-stream?utm_source=Microsoft&utm_campaign=Syndication&utm_medium=Glen+Campbell+Says+Goodbye+With+Title+Track+From+Final+Album+%27Adios%27

Article by his wife Kim: ‘Thank you, heavenly Father’: Faith, Alzheimer’s and my husband Glen Campbell: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/24/faith-alzheimer-and-my-husband-glen-campbell.html

You can search for Glen’s earlier Lexapro case in our database of thousands of cases: www.SSRIstories.NET

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