From the son of my dear friend Karol Truman, here is Dan Truman & his group, Diamond Rio, Singing “In God We Still Trust”

And here is an interesting & inspiring note from Karol, author of the incredible book I have LONG recommended, “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die.”

What an amazing accomplishment for those who did this!!!  It literally brings tears to my eyes…if this doesn’t remind Americans how very grateful & appreciative we ought to be for our country, I don’t know what will.  May God bless us all….


With humility, gratitude, blessings & love,


4th of July memories & our family’s Robert Redford connection

This will help you to understand why I always say that every family or someone close to them has been negatively affected by an antidepressant whether they know that yet or not.
Every 4th of July  my children & I spent watching the largest Independence Day parade in America on Center Street in Provo, Utah with our dear friends Frank & Phyllis Van Waggenen, parents of Robert Redford’s now ex-wife, Lola Van Waggenen,
Everyone would gather on Frank & Phyllis’ front porch or front lawn. We always knew we would have the perfect spot waiting for us there & be able to visit with all our friends as well. And Robert & Lola & their children would often be there as well.
In the Fall of 1991, not long after returning from the first FDA farse of a hearing on Prozac, I got a short note in the mail from Phyllis. She was writing to thank me for the copy my first booklet on Prozac, The Prozac Pandora, which I had recently left at their door when I did not find them at home. The note said they were so grateful for the information from the book because it “helped them to understand what they had been through during the past year”.
Of course upon receiving that message, with great concern, I immediately called Frank and Phyllis to make sure they and their family were okay. Phyllis began to share with me their own Prozac nightmare.
She explained that while visiting New Orleans for the Marti Gra she and Frank were attacked near their hotel & Frank’s watch was stolen. In the attack Frank was hit in the head and had to be hospitalized there for a concussion.
[Keep in mind that someone who has had a head injury should never be given an antidepressant. Wellbutrin was the only  antidepressant with strong warnings of this in 1991. This was also an issue that affected Roseanne Barr while on Prozac since as a teen she had been hit by a car & suffered a serious head injury when the  hood ornament was imbeded in her forehead!]
Then not long after they returned home to Utah Frank, within a very short period lost five friends to death. (When you are elderly that does begin to happen. It is normal but never easy, especially when multiplied by five!)  But rather than look at it as a normal process of life, their  doctor immediately put Frank on Prozac to cope with the loss of so many friends in such a short time.
Within only one week on Prozac Frank was diagnosed with Rapid Onset Alzheimer’s. The facility issuing the diagnosis let the family know that they wanted to commit him to a long term facility.
Luckily their daughter, Lola Van Wagenen Redford, put her foot down and refused, She asked them instead to take him off the Prozac.
They refused. And when she told them the family wanted to take him home and take him off the drug themselves the facility wished them luck in getting him off Prozac! (This was in 1991 and after only one week on the drug! Clearly those doctors had already learned the extremely addictive qualities of this mother drug of all the SSRI and SNRI antidepressants & their withdrawal from hell if you do not know how to very slowly wean off these drugs!)
But Lola was right & the family was able to get Frank off the drug safely & he miraculously recovered from his “rapid onset Alzheimers”! The only long term effect that stayed with him was that he never did regain any recall for that one week’s time he was on Prozac. All memory of that was gone for him.
But after two decades of leading the nation in the use of the Prozac family of antidepressants, Utah gained the number two spot for leading the nation in Alzheimers cases in 2009! Obviously it is long overdue that Utah, the nation and the world wake up to the connection between Alzheimers, as is the case with autism and Bipolar, all are conditions of elevated serotonin levels. Utah is also the antidepressant, ice cream and jello capital of the nation, & they are home of the sugar beet industry – all of which increase serotonin levels. So it should be no surprise that Utah has some of the highest rates of Alzheimers, autism and Bipolar nationwide.
Remember that with the serotonergic diet pills Fen-Phen & Redux it was the elevated serotonin that produced the gummy gooey glossy substance to build up on heart valves. They now have research demonstrating that in Alzheimers there is a gummy, gooey, glossy substance that builds,
SSRI antidepressants affect memory so strongly that “amnesia” is listed as a “frequent” side effect.

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.
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.



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”…..

Article by his wife Kim: ‘Thank you, heavenly Father’: Faith, Alzheimer’s and my husband Glen Campbell:

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

Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

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Scientist Sandy Bem

According to the following NY Times Magazine article had been on a low dose of antidepressants for years before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She determined upon learning about the diagnosis that she would take her own life before her brain function became so compromised that she no longer could tell who she was.

Is there a connection? Certainly we know there is a connection to the suicidal thoughts with antidepressants, but what about the Alzheimer’s?

Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

See the information below and you should easily be able to answer that question. [Also keep in mind that I have heard of a “low dose” of an antidepressant used to describe the maximum dose of the drug…that is a key phrase doctors use to pacifiy a patient’s concerns.]

I think you will see why one of the Facebook groups I just opened is titled Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss and can be found here:

The drug would have produced the symptoms of Alzheimers and suicide. PS It was included in my book on these drugs back in 1994 when it first came out. Remember the elevated serotonin which produced the mitral valve prolapse with the serotonergic diet pills Fen-Phen and Redux. The researcher who found the heart damage with Fen-Phen and Redux, Dr. Heidi Connoly from Mayo, said she found that it was the elevated serotonin produced by the drugs that produced the gummy gooey glossey substance that builds up on the valve to keep it from closing properly.

Well since Alzheimers has long been known to be a state of elevated serotonin as well should we not also expect elevated serotonin produced by any serotonergic medication to produce the same gummy, gooey, glossy substance to build up in the brain as they explain happens in Alzheimers? Of course we should!!!

In fact the real reason the serotonergic diet pills were pulled from the market was brain damage rather than the heart valve damage. A year before Wyeth had been told by the FDA of their concerns about possible brain damage with Redux and even though they approved Redux they wanted further research on possible brain damage with the drug. When concerns were brought to light on the heart valve problems the spotlight was also shown on the brain damage issue since it was learned that Wyeth had never followed through with doing that additional research on that. Plus Una McCann from the National Institutes of Health had just published new research demonstrating some of the most shocking brain damage ever with these drugs.

Please see this 2009 post on Utah, long leading the way in America in the use of antidepressants, was found to be #2 in the nation in the incidence of Alzheimers’ as I discuss the case of my dear friends, Robert Redford’s ex-inlaws:

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
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!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at 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.

Breathing Rosemary Oil Enhances Memory, Fights Alzheimer’s


Rosemary Boosts Memory

Old Superstitions Were on to Something
When It Comes to This Memory Herb

Antidepressant medications have extreme adverse effects upon memory. So adverse are those effects upon memory that amnesia was listed as a frequent side effect to the first SSRI antidepressant Prozac and should follow for all subsequent SSRI and SNRI antidepressants released since then. Memory loss is one of the most common long term effects of antidepressants making this information on Rosemary oil just out so important to those taking or who have taken antidepressants.

Ancient Greek scholars wore this herb around their heads to help them remember their studies. The ancient Egyptians put it in tombs and early Europeans threw it into graves to help them remember the dead.

It’s been given to wedding guests to remember the occasion and also to the happy couple to remind them of their sacred vows. It’s been placed under pillows to enhance recall during sleep.

All these old superstitions are fun, but does the herb have any real memory-boosting power? Surprisingly, yes!

Rosemary is proving to have real merit in preserving and enhancing memory and cognition.

15% Improvement in Long-Term Memory

The first tests on this herb for memory were published in 2003. Researchers studied 132 volunteers for the effects of rosemary in the form of an essential oil (a very strong concentrate extracted from the whole herb). Those exposed to the aroma had a 15% improvement in long-term memory.

This can occur because molecules in the oils are extremely small and can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the olfactory nerve in the nose and via the lungs. They can also cross the blood-brain barrier to have direct effects on the brain.

NPR Radio Show on Oils

I did a radio show on National Public Radio with Kathy Farmer, who is now an expert on the oils and teaches doctors about the oils after using these oils to help her daughter come off Zoloft. This was done right after we got the 2005 warning from the FDA on increased suicide in children using antidepressants. But Kathy does a wonderful job of explaining the science behind how the oils work upon the brain and can help after the use of antidepressants.

You can find that NPR program by going down to section #1 on our website at and then click on the NPR logo which looks like this:


Dr. Mark Moss, lead researcher from the University of Northumbria in the UK, commented: “What is interesting is the possibility of using rosemary over a long period to maintain cognitive performance. It could be that a bit more rosemary with lunch maintains a healthy mind throughout life.”

A later study by Dr. Moss tested volunteers’ ability to do mental arithmetic. Those subjected to the aroma of rosemary saw enhanced aspects of cognition, with greater speed and accuracy. Performance outcomes improved for each task tested.

The most recent Moss study tested prospective memory – remembering events that are expected to occur in the near future and remembering to complete tasks at a certain time. Those exposed to the essential oil performed at a 60 – 75% higher level compared to those not exposed. They were better able to remember events, complete tasks and had greater speed of recall.

More Effective Than Dementia Drugs

Rosemary is able to improve brain function by several mechanisms. It contains a chemical important for memory called 1,8-cineole. Blood levels of this substance rise when a person is exposed to the rosemary scent. 1,8-cineole also has the ability to inhibit acetyl-cholinesterase, an enzyme that reduces brain function. It is among the key enzymes that promote Alzheimer’s disease. Most dementia drugs target this enzyme.

Not only does rosemary contain 1,8-cineole, it also contains rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid. These compounds are also able to inhibit acetylcholinesterase. So altogether, rosemary boasts three factors that work to reduce a dangerous mind-destroying enzyme.

Rosemary also contains carnosic acid, a natural chemical that protects against the ravaging effects of free radicals in the brain that contribute to neurodegeneration.

Dr. Takumi Satoh of Iwate University offered this thought about carnosic acid: “It means that we can do even better in protecting the brain from terrible disorders such as Alzheimer’s, perhaps even slowing down the effects of normal aging.”

Makes You Feel Good Too

Experiments with human volunteers suggest another benefit I find very attractive: The aroma of rosemary elevates a person’s mood. People reported feeling fresher and more active, with greater alertness and less drowsiness. Those who had a massage with rosemary oil said they felt more vigorous and cheerful.

Let me make it clear that the only oil I recommend using is Young Living because there are too many oil companies that extract their oils by using chemicals. I would NEVER recommend using oils processed like that for inhalation. Inhaling something is a direct hit to the brain and you want to make sure what you are inhaling is in its purist form. Young Living Oils are processed via low temperatures (which preserves the enzymes in the oils) steam distillation giving you the purist form you can find to use. If you would like to try it for yourself you can order a bottle by clicking the link below:

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Rosemary oil


Original Article on Rosemary with additional links to more information:

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
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:  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at 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!




“Blueberries may actually inhibit the formation of fat cells and change the way we process fat and sugar.

Since antidepressants produce incredible weight gain, problems with blood sugar, constipation, vision, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, memory loss, cancer, immune problems, brain health, etc. I thought this information on Blueberries & their benefits would be interesting to you as one of the options to rebuilding your health post antidepressants.

Inhibition of fat cell formation & processing both fats & sugars

“Blueberries may actually inhibit the formation of fat cells and change the way we process fat and sugar.

“There are many, many reasons blueberries are a great addition to anyone’s diet. If potential weight loss isn’t something you are looking for, here are some other excellent benefits:

Digestion & Constipation

“Blueberries have insoluble fiber which assists the digestive process by moving food through the intestines. This of course aids elimination (which of course can also be beneficial to anyone trying to lose weight).


“Blueberries have been found to slow down visual loss. They may also help prevent degenerating diseases of the eye due to their antioxidant properties. These berries contain a special group of antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. In addition, blueberries are rich in vitamins C, E and A as well as minerals selenium, zinc and phosphorous. These nutrients are very beneficial for ocular (pertaining to the eye) health.

Heart Disease

“Again, thanks to their antioxidant properties, blueberries are another great food for cardiovascular health. They have a high fiber content which assists in dissolving the bad cholesterol. Blueberries also strengthen the cardiac muscles.

Brain Health

“The many nutrients in blueberries can help prevent the degeneration of brain cells as well as restore the health of the central nervous system. They have even had a very positive affect on people with Alzheimer’s. Blueberries can actually keep you memory sharp. Researchers have found that diets rich in blueberries can even improve learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals.


“Blueberries can also have a very positive effect on certain types of cancers. One study showed that compounds in blueberries can inhibit colon cancer cell proliferation and cause the cancer cells to die.


“The high vitamin and antioxidant nutrients in blueberries make it an excellent immune protector. A strong immune system means fewer infections. With winter around the corner, and all the colds and flu that accompany it, now is the time to fortify your body.

“The blueberry is a stellar example of another great food from Mother Nature. Yes, there are all kinds of excellent supplements to aid with various body problems, but the diet is the key to long-term health. So go out and enjoy some blueberries!”


Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness &

Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the FullImpact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Safe Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

BOOK:  Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! Anything you ever wanted to know about antidepressants is there along with everything drug companies hope you never find out about these drugs. Find the book & the CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” on how to safely withdraw from antidepressants & most psychiatric medications. Available at






“I was stunned at the amount of research Ann Blake-Tracy has done on this subject. Few researchers go to as much trouble aggressively gathering information on the adverse reactions of Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRIs.”


“Ann, I just wanted to let you know from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am God placed you in my life. I am now down to less than 2 mg on my Cymbalta and I have never felt better. I am finally getting my life back. I can feel again and colors have never been brighter. Thanks for all that you do!!” … Amber Weber

“Used your method of weaning off of SSRI’s and applied it to Ambian. Took 6 months but had been on 15 mg for years so what was another 6 months. I have been sleeping without it for 2 weeks and it is the first time I have been able to sleep drug free for 15 years. What a relief to be able to lay down and sleep when I need or want to. Ambien may be necessary for people at times but doctors giving a months worth of it at a time with unlimited refills is a prescription for disaster. It is so damn easy to become dependent on. Thanks for your council Ann.”… Mark Hill

“I’m so thankful for Ann Blake-Tracy and all her work. Also for taking the time out to talk to me and educate everyone! She has been a blessing to me during this awful time of antidepressant hell!