In defence of antidepressants

Light amongst the murk. Photo by Gabriele Diwald/Unsplash The backlash against antidepressants results from a suspicion of medicine, and misunderstands the very nature of depression by Vasco M Barreto works in molecular immunology at CEDOC (Nova Medical School) in Lisbon, Portugal. He is finishing a book for a lay audience on the social implications of our genetic inheritance. Edited by Pam Weintraub I was first prescribed antidepressants in 2000. Ever since, I have been on and off these drugs, mostly because the idea of taking them made me uncomfortable. It was a mixture of guilt, probably not unlike the guilt some athletes … Continue reading In defence of antidepressants

Dumbing down the population: Study finds that transgender hormone treatments lower IQ

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) If “being your true self” means attempting to alter your biological sex with hormone “treatments,” then your true self is also quite dumb, as a new study has confirmed that gender reassignment chemicals dramatically lower IQ levels. Published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the paper looked at an 11-year-old boy both before and after he was administered hormone suppressors to become a “transgender,” the purpose being “to review the effects of puberty suppression on the brain white matter during adolescence.” Almost immediately upon being given anti-puberty pharmaceuticals, the young boy’s intellectual performance began to decrease substantially. The … Continue reading Dumbing down the population: Study finds that transgender hormone treatments lower IQ

Antidepressants linked to dementia: Mental meds may just trade one condition for another

by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Antidepressants and antihistamines are among the most common types of medications people take, and they belong to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. These drugs can treat a variety of health problems, including COPD, asthma, depression, dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, overactive bladder, and the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Although they can be effective, a large new study has shown that if you take them, you might just be trading one problem for another, possibly bigger one: dementia. Although people who suffer from depression may be desperate to get relief from this illness that can have such a negative impact … Continue reading Antidepressants linked to dementia: Mental meds may just trade one condition for another

Pharmaceuticals are destroying fresh water ecosystems

by: Tracey Watson (Natural News) Pharmaceutical companies have certainly made a massive impact on the well-being of human beings through the development of drugs that in some cases have literally meant the difference between life and death. Nonetheless, the legacy of pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and others has been tainted by accusations of collusion and over-charging, and many of the drugs they have developed cause serious side effects. The opioid crisis in the United States has also largely been fueled by unscrupulous drug manufacturers more concerned with the bottom line than protecting vulnerable patients. New research indicates … Continue reading Pharmaceuticals are destroying fresh water ecosystems

The Worst Patients in the World

GOSIA HERBA Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads the world in health spending. by DAVID H. FREEDMAN I was standing two feet away when my 74-year-old father slugged an emergency-room doctor who was trying to get a blood-pressure cuff around his arm. I wasn’t totally surprised: An accomplished scientist who was sharp as a tack right to the end, my father had nothing but disdain for the entire U.S. health-care system, which he believed piled on tests and treatments … Continue reading The Worst Patients in the World

Your body is a temple: Are you keeping it clean? Learn more by checking out the new film Secret Ingredients

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) Did you know that at least 80 percent of the American food supply is now contaminated with glyphosate, the primary cancer-causing ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide? It’s true, and every time you eat something containing glyphosate, you greatly increase your risk of developing cancer or some other serious chronic illness – if you aren’t already afflicted with one or more glyphosate-induced diseases, as millions of Americans unknowingly are. In the eye-opening new film Secret Ingredients by Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart, the subject of glyphosate contamination in the food supply is brought center stage, as doctors and other … Continue reading Your body is a temple: Are you keeping it clean? Learn more by checking out the new film Secret Ingredients

Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?

Credit: Getty Images The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry By Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel The FDA recently announced that it plans to increase its oversight of the multi-billion dollar supplement industry. This would include everything from the calcium and multivitamins at your local drug store, to those questionable weight loss and virility supplements pitched on late night cable TV stations. According to the FDA, “Three out of every four American consumers take a dietary supplement on a regular basis. For older Americans, the rate rises to four in five. And one in three children … Continue reading Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?