IS ADDICTION THE RESULT OF A LACK OF A SENSE OF PURPOSE IN LIFE?

by Steve Taylor Ph.D., Guest Waking Times As you are no doubt aware, presently the United States is experiencing an opioid epidemic. There are many reasons for this—one of the most obvious being the reckless over-subscription of opiate-based painkillers by doctors, leading to dependency. But on a psychological level, we have to take into account the strong relationship between addiction and the lack of a sense of purpose. To some extent, addiction is the result of a lack of purpose. It’s partly the consequence of experiencing what the psychologist Viktor Frankl called the ‘existential vacuum’—feeling as though there is no purpose or meaning … Continue reading IS ADDICTION THE RESULT OF A LACK OF A SENSE OF PURPOSE IN LIFE?

8 Ways To Have Better Sex While Taking Antidepressants

Mitchell Wessels / Getty Images Some antidepressants have sexual side effects like a loss of libido or difficulty with orgasms. by Lauren Strapagiel Antidepressants can be lifesavers but some of them can also, quite literally, be boner killers. A whole lot of us are taking antidepressants — almost 13% of teens and adults in the US, according to a report released in 2017 by the National Center for Health Statistics. One side effect of some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants is what doctors would call sexual dysfunction. But for those who experience it, it might as well be called ruining something … Continue reading 8 Ways To Have Better Sex While Taking Antidepressants

Big Pharma’s dangerous drugs are now killing more people than guns or automobile accidents

by: Vicki Batts (Natural News) New statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses during 2017. Of those, a staggering 49,060 people are said to have died as a result of opioid abuse. The opioid pain-reliever is one of Big Pharma’s most profitable cash-cows, and now, American citizens are paying the price — with their lives. Annual death tolls from opioids alone are now exceeding deaths from car accidents (40,100), fatal shootings (15,549), homicides (17,284) and even suicide (almost 45,000). All told, about 200 people died an opioid-related death everyday in 2017. Earlier … Continue reading Big Pharma’s dangerous drugs are now killing more people than guns or automobile accidents

COMING OFF ANTI-DEPRESSANTS? – WELCOME TO HELL

Posted by Soren Dreier Author: Mol Millions of people face severe side-effects when trying to come off anti-depressants, a major review has concluded. For years health officials have played down the difficulty of withdrawing from antidepressants, insisting side-effects are ‘mild’ and last no more than a week or two. But a review of medical evidence today shows 56 per cent of people suffer withdrawal effects if they try to come off the drugs. The worst-hit experience nausea, anxiety, insomnia and agitation, with many people put back on antidepressants as doctors mistake the symptoms for a relapse of depression itself. The issue is … Continue reading COMING OFF ANTI-DEPRESSANTS? – WELCOME TO HELL

The vagina is self-cleaning – so why does the ‘feminine hygiene’ industry exist?

image edited by Fernando Kaskais  ‘Show me a sanitary pad or a tampon campaign that does not use the word “fresh” and I will swallow a bottle of vinegar douche.’ Illustration: Bárbara Malagoli From talcum powder to jade eggs and douches, an industry has grown up to sell products – some of which are harmful – that play on women’s fears about being dirty or smelly by Rose George Which of the following should go nowhere near your vagina: a penis, a finger, a tampon or talcum powder? According to a jury in Missouri in July, it is the talc: … Continue reading The vagina is self-cleaning – so why does the ‘feminine hygiene’ industry exist?

It’s Time for Doctors to Update Their Definition of ‘Cancer’

Yes, it’s a terrifying word — but not always as terrifying as you might think by Andrew Fiouzi There are certain words or phrases you never want to hear come out of a doctor’s mouth: “You know, this is the first time I’ve ever tried this procedure”; “I’ve never seen one that color before”; “HOLY SHIT WAYNE, COME AND LOOK AT THIS!”; and of course, “Cancer.” The latter, more than any other, is capable of sending you spiraling toward a deep well of online forums, WebMD articles and Reddit threads, all of which will have you begging your doctor to either cut you open or give you chemo. That’s exactly why a … Continue reading It’s Time for Doctors to Update Their Definition of ‘Cancer’

SUICIDE PREVENTION, PSYCHIATRY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE ALL FAIL TO REDUCE SUICIDE RATE

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times  Suicide is becoming as big of a public health issue as the opioid crisis. In 2016 alone over 45,000 Americans took their own lives, and the numbers are on the rise. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in America today. In the last 15 years, antidepressant use has increased over 65%, while the suicide prevention industry has also grown to have a major cultural presence. Prozac and other antidepressants increase the risk of “suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults” suffering from major depression. It says so in the package insert for Prozac. Take a … Continue reading SUICIDE PREVENTION, PSYCHIATRY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE ALL FAIL TO REDUCE SUICIDE RATE