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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.21.17

One of my best hours! With British psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff, this is a must-listen-to show. It is thoughtful from beginning to end about how psychiatric drugs really work by disrupting brain function and how they impair our ability to be “sensitive to complex aspects of the environment, such as other people.” I describe how, in my opinion, they are neurotoxins that reduce the individual’s capacity to care about anything including themselves and other people. Joanna and I do not fully agree on all the nuances of these issues, such as should antipsychotic drugs ever be used, and how common and severe are the long-term effects. These differences provide the listener with a unique opportunity to hear a genuine, informed, scientific, and caring discussion covering broad aspects and concerns pertaining to the whole range of psychiatric drugs.

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.01.17

When I found myself without a guest, I delivered a spontaneous hour on my latest thinking about psychiatric drugs. I start out talking about antipsychotic drugs and tardive dyskinesia, and how the “miraculous revolution” in psychopharmacology began with psychiatrists and drug companies promoting neurotoxins as cures. Then I go on to examine the common neurotoxic effects of all psychiatric drugs, finally declaring that all psychiatric drugs are “not caring drugs.” With some subtle variations, psychiatric drugs as a group “work” by causing apathy, loss of interest, reduced spontaneity, and lack of caring. Because of medication spellbinding, individuals often do not realize how their personalities and experience of life have been transformed for the worse, but they feel the relief of no longer caring as much about their emotional suffering, and about the people and activities in their lives. Sometimes the personality changes are subtle in the form of mild indifference and at other times very gross in the form of apathy, catatonia, and withdrawal. Because the medicated individuals no longer care about anything as much as they once did, they often become more docile and “easier to be with.” When their families, teachers, doctors or hospital caretakers find them “improved,” it is often because the drugged patients have become disengaged from themselves and their lives, hence displaying less suffering, and causing less conflict and difficulty. Psychiatry and drug companies, now with the cooperation of all medicine, and many societal institutions, are producing an epidemic of chemical encephalitis with disastrous effects on individuals and society.

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Hannah Devlin – cMigraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found. The study offers a potential explanation for why some people are more susceptible to debilitating headaches and why some foods appear to act as triggers for migraines. The research showed that migraine sufferers had higher levels of bacteria that …

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Ask The Blood Detective – Vitamin Lies – 09.17.16

Vitamin Lies is a riveting exploration by Dr. Michael Wald, the original blood detective, that exposes the inaccuracies and misleading concepts that perpetuate the media regarding the use and misuse of vitamins as well as other nutritional supplements. Are nutritional supplements needed? Are nutritional supplements harmful? Why doesn’t my doctor believe in the use of nutritional supplements? What are the …

B Vits: Deep-Sixing Them the Easy Way

The FDA seems to have figured out that it doesn’t need to ban B vitamins to eliminate them from the market. Action Alerts! Injectable vitamin B12 is one of the most common treatments employed by integrative (and many conventional) physicians for the wide range of benefits it confers to patients. B12 is used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, mood-related disorders, fatigue, …

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New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

Key findings: both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products organic meat had slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats (myristic and palmitic acid) that are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease organic milk contains 40% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) organic milk contains slightly higher concentrations of iron, …

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How To Detox From Fluoride

In today’s world, fluoride is hard to avoid completely. Here’s how to detox your body.  Adding fluoride to the water supplies has been called murder on a grand scale. But whether or not your town adds it to your drinking water, you’re probably ingesting this toxin every day. You’re exposed to fluoride if you take prescription drugs like Prozac, swim in pools, …