Niacin, the Mental Health Alternative

Dr. Abram Hoffer talks about niacin as an alternative to psychiatric medication and  statins (cholesterol medication).

So if you are fed up with the side effects from your drugs and are seeking an alternative to antidepressants, antipsychotics or statins work with the healing professional of your choice and try niacin. In my research I have found that it helps depression, anxiety, lowers cholesterol levels and more.

Please note that in the video when Dr. Hoffer refers to “Bill W.” he is referring to Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

All information posted in this writing is the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.

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Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition – North America

As we enter the Obama era today, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the likely effects of the much-awaited Congressional shift on the functional foods and dietary supplements industries. According to industry veteran Loren Israelsen, the road ahead could be less than positive – especially for supplements. Despite a very severe financial crisis and economic recession, there is a palpable sense of hopefulness that he will re-establish America as a global partner that listens, cooperates and understands the role of government to act as a protector and conservator of natural resources, and as a sensible regulator that protects consumers’ interests while not stifling business growth and opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternatives to Chantix (Varenicline) Dangerous Smoking Cessation Drug

Varenicline (trade name Chantix in the USA and Champix in Europe and other countries, marketed by Pfizer, is a prescription medication used to treat smoking addiction, by blocking the release of dopamine from nicotine receptors in the brain, just as antipsychotic drugs block dopamine.

The pill was linked to more than 3,000 reports of serious side effects per a Bloomberg report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported in February that at least 39 people committed suicide while on Chantix. The FDA initially had cut the 10 month waiting period short by 4 months and approved the drug ahead of schedule. Read the rest of this entry »