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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Water Helps Anxiety, Insomnia and Weight Loss

Bodies can have minor meltdowns of their own if they don’t have the fuel that they need to operate.  Water is one of those crucial fuels.
If you have any trouble relaxing your body, sleeping, or losing weight, make sure that your body is being fueled with water on a regular and sufficient basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Humor – The Best Medicine! Hilarious Video and Reader’s Digest Article

Check out the YouTube video below on side effects from medications, medication for those side effects and more. It’s hilarious! (Rated PG13 for Language)

What is the greatest reward of being alive? Is it chocolate, [ ], ice cream, tropical vacations, hugs from children, a perfect night’s sleep, or the satisfaction of a job well done? A thousand people, a thousand different answers. But one supreme pleasure that spans all people is laughter. Read the rest of this entry »

Depression? Anxiety? Nervousness? Are antidepressants and antipsychotics the answer?

Do you experience depression? Anxiety? Nervousness? Are antidepressants and antipsychotics the answer?

“Doctors are now medicating unhappiness,” said Dr. Dworkin, a Maryland anesthesiologist and senior fellow at Washington’s Hudson Institute. “Too many people take drugs when they really need to be making changes in their lives.”

What changes do you need to make? Do you need to communicate with your spouse more? Have a real talk with your child? Find out what your teenager is really doing? Change jobs? Start exercising to relieve daily stress? Find some time for yourself? Have someone come in to help you out caring for that elderly parent? Watch less violent television? Stop watching the depressing news on a daily basis? Be around happier people? Loose those druggie friends of yours? Have a nice talk with your meddling in-law? Feeling guilty and need to find something you can do to make up for the damage you have caused to someone? Finances in a shambles and need some help from one of those agencies that negotiate your credit down? Or are you already taking an antidepressant or other psychiatric medication and need to get off of them because you are experiencing horrible side effects? Read the rest of this entry »

Anxiety or Depression due to Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (an over active thyroid) can cause severe anxiety as well as depression.  Hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid) can cause depression.  General practitioners and endocrinologists often treat these symptoms with antidepressants.  In some cases patients are referred to psychiatrists who then prescribe antidepressants, or worse, antipsychotics.  Most of these doctors do not inform their patients of the harmful side effects. Read the rest of this entry »

Depression or Anxiety Relapse?

If you were taking an antidepressant or antipsychotic medication for depression or anxiety and feel that you are now experiencing a relapse I suggest you consider the fact that you might be experiencing the side effects of withdrawal symptoms often caused by ceasing these drugs.

The Road Out has a free online book entitled “How to Safely Get Off Psychiatric Drugs”.  Just go to the following link:  http://www.theroadback.org/workbook.htm.  You will find the book on the left-hand side of their page. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Online Book “How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely”

If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, depression, nervousness, stress, or any so called mental disorder then perhaps you are taking one of these drugs.  Often those who suffer from pain or any other ailment or disease are prescribed psychiatric medication.  Heavens, doctors even prescribe these drugs for pre-menstrual syndrome or just a stomach ache. 

 

These drugs are set up in such a way that when you stop taking them you go through withdrawals that are often worse than the side effects or your original symptoms.  This can often be confused with the person thinking that they shouldn’t have stopped taking the drug in the first place. 

 

Thanks to my friends who write to me and send me relevant material I stumbled across this great book that I had to share with everyone, and it’s absolutely free!  You just click on the link below.  You will find the chapters of the book on the far left hand of the page.

 

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