antidepressants

  1. The BIGGEST antidepressant myth… BUSTED!

    Imagine getting rescued from the sea – only to find the boat that “saved” you is also sinking.

    And now, you’re in shark-infested waters to boot.

    But when you point this out to the captain, he smiles unconcernedly and says “at least we’re not on fire.”

    I don’t think ANYONE would find comfort in that.

    Yet that’s what’s going on right now with the SSRI drugs that tens of millions of Americans rely on to rescue them from the depths of depression.

    These drugs have more problems than I can even list here, including some that make them an especially dangerous choice for seniors (more on that shortly).

    But the mainstream is smiling over a new report that claims SSRIs won’t cause a stroke.

    At least we’re not on fire! 

    Here’s a better idea: A true rescue that won’t leave out to sea – because there IS a way to beat depression for good WITHOUT these drugs.

    Beat depression… without the antidepressants

    For YEARS now, doctors and patients alike have worried over studies that show SSRI antidepressants can raise the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke by 40-50 percent.

    That’s the less common… but far deadlier… form of stroke.

    Now, the new study claims it’s all sorted out.

    The drugs DON’T raise the risk of this form of stroke after all – so go ahead and take them, right?

    All I can say is: not so fast.

    These drugs can still make you miserable with immediate side effects, like nausea and such… ongoing problems like weight gain and sexual dysfunction… and one risk that could have tragic consequences for seniors.

    They can leave you dizzy and unsteady, which can raise the risk of a fall – and any fall past a certain age can have life-changing ramifications.

    And it’s all for a drug that works based on a TRICK, since SSRIs don’t increase your serotonin levels.

    They just pull off a little biological sleight-of-hand to keep the old and used-up serotonin in circulation longer.

    Does it work? Kinda-sorta-maybe, in some people, some of the time.

    But as anyone on the meds will tell you, they’re not great even when they do “work.”

    Some people stay on them anyway thinking there’s not much choice – and that, my friend, is a massive myth pushed by the drug industry.

    There’s ALWAYS a choice!

    And I’ve got some for you right now…

    One option for handling serotonin is with supplements of 5HTP (5-hydroxy tryptophan), which your body converts into fresh, new serotonin (just don’t take it with an SSRI unless specifically directed by your doctor).

    It’s especially effective in milder cases, and works even better in combination with theanine.

    SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) is another terrific natural antidepressant, and an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin – from the spice turmeric – has even matched some SSRI drugs in studies.

    If you’ve tried these natural options without any luck, it could be a sign of something else going on. A doctor who practices integrative or functional medicine can run some tests, figure it out and get you the help you need.

  2. Antidepressants linked to deadly superbug infections

    [Alert] Popular antidepressant creating DEADLY “super-germs”

    Depression can not only destroy your life, but shatter your family and wreck your friendships.

    But one of the drugs that’s supposed to “fix” it can do something far worse.

    Even when it works – and it often doesn’t – this med could turn “harmless” bacteria in your body into cold-blooded killers.

    Don’t worry; I’m not about to scare you away from treatment and leave you singing the blues.

    I’ve got a much better and far safer way to CURE depression in a flash WITHOUT drugs, and I’ll share it with you in just a moment.

    But first, let me tell you what you need to know about this VERY COMMON depression drug.

    The problem appears to be with fluoxetine – aka Prozac – one of the most popular SSRI antidepressant drugs on the planet, and especially common among America’s 35 million patients taking antidepressants in any given year.

    In a series of experiments, researchers found this drug triggers changes in E. coli, the germ responsible for food poisoning, urinary tract infections, respiratory illnesses such as bacterial pneumonia, and more.

    It’s already becoming tough to treat due to the overuse (and outright abuse) of antibiotics.

    Now, researchers have found that E. coli germs exposed to fluoxetine quickly mutate.

    It was as if the drug helped them to grow a suit of armor!

    And these mutations made E. coli almost immune to many common antibiotics.

    E.coli was up to 50 million – MILLION! – times more resistant to chloramphenicol, amoxicillin and tetracycline than the E. coli germs that hadn’t had a chance to soak up the antidepressant.

    The results were so stunning that the researchers are calling it an “invisible factor” in the rise and spread of superbugs.

    But it’s a factor you can take out of the equation.

    Depression with no obvious cause can often be treated with brain-friendly nutrients including curcumin, a B complex and high-dose fish oil.

    If those don’t do the trick, it may be a hormone issue that can be tested and treated by a holistic medical doctor.

    If your depression is caused by one of life’s sad events, the answer still isn’t in a drug but in the support of loved ones, time and the greatest mood-booster of all: prayer.

  3. Antidepressants are too risky to use

    Beat depression WITHOUT drugs It's the ugly new push to get MILLIONS of new people on antidepressants. Never mind that the drugs don't actually treat the CAUSE of the depression. Never mind that millions of people can tell you firsthand that they either don't work or don't work well. And never mind that the drugs can rob of you of...
  4. Antidepressants pushed on older Americans

    WATCH OUT: Ugly new push to drug millions of older Americans Antidepressants are treated like magic beans that can cure just about anything. They're given for pain... sleep... hives... migraines... sexual dysfunction... and more. Some docs even prescribe the drugs for pee problems! But they're not magic beans. There's little to no evidence that these drugs work for ANY of...
  5. Antidepressants pushed on older Americans

    WATCH OUT: Ugly new push to drug millions of older Americans Antidepressants are treated like magic beans that can cure just about anything. They're given for pain... sleep... hives... migraines... sexual dysfunction... and more. Some docs even prescribe the drugs for pee problems! But they're not magic beans. There's little to no evidence these drugs work for ANY of those...
  6. Antidepressants increase death risk by 33 percent

    Deadly new risk linked to antidepressants Depression can make it feel like you're going to die... and, sadly, in some cases it can make you feel as if you WANT to die. But while the depression itself won't actually kill you, your treatment sure could. New research exposes a hidden risk of the antidepressant drugs now taken by more than...
  7. Antidepressants pushed by Big Pharma ‘test’

    Why your doc thinks you’re depressed Not depressed? Wrong! Your doc says you are. He might even insist you're so deep in the dumps that there's only one way to dig yourself out. And that's meds. That doesn't just FEEL wrong. There's a good chance it IS wrong -- because it turns out one of the main tools docs use...
  8. Antidepressants given off-label are a bad idea

    What your doc will never admit There are three little words that your doctor will absolutely struggle to say, and it's not anything you're thinking of right now. He's got no problem saying, "you've got cancer," or any other terrible diagnosis. But there's a much simpler turn of phrase that he finds far more difficult. "I don't know." Docs don't...
  9. Antidepressants linked to bone breaks

    Antidepressants can increase your risk of a painful and sometimes crippling fracture of the hip – and the older you are, the higher that risk.
  10. Antidepressants linked to suicide

    Antidepressants can increase the risk of suicide and suicidal behavior, including violence, according to the latest research.
  11. Antidepressants used off-label almost half the time

    Antidepressants aren’t just used for depression. They’re also used off-label for conditions where they’re not even proven to work nearly half the time.
  12. SSRIs linked to autism in boys

    Pregnant women who take antidepressant drugs have a higher risk of giving birth to boys with autism, new research finds.
  13. Dangers of antidepressants

    New dangers linked to mood meds Some 30 million Americans take antidepressants every year. They're used by so many people so often that you almost certainly know someone who's taking them. And now, new research confirms that the majority of these patients are battling serious and damaging psychological side effects. In fact, of the 1,829 patients taking antidepressants surveyed in the new study: Continue reading →
  14. Different types of depression boost Parkinson’s risk

    Depression can triple your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to the latest research.
  15. Side effects of antidepressants cause diabetes

    Common antidepressants used by millions can increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research.
  16. Psychotherapy as good as antidepressant drugs

    Psychotherapy works about as well as antidepressant drugs, according to new research -- but even that's not the best way to cure the condition.
  17. 1 in 8 seniors fighting memory problems

    New numbers show 1 in 8 Americans over 60 are battling brain fog. Here's your guide to making sure you're not one of them.
  18. Different types of depression in heart patients

    Common mood disorders such as depression and anxiety can increase the risk of death in heart patients.
  19. SSRI drugs may slow the heart

    Here's one more risk that comes from common SSRI drugs: They can slow the heart, according to new research.
  20. Beat the causes of depression

    Many cases of depression are really just cases of poor nutrition -- and fixing the diet can also cure the depression.

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