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Depression and Antidepressants – What They Don’t Want You to Know

In the summer of 2001, after being on Prozac for more than a decade, I made the life-altering decision to go off of antidepressants.

Despite what doctors and nearly everyone else around me were saying – that I had a chemical imbalance and that antidepressants were essential to keep me going – I believed otherwise. Intuitively, I knew that there was a better way to live, yet almost no one in my support system was in agreement with this line of thinking.

For the millions of people facing depression and who have similar doubts about medication being the only answer, a book has arrived that completely validates our concerns.

In the New York Times best-seller A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives, Dr. Kelly Brogan, an MIT and Cornell-trained psychiatrist, gives us the hard facts about antidepressants and busts all of the widely believed myths about this class of drugs.

In fact, the medical community is so terrified of the truth being exposed in A Mind of Your Own that Dr. Brogan and this book have been blacklisted by the mainstream media. Yes, blacklisted!  Why?

Because this book contains information that the pharmaceutical industry, which has enormous influence over the mainstream media, does not want you to know about. They want you to believe the lies and propaganda, so you’ll be a life-long customer of antidepressants.

Dr. Brogan, who displays serious scientific rigor and analysis, does not mince words at all. Among many other things, she says or quotes the following:

“It’s a fabrication of science to think that these drugs (antidepressants) have a place in medicine, what is meant to be the art of healing.”

“It could be argued that antidepressants are the new tobacco.”

“Not a single study has proven that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.”

“Antidepressants have repeatedly shown in long-term scientific studies to worsen the course of mental illness.”

Psychiatry remains the wastebasket for the shortcomings of conventional medicine in terms of diagnosing and treating.”

“Published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false,” referring to the comments made by Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the much revered Lancet.

These are heavy words, to say the least.

And as to why she wrote this book:

“I’m compelled to share what I’ve learned from witnessing the corruption of modern psychiatry and its sordid history while investigating holistic methods that focus on nutrition, meditation, and physical activity.”

Along with completely destroying the notion that antidepressants are the only effective way to deal with depression, Dr. Brogan puts forth her 30-day holistic program in great detail, which addresses all areas of diet, supplements, environment, stress management/meditation, exercise, sleep, water and other lifestyle habits. The plan directly addresses the main causes of depression – glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways – instead of the false narrative that serotonin levels are to blame.

If anyone you know is suffering from depression or is on antidepressants, A Mind of Your Own is an absolute MUST-READ, and it is not just for women. Men can absolutely benefit from this book as well.

A Mind of Your Own is an incredibly important piece of work.

I interviewed Dr. Brogan on Facebook Live and to watch the replay of it, go to my Facebook page and search for the interview on April 15, 2016.

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Farmageddon: A Food Documentary That Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to All Americans

Last night, I went to go see the documentary Farmageddon, a movie that I had been hearing about for the last few months.

Farmageddon highlights the USDA’s brutal crackdown on farmers selling raw milk and how the agency’s heavy-handed, corrupt and politically-motivated ways have destroyed the lives of small, organic farmers trying to do the right thing.

The objective of the movie is not to promote raw milk, however. The objective of the movie is to get people to wake up and to start demanding change.

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How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

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How Organic Food Played a Crucial Role in My Decision to Quit 11 Years of Antidepressants

In the summer of 2001 and at the urging of my then-girlfriend, I went for an appointment to go see her naturopathic doctor in New York City, the place where we were both living at the time.

Having done acupuncture since high school, I had always been open to alternative medicine and was curious what this woman could do for me.

During our session, she asked me about all of my health and dietary habits – eating, drinking, smoking, drugs, exercise. Everything. In the midst of this conversation, the topic of organic food somehow arose. I remember that I had some notion about what organic food was but wasn’t overly familiar with it.

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Thank You to My Readers, Thinking of My Mother

I am in Denver for Thanksgiving and will be heading back to Boston tomorrow. Two things have been on my mind.

1) In case you didn’t know, I am an absolute AM radio junkie, mostly sports radio. One of my favorite hosts is Colin Cowherd from ESPN Radio. Practically every single night, I replay some of his segments from earlier in the day.

Something Colin always says resonates with me very deeply, especially now as I am starting to build an audience of my own. He acknowledges that there are many, many options out there and appreciates that people have decided to spend their time listening to him.

And, that is how I feel. There are millions and millions of websites out there, and I am very appreciative that people take the time to read what I write and watch my videos. I do my best to provide interesting and compelling content, both information related to organic food and specific personal issues that I deal with.

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