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Antidepressant Drugs: Do They Work?
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Do antidepressants work? A recent review of 82 medical journal articles that included both published and unpublished articles showed that antidepressant pills work no better than placebo. This shocking expose verifies that pharmaceutical companies withhold data that does not suit their ability to sell drugs and exaggerate those that do. ...

Antidepressants and Osteoporosis
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The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.

Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries
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Antidepressants have now been linked to arteriosclerosis. Studies on the thickness of the carotid artery show that there is a progression of arteriosclerosis that is four times more than normal if someone is on an SSRI antidepressant in identical twins when one is on an SSRI antidepressant the other is not. This adds to the welln known dangers ...

Big Pharma Kickbacks to Pediatricians
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Antidepressants in kids are poorly regulated by the FDA even though their safety and effectiveness is debatable. Forrest Labs was caught bribing pediatricians with grants, speaking engagements, dinners, etc. This is the rule rather than the exception. Profit is the bottom line that determines what Big Pharma will do to sell whatever they can.

Common Drugs Linked to Cognitive Decline
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Medications with anticholinergic activity, which include many drugs taken by older adults, cause cognitive impairment. Over the counter sleeping aids such as Excedrin PM, Nytol, Sominex, Tylenol PM, and Unisom are especially problematic. Other drugs include Paxil, Detol, Demerol, and Elavil. Anticholinergics work by blocking the brain's ...

Conversations with Julia Ross
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Carbohydrate addiction is very difficult to resolve. Sugars have a drug effect on the brain, but there are some quick and simple approaches to solve the problem. There are four areas that regulate this addiction. Serotonin, dopamine, gaba, and adrenalin receptor sites are involved. High glycemic index foods are the culprits. Protein diets ...

Curing Depression with Burton Goldberg
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We overuse antidepressants and they are not very effective and are not safe. Poor nutrition is an often overlooked cause of depressive symptoms. Amino acid deficiencies relate to neurotransmitter deficiencies and can be measured & balanced.

Depression management
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This overview of depression reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger ...

Depression Overview
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This video reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than placebo. ...

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?
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Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are ...

Drugs for Depression and Heart Risks
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Newer antidepressants are being promoted as better than the older ones. The bottom line is that when drugs go off patent, the drug companies have a need to convince MDs and the public that they should purchase their newer, more profitable products. There are problems with antidepressants that include increased risk of suicide, osteoporosis, ...

Exercise for Depression
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Exercise works at least as well as antidepressants for depression. The side effects of exercise are good for us; the side effects of SSRI antidepressants can be serious. The long term effects of exercise are superior to drug therapy.

Exercise in Children and Hypertension
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Exercise in young adults can protect against the development of hypertension for about 15 years. It also keeps blood pressure down in adults and is the reason why regular exercise is imperative to protect against the complications of hypertension.

Inhaled Steroids Cause Fractures
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Patients with COPD who use inhaled corticosteroids to improve breathing for more than 6 months have a 27% increased risk for bone fractures. The risk goes up as the dosage increases. It was previously assumed that inhaled steroids would have a predominantly local effect, but now we know this is not true. Treatment should consist of lowering ...

Menopause Overview
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There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream ...

More Problems With Antidepressants: Do They Cause Cancer?
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A meta-analysis of 61 studies that was published in the prestigious Public Library of Science looked at the relationship between antidepressant usage and breast and ovarian cancer. There was a statistically significant increase in risk for both these cancers in women on SSRI antidepressants. The findings remain controversial because women ...

New Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
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The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. It involves the use of multiple drugs that include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, and narcotics. While it is sometimes necessary to use this toxic polypharmaceutical approach, there are newer highly effective, safe, ...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: April 8, 2011
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  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics: Health care reform Schemes to cut Medicare costs Environmental pollution Prostate cancer screening: does it pay off? Using digitalis to treat breast and prostate cancer Antidepressants found to cause arteriosclerosis The benefits of maple syrup Vicki's 20-20 tips Greenwashers unwanted ...

Preview, Depression Overview
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This video is the first :45 seconds of our full overview of depression which reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current ...

Preview; Menopause Overview
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There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream ...

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