Last night, I watched the documentary, Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging - VERY eye-opening! While I obviously do believe that “chemical imbalances” in the brain can exist and can be caused by a physical problem within the body, I also believe that the root cause needs to be looked at, whether that is a physical, emotional, or spiritual cause.

I don’t want to use this blog post to preach, or to share too much about my opinion or talk about the problem. You need to watch the documentary yourself. ;)

However, I will say that I am quite disturbed by the pharmaceutical industry and it’s practices. This is nothing new. And psychotropic drugs are only a part of the problem. I can remember at one time going to a dermatologist for a skin rash and they gave me an injection of some unknown drug without even telling me what they were doing, or what the drug was. I was like, “Whoa! What are you doing? What is that?” And they told me what it was, but I can’t remember now. It was probably a corticosteroid to bring down the inflammation. The doctor then sent me home with allergy medication and a topical corticosteroid cream, and prescriptions for more. I went home with 3 new drugs, just for a skin rash.  And was I ever cured? No.

It is up to YOU – the consumer – to be informed, to educate yourself, and to ask questions about what you are putting into your body and what the short-term and long-term effects are.

If I were to go to a psychiatrist today, I am positive that it would be very easy for me to get diagnosed with and prescribed medications for these disorders, and God knows what else:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D.)
  • Insomnia/sleep disorders
I am also positive (especially after watching the documentary) that I would end up even worse off with the medications. So, I am extremely grateful that I was taught to think for myself and not to just do whatever everyone else is doing. Although, there was also a time when I struggled so much with the inability to focus and concentrate that I really wanted to see a doctor to get diagnosed and prescribed A.D.D. medication. Thankfully, it was around this time that I also hit my breaking point with my weight gain, and I decided to do something about it by changing my diet, and exercising 6 days a week with Power 90. The change in my physiology from those changes resulted in better mental clarity and ability to focus and concentrate, and my desire for the A.D.D. medication went away!

That’s all I have to share about this, for now. But I would love to hear your thoughts! And PLEASE watch the documentary first, before commenting :)

 

For more information, visit Citizens Commission on Human Rights at http://www.cchr.org

 

Yours in Health,
Liz

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