Vol. 26, No. 1, January/February 2017

Cov-JF17INSIDE THIS ISSUE

FEATURES

Psychiatric Drugs, Our Children, and Marketing Madness
Gwen Olsen, a former pharmaceutical company representative and the award-winning author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, asserts that the pharmaceutical industry is exploiting a large and vulnerable segment of the population to which it can push its drugs for a lifetime and increase ongoing profits—the world’s children. Olsen uncovers the cozy relationships between skewed research, government lobbyists and industry officials influencing public policy.

Reasons to Enjoy Real Butter
Nutrition researcher Margie King writes that butter, once demonized for its saturated fat content, is now making a return as a healthy fat that contains essential vitamins and short- and medium-chained fatty acids that are not stored but rather can easily be used for energy. Butter also contains antioxidants and cancer protective CLA and helps digestive health.

Depression: Do We Need Drugs or Lifestyle Change?
Kelly Brogan, MD, author of the bestselling book A Mind of Your Own, reveals that depression is often caused by an inflammatory condition and other irregularities in the body, and therefore is not caused by imbalances from the brain, including so-called chemical imbalances. Depression can be an opportunity to address the cause, and Brogan cites her patient successes as evidence that appropriate lifestyle changes without drugs reverse depression.

Antidepressants, Psychiatric Drugs and Violence
Psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, MD, presents evidence that pharmaceutical companies have been at work to suppress evidence of harm from antidepressant drugs involving suicidal tendencies and violence toward others, and that physicians need to reexamine their tendency to prescribe drugs when in fact lifestyle factors such as nutrition, and reduction of inflammation, including through stress management, can indeed reverse depression.

Tissues Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition
Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, extols the virtues of certain nutrients and foods, such as curcumin and blueberries, as well as nutritional supplements, such as berberine and vitamin D, that help support our bodies to regenerate more efficiently.

Energy Exercises & Acupuncture
William Larzelere, OMD, writes about simple, easy forms of exercises, such as qigong, breathing, and tai chi as well as acupuncture and how each can help calm the mind and heal an overworked body.

Digestive Health: The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Inflammation, GERD, SIBO & Gastroparesis
Shannon McRae, PhD, writes of the role of relaxation and breathing exercises in their beneficially influencing the vagus nerve, which is a main contributor to the health of our digestive systems; additionally, she outlines nutritional and other remedies that can help reverse GERD, SIBO, and gastroparesis.

IN BRIEF
Golden Paste & How to Make It
Psychiatric Drugs and Violence
Global Water Pollution Still High
Beet Burger Recipe
Inflammation Associated with Depression

HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
MMR Vaccine Causes Autism • Toxic Chemicals in Cookware • Inflammation Associated with Depression • Doctors, Doubts, and Drugs • Living Close to Nature & Life Extension • Elderberry Benefits Air Travelers • Rhodiola Reduces Mild Anxiety & Stress

 

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