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Old Myths; Real Solutions

 Experts Talk Real Solutions

the Omega-3 Connection There are a growing number of physicians across the country who are committed to finding the real source of problems such as depression, fatigue and inappropriate behavior instead on smothering the symptoms with prescription drugs.

* In his book, The Omega-3 Connection, Dr. Andrew L. Stoll, director of the psychopharmacology research laboratory at the McLean Hospital in Boston and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, reviews the new evidence supporting the use of omega-3 oils (fish oil) for depression. His recommendation is wholeheartedly supported by Dr. Joseph Mercola, who authors one of the most extensively distributed newsletters on holistic medicine.

* Dr. Robert Erikson, Gainesville, warns that Xanax withdrawal compares in intensitry to that of heroin.

* Dr. Doris Rapp, D.O., recommends seeing a competent doctor of environmental medicine for testing of what are often superficially deemed “psychiatric disorders.”

For further information on their research and findings:

Dr. Andrew L. Stoll: via www.mercola.com or Dr. Joseph Mercola (847) 604-3258

Dr. Doris J. Rapp: www.drrapp.com or (716) 875-0398

Dr. Robert Erickson: www.prevent-doc.com or (352) 331-5138

Cynthia is just one of an estimated four million Americans battling dependencies from prescription drugs.

Mary T. was 56 years old and taking a half dozen different prescribed drugs including antidepressants and pain medicines. She was having headaches, very tired, gained a lot of weight and was in general unhappy with her life and circumstances. Desperate, she made an appointment with Dr. Robert Ericson’s Gainesville clinic.

“We checked her hormones,” Dr. Erickson told Freedom. “They were totally out of balance. We had a compounding pharmacy make up a custom mix of hormones and on a natural thyroid support regimen. She came off her antidepressants and pain killers. Within 90 days, her energy came back, she was able to sleep through the night, her headaches went away and her depression lifted.”

Erickson is one of a growing number of physicians and other professionals around the country who are committed to finding and treating the source of the problem, as opposed to merely smothering the symptoms with harmful prescription drugs.

In his book, The Omega-3 Connection, Dr. Andrew L. Stoll, director of the psychopharmacology research laboratory at the McLean Hospital in Boston and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, reviews the new evidence supporting the use of omega-3 oils (fish oil) for depression. His recommendation is wholeheartedly supported by Dr. Joseph Mercola, who authors one of the most extensively distributed newsletter on holistic medicine (www.mercola.com).

A wide variety of complaints, including over-activity, fatigue, bed-wetting, inappropriate behavior, and even epilepsy, in some children, may be due to allergies, according to Dr. Doris J. Rapp, a board certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist and past president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Allergic infants can be so hyperactive that they rock their cribs about the room or bounce them off the walls and begin to walk earlier than normal, according to Dr. Rapp. But by isolating and correcting the allergies, the child can be helped so that there are no symptoms and no need for drugs, she reports.

In her New York Times best seller, Is this Your Child’s World? Dr. Rapp provides a case study:

“At 15, Betsy was depressed and suicidal each year in the late summer when ragweed pollen was in the air in northern Michigan. During her first visit to our clinic she appeared normal until we tested her for an allergy to ragweed. Then she crawled into the office bathtub and refused to come out. She screamed, was untouchable, and complained of so much abdominal pain that she pulled her knees to her chest and held her stomach. After we gave her a neutralizing allergy treatment, she felt entirely normal within a few minutes. Betsy was a persistent school failure until her allergies were recognized and treated, and her academic work and demeanor in school improved dramatically.”

Children with such symptoms are often superficially deemed to have psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rapp recommends that if your child is exhibiting these types of behavior, first take them to a competent doctor of environmental medicine and have them properly tested.

What Can You Do?

If you, your child or someone you know is depressed, diagnosed with ADHD, prescribed a drug for non-medical conditions, or currently on an addictive prescription drug:

1) Know your rights. With very few exceptions, no one can force you or your child to take psychotropic prescription drugs. If you are not certain of your rights, contact the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights at www.cchr.org or (800) 869-2247. [See “Focusing the Light of Truth on Psychiatric Abuse ”] CCHR will help you determine exactly what your rights are.

2) Before taking any recommended psychotropic drugs, see a physician who agrees to explore the causes for your condition and solutions other than drugging. Preferably find a physician who is board-certified in integrated/alternative medicine, and who agrees to comprehensive testing and natural remedies for hormonal and nutritional imbalances or deficiencies, allergies, and natural alternatives to antidepressants or pain medications.

3) If your child is having difficulty in school, and/or is being threatened with the label of ADHD, contact those who will help him or her deal directly with the source of the learning problem. The World Literacy Crusade (www.worldliteracy.org) or Applied Scholastics (www.appliedscholastics.org). The Community Learning Center in Clearwater, Florida (727-441-4444) can assist statewide. Also take your child in for a physical exam as covered above.

4) If you or your child, or someone you care about, is already on an addictive prescription drug, contact an effective, drug-free rehabilitation specialist. Narconon Florida (www.narconon.org or 727-796-1011) can advise on safe and effective steps to take. Their first precaution: withdrawal without other drugs should always be done under a doctor’s supervision.

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