Study: Half in U.S. Suffer Anxiety and How to be protected from it.
On my blog talk radio show, we are discussing the problem with Christians and prescription drugs. I have posted many articles to show the magnitude of the problem with these drugs and the great dangers of taking them. Please tune in to my show: Looking For the Blessed Hope, Sundays at 9:00 PM EST. It is archived if you cannot make it live. This topic is so serious that it needs to be addressed and God’s people can be free from the drugs and protected from ever taking them.
Study: Half in U.S. Suffer Anxiety Just ignore the talk in this about evolution as it is nonsense. This is a must read article for everyone to see the magnitude of anxiety in America. The answer is not drugs, but in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As believers, God has provided us with protection from anxiety through the word of God. When we are out from His protection, anxiety and fear can gripe believers, just as it can those in the world.
“In 1994, a study asking a random sample of thousands of Americans about their mental health reported that 15 percent had ever suffered from anxiety disorders. A 2009 study of people interviewed about their anxiety repeatedly for years raised that estimate to 49.5 percent – which would be 117 million U.S. adults.”
The United States and world economy is heading towards a meltdown. As it heads this way more and more people are going to suffer from depression, anxiety, fear and panic attacks. God’s people will suffer from these miladies. if they are not anchored in the Lord Jesus Christ and the word of God. God has provided the way for protection, but we must follow His way and not the Babylonian medical system that prescribes mind altering drugs like candy.
God’s way is life and health in the face of what is coming or man’s way which is mind altering drugs that drive us away from God to addiction and eventually physical death.
Listen to the blog talk radio show and we will show God’s way.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
“The study from the European Depression Association, also revealed than one in 10 working people in Europe have taken time off because of the debilitating psychological condition, which is equivalent to 21,000 lost working days. In 2010, depression was estimated to cost the EU £73billion. Despite the size of the problem, nearly one in three managers reported they had no formal support or resources to deal with employees who have depression, and 43 per cent called for better policies and legislation to protect employees.”
Psychotropic Drug Use Associated with Increased Risk for Car Crashes Hardly anyone mentions psychotropic drugs and accidents, but a DUI is a major offense which it should be. It is time that the reality of just how dangerous these drugs are comes on the radar screen.
“These drugs exert a calming effect by boosting the action of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the same way as opioid (heroin) and some cannabinoids (cannabis) do. This in turn activates the gratification hormone, dopamine, in your brain. Since the identical brain “reward pathways” are used by both types of drugs, they can be equally addictive.
Older adults have a much more difficult time eliminating benzodiazepines and similar drugs from their bloodstreams. Over time, these drugs can accumulate in your body, which will increase your risk of an accidental overdose (and perhaps further impair your driving ability). Common side effects of this class of drugs, regardless of age, include: Unsteady gait, and falling, Dizziness, Hip fractures, Drug induced or drug-worsened impairment of thinking, memory loss, Cancer and premature death”
The Epidemic of Mental Illness — Why? This is a tremendous article getting at the root of why these prescription drugs for depression are so dangerous! This is a must read.
“Something has changed in the field of diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders in the last few decades, and that something has led to a 600 percent increase in persons on government (Social Security) disability due to mental illness!
According to Whitaker, it used to be that depression was typically a self-limiting illness. Even in cases severe enough to require hospitalization, people would get better in six or eight months; they would recover and often never relapse, or if they did it would be years down the road and, again, self-limiting.
When antidepressants were introduced, it was with the intent that they would help people recover from depression more quickly. Unfortunately, what we’re now seeing, and have been seeing since antidepressants were introduced, is patients recovering faster but relapsing more, or recovering only partially and transitioning into a festering state of chronic depression that never really resolves.
Long-term studies now indicate that of people with major depression, only about 15 percent that are treated with an antidepressant go into remission and stay well for a long period of time. The remaining 85 percent start having continuing relapses and become chronically depressed.
“By the 1990s, this change in the long term course of depression was so pronounced that finally it was addressed by researchers,” says Whitaker. “Giovanni Fava from Italy said, “Hey, listen, the course is changing with antidepressants. We’re changing it from an episodic illness to a chronic illness, and we really need to address this.”
Not only that, but the depression is sinking into people [on antidepressants] in a deeper way than before.”
According to Whitaker’s research, this tendency to sensitize the brain to long-term depression appears to be the same both for the earlier tricyclic antidepressants and the newer SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Another famous psycho pharmacologist named Ross Baldessarini at Harvard Medical School also began asking whether or not these drugs may in fact be depressogenic (causing depression).”
Why have Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Skyrocketed? You must protect your children and grandchildren from the drugs of these Babylonian witch doctors. They are altering the minds of your children.
“There is much evidence that the vast increases in atypical antipsychotic prescribing in recent decades were fueled by the aggressive marketing tactics of drug companies. In recent years, every major manufacturer of atypical antipsychotics has been involved in the illegal marketing of the drugs (while doctors can prescribe drugs off label, it is against the law for drug makers to market them for off-label uses), each ultimately paying hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in fines for their sales and marketing tactics. The settlements with the U.S. government were among the largest in history.”
Depression is NOT a Chemical Imbalance in Your Brain This is a tremendous article showing it is a medical myth that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance. I believe that the cause is spiritual and must be dealt with spiritually.
“Most of you have probably heard that depression is due to a “chemical imbalance in your brain,” which these drugs are designed to correct. Unfortunately for anyone who has ever swallowed this marketing ploy, this is NOT a scientific statement. So where did it come from?
The low serotonin theory arose because they understood how the drugs acted on the brain; it was a hypothesis that tried to explain how the drug might be fixing something. However, that hypothesis didn’t hold up to further investigation. Investigations were done to see whether or not depressed people actually had lower serotonin levels, and in 1983 the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) concluded that
“There is no evidence that there is anything wrong in the serotonergic system of depressed patients.”
The serotonin theory is simply not a scientific statement. It’s a botched theory—a hypothesis that was proven incorrect. The fact that this fallacy continues to thrive is destroying the health of millions, because if you take an SSRI drug that blocks the normal reuptake of serotonin, you end up with the very physiological problem the drug is designed to treat–low serotonin levels. Which, ironically, is the state hypothesized to bring on depression in the first place.”
As believers in the Lord Jesus, we deal with depression and anxiety with the word of God and prayer and not through the Babylonian system. The Babylonian system alters the mind and can cause permanent addiction to its drugs.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“Two recent studies of critically ill children found that vitamin D deficiency is very common in sick children, and is associated with worse outcomes and extended hospital stays. Earlier studies had already linked vitamin D deficiency with worse outcomes in critically ill adults. One study showed that two out of five children admitted to the study center’s pediatric hospital ward were deficient in the vitamin (below 20 ng/ml), and had more severe illness on admission. Children admitted with life-threatening septic shock had a median vitamin D level of just 19.2 ng/ml. The authors concluded:
“We found a high rate of vitamin D deficiency in critically ill children. Given the roles of vitamin D in bone development and immunity, we recommend screening of those critically ill children with risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and implementation of effective repletion strategies.”
Vitamin D Important In Brain Development And Function This is ongoing about how important Vitamin D is to your health. Remember, Vitamin D and calcium go together for your health.
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With Death From Cardiovascular, All Causes This is the latest in study after study showing just how important is this vitamin to your health. If you have not started taking Vitamin D3 supplements, do not delay and start today.
Mother’s Vitamin D Status During Pregnancy Will Affect Her Baby’s Dental Health This is one more study in the never ending benefits of Vitamin D.
Newborn Vitamin A Reduces Infant Mortality A simple way to greatly enhance the health of a new born child.
Modern wheat a “perfect, chronic poison,” doctor says The modern wheat is not what grandma used and has been tampered with by the scientists. These madmen have no idea what they are doing and the havoc they are causing to people’s health. As man tampers with God’s food, there will be less and less we can eat and these foods are DANGEROUS to our health.
“Modern wheat is a “perfect, chronic poison,” according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world’s most popular grain.
“If three people lost eight pounds, big deal,” he said. “But we’re seeing hundreds of thousands of people losing 30, 80, 150 pounds. Diabetics become no longer diabetic; people with arthritis having dramatic relief. People losing leg swelling, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and on and on every day.”
Drinking Tap Water Disinfected With Chlorine May Harm Fetus, Study Suggests Every home with city water must have a good filter. Please obtain a good water filter now for your health
“…certain antibiotics prescribed in medicine are so harmful they probably shouldn’t be used at all. Medications such as Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin have been named in over 2,000 drug injury lawsuits.These are all fluoroquinolones, a class of fluoridated antibiotics associated with a number of serious side effects, such as potentially blinding retinal detachment, kidney failure, and permanent tendon damage. Fluoroquinolones do carry a black box warning for tendonitis, ruptured tendons, and its potentially detrimental effect on neuromuscular activity, but many patients simply do not read the warning labels before taking the drug.”
“The methanol is released from the aspartame within hours of consumption after hydrolysis of the methyl group of the dipeptide by chymotrypsin in the small intestine. Once this methyl ester bond is broken it liberates free methyl alcohol or methanol, which is commonly called wood alcohol. The problem with methanol is that it passes into your blood-brain barrier and is converted into formaldehyde, which causes the damage. You may recognize formaldehyde as embalming fluid.”
Experts declare ‘cyber war’ on cancer’s ‘social networking’ This is a fascinating article about cancer cells. It appears that cancer is more like a “living” organism than random cells.
“Cancer is a sophisticated enemy,” said article co-author Eshel Ben-Jacob, a senior investigator at Tel Aviv University. “There’s growing evidence that cancer cells use advanced communications to work together to enslave normal cells, create metastases, resist drugs and decoy the body’s immune system.”
This is the future for all who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming:
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.