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Pain Drugs Tied to Suicidal Behavior?

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Health Warning, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Nerve pain plagues nearly 30 million Americans.[1]

It can have many causes, including diabetes, injury, multiple sclerosis, and thyroid problems. 

But in all cases, it can be excruciating. And it can make normal activities impossible.[2]

So people turn to pain-killing drugs for relief.

Until a few years ago, the first-line mainstream treatment was opioid medications. But since the opioid addiction epidemic, doctors are prescribing them less often.

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Depressed? Constipated? One Supplement Helps Both

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

People suffering from depression often complain of stomach problems. It’s bad enough to suffer dark moods. But the complication of constipation can make it even worse.

Now a new study has found that the two conditions may have the same cause…low serotonin.

The research comes from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It was led by Dr. Kara Gross Margolis. She explained that the gut “is often called the body’s ‘second brain.’” That’s because it uses many of the same neurotransmitters as the brain.

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Broccoli Compound Fights Mental Illness

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Mental Health, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream doctors have long been baffled by schizophrenia. They don’t know what causes it. And they don’t have a cure for it.

It’s one of the most common mental illnesses. About 3.5 million Americans have it. And it can be completely debilitating, causing patients to hallucinate and experience delusions.

The first-line treatment is antipsychotic drugs. Some patients are given electroconvulsive therapy.

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Stressed? Take a Nature Pill

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

More than 20 million Americans feel so stressed that they feel they have to take anti-anxiety drugs to help them get through the day.

Xanax (alprazolam) is the most common one. It’s one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos).

Although the opioid epidemic gets most of the headlines, benzos like Xanax are also highly addictive. Overdose deaths involving benzos increased more than sevenfold between 1999 and 2015.

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