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"With his wife gone and his own mind so clouded, Patrick had lost track of his medication, putting him into a potentially life-threatening state of combined toxicity and withdrawal. After a brief few minutes, I arranged for him to be seen without delay at a nearby hospital emergency room. I wanted the ER to be looking for him when he arrived. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, I asked the family to drive him the short distance to the hospital. The doctors in the ER took a quick look at Patrick and admitted him to the detoxification unit."
- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"He was no longer taking any medication but had only the most vague recollection of his initial visit to my office. His brain had been so chemically disrupted by the multiple drugs that it had been unable to store memories for that period of time, and he could remember nothing of the office itself or anything we talked about. Probably due in large part to the more lasting memory dysfunction caused by large doses of Xanax, his memory remained full of holes for the past two years but he was now sufficiently recovered to begin to piece together some of what had happened."

- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"In reality, Patrick hadn't been psychiatrically impaired: he had been intoxicated and spellbound by medication. At the time he was declared disabled, his doctor was prescribing him Xanax, Lamictal, Effexor, and Celexa, as well as the stimulant Provigil to help keep him awake. As I've already observed, the dose of Celexa by itself would have been enough to disable most people. How did Patrick Cunningham become so spellbound and toxic?"

- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, or Abilify. The following day Andy's therapist contacted the family. The boy had spoken about wanting to join his deceased grandfather and friend but he voiced no plan. The psychologist was worried but foresaw no imminent danger. Andy's psychiatrist at the clinic, the place where his treatment had begun, finally saw the boy for the first time. This is the doctor who had originally recommended the doubling of Andy's Zoloft before she ever met him. Now she seemed to make a decision—to reduce and then stop Andy's Zoloft."

- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"The only medications he is on are Xanax (an antianxiety medication) and an antihistamine for reflux and to somewhat dry up the mucus that he constantly struggles to clear. Beyond these therapies and medications, at present there is not much more that medical science can do for him. Frieden provided chiropractic care to Jake but also counseled Jake's parents about nutritional options, for instance, suggesting they replace the brand-name liquid meal they were giving Jake with options containing less sugar, which might help the condition of Jake's teeth and generally improve his health."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"A young girl with lupus, which has no cure and can be controlled only partially by using drugs that have numerous side effects, is conditioned to take her medication while smelling roses and tasting cod-liver oil. Ovet time, as the conditioning is strengthened, her medications are reduced. Finally, after several years, she is able to stop taking her medications entirely, but she receives all the benefits of those drugs simply by being exposed to the scent of roses or the taste of cod-liver oil."

- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"He adds, however, that in some cases avoiding medication isn't possible. Still, doesn't it make sense to explore alternatives to drugs before giving them to our kids? As with so many chemicals, we haven't yet done enough research to understand what impact these medications are having. I wish that as a culture, we'd pay more attention to the big picture. We're always looking for the quick fix, the instant-gratification answer to complex problems that require a lot more attention than we're willing to give."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"This makes it a convenient medication for people suffering from the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Possible Side Effects The drug's more common side effects include water retention, confusion, sleep disturbances, ulcers, and anemia."
- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"But it's hard to take enough of this medication to ease inflammation without causing too many side effects. Olsalazine solves this problem by combining two 5-aminosalicylic acid molecules. (When combined, molecules of 5-aminosalicylic acid don't cause the problems they do when they're free and single.) Inside the large intestines, bacteria split the two molecules, so they can get to work. This action makes olsalazine useful in preventing flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. Possible Side Effects The drug's more common side effects include abdominal pain and diarrhea."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"Although it's not completely clear how these drugs work, metformin appears to: • Help clear blood sugar (glucose) from the blood • Slow the production of new glucose in the liver • Reduce the absorption of glucose from the gastrointestinal tract It's very common for physicians to give patients two different drugs to combat diabetes, and metformin may be combined with the medication rosiglitazone. Rosiglitazone combats diabetes in several ways, chief of which is to reduce insulin resistance."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"It's not typically a first-choice medication, for there are newer, less toxic drugs available, so it's generally reserved for bacterial strains that are resistant to other drugs. Possible Side Effects The drug's side effects include potentially significant damage to the ears and kidneys."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"Stimulant weight-loss medication also damages leptin function. This can be seen in the weight gain that occurs when such drugs are discontinued. We live in a quick-fix, chemically tainted world that is a major challenge to healthy leptin function. Relevant to this chapter is the reckless use of brain poisons in our children. Atypical antipsychotic medications, like Zy-prexa, are now in widespread off-label use on children, even though they have never been approved for any person under the age of eighteen! These medications are known to induce insulin resistance, weight gain, and diabetes."
- Byron J. Richards, The Leptin Diet: How Fit Is Your Fat? (Get the book.)

"Angina patients are usually prescribed powerful medication for this condition, and they should continue taking that medication. Although the evidence available today supports the likelihood that green tea polyphenols can help prevent or modulate the severity of developing angina, extracts of green tea polyphenols are not a substitute for medication when angina has developed."
- Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews, The Green Tea Book (Get the book.)

"One of the groups was then given a sham version of a new medication (without knowing it was sham); the other received the real treatment. Because of randomization, it was supposed that placebo effects—suggestive effects—would operate in both groups at approximately the same level. Any difference in responses to the medication seen between the two groups was supposed to reveal how effective the medicine in question really was.69 And this was, for some time, where matters rested."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Stanley Burroughs recommended that people on medications wean themselves off them over 3 to 4 days, then possibly go back on their medication, though at a reduced dosage. You will want to check this out with your doctor, in advance, to determine how best to deal with your medications after a cleanse. Stanley gives special instructions for insulin-dependent diabetics in his book Healing for the Age of Enlightenment. People with transplants or those taking immune-suppressant drugs cannot do the Master Cleanse, as detailed earlier in this chapter."
- Tom Woloshyn, The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of The Lemonade Diet (Get the book.)

"Anticholinergics are the other type of medication that can be taken when asthma flares up. They work by helping the bronchial muscles to relax, but they take longer to act than the beta-agonists. Therefore, they are often taken in conjunction with the beta-agonists. Side effects from anticholinergics taken by themselves are generally relatively mild, such as dry mouth. One of the most commonly used brands is Atrovent."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"As always, talk to your doctor before you begin any nu-traceutical program, especially if you are taking any type of medication. BETA-CELL HEALTH Beta cells reside in the pancreas, where their primary function is to secrete insulin in response to glucose in the bloodstream. In type 2 diabetes, beta cells are dysfunctional. The following supplements have shown promise for supporting beta-cell health. CofTee Berries Your morning cup of coffee started out as a bright red fruit (berry). The coffee berry is rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients known as polyphenols."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Georgia, a forty-nine-year-old marketing manager with type 2 diabetes, noticed that she was having an increasingly hard time keeping her glucose levels in a healthy range with diet and her oral medication. The trouble all began, she said, when she took on a major project at work that required her to take work home with her every night. "The stress was getting to me," she says, "and it was most evident in my blood sugar levels. Even though my eating habits hadn't changed—I'm very careful about my diet—my postmeal blood sugar levels were too high."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"The contents and context of prayer were treated casually, as if prayer were no different than some new medication. The Benson study also framed its intention as a "negative"—asking that the patients heal with "no complications"—which counters the most basic folklore about prayer and affirmations, which stipulates that they should always be framed as a positive statement. Ordinarily, says Schlitz, people have a meaningful relationship with the person they are praying for."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"There was no information about who was taking blood pressure medication, so it was unclear whether prayer or medicine had done the healing. There were no controls for mental attitude during the study. A high number of patients with a positive oudook may have landed in the treatment group. Sometimes a placebo effect, an expectation of healing, can be a large factor in positive results."

- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"I've had people come to me on medication who wanted to go off of it. It turned out that they were hypoglycemic. "You can replace antidepressants with amino acids, minerals and cofactors, vitamins for amino acid metabolism," Dr. Cass says. "When depressed patients come to see me who are also hypoglycemic, I put them on a hypoglycemic diet, which is approximately six small meals a day. Also, I have them take chromium for balancing their blood sugar levels. I also give them magnesium, glutamine and tyrosine. Tyrosine is an excellent natural antidepressant."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Manufacturers of antidepressants will now have 30 days to submit their revised product labels and revised medication Guides to FDA for review. BMJ apologizes to Eli Lilly over Prozac Medical journal retracts allegations made about the drugmaker's disclosure of important Prozac info. January 27,2005 http://money.crm.com/2005/01/27/news/midcaps/bmj_prozac/index."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"With the help of a medical intervention in which doctors managed to lower his fever and give his immune system a boost through medication, Jett pulled through and slowly recovered. He now lives with allergies. Preston believes his exposure to the residues and the gases coming off the professionally cleaned carpets caused his reaction. Today Preston is an advocate for chemical-free homes and a staunch supporter of programs that promote a chemical-free world, such as Healthy Children Healthy World (www.healthychild.org)."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"Noah has never had any medication to date. Teething was handled with Hyland's Teething Tablets or chamomile tea at night, not Tylenol! The only dairy he has ever had is organic yogurt, frozen yogurt, or kefir. Another lifesaver is making baby food. Our household has a veggie mix, which is a great way to add many fruits and vegetables into every meal. Actually making up different recipes ' for Noah sparked interest for my husband and me to try some ourselves. Now the entire family makes a conscious effort to have at least seven fruits/veggies a day. Noah never had cradle cap or eczema."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"In almost all cases, medication was able to be withdrawn or drastically reduced. There was a significant decrease in asthma symptoms. Twenty-four patients (69 percent) fulfilled the treatment. Of these, 71 percent reported improvement at four months and 92 percent at one year.18 Osteoporosis is significantly higher in meat eaters or even women who drink three or more glasses of milk per day. Research suggests that the higher amounts of protein create an acidity that forces the bones to give up calcium to neutralize the acidity."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"They said that Kyle did not suffer from any of the autism-spectrum disorders, and had only mild features of ADHD, which were so minor that he required no medication, nor any other treatment. They noted that he had a normal IQ, with areas of elevated intelligence, including a skill for reading. They did say, though, that he should probably be working harder at math. For closure, Eric and Elizabeth took Kyle to the neuropsychologist who'd once said that it would take a miracle for him to be normal. "It's a miracle," she said. Eric resisted the urge to comment."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"She thought Matthew should be evaluated by a doctor, who would, she believed, place him on the proper ADHD medication. "But at home he's good," Larry protested. The counselor demurred. It was not a matter of Matthew being a "good boy," or a "bad boy." It was just that his behaviorwas bad: not conducive to a healthy educational environment for the school community. The counselor looked over her glasses at them, and told them very patiently that ADHD was a complex neurological issue. There were two fundamental types of ADHD, she said. To simplify: the "AD" type, and the "HD" type."

- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"But it was the initial boost he got from medication that made the deeper healing possible. It helped the boy see that sacrifice held the promise of better days. And it helped his family to endure their own sacrifices. You can never forget about the family. When one member suffers, everyone suffers, and sometimes a family's love can wither. That can not be allowed to happen-because it's the love of the whole family that lights the way for the one who hurts most."

- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"If you take any kind of heart-stimulating medication, including but not limited to digitalis or beta-blockers, your medication requirements will likely decrease as CoQIO naturally improves your heart function. Please work with your physician to adjust the dosage of the medication. Alpha-Lipoic Acid Another vitamin-like substance, alpha-lipoic acid, serves multiple functions in the energy-generating Krebs cycle."
- Jack Challem, Feed Your Genes Right: Eat to Turn Off Disease-Causing Genes and Slow Down Aging (Get the book.)

"Ask your physician about Metformin, a glucose-lowering medication. Aim to reach or improve these CoQIO blood levels when the following medical conditions are present: 2.0-2.5 ug/ml High blood pressure, mitral valve prolapse (MVP), arrhythmia, diabetes, or periodontal disease 2.5-3.5 ug /ml Mild to moderate heart failure, chronic fatigue syndrome, or angina >3."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

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