Shootings, Suicide and Mental Health
(This article was updated Sunday, December 15th to include the Arapahoe High School shooting in Centennial, CO. and edited, 4/2/2014 after the SECOND Ft. Hood shooting.)
What does suicide, gun shootings and mental health all have in common? Many people who kill themselves or shoot up a school or movie theatre are under the influence of mental health or mind-altering, psychotropic drugs such as Luvox, Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, Klonopin or a plethora of them, brand name drugs or generic versions.
Diagnoses such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive, etc are SUBJECTIVE diagnoses. All symptoms lead back to life experiences, and choices that people make or not make.
Said another way; “Symptoms are the body’s way of saying that what you’re doing or not doing, isn’t working.”
I define “Affluent Malnutrition“ as the abundance of poor quality food, harmful lifestyle habits and insufficient nutrients while living in the land of abundance. Affluent Malnutrition is a widespread symptom in the standard American culture. (Affluent Malnutrition is not to be confused with the new fabricated diagnosis of “affluenza”.)
All symptoms lead back to food and lifestyle whether they are manifested physically or in the form of mood and behavior. You cannot separate the brain from the body. They are one. As a matter of fact, the brain cannot function independently of the gut yet the gut can. Therefore, when someone is feeling desperate, hopeless, anxious, stressed out or hyperactive, etc it can be traced back to a combination of food and lifestyle factors.
When it comes to Mental Health, you cannot counsel or talk someone out of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, etc when the cause is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), a negative food reaction or they have nutrient deficiencies.
You cannot counsel or drug a child out of hyperactivity or disciplinary issues when the cause is a sensitivity to artificial food additives, or they are lacking nutrients and/or aren’t getting enough sleep, etc.
You really cannot drug someone out of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse.
There is a lot of JUNK mental health science supported only by SUBJECTIVE opinions and subjective opinions of test results, misguided marketing and just plain wrong information on mental health and in healthcare in general. Both systems are broken. At the same time there is a lot of credible and reliable research demonstrating the link between food and lifestyle and “mental” and physical health.
However, the best research comes from YOU.
How do YOU feel? How do you feel when it comes to all of the individual factors in food and lifestyle? What are your symptoms? Did you know there are safe, effective and natural methods that far exceed any drug on the market?
I will teach you to listen to your symptoms and how to respond to them safely, naturally and effectively. In working with me, I help you discover your individual self-care blueprint. One-size does not fit all. Therefore, why take a one-size-fits-all mental health drug(s) that is designed and capable of only masking the symptoms while adding serious and sometimes fatal side effects?
Dr. Sigmund Freud, noted Austrian neurologist and father of psychoanalysis, was receiving financial payoffs from two pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Parke Davis, to promote cocaine as a safe and effective drug. This was the beginning of the pharmaceutical Goliath. Freud himself was addicted to cocaine for over 10 years while at the same time writing how cocaine was safe and beneficial.
My own experience with cocaine occurred when in November of 1992 I kept having nose bleeds. My sinuses were so dry and cracked that they would bleed and bleed for longer and longer periods of time. Finally, it got to the point where I had to have both nasal passages packed with a vaseline gauze soaked in a 10% cocaine solution. “It’s only 10% ” I thought. Cocaine causes the blood vessels to constrict and when used through the nose causes the lining of the sinuses to produce mucous. The mucous, along with the vaseline gauze, acts as a lubricant which helped stop the nose bleeds.
That night I awoke at about 2:30am. I felt like I had to go somewhere but didn’t know where. I sneezed so violently and six times in a row forcing the nasal packing to come out a bit. You know that throbbing feeling you get when you wrap a band-aid too tightly around your finger? Well, that was my nose, throbbing like a stuffed pig. I couldn’t get back to sleep, my heart thumping, my mind racing and no where to go at 3am. Even if it was 3PM I still wouldn’t have known where I supposed to go! I felt completely out of control of my senses but had enough sensibility to stay put.
I waited until exactly 7am to contact the Ear, Nose and Throat resident to tell him about my night of terror. He said, while laughing, “You had a reaction to the cocaine solution.” I told him that I hated feeling that way. He then said, “Can you imagine people want to feel that way?” Fortunately, I have never tried “street” cocaine. Who knows the concentration or percentage of street cocaine?!
When I was an afternoon hospital administrator I was aware of a young, late 20’s/early 30’s male patient in ICU. He had used cocaine so much that it finally wore away the membrane between his sinuses and brain, causing his brain to perforate. He died as a result.
Another case was a 16 year old boy who was “caught” and brought to the ER high on street cocaine. He couldn’t stop himself from running around the block over and over and over…
As a drugless practitioner I do not receive kickbacks, perks, financial incentives or gifts of any kind from anyone for my recommendations. I do not sell products or food. I teach you to be the boss of your own wellness so that you know what you need to do to take care of yourself, to prevent symptoms and to heal your symptoms, for you, your kids and/or your loved ones.
I spend close to an hour with each private session and up to two hours for group sessions and it usually takes me 12-16 sessions to cover all your essential food and lifestyle factors and all of the health issues of our day. It takes time to undue the damage to your body and mind and it takes time to learn how to take care of yourself. By you and I working together, WE are the future of mind and body health care.
It’s not the guns used in the Columbine, Aurora and now the second Fort Hood shooting and so many other shootings and suicides, it’s the MENTAL HEALTH DRUGS. Drugs are not a part of the solution but are most definitely the cause of many problems. However, if you are on any mental health drug, DO NOT STOP TAKING IT. You must be weaned off very slowly and closely monitored for at least six (6) months or longer. Abruptly stopping these drugs may cause you to harm yourself or others or both!
Do not mistake this writing as medical advice. It should however, inspire you to rethink your approach to your own self-care and at the very least to assume responsibility for your own health and wellness and not rely on drugs to fix your symptoms.
What drugs was Adam Lanza taking the day he took the innocent lives of 20 defenseless children and 6 adults? And more importantly, why hasn’t this information been released? Don’t focus on the guns, focus on the cause that from a very young age, Adam Lanza was drugged for typical symptoms of behavior of being nutrient deficient and having negative food reactions. One size does not fit all in food and in mental health drugs. It’s the concoction of drugs that Adam Lanza was on that pulled the trigger. Same thing with James Holmes, Eric Harris, and now many in prisons, schools and the military.
Now we need to know if and what drugs Karl Halverson Pierson was on this past Friday, December 13th, when he brought a shotgun to school, wounded one and killed himself. (As of 4/2/2014, it has been reported that Karl Halverson Pierson is an aberration in the sense that he was not on any mental health drugs, which is probably why he didn’t murder en masse. I pray for both families. I pray for transparency in the investigation.)
The cause originates from symptoms of food and lifestyle and then mistakenly “treated” with mental health drugs. Time and time again we are witnessing the broken mental health and modern healthcare systems doing more harm than good.
Affluent Malnutrition + Mental Health Drugs = Suicide, Violence and Murder
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Warm and Healthy Regards,