If you read the drug information included with any medication a doctor prescribes for you, there is usually a long list of possible side effects, including some that make you wonder if taking the medication is worth the risk. In recent years, anti-depressants have come under attack for their overuse for various disorders and associated risks in various groups. Jason Hartman interviews psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin about how pharmaceutical companies have promoted that depression and anxiety attacks and many other mental disorders and illnesses are based on chemical imbalances and that this pill or that pill will take care of the problem.
Dr. Breggin talks about how our own internal resources for overcoming challenges are discarded in exchange for a pill. He expresses that happiness and optimism are key elements in successfully facing life’s difficulties, but in this day and age, apathy from being over medicated is setting in and restricting people’s ability to manage their own emotions. Studies have shown that anti-depressants have long-term risks. Dr. Breggin claims drugs given for bi-polar disorder are nothing more than a scam. He goes on to explain that the way the drugs are supposed to work actually creates a chemical imbalance that the brain does not like, leading to unnatural changes, basically causing damage to the brain. Dr. Breggin’s focus is teaching people the high risks of medications that alter the brain’s natural functions, and helping people to learn to take control of their own mind to overcome depression, panic attacks and other mental disorders. He points out that the brain is so complex that it even has a blood/brain barrier that is supposed to keep out things that can alter the psyche of the brain, meaning psychiatric drugs have to be tailored to sneak past it.
Peter R. Breggin M.D. conducts a private practice of psychiatry in Ithaca , New York , where he treats adults, couples, and families with children. He also does consultations in the field of clinical psychopharmacology and often acts as a medical expert in criminal, malpractice and product liability suits. Before moving to Ithaca in November 2002, he was in practice for nearly thirty-five years in Washington , DC and Bethesda , Maryland . He has written dozens of scientific articles and many professional books, including Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime (2008), and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Breggin’s work has led to significant changes within the profession. The FDA’s recent recognition of numerous adverse reactions caused by the newer antidepressants — including suicidality in children and young adults, and a stimulant profile involving agitation, akathisia, hostility, aggression, and mania — closely follows observations made and publicized by Dr. Breggin over the past ten years.
In 2010 Dr. Breggin and his wife Ginger formed a new organization that continues their emphasis on bringing professional and laypersons together to share their concerns about the hazards of contemporary biological psychiatry while promoting more caring and empathic approaches to personal conflict and suffering. The new organization will sponsor an annual meeting each April in Syracuse, New York (empathictherapy.org).
Dr. Breggin’s two most recent books are Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex (2008) and Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mind-Altering Drugs (July 2008).
Mrs. Brannon holds degrees in both Nursing and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She brings with her almost 20 years of leadership experience in hospital administration and healthcare sector marketing. With a long history of project management, Mrs. Brannon has procured and directed specialized teams to execute construction and implementation of highly complex technologies to advance tertiary and quaternary care hospitals’ market share. As an entrepreneur, she is passionate about creating scientifically supported products that are not only widely accessible to consumers, but ones that can enhance the enjoyment of life in today’s uniquely complex world. Mrs. Brannon looks forward to creating jobs and fostering the fledgling tech industry in her native South Florida community.
[2:50] What Nervana is
[4:45] Fernando's experience with Nervana and if it's in line with what everyone else will get out of it
[6:40] How the Nervana experience triggers your body with signals
[10:55] The ability to control the current entering your body, and if that's the target of the device
[14:35] If Nervana has any known side effects
[16:55] How Ami uses Nervana, and it's not how you'd think
[18:50] How Nervana factors into biohacking
[22:50] How much Nervana costs
Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Bill Osmunson, a leading dentist in the fight against fluoridation, about the many questions and fallacies surrounding the use of fluoride in fighting tooth decay. After water districts began questioning him about the safety of fluoridating water, Bill started researching the effects of fluoride. His findings changed his mind quickly about its safety.
Among the many dangers associated with fluoridation, one of the worst things happening is what it does to the brain. Studies have shown that areas with heavier fluoridation, there is a tripling in the number of mentally handicapped individuals, with a significant IQ drop of 6 – 8 points. Fluoride also creates apathy in children and adults and has been used for many years to calm down hyperactive or ADD/ADHD children. Other results of Bill’s research showed that the U.S.’s rate slowing down tooth decay has been the same as other countries that have promoted better and proper care of teeth, but who do not fluoridate the water. Bill says as a topical treatment, it may help to a small degree, but it definitely does not help to ingest it. Unfortunately, two different branches of the government disagree on whether fluoride should be swallowed or not. Warning labels on toothpaste recommend only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to be used and warn to not swallow. Bill says the recommendations for limiting a person’s exposure to fluoride is to basically not drink tap water, but that it is nearly impossible to get away from it because it also leaches into the skin through showers and handwashing.
Jason and Bill also touch on the subject regarding the safety of mercury fillings. Bill said a mercury filling in the mouth is a trillion times more concentrated than what is found in rivers. Due to leaching of the mercury within the mouth, decay is found more than 80 percent of the time underneath a mercury filling. During brushing, cleaning, eating, and drinking hot liquids, the mercury is constantly coming off, causing mercury vapor, which is harmful as well. And like fluoride, mercury goes to the brain and into the blood stream. In Alzheimer’s patients, one of the things doctors look for in the brain is the level of mercury.
Dr. Bill Osmunson has been a dentist for 34 years, with a Masters Degree in Public Health. For the first 25 years of his practicing career, he promoted fluoridation. Following his research into the hazards, he is now involved in the fight against fluoridation of water. He produced a YouTube video talking about the issues surrounding the use of fluoride.
Jason and Louise Kuo Habakus discuss the human right to vaccination choice, the ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates, and what parents should do regarding vaccinating their children. Louise Kuo Habakus, M.A. and Mary Holland, J.D. co-edited the “Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children.” The book features more than 20 experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, and is a call for reform. According to the research, nearly all Americans receive vaccines. “The federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends 70 doses of sixteen different vaccines between birth and age eighteen, and all fifty states mandate between 30 and 45 doses of vaccines for admission to day care and school.” Public health officials tell us that vaccines are safe and effective, but there is far more to the story. Louise and Mary introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the vaccine controversy, building the case that it’s your right – not the government’s – to decide whether to vaccinate yourself or your children.
Louise Kuo Habakus is the director and co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights. She was a managing director for Putnam Investments, a corporate vice president for Prudential Financial, and a consultant with Bain & Company. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where she also received a graduate degree in international policy studies. In her advocacy work, she lectures and writes frequently and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and the New York Times.