According to recent research published in the British Medical Journal, the use of antidepressants during pregnancy might double the risk of autism in the child.
Stockholm researchers compared data on 4,429 cases of autism spectrum disorders, using more than 40,000 control studies. The results showed that women using any kind of antidepressant while pregnant were about twice as likely to have a child that would test on the autism spectrum.
This isn’t the first study to link antidepressants with autism spectrum disorders. The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA, also found a two-fold increased risk of autism with SSRI use while pregnant, with the most notable effects occurring after first-term usage of SSRIs.
But autism is just the half of it. Health problems linked to the use of SSRIs and other antidepressants during pregnancy include:
- Septal heart defects
- Skull malformations
- Neural tube defects
- Abdominal defects
- Spina bifida
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN)
According to many doctors, these results are not surprising.
Serotonin is a crucial neurotransmitter. It is the first neurotransmitter expressed in the developing embryo, plays a crucial role in brain formation. SRIs and antidepressants are believed to exert their effects by blocking the reuptake of serotonin into neurons—the basic cell of the brain. For a developing baby, this blockade is occurring throughout the body (including the brain) and throughout pregnancy development.
The Crazy Amount Of Sugar Hiding In Random Foods
How much sugar is really in your food? Sure there’s a lot of sugar in Coke, but baked beans?? Also, “healthy” cereal has more sugar than Fruit Loops.
homemade bone broth every. single. day. 1 cup (MANY nutrients needed for detox, plus minerals)
homemade milk kefir every. single. day. 1 cup (gradually work up) (B vits, enzymes, most probiotics in proper ph)
homemade kombucha every. single. day. 1 cup (start with an ounce, increase by 1 ounce a week.) (displaces and replaces candida albicans in the gut, only if no mercury/amalgam fillings/toxicity issues, nor nursing)
green smoothie every. single. day. day 2 cups (any frozen fruit plus any dark leafy greens, rotate produce)
liver one ounce, only three times a week. (B-vits essential for detox)
lentils or beans, 1 cup per day. (folate, molybdenum)
coconut oil 1 Tbls every. single. day. (medium chain fatty acids, kills candida in the large intestine)
fermented CLO, every. single day. (most expensive item) (vit A, D, K, EFAs)
Bubbies sauerkraut 1 Tbls. every. single. day. (or other raw, fermented food) (probiotics)
Brazil nuts 1 ONLY, every. single. day. (selenium)
Celtic Sea Salt a pinch in every glass of water, broth. (microminerals)
Lemon juice , fresh squeezed, 1 tsp. in every glass of water or smoothie. (alkalizing to body ph, paradoxically)
Raw local honey, 1 Tbls at bedtime. (helps bifidum bacteria to grow in the gut)
Egg yolk , 1 per day. (nutrients help to detox)
Nettles infusion, 1 or 2 cups per day. (many vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients)
Additionally, avoiding wheat/gluten, pasteurized dairy, GMO-corn and GMO-soy are huge for healing an inflamed or “leaky gut”. None of this has to be done perfectly, in any special order, nor started all at once. These foods can be gradually added to a regular diet to enhance our health naturally and nutritionally.
Epsom salt baths, 1 cup in a tub of water 3x/week for 20 minutes.
Total cost about $4 per day.
The other four ingredients to avoid as much as possible are artificial colors, preservatives, HFCS and MSG.
And avoid anti-microbial products in the home.
Those simple ideas could help more people than all those other diets put together, in my opinion, because they are practical.
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In the US, virtually all genetically engineered Bt corn crops are treated with neonicotinoids.
More and more scientists are pointing to neonicotinoids, as being the likely suspect in colony collapse. These insecticides are sprayed on seeds and are highly toxic to bees because they are systemic, water soluble, and pervasive. The pesticide is taken up through the plant’s vascular system, where it’s expressed in the pollen and nectar that the bees collect. It also gets into the soil and groundwater. Neonicotinoids have become the fastest growing insecticides in the world. The disappearance of bee colonies began accelerating in the US shortly after the EPA allowed these new insecticides on the makret in the mid-2000s. In the US, virtually all genetically engineered Bt corn crops are treated with neonicotinoids.
Read more here from Dr. Joseph Mercola
In my humble opinion, Vit-D is the most misunderstood, but over-recommended supplement on the Planet. What is worth noting is that it is, in fact, a Hormone — not a Vitamin, and it is also the FIRST hormone to exist on Planet Earth. Hmmmm. So it’s been around for hundreds of millions of years, we as a species have co-existed with this Hormone for at least 6 million years, and NOW, all of a sudden in the last decade, it has become a crisis of Biblical proportions. Forgive me, but I’m not buying it. Why? Because very few practitioners have taken the time to fully understand exactly HOW this Hormone works or is metabolized in the Human Body.
OK, so let me start with a riddle… We all know that there is a layer of Cholesterol under our skin that when activated by the Sun gets converted into Hormone-D… right? Well, here’s the riddle: How is it that as Americans we have the HIGHEST levels of Cholesterol, and at the same time also have the LOWEST levels of Vit-D on this Planet?!?… Doesn’t make sense, does it? Actually it makes perfect sense, let me explain… (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with exposure to Sun.)
New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs Toxic to Mammalian Blood.
Dr. Mezzomo and his team from the Department of Genetics and Morphology at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia recently performed and published a study done involving testing Bacillus thuringensis toxin (Bt toxin) on Swiss albino mice. This toxin is the same one built into Monsanto’s GMO Bt crops such as corn and soy as a biopesticide.
Read more here
Even if you don’t give two figs about the welfare of animals, if you care about civil liberties and free expression, this is outrageous stuff.
Sensory Deprivation Tanks (Vice Documentary)
The best way to eliminate all sensory input is to step inside a sensory deprivation tank. In part 1, we talk to Joe Rogan about what happens to the mind, body, and spirit while inside the tank.
An influential group of cancer experts has warned that the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for cancer drugs are effectively condemning patients to death.
Biotech lies exposed: Genetically-modified corn contains practically no nutrients but is loaded with chemical poisons →
A breakthrough report on the nutritional density of genetically-modified (GM) corn crops demolishes all existing claims that GMOs are “substantially equivalent” to non-GMOs. Entitled 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, the paper reveals not only that GMO corn is greatly lacking in vitamins and minerals compared to non-GMO corn, but also that it is highly toxic and filled with deadly crop chemicals like glyphosate (Roundup).
Europe BANS Food Dyes due to ADHD & Cancer Links
Interestingly, five of the allowed colors in the USA were linked to ADHD, Cancer and other health conditions in Europe. The link was made in a study done by Southampton University, which found these dyes to cause elementary school aged children to become distracted, failing computer attention tests.
In the USA, the five commonly used synthetic dyes are:
Tartrazine (also known as E number E102, C.I. 19140, or FD&C Yellow 5).
As details emerge about the Texas fertilizer plant that was the site of Wednesday’s fatal explosion and fire, a few tidbits can be gleaned from a 2007 lawsuit that the plant’s owners filed against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co.
The suit, filed as a potential class action in U.S. District Court for the western district of Texas, claimed that Monsanto had artificially inflated prices for its herbicide Roundup through anti-competitive actions. The suit did not relate to storing fertilizer, believed to be at the root of Wednesday’s blast.
Kristina Marie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor (glioblastoma, grade 2) when she was twenty-three years old and was given five years to live. She refused chemotherapy and has been using hemp oil as a form of treatment for almost a year.
According to her MRI scans, her brain tumor is getting smaller and smaller. Here they are: