CHILDREN AND PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

I am solidly for natural healing for emotional and mental healing, for children and for adults. I am ultimately against drugging little children and labeling them with a psychiatric terms.   However, I understand that we are in a society where drugs are accepted as the norm. Therefore, I am not suggesting that we bring children off drugs who have already been labeled and given medication. To do that can be very dangerous, because the side effects of the drugs are dangerous. If you are going to go the way of natural healing then it’s important to know what you are doing, to be clear about your plan and to be sure that you have a holistic professional, or an MD who is holistic and understands what he is doing in this respect.

When I speak of empowering anyone to move into holistic healing, especially to do with children, I am speaking about choice and knowledge and the understanding of what you are doing and taking responsibility for what you choose.
If you don’t know what you are doing, if you don’t understand natural healing, then you get to use medication and labels, if that is the way you choose to go. I honor the fact that you get to choose. However, as all of the articles say on my web site, “There is Always Another Way.” My efforts on this site is to educate and empower and then YOU get to decide.

There are certain people in my life who stand out as beacons of light, one of them is Dr. John Ray Christopher, the father of herbal medicine. David Christoper, Dr. Christopher’s son, also has an excellent video explaining the history of shock treatment and neuroleptic (anti psychotic) drugs. Another is Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist who is unafraid of speaking the truth about the dangers of mood altering drugs. He has a number of excellent books out. His newest book is called Medication Madness.
Perhaps the most telling book of all is Mad In America by Robert Whitaker, which chronicles the often barbaric history of psychiatric treatment.
Another is Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist who is unafraid of speaking the truth about the dangers of mood altering drugs. He has a number of excellent books out. His newest book is called Medication Madness.
Perhaps the most telling book of all is Mad In America by Robert Whitaker, which chronicles the often barbaric history of psychiatric treatment.

It is only since the turn of the century that two powerful forces joined to create a new but very devalued way of life, a new but devalued way to eat and to obtain our nutrients. We now have processed food and millions of synthetic drugs. Add to this a branch of medicine called psychiatry and you have a money making machine beyond anything the world has ever seen. Advertising adds to the problem. However, we must be the ones to take responsibility. It is up to us to understand and become aware.

As we consume devalued food, we make up for it by taking handfuls of synthetic vitamins to offset the deficiencies. As vitamin companies joined forces to ‘make us healthier and give us back the nutrients we had lost from food, drug companies became the giants of the medical industry.
The psychiatric community is one of the greatest concerns our society has.
Dr. Breggin quotes the figure of two million people in America who take psychiatric drugs annually.

Because of my own experience with the psychiatric profession, as well as the blessings of having trained at the School of Natural Healing, I am keenly aware of the dangers of prescription drugs and surgeries.

Beacons of light stand out here and there to help those who are willing and ready to awaken to the fact that most of us have been duped and lulled into a false sense of security.

Rather than blame or point fingers I have come to realize that it is each person that has to understand and take responsibility to focus upon that which helps them rather than harms.
I was as duped as anyone, so was my family. I never knew, as a young girl, that prescription drugs or medical treatment could cause me harm. I honestly believed that the medical profession was there to help, and on the whole I think that many of them believe that also, and in many ways they do help. However, the way they help is a level of help which carries a lot of risks.

We all have choice and from what I see we have many people who are not only willing to take those risks, to some degree, they also enjoy the attention and the time spent in hospital. After all we live in a fast paced world where many people get to rest when they are sick and rarely find the time to rest and be in a stillness the rest of the time. They get sick, and as difficult as that is for them, they are waited on and often taken to a first class hospital with up to date equipment and clean and comfortable beds. I am not trying to say they consciously want to be sick, but when our lifestyle lends itself to illness, and we know no other way we make the best of it. So, on that level, the doctors and nurses are of a great “help’. If the drugs and the surgeries did not carry such serious risks we would at least be able to say that there was no extra harm done.

Compare this care with having to take full responsibility for your life and health, changing your diet back to vegetables, fruit and live food, and healing yourself with herbs and natural means.

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY