(Natural News) Living with depression is so challenging that many people are drawn to the idea of a “quick fix” in the form of antidepressants. Although their efficacy is questionable at best, there are two other big reasons that many patients ultimately decide against taking them: they’re expensive and have a host of dangerous side effects. However, studies are increasingly pointing to a worthy natural alternative in the form of magnesium.
(Natural News) Antidepressants and antihistamines are among the most common types of medications people take, and they belong to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. These drugs can treat a variety of health problems, including COPD, asthma, depression, dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, overactive bladder, and the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Although they can be effective, a large new study has shown that if you take them, you might just be trading one problem for another, possibly bigger one: dementia.
(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.
(Natural News) Exposure to mercury has long been considered as harmful to humans. Multiple studies have documented the toxicity of mercury and its often irreversible effects on the human body. But did you know that dental fillings also contain mercury that can make you sick?
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ranks mercury third on its list of the most toxic elements or substances on the planet. Despite this, approximately 50 percent of a dental amalgam IS mercury. This is because mercury can bind the alloy particles that make up the rest of the filling together. It also contributes to the durability of a dental filling
(Natural News) If you’ve been feeling apathetic lately, it might not just be you — it might be your pain medication. Past research has shown that taking over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol can dull your ability to feel empathy for others’ pain. Now, a stunning second study confirms that common drugs like Tylenol are indeed altering your brain and killing your ability to feel empathy for others. The researchers even dub acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol) as a “social analgesic.”
(Natural News) Gut bacteria might hold the key to alleviating anxiety, depression, and possibly even post-traumatic stress disorder. The latest research suggests that the health of the gut exerts a considerable effect on the brain and mood of a person.
Conducted by McMaster University researchers in Ontario, Canada, the study investigated the potential influence of the gut microbiome on mental health. They found that there is a connection between gut health and how the body reacts to very anxious scenarios.
Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide.1 Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug costing $34,000 a treatment, to the tune of a 16 billion dollars in global sales by 2023. Despite their widespread use, these drugs are fraught with a battery of serious side effects, including suicidal ideation and completion — the last two things you would hope to see in a condition that already has suicidality as a co-morbidity. For this reason alone, natural, safe, and effective alternatives are needed more than ever before.