It seems like every week you hear a horrific story about some “maniac” picking up a weapon and murdering a group of unsuspecting people. It’s happening in movie theatres, schools, shopping malls, and everywhere where crowds of people are gathered. What’s going on? Is this just the way things are now? Why are people crazy? The answer is shocking and it’s right under your nose.
Why People are Crazy
If you go to the doctor with a mental illness, you’re told you have a “chemical imbalance” and are given prescription drugs to control the symptoms. The problem with these drugs is they do nothing to address the underlying cause of your chemical imbalance.
Here are some common causes of modern mental illness you’ll never hear about from your doctor:
- Neurotoxic Food Additives
You probably don’t think about what you eat. You go to the supermarket to pick up food and never even think to look at the ingredient list. Unless you have a food allergy or you’re watching your weight, why should you?
Because neurotoxic food additives are one of the primary reasons people are going crazy left and right.
A neurotoxin is any chemical that interferes with your natural brain chemistry. Neurotoxic food additives include aspartame, MSG, and food dyes.
Aspartame is a highly-addictive chemical sweetener made from genetically modified bacterial waste. It is commonly found in diet soda, gum, candy, and even some yogurt.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a cheap “flavor enhancer” you can find in hundreds of junk food products under dozens of different names like yeast extract and soy protein.
Food dyes like Red #40 and Yellow #5 have been linked to irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and aggressive behavior. They usually appear in breakfast cereals, candy, gum, and soda.
- Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
If you eat a diet high in processed foods like the ones mentioned above, you’re going to have vitamin deficiencies. Those food-like products not only do damage to your brain and nervous system, they also cause your digestive system to malfunction. When your digestive system doesn’t work properly, you cannot absorb effectively and this leads to nutrient deficiencies.
The most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies include vitamin D deficiency, magnesium deficiency, and omega 3 deficiency. These deficiencies lead to a variety of mental illness symptoms ranging from depression to psychosis.
Laboratory studies have proven that vitamin D plays a significant role in proper brain function. Rat who are born vitamin D deficient have severe brain abnormalities. Vitamin D deficiency has also been shown to be very prevalent in children with autism.
Magnesium is responsible for proper neurological function. Without it, symptoms like irritability, aggression, impulse control, and hyperactivity can result.
Clinical studies have shown that a deficiency in omega 3 fatty acids cause chronic brain inflammation, which leads to the symptoms of psychiatric disease.
- Chemical Pollutants in Your Home
Even if you eat a healthy, whole-food diet, you’re still being exposed to brain-altering chemicals every time you shower, put on make-up, or clean your home. The products you use every day contain dangerous neurotoxins like volatile organic compounds, petroleum distillates, fragrances, waxes, and formaldehyde. Read the labels on everything you use from your eye shadow to your carpet cleaner. You’ll be amazed at how many brain-altering chemicals you come in contact with every single day.
- Prescriptions for Mental Illness
It is a fact that 31 acts of school-related acts of violence have been committed by children or teenagers under the influence of or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs.
This is staggering.
Millions of children, teenagers, and young adults are pumped full of prescription psychiatric “medications” in an attempt to cover up symptoms caused by the factors I’ve mentioned above or by just being a teenager.
These days, everything is a mental disorder. If you care about the food you eat, you’re an orthorexic. If you look up your mystery symptoms online, you’re a cyberchondriac. If you have road rage, you have a psychiatric disorder. If you grieve the loss of a loved one, you’re nuts.
Any behavior exhibited outside the new “clinical norm” is immediately diagnosed and medicated, no questions asked. Drug companies pocket billions of dollars while unsuspecting people like you become dependent on psychiatric drugs that cause debilitating side effects, dependency, and withdrawal.
If you eat the Standard American Diet, use chemical cleaning products, and take a few prescription medications yourself, you’re probably wondering why you’re not crazy. It can’t be true if you and the people you know aren’t losing it, right? Not necessarily. How many times have you heard about a “perfectly normal guy” just up and killing himself or someone else out of the blue?
This is how these things happen. We’re trained as a society to cover up feelings of anxiety, depression, and paranoia until we’re ready to explode. A violent act isn’t the beginning sign of a mental illness; it’s a major sign that something has been building up for months, years or even decades.
It’s the last straw.
Besides, if everybody lost it as soon as they drank a soda or took their first dose of a psychiatric drug, we’d make the connection right away and avoid those things like the plague. The slow build-up is the easiest way to slowly control a population over time. Call it a conspiracy theory. All I know is what is what I’ve researched and how I’ve connected the dots. I’m not the only one.
Wake up. Do your own research. Trade your processed food for whole food. Give up your synthetic cleaning products and cosmetics and use natural alternatives. Seek the care of an open-minded physician who can help you wean off of psychiatric drugs. (Never stop cold turkey). You just might find yourself experiencing a level of health you’ve never been permitted to enjoy.
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If you’ve been eating the Standard American Diet of fast food, boxed food, canned food, convenience meals, and instant anything for most of your life, your entire body chemistry has been altered. I’m always telling people to kick the junk food habit but I know it’s much easier said than done. Even though I preach about waking up and kicking it out of your life for good, it’s not very healthy to go cold turkey.
Junk Food is a Drug
Quitting any type of drug cold turkey can be very damaging for your health. This includes cigarettes, alcohol, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, caffeine, and junk food. For years or even decades, your brain chemistry has been used to one set or sets of chemicals to function and get through the day.
Right now, if you eat the Standard American Diet, you’re literally hooked on a drug. Heavily processed food is loaded with neurotoxins, carcinogens, mutagens, endocrine disruptors, and excitotoxins that alter the way your brain functions and the way your body feels.
Food additives like monosodium glutamate and high fructose corn syrup interfere with your leptin levels; hormones responsible for letting you know when you’re full. When you stop eating foods containing them, you go through withdrawal and become agitated, shaky, and anxious because your blood sugar is all out of whack and your body thinks you’re starving.
Don’t Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey
Since junk food is a drug, giving it up cold turkey will most certainly cause you withdrawal symptoms. Food additives like MSG, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, food dyes, etc. are all designed to be addictive and physically painful to stop eating.
Food manufacturers have designed these food-like products this way to continue selling their product. When you quit junk food cold turkey, you’ll likely experience fatigue, headache, nausea, irritability, anxiety, shakiness, and extreme food cravings.
Not only will this withdrawal make you feel terrible, it will make you feel as if there is no way you can cut junk food out of your diet. Within a day or two you’ll “cave”, binge out on an entire cake, and feel horribly guilty afterward.
This is no way to quit eating junk food. It’s like torture.
Quit Junk Food the Right Way
Getting rid of the junk food in your diet is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health. To do it the right way, start slowly. Cut one or two processed foods out of your diet each week, trading them in for healthier alternatives. For every snack cake you get rid of, eat an apple. For every instant soup you stop eating, prepare a fresh soup from scratch at home.
When you live a lifetime eating food-like products instead of actual food, you’ll have a lot of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. One of the primary deficiencies will be healthy fat. The reason you’re hungry all the time and can’t stop craving junk food is because of the taste. Many salty, savory-flavored snacks mimic that flavor of meat and fat; foods your body naturally craves.
To cut down on junk food withdrawal symptoms, get plenty of healthy saturated fat in your diet. Start eating organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, and walnuts regularly. Despite what you’ve heard, saturated fat is good for your health. It’s the trans fats in processed foods you should be avoiding.
Anyone who eats more junk food than whole food is likely to have a severe magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a vital mineral that is responsible for proper neurological function. A magnesium deficiency often causes anxiety, irritability, muscle twitching, and insomnia. A chelated magnesium supplement can help ease these feelings and prevent junk food withdrawal symptoms.
Just because you’re giving up junk food doesn’t mean you can’t ever snack again. Start reading the food labels on all the foods you usually buy. When you see how many foreign-sounding and unpronounceable ingredients are in your food, you’ll understand why putting them into your body could harm your health.
There are healthier alternatives to the bagged and boxed snacks you like in the health food aisle. Potato chips, protein bars, chocolate, candy, and soda found in the natural and organic aisle are made with far less ingredients and the ingredients they do use are much healthier.
While your body detoxifies from all of that junk food, you’ll likely experience a withdrawal symptom here and there. You might feel more tired than usual and a bit cranky. Drink plenty of pure filtered water and de-caffeinated tea to help flush your system of synthetic chemicals. Spend quiet time reading, meditating, and sleeping. Your body is doing a lot of repair work and that kind of thing takes time.
Don’t quit junk food cold turkey. I know what I’ve said in past posts and while some people have done it and been successful, the withdrawal symptoms are no fun and can be harmful to your health. Just being aware of the difference between food and food-like products is a huge step in the right direction. Go slow and go easy on yourself. You’ll get there. One step at a time.
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- “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin
- “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates
- “The greatest wealth is health.” – Unknown
- “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” – Unknown
- “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.” – Common Sense
- “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings
- “From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.” ~ Catalan Proverb
- “Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention…” – Anonymous
- “The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.” – Robert C. Peale
- “Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food.. stay away from these.” – Michael Pollan
- “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” – Plato
- “He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” – Chinese Proverb
- “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” – Thomas Jefferson
- “The groundwork of all happiness is health.” – James Leigh Hunt
- “A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” – Francis Bacon
- “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” – Louis Pasteur
- “I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.” – Tom Stoppard
- “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.”- Margaret Mead
- “Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew Carey
- “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” – Maimonides
- “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” – Norman Cousins
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When your skin is sensitive to everything, daily living can be a challenge. I get a kiss on the cheek and I break out. It’s terrible. Can you relate? The good news is you can ease skin sensitivity naturally if you follow these steps.
What Causes Skin Sensitivity?
- Fair Skin
I’m so pale I make a sheet of paper jealous. Sometimes, it’s in your genes. Fair-skinned people have thinner skin, making it more sensitive to chemicals, the sun, and even touch.