Special Investigative Report: L-tryptophan, Lactic Acid, Prozac and Naturally Treating Depression

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is found in many foods. It cannot be produced by the body itself, so it must be gained through a healthy diet, or through supplementation. It is the compound inside turkey that causes drowsiness, and turkey is the greatest natural source for it. L-tryptophan was a very common dietary supplement before being blocked for a year by the F.D.A. in 1989. It is used as a natural and holistic treatment for depression, and as a sleep aid.

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Quick Tip: How To Eliminate A Sore Throat

Whether people are suffering with the common cold or bronchitis, a sore throat is often one of the first symptoms. There are very few useful pharmaceutical options, so even doctors frequently recommend home remedies. We have found a cure for some cases of sore throat. It can dramatically reduce pain in a matter of minutes.

Mix one teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper with one teaspoon of sea salt, in an 8 ounce glass. Fill with water and mix well. Gargle with this formula, and then refrigerate it. You should re-use it whenever the throat becomes painful again. It does not need to be warmed. It will break-up the bacterial coating in the throat, so expect to be profusely spitting for a few minutes afterward. Discard it after a day, and remake it as necessary.

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Quick Tip: How To Remedy Food Poisoning

Those who eat at restaurants on a regular basis are certain to occasionally experience food poisoning. The symptoms can appear within three to four hours. They include diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and fever. The symptoms can be violently extreme. An individual will typically suffer with food poisoning for 24 to 36 grueling hours. Most of the so-called "stomach bugs" are actually minor cases of food poisoning, but they are rarely recognized as such. Food poisoning is a much more common problem than most people realize.

Staphylococcus aureus is a very common food poisoning bacteria. It is killed by normal cooking, but it is frequently found in hand-made products that are left at room temperature for a long time, such as potato salad or sandwich spread. Salmonella is the most infamous food poisoning agent, but it is easily destroyed in temperatures above 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The presence of listeria in meats has resulted in a large number of meat recalls. It breeds in the unhygienic conditions of factory farms. It causes flu-like symptoms, and it has the unusual trait of becoming contagious in an infected individual. It can be deadly to children and people who have weakened immune systems. Botulism toxins are caused by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Botulism poisoning is rare. It is only responsible for 1 in 400 cases of food poisoning, but it is more likely to result in death. Cl. botulinum can exist as a heat-resistant spore, and may grow to produce a neurotoxin in under-cooked, home-canned foods. Incredibly, botulinum poison therapy ("Botox") is an approved medical therapy, which is used to temporarily hide wrinkles through its central nervous system toxicant effect, which paralyzes patients' faces like venomous snake bites. Without surprise, it is widely being tested as a treatment for neurological disorders too.

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Why Pets Are Good For You

Pets have been given a bad reputation in recent years, especially in connection with health. Furry friends have been demonized for causing asthma and breathing difficulties, whilst reptiles were labeled as unsanitary. However, studies repeatedly show that the benefits of pets often outweigh the risks. It is similar to the manner in which plants have been recommended against, due to the pollen that they produce. Plants have health benefits of their own, both by cleaning the air, and by reducing stress. Here are some of the ways that pets may improve our health.

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Making Meat Toxic with Industrial Additives

The many benefits of eating meat are negated when its nutritional value has been corrupted by the chemical industry. Contrary to what is being widely taught, natural beef is not unhealthy, nor is it full of fat. However, when cows are factory-farmed in concrete sheds, in the most repulsive conditions, and they are barely kept alive with pharmaceuticals; then the resultant meat is fatty and unhealthy.

The fat content of beef sold in regular U.S. retailers is 4 to 5 times higher than beef that was sold during the 1950's. It was common for U.S. beef in the 1950's to have as little as 2% fat, but now the fat content is so high in factory-farmed beef that the U.S.D.A. allows ground beef to be up to 30% fat and 15% pink sludge (described later). That means that ground beef in the U.S. is sometimes only 55% real meat.

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Why You Should Avoid All HONcode Certified Websites

Beware Of This Image

Increasingly, we have noticed the use of this image (right) on health sites, so we investigated its merits.  HONcode (Health on the Net) certification has a list of "principles" that sites must supposedly adhere to, if they wish to bear this logo.

The first principle is that authors must be qualified medical professionals, because 'unqualified' people should be clearly identified as such.  The purpose is to diminish the credibility of anyone who is not licensed by the medical hierarchy, and to publicly label all potential competitors as unqualified.

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Licensed To Kill: Andrew Witty Stars In Pharmakeia Royale

The name's Witty: Andrew Witty, and he'll be having his martini shaken, not stirred.

GlaxoSmithKline has begun settling lawsuits, because their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks.  This minor complication would be resolved in a criminal court if any of us mere mortals gave people drugs that killed, but GlaxoSmithKline has its license to kill.  They call it F.D.A. approval.  It's somewhat coincidental that their cancer drugs cause diabetes, and the diabetes drugs cause heart disease.  All of which supposedly require more of their expensive drugs.

The F.D.A. recommended that Avandia be removed from the market after it caused a "substantial excess number" of heart attacks and heart failures.  How many heart attacks are acceptable?  How many have to die before their deaths are counted as an excess?  How many deaths before their license to kill is revoked?

Reuters reported that Avandia is no longer a big product for GlaxoSmithKline, as the patent on the drug will run out in just two years.  It is convenient that the public is notified of the danger only as the patent expires.

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Autism and Vaccinations: Will Your Pediatrician Tell the Truth?

The controversy surrounding the connection between soaring autism rates and vaccinations continues to escalate.  Pediatricians assure parents that most vaccines are safe, but is their word good enough to ease your fears?  The research community says there are no conclusive scientific studies which prove that vaccinations cause autism.  Opponents of vaccinations also make a valid point, which is that there have never been any long term, double blind studies for any vaccine ever to prove that they are not responsible for the development of autism in children.  The vaccine testing, therefore, is on the general population.

Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your child’s brain?  An analytical thinker will realize that something is causing autism and it is not just the drinking water.  Decades ago, the autism rate was about 1 in 10,000.  These days, the autism rate is more than 1 in 100.  The interesting thing is that since the number of recommended vaccine injections has increased, so has the rate of autism.

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How Monsanto Prevents Companies From Being Honest About rBGH Milk

There has been massive controversy over rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone), and the arguments have not been limited to the safety implications surrounding this artificially produced hormone. Involved corporations and corrupt regulators have worked to stop us from knowing which milk contains growth hormones. The war over rBGH labeling is mostly lost. Monsanto (the manufacturer) fought hard to prevent us from knowing how most milk is produced. Thankfully, many dairy farmers and some major companies stood up for what is right. Walmart, Kroger, PET and certain other major companies pledged to sell only milk that has never been exposed to rBGH. It is rare that we have an opportunity to applaud large corporations, but the above group earned it.

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Antidepressant Intoxication Legal Defenses

We have written about the dangers of S.S.R.I. antidepressants before.  Such drugs may cause psychotic, suicidal, and even homicidal tendencies without warning signs.  They are practically always untested and prescribed 'off label' (without approval) for children.  This is our first attempt to provide precedent setting legal information that may help in mounting legal defenses based upon antidepressant intoxication (psychiatric drugging).  This article includes a list of people who were either acquitted, or who received a reduction in sentence, due to the effects of the antidepressants that they were taking.  This list was originally compiled by the S.A.V.E. Project (Stop Antidepressant Violence from Escalating), but it was not actually placed online at the respective web site.  We will add more to this list as we discover more cases.  If you know of an applicable case that we missed, then please notify us immediately about the omission, so that we can limit the number of victims that these pharmaceuticals claim.

We gladly release all of the information in this article into the Public Domain regarding copyrights, so freely take this information and reproduce it freely.  You officially have our permission in writing.

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Why Michael J. Fox Will Never Find a Cure

Certain celebrities have been associated with specific diseases. For instance, Patrick Swayze will be associated with pancreatic cancer indefinitely. Michael J. Fox represents Parkinson's disease, and the Marlborough Man ironically represents lung cancer. For those who do not remember, the Marlborough Men were the smoking cowboys who attempted to make filtered cigarettes seem more masculine. The commercials were a huge success, until all of the actors began dying from lung cancer. The demise of the Marlboro Men was publicized heavily by the mainstream media, because it has long been open season against tobacco products, since it became illegal for tobacco companies to fund news shows.

The cause of Michael Fox's Parkinson's disease is always side-stepped by the media, similar to the dishonest tobacco precedent. Readers may notice there has never been a peep about the cause; and moreover, the talk has been singularly about finding the supposedly elusive cure. The cause of Fox's disease is not yet politically correct to attack. It would get most reporters fired.

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Quick Tip: Cure Ulcers Naturally With Raw Cabbage Juice

Over the years, the medical establishment has repeatedly changed its list of suspected causes for stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers). It has been like a soap opera to monitor. At various times, ulcers have been blamed on stress, excessive alcohol consumption, extended use of pharmaceuticals, a weakened immune system, bacterial infections, and of course, it is now genetic too. They really have no idea. Ulcers continue to be a great enigma that is beyond the bounds of modern doctors.

They are a surprisingly common condition. Most people know of at least one person who has suffered with ulcers, who was placed on the usual pharmaceutical treadmill. The prognosis of pharmaceutical treatments is bleak. Some argue that doing something for a suffering victim is always preferable to doing nothing, because at least the doctors are trying to help. It is tempting logic, so long as the assumption is maintained that there are no known alternatives to the current protocols of experimental medicine. With that in mind, consider the following carefully.

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Quick Tip: You Should Never Eat Liver

One of the jobs of the liver is to safely remove toxins, or to store them when removal is not possible. This explains why any successful cleansing protocol must begin with a liver cleanse; for without the help of a fully functional liver, other cleansing protocols will not work well. Any cleansing process involving a dysfunctional liver is like cleaning a dirty floor with a dirty mop and dirty water. The liver is the mop of the human body.

Some fringe health writers recommend that people eat organ meats, and most especially liver. A smaller subset of those people recommend eating the organs raw, intact with raw blood. They contend that liver is healthy because livers are extremely nutrient dense. Their advice is well intentioned, but equally foolish. These writers fail to account for the fact that the liver is also a body's long-term storage area for toxic materials. It is the wisdom of taking a lead pill with a multi-vitamin, and no amount of nutrition can compensate for the problems generated. The liver, along with fat cells, are the storage places for toxic materials that a body cannot eliminate. Consuming liver is the act of eating all of the toxins that an animal was unable to expel throughout its entire lifetime, and there are really toxic materials at farms nowadays.

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The Lie of Aspirin Preventing Heart Attacks

For years, we have been told that an aspirin a day keeps the heart attacks away. The poor science behind this belief is seriously flawed. Nevertheless, Bayer pharmaceuticals has had a heyday marketing aspirin to doctors and the public for preventative medicine. As a result of this marketing which twisted the results of otherwise valid studies, virtually every orthodox doctor in the United States now recommends aspirin to customers who have experienced heart problems. Millions of people ridiculously believe that heart attacks are caused by an aspirin deficiency.

The original studies from 1974 through 1988 showed that aspirin was not helpful for cardiovascular diseases. Then in 1989, another study was done, which tested aspirin that was buffered with magnesium (Bufferin brand). This type of aspirin, which acted as a magnesium supplement, reduced heart attacks by 44%. Since then, aspirin (not magnesium) has been recommended for those who have an increased risk of heart attacks. The magnesium content of the buffered aspirin that was used in the paradigm-shifting study was completely ignored; since after all, only a pharmaceutical could benefit health. Magnesium was institutionally ignored, even though it was the only differing ingredient in the aspirin that actually worked.

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Why a Stick of Chewing Gum is More Harmful To Your Health Than Anything You Eat

People do not typically ingest gum, so they pay very little attention to its ingredients. The assumption is that if the gum is not swallowed, then the ingredients should not be a concern. However, the ingredients in gum travel into the bloodstream faster and in higher concentrations than food ingredients, because they absorb directly through the walls of the mouth, and these ingredients do not undergo the normal filtration process of digestion.

Gum is typically the most toxic product in supermarkets that is intended for internal use, and it is likely to kill any pet that eats it. Commercial gum products contain roughly the same list of toxic ingredients, with differing labeling, which is virtually always designed to mislead.

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Quick Tip: Using Lemon and Pineapple Juice to Quickly Shift Body pH in Your Favor

There is a link between body pH and many diseases. Health conscious people often attempt to maintain a higher than normal body pH (alkaline). Those eating a healthy diet will naturally become alkaline from their diets, but it is very easy to become acidic from a relapse of processed foods. Soft drinks have a pH of around 2.5, and the effects upon pH are dramatic. It is always much easier to become acidic than to become alkaline. However, there are methods to dramatically speed up the process of becoming alkaline.

Acidic fruits often have an alkalizing effect upon the body. It is important to remember that the initial acidity of a food is not important in regard to its alkalizing effect. It is actually the minerals that matter, not the food's initial acidity. Ironically, the most acidic fruits tend to have a mineral composition that causes the human body to become more alkaline when they are metabolized.

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Recipe: Summertime Strawberry-Lemon Slushy

There are times when we are tempted to eat junk foods, and in the summer, one of our cravings is for slushies.  Unfortunately, the ingredients of commercial slushies are truly terrible.  They are nothing more than a cocktail of artificial flavors, artificial colors, and refined sugars.  Thus, last year, we decided to make our own.


  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed overnight, with juice
  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice
  • 1 tray ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together in a blender until slushy.  Be careful not to go too long, or you'll just have a very cold drink.  Serve in a tall glass with a straw.

Eating Ice Cubes or Dirt is a Sign That Your Child Has Pica

Pica (Pagophagia) is a disease state emanating from malnutrition.  It is surprisingly common.  I suffered with it myself as a child, and my own son briefly showed the symptoms.  It is perhaps important for us to mention these things, so other parents understand that we are not being high-and-mighty, and that none of this should be felt as criticism of their parenting.  Parents would not be reading this, if they did not wish to improve themselves and the care of their children.  With that behind us, let us explain the condition.

Parents should be aware that their children may be malnourished without showing any obvious symptoms of it.  This is because most people do not know what the symptoms are for persistent low-level malnutrition, and because having malnourished children has actually become somewhat normal.  Malnutrition is not necessarily a problem specific to poor children, for overall, they tend to get about the same nutrition as their wealthier counterparts do.  It is not a money issue.  It is an ignorance issue, and about 99% of the people are ignorant of nutritional issues.  Sadly, this includes orthodox medical doctors.  Don't even ask your doctor about it.  It will be a complete waste of time.

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Naturally Curing Shingles and Chickenpox

A patient suffering from shingles.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a secondary outbreak of the chicken pox virus. It can happen decades after the original infection, and it is usually less severe. It may strike people who have had either chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccination. It is often caused by the vaccine, and people who get the vaccine strain get a much worse version of shingles. It can happen many years later. The virus is opportunistic and will strike whenever the immune system is sufficiently impaired. Those who have never contracted chickenpox are at risk of contracting it from people with shingles. When it first occurs, shingles rashes usually appear in circular patterns.

You Should Not Visit Your Doctor

Doctors will prescribe just about anything for these conditions, except for something that actually works. Some prescribe painkillers, anti-depressants, and petrochemical creams. The establishment's resultant help-to-harm ratio is rather disturbing. More often than not, standard treatments actually stress the immune system to make the outbreak last longer. Prescribing anti-depressants for a shingles outbreak is insanity, and places the patient at more risk than the original virus. All of the orthodox treatment options have risks, and are rarely effective. Chicken Pox and shingles will eventually disappear without treatment, and the amount of time depends upon the strength of the immune system.

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The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you're not supposed to know)

Could it be that the most respected of industries is actually the most corrupt of all? Decades ago, the medical establishment went to war to silence a purported quackery of holistic medicine and chiropractors. The purported perversion of medicine which the establishment fought so viciously to quell was the contention that vitamin C is beneficial. It has become a conveniently forgotten history, but more importantly, a rewritten history. The new history is that the allopathic establishment discovered the benefits of vitamin C, and it totally never tried to destroy alternative researchers who were reporting its benefits. It is still spoken of as little as possible.

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