Sunday, April 21st 2019 at 10:30 am
Two highly concerning clinical studies in four years reveal that Tylenol not only kills pain but human empathy as well, adding soul-deadening properties to its well known list of serious side effects….
In 2015, a groundbreaking study found that Tylenol (known by the chemical names acetaminophen and paracetamol) not only blunts pain, but has potent psychotropic side effects highly relevant to human social connection and behavior, such as blunting both positive and negative emotional stimuli, also known as “affect flattening” in psychiatric terminology.
Now, a new study published last month in the journal Frontiers of Psychology, titled, “A Social Analgesic? Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Reduces Positive Empathy,” further confirms that this extremely popular drug (billions of doses taken annually) directly interferes with the experience of human empathic connection; specifically, reducing empathy for other people’s suffering.
In the new study, researchers tested the hypothesis that Tylenol impaired affective processes related to the experience of empathy with a double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial consisting of 114 undergraduate students, who randomly received either 1,000 mg of the drug or a placebo.
One hour after administration, subjects read scenarios about the uplifting experiences of other people (different protagonists within the stories), and their responses were evaluated with the aim of determining their ability to empathize. The researchers reported that,
“Results showed that acetaminophen reduced personal pleasure and other-directed empathic feelings in response to these scenarios.”
They further reported:
“These findings suggest that (1) acetaminophen reduces affective reactivity to other people’s positive experiences and (2) the experience of physical pain and positive empathy may have a more similar neurochemical basis than previously assumed. Because the experience of positive empathy is related to prosocial behavior, our findings also raise questions about the societal impact of excessive acetaminophen consumption.”…
It is a total illusion that we live apart from nature. We carry nature around in our bodies. As we destroy the external environment, we are also steadily wrecking our internal environment.
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GMOs and VACCINES are destroying your good gut bacteria and crippling your immunity
(Natural News) Who’s taking a “shot to the gut” today? Nothing like being kicked in the stomach, but in this case, we’re looking into how genetically modified organisms and foreign proteins literally destroy the environment in your gut, in essence wiping out all your flora – the good bacteria you need to fight off diseases and infections. Let’s talk about two things that no medical doctor in America is allowed to talk about, for fear of losing their medical licenses to the para-military AMA (American Medical Association).
We know that there really are evil people in this world, who will sicken and destroy others for money by running lucrative businesses with no ethics or morals whatsoever. These businesses include engineering crops that contain pesticide genes to kill bugs and weeds. Science is proving time and time again that these same pesticides, when consumed regularly, cause cancer, dementia, and immune system dysfunction in humans.
Another business model thrives on the other end of the spectrum, where soulless scientists insert into vaccines foreign animal proteins, heavy metal toxins, genetically modified human albumin from abortion cells, monkey kidney cells, aluminum, MSG, deadly swine viruses, and even lethal squalene. This is done not to boost immunity but to destroy it….
Gut-toxic antibiotics should also be reconsidered, especially given the availability of non-toxic antiseptics and broad spectrum immunity boosters like colloidal silver and normal doses of vitamin D, respectively.
The MH17 case shocked the world as it happened and caused an escalation of the war in Ukraine. Although many accusations have been leveled over responsibility for the tragedy, the panel investigating the incident continues to search for the identities of the perpetrators. However, all focus has centered around the culprits being either Ukrainian or Russian, both of whom did not have incentive to further aggravate the Ukrainian conflict.
An examination of the facts, the connections of various state and non-state actors pushing disinformation about MH17 along with knowledge about historical intelligence playbooks and foreign mercenary involvement in Ukraine would in fact suggest that the party responsible for shooting the aircraft down may have been a team with ties to transatlantic American groups allied with certain Western European interests….
Just a data point:
… The test, which is still in a pilot phase, is based on how a person’s immune cells respond to stress. With blood samples from 40 people — 20 with chronic fatigue syndrome and 20 without — the test yielded precise results, accurately flagging all chronic fatigue syndrome patients and none of the healthy individuals….
It didn’t start with vaccines. This is from 2007, but of course it’s bound to be worse now. Profit-machines like this never stop unless they’re killed.
August 22, 2007, 10:00AM By Evelyn Pringle
Washington, DCAs result of the marketing power the pharmaceutical industry obtained by spending tens of billions of dollars to gain influence over politicians in power, the FDA and the medical profession, American kids are being pumped full of the most powerful and dangerous psychiatric medications on the market, in drug cocktails that are literally killing them.
Neurologist Dr Fred Baughman, author of “The ADHD Fraud,” calls the leadership of the psycho-pharm-government cartel (FDA, NIMH, White House New Freedom Commission on Mental Health) the biggest, most evil drug cartel in history. “At least the pusher of ‘crack’ on inner city streets does not come in a white coat,” he says.
According Dr Baughman, kids have become “for-profit receptacles” for psychiatric drugs which will forever alter their brains and bodies. And its happening all across America he says, not by thousands but by tens of thousands.
Experts say, the drugging regime usually begins by doctors convincing parents that their children have attention deficit disorder, and the medications prescribed are the exact same drugs that street addicts call “speed.” They include the amphetamines Adderall, Dexedrine, and methylphenidates such as Ritalin and Concerta.
FDA records show that, between 1999 and 2003, seventy-eight million prescriptions were written for ADHD drugs for children ranging in age from one to 18. A review of adverse events posted on the FDA web site reveals that, between January 2000 and June 30, 2005, there were nearly 1,000 reports of psychosis or mania possibly linked to ADHD drugs, with psychosis characterized by the inability to distinguish real and imaginary events.
“The most important finding of this review is that signs of psychosis or mania, particularly hallucinations, can occur in patients with no identifiable risk factors, at usual doses of any of the drugs used to treat ADHD,” according to a March 3, 2006, memo penned by two members of the agency’s ADHD psychiatric review team.
FDA records also show reports of 25 deaths in children and adults between 1999 and 2003, and 54 cases of serious cardiovascular problems, including stokes, heart attacks, hypertension, palpitations and arrhythmia. But according to Dr Baughman, in addition to the deaths cited by the FDA, the MedWatch database also contains 186 more deaths of persons using ADHD drugs for the period between 1990 and 2000.
Dr Grace Jackson, author of “Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent,” says that “whether by ignorance or design, the FDA remains oblivious to the evidence-based limitations of ADHD drugs.”
She notes that at least 40% of children fail to respond or tolerate stimulant therapy, “and about twice as many respond at least as well to non-pharmacological interventions.”
“The link between stimulants, cardiovascular disease, and death,” Dr Jackson reports, “is well documented but doctors and government regulators have refused to acknowledge the dangers associated with the drugs.”
The long-term outcomes for kids on ADHD drugs, she says, show diminishing effects over time, including “artificial behavioral improvements” which end when the medication is withdrawn.
Because stimulant drugs cause insomnia, sleeping pills are now being fed to children to counteract the insomnia side effect. Medco Health Solutions, a managed-care firm, found an 85% increase in the use of sleeping pills among children between 2002 and 2004.
One of the world’s leading authorities on psychiatric drugs, Dr Peter Breggin, founder of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and the journal Ethical Human Sciences and Services, warns that all ADHD drugs can cause “a continuum of stimulation, which includes agitation and irritability, anger, hostility, disinhibition, hypomania and mania.”
The activation syndrome, he says, was observed decades ago with the amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates such as Ritalin and Concerta.
As an unrecognized side effect to most doctors, the syndrome more often than not results feeding the kids more drugs. As a child’s emotional control breaks down due to the stimulant effects, Dr Breggin says, mood stabilizers such as antiseizure medications and antipsychotics may be added to the mix. “Eventually,” he states, “these kids end up on four or five psychiatric drugs all at once and toddlers are even being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”
The new generation of “atypical” antipsychotics, originally approved only to treat adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which include Zyprexa (Eli Lilly), Risperdal (Johnson & Johnson), Seroquel (AstraZeneca), Abilify (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Clozaril (Novartis) and Geodon (Pfizer), were not approved for any condition in children, but studies of Medicaid records and HMO databases found an alarming increase in the use of these drugs by kids, particularly for behavioral disorders such as ADHD, according to the spring 2006 issue of the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.
Researchers led by Dr William Cooper at Vanderbilt University analyzed data on health care services rendered in the US and found that between 1995 and 2002, there were 5,762,193 outpatient visits where children between the ages of 2 and 18 were prescribed an antipsychotic.
The researchers explained that there had been no increase in mental disorders and noted that, “schizophrenia and psychosis accounted for only 13.5% of the total antipsychotic visits during the study period, so this diagnosis alone could not explain the increase.”
A USA TODAY analysis of the FDA’s adverse event reporting system between 2000 and 2004 found at least 45 deaths of kids where the “primary suspect” was an atypical and more than 1,300 reports of other serious side effects.
Dr Breggin has served as an expert witness in several cases that resulted in favorable verdicts for the plaintiffs in which Risperdal caused a condition known as tardive dyskinesia in children, when it was prescribed in attempt to control behaviors that were in fact caused by ADHD drugs.
He explains that tardive dyskinesia is a neurological movement disorder that is often mistaken for a mental illness because the symptoms are so “strange” and “bizarre.” The abnormal movements, he says, can affect any muscle group in the body and impair the ability to speak, walk, breathe and swallow.
According to Dr Breggin, this serious disorder occurs at a cumulative rate of between 4% and 7% in otherwise healthy patients taking antipsychotics each year and after only a few years, 20% or more of patients will be afflicted….
Assange’s “crime” was revealing deep, embarrassing, sometimes deadly, malfeasance by numerous actors, including the U.S. government, the media, the Democratic Party-Clinton machine, and Israel.
Wikileaks revealed the U.S. government’s cover up of torture, cruelty, the killing of civilians, spying on its own citizens and others. It exposed Democratic Party cheating and manipulation, the fraudulence of “Russiagate.” It unmasked Israeli plans to keep Gaza on the brink of collapse, to use violence against Palestinian nonviolence, to make war upon civilians. All of this will be detailed below.
Without Wikileaks’ exposés, many of these actions would quite likely have remained hidden from the general public, as the perpetrators hoped.
The actual charge against Assange is allegedly conspiring with Chelsea Manning “to commit computer intrusion,” violating a somewhat problematic law with what one expert terms “overly expansive wording.”
The government seems to have resorted to this charge after the Justice Department had concluded in 2013 that it could not charge Assange for publishing the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs (which revealed various U.S war crimes detailed below), because government lawyers said this would also require charging various U.S. news organizations and journalists.
The Washington Post reported that Justice officials “realized that they have what they described as a ‘New York Times problem.’ If the Justice Department indicted Assange, it would also have to prosecute the New York Times and other news organizations and writers who published classified material, including The Washington Post and Britain’s Guardian newspaper.”
Even the current charge, when examined closely, turns out to be problematic on free press grounds. As Glenn Greenwald notes: “Assange is charged with helping a source preserve anonymity, a common practice by investigative reporters.”
Assange’s recent dramatic arrest in Britain has elicited excellent articles by a number of writers – including Chris Hedges, Jonathan Turley, Pepe Escobar, Ray McGovern (also here), John Pilger, Jonathan Cook, David Swanson, and Paul Craig Roberts. Many of these were published by Consortium News, which, unlike mainstream media and journalism organizations, has been regularly covering the escalating persecution of Assange for his Wikileaks revelations.
This article will quote from these valuable articles and others, and will also present additional information about Wikileaks’ exposés on Israel, which have largely gone unmentioned….
It’s not being done for our safety. Iatrogenic disease is a very big business, and alternatives threaten their profit flows. Do you get it yet?
Just as we suspected, the FDA is coming after supplements once again. Action Alert!
Recently we told you about a statement made by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (who has since resigned his post) concerning the FDA’s regulatory approach to dietary supplements. The statement was short on details but gave us cause for concern. Now it appears as if those fears were warranted: the FDA is attempting to create a mandatory list of all supplement products in the US. Such a list could be used to target certain supplements and remove them from store shelves, and we must oppose it.
This revelation comes as a result of the FDA’s release of its 2020 budget estimates. In that document, the FDA requests the authority to “strengthen” its implementation and enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) by requiring each supplement manufacturer to register all the products it makes, including all the ingredients of those products, with the agency. Note that an act of Congress would be necessary to grant the FDA the authority to create such a list.
As we stated previously, there’s nothing inherently wrong with such a requirement—our fear is that the FDA will use this list as a cudgel against the supplement industry. The danger is especially high with respect to the FDA’s “new supplement” guidance. This guidance, as we’ve discussed previously, seeks to impose drug-like pre-approval requirements on all “new supplements” that came to the market after 1994. As might be expected, the FDA’s proposed definition of what it considers a “new supplement” is extremely broad and could encompass most of the products currently on the market. A mandatory list of all supplements and ingredients could then be used to target and eliminate supplements that have not yet complied with the FDA’s over-reaching policy.
This isn’t the first time this has been tried. A mandatory registry was part of Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) legislation that, with your help, we beat back in 2013.
What is constantly obscured by the FDA and the politicians calling for more regulation is the overwhelming safety of dietary supplements: we’re more likely to die from getting struck by lightning than from taking a supplement. We question the priorities of an agency trying to increase regulation in the comparatively safe supplement sector when properly prescribed FDA-approved drugs cause 1.9 million hospitalizations and 128,000 deaths a year.
We must stop the FDA’s power grab in its tracks.
Action Alert! Write to Congress and the FDA, telling them that we do not need a mandatory list for the supplement industry. Please send your message immediately.