David Noble

Prozac the great pharmaceutical con

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By David Noble and Teresa Workman Noble

Contributing writers for End the Lie

Many people, including doctors and patients alike, are reluctant to try treatments that have not been proven by conventional scientific measures. It’s no coincidence that as more people have come to rely solely on conventional scientific measures that our immune system and general health has gotten worse. In my opinion the further we get from what’s natural the more our health is going to suffer. I find it a total contradiction when it is claimed that we are healthier now than at any other time. We now have young teenagers suffering from conditions that used to only be seen in someone of middle age. We have seen an alarming rise in conditions like cancer, heart disease, bad blood pressure, allergies and depression to name a few.

Many natural treatments that have been used safely and successfully by humans throughout time are now being demonized by the pharmaceutical industry and media as unsafe and infective.

Yet when you look at some of the side effects of the drugs that the pharmaceutical industries are pushing, you have to wonder about the validity of their claims. Take Prozac as an example which is commonly prescribed for those suffering from depression. Studies have shown that there may be an increased risk of suicidal behaviour when taking Prozac. The U.S. food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a special warning about the risk of suicidal thinking and behaviour with antidepressant use in children, adolescents, and young adults up to the age of 25. The warning was issued in response to concerns that antidepressants seemed to increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behaviour in these age groups in clinical studies. Yet despite this Prozac has been approved as a treatment for children with depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The most common side effects of this drug found in clinical studies include Insomnia which affects up to 33% of users. Nausea in up to 29 %, Weakness 21 %,  Headache 21 %, Diarrhea 18 %, Loss of appetite 17 %, Drowsiness 17 %, Anxiety 15 %, Nervousness 14 %, Shakiness (tremor) 13 %, Dry mouth 12 %, Decreased sex drive 11 %,  Yawning 11 %, Indigestion 10 %, Dizziness 9 %, Sweating 8 %,  Impotence 7 %, Ejaculation problems 7 %

After reading this list you may be reconsidering using Prozac as a treatment for depression. Let’s face it many of the side effects of this drug could make you feel worse. The thing about Prozac and these other antidepressant drugs is that they will not cure you of your depression. It may make your depression more tolerable by making you feel numb.

An article in Time Magazine suggested that we could all be happier if we took the likes of Prozac which they likened to alcohol and heroin but without being either addictive or toxic. I would disagree with this. Most of us are being drugged without our knowledge anyway. This is happening through the fluoridation of our water supplies with Sodium Fluoride. Here it must be said that fluoride is not on the periodic chart. A gas called Fluorine (F) is. This gas is used in the aluminium manufacturing and nuclear industry. The toxic by-product that is created through capturing Fluorine molecules is called Sodium Fluoride. The strange thing is if this was dumped into a river or lake it would be considered a pollutant. Prozac is made up of FLUoxetene Hydrochloride which has a base of Sodium Fluoride. The toxicity of Sodium Fluoride can be found in the governments MSDS information sheets.

There are many people who may like the idea of being on drugs designed to make us feel better. However there are much safer less toxic substances available for depression such as Saint John’s Wort and even Medical Marijuana. Both of which have very few side effects.   Has the percentage of people suffering from stress and depression become so high that we need to be drugged to feel happy? Maybe instead of being medicated with this poison, we need to change the way we live and think so that our environment becomes less stressful.

8 Responses to Prozac the great pharmaceutical con

  1. Tore Mikael September 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    The fluorine in drugs, are not released, to give free fluoride..

  2. Tore Mikael September 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    But, “happy pills” like prozac give you no relief from depression, and have dozens of bad side-effects.

  3. Evil Government September 13, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Just another method of chemically dumbing down America

  4. Anonymous September 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    looking for you can i have your twitter?

  5. Anonymous December 20, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    I have very little faith in chemical medicine and agree that natural plants..more likely Entheogens are a better solution. The good ones however have been classed as upto a life sentence for possession..ie mushrooms in th uk.

    Anyway you clearly have no experience of chronic depression. None. Tell me how a severely depressed person obtains..while depressed..and without being arrested..the natural substance he needs such as MAYBE fly agaric, Entheogenic truffells et al . Your article does more to create fear than FIX the problem..just like modern medicine. Big love to ya

    • David Noble December 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM

      The article is meant to help raise awareness of the problems that come with pharmaceuticals and why to gain a monopoly of the market Big-Pharma are banning and regulating natural alternatives with the willing help of our politicians. Everything is done for profit over what’s right for the people. This will not change while everybody believes the disinformation that they are fed through the main media and their governments. It is only through the alternative media that they can learn the truth from people like me who spend time researching and writing in an effort to make a difference. In my opinion the only way to stop the pharmaceutical industry from gaining a monopoly on the treatments that are available to us is for people to wake up to the fact that they do not have our best interests at heart and to learn that there are alternatives. So thanks for your comment but please do not presume to know me as I am sure we have never met. The question I would like you to answer is how this problem is going to be solved if the likes of me do not bring about awareness of this problem? Most people don’t even know the problem exists. Maybe you have a better solution, if so I would love to hear it. Then again if you haven’t got an answer then it seems you just want us to accept things without putting up a fight. Have some of that big love back and I will look forward to your solutions for combating Big-Pharma.

    • Teresa Workman Noble December 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM

      How dare you presume to know anything about me or what I have suffered in my life. I had suffered chronic depression for years and now doing very well thanks to natural remedies and much hard work on my own. That is part of the reason I am studying at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, so I can help others without using pharmaceuticals. How about you come down off your soap box and start helping yourself instead of lashing out and judging others who are trying to make a difference.

      • Anonymous April 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

        Hey can I ask you a few questions?


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