FYI : After being on Effexor for about 7 years, my husband decided one day that it was not helping him and he quit taking it - Cold Turkey.. He had no withdrawal symptoms that I could notice, and he never mentioned any.. He just went about his business as usual, and never looked back..(He stopped in 2011).. So, Stopping IS possible !.. I think so much of it is what you tell yourself about your ability to simply stop taking it and moving on... Inner dialog is extremely powerful.....That said, I bought Gwen's book 4 years ago.. If you've ever taken ONE pill or liquid Rx, you need to read her book !.. Everyone should read it !
Too bad that there is such a conspiracy between health care providers and the pharmaceutical industry. And no where is this more apparent than in the US. This is not healthcare, this is business. A very well presented case which will be suppressed by these businesses.
Yepper - You might've found it strange that all doctors and phamarceutical companies deny the effect of using natural herbal such Cordyceps, Papaya leaves..etc to control cholesterol , cancer treatment..etc. They just said there's no proven track record for those natural herbals actually treat anything - "your mileage might vary"Try papaya leaves, use dried papaya leaves as tead, a long term period use will help to correct A LOT and LOT of things in your body include cancer prevention!!
You are so right! Once I had asked my doctor for a herbal alternative to control cholesterol, knowing that pharma's "statin-drugs" side effects cause memory loss. My doctor answered, (as you are saying) Herbal drugs have no proven track record, therefore the Gov. Health Authorities do not approve any of those. (He said: "we the G.P.'s are "ordered" to prescribe Medications from Pharmaceutical Companies only, we are not allowed to prescribe any other ". That proves it, Money and Greed are more important than anything else.
Alive and well and taking people's money, giving wrong advice, and pushing alternative medicines. Sounds kinda like a doctor right? Keep in mind she's a salesperson and her story changes every year or so. Just beware. Just as snake oil as big Pharma. Sad.
Pharmaceutical is just one industry that is affected with the current trend of world selfishness.
This is how the world works right now....unfortunately.
Have the guts to look at the truth about what is happening with the world right now...From terrorism, to weather changes, polluted rivers, and poor leaders. Do not live in a little bubble and let your aim be to carve out some quick name, fame, and wealth for yourself before the boat sinks (the world is the boat).
Hope that we can do a professional job to serve the people--not just for rising up and becoming "important" in the eyes of others, and not just for being financially successful.
Have the courage to open your eyes and see the world, as it is--the world we are living in. At least we can be honest about it, and at least we can pray. We are fortunate enough to have the luxury to be in a bubble....we are a minority, and the world is fast changing....
The current ways are of fear, greed, and quest for self-importance, name, and fame on a sinking ship.
Can we be a part of the solution to the world problems? It can start as simple as being a source of joy, strength, and courage for the people around you, knowing that you are in a fortunate situation, reflecting on the world situation every day, and praying for the good of the whole.
Open your eyes every day.
Are you aware of what is going on?
Put everything into perspective.
i was on painkillers for more than 2 years for my back,i couldn't stop,my doctor gave it to me even from her drawer without prescription.after a while it was not only my back in trouble,yet she kept giving me the drugs and increased the dose..oxy, percocet, tramadex..anything but a treatment.my health went down hill,if i didn't take the drugs i became very angry,my hole body felt like its going to explode from pain.
i asked weed and she said i'm not suitable for the profile.
i stoped going to this doctor and got my weed after long fight.two months after i started with the weed i stoped taking painkillers.
now i get treatments,i'm not 100%,still big problems,but i'm more alive,i don't feel all is lost.
thank you for this video,my faith in humanity is not lost still.
wish people wake the f#$^ up already! they are killing us,nice and slowly and the worse part? WE LIKE IT.WE ARE OBLIVIOUS!
i was on 4 medications at the same time for severe mental illness,so i took up meditation,meditation and meditation,tai chi,raiki,accupunture,yoga,tremor therapy not shocktreament,altho i did have 12 shocktreaments,almost 3 years have past and i'm nearly 100 percent
So companies got the power to care cancer, but they do not want to do it because you would stop to buy drugs. If it is true. Wow! I am not even a medical student , but wow! read some articles related with some disieses and sounda very logical why they could not find a care. But who knows!!
The problem is rooted in materialism (which is the notion that all is physical), and materialism is atheistic. Atheism, thanks for keeping people enslaved to the box of nature when there exists outside of the box a spiritual dimension. Think outside the box.
You have no shred of awareness how deep this goes! Try "Pilgrims Society" of London and New York for the answer. Louis Susman chairs Edelman in Chicago, the worlds largest PR firm and Philip Lader chairs WPP in London the world's biggest ad agency---both members, as all Ambassadors to England are members. The London branch features heirs of the old Chinese opium "trade" during which over 60 thousand tons (correct) of silver was drained out of 45 million opium addicts---that was England's plan for "recovering" the silver paid to China in centuries of trade over the "Silk Road" and by sea. Many Pharma execs and directors over the years are members of The Pilgrims, including Elmer Bobst of Warner Lambert, a "mentor" of President Nixon. Edmund Pratt of Pfizer was in the leaked list for 1980 and ex Federal Reserve chief William M. Martin Jr., another MEMBER, was catapulted onto the Eli Lilly board. It includes many USA and UK Pharma interests including the old-line Schieffelins, Vanderbilt relatives. Pilgrims Society is sponsored by the British Royal family, history's largest landowners.
It might sound harsh to some.. But I would say: Eat healthy, get enough sleep, drink a lot of water, exercise at least a few times a week... And then you have the right to even entertain the though of popping pills to improve your health! Do the natural things first.
When I first got sick with major depression, I scoffed at people who said this. I accepted the drugs. Now, free from the drugs, I see these things - like sunlight, nutrition, exercise - are far more powerful than anything else I have ever tried. But there has to be a certain openness in order for it to work. In major depression (or anxiety), the stepping outside of yourself for those moments - is a major challenge, and to "exercise" is overwhelming. But nobody told me to start small - like - drinking water. Then - 10 minute walks in sunshine. Then - coldwater fish...until I finally built back up into health.
It's unfortunate just how many people do not discover that ADHD medications in fact are actually (meth)amphetamines. This is the reason I'm proudly sharing with you my short video on healing ADHD at the center through a scientifically proven application.
My little sons awareness tremendously increased by simply exercising the working memory, and so I hope it will certainly be of help to you and others!
All the very best,
Reason I have left living in North America, back to basics in health care here in seeking a simple life, cooking my own meals and daily exercise...oh some of you r to caught up in your life you do not follow your heart...do not follow others set your own path, educate yourself of what health challenges you have the internet is a tool that even the doctors have not time to research your challenge. Make life a challenge and see what small voice speaks with in you..peace be with you...my peace I leave with you...
When my Farther was dieing from cancer we paid around $64000 american dollars for treatment which was pointless. I am not accusing or blaming medicine for the death of my farther it was his undoing mostly but imagine if they suddenly cure cancer and we are just middle class family back in Russia and it is not mentioning wealthy and rich people who spend millions of dollars in treatment and still die. Pharmacy industry cardinals dont want to lose their money by curing such horrible deceases which ultimately make them worse than Al'kaida and Natzis combined. Those people have to be punished for all the sufferings they caused and keep causing for the sake of their profit and enrichment.
She's amazing! All she asks is that we do further research, take a look at our own selves watch what we eat, exercise and try to take care of ourselves before we start reverting to pharmaceutical drugs. WHATS THE HARM IN THAT?
Yes!! Thank you so much for posting this video. I have fallen victim to the system. I'm watching loved ones get sicker. They won't listen to me. I'm helpless. My daughter has no grandparents, all of which are still alive!! It's sick sick sick. Heartbreaking.
"I find it difficult to believe that a Pharma company spends millions upon millions on developing new drugs, then further millions on testing and trials, then extra millions on paying off Government Departments?"
"Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion settlement to resolve criminal and civil liability for illegally promoting certain pharmaceuticals, the Justice Department announced Wednesday."
Millions of dollars is chump change for them.
While a few commissioners may well have special interests in Pharma companies as you say, (and I agree, they should resign from the FDA if that is the case) however that does not make the whole system corrupt. For your theory to be true, ALL FDA commissioners have to be corrupt, as well as any scientists peer reviewing safety studies, that turns into a hell of a lot of people to pay off, and I'm sure it wouldn't be small change either.
I have done some research on this subject, however I find it difficult to believe that a Pharma company spends millions upon millions on developing new drugs, then further millions on testing and trials, then extra millions on paying off Government Departments? Why? I'm sure they have better ways to spend and invest money.
Really? The FDA is one of the most corrupt organizations of the US government. Many commissioners of the FDA have special interests in companies they're supposed to be protecting us from. Really, anyone on the FDA can be bought and sold by the disgusting corporate pigs, just like any other corrupt politician in this country. It's really a damn shame what the US has become, and now, just by typing this, I'm sure I'll be added to some "government watchlist" for "extremism." Do your own research...
She says that all these claims can be proved? yet doesn't provide us with any proof? Pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to misrepresent in advertising or they can get fined by the FDA. Also how can they fudge their testing results when they all have to be peer reviewed and approved by the FDA?
You have to understand that meaning well and doing well are two completely different things. You could potentially have an idea that could be a cure but unless the big wigs of the pharma companies fund it you are going nowhere, they will only fund and represent that which will be long term and make them money. To top it off at university your curriculum is and would have been based upon topics that benefit their direction - maintaining the profit in treatments and not cures.
You're a sales rep who clearly knows nothing about scientific research. As someone who works in the science, I can tell you if I could cure someone, I would. This is beyond stupid and is very offensive.
money runs everything, any person or groups of people are just in to make a buck. I could shop at any store in society and they could easily and without consequence lie about what is in a product. because capitalism is greed and most people only care about themselves. And its destroying lives, and the planet we live on, ever since the start! An unequal society is madness and chaos.
It's incredible/ Appalling! In Ireland psychiatrists fake people have hallucinations (in order to protect Irish organizations?)..they do not even want to see the proofs of the contrary!! Even in court people do not get accused but solely insinuations, proofs are needed! Instead in Ireland psychiatrists can invent people have Hallucinations and embark them for YEARS into "treatments" that lead to serious REAL problem to people...until tragic PHYSIOLOGICAL consequences!
You shouldn't trust her, Luis. You should trust your own common sense and your own body and stop giving your power away to AMA quacks and to Big Pharma. Please get out of the hive/herd mind and start thinking & acting for yourself. Do your own independent research on the internet. Yes, Gwen is a "reformed drug pusher" which she acknowledges. And she only touches the surface of the pharmaceutical scam. Hundreds of thousands of people a year die from prescription drugs. Don't be one of them.
I beat stage IV Cancer Breast Cancer and it was BAD with NO DRUGS!!!!! I went to Mexico! Don't think for one second that the oncologist and other doctors did not all have drugs for me lined up and call me repeatedly. They did! You can find my story on line just look up shannonsstory
Part 2/2 I made several attempts at living drug free. It would return within 1 to 2 years. Then it stayed. There was no... not depressed time. I didn't know important exercise was to my mental health. There is truth in what she is saying. It is a business of treating the symptoms. Isn't that what we ask for?! Doc, make the pain go away. Many times we KNOW what the cause is: take Tums and EAT that greasy food you love! Seems to me our entire society is in on it. Prevention is personal.
I have chronic depression. In 2002 I lost everything. By the time I walked into a clinic I couldn't speak.I couldn't say "I think I am depressed." think! I didn't understand. I've NEVER been sick, have the lungs and heart of an athlete. And here I was crawling into a clinic, still in denial, yet to be taken away or be put on the streets. Humiliating.I am an intelligent,capable woman.Unknowingly,I had always been depressed But I exercised DAILY until I developed heel spurs.
Would you trust somebody that says (not in this video though) that by lowering cholesterol the chances of developing cancer increases? That was proved to be incorrect. She is trying to impress people by misinforming them.
It took Gwen 15 years to realize that she was working for an evil industry? Come on! Now she is using her skills to sell us her "new point of view". She sold sickness for 15 years. Why should I trust her?
It's not new. It's been around awhile. Over a century.
My late doctor was licensed in Psychiatry. He practiced a modified form of Homeopathy. Didn't accept Medicaid/Medical Assistance. Unlike his colleagues, who stated that they couldn't help, which means that they didn't care, he would tell impoverished people to "Just come in."
He passed on in 2010 at the age of 81. Pancreatic cancer.
I'm a retired MD who specialized in serious Preventive Medicine for 31 years, stressing aerobic exercise, healthy eating, rest, et al, thus Rx'ing only 1/4 of the usual # of drugs. Great video, and I'd STRONGLY advise Dr. Marcia Angell's '05 book "The Truth About The Drug Companies." As editor of the famous NE Journal of Medicine, she's expert in the science/art/business/politics of medicine, proving how little Pharmas spent on R&D, only rare truly new drugs and how much on sales & lobbying.
I once even asked my doc, if there are any tests to see what sort of chemical imbalance I have (anxiety issues), because none of the SSRI's didn't seem to work, she said that there aren't any and quickly changed the subject ( i guess she didn't know herself). I didn't want to say anything, but i thought it was very wrong. They can't even prove that the issue is with serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine, but they are so quick to prescribe these drugs that supposedly help on these transmitters...
I always wondered why aren't there any tests being done when psychiatrists prescribe antidepressants. But when you're young you assume doctors want to help you, not make things worse. The sad thing is that they are being fed these same lies when they study medicine. How is this being pulled off?!
Mental illnesses can sometimes (or often) be misdiagnosed. There are also differing levels of severity, and differences between mental illnesses. My problem was with the other poster's claim that "can't do" is a choice when sometimes it's not. I have several severe mental illnesses, and I couldn't even do ANYTHING until I was on medication. I had several psychotic breaks and suicide attempts, and while I hate it, meds are the only thing keeping me sane.
I did explain why his point was false, or did you conveniently just skip over that part of my post? It does not take being crippled to stop exercise. Saying stupid crap like that shows you know NOTHING about severe mental illness.
You're wrong, ignorantly wrong. "Can't do" is NOT a decision. You have clearly never had a mental illness. This woman had many good points, and I liked how she exposed drug companies doing the "maintain not cure" bullshit they're doing right now. For mental illness, exercise WILL NOT WORK. For one, sometimes a person truly can't do something. That's a fact, and your statement was ignorant. I know this from first-hand experience as a schizophrenic. Some drugs are needed, but we need CURES.
This woman told the absolute truth, drug company reps will give you everything short of eternal life to get their drugs in a pharmacy, golf club memberships, cruises, vacations, event tickets, timeshare ownerships, you name it. I was a grocery store manager and seen more gifts from them given than two Santas working everday in overtime. Drug companies have stockholders that wanna see profits, now knowing that, why would they want a cure? You are a paycheck, cut dry and simple, you heal and they
Your ignorance and the blatent refusal to acknowledge the facts and to run around with the mind set that you give up all your autonomy to someone in a white coat is evident. I wish you well in your lifetime of illness
I totally agree there is a big prolem with the pharmaceutical insdudtry, but she knows nothing. It is NOT their job or function to CURE, or Heal-- what they do is produce the medications based on scientific research knowledge. How can they produce a drug to cure diseases for which there is no know cure? I bet she'd say the doctors, researchers and scientitist don't really want to find cures or are hiding them, so they too can get money fro the pharma insutry. The woman is coockoo
She's ignorant, if not a liar. There ARE many studies on exercise for depression-- one of the problem is patients do not follow this recommendation-- could it be they are TOO DEPRESSED to exercise?? ever know someone with MAJOR DEPRESSION-- they lay in bed all day, sleep, don't eat, watch tv and IT IS a REAL disorder, so don't thik all they need it to snap out of it. The real problem (which this one doesn't know) is overprescribing and mis- prescribing-- NOT who the drugs were meant for
Sounds, like a duck, looks, like a duck, She says it's a conspircy between pharmacutical incusrty, advertiers, TV, medical jurnals and thier writers. SHE IS AN IDIOT and so is anyonw who listnes to her!! excpet for her line< You need to get yourself educated," unlike her WHO is NOT
what makes her a liar? Hearing things you do not want to hear? Anyone that ever comes out and tries to expose anything, is usually deemed a quack or a liar so easily. Whooopie do da that you are a Pharmacy rep--- does that make you know she is a liar? Who trains you and feeds you your info? Pharma? lol
I think what she's primarily talking about is psychotropic drugs. There is no blood test for the vast majority of mental illnesses, so they are prime targets for the industry to develop drugs based on the symptoms of a test population. The other thing that makes her so suspect is that her best source for referential opinion is an ass like Bill Maher.
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