On the surface, yes, but then if you know the science behind them you might get angry.
Serotonin, an important chemical produced in the brain, is considered essential for relaxation, concentration, sleep and calmness. Its lack or suppression can lead to severe mental disturbances and even violent behavior. To make serotonin the body requires adequate levels of magnesium, tryptophan and vitamin B-6, nutrients which the USDA says American diets are severely deficient in, but which medical doctors rarely run tests for -- even when they prescribe medications which affect serotonin levels (which includes "anti-depressants," and which is often!).
There are about 200,000 deaths a year because of prescription (legal) drugs, including the homicides and suicides from "serotonin re-uptake inhibiters" and other so-called anti-depressives (in contrast to about 20,000 deaths a year in the U.S. because of illegal drugs).
Most American medical doctors have taken no more than 5 hours of nutrition classes in medical school if any at all, but they are subjected to dozens and dozens of presentations by pharmaceutical company representatives on patent medications every year. So it should be no wonder why more and more people look elsewhere for advice on real nutrition.
Very interesting. Thank you.
a nutritional deficiency would explain certain food cravings in depressed people and even women with PMS who are now offered repackaged antidepressants.
-- and even when just taking supplements for those missing nutrients may have been all that is required.
Amendment X to the Constitution of the United States, together with Article I, Section 8, prohibits the U.S. Congress from involving itself in cabbage pricing, education, health care, personal safety, campaign financing, most criminal law, toilet capacity, the banning of amino acid supplements (specifically, tryptophan) and thousands of other things it has gotten away with (so far). (see http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/constquery.html)
Do you have any reputable links?
I don't think these goofy MD's care. When I went to see my OBGYN he just gave me lexapro for post partum, Never bothered to see about lifestyle changes or therapy. and the crazy thing was that he knew the last thing I wanted was drugs and for the next 6 months I went through h***. Thank GOD I am off and doing well.