From Bonnie L. Grant, in Gardening Know How:
“Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has, indeed, been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress.
Serotonin has been linked to such problems as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar problems. The bacterium appears to be a natural antidepressant in soil and has no adverse health effects. These antidepressant microbes in soil may be as easy to use as just playing in the dirt. Continue reading
From David Bruser and Andrew Bailey on The Star.com:
“Adverse Reaction Report No. 324764
Submitted by: Health Professional
Age: 15 years old
Suspect Drug: Strattera
Side Effect: Completed Suicide
This is just one of nearly 600 cases of Canadian kids suffering serious, sometimes fatal side effects suspected to have been caused by ADHD medications in the past 10 years.
A Toronto Star investigation has found a growing number of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and parents are reporting that they believe attention deficit drugs are causing major health problems in patients, many as young as 6 and 7 years old. Continue reading
From Video Rebel’s blog:
“…Modern America not only imports its oil and manufactured items but it also is a net importer of food. What do you think will happen when the the dollar crashes, unemployment soars past 30%, more than 2 million government workers are fired and the cost of food and energy doubles overnight?
America moved from being an agrarian society living near farms and food in 1933 to urban dwellers nowhere near cows, chickens and gardens. But Americans will be living closer to 170 million or more people who will not have enough money to pay their bills and eat….”