Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s passing is an unthinkable loss for so many who were inspired, transformed, and saved by his work. He was a clinical genius, an activist, and a visionary that changed the course of medicine for all those willing to let go of the old paradigm.Being tuned to the truth is like having supersonic
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
One of my long term goals is to set up holistic rehab facilities for patients withdrawing from psychiatric medications. What I have witnessed, in my practice, around bezodiazepine (“anti-anxiety”) medication dependence has been sobering. There is, finally, an emerging acknowledgement that antidepressants are habit forming, but medications like Xanax and Valium have been known to be
What if patients were provided the known risks to medical interventions, including what is unknowable at this time (who is at increased risk of injury/adverse effects), and why incomplete information is available, or why available information may be misleading. Let’s take a look at what informed consent might look like for psychiatric drug treatment. A
Rare risks are only rare if they happen to someone else. It’s my belief that no one is engaging the principles of informed consent when it comes to the birth control pill. Now, the science is piling up, and the signal of harm is becoming harder to ignore. The Pill Could Kill? A recent metanalysis
By Bretigne Shaffer This article first appeared on LewRockwell.com. Earlier this year I spent a few days at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with my daughter who was having an EEG done. On our way home, I learned that there had been an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria while we were there, that it
Distinguished Members of the California Senate Committee, The argument of forcing a parent to vaccinate their child in the name of the “greater good argument” is flawed both scientifically and ethically. First, all drugs are associated with some risks of adverse reactions. Because vaccines represent a special category of drugs which are by and large given to healthy individuals,