Psychotropic Drugs and Mass Shootings – Connected?

The San Bernadino slaughter is now known to have been a terrorist attack. But what about all of the others?

There is a growing body of evidence that the widespread use of psychotropic drugs is somehow connected to the growing rash of mass shootings in the United States. How widespread are we talking about? The latest figure I can find is $70 billion in sales for 2010.  It is estimated that more that 20% of the population now regularly takes psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs prescribed by their physicians.

What qualifies as a psychotropic drug? These are pharmaceuticals that are designed to change behavior or mood: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, OCD, ADD/ADHD, etc. When someone takes an occasional Valium for muscle spasms in their back, it isn’t classified as psychotropic use. When someone takes it every day for anxiety relief, it is.

What’s the connection to mass shootings? The time line. Back in the 50’s there were basically no psychotropic drugs and no mass shootings. There were plenty of guns around, so that wasn’t it. You could buy anything you wanted by simply mailing a check in. I owned a rifle and a pistol by the time I was 14 (1968) but I only shot tin cans and bottles – no people.

In the 60’s, Valium was so new that the Rolling Stone’s had a hit song about “Mother’s Little Helper.” Sales were so good that pharmaceutical manufacturers saw the profit potential and started cranking out their own ways to manage people’s ‘feelings.’ How profitable are they? Thirty of the ‘latest/greatest’ psychotropic Abilify will cost you $1000. That’s for 30 tiny pills. A one-month supply. No wonder sales of that drug alone topped $7 Billion last year.

As time past, these drugs became stronger and use became more widespread. Now it seems that more hyperactive kids are being given Ritalin that “time outs.” It took a Federal Law to stop school systems from forcing parents to drug their children by withholding education from those children if they aren’t drugged.

So now, in 2015, over 20% of people from 6 years old up are being given psychotropic drugs that have become “the standard of care” as a result of pharmaceutical company sales tactics that label any behavior or mood outside of some idyllic “norm” a newly created “disease.”

Author Diane McGuinness said it beautifully in The Limits of Biological Treatments for Psychological Distress – “The past 25 years has led to a phenomenon almost unique in history. Methodologically rigorous research . . . indicates that ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] and hyperactivity as “syndromes” simply do not exist. We have invented a disease, given it medical sanction, and now must disown it.”

How’s that related to mass shootings? As the use of psychotropic drugs has increased, so has the incidence of mass shootings. Let’s take a look at some of the known side effects of these drugs.

Suicidal and/or violent behavior, sexual dysfunction, manic behavior, crying spells, insomnia – just to name a few. There’s also nausea, vertigo, an increased risk of diabetes, etc., but those aren’t pertinent to this conversation. What is pertinent is what we know about these shooters:

Eric Harris, 17, Columbine HS – Zoloft and Luvox. His partner’s records are sealed.
13 dead (+ the 2 shooters), 23 others wounded.

Adam Lanza, 20, Sandy Hook Elementary – Lexapro and Celexa
27 murdered + his own suicide.

Jeff Weiss, 16, Red Lake HS – Prozac
10 dead, 12 wounded

Aaron Alexis, 34, Washington Navy Yard – Trazadone
13 dead (including Aaron), 3 wounded

The list could go on and one, but I think I’ve made my point. Dr. Peter Breggin, MD Psychiatrist spells it out in this video as well:

The takeaway I’d like you to have is this: Even though psychotropic drugs have become common and accepted as the “standard of care”, don’t forget that their purpose is to change brain chemistry by use of chemicals that are completely foreign to the human body. The reaction you may have is completely unknown. If you, or your children, or your grandchildren are prescribed these medications, please remember to be cautious. Be very cautious.

Why a Morning Ritual Could Save Your Life

Five Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Managing your health isn’t just about making sure you’re taking the right vitamins and supplements and getting proper healthcare, it’s also about creating routines that allow you to stay healthy all year long.

As we enter cold and flu season, we wanted to share a few morning rituals that will keep you mentally strong so you can fight off whatever comes your way.

5 Morning Rituals to Improve Your Day, Today

  • Practice gratitude
  • Write down your most important tasks and consider them handled
  • Make a vision board to keep you motivated
  • Drink hot water with lemon, daily
  • Get up earlier

For more great tips on this subject, visit LifeHacker.org.

Get your FREE e-Book today, Dr. Dzugan’s “Your Blood Doesn’t Lie” and learn more about our program and how it can help you get back to the living a life you love.

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

What is the Primary Cause of Disease?

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series What is DzLogic?

The main goal of our Restorative Medicine Program is to bring a person’s hormone levels back to what is optimal for each individual at age 25 to 30.

What is restorative medicine?

It is the restoration of optimal physiology. It is a whole‐body concept because it affects every organ system, from our head to our toes. Restorative Medicine logically forces a new principle: that many diseases are the result of an imbalance of body chemistry, and once we restore balance and physiology we can correct the cause of the majority of diseases. This is the new message that must be heard, and will be heard because it is logical, it is rooted in science, and it is based on clinical results.

The concepts of Restorative Medicine in this book are based on the lifetime work of Sergey A. Dzugan, MD, PhD, who has fine tuned this concept and identified specific essential hormones and nutrients that need to be brought back into equilibrium or balanced to achieve optimal health, and a body able to fight disease. Using our Restorative Medicine Program, clinicians and patients can enter a brave new world in healing and will be able to effectively prevent or treat diseases and syndromes that result from imbalances, such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, menopause, depression, erectile dysfunction, and many others.

What Causes Disease?

To better understand what Restorative Medicine is all about, let’s first consider some basic concepts. One is, What causes disease? Once you know what causes a disease or disorder, you have a more solid foundation upon which to find ways to prevent and treat it. Disease can be caused by one of four factors:

  • Genetics/Congenital: Conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, Down’s syndrome, congenital heart disease, and sickle cell have clear genetic or congenital causes. In addition, many diseases also have a genetic component, meaning that genetics plays a role in the development of the condition, but it is a risk factor, and not the primary cause. That is, you can inherit a tendency to develop a certain disease.
  • Infections: Diseases clearly caused by an infectious organism, which include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Some examples include pneumonia, meningitis, colds/flu, urinary tract infections, bone infections, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Trauma: A fall, automobile accident, or other physical trauma can cause brain hemorrhage, post‐traumatic epilepsy, and brain injuries.
  • Acquired physiologic errors: The majority of people who have disease have one or more that has been caused by acquired physiologic errors, or imbalances. Conditions such as heart disease, cancer, depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, fatigue, ulcerative colitis, atherosclerosis, and many others fall into this category. This is the category of disease addressed by the Restorative Medicine approach.

Restorative Medicine treats the errors of physiology by restoring the body’s hormones and nutrients to optimal levels. Normally, the body strives to keep a healthy ratio between different hormones. For example, some of the hormones that work together and for which we have identified an optimal ratio are DHEA and cortisol, and estrogen and progesterone. When hormone levels and ratios are not balanced, there is a breakdown in bodily functions.

Although we talk about hormones in much detail in Chapter 3, here we just want to say that critical hormones such as DHEA, pregnenolone, testosterone, and others begin to decline around age 35. Perhaps the most important thing that happens when hormone levels begin to decline is that the body tries to correct the problem by increasing production of cholesterol. To help prevent or correct this response and others launched by the body when hormone levels fall, the main goal of our Restorative Medicine Program is to bring a person’s hormone levels back to what is optimal for each individual at age 25 to 30.

Stop feeling sluggish, achy and out of sync, call us today! 1-866-225-4877, option 2. 

Get your FREE e-Book today, Dr. Dzugan’s “Your Blood Doesn’t Lie” and learn more about our program and how it can help you.

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

5 Natural Ways to Manage Insomnia

Nutrients and herbs, combined with lifestyle changes, can help you manage chronic insomnia.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, or non-restorative sleep. Insomnia that occurs most nights and lasts a month or more is considered chronic insomnia.

Do you suffer from chronic insomnia? We recommend assessing your hormone levels, specifically pregnenolone, DHEA, total estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and TSH. Next, work with your health care provider to replace deficient hormones, and use melatonin and other supplements that can calm your body and help restore dominance of the parasympathetic nervous system at night.

Melatonin is the hormone that regulates the bodys biological clock. As we age, our bodies produce less melatonin, which can lead to difficulty sleeping. Many people take supplemental melatonin at bedtime to help them fall asleep. The recommended dose of melatonin ranges from 0.3 to 6 mg, depending on individual needs.

Many herbs and nutrients may help manage insomnia, used either alone or in combination with prescription medications. They include:

  • SAMe
  • B vitamins
  • Inositol
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Magnesium
  • Kava
  • Essential Oils (Lavender and Lemon Balm)
  • Valerian
  • Chamomile

In addition to these herbs and nutrients, you can try to improve your sleep by:

  • Avoid stimulating drugs, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day. If you use medications that may be stimulating, take them long before bedtime.
  • Try not to take naps during the day.
  • Avoid eating a large meal in the evening.
  • Exercise regularly, but try not to exercise close to bedtime.
  • Reduce stress levels by listening to relaxation tapes, taking warm baths, and meditating.

Do you know what supplements and vitamins are right for your body? Learn about our newest offering, Simple by Dzugan PhysioLogic (@DzSimple) to see if we can help! Hear what our members have to say!

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page  and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.

Are You Flushing Your Money Down The Toilet?

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series What is DzLogic?

Do you know what supplements to take? We’ve made the process Simple!

People just like you will spend over $34 Billion dollars this year on vitamins and nutritional supplements.

Is it possible you’re throwing money away on unnecessary products like millions of other people do every day?

You already know that the food supply in the US has lost a lot of its nutritional value over the years as mega-farms and super fertilizers produce more and more of less and less real benefit to our bodies. And, you’re obviously concerned about your long-term health or you wouldn’t be reading this, right?

If you are a DzLogic member, you are already on a Program that has been custom designed for you including vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, probiotics and/or ‘superfoods’ to optimize your personal body chemistry. These non-prescription elements of a DzLogic Program are just as important as the prescription bioidentical hormones we use. They are a major part of what allows us to generate fantastic results.

What sets DzLogic Apart?

Our non-prescription elements are also what set us apart from the local physicians who offer some limited hormone therapies. These are hard working doctors who are fine for what they do, but they don’t have our team of body chemistry experts with over 100 years of combined experience designing a personalized Program for you.

When taking vitamins and supplements, to achieve optimal results it is absolutely vital that you know:

  1. Which supplements are right for you.
  2. How much to take (the proper dosage).
  3. The right time of day to take each one.

Unfortunately, your local doctor doesn’t have time to go into all of that for you and realistically, most aren’t as highly trained in physiology (human body chemistry) as Dr. Dzugan’s team. So you end up left at the mercy of the local store clerk’s expertise or some late night infomercial. It all “sounds” good, but how do you know what’s really right for you?

Our DzLogic Programs do wonderful things for people’s health & lives, but they also include a fair amount of expense when you include doctor office visits, prescriptions and more. Over the years, many people have asked if we could put a “simpler” program together for them. These people were not ready to make the commitment that our full Restorative Medicine Program required, yet understood the benefits of taking vitamins and supplements.

In order to create a high-level, personalized solution, we had Dr. Dzugan and his scientific staff create Simple by Dzugan PhysioLogic.

Now you can have the very same world-renowned experts that create our high-end Programs create a non-prescription Program just for you.

Simple – No doctor visits, no blood tests, and no prescriptions. Just the best in vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, probiotics, superfoods and/or non-prescription hormones and precursors like pregnenolone and DHEA.

Every Simple by Dzugan PhysioLogic Program is custom-made for you alone, based on an extensive health questionnaire. Like all of our Programs, it is interactive and it evolves over time as your body changes.

What kind of results can a DzSimple Program deliver? Judge for yourself!

Because every person’s body chemistry is different, we work closely with you to develop a personalized program that improves your overall Quality of Life.

Scroll to the bottom of the Dzugan PhysioLogic home page  and grab your free ebook, a free consultation with one of our Doctors, or just give us a call at 1-866-225-4877 Option 2 today to speak with an experienced advisor.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact DzLogic at 1-866-225-4877.